The Experience

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Your portrait experience should be as memorable and amazing as the images we create from it.

At Kristin Merck Photography, we take care of all the details for you.

We begin with the end in mind, talking about what you want to capture and how you'll display your portraits so that we can capture exactly what you need, whether it be an heirloom album or wall art customized for your beautiful home.

Your session is fully styled and planned during your consultation. From specific shots or props to the finer details like hair, makeup, posing to look your best and pre-selected wardrobe options. Together we create beautiful artwork that happens to be your family.

What makes your session with me different?

You’re busy with life and family - I get it! The last thing you want to worry about is planning a photoshoot. That’s where I come in.

From the very start, we work together to create a vision for your photos: how do you want to portray your family? This helps me get those really personal images and takes the stress of planning away from you. I will even help style your whole family!

My studio has everything you need from diapers and wipes for baby, drinks and snacks for everyone and more. Hair and make up is included with ALL custom sessions, and my client wardrobe is available to you too.

At your ordering appointment, we will select your favorite images and customize your chosen heirloom portrait pieces you can pass to your children one day.

Let me guide you through the process to keep it simple, fun and an experience your family will love and your heirloom portraits to look back on every day.

Kristin Merck

A Luxury Experience from Start to Finish

Kristin Merck Photography is a full service studio. What does this mean for you? It means that I am there for you every step of the journey, and you will walk away with custom artwork from your session.

Discovery Call

We will speak on the phone for your discovery call so I can hear about your vision and answer all your questions. You'll learn about the experience and lock in your session date.


We will meet in person for your design consultation to nail down all of the details for your session, including selecting outfits and planning for your heirloom pieces. You will receive a quote for your portraits as well.


On your session day, get ready to be pampered with professional hair and make up. Then relax and enjoy your session while I use my expertise in lighting and posing to bring out the best of everyone.


Lastly (and most exciting), your image selection and ordering appointment! I will guide you in selecting your favorites. Then, together we will design your custom art pieces using software that allows you see what the finished product will look like in your home!

Kristin Merck photographing a newborn baby.


I meet all my clients in person to assist with wardrobe selections and suggest pieces from my client wardrobe. Also, professional hair and makeup is always included so all you have to do is show up. Easy!

Gina R.

Gina R.

"As first time (overwhelmed) parents, it was so nice to be able to show up and know she had everything we would need."

Megan K.

Megan K.

"Kristin made my entire experience absolutely amazing! Being a first time mom and having this photo session scheduled so quickly after delivering my baby- I was nervous and tired and not sure what to expect. Kristin made the entire process so easy and fun and exciting!"

Lauren D

Lauren D

"She incorporated our style into the session and the color scheme from our house which made it so easy to be able to order prints. I would highly recommend Kristin and will be using her again in the future."

Seize the moment.

Let’s talk about your story and how we’ll create the perfect portrait.