Booking 

 couples 

'23 + '24

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ABOUT

for the moments

YOU WANT
TO
REMEMBER
FOREVER

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MEET merri

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I believe showing up for people when it counts. The big moments, stolen glances and every little thing that tells your story.

I laugh hard, tell a few inappropriate jokes and genuinely love cheering you on.

My clients like me because I know what I'm doing but love me because I love them, and work like hell to show it.

Most of all, I honestly, passionately, love what I do.

I believe showing up for people when it counts. The big moments, stolen glances and every little thing that tells your story.

 I laugh hard, tell a few inappropriate jokes and genuinely love cheering you on.

My clients like me because I know what I'm doing but love me because I love them, and work like hell to show it.

Most of all, I honestly, passionately, love what I do.

Hi, there!

can't wait to talk!
      -Merri

"We wouldn't have had the best day, the best photos or the best story without her!"

-lauren + Michael

"ludovica is incredibly talented! She captured every emotion"

-valentina & giovanni

"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer"

-maria & francesco

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN DID YOU BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER?

WHEN DID YOU BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER?

I became a legally licensed and registered business in 2018, but when I was a young child, my dream job was to work as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. I loved the way the deep tones and richness in the photographs transported me to other continents and submerged me in the vibrant foreign cultures from all over the globe that I dreamt to witness firsthand one day.
Fast forward to... long nights studying to be an Occupational Therapist and  working as a waitress at two restaurants, I bought myself a tiny Panasonic Lumix and a tripod.
I would escape the grind of work and school by taking solo weekend roadtrips to photograph the Pittsburgh city skyline late at night.
 That's when this love affair really started, and I have been telling beautiful stories with my photographs ever since.

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK WITH YOU?

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK WITH YOU?

We typically book weddings between 12 and 16 months out and take on only a very limited number of full scale wedding bookings each year. Elopements, intimate weddings and portrait sessions are much more flexible since they often take place outside of weekend dates.
Once you have confirmed your wedding date and venue, we should be your next call, along with your DJ and/or videographer. We are happy to provide our clients with a list of recommended vendors we have partnered with in the past to aid you in this process!


HOW many weddings do you accept?

HOW many weddings do you accept?

This is such a great question!
We've been in the wedding industry now for over half a decade and in that time, we have been blessed to work under true masters of their craft as assistants and associate photographers,  we have invested in thousands of dollars in education and training from industry leaders and we have learned from the struggles of others in our community.
We believe it is so important to know our limits and honor boundaries with our business so that we can serve you to the best of our abilities. What that means is, we only accept 12-15 full-scale weddings each year.
This is our sweet spot where all of our clients get the same undivided attention and care that each of them deserve. This business is more than just numbers to us, its relationships, and we only thrive when we are building and growing by taking the best care of you! 

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HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?

HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?

To reserve your date, we require a signed wedding photography services contract and a non-refundable initial payment of  $1,000. Once this is completed, your wedding date will be reserved especially for your wedding day on our calendars and marked as unavailable to any other interested couples.  We will then customize your payment plan so that you can have complete control over your planning and financing for your wedding.

 In the event that the wedding is canceled, you are eligible to receive a refund of any payments in excess of your first non-refundable initial payment if we are able to rebook your date and replace that lost income. If your date is rescheduled, a new non-refundable initial payment will need to be made and an additional contract for that date will be signed.  Any payments in excess of that non-refundable initial payment may be transferred to your new date. 

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WHAT GEAR DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

WHAT GEAR DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

We shoot with top-of-the-line Canon equipment and their luxury prime (fixed) lenses. These tools give us the ability to deliver our clients crisp and tack-sharp portraits with stunning background compression, drawing the eyes exactly where we intend to.

During our busy season, it usually takes 8-12 weeks to finalize a wedding collection. We know how excited you are and include  a  detailed and robust preview of your wedding day in a gallery sent to you within 2-3 days after your wedding. We also send this gallery to your fabulous wedding team so that everyone can join in your excitement while all the bliss of being newly married is still fresh!
For a single wedding, we invest approximately 30 hours of time. We edit each image to perfection. You may expect 400-700 photographs based on the level of detail, and number of events throughout your wedding day.
We will spend the wedding day thoughtfully curating a detailed storyline surrounding the events of the day while keeping our eyes out for any special moments between you and your loved ones. This approach allows us to deliver a body of work that allows you to relive your wedding day as if you were reading your favorite book, with no details spared. 
Editing is an art and quality artwork takes time.

We are super awkward!

We are super awkward!

Take a deep breath, friends. You came to the right place.

We love to create very intentional portraits of our clients through an approach we like to call "posed candid". I think it's fair to say that very few of us know how to confidently pose ourselves when there is a camera in front of us, so rest assured, you'll be gently guided along with specifics on posing and fun prompts to loosen any nerves, and then we let the magic happen from there. 

We are big on capturing genuine moments, and that means letting you be "you", without too much interference from us. We believe that with a little expert guidance and clear directions, everyone is capable of gorgeous portraits. Our work is a testament to it!

WILL WE HANG OUT AFTER THE BIG DAY?

WILL WE HANG OUT AFTER THE BIG DAY?

We are pretty passionate about this one!
YES, a thousand times, YES!
We encourage you to be choosy when it comes to your wedding day photographer, and we would rather recommend an amazing colleague that we know you'd jive with than move forward when the relationship isn't there.
 Think about it!
We spend more time with you on the wedding day  than anyone else.
That's such an honor and great responsibility.
We help dry your tears, keep you calm and handle any situation that arises with a steady and practiced hand. We know how to anticipate and take care of and small details that arise throughout the day, and you deserve someone you trust and don't have to question about the finer points. 
When you inquire with us, we will either meet up for coffee or jump on a call to get to know one another. We love to ask questions and hear all about your wedding day plans, hopes and dreams. If the stars align and we connect, it's time to make things official. In our experience, this relationship forms a bond of trust and mutual respect between our clients with us and sets the foundation for a lifetime of friendship even after the candles are blown out and the confetti has been tossed.
We are SO proud of the close relationships we have maintained with our wedding couples and fully intend to love and serve you with the same level of enthusiasm and expertise. It's such a compliment to follow our past couples' stories as they grow their families, celebrate milestones in their careers and call us up to document all the happy things!

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CONTACT

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Our couples are adventurous, warmhearted and like to have a good time.

Their friends all have good stories about them but they don't take themselves too seriously.

They trust their team to do the heavy-lifting so that when the big day arrives, they can be present and enjoy it with their loved ones.

Kind words 

Merri’s photography skills are phenomenal; the work in her galleries speaks for itself. What is not easily observed from the gorgeous end results is the ‘challenge accepted’ background work that she does that result in the beautiful pictures. Her passion to help her clients achieve their vision is unmatched. 

is unmatched."

"Her passion to help  

Shaunna w.
c&B bride

...and treats you like you have been friends for years. She’s done all of our family pictures and they’ve all exceeded my expectations while capturing the stage of life we’re in. 

So fun to work with,"

"...simply the best!

brittany
C&B family 

"Our engagement and wedding photos were beautiful, and Merri was such a pleasure to work with! She stayed in frequent contact with us, and was very accommodating to requests and last minute changes. Neither my husband or I are very comfortable in front of a camera, but you wouldn't be able to tell from our photos! Our families absolutely adored Merri, and consider her part to be part of our family now, too! I would strongly recommend C&B Photography."

of our family now."

"...consider her part  

Katy P
c&B bride

Merri is so talented and the most fun person to work with! We’ve done fall pictures, engagement and wedding pictures with her and she was absolutely amazing! 100% will use her again and again.

will use her again and again,"

"absolutely amazing...

Jamie
C&B bride 

After an accident in 2008 that changed my life's trajectory and affected my ability to remember all of the wonderful things in it, photography went from being an interest to a vital necessity.

While I'm not saying you'll lose your memory too, I do believe that after our dear, sweet grandparents have gone a little earlier than everyone else, we've all danced the last dance and the last light has gone out, all that will be left to us will be our photos of that day.

Our lives are worth remembering.

A note from
merri

Your message has been sent.

THANKs, friend!

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I cannot wait to talk with you!
-Merri