Sombrio Beach on the Juan de Fuca with Anna

Sombrio Beach on the Juan de Fuca with Anna

Places like this speak to my soul. Someday I am going to take my children to a beach like this and make a fire and set up camp and just linger and explore. The drama of the coast, the lush vegetation, the dreamy weather... I just love it. Thanks again, dear Anna, for exploring this corner of the world with me!

Bonnie + Brandon's Engagement Session on Elodie Farms

Bonnie + Brandon's Engagement Session on Elodie Farms

When Bonnie said she wanted photos with goats, I knew just who to ask: Elodie Farms. Besides their beautiful barns, pastures, and woods of goats, they also have a lake! We took full advantage of our visit and had a blast.

Bridals at Grandpa Pete's

Bridals at Grandpa Pete's

I grew up with this beautiful woman. We took these bridal photos in her Grandpa Pete's home. A lot of history in that space.

New Little Sister in East Durham

New Little Sister in East Durham

Nothing like coming into a cozy, beautiful old home filled with a warm, loving family and their new bambino.

Family Session at Blackwood Farm

Family Session at Blackwood Farm

So enjoyed getting to see how these girls grew in a year. 

Chelsea + Rachel

Chelsea + Rachel

I love knowing these two...

Best of Durham 2017

Much thanks to those of you who endorsed Merritt Chesson Photography for Durham Magazine's Best of Durham Issue for 2017!!!

Much thanks, also, to all of you who have invited me into you lives to document your families and special occasions. 

A true gift, indeed. Looking forward to capturing many more of your beautiful faces, creations, and memories.

From the June/July 2017 issue of Durham Magazine.

From the June/July 2017 issue of Durham Magazine.

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC

Great excuse to hang out with some exceptionally creative and talented women last November.