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.

Linus: 8 months

Linus: 8 months

Linus is 8 months old. Last time I saw this little man he was just 3 weeks! Love seeing his new expressions and interaction with his parents. 

Claire + Bryan's Intimate Rooftop Wedding at The Durham

Claire + Bryan's Intimate Rooftop Wedding at The Durham

Claire and Bryan were originally planning to elope but then found a way to have the kind of intimate, simple wedding they wanted. Friends and family were greatly relieved, and crossed distances to be there.