The Scoop: As a professional photographer, KT Merry uses her artistic eye to find the beauty, wonder, and love in life’s special moments. She works with couples in private photo shoots to mark an important milestone and celebrate their relationship in style. Whether the backdrop is a destination wedding, a beachfront resort, or a client’s backyard, KT Merry can make the colors, smiles, and details pop, so couples never forget their time together.
KT Merry began her career as a photographer almost 20 years ago. She worked as an assistant to fashion photographers and learned not just how to frame a subject, but how to tell a story with visual artistry.
Now KT Merry has founded her own photography company and works alongside her husband and business partner, Chad, to capture those timeless moments in life.
“We seek to balance the curated with the raw, and composed with the real,” KT Merry said on her website. “We’re there to tell the authentic story of a couple’s wedding day and the journey they took to get there.”
KT Merry is based in Miami, but she has traveled the world for photo shoots with engaged or newlywed couples.
In addition to wedding photography, KT Merry has continued to collaborate with leading fashion brands and publications, including Monique Lhuillier and Harper’s Bazaar.
KT Merry has her eye on using photography to do good in the world. Her photography business helps couples capture and preserve special moments in their relationship, and KT Merry donates the profits from some of its print collections to wildlife conservation efforts.
“I am a photographer, artist, and entrepreneur, but most importantly I identify as a conservationist,” KT Merry told us. “I am very passionate about building businesses that are powerful forces for good and giving back.”
Luxury Photo Shoots at Destinations Around the World
From surprise proposal shoots to wedding day photography, KT Merry can offer couples a variety of services that recognize serious relationship milestones. KT Merry specializes in destination wedding photography and has gone to foreign shores, world capitals, and natural landmarks to help couples savor and capture a remarkable moment in their lives.
KT Merry said she usually works with her clients over the span of three or four days. She’s not just a one-and-done photographer. Her luxury photography service includes enough time to get to know her clients and make sure their personalities shine through in every picture.
If you’re looking for wedding photographs that exceed expectations, KT Merry can get the job done with plenty of smiles to go around. Complete this contact form to arrange a private consultation and get a quote for your big day.
KT Merry has literally climbed mountains to get that perfect shot of a couple in love. And many former clients have given glowing testimonials to thank her for translating their relationship into eye-catching images.
In 2019, Cheryl and Sam worked with KT Merry to celebrate their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple said they were blown away by their prints and couldn’t wait to hire KT Merry for future celebrations.
“Upon receiving our photographs in the mail, Sam and I were speechless,” Cheryl said. “Our hearts are still fluttering in complete joy. What a beautiful way to begin 2020.”
Peony and Richard called their wedding photographs “luminous and timeless,” and thanked KT Merry for being so easy to work with from start to finish. “We truly appreciate how patient and generous you were with your time,” the couple said. “In our quest for perfection, never once did you hurry us.”
KT Merry said she intentionally limits the number of clients she works with every year to ensure she can be hands-on with every photo shoot on her schedule. She tailors the photography experience to match the client’s style, budget, and event venue.
“We work hand in hand with our clients or their wedding planners throughout the process,” KT Merry told us. “Our ultimate aim is to create images that exceed our client’s expectations while also providing an experience that is equally remarkable.”
Giving Back to Conservation Projects & the Arts Community
KT Merry has positioned her photography company to be a force for good in the world. It’s not just about taking photos that make clients look good or magazines sell. It’s about spreading joy as far and wide as possible.
The Abundance Plan is one way KT Merry supports artists like herself. The online course walks independent photographers through the aspects of creating a luxury brand and networking in the wedding industry.
KT Merry has leveraged her photography skills to give back to good causes that support wildlife conservation. The KT Merry Print Shop sells fine art photographs of everything from big cities and serene landscapes. The Simply Wild series features photos of animals and donates 20% of its sales to The American Wild Horse Campaign, which lobbies for the protection and conservation of wild mustangs and burros in the U.S.
Render Loyalty is a collection of fine art photographs of threatened species in Africa. KT Merry donates 20% of all sales in this collection to its conservation partners Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
After years of hard work and charitable giving, KT Merry has earned a great reputation as a high-end photographer. Many industry leaders, publications, and clients have trusted her to create beauty in ordinary or extraordinary settings.
“KT’s talent is matched only by her passion and her vision,” said Bridal Fashion Stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz. “Every time I work with KT, I’m inspired by her creativity and dedication to her craft.”
Wedding planners frequently reach out to KT Merry to see if she can fit a destination wedding into her shooting schedule. Though travel has been more difficult during the coronavirus pandemic, KT Merry has kept her wedding clients happy by being flexible and bringing a can-do attitude to every new challenge.
“She has the ability to capture the moment that lasts a lifetime,” said Lisa Vorce, a wedding planner based in Southern California. “From the couple’s joy, to the first kiss, to a ray of sun falling gently on a bride’s gown, KT captures it exquisitely!”
KT Merry Turns Beautiful Moments Into Lasting Memories
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions an engaged couple can make because its impact can go far beyond the day they say “I do.” Engagement or wedding photographs can celebrate a loving relationship and become family keepsakes passed on for generations.
KT Merry takes that responsibility seriously and goes the extra mile to put couples in their best light. As a seasoned photographer, KT Merry has a deep understanding of how to capture those beautiful yet fleeting moments that are the very essence of love.
“After the wedding day is over, what remains, aside from your new spouse, are the images that were created for you to look back on,” KT Merry said. “In addition to creating timeless, editorial styled images, we are also allies for our clients — helping to enhance the experience from the first consultation through the final deliverable.”