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What a treat it’s been to revisit all the photos from last fall’s mini sessions! These beautiful families joined me for photos on a Saturday morning in a beautiful eucalyptus grove. I can’t get enough of these little ones…all their fantastic smiles and expressions are what make my job such a pleasure 🙂

I’m so excited to announce that Photography by Merrilee will be offering In Focus camera classes for parents starting this January! Designed with the parent in mind, these classes will give you a solid understanding of how your DSLR camera works. I’ll walk you through the features and settings you’ll need most to create beautiful family memories. You’ll learn photography concepts along with some tips and tricks and how to directly apply them to your camera. There are two classes available and each class is $99. Start with Level 1 and learn the basics. After practicing your skills, come back for Level 2 to build on what you’ve learned. Because classes are small (6-8 participants), you’ll get one-on-one help with your camera and leave feeling ready to capture those everyday family moments that you want to remember forever. Come ready to learn. Leave empowered and inspired.

Book a class or buy a gift certificate!


Living in San Diego, we are spoiled with beautiful locations for photos and the pier in Pacific Beach is one of my favorites! I loved spending the evening there with these four. I know they didn’t intend to end up so wet and sandy at the end, but it really did make for fun photos and their darling little boys loved every second of it 🙂 Jamie and Kevin, thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your beautiful family this year. Your love and joy for each other is simply contagious!