Paris in the Springtime

Jun-17-15  |  Personal, Travel
Paris Louvre


Paris
This April, Chad and I stopped in Paris for a few days while on our way to Amsterdam for the European Wedding Congress. Our previous trips to Paris involved mostly working and in our free time seeing as many of the 'must see' museums and attractions as possible. This trip we decided to leave our agenda open and we took the time to wander the city and let the days unfold before us. Or as they say in France; Flâneur: one who strolls around aimlessly but enjoyably, observing life and their surroundings.
Paris Buildings

Strolling Paris

Cafe Odette

Paris Flower Shop

Luxembourg Gardens
We also met one of my favorite authors, John Baxter, who is an Australian born writer who has been living in Paris for 25 years. Having spent over two decades in France, John has fascinating insight into daily life in Paris and also shares stories of Paris in the 1920's and the writers and artists who congregated there during that time. He offers literary walking tours to share his knowledge and stories of Paris all while strolling through the historic and fascinating neighborhood of Montparnasse. We spent the morning seeing firsthand the cafes and streets that lured the famous writers of the time and exploring the Luxembourg Gardens.
Author John Baxter
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Le Dome, Paris
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Rue de l'Odeon Paris
We concluded our walk with a beautiful Parisian lunch prepared by John himself at his terrace apartment on Rue de l'Odeon on the Left Bank. We ate surrounded by a sea of books and listened to John's stories of adventures in France present and long ago...



Cafe Degustation
The Louvre, Paris


KT Merry in Paris
A rare self portrait of us. This one involved propping a Contax on my bag (in the rain) while using the timer to actuate the shutter.
Paris from the Left Bank
Le Seine, Paris


We have found staying in an apartment in Paris truly allows you to soak in daily Parisian life and get off the beaten path. This trip we stayed in a lovely building built in 1730 in the 3rd Arrondissement village of Marais booked through Special Apartments Paris. We also visited the charming neighborhood of Montmarte, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and L'isle La Cite with our Parisian friend and photographer Greg Finck who took a few photos of us along the way...  
merci Greg!
Le Seine, Paris
Le Seine, Paris by KT Merry
Each visit to Paris I peel back one more layer to discover another alluring aspect of the city and always leave feeling inspired and connected to history. It's one of my favorite cities to explore and I look forward to a lifetime of trying to discover everything it has to offer.
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A Shore Thing | Islamorada Same Sex Engagement Editorial for The Knot

Jun-10-15  |  Engagements, Editorial







































'Love her but leave her wild.' -Atticus 
 
Years ago, when I first began working in Miami as a photo assistant I was introduced to the secluded beach paradise of the The Moorings Village in Islamorada. I spent many days working on it's beautiful beaches and it is always the first place that comes to mind when looking for the idyllic island backdrop. Together in collaboration with The Knot and the art direction of Joy Proctor Design I photographed this engagement editorial for the Special Edition Gay Weddings issue of The Knot. All about carefree romance, the lure of the ocean breeze and the smell of salt water in the air; this shoot reminds me once again of the magic and beauty in Islamorada. See the full editorial here + enjoy the trip to paradise....  
 
Art Direction & Design: Joy Proctor Design // Fashion Stylist: Danny Santiago // Assistant Fashion Stylist: Desiree Di Tomaso // Location: The Moorings Village, Islamorada + Pierre's Restaurant // Grooming: Bo Satayakul using MAC Cosmetics and Privé // Invitation Suite: Lazaro Press // Models: Front Management // Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
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Organic Black Tie Same Sex Wedding Editorial for The Knot

Jun-03-15  |  Weddings, Editorial
Groom Details by KT Merry
Gay Wedding


Gay Wedding







































 
Cinematography by MG Image
 
In all the world, there is no 
heart for me like yours.  
 
In all the world, there is no 
love for you like mine.  
 
-Maya Angelou 
 
This shoot started as a spark of an idea a couple of years ago and remained dormant until the stars aligned and brought together the perfect team and the ideal publication to feature it. Together with Joy Proctor and The Knot we dreamt up a wedding celebration for two gentlemen beyond compare. The fashion styling genius of Danny Santiago brought their dapper personas to life and with our superb team we told the story of their organic black tie affair in Miami, Florida. We even had the pleasure to work with Kent (our rescue dog model) who at the time was up for adoption at the Humane Society of Greater Miami and has since been adopted! I am very honored to have this editorial featured in the The Knot Special LGBTQ Edition 2015 by Gay Weddings from The Knot. The issue is truly beautiful and I couldn't be more pleased to be featured amongst such wonderful couples and celebrations.  
 
Our team flawlessly brought this shoot to life and I can't thank them enough for their  
time & talents... 
 
Art Direction & Design: Joy Proctor Design // Fashion Stylist: Danny Santiago // Assistant Fashion Stylist: Desiree Di Tomaso // Location: Private Residence, Miami // Grooming: Bo Satayakul using MAC Cosmetics and Privé // Floral Design: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design // Cinematography: MG Image // Rentals: Unearthed Vintage // Invitation Suite, Menu & Runner: Paper Birch Designs // Calligraphy: Mon Voir // Decanters: Refinery Vintage Rentals // Tabletop: West Elm // Napkins: La Tavola Linen // Cake: Ana Paz Cakes // Vintage Car: Greg Poland // Dog Model: Kent of Humane Society of Greater Miami // Models: NEXT Models Miami // Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab 
 
See the entire issue here!
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Another Year; a New Promise

May-24-15  |  Personal, Inspirations
Wedding cake for Flutter Magazine by KT Merry
'Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.' -unknown 
 
As I blow out a candle and welcome a new year I have never been more inspired or enlivened to see what the coming year will bring. Today, with you as a witness, I would like to make a pinky promise and to set an intention for the next 365 days...  
 
This year I promise to live outside of my comfort zone; to challenge what I know as an artist; as a person; to say yes to new adventures; to give back; to share; to take a deep breath; to appreciate those who love me; to be kind; to be brave and above all, to live.  
 
Thank you for joining me for the journey... 
 
Image for the Astrology Edition of Flutter Magazine // Tabletop by Small Masterpiece
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Flutter Magazine | Astrology Editorial 2015

May-22-15  |  Weddings, Editorial
Claire Pettibone Wedding Gown by KT Merry
Wedding Beauty by KT Merry
Wedding Bouquet by KT Merry
Fine Art Wedding Photography by KT Merry
Blue and white wedding cake by KT Merry
English Garden Wedding Suite, Blue Wedding Suite by KT Merry
Black and White Wedding by KT Merry
Flutter Magazine by KT Merry
White Wedding by KT Merry
Black and White Invitation Suite by KT Merry
Black Tie Wedding Style for Flutter Magazine by KT Merry
 by KT Merry
 by KT Merry
White Dinner Jacket Groom Style by KT Merry
Fine Art Wedding Photography Editorial  by KT Merry
Bridal Beauty Style by KT Merry
wedding photography by KT Merry
photography by KT Merry
Black Tie Wedding Style by KT Merry
Groom Style by KT Merry
Bridal Editorial by KT Merry
Photography by KT Merry
Black and White Wedding Gown by KT Merry
Photography by KT Merry
Photography by KT Merry
Gemini Twins Wedding Editorial by KT Merry
Gemini Twins by KT Merry
Chernaya Bridal Wedding Gown by KT Merry
Emily Rose Riggs Blue Wedding Gown by KT Merry
Bride by KT Merry
Paris Inspired Invitation Suite by KT Merry
Wedding Editorial  by KT Merry
Woods Rustic Invitation Suite by KT Merry
Blush Wedding Gown by KT Merry
beautiful bride by KT Merry
Blush Wedding Gown by KT Merry
Bridal Style by KT Merry
Floral Calligraphy Invitation Suite by KT Merry
Jennifer Behr Headpiece by KT Merry
Gold and White Wedding Cake by KT Merry
Wedding Style Ideas by KT Merry
Wedding Beauty by KT Merry
Wedding Beauty by KT Merry
Wedding Vintage Cocktail Ideas by KT Merry
Flutter Magazine Editorial  by KT Merry
Wedding Editorial Photography by KT Merry
Gold Wedding Invitation Suite by KT Merry
Wedding Editorial by KT Merry
Bridal Editorial claire pettibone by KT Merry
Flutter Cover Astrology Edition 2015
Collaboration is at the root of all of my favorite projects and is one of the many reasons I love shooting the Astrology Edition for Flutter Magazine. This ambitious editorial designed by my talented friend Joy Proctor involved over twenty five creatives; twelve wedding cakes, twelve invitation suites, twelve cocktails and twelve bridal looks to create a unique set of bridal inspiration for each astrological sign. Needless to say, the shoot was an outpouring of wedding beauty and something I was honored to be a part of and more so to capture. You can see the full spread in the current issue of Flutter Magazine (on stands now) which is also available for order here.  
 
Thank you to all of the contributors...  
 
Design + Styling: Joy Proctor // Floral Design: Amy Osaba Events // Hair + Makeup: Luna Bella Hair and Makeup // Jewelry: Sofia Kaman // Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals // Commissioned Cream Backdrop: Katherine Bell of The Habitat Factory // Cocktails + Recipes: Melissa Piña of Soiree Center // Tableware + China: Small Masterpiece // Cakes: Enjoy Cupcakes, Frost It Cupcakery, Bottega Louie, Lele Patisserie, M Cakes Sweets // Dresses: Lovely Bridal, Claire Pettibone, Elizabeth Dye, Chernaya Bridal House, Emily Riggs Bridal, Eugenia Couture // Groom's Attire: Tuxedo: J.Crew Ludlow Shawl-Collar Jacket, Shoes: Mercanti Fiorentini Suit: Yves Saint Laurent // Veil: Emily Riggs Bridal, Gossamer // Invitation Suites: Twinkle and Toast, Lazaro Press, Design House of Moira, Susan Silverberg, Kathleen Cooper Fine Papers, Poppy and Scooter, Minted, Written Word Calligraphy, Little Miss Press, Paper Birch Designs, Mon Voir // Models: NEXT Management LA // Film Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
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New York Engagement Session

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