Mid-summer I was asked to photograph Pizza Taglio for Travel + Leisure Magazine.  Now that the November issue is on stands, I can finally share with you some of the images from our shoot!! READ IT HERE! The creator and owner of Pizza Taglio, Anthony Giaramita, is an artist in his own medium & I LOVE working with other creatives!! (esp when you can eat their art!!) Go check him out for yourself in Pittsburgh’s East End!


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If you haven’t heard the buzz about the Lex & Lynne launch of their new teen division, you haven’t been following the right social media accounts 😉 But no worries… I’m here to help! I’m going to start by giving you a very special invitation for the Lex & Lynne Teen Launch Party!! Amazing food, music, clothes, makeup, styling, photo opps, and CRAZY giveaways… why would you want to miss this?!  Bring your moms & daughters & sisters & bffs! #girlythings


Check out all the details & RSVP on our Facebook Event Page!

WHEN: October 18th 4pm-7pm

WHERE: Lex & Lynne | 514 Beaver Street Sewickley, PA

Oh… and make sure you are following us on instagram! @lexandlynne   @chold05   @merritt_   for fashion, makeup, & photography! And here are some peeks at the teen campaign we shot!!


models: Paige & Anna | hmua: Courtney Holdreith  | styling & wardrobe: Lex & Lynne | photography: Merritt Lee Photography


I cried at her ordering session…. her mom and I held our breath and wiped away tears… (Madi gave us an “ugh….” haha)

But we couldn’t help it!! Madison has been my daughter’s friend since they were just little girls. I’ve known her family for years & years… so photographing her senior portraits feels too soon. But as much as I wish they could stay little, they need to grow up. And when they grow up as sweet and smart and talented as this girl, you can’t help but feel real happiness.

p.s. God has blessed Madi with an amazing voice.  Check out a sneak peek video that we shot HERE!


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Back in January I started holding a monthly giveaway on my INSTAGRAM account. I thought it would be fun to share in the joy I get when I’m styling for clients or picking up fun things for the studio. So #sharethelove was born! In April, Gigi & I celebrated our birthdays and held the biggest #sharethelove giveaway yet! Our epic MLP contest had almost 5,300 entries!!! We gave away a bff session for two friends: styling, hair & makeup, and a photoshoot! We had some rain delays over the summer but it was well worth the wait! So excited to share with you, Maddy & Lauren’s summer bff session! 


So excited to get the blog going again!! *It’s a little dusty in here*

Sarah is not just a gorgeous face, she is SO SWEEEEET!  Like completely & honestly sweet.  And if you look at her amazing smile, you will get just a glimpse at her bigger than life personality!  Oh wait… she has aspirations to be a pediatrician… it’s almost not fair how awesome she is!? So excited she is this week’s feature friday – #brainsandbeauty


Gosh I’m so excited to  introduce you to Sarah. [NA Class of 2016]

“In the spring of my junior year I was looking for a photographer that was unlike any of the others I saw. Something perfectly unique and stunning. When I found Merritt, I was absolutely blown away with how her pictures looked, and knew that she was the perfect fit. She was unbelievably nice, and helped me with EVERYTHING; answered every little question and helped style me. My personal style is very girly with jewelry and lace everywhere, and she helped me capture everything that I was hoping-while still feeling like me. The day of my photo shoot I was beyond excited. When Giovanna came and did my hair and makeup I was astonished at how I looked at the end, I felt so beautiful and special. My session was amazing, and working with both Merritt and Giovanna is an experience that I would definitely recommend to anybody. I had an absolute blast and was laughing and smiling constantly. Everything was absolutely PERFECT in every way. It was such an incredible feeling to feel that beautiful, and I’m so blessed that I had the opportunity to work with such amazing and inspiring ladies. Xoxo Sarah”