Magazine names Merry one of the year’s top 20 "Rising Stars of Wedding Photography" |

Magazine names Merry one of the year’s top 20 "Rising Stars of Wedding Photography"

Staff Reports

Gardnerville native and Douglas High School graduate KT Merry was named one of this year’s top 20 “Rising Stars of Wedding Photography” by PDN Magazine in their December 2011 issue.

According to PDN, “this summer we contacted photographers, editors, wedding planners, teachers and bloggers and asked them to nominate photographers who, despite having only a few years of experience shooting weddings, have already demonstrated talent, promise and a distinctive style”. They evaluated dozens of portfolios and selected 20 photographers to profile in this year?s issue.

Merry, was a yearbook photographer and studied photography at Douglas High School.

It was her Douglas High photography teacher who asked KT to compete in the photography portion of the VICA competition in Las Vegas which led to her winning a scholarship to attend the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts. She has long since been a graduate of Hallmark and is now noted for her background in fashion photography and her talents as a destination wedding photographer. KT currently divides her time between Miami and California, two prime regions for soon-to-be-weds and caters to a discerning bride looking for creative and artistic photography.

With an artful and lifestyle approach to photographing weddings, she strives to evoke emotion, tell a story and create beautiful images. When asked about her schooling Merry says her experience at Hallmark and working with fashion photographers in New York and Miami has proved useful; “on any given wedding day, I am a still life photographer, portrait photographer, architectural photographer, food photographer and photojournalist”. When asked about her best lessons learned in her years shooting weddings, Merry says “never take any job for granted. This means shooting every wedding with personal interest and genuinely caring about the couple and their day”.

KT Merry is honored to receive this most recent award and continues to hone her craft shooting destination weddings.

Her company, KT Merry Photography is a boutique wedding photography company specializing in destination weddings worldwide. KT now travels all over the world to shoot weddings with her husband, Chad, who accompanies her as a second shooter.

Her talents have been noted in a recent interview with Resource Magazine, and her work has been published in magazines such as The Knot, Destination I Do, Elle Marriage, Elle Wedding, Brides, Modern Bride, and has also been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and numerous wedding blogs.