Hi, I am Crystal Merrick.
I am a Las Vegas based Portrait Photographer with a passion for Motherhood and Childhood Photography! I enjoy the diversity of Photography and I enjoy helping others celebrate their Journey. From Falling in Love and getting Married to becoming First Time Parents and Celebrating all the Milestones to Follow! That being said I am a Mom to two beautiful boys that have brought me so much joy. Being their mom has inspired and shaped me into the person I am today. Being a mom has been the most fulfilling adventure of my life. I am a better me, a stronger me, a more hopeful me, a more determined me and yes a little more crazy, busy and tired me, lol, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
Photography started as a hobby, then I had my first son...I became a picture happy mom obsessed with getting great pictures. Upon returning to my full time career of 10 years, I found that I was not able to be the kind of mom I always wanted to be...so after a year going back to school with the Photography Institute, two years of relentless practice, hours upon hours of late nights, webinars, workshops, tutorials, conventions, learning group, lots of support and encouragement and another kid later I finally took the leap and became an official Business Owner in January 2016. It was an exciting step in the direction of My Dreams. I have something all my own...a Career that I can't wait to get to in the morning (or at night after reading Little Blue Truck for the millionth time) AND most importantly I have a Family Central Life!
I am a MOMprenuer. I am a Boy Mom Through & Through. I am a Wine & Coffee Lover. I am a Girly Girl, I love Make-Up and Stilettos (but you'd never know when you run into me in at Target in my oh-so-comfy Lulu Lemon's relishing my Starbucks). I am Friendly & Genuine, my Hubby would say I can be a little Blonde. I am a Go-Getter. I am a Reader and Podcaster (...any other Crime Junkies out there?!) I am a UNLV Runnin Rebel Grad. I love to Dance. I am adventurous. I love following Pinterest Moms on Instagram, but made peace with the fact that I am indeed an Amazon Prime Kinda Mom! I have a slight Etsy Addiction when it comes to prop shopping! I am a proud American. I am a Small Business Owner that supports other hard working Small Business Owners pumping out Quality Products and Services. I am an Artist. I am a Photographer.
“Choosing you was the BEST choice I could of made. You captured her essence and your work is Stunning!”