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“The Merry Method is really like an open door policy into the workings of KT and how she approaches her craft…She just blew me away with the transparency of the information she has, the knowledge she wants to share, and her genuine intention to help other people succeed and reach their goals."
“Our clients are now saying, ‘they know what they're doing. We trust them.’ The approach in the Merry Method to pre-wedding planning/workflows was something we had never heard of before, and it seemed like a lot of work, but it has produced an experience that is both seamless and exceptional for our clients."
"I'm no longer doubting my capability, or my artistic strength, you know? So the more I keep perfecting or creating a system that works really well with me, the shorter the shoots are, the less I'm overshooting because my confidence is up."
Arriving at a photo session and immediately forming Plan B because your lighting, timing and wardrobe requests have been ignored…
Letting avoidable mishaps 👆 disrupt your creative flow, keeping you from capturing stunning images, and just hoping your client doesn’t notice
Saying ‘yes’ to clients who are less than ideal even though you know deep down that until something changes, they’ll keep coming back!
Paying for inadequate planning with HOURS of culling hundreds of extra photos, unending editing adjustments to compensate for the poor lighting and trying your best to match yet another wedding shoot to the style of the rest of your work…
Asking “Will I ever find my own authentic, signature photography style?”
Then you might be suffering from something you—and your potential clients—already know:
And there’s no magic editing wand you can wave to go back in time, secure the perfect lighting and get the additional hour(s?) of session time you need.
Lighting, composition, a flawless client experience… are just a few of the things that must be mastered BEFORE the shutter clicks.
And if these essential components are left to CHANCE even one time, your WORK will be too!
And when your work is left to chance, you can guarantee it’s COSTING YOU the clients and the revenue you deserve.
Looking around, it’s so easy to feel that every other photographer has this part buttoned up and figured out.
And because you’re hungry to create and deliver incredible images…
You already have two of the most important things in your corner: vision and commitment.
Feel so confident in your approach and your process that you’re able to create your best work no matter the conditions—come rain, glaring sun, grumpy bride or unfortunate venue—you know what you’re aiming for (literally and figuratively!) and you can always deliver refined final photos that garner recognition and praise.
Easily attract and serve your ideal clients as you consistently build relationships with planners who are wowed by your professionalism, team-player attitude and consistently outstanding work.
Make decisions based on your vision and version of success, unlocking the secret to finding creative fulfillment, pursuing impactful purpose, and creating your best work every time you pick up a camera.
Reach your financial goals with rates that match your prestigious portfolio.
✓ Your work is consistent.
✓ You develop your own signature style that becomes recognized in the industry.
✓ You get known as THE go-to photographer—the one whose work is reliable, dependable, elevated, and even awe-inspiring.
Mastering your own unique yet proven process frees you up to create art on the day of your shoot. Following your process means you are prepared, with a backup plan, and a backup to your backup—so that NO technical snafus or “surprise” weather conditions ever keep you from capturing the most captivating moments of the day.
And when you develop a reputation for excellence, the demand for your services increases exponentially, putting you in position to raise your rates and serve your dream clients only.
Establish Your Own Process
Master Your Craft
Elevate Your Customer Experience
“The Merry Method is an absolutely unique opportunity to learn from one of the best wedding photographers in the world . . .”
“I wasn’t sure where to begin, and I couldn’t figure out what clients cared about outside of receiving a beautiful gallery . . .realizing the need to deliver more than just photos was my first breakthrough with The Merry Method.”
“The thing that makes this course so unique is how it just walks you through, step by step, every process—from the moment you get that first email in an inquiry all the way through to when you’re delivering the album….
You’re getting this really privileged insight into how one of the world’s best photographers—KT Merry—works, and yet everything that she teaches you [...] feels so attainable and you feel so able to adapt it to fit your business.”
Everything is so so helpful for me…
Everyone in this industry needs to see…
1638% up my alley…
Purposeful planning with the Merry Method Roadmap to maximize your momentum to your desired destination of becoming a sought-after wedding photographer.
Intention Setting exercises that will guide you toward your goals and keep your vision aligned with your desired outcomes.
Pinpointing what makes a “Pretty Picture” so that you can effectively evaluate your own work and see a clear path toward creating a pristine portfolio.
A Know Thyself Quiz to identify your knowledge gaps and help you zero in on where to focus your priorities.
How to create a Powerhouse Portfolio with Creative Director, Stylist and former Weddings and Travel Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Carrie Goldberg, so you have the clarity and confidence to create your own signature style.
The best places to rent equipment, get and process film, and my tried-and-tested editing tools—all in my invaluable Film Directory resource.
The foundations of shooting film to diversify your craft and skill for becoming a hybrid shooter.
Exactly which tools and gear the pros (and myself) are using to be prepared and get the perfect shot—INCLUDING my Tools of the Trade Gear List and Wedding Photo Timeline Template.
My Client Communications Map, including the specific questions you must ask the client and the planner in order to deliver portfolio-worthy work.
A guided meditation to help you approach every photo job with a mindset of mastery.
My Pre-Shoot Checklist to proactively address shoot-related needs and deliverables so you’re never chasing down the invitation suite again.
A behind-the-scenes, docu-style look at my tried-and-tested film, gear and location prep steps for a smooth-sailing shoot day, filmed on location in Jackson Hole!
My proactive storyboarding process and still life tips to give you a reliable framework for a successful shoot.
A backstage pass to how I shoot an editorial, direct models, and capture film and digital side by side for consistent, portfolio-worthy pictures.
HOW to define and refine your unique, Signature Style.
WHY creating consistency in your process is the key to unleashing your creativity and HOW to cultivate it with my time-tested techniques.
HOW to style, pose, capture and crop your subjects for game-changing images delivered straight to your clients.
The 7 Professionalism Principles that will leave lasting impressions on your colleagues and set you up for your next big job
My proven post-wedding practices for delivering irresistibile sneak-peeks and creating time-saving post-production systems.
My 9-Step Editing Workflow for streamlining your post-production + sharing stunning selects with your clients.
The 5 surprisingly simple ways to set yourself up for repeat referrals and build legacy clients.
The 4 key strategies for delivering (and selling!) an unforgettable wedding album.
My Portfolio Checklist of key shots to include in a show-stopping portfolio.
The go-to guidelines on how to lead and manage your second shooter to make every job a raging success in Chad’s Second Shooter Bootcamp!
How to fill in the gaps with personal projects and display your work for maximum client attraction.
How to choose a second shooter so you can get more display-worthy shots and build your portfolio faster!
A post-program self-assessment to track your growth + identify your progress toward building your dream portfolio
“…booked my first 5 figure wedding and am about to book my second!!”
“I invested so much money, time and effort and finally a course that is worth it!”
“Thanks to my learnings from KT, I’m able to approach a wedding from a more creative and artistic perspective, allowing me to elevate my work and turn it into even more of a work of art. This, in turn, has enabled me to have an even more grounded mindset which ensures I can serve my clients that much more.”
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When you join The Merry Method now, you’ll receive the following BONUSES (worth $5997) to ensure that you don’t just consume the content, but also have my direct support and feedback to implement the teaching in your own business.
For the next 6 weeks of refining your own unique creative process and elevating your portfolio, you’ll get:
My best film, equipment and editing resources and tools to help you get started without spending a ton of time or money.
My Gear Checklist and Pre-Shoot Rituals to ensure you’re packing everything you need—every time!
My Pre-Wedding Call Questions you MUST ask to create an amazing client experience.
With over 50+ pages of checklists, gear lists, templates and timelines, the Merry Method Handbook™ is your Bonus companion to the video training inside the Modules. To complement and support your journey through the program, I have created prompts and exercises that will guide you on your way to creating your own masterful methods. It’s your centralized place to create and document your own systems as they form, grow and refine.
My Pre-Shoot Planning Timeline, Scouting Field Guide and Sample Shot List so you know what you’re doing and when at all times!
The 7 Professionalism Principles you MUST know if you want to become known for your stellar client experience.
My Sneak Peek Tips, efficient Editing Workflow, Sample Feedback Survey and Wedding Album Do’s + Don’ts to turn all your clients into legacy clients.
PLUS over 15+ exercises to help you write a brand bio, assess your current portfolio, own your signature style, craft a pre-shoot process and create a Portfolio Blueprint.
As you move through The Merry Method, you may be eager to put all the training into practice while under the personal guidance of a mentor. To help you develop your best practices in real time, I’ve developed four, uniquely designed Powerful Photo Assignments to help you apply your lessons and practice my proven principles, so you can start elevating your portfolio right away.
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Inquiry to Booking: my signature 5-step process that will create a 5-star experience for your client before you take a single shot! (PLUS Client Inquiry Response Templates to strategically connect, engage + BOOK your next client!)
Second Shooters and Leadership: You’ll learn how to find, train, and lead Second Shooters to make your client’s wedding day photography experience flawless.
Being a Wedding Team Player: Adopt the team-player mentality that will attract the top-tier jobs you desire.
In this just-released Bonus, you’re getting exclusive access to SIX powerful video trainings that will support you in transforming into the consistent, confident photographer you are destined to be! As you move through these lessons, you’ll get strong business processes that will allow you to spend more time creating, and less time behind the editing desk. You’ll refine your client experience: the #1 factor which keeps clients and planners knocking on your door.
Mentally Preparing For the Wedding: Master your inner game and show up to every event like the professional you are with this training on defeating imposter syndrome and building rock-solid confidence.
Destination Secrets: This lesson will support you in becoming a seasoned, jet-setting pro.
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PLUS you’ll get lifetime access to my personal Checklists, Directories and Timelines that will support you in having a flawless shoot, every time. (value PRICELESS)
You get 4 Small-Group Live Mentoring Calls to get personal guidance, feedback and your questions answered. (value $5,000)
And not to mention The Merry Method Handbook™ with 50+ pages of valuable guides, checklists and resources. (value $197)
PLUS you’re getting Expertly Curated Photo Assignments to hone and elevate your skills.
And you’ll go Behind-the-Scenes with an Elite Wedding Planner when you enroll by 11:59pm ET tonight! (value $487)
And The Merry Method Business Bundle 6-video series to implement strong business processes! (value $497)
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Hi, I’m KT Merry.
I’ve been traveling the world photographing unique weddings for over 15 years with my business partner and husband Chad. And I’m betting that you and I have more than a few things in common. To begin, the fact that you’re still reading this page lets me know that you care deeply about your work. You and I are moving toward a vision that’s brighter, bigger, and grander than what we’ve known before. And we express ourselves through the stories we capture on film. We use our skills to create art—and hopefully leave the world a more beautiful place than we found it.
My own passion for photography started as a kid, with a point & shoot 35 mm camera. I photographed everything, from my dogs to horses to landscapes. I was hooked, and the highlight of my week was when my mom would drive me into town to get that small film canister developed.
My dad served in the military for more than 40 years, which means I also moved around frequently: from California to Japan, to Nevada. I got very comfortable being uncomfortable, which has served me well as I’ve grown my photography business to world-class status.
Partly as a result of traveling around so much as a military brat, I developed a wanderlust and a desire to explore new destinations. After winning a scholarship to the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts, I knew that I could combine my passion for photography with my hunger for travel and build a beautiful career.
And beyond that, I have a heart for wildlife conservation, so it was also important to me to create enough abundance that I could contribute to meaningful causes and charities.
I began my career assisting some of the top fashion photographers in the world—they taught me all about lighting, composition, style, and working on the road. But when it came time to embark on my own shooting career, I yearned to create images with a deeper meaning—images without a shelf-life. I wanted to capture the stories, moments, and feelings that endure.
And since we’re connected, I’m thinking you want to create that kind of lasting legacy as well.
START CREATING YOUR LEGACY
You’re ready to make an impact and leave a lasting legacy with the moments you capture. The Merry Method will support you in developing your own unique creative process so that you become a sought-after photographer. And my partner Chad and I also believe that when we give, we receive in abundance.
Which is why we’re donating 10% of every enrollment in The Merry Method to our quarterly charitable recipients—including The American Wild Horse Campaign, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Oceana, and similar worthy causes. Your enrollment in The Merry Method supports the survival of some of the worlds’ most exquisite and endangered species.
I’m booked with back-to-back weddings, and while I feel like I need support to refine my process, I’m worried that I won’t have time to complete the program. Should I still enroll?
The fact that you’re still reading this page lets me know that you already have a sense that there’s a next level you long to reach with your photography career. And the reality is that to cultivate a career as a sought-after wedding photographer and be the go-to artist that planners and clients refer, it requires a deep dedication to your craft. The Merry Method will support you in developing your own unique creative process so you can become the wedding photographer desired by couples and planners alike. So perhaps a more relevant question than “Will I have time to do this?” is “Will I create the success I desire without putting in the time?”
Practically speaking, the content inside the program is broken into easily-digestible video lessons to which you retain lifetime access. Many of our students have found that making the commitment to themselves to enroll and do the work involved in our program elevated their self-confidence and got them tangible results in their careers quite quickly.
Unless you’ve already reached the level of income and are serving the clientele that signifies your own definition of the pinnacle of success, you can still benefit from this program. I have worked with more than 300 photographers in this program, and many of them had been working professionally for decades before joining the program. Time after time, they have expressed that they thought they had a solid system or process in place for working with high-end clients . . . until they got access to my specific system, framework and blueprints inside The Merry Method.
Our past students have expressed that even implementing one tip from one lesson (like scouting a shoot, storyboarding a shot list, or taking stills the day before the wedding) totally transformed and elevated their process, allowing them to show up more confidently, command higher rates, and get known as the go-to photographer in their niche.
As soon as you enroll, you’ll receive access to our online portal where the entire program will be housed. The program will be conveniently delivered one module per week so that you can move through the material at a pace that won't overwhelm you. You keep lifetime access to the content so you can review the lessons as often as you’d like. Practice makes progress as you develop your own signature style using the proven methods inside the program.
Your enrollment in The Merry Method includes lifetime access to six powerful Modules delivered in video format (with audios included if you prefer to listen on-the-go). The Core Content will help you evolve your process, master your creative flow, and improve your end-to-end customer experience.
You get my signature Checklists, Directories and Timelines to ensure that you are prepared for a flawless shoot, every time. Additionally, you’ll travel behind-the-scenes with me and see my exact scouting process, from start to finish, so that you can create your own unique process.
Your Bonuses include The Merry Method Handbook™ with more than 50 pages of valuable guides, checklists and resources to help you grow your own world-class photography business, and four Photo Assignments to hone and elevate your skills.
Plus, when you enroll by 11:59 Eastern on October 25, you’ll also receive a BONUS hour-long training with an elite wedding planner.
If you have a question that hasn’t been addressed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will reply within 48 hours.
You didn’t find this page by accident. I don’t believe in coincidences, but I do believe that you can accomplish whatever you desire—when you’re willing to put in the work. I also know that succeeding in the competitive wedding photography industry doesn’t happen overnight, and it certainly doesn’t happen alone.
When I set out to create my own business, I had zero knowledge of what was involved in growing and maintaining a business. Luckily, my business grew year after year as did my work and authority in the industry. This was mostly due to my unwavering passion and determination to 'make it' and had very little to do with my business acumen.
Yet after nearly 15 years in the industry and with so many people teaching photographers how to create better images, I knew that my own experience, my journey towards mastering my craft, learning to develop a vision, and to build a business on my values, could help other photographers like you do the same.
There are a myriad of experts who’ll teach you how to create flawless Instagram feeds and perfectly-styled shoots. And while I do feel these things matter, I created The Merry Method to go deeper with you. To support you in building a unique creative process and entrepreneurial journey from the inside out.
Because when you do this, you learn how to make each decision—from pricing, to posting—from that place of inner knowing. My mission in life is helping other creatives thrive. When you are living from a place of purpose and abundance, you will be able to do more good for yourself, for your family, for your community and for the world. That ripple effect, the potential for greater impact as a result of a small stone that I might cast, is what truly drives me.
And if you are someone who also cares about impact, sustainability, and legacy, it would be an honor to support you on your creative journey.