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The shock of jumping back into a wedding season after a year of basically nothing, is as blinding as the harsh midday sun. And you aren’t jumping back into just any wedding season—this is the busiest wedding season of your life!
You’re in the marathon of wedding seasons.
The postponements and rescheduled weddings of 2020 (and 2021!) have you working nearly every weekend in the months to come.
And as much as you thought you were ready for this moment, you have to admit to yourself—you might be a little rusty.
This is harder than you remember.
You’re just hoping that your client doesn’t notice…
You carry on as best you can, shooting every possible angle and pose to make sure that you get at least some shots that will work.
The shooting process that worked for you two years ago—or even last year!—isn’t working anymore.
The wedding photography industry is more fast-paced and saturated than ever before, leaving no time for learning hard lessons by trial and error.
Wandering aimlessly, taking a haphazard approach or—on your worst days—winging it, will ROB you of the opportunities that could skyrocket your career.
Although you’re hungry to create and deliver incredible images, you don’t know what you don’t know, but you do know that there’s got to be a better process to produce the kind of work that will attract dream clients and command high-end rates.
The resources you’ve tried (and tried again!) only skim the surface of the photographer’s journey and have not moved the needle on your process, craft or business.
Because it’s highly possible that you’ve missed just ONE crucial step on the path to becoming a sought-after photographer . . .
And when you master this ONE step, you’ll be able to achieve dazzling results in your career that have a beautiful ripple effect in your life . . .
Because mastering this SINGLE step allows you to:
Go from being a struggling photographer, wandering aimlessly through your process, to a focused and confident artist and entrepreneur, approaching each and every job with creativity.
Take deep pride in telling the story of your clients with images that take them there—right back to their special day.
Meet your inner desire for mastery and cultivate a natural, artistic intuition that you trust—one that guides you toward consistent images that have unforgettable impact!
Create images that set your work apart in the marketplace and establish you as the Go-To Expert Photographer in your niche.
Even better, when you master this ONE step, you’ll:
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.
Reach your financial goals with rates that match your prestigious portfolio.
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.
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.
his one-of-a-kind photography program is a transparent, behind-the-scenes look at my personal approach to capturing game-changing images and honing your expertise, from client inquiry to booking to delivering portfolio-worthy photos.
I’m pulling back the curtain and sharing everything you need to evolve your own process, master your craft, and improve your customer experience, from first inquiry to delivery of the final shot.
Inside this program, you will learn how to develop your own unique creative process so you become a sought-after photographer. You’ll start standing out from the sea of struggling freelancers and become the go-to choice for high-end wedding planners and elite clients.
The confidence and clarity to make decisions based on YOUR version of artistic and business success.
The insights, knowledge and elevated client experience to attract and serve your ideal wedding clients (and planners!) and build a reliable referral base so you never have to wonder or worry about getting booked.
A streamlined pre-shoot and shoot day process that uniquely works for you and sets you up to capture the perfect, portfolio-ready shot, every single time.
A proven roadmap to finding your unique, signature photography style, over and over again—consistently.
A fine-tuned editing workflow that will put the polish on your style and save you days of work.
A covetable portfolio that can get you the RATES and clients that you desire.
Irresistible images that are powerful, inspiring and make you appreciated and adored in your client’s eyes.
Deep pride and satisfaction in your craft and an artist’s intuition that will set you apart as one of the best wedding photographers in your market.
Purposeful planning with the Merry Method Roadmap to maximize your momentum to your desired destination of becoming a sought-after wedding photographer.
What makes a “Pretty Picture” so that you can effectively evaluate your own work and see a clear path toward creating a pristine portfolio.
Intention Setting exercises that will guide you toward your goals and keep your vision aligned with your desired outcomes.
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 Weddings and Travel Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Carrie Goldberg, so you have the clarity and confidence to create your own signature style.
The foundations of shooting film to diversify your craft and skill for becoming a hybrid shooter.
The best places to rent equipment, get and process film, and my tried-and-tested editing tools—all in my invaluable Film Directory resource.
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.
My proactive storyboarding process and still life tips to give you a reliable framework for a successful shoot.
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 look at my tried-and-tested film, gear and location prep steps for a smooth-sailing shoot day, filmed on location in Jackson Hole!
A guided meditation to help you approach every photo job with a mindset of mastery.
A backstage pass to how I shoot an editorial, direct models, and capture film and digital side by side for consistent, portfolio-worthy pictures.
Surprising scouting strategies so you’re primed for precision and prepared to pivot.
HOW to define and refine your unique, Signature Style.
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.
WHY creating consistency in your process is the key to unleashing your creativity and HOW to cultivate it with my time-tested techniques.
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.
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!
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!
A post-program self-assessment to track your growth + identify your progress toward building your dream portfolio.
When you join The Merry Method now, you’ll receive the following BONUSES to help you refine your own unique creative process and elevate your portfolio...
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. With everything from my personal morning routine to a mapped-out editing workflow, this Handbook provides a centralized place to create and document your own methods as your systems form, grow and refine.
Sixteen hours of interviews.
Three hundred years of collective wisdom in luxury wedding planning.
Countless pieces of invaluable wisdom.
Inside this 130-page guide, Mindy Weiss, Lynn Easton, Lisa Vorce, and so many more share their best advice for how to be an ally on their teams, how to over-deliver to their clients, and build sustainable relationships with incredible planners along the way.
This is the exact guide I wish I had when I first started my business!
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Inside The $2,500 Cash Infusion Bonus: 6 Plug ‘n’ Play Marketing Strategies with Email Templates to Make You Money in the Next 30 Days you’ll get the exact email templates and strategies I use in my own business that will make you your Abundance Plan investment back in the next 30 days. What’s holding you back?
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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.
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.
Inquiry to Booking: my signature 5-step process that will create a 5-star experience for your client before you take a single shot!
Photographer’s Journey: Find out where you fit on the six-stage Roadmap of the Photographers’ Journey so you can advance to your desired destination.
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.
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: The world’s opening up again, and this lesson will support you in becoming a seasoned, jet-setting pro.
“This one is huge for me. We have to take care of our minds and bodies in order to produce all those beautiful results that we do. All the advice from how to properly dress, to how to communicate with clients, the equipment, the jet lag advice, the timeline...everything was so helpful for me.
After finishing the Merry Method—I've already learned more than I did in the last two years.
It's everything I was looking for! Finally. education that focuses on just that — education!"
"The level of transparency that KT shares about her business and process is incredible."
“I am so impressed with the different topics that this course covers. The Merry Method has been a game changer for me and I still refer back to it continuously!"
Get access to a mentor, teacher, and step-by-step strategies to help you accelerate your growth.
"The Merry Method is really like an open door policy into the workings of KT and how she approaches her craft. She's so transparent with the equipment she uses, how she organizes her weddings, her wedding timeline, her correspondence with clients.... It was the first time I've ever seen someone of her caliber be so transparent. It's such a rare but beautiful thing to see. And so inspiring as well."
Your art creates a 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 world's most exquisite and endangered species.
I’m confident that The Merry Method will support you in building the foundation required for a world-class photography business, and you deserve to feel confident in enrolling in the program. That’s why I offer a 100% guarantee on The Merry Method with pride. Enroll today, get access to the program, download the workbook, and implement the teaching to grow your own high-end photography business. If, within the first 15 days of your enrollment, you do not feel that this program is the right vehicle for you to achieve the results you desire, simply email my team at email@example.com and we’ll provide you with a 100% refund, no questions asked.
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.
Your questions, answered:
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 on a weekly schedule, giving you access to a new Module each week. The first module drops at the time of registration with each module releasing a week later so that you can move through the material at the pace that works for 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, four Photo Assignments to hone and elevate your skills, and the Merry Method Business Bundle with exclusive access to SIX powerful video trainings that will support you in transforming into the consistent, confident photographer you are destined to be
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.
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.
Learn to plan ahead to make your wedding days easier.
"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."
Master your craft and get the confidence you need to thrive.
"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."