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Hi, I’m Merrik’s Dad…Mark

As a dad, I completely understand what it’s like for kids to dread photo shoots. The portrait sessions that our schools and youth sports leagues offer are good, but they don’t really show the unique personality of our children. They may show a half sincere smile, but they often don’t resonate with our hearts. Portraits should reflect who the person really is. They should be genuine to the character of who they represent. This isn’t easily achieved when kids are herded through photo shoots that only allow 30 seconds to get the shot.

It’s my desire to help you get portraits that you can look back on and say, “Yep- that was my kid!” When you see the portrait hanging in your home, his or her personality should trigger a smile and warm the heart. When your child sees his or her genuine portrait proudly displayed in your home, they will be reminded of how valuable they are in your eyes- and how much love they bring to your home.

So, how do we achieve this? Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Our Portraits of Youth series is designed to put your child in an environment where their true personality can shine, and we’ve found that’s best done when they are allowed to be themselves and do what they love doing. Whether it’s a girl enjoying time with her favorite horse, or a boy skating his way through a concrete jungle- play brings out their genuine expressions. The smiles, the giggles, the pondering thoughts, and even the blushing realizations that produce expressions that only they are capable of.

So, let’s play!

Mark Eric, (Merrik’s Dad)

Mark Eric has owned an operated a successful wedding photography business since 2001. His work has been featured by The New York Times, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Bravo, and many other media outlets. Check out his wedding portfolio at MarkEric.com