“We invited Rita Merrick to do a photo session for us at the recommendation of our daughter, who had seen some of her work previously. As we are in our eighties, we were a little hesitant, thinking maybe we were beyond the age when we are worthwhile subjects for photography, but we decided to see what she could do.

From start to finish our experience with Rita Merrick could not have been better. Her friendly, respectful manner put us at ease. She gave us a choice of an indoor or outdoor photo shoot and we chose to do it outdoors, which required care in the selection of placement, light and backdrop, all of which she handled with the confidence of a skilled professional. She suggested a nice mix of formal and candid poses to give us a wide range of options during the final selection process.

She was flexible enough to let us include a few pictures of my wife’s sister and her husband, who showed up unexpectedly.

Rita handled every stage of the process very professionally and expeditiously. The proofs were available in my inbox by the next day for us to make our selection and they were much better than we could have imagined. After making a partial selection, I asked her to recommend the remaining pictures and hers were the ones our family members liked best. The final edited photos were available to us within a day of our selection, with high resolution, web-size for sharing and print options, and they were beautiful. We are so happy to have this record of this stage of our lives to share with family and friends.

We learned that Rita is a versatile photographer who has done a wide range of portrait, event and other photography, but is now venturing into the challenge of photographing seniors. From our experience, I would highly recommend her. We were exceptionally pleased with our experience and the treasured pictures we now enjoy.”

– D. Rose