My greatest role is being an Auntie

The idea for Helen Merz Photography sparked when this one (pictured here) came into being. I photographed my sister all the way back in 2016 when she was pregnant with Norah & have photographed her ever since. My connection with Norah has inspired me to bring the same joyful experience to you & your family.

My Auntie energy comes out whenever there are kids around. I wear that badge of honor to every session with every single family I work with. Your kids will warm up to me quickly & love my goofy, fun, & lively energy. We go with the flow & let the kids lead while I snap incredible lifestyle images that capture the essence of who they are as they are now.

Hire me to commemorate a vacation at the Jersey shore, to capture your child's milestone birthday, or for an intimate in-home lifestyle session. I can't wait to meet your family & work together!

Facts About Me

  • I've been with my husband for a 12 year (say WHAT?!). We met in 2011 when I was 19 & he was 23. We got married for the first time in 2021 & for the second time in 2022.
  • We are dog pawrents to 3 doggies, Holly, a 5 year old Sato, Zero Gravity, a 5 year old retired racing Greyhound, & Lady, an almost 2 year old Whippet.
  • I'm working through an online training program to become a force-free dog trainer.
  • I graduated from Temple's Film School & love watching tv & movies. Although I haven't seen anything made before 2009 (yes, this is a real thing).
  • I walked onto Temple's D1 Track Team as a Pole Vaulter & we won the championship on Freshmen Year (2009-2010). I have a ring & everything.
  • My favorite TV show of all time is Better Call Saul. It's better than Breaking Bad. Haven't seen it yet? You'll thank me later.
  • My comfort shows are Gilmore Girls & Schitt's Creek.
  • I love coffee & unsweetened Iced Tea. I also survive off of pizza.
  • Books that changed my life are:
  • "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle
  • "Bones Would Rain From The Sky" by Suzanne Clothier
  • "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown
  • "Digital Minimalism" by Cal Newport

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