Seattle family photography


"Meryl is just awesome. I took my 8-month-old son to get his photographs taken, and the experience was wonderful. Meryl rolled with the flow on so many levels. When we arrived, my son was asleep. No problem, she said. She took time to talk to me about what kinds of photographs I was looking for. When he finally woke up, we took some photographs of him naked. She kept him smiling and engaged, and didn't flinch once when he peed on her stuff. Then we took another round of photographs downstairs, and when he peed again on the floor, not a problem. I was so impressed with how kid-friendly and professional Meryl was, and I'm thrilled to recommend her for your baby and other portraits. The photographs really capture his goofiness, and I can't wait to send them to his grandparents as gifts this year. They're going to love them"-Phuong Le 

What a fantastic experience with Meryl! She shot pictures for our triplet's senior portraits and I am so happy with how they turned out. She was able to capture their personalities and made the kids feel comfortable with getting their pictures taken. The pictures were all taken outdoors and she even suggested we come back a second day because of some crazy weather, just so she could get the right shots and we could be really comfortable with what we received. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants natural pictures that capture who you are!-Laura Crooks-2015 

"To moms who may be looking for maternity portraits or professional pictures of their babies, kids, and families. I just had a maternity/family portrait session with Meryl Schenker at her studio in West Seattle. She managed to make my huge belly look adorable, and also got some unbelievably good pictures of my utterly rambunctious 2 year old son. I would highly recommend Meryl for your photography needs. Her rates are reasonable and she puts a lot of extra time and effort into getting you the product you want and deserve! "-Alys Yablon Wylen, 7/2010 

"Thanks so much for capturing the Nishimoto spirit in the family reunion photos! We so appreciate your flexibility in accomodating our huge, crazy family!" -Judy and Amanda 

"Meryl did family pictures for us in May - despite the rain, she did a fantastic job. She got great pictures of my very wiggly and shy 2.5 year old and of the entire family. She also had good ideas about how to get my little guy engaged. We are thrilled with the pictures and I highly recommend Meryl for both professional and family pictures."-Rebecca Andrews, 8/2012 

"Meryl did fabulous maternity and new baby photography for us--and we have beautiful pictures of such meaningful times. Here's what I wrote as a thank you to Meryl: A big thanks for all your work to capture memories of such a special time for our family. I've read "The Happiness Project" recently and she talks about how happiness is made bigger by anticipation and recollection of the actual event--and your beautiful pictures have helped us celebrate Spencer's joining our family and our world, and thus have made our happiness even more profound. Thank you."- Yvette Gerrans, 2/2012 

"Eric & I just spent the last 30 mins reviewing your photos. Oh my god, they're STUNNING! I am still wiping away the tears. I honestly didn't have any idea that these were going to be so beautiful."-Catherine Fleming, July 25, 2009