Hello, I am a memory preserver

My name is Stacy Merritt, I grew up in Arlington Washington. A small Dairy town in gorgeous Western Washington. I grew up on a farm, I love being outdoors and enjoying the beauty around us. I have lived in North Idaho for 16 years. This has become our home and my backyard. We have five children and two grandchildren.

I always had a camera in my hand growing up, but it wasn't until I was in college, that I took a photography class. I fell in love with it after that. For many years, I learned how to shoot in manual mode, controlling every aspect of my camera, to produce the effects I wanted. My adventurist side matched perfectly with a camera by my side. Over the years, I have traveled every corner of Northern Idaho, I have sacrificed sleep, early mornings and late nights to capture God's creation surrounding me. The last few years I have started to include taking portraits. At first I avoided this avenue, I wasn't sure it was something I wanted to do. Ever since the beginning, I fell in love! Capturing the beauty in people and finding their true self is an amazing feeling. My latest addition has been to photograph weddings, there is a magical feeling while photographing a wedding. Being a part of such a special moment, is an honor. Once I photographed a few weddings, I realized I was avoiding them for no reason. I try sometimes to choose a favorite, maybe senior sessions, they are so personal and customizable. Then, I think about how special maternity shoots are, I can't just choose one because, I love them all! I also help run the North Idaho Photography Club in Coeur D'Alene. I work with many amazing photographers, who have been doing this, since before I was born. My latest addition has been a studio located in Naples, Idaho. It has been a dream to have an indoor space to do newborn shoots and many other genres of photography.

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“My sons senior photos are amazing! She went above and beyond to make sure they had early morning light, perfect poses and great smile. She treated my son and my daughter with respect and kindness. I cannot recommend Buck Wild Images enough! Thank you so very much for being a part of this great milestone in our family and capturing perfection in my Senior baby boy!”