John and Lisa Merrill create images to evoke wonder, inspire action, build businesses, and strengthen communities. Their specialties include travel and social impact photography.
The Merrills are represented by Getty Images and Danita Delimont, and their images have been featured in books, websites and other media, including National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, Geo, Sunset, and Outside magazines. Recently one of their images was chosen for the cover of the best-selling book Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
For John and Lisa, photography is a lifelong journey of mindfulness and expression. They relish opportunities to learn from and connect with people they photograph while exploring the world. Based in the Seattle area, they also create images of nature and outdoor recreation while hiking, cycling, rafting and skiing in the Pacific Northwest.
The Merrills thrive on helping others cultivate their creativity via private coaching, workshops and international photo tours. They are Olympus Educators and revel in helping users of any photo system to reach their creative goals.
John and Lisa also use their visual storytelling skills to help non-profit organizations doing vital work, especially those improving education and tackling the climate crisis.