Welcome... 

Odds are you got one of my business cards, or you're searching our name, were referred by a friend or past client, or you just stumbled upon this website. 

We are Terry & Carly Mercer, in the Louisville/Maryville, TN area... and we know cameras, photography... still & video, and a variety of other things. When we are behind a camera, our goal is to capture the Awe, Ow, Wow, and Holly Crap... capturing motion, memories, emotions, and motivation...

Maybe you found one of my business cards from the 'old days' (when I was busy shooting Sports Action or Concerts) and you're curious where we are now. Or, maybe you recently were handed one of the cards when we were 'out and about' thrifting, going to estate sales, or shopping - and we figured it was easier than 'writing down' our phone number or email address. Regardless, WELCOME! 

We purposefully took our 'commercial photography site down' (all the sports action & concert photography) which was literally millions of images over the years. We did this March 2020 when the closures started, events were put on hold, and the places that were open were afraid to advertise they were open and not living in fear. 

So, after much thought, discussion, and soul searching... since we are both in our 60's, Carly was recovering from knee & shoulder surgery from a fall with her heavy camera pack on... and the world was going crazy, with three of the venues we used to regularly shoot 'Meet & Greets' and celebrities at either closed down or changed ownership, we took it ALL as 'HERE'S YOUR SIGN' and closed our photo store down (but kept our domain(s)). The cost of the image 'store' didn't make sense when we weren't really able to shoot the things that really made us money.

However, it didn't make sense to 'hand out' a business card with our name, phone number, and no website. So... here it is... hope you find something that makes you smile, or sparks some positive emotions. 

Who we are:

Terry Mercer - By day, CEO of MD's Choice, Inc., website developer, computer geek, and for nearly twenty years a Still & Video Photographer nights & weekends (mostly sports action, live concerts, nature in motion, and products). 

Carly Mercer - An Airforce Still Photographer, doing 'shake & grins' (promotions), basketball games, occasional weddings, and a few years of concerts & nature with Terry. 
Carly Mercer
Photographer

Carly Mercer

Terry & Carly Mercer
Team Mercer

Carly & Terry

Terry & Carly
Photographer

Terry Mercer

"IT DEPENDS" Should be the deal here. 

 Things we CAN DO:
Concert/Event Photography

We LOVE photographing live shows, band portfolio shots, EP/ALBUM cover images, web images... and MEET & GREETS! 

Sports Action Photography

Equine (Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, Racing, Rodeo, etc)., Basketball, Track & Field, Dance, Skating, Swimming, MOTION & ACTION are our specialty

Family (Human & Animal)
Photography

Head shots, Babies, Kids, Parents, Couples, Senior Photos, modeling or acting portfolios, pet photos, etc. ... we do NOT usually sign up to 'shoot weddings' unless we know you (the money makes sense, and we believe we can likely meet or exceed expectations)

Terry & Carly Photo Shoot

About Us

We both started in photography as children; quickly falling in love with the creative medium and ability to 'stop time' and 'capture the unique, beautiful, wonderful... happy moments & fulfilling memories.' 

We particularly love challenging shoots, which the average person 'with a camera' (or cell phone) isn't going to capture well, consistently, or as often as WE CAN & ACTUALLY DO!  

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW MUCH (dollars) will impact our decisions and choices as to WHICH  projects we *might* choose to take on and agree to.

(NOTE: we DO NOT usually or often shoot weddings)

OUR PRICING

This all depends on the TIME, Expectations, Copywrites, USE, post processing, and OUR expenses (travel, lodging, food, props, extra or special equipment, etc. especially if the shoot is out of the area not local). 

$100

Basic Headshots, Baby photos, quick kid photos:
LOCAL Shoot

YOU are meeting us within 15 minutes of OUR PLACE... near Louisville, TN or Maryville Tennessee. 

$250

Family/Engagement Shoot

Generally about 1 to 3 'outfits' - a few different 'options' at or around the general location, usually one of the local parks, or scenic areas of the customers choosing. Often about 1 to 2 hours of 'time' (travel & shooting) + post processing (after the shoot).

Let us know if we need to bring portable changing room, green screen, or any particular props or goals are wanted. 

$500

Meet & Greet

Something we ROCK AT! Having done hundreds of these over the years! Choose your back ground, drapes, curtains, or use our GREENSCREEN (let us know in advance). The base charge is for 20 to 100 people (individuals or sets) through the line; more people will cost a bit more (estimate about $2-5 for each additional person). We quickly capture approximately 2 to 5 shots - per person/set usually 1 or 2 quick poses, with their EYES OPEN, as well as usually any autographing. End results is usually 1 to 3 images of each person, couple, or group meeting the celebrity - WITH whomever they are 'meeting.' Resulting images are usually made available within 1 to 3 business days. 

MUSIC/CONCERTS - For over 7 years, 1 to 4 times a week, 51 weeks a year, mostly Knoxville & Nashville, we photographed well over 1,000 different artists & celebrities!  
CONCERTS - the MEET & GREET with the band/group prior to the show, interviews, and then the show. Some of the people, bands, groups we've photographed are:

3 Doors Down
4 Bolt Main
A Thousand Horses
Aaron Kirby and Tennessee Jam Band
Aaron Lewis
Aaron Tracy Music
Aaron Watson
Adam Fears
Adam Sanders
Alabama
Alison Krauss

Andy Buckner
Andy Griggs
Anthony "Salvestor" Franco
Antique Archaeology (Nashville Venue)
Arron Tippin
As Girls Go
Avenue C
Bellamy Brothers
Ben Gallaher
Ben Haggard
Ben Rue
Ben Stugell
Bezz Believe
Big & Rich
Big Smo
Billy Bob Thornton & The BoxMasters
Blackjack Billy
Blackwoods
Blue Mafia
Brandy Clark
Brent Cobb
Bret Michaels
Brett Young
Brian Keith
Brother's Osborne
Brushville
Bucky Covington
Burnin Hermans, The
Cadillac Three
CAM (Country)
Canaan Smith
Carly Pearce
Carmona's
Casey Donahew Band
Casey James
Cassadee Pope
Celtic Woman
Charles Esten (Decon TV Nashville)
Charlie Daniels Band
Charlie Farley
Chase Bryant
Chase Rice
Chelsea Nolan
Chris Bandi
Chris Cagle
Chris Hennessee
Chris Janson
Chris Lane
Chris Stapleton
Chris Young
Chuck Wicks
CJ Solar
Clay Walker
Cody Purvis
Cole Swindell
Cole Taylor
Collin Raye
Colt Ford
Colton James
Connor Christian & Southern Gothic
Cornfields & Crossroads
County Wide Band
Cowboy Troy
Craig Campbell
Craig Morgan
Dan & Shay
Darryl Worley
Daryle Singletary
David Fanning
David Nail
Davidson Brother's
Dean Alexander
Dee Jay Silver
Delbert McClinton
Demun Jones
Dillon Carmicheal
Dixie Lee Damn It
DJ Hish
DJ Sinister
Doug Frasure (drummer)
Drake White
Drew Baldridge
Dustin Collins
Dustin Lynch
Dylan Scott
Eli Young Band
Eric Paslay
Exile
Exit 60
Fairview Union
Filmore
Firewater Junction
Frankie Ballard
Garth Brooks
Geneva
Ginny McAfee
Granger Smith (Earl Dibbles Jr.)
Greg Bates
Greylan James
Haden Carpenter
Haley Georgia
Hannah Dasher
Hard Target
Homer Hart
Hunter Phelps
Jailhouse Review
Jake Shear
James Dupre
Jameson Rodgers
Jamey Johnson
Jamie Lynn Spears (Britney's Sis)
Jana Kramer
Jarrod Neimann
Jason Ellis
Jason Stinnett Band
Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Joplin Band
Jessat James
Jimmy Rose
Joe Lasher Jr.
Joe Nichols
Joey Hyde
John King
Jon Langston
Jon Pardi

Josh Abbott
Josh Thompson
Josh Turner
Josiah Atchley
Justin Adams
Justin Duncan
Kaitlyn Baker
Kaleb King
Kane Brown
Kansas
Kenny Rogers
Kevin Costner
Kid Rock

Kingdom Heirs
Kristian Bush (from Sugarland)
Kristofer Bentley
Krooked Kreek
Kudzu,​ The Band
LACS,​ The
LANCO
Larry the Cable Guy

Laura Bell Bundy
Leah Turner
Legacy
Levi Hummon
Little Texas
LoCash

Logan Brill
Love & Theft
Loverboy
Luke Bryan

Luke Kaufman
Luke Pell
Lyndsey Highlander
Lynryd Skynryd
Maddie & Tae
Mark Chesnutt
Marshall Tucker Band
Mathew Hickey
Matt Stillwell
McKayla Reece
Megan Ruger
Michael Ray
Michael Tyler
Michael W Smith
Midland
Mocking Bird Sun
Monroeville
Montgomery Gentry
Moonshine Bandits
Morgan Wallen
Muscadine Bloodline
Neal McCoy
Ned LeDoux
New Busy, The
Old Dominion
Old Southern Moonshine Revival
Ole Opry
Parker McKay
Parmalee
Paul Curry
Paul Overstreet
Phil Vassar
Pino Squillace
Railers,​ The
RALF
Randy Houser
Randy Montana
Randy Travis
Reba McIntire
Rev Trotter
Revival (The)
Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Traywick
Rodney Adkins
RON GANNAWAY (Drummer)
Rosehill
Ross Coppley
Runaway June (John Wayne's Granddaughter's band)
Russell Dickerson (Bachelorette)
Sam Hunt
Sam Lewis
Sam Riggs
Sammy Arriaga
Scooter Brown Band
Scott Stevens
Scotty McCreery
Shane Owens
Shooter Jennings
Shuaggah Pies, The
Sister Hazel
SlimFest 2015, 2016, 2017
SmokeRise
Smooth Groove
Southbound Band
Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution
Struggle Jennings (Wyland's Grandson)
Sundy Best
Swon Brothers, The
Sydney Hutchko
Taboo
Tanya Tucker
Tate Stevens
Temper Evans
Texas Tony & The Tornado Ramblers
The Daniel Lee Band
The Dirty Dougs
The Dixie Werewolves
The Royal Hound
Thomas Rhett
Tim Haines (drummer)
TJ Hodges
Todd O'Neill
Trace Adkins
Trace Cryus (Metro Station/Miley's Bro)
Tracy Lawrence
Travis Denning
Travis Marvin
Travis Rice
Travis Tritt
Trent Tomlinson
Tucker Beathard
Twang and Round Army
Tyler Blake Barham
Tyler Farr
Tyler Reeve
Uncle Kracker
Up Church. Ryan
Way Sneaky Eddie
Waymore Outlaws
Will 'Mo' Carter
William Michael Morgan
Wynonna Judd

Dwight Yoakam
Zach Dylon and D-Railed
Zach Lockwood 

Drummers:

One of the most fun & challenging images: low light + fast motion, no flash
Doug Frasure
Doug Frasure

We love capturing MOTION and fractions of seconds!

Tim Haines
Tim Haines

One of the most fun & challenging images: low light + fast motion, no flash

Drummer in motion
Love the Beat!

How many sticks do you see? 

Billy Bob Thornton

Mr. Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

One of the nicest celebrities I've met, a few times

Kevin Costner

Mr. Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Truly a star, and one of the nicest celebrities I've met. 

Tim Haines

Converting an captured image
to a piece of PEN & INK ART WORK

Tim Haines

Or an explosion of colors to join the incredible music

Frequently
Asked Questions

In general, we CHOOSE WHO & WHERE we drag out our gear, and apply our craft behind the camera. 

If the artist/celebrity or their label, or the venue pays us for shooting the Meet & Greets, then they set the rules (and prices/deal with the fans). IF, however, they aren't paying us, we'll do the Meet & Greet shoot, but will have a modest charge for digital images and/or PRINTS. 

UNLESS the artist or label is paying us the agreed upon amount for the shoot...  with the terms clearly defined, all copyrights of the images BELONG TO US! While we do not wish to have anything other than top notch images distributed, the results of the camera work ARE OUR CRAFT! And we will not, and do not, sign any 'rights grab' or limiting access contracts! We aren't unreasonable, and prefer happy artists (management & label execs); but do not expect us to shoot for free or low cost AND sign some contact that limits our ability to profit from the work: effort, timing, experience, and investment(s) WE HAVE MADE! 

Sorry, NOPE! It's there, but to honestly DO OUR JOB, other than figuring out the TIMING of certain movements, we are FOCUSED on the changing lighting, the movement of the fans and artists on stage. If we start tapping our feet, swaying our body, or trying to sing along... our work product wouldn't be very good! So, we usually wear EAR PLUGS... so we can FOCUS on the settings of our gear, the sets being played, and action happening. We are there to capture moments & memories, and generally do it very well. 

Well, it can be, has been, usually is. But over the years, there have been some serious experiences, and less that perfect times. We've been grouped, puked on, had gear accidently broken & stolen; we've fallen, been rained on, had equipment malfunctions, and I've even stopped a few fights during some of the wilder concerts. But usually, IT IS FUN; and often we are lucky enough to communicate with many of the artists before & after the shows, to learn WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR - wanting and needing, photography wise. Most hope for an amazing EMOTIONALLY SPARKING IMAGE that can become some marketing or advertising ART WORK... that can help further their career, notoriety, and fan base. THAT IS OUR GOAL! 

Bret Micheals
Big Smo

Big Smo

One of the many times we've photographed him, his Meet & Greets and shows. 

Our NATURE Images

Close-ups, head shots, IN-FLIGHT are the challenging type of images we enjoy capturing. (yes, lightening and rainbows also)

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About Us

We are SEMI-RETIRED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS... potentially willing to consider camera work. Contact us with the details of what you're wanting/needing, IF YOU are either a) in the Louisville/Maryville Tennessee area, or b) willing to PAY FOR OUR TRAVEL (portal to portal), shoot time, as well as the post processing. 

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