Terry & Carly Mercer
Team Mercer

Carly & Terry

Terry & Carly

Terry Mercer

Carly Mercer

Carly Mercer


Odds are you received one of the business cards, you found a link, or you were referred by a friend or past client. Regardless, WELCOME and Enjoy!

We are Terry & Carly Mercer, and live in the Louisville/Maryville, TN area... that's EAST TENNESSEE, near the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains for most folks; and about 3 hours from just about anything & everything, except our family & the ocean (both we miss), but in general love it here.

We know nutrition, computers, cameras, photography... still & video, marketing, and a variety of other things. When we behind a camera, our goal is to capture ACTION or EMOTION. We love spotting the Awe, Wow, Ow!, Unique, Intense, Extreme, and Holy Crap moments in life; stopping motion, making memories, capturing emotion, sparking motivation, and/or celebrating the beauty and wonder in life whenever we can!

We each shot Concerts and Sports Action, as well as commercial product/catalog advertising images, for many years. When the shut downs stopped most of the concerts here in America, we started an eBay store, and focused on moving some quality goods at competitive prices. Maybe you recently were handed one of the cards when we were 'out and about' thrifting, going to estate sales, garage sales, or just shopping? We figured it was easier to hand out one of the 'old photography cards' with the email & phone number, and THIS WEBSITE address, than 'writing down' the information.  Thanks for visiting, hopefully you'll find something that makes you smile, think, or just enjoy.

If you're wanting to get ahold of us, you already have our phone number & email (they are on the card).

Terry & Carly Photo Shoot

About Us

We both started in photography as young 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 isn't going to capture well, consistently, or as often as WE CAN & ACTUALLY DO!  

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW MUCH (time, value, and needs) will impact our decisions and choices as to WHICH projects we  choose to take on, and which we have to turn down. Know that if we agree to it, there will be a deposit, and we WILL BE THERE!

Different projects require a different amount of prep time (batteries to charge, gear to pack up, to set up, etc.). Odds are we already have the gear for just about any type of shoot - just have to charge the batteries, prepare the storage devices, and deal with the lighting & background aspects. 

(NOTE: we DO NOT usually or often shoot weddings ~ but will consider it, IF things seem right - our time and expenses are covered, portal to portal, including post processing time). Base price starts at $3500 for a wedding shoot, plus travel expenses if more than 30 miles from Louisville, Tennessee. 

Terry Mercer - By day, CEO of MD's Choice, Inc. (aka, VetSupplements.com) is a science based nutritional supplement company, founded in 1995, specializing in Vitamins, Minerals, and NUTRIENTS that CAN actually help the body - particularly joint, digestion, general health, and reproduction - without the negative side effects and issues often associated with 'drugs' or herbal stuff).

Also a website developer (only a few dozen active sites at this time, managing over 100 'domains'), semi-retired computer geek (was a hardware technician and software designer/trouble shooter, specializing in problem solving and technical support reduction for more than thirty years), and the last twenty five years as a professional Still Photographer nights & weekends (mostly sports action, live concerts, nature in motion, and commercial products; adding some video and video editing to the mix in 2010).

Carly Mercer - By day, President of MD's Choice, Inc. (aka, VetSupplements.com). She was an Airforce Still Photographer, doing 'shake & grins' (promotions), basketball games, occasional weddings; then after meeting Terry, she added a few years of concerts & nature shoots.

Carly was also a licensed Commercial Building Contractor, in multiple states, for part of her life; as well as a Commercial Property Manager. And, many years ago, she worked in the CID (Criminal Investigations Division) of the IRS (thankful she  wasn't there too long). She plays the piano & paints. She's creative, analytical, and goal oriented.

We in our 60+ years on earth have a variety of travels and experiences, and are both PADI certified SCUBA divers. However, after a couple unexpected injuries we each suffered, and seeing what was happening with the 'retirement' neither of us really had, because decades of self-employment, ex's, and an ever growing government, we became focused continuing to supply our customers with the high quality MD's Choice (VetSupplements.com) products; maintenance of a few websites; and work on becoming a 'much of the time' eBay Reseller.  

Terry was 'the house photographer' at Cotton Eye Joe for nearly 8 years, and the regular camera guy at a few other music venues, such as Two Doors Down, Smoky Mountain Harley, and often traveling to the heart of 'country music' - in Nashville Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena,  and Antique Archaeology, for shoots. We were getting a bit burned out with all the hours we were putting in. It was constantly charging batteries, processing photos, and a new gig every couple days.

Then, two key venues changed ownership, the owner at another sadly passed away unexpectedly; so, after much thought, discussion, and soul searching we decided to cease pushing for the music photography, unless it was financially worthwhile. This decision was made easier, since we are both in our 60's, Carly was recovering from knee & shoulder surgery from a fall with her heavy camera pack on in 2020, 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, so we took it AS 'HERE'S YOUR SIGN.'

The monthly cost of the image 'store' didn't make sense, particularly when we weren't really able to shoot the things that really made us money. So, when they jacked up the cost in 2021 we closed our online photo store down (but kept most of our website domain(s) ~ some of which we will be selling).

We purposefully took most all our sports action & concert photography down; which was literally millions of images over the years. 

At the same point, 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. 

For the curious, some of the MUSIC/CONCERTS we photographed over the years, are listed below: well over 1,000 different artists & celebrities over nearly 8 years. We were actively shooting 1 to 4 times a week, pretty much 51 weeks a year, mostly Knoxville & Nashville!  (If you are an artist we've photographed, and your name is not on the list below - LET US KNOW, we'll gladly add you - and apologize, but there were just so many). 
CONCERTS - MEET & GREET with the artist,  duets, and sometimes the entire band or group prior to the show; interviews, and usually 'the show.' We've photographed:

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

Andy Buckner
Andy Griggs
Anthony "Salvestor" Franco
Antique Archaeology (Nashville Venue)
Arick Seal
Arron Tippin
As Girls Go
Avenue C
Bellamy Brothers
Ben Gallaher
Ben Haggard
Ben Probus
Ben Rue
Ben Stugell
Bezz Believe
Big & Rich
Big Smo
Billy Bob Thornton & The BoxMasters
Blackjack Billy
Blue Mafia
Brandy Clark
Brent Cobb
Bret Michaels
Brett Young
Brian Keith
Brother's Osborne
Bucky Covington
Burnin Hermans, The
Cadillac Three
CAM (Country)
Canaan Smith
Carly Pearce
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 Frederick
Chuck Wicks
CJ Solar
Clay Walker
Cliffy Dennison
Cody Goll
Cody Purvis
Cole Phillips
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

Dano Ott
Darryl Worley
Daryle Singletary
David Fanning
David Nail
David Wilson
Davidson Brother's
Dean Alexander (Bachelor)
Dee Jay Silver
Delbert McClinton
Demun Jones
Dillon Carmicheal
Dirk Weaver
Dixie Lee Damn It
DJ Hish
DJ Silver
DJ Sinister
Doug Frasure (drummer)
Drake White
Drew Baldridge
Dustin Collins
Dustin Lynch
Dylan Scott
Eli Young Band
Eric Paslay
Exit 60
Fairview Union
Firewater Junction
Frankie Ballard
Garth Brooks
Gary Jannaman
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 Duggins
Jason Ellis
Jason Kidd Peterson
Jason Stinnett Band
Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Joplin Band
Jessat James
Jimmy Rose
Joe Lasher Jr.
Joe Nichols
Joey Hyde
John King
Johnathen Clayton
Jon Langston

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

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

Laura Bell Bundy
Leah Turner
Levi Hummon
Little Texas

Logan Brill
Love & Theft
Luc Nyhus
Luke Bryan

Luke Kaufman
Luke Pell
Lyndsey Highlander
Lynryd Skynryd
Maddie & Tae
Marcelo Bakos
Mark Chesnutt
Marshall Tucker Band
Mathew Hickey
Matt Stillwell
McKayla Reece
Megan Elizabeth
Megan Ruger
Michael Ray
Michael Tyler
Michael W Smith
Mocking Bird Sun
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
Paul Curry
Paul Overstreet
Phil Vassar
Pino Squillace
Railers,​ The
Randy Houser
Randy Montana
Randy Travis
Reba McIntire
Rev Trotter
Revival (The)
Rick Brothers
Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Traywick
Rodney Adkins
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
Smooth Groove
Southbound Band
Spencer Ted Bassett
Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution
Stephan Laplante
Struggle Jennings (Wyland's Grandson)
Sundy Best
Swon Brothers, The
Sydney Hutchko
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 Goode
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
Upchurch (Ryan)
Way Sneaky Eddie
Waymore Outlaws
Wes Rowland
Will 'Mo' Carter
William Michael Morgan
Wynonna Judd

Dwight Yoakam
Zach Dylon and D-Railed
Zach Lockwood 

Butterflies & Dragonflies

Relaxing, Soothing, Beautiful Photos in Action

"IT DEPENDS" or 'We'll consider it' should be the understanding 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)

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)

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 it will be considered. Let us know your budget & expectations.  Last updated 2024-04-27