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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Just wanted to stop and take a minute to say Merry CHRISTMAS to all of our friends out their who take time to stop by and check out our work.  We are so blessed to be able to do what we love and for the freedom it allows us to have when it comes to spending time with our sweet little Merrik .  I can’t believe how time is flying by and I treasure every moment with her .  Santa will have no problem spotting our place this year , ( I know ) !

In case you can’t tell Merrik rules the house around here , especially when it comes to anything blingy !

On a side note for those of you who know me (Heather writing here ) , you might be surprised by the fact that the outside decorations do not match the interior ……. I know I am OC about this stuff , but hey cut a girl some slack .  Atleast I decorated outside this year:)

Love and Prayers for an amazing Christmas for all of you

The Moticheks

Mark , Heather and Merrik

This is my absolute fav ornament this year 🙂  Go figure !  Merrik wanted to get in in the action while I was snapping these .  She cracks me up with her pop up flash .  Oh my word I LOVE THAT LITTLE GIRL !!!!

I love my huge fresh wreaths !  Homemade if you please 🙂  Merrik went went with me to collect the greenery for them and was so freaked by the fact that I was pulling tree cuttings from the trash pile at a local tree shop .  She would not let me get any until we located an employee and asked permission .  They got a total kick out of the fact that we were asking .

  1. micah vittetoe: yaaay! good job for merrick!! and good job for you not discouraging her for her honesty!! let it live on and on in her! she will be blessed for it!!!! December 24, 2010 at 12:39 am
  2. Courtney: Your house looks lovely! :) December 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm
  3. Tweets that mention May Your Days Be Merry and Bright » Mark Eric Photo Journal — [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by markeric, markeric. markeric said: May Your Days Be Merry and Bright #family #christmas #heatherm #holidays [...] December 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm
  4. Sarah Upshaw: What beautiful pictures!! Your tree is stunning!! And the outdoor decor is just as beautiful! Thanks for sharing! December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Merrik’s photoshoot with Angie Monson (Simplicity Photography)

We were excited to find out that one of our favorite kids photographers was coming to Houston last week,  so we jumped at the opportunity to book a session with Angie Monson of Simplicity Photography. Merrik rocked some of her favorite outfits (with the help of her dear Mom of course!).  Angie has blogged  a few of the images, check them out-  we love them!

Angie’s blog:


Merrik Rock’s The Camera , Again !

When your parents are photographers, you just go with the flow. Bet you can’t guess what her fav. look to give the camera is ? She call’s it her surprised look !

Here is a very quickly edited video we threw together from the day using a low res flip video camera. Pay particular attention to the mirror footage when she is getting her hair curled by Heather- she says, “taking pictures is so BORING!”. What !?!? I really think she enjoys it 😉











  1. Amy: OMG adorable! August 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm
  2. Sofie: Looks like you have a little model in the making! :) March 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm
  3. Brian: Marc, These are some of the best kid photos I've seen. Great job to you and your wife. The video ripped my heart out too :) Thanks for sharing. Brian March 4, 2009 at 10:11 am
  4. jill laughlin: Mark, she is so beautiful!!! She is the PERFECT blend of you and Heather!!! Awesome Images!!! February 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm

She can’t really hula hoop to good, but she looks adorable trying

Did I mention I love this little girl ?  Yes couldn’t resist more Merrik pics.




  1. Lauren Kinsey: ahh this is great! I have mucho respect for you guys. Seriously, photographing kids is the hardest thing ever! :D Perhaps it's why I love weddings so much :) February 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm
  2. Yazy: Wow! beautiful :) February 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm

So Flippin Cute

Today was an awesome day.  I got to spend time with my family and loved every minute of it, who could ask for more than that ! Just wanted to share with everyone out there what makes my heart smile……. Merrik.  I snapped this while we were outside playing with Marks’ way cool new white leather office chair.  Gotta admit she is a doll!!  I think she must take after her dad.



  1. Donna Baringer: I have the absolute most gorgeous grandaughter and daughter in the whole wide world. I love you both with all my heart and soul. Heather I am so very proud of you and proud of where you are going. You are a true blessing to me and so is your beautiful daughter. Love your MOM March 10, 2009 at 9:10 am
  2. ohana photographers: dude she is definitely flippin cute! February 13, 2009 at 9:34 pm
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