Aubrey & Sam met on Oahu in 2017. With long walks on the beach, dazzling hikes, and long days in the Hawaiian sun, they quickly fell in love. They were married in April 2020 and have since brought their talents together to build a better business.


Sam works at Brigham Young University–Hawaii as the Assistant Production Manager. Aubrey works as a Media Production Specialist and also creates content for local businesses' social media accounts. They've worked with clientele in Hong Kong, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, California, and Utah. They're always looking forward to where we'll head next! 

In addition to MerrillPhotos.com, they also run MerrillFilms.com and ProdPhotog.com.


Sam has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Photography & Videography, and Minor in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Sam has years of work experience in the photo/video industry (including worldwide broadcasts, etc.) He has taken numerous online and in-person training courses and has a deep knowledge of DaVinci Resolve and Adobe CC.

Aubrey is currently attending Brigham Young University–Hawaii. She is pursuing her bachelor's of Fine Arts. When she isn't lending her artistic talent to photography she has devoted it to teaching art to youth in Houston, Texas.

Awards & Nominations:


2018 Kula Manu Photography Awards (1st and 2nd place)