Robert Merhaut Photography

Robert Merhaut Photography RMP is committed to helping individuals and businesses tell their unique story in a way that is imaginative and fresh through beautiful photographs.

Robert Merhaut Photography fully leverages over 20 years of experience as an artist, photographer and business person. My love of art and photography follows a family tradition that I inherited from my Uncle, a well known photographer from Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to creating compelling award winning photographs, I am known for my professionalism, enthusiasm and relaxed style. I can be counted on to deliver exactly what you are looking for while making it an enjoyable experience. Whether photographing an event, private moment or common object, I make the transition between what is real and what is in my mind - seeing and capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Working with clients that let me have creative flexibility can be a fun assignment.  Love this image used in the 2019 Ch...
07/16/2019

Working with clients that let me have creative flexibility can be a fun assignment. Love this image used in the 2019 Chesapeake Utility Corporation's annual report. #robertmerhautphotography #delaware #chesapeakeutilities #annualreport

This portrait was taken while on assignment in Orkney Springs, Virginia late in the summer of 1981. Kodak Ektachrome 64A...
07/16/2019

This portrait was taken while on assignment in Orkney Springs, Virginia late in the summer of 1981. Kodak Ektachrome 64ASA film, Nikon F body and a NIKON Ai-S NIKKOR 85mm F2 AIS f/2 manual focus lens. #robertmerhautphotography #portraits #orkneyspringsva #arthuryoung

This was an experiment with micro photography I did a while ago. The image is a section of a piece of petrified rock abo...
07/09/2019

This was an experiment with micro photography I did a while ago. The image is a section of a piece of petrified rock about the size of a baseball that belonged to my grandfather, Dutch McCafferty. The area photographed is approximately 1/4" square, so about the size of you pinky fingernail. Used selective focusing over twelve areas, aligned and stacked in Photoshop to make the entire image sharp. It's just pretty! #robertmerhautphotography #microphotography #petrifiedrock #abstract

The VR going through DC on a twilight run! Color version of a black and white image I posted a while back.  Like the war...
07/07/2019

The VR going through DC on a twilight run! Color version of a black and white image I posted a while back. Like the warm tones from the lights on the ground and in the Capitol windows. #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #train #capitol

Six second exposure in the middle of the afternoon was a bit tricky. I got a pretty good blur of the water with that set...
07/06/2019

Six second exposure in the middle of the afternoon was a bit tricky. I got a pretty good blur of the water with that setting. So hot and humid that day...doesn't convey in the pic but if you have ever lived in the DC area you know what I'm talking about. Great Falls Park is such a beautiful location! #robertmerhautphotography #greatfallsva #fairfax #waterfall #longexposure #landscape

Summertime panoramic image of Great Falls Park from the Virginia side (I don't think I've ever been to the Maryland side...
07/06/2019

Summertime panoramic image of Great Falls Park from the Virginia side (I don't think I've ever been to the Maryland side!). Merged 6 vertical images to produce this one. The only thing missing is the incredible sound of the rushing water! #robertmerhautphotography #greatfallsva #panorama #fairfax #nationalparks

No matter the angle, photographing Tysons just blows my mind knowing how it looked before all of the construction. High-...
07/05/2019

No matter the angle, photographing Tysons just blows my mind knowing how it looked before all of the construction. High-rise apartments, hotels, metro access and so much more! Wish I could afford to live there…LOL! #tysonscorner #metrodc #robertmerhautphotography #northernvirginia

Beautiful kitchen remodel by Moss Building and Design.  Maybe someday we can have a kitchen like this!!!  For now I'll j...
06/21/2019

Beautiful kitchen remodel by Moss Building and Design. Maybe someday we can have a kitchen like this!!! For now I'll just produce images of other peoples killer kitchens! #robertmerhautphotography #kitchendesign #mossbuildinganddesign #kitchen #interiorphotography

Running from the dog...big dog!  Just a fun comp for a wedding album coming soon to Jeremiah and Ally! #robertmerhautpho...
06/19/2019

Running from the dog...big dog! Just a fun comp for a wedding album coming soon to Jeremiah and Ally! #robertmerhautphotography #runningfromthedog #wedding #groomsmen #groom

Amazing for me to know that this is Tysons today! Metro, high-rise apartments, hotels, and so much more!     For those o...
06/13/2019

Amazing for me to know that this is Tysons today! Metro, high-rise apartments, hotels, and so much more!
For those of you that might remember, originally there was a small shopping center behind the mall facing Chain Bridge Road (rte. 123), on the location of the two buildings center right of this image. Here's a link to an aerial image of the site back in 1968, the area is to the bottom right with the smaller structure. https://www.reddit.com/r/nova/comments/9s35r4/tysons_corner_center_opens_as_the_largest/
#robertmerhautphotography #tysons #nightlight

A few posts back there is an image of tombstones with a church in the background.  This is what I saw from my car that m...
06/12/2019

A few posts back there is an image of tombstones with a church in the background. This is what I saw from my car that made me turnaround and go back to photograph the scene.
Not a bad second look of this location.
#robertmerhautphotography #delaware #church #blackandwhite #georgetownde

Robert Merhaut Photography's cover photo
06/11/2019

Robert Merhaut Photography's cover photo

In 1982 I was assigned by my boss Rob Martin, to photograph the Fairfax Symphony's new conductor William Hudson.     Thi...
06/11/2019

In 1982 I was assigned by my boss Rob Martin, to photograph the Fairfax Symphony's new conductor William Hudson.
This April I was assigned to photograph Chris Zimmerman, the new conductor of the Fairfax Symphony! Crazy coincidence but I guess I've come full-circle on this assignment.
Thanks to the staff at the Hylton Performing Arts Center for helping with the logistics.
Check out the Northern Virginia Magazine - Best of NOVA issue on newsstands now! Along with Chris there are images of the Channel 4 News Team with Duck Donuts and Congressman Gerald. @chris_zimmerman_ #robertmerhautphotography #fairfaxsymphony #northernvirginiamagazine #northernvirginiamag #conductor #fairfaxcounty #hyltonperformingartscenter #georgemasonmusic

Recently I was inspired to work with some nighttime photography.  This image was taken at the carnival at One Loudoun. #...
06/10/2019

Recently I was inspired to work with some nighttime photography. This image was taken at the carnival at One Loudoun. #robertmerhautphotography #oneloudoun #carnival #nightphotography

On location for Northern Virginia Magazine, I had the opportunity to photograph several of the News 4 team at their stud...
06/07/2019

On location for Northern Virginia Magazine, I had the opportunity to photograph several of the News 4 team at their studio in DC. They, along with Duck Donuts are being highlighted in the most recent publication for 'Best of Northern Virginia.' It was so much fun for me as I watch this news program every morning. Truly wonderful people and great handlers of donuts too! #nbcnews #duckdonuts #robertmerhautphotography #northernvirginiamagazine

On the road to Dover I spotted this old church and graveyard.  Storm was coming in from the west and the sky had a winte...
05/04/2019

On the road to Dover I spotted this old church and graveyard. Storm was coming in from the west and the sky had a wintery look. Processed in Photoshop and Lightroom for infra-red effect. #robertmerhautphotography #delaware #church #graveyard #blackandwhite #georgetownde

I produced this image of Crystal Golden for this months edition of Northern Virginia Magazine. This screen shot is from ...
04/05/2019

I produced this image of Crystal Golden for this months edition of Northern Virginia Magazine. This screen shot is from the online version. I'll post more images from the shoot in a couple of weeks. #robertmerhautphotography #crystalgolden #northernvirginiamagazine #hylton #opera

Last week I had an hour of down time while in Washington, DC. I decided to take a walk-about and capture some images. Ju...
04/01/2019

Last week I had an hour of down time while in Washington, DC. I decided to take a walk-about and capture some images. Just a fun exercise!

Last week I had an hour of down time while in Washington, DC. I decided to take a walk-about and capture some images. Just a fun exercise!

Part of the Smithsonian Nat'l Air & Space Museum, the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center is an incredible treasure of North...
03/12/2019

Part of the Smithsonian Nat'l Air & Space Museum, the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center is an incredible treasure of Northern Virginia. The Space Shuttle Discovery, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and the Enola Gay are only a few of the amazing exhibits. A 360º 'selfie' panorama!✈️ panoramic...#robertmerhautphotography #udvarhazy #panorama

Street photography is something that I like to do when I’m in between assignments. Spotted this one in Washington, DC. S...
03/07/2019

Street photography is something that I like to do when I’m in between assignments. Spotted this one in Washington, DC. Shadows, light, textures and ‘no parking’ all in one! #robertmerhautphotography #streetphotography #noparking

Yummy!!! Plaza Azteca in Leesburg, Virginia, serves wonderful food and cocktails. I shouldn't be working on this now bec...
03/06/2019

Yummy!!! Plaza Azteca in Leesburg, Virginia, serves wonderful food and cocktails. I shouldn't be working on this now because I am very hungry! #robertmerhautphotography #plazaazteca #mexicanfood #cocktails #villageofleesburg

Baltimore, MD, November 2018 - Happened upon this tasty little greasy spoon last year. Love the retro look and the food ...
03/05/2019

Baltimore, MD, November 2018 - Happened upon this tasty little greasy spoon last year. Love the retro look and the food was awesome...of course there was pie! #robertmerhautphotography #baltimore #hollywooddiner #diner

So many farms along the way in Delaware! There's something about the quality of light in this pic that seems painterly c...
03/02/2019

So many farms along the way in Delaware! There's something about the quality of light in this pic that seems painterly compared to a photographic image. #robertmerhautphotography #farms #delaware

You'd think this pic would be about grapes, but it's not...I didn't realize there was a bee watching me. This image has ...
03/01/2019

You'd think this pic would be about grapes, but it's not...I didn't realize there was a bee watching me. This image has been used on the cover of several publications...for the grapes. #robertmerhautphotography #tararawinery #grapes #bee

Textures, patterns and shapes are things I love to capture. Blue C!#robertmerhautphotography #oneloudoun #blue
02/28/2019

Textures, patterns and shapes are things I love to capture. Blue C!
#robertmerhautphotography #oneloudoun #blue

Another image from on the road traveling thru Delaware. The light was so beautiful before the storm began. #robertmerhau...
02/27/2019

Another image from on the road traveling thru Delaware. The light was so beautiful before the storm began. #robertmerhautphotography #delaware #beforethestorm #anthonyjdangelo

Venice, Oct 2017. One of our models at the Yervant workshop. Incorporated as much of the location as I could with this i...
02/25/2019

Venice, Oct 2017. One of our models at the Yervant workshop. Incorporated as much of the location as I could with this image while trying to add a bit of flare! #robertmerhautphotography #venice #veniceitaly #yervantphotography

Panoramic view of Great Falls, Virginia. 7 images merged in Photoshop, image settings: 4sec f22 ISO31 5stop ND. #robertm...
02/21/2019

Panoramic view of Great Falls, Virginia. 7 images merged in Photoshop, image settings: 4sec f22 ISO31 5stop ND. #robertmerhautphotography #greatfallsva #waterfalls #panorama

Third in this series of Great Falls…my favorite. 1/6 f22 ISO31 14mm 5stop ND filter. #robertmerhautphotography #greatfal...
02/21/2019

Third in this series of Great Falls…my favorite. 1/6 f22 ISO31 14mm 5stop ND filter. #robertmerhautphotography #greatfallsva #waterfalls

Another view of the Delaware farm heading to the eastern shore. Love the sky and the home in a cluster of trees. #robert...
02/20/2019

Another view of the Delaware farm heading to the eastern shore. Love the sky and the home in a cluster of trees. #robertmerhautphotography #Delaware #easternshore #farmhouse

So much beauty on the road to the eastern shore. We drive by at 55+ and rarely are able to take in landscapes like this ...
02/16/2019

So much beauty on the road to the eastern shore. We drive by at 55+ and rarely are able to take in landscapes like this one. Multiple exposures with selective focusing, aligned and stacked in PS. #robertmerhautphotography #delaware #farm #stackfocus

These are from a fun little exercise to produce images from spiraling light! #robertmerhautphotography #spirals #trickph...
02/12/2019

These are from a fun little exercise to produce images from spiraling light! #robertmerhautphotography #spirals #trickphotography

Zoya’s sponsored the 2019 Washingtonian Magazine Bridal Fashion Show at the Mandarin Oriental. What a fantastic event! #...
02/02/2019

Zoya’s sponsored the 2019 Washingtonian Magazine Bridal Fashion Show at the Mandarin Oriental. What a fantastic event! #robertmerhautphotography #washingtonian #washingtonianmag #washingtonianbrideandgroom

This young lady was so energetic during the photoshoot for Chesapeake Utility Corp. Passion and pride are a large part o...
01/23/2019

This young lady was so energetic during the photoshoot for Chesapeake Utility Corp. Passion and pride are a large part of the employee mantra. #robertmerhautphotography #chesapeakeutility #annualreport #utility

This was taken an hour later than my previous post of Great Falls. The sun had settled in & was 'kicking' light along th...
01/21/2019

This was taken an hour later than my previous post of Great Falls. The sun had settled in & was 'kicking' light along the background. Amazing how quiet it is at this park. All you can hear is the rushing of the water...peaceful. #robertmerhautphotography #greatfallsva

This is was taken at Great Falls National Park from the Virginia side.  Lots of water running through the falls helped w...
01/18/2019

This is was taken at Great Falls National Park from the Virginia side. Lots of water running through the falls helped with this effect. #robertmerhautphotography #greatfallsva #waterfalls #virginia #fairfaxcounty #nationalparks

Thank you Stilson for creating an amazing logo for me! So happy to see it used in your ad! What can’t you do?!
01/17/2019

Thank you Stilson for creating an amazing logo for me! So happy to see it used in your ad! What can’t you do?!

My logo design ad this week in Loudoun Now. Thank you Christine Mougin-Boal of Mountain View Pottery, Turn2Realty, Robert Merhaut Photography, Amit Rupani of Red Lion Tavern Beer Co., New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Outer Banks Front Desk and Stacey Case of the D&SCFF and Walnut Management Company for your patronage and trust. I take the responsibility of designing a logo for a business as a serious partnership to embody their spirit and create the integral cornerstone of their brand. And to make it, above all, "cool".

Bards Alley is an independent bookstore in Vienna, Virginia. Jennifer Morrow, was so wonderful during the photoshoot for...
01/14/2019

Bards Alley is an independent bookstore in Vienna, Virginia. Jennifer Morrow, was so wonderful during the photoshoot for Northern Virginia Magazine. #robertmerhautphotography #northernvirginiamagazine #bookstore #bardsalley

The fourth perspective of the US Capitol. Similar to the second perspective just a little earlier in the session.  #robe...
01/12/2019

The fourth perspective of the US Capitol. Similar to the second perspective just a little earlier in the session. #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #uscapitol

Architecture styles of today are amazing. Blending textures of materials and merging new with old. This building is loca...
01/11/2019

Architecture styles of today are amazing. Blending textures of materials and merging new with old. This building is located on New York Ave., in Washington DC. #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #architechture

My third perspective of the US Capital. FYI, this series was shot within the same area in 60 minutes on January 8th, 201...
01/11/2019

My third perspective of the US Capital. FYI, this series was shot within the same area in 60 minutes on January 8th, 2019.

A second perspective of the US Capitol building at twilight. #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #capital #twilight
01/10/2019

A second perspective of the US Capitol building at twilight. #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #capital #twilight

So many different perspectives to discover of DC! #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #railroadtracks #capitol
01/09/2019

So many different perspectives to discover of DC! #robertmerhautphotography #washingtondc #railroadtracks #capitol

Jingle Jam Band before the evening show! So much talent in one room!!! #robertmerhautphotography #jinglejam #leesburgva
12/21/2018

Jingle Jam Band before the evening show! So much talent in one room!!! #robertmerhautphotography #jinglejam #leesburgva

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