Robert Merhaut Photography

Robert Merhaut Photography Robert Merhaut 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.

Tweaked this one a bit.  See if you can tell the difference between this one and the previous post.
02/20/2020

Tweaked this one a bit. See if you can tell the difference between this one and the previous post.

November 7, 2019 - Manassas, Virginia - The Artist and The Mayor for Northern Virginia Magazine - In her studio Nancy He...
02/06/2020

November 7, 2019 - Manassas, Virginia - The Artist and The Mayor for Northern Virginia Magazine - In her studio Nancy Hersch Ingram is in all her glory. On assignment to capture images of the artist during a sitting of the Mayor of Manassas, Hal Parrish. Nancy’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as well as other public collections, corporate collections, and those of the Institute for Micro Surgery, Moscow, and Accademia d’Arte, Montecatini, Italy.

Robert Merhaut Photography
01/29/2020

Robert Merhaut Photography

Orlando, FL - March 2017 - Universal Studios Florida has this incredible Hogwarts section from the Harry Potter stories....
01/20/2020

Orlando, FL - March 2017 - Universal Studios Florida has this incredible Hogwarts section from the Harry Potter stories. I created this image as a composite from the original snapshot. Universal Orlando Resort HarryPotter Orlando Business Journal

October 2017 - San Marco, Venice, Italy, Hopefully this great city can sustain climate change. Someone said that it was ...
01/15/2020

October 2017 - San Marco, Venice, Italy, Hopefully this great city can sustain climate change. Someone said that it was sinking but it's actually the water rising...

August 19, 2017 - Crow Agency, Montana, The 99th Annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow was my first opportunity to photogr...
01/14/2020

August 19, 2017 - Crow Agency, Montana, The 99th Annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow was my first opportunity to photograph Native Americans in traditional clothing, dance and celebration. Primarily our mission was to capture images of people working in hospital facilities and lifestyle environments for the Indian Health Service. By chance the end of our assignment was the day before this event. #robertmerhautphotography @rmerhaut @hornecreativegroup @crowagency @crowpowwow

November 2019 - New, York, View of the Upper Bay, Jersey City and Lower Manhattan from Fort Wadsworth - Gateway National...
01/14/2020

November 2019 - New, York, View of the Upper Bay, Jersey City and Lower Manhattan from Fort Wadsworth - Gateway National Recreation Area. Just after you cross the Veranzano Bridge from Brooklyn, is Ft. Wadsworth. Statue of Liberty is to the left and One World Trade Center on the right. #robertmerhautphotography #manhattan

December 2019, @tallyhotheatre  for the 11th Annual Jingle Jam. This incredible event is three shows in one day extravag...
01/13/2020

December 2019, @tallyhotheatre for the 11th Annual Jingle Jam. This incredible event is three shows in one day extravaganza! So many talented musicians and Todd Wright drives the show like no one else can.

More pics at: https://www.rmp-image.com/p1058652176

#robertmerhautphotography @stilsongreene @orangepopsongs @rmerhaut

September 2004 - Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s ch...
11/13/2019

September 2004 - Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” -Abraham Lincoln
#robertmerhautphotography #abrahamlincoln #lincolnmemorial #washingtondc

March, 2018 - Gallup, New Mexico - Bernal’s Body ShopSo many great scenes to capture throughout the Southwest US!This qu...
11/12/2019

March, 2018 - Gallup, New Mexico - Bernal’s Body Shop

So many great scenes to capture throughout the Southwest US!
This quaint little city is on the historic Route 66. Also home of the El Rancho Hotel, noted as “a pillar of the West and was the Home of the Movie Stars throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s who filmed Westerns in the area. #robertmerhautphotography #gallupnm #newmexico #chevytrucks

Washington, DC - Vietnam War Memorial  Thank you to all of our veterans and what they have sacrificed for our well being...
11/11/2019

Washington, DC - Vietnam War Memorial Thank you to all of our veterans and what they have sacrificed for our well being and for defending the United States of America. May you alway shine brightly with a nation of gratitude behind you.

October 2019 - Manhattan from Top of the Rock! Too many people on this location to avoid, so I included them in the fore...
11/07/2019

October 2019 - Manhattan from Top of the Rock! Too many people on this location to avoid, so I included them in the foreground for perspective. Now if only I had that new Nikon Nocturnal lens for $6k! #robertmerhautphotography #topoftherock #manhattan #nyny #todayshow

Ugh! Wildlife photography is hard! The subjects don’t take direction, they’re on their own schedule and can fly away at ...
11/06/2019

Ugh! Wildlife photography is hard! The subjects don’t take direction, they’re on their own schedule and can fly away at a moments notice! First time for me in a long while that I was out before sunrise. Thought I would target this area to see what I could photograph. #robertmerhautphotography #bombayhook #delaware #wildlifephotography

Ugh! Wildlife photography is hard! The birds don’t take direction, they’re on their own schedule and can fly away at a m...
11/06/2019

Ugh! Wildlife photography is hard! The birds don’t take direction, they’re on their own schedule and can fly away at a moments notice! First time in a while that I was out before sunrise. Thought I would target this area to see what I could photograph. #robertmerhautphotography #bombayhook #delaware #wildlifephotography

Happy Halloween!!!  This was from a fun location assignment for Northern Virginia Magazine at a pop-up selfie Halloween ...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween!!! This was from a fun location assignment for Northern Virginia Magazine at a pop-up selfie Halloween museum in Tysons. #northernvirginiamagazine #tysonscorner #

Eleanor C. Lawrence Park, October 12, 2019 - On assignment with a family for a portrait session.  30 minutes into the sh...
10/12/2019

Eleanor C. Lawrence Park, October 12, 2019 - On assignment with a family for a portrait session. 30 minutes into the shoot we heard a very loud noise and then a crash. As we ran in the direction of the sound we came upon a senior couple sitting in their car which was in the pond. The car was pulled from the pond and the couple were not injured. #robertmerhautphotography #elanorclawrencepark #fairfax #crash #carinpond #carinwater #havingbadday

September 2019 - Washington, DC and the Enrollment Management Association's annual conference.  Fun time photographing t...
09/16/2019

September 2019 - Washington, DC and the Enrollment Management Association's annual conference. Fun time photographing these amazing people! Ana Navarro and Donna Brazile were both insightful and hilarious. #robertmerhautphotography #renaissancehoteldc @ananavarrofl @donnabrazile #EMA19

September 2019, Newark, Delaware - I was driving by this DuPont facility and couldn‘t believe the quality of light.  Aft...
09/10/2019

September 2019, Newark, Delaware - I was driving by this DuPont facility and couldn‘t believe the quality of light. After 5 minutes I had finally talked myself into driving back...glad that I did. Robert Merhaut Photography DuPont Newark, Delaware

Venice, Italy - October 1, 2013"Love ceases to be a pleasure , when it ceases to be a secret."Aphra Behn - 1686Incredibl...
09/06/2019

Venice, Italy - October 1, 2013
"Love ceases to be a pleasure , when it ceases to be a secret."
Aphra Behn - 1686

Incredible setting that Master Photographer Yervant found for us to work with in this alleyway. End of the day, so light was falling quickly. We used available light and a video light for fill. Pushing the ISO to the max on this one. Nikon D3S, 24-70mm f2/8 lens, exposure 1/250 @ f2.8, ISO 12,800.

July 2019, assignment for #northernvamag at ABC studio in Washington, DC, to photograph Anchor, Nancy Chen.  Delightful ...
09/04/2019

July 2019, assignment for #northernvamag at ABC studio in Washington, DC, to photograph Anchor, Nancy Chen. Delightful lady to meet and a pleasure to photograph. #nancychenpics #robertmerhautphotography #wjla #abcnews

Dulce, New Mexico, in the summer of 2015. This landscape was taken during a pow-wow on the Jicarilla Apache Tribe Reserv...
08/29/2019

Dulce, New Mexico, in the summer of 2015. This landscape was taken during a pow-wow on the Jicarilla Apache Tribe Reservation. Love the southwest United States. #robertmerhautphotography #jicarilla #dulcenm #nativeamericans #newmexico #hornecreativegroup

Venice, Italy, October 2012...I don't think a dryer salesman would be a very good job in Venice. These buildings are hun...
08/24/2019

Venice, Italy, October 2012...I don't think a dryer salesman would be a very good job in Venice. These buildings are hundreds of years olden have such amazing colors and textures. Amazing! #robertmerhautphotography #veniceitaly #italy

Hot & Fresh Pizza at the 2019 Delaware State Fair. I could do pizza anywhere but there is something about a state fair o...
08/01/2019

Hot & Fresh Pizza at the 2019 Delaware State Fair. I could do pizza anywhere but there is something about a state fair or the beach that makes pizza extra special. #robertmerhautphotography #delaware #delawarestatefair #pizza #statefair #harringtonde #hot&freshpizza

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

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