Merry and Leif


I have always loved nature and discovered photography is the best way to me to share how I feel about the world around and within us. I was born and raised in Michigan and from and early age was brought up to appreciate and respect people and the outdoors. I moved to the Washington, DC area to pursue a career in finance and an MBA while continuing to explore and make photos whenever I could.

Photography is now my full-time avocation and vocation. I live with my husband, two children and my Danish Swedish Farmdog, Leif.   In 2017 I completed a lifelong dream and hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail with Leif joining me for the entire trip. In 2019 my teenage daughter and I walked the Camino Francis. People walk for all manor of reasons.  Even for those whom could not verbalize why they walked there is a story.  In listening to why people walk I fell in love with the concept of helping others discover and share their stories through photography.  Weather your story is a walk in the wild, a change in life circumstances, a personal belief, or finding the spirit of a home, building or product, I can help you to see, build and share your story.

Merry J Plocki, Juried Photographer

Part 107 Certified Commercial Drone Pilot

DSLR Full Frame Still Photography

Matterport 3D Walkthrough Photography and Floor Plans

Certified Photographic Judge:  Maryland Photography Alliance

Northern Front Range, Colorado

Montgomery County, Maryland 


North Bethesda Camera Club, January 2022

Baltimore Camera Club,  November 2021

Silver Spring Camera Club,  May, 2020

Bowie-Crofton Camera Club,  March, 2020

Rossmoor Camera Club,  May and September, 2019

Maryland Photography Alliance Judges Certification, Spring, 2019

Exhibits and events:

Solo Exhibit

Here and There on the Appalachian Trail

January 11, 2020 - February 28, 2021

The Daily Dish, Silver Spring, Maryland

2019 Maryland Photography Alliance Annual Photo Contest Exhibit, Juried 

February 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020 

Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland

2019 Maryland Photography Alliance Annual Photo Contest Exhibit, Juried

November 1, 2019 - January 21, 2020

Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, Maryland

2019 Artseen Gallery,  Emerging Artists Exhibit

October 1 - October 31st, 2019

Rockville, MD

2019 Joseph Miller Center For Photographic Arts Abstract Photography Exhibit, Juried

May 1 - May 30, 2019

Gainsville, VA

 2019 Montgomery College Rockville Student Photography Show, Juried

 April, 2019

 Rockville, Maryland

  Imaging USA Conference Volunteer

  January, 2019

  Atlanta, Georgia

  2018 Maryland Photography Alliance Annual Photo Contest, Juried

  January, 2018

  Maryland State House, Annapolis, MD


  PPA - Professional Photographer Association of America

  MD-PPA Maryland Professional Photographers Association

  Montgomery County Camera Club, Rockville, Maryland

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