- Becca Stiles-Stiles-Nogosek (Events Manager and coordinator)

Mercedes photographed our fundraising event for our non-profit organization. Mercedes was cheerful, laid back, punctual, professional and fun.

She has a great spirit and documented our event efficiently and effectively. I have not had an event photographer that a guest came to me to compliment before, and that happened with Mercedes at this event. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to others who are looking for a photographer with a great eye.

- Allison Roe (Editor for About Healthy Living and local Rochester, MN writer)

She was professional and fun and made me feel incredibly comfortable!

After one pop up session, I am sold! Mercedes did an incredible job suggesting poses and making me feel comfortable and natural. The finished images are stunning, she is so gifted and I absolutely recommend her for photos!

- Jill Swanson (Image Coach - Author - Speaker)

 - I simply could not be happier with the work that Mercedes did for me.

She does a top notch job and cares about doing it the way you want it to be. She bent over backwards to make the shoot easy and enjoyable. I would highly recommend her! Working with Mercedes was like working with a close friend and professional.

—  Marion Boyer (Painter/Artist)

Mercedes was a hard working perfectionist using her photography talent to satisfy my needs and wants, the directives requested by the website creator, and her talented eye.

I had a delightful experience working with Mercedes on a photography project. Her task was to come to my studio and photograph my art work, in full form, side views on each canvas, and close up shots showing texture.

Due to the vast amount of art, coupled with the differences in sizes, Mercedes showed a knack for problem solving, creating the best back drop and light source for each piece. She definitely has a good eye for capturing excellence with her lenses!

Mercedes is a talented photographer with a great eye for taking photos and the follow up work that is required. She has super interpersonal skills. These traits, combined with her work ethic, should be pillars for success for her.

Sincerely, Marion Boyer








—  Awarded images by year, online and in print


Volunteer of the Year:

Event Photography | Hartman Reserve Nature Center | Cedar Falls, IA

First Place: Commercial Non Masters Photographic Print Award | Professional Photographers of Iowa

PPI Top Five Student Award 2017 | Professional Photographers of Iowa

Top Printed Portfolio | Graduating Class, Spring 2017 | Hawkeye Community College Professional Photography Program

Second Place: Portrait l Non Masters  8x10 Photographic Print Award | Professional Photographers of Iowa