From Karen Ghostlaw Pomarico’s article for The Pictorial List:
Meryl remembers growing up seeing a camera in her grandfather’s and father’s hands always documenting their lives. Neither of them were photographers but the camera was an integral part of their very existence, and Meryl became very familiar with it at an early age. Meryl was seven when she got her first camera, and it was the beginning of her journey as a photographer. She describes her biggest influence as photography being just a part of her life.