my goal

 for you to fall in love with the day you got married and all the meaningful moments that made it up over and over and over again.

I've got this really fun mix of joy and excitement with a healthy heaping of a *get it done* kinda attitude. That means I'm cracking jokes with your family and laughing with your wedding party ALL while keeping us on track with your timeline. I'm very passionate and excited about what I do, so my favorite thing is sending some photos RIGHT AWAY after your engagement session or wedding! WHAT?! Yep! You read that right! You'll get a few images THAT NIGHT to share on social media & with friends and family! It's kinda my thing. 

your biggest fan

MY GREATEST FIND! I have two of these yellow crushed velvet chairs and I am OBSESSED with them! I'm a sucker for a good vintage thrift find.

thrifting

Chicago born and raised and missing deep dish every freaking day! 😭 Also very curious about your opinion on the great pineapple on pizza debate. 

pizza

I have a degree in outdoor recreation and I'm a certified wilderness first responder. The backcountry is my happy place! Let's get outside! 

backpacking

things i really really like

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN

more kind words

"Marissa was one of the best parts of our wedding experience. To set the stage, our wedding was a destination wedding in Maui, HI. Marissa agreed to fly to Hawaii and photograph pretty much our whole experience. We did multiple shoots at a handful of different locations throughout our entire time in Maui. She made us both feel comfortable and great about ourselves while shooting. She worked diligently to edit our photos and give us the majority of our photos before we even left the island. By the end of the trip Marissa turned from photographer to dear friend. She is very professional and beyond a dream to work with."

- Nathan & Michaela

"MARISSA. IS. GREAT. YALL! She is so sweet as she works with you to get your personalities to come out in every picture. She knew poses that made us look unbelievably adorable and turned a seemingly average bushy area in town into a heavenly paradise! Her mind continually searches to find the exact spot to shoot perfection. Her artistic heart comes out in incredible ways to make your pictures ones that you will cherish forever! You just let her do her thing, listen to her instruction, and let your love for your significant other shine bright! Thank you Marissa!!!"

- Ali & Marcus

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