“If the photographer is interested in the people in front of their lens, and if they are compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”
Where it all started...
I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia (dirty south! A-town down!) where I was inspired to make art at an early age by my dad who was a sculptor and painter. I have been creating portraits ever since I picked up my first camera 7 years ago. My love for photography started in college and blossomed when I graduated and decided to jump head first into being a professional creative and owning my own business. I am now a 28 year old wife, husky mom, creative, and adventurer who is now a published lifestyle & destination wedding photographer based in the Maryland who serves clients from all over Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland and beyond!
I pride myself in being a storyteller. Capturing not just a photo but the moment, its emotions and authenticity. Traditional posing isn't my thing, candids are and while, I will make time to get the posed shots, I am all about giving you comfortable direction, taking a step back, and giving a space for the memories to unfold. I am there to capture all the laughs, tears, hugs, etc. that I know you will love to look back at in the future.
I aim to capture the beauty of the diversity around us as naturally and authentically as possible, and as the viewer, I want you to see my art and see yourself represented within in it.
“I honestly cannot recommend Marissa enough! Her energy is absolutely amazing, she makes you feel like she's known you your entire life, and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She has an amazing personality and is so fun to be around. Not only that, but she is incredibly talented. Her photos are just stunning! She really takes the time to make sure your photos are perfect. You can tell she truly cares about her work.”