Marissa picked up a camera at the height of 2020 quarantine. Up to that point she was a hair & makeup artist for 13 years. This background and experience pairs perfectly with her photography and gives her the ability to see details and people in a unique way, which she feels adds greatly to her clients experience and her photography style. Over the years she developed a passion for photography, and the downtime of quarantine gave her the opportunity to finally take the leap and switch careers. Since then, she has fallen completely in love with capturing beautiful moments and people. She is honored and grateful to celebrate every milestone and memory with each of her clients, and feels blessed that this is what she gets to do for a living. Marissa's main goal is always to make her clients feel comfortable & confident. To her, the perfect photo is the one where people have a genuine smile, connection, and their authentic emotions can be felt through the lens.
I love the way a good photograph can make a person feel... The way a person can light up when they see themselves in a beautiful and artistic image, and know that that is truly them and that they are stunning. We all deserve to see ourselves as a work of art. I love that I get to create that for people. I also love getting to be part of special moments in peoples lives, the importance of capturing these memories and milestones for people in a special way is not lost on me. I want people to be able to look back at their photographs and be able to remember every detail, and every emotion.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many types of shoots, everything from family shoots, boudoir, lifestyle and branding photoshoots, to weddings, events and special occasions. Regardless if I am shooting a special occasion, or if I am photographing a milestone such as senior photos, or an engagement.. I like to make sure that people know how much I care. I care that the photos I take aren't just photos I love, but that they are photos YOU will love, and that they capture you, and your moments and your memories in a way that is authentic. I make sure to get to know enough about you, and what your expectations are that I can really make that happen for you.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have a twin sister named Maleah, who is also a professional photographer living in Arizona. We share our love for art and photography, and I attribute my learning photography professionally to her.