MARISSA DECKER PHOTOGRAPHY is a candid photography company built on the idea that life's special moments are better when you live them. Marissa's vision works without lights or swivel chairs. Movement & natural emotion play a large part in any session! She wants to capture you, as you are! The way YOU walk. The way YOU hold hands. The way YOU laugh. No matter if it is a portrait, engagement or wedding - these images are aimed to represent you. It is your life, so shouldn't your special memories depict that?





MEET marissa

"I believe in capturing moments as simple + as natural as people experience them.
i believe in photography being a mirror to who you are! 
i believe in red wine, spontaneous travel, and harry potter.
But most of all, I believe in happy moments and how those are memories worth keeping."


read more about Marissa

My name is Marissa + I am the owner and lead photographer of Marissa Decker Photography. Even though I'm based out of Ohio, my camera + I enjoy capturing life all around the globe! (Have camera will travel, am I right?) 

I love meeting new people and spending time catching what naturally moves my clients! So, if you want to chat let's meet for a cup of whatever floats your fancy + we can talk about life, love, or even what you watched on TV last night ! :)

If you want to know more about me click here! 

laughter .  cereal .  hogwarts .   beach therapy .  HANDWRITTEN LETTERS .  



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Hi there!

We decided to have a photo shoot to celebrate our one year anniversary, and I could not be happier. These pictures make up for every engagement and wedding picture that didn't live up to expectations. Marissa Decker Photography did a PERFECT job. Marissa found a beautiful location, waited for the best lighting and made us feel so comfortable. Her energy was so easy to feed off of. Michael and I had such a fun time playing dress up, eating the top tier of our wedding cake and rocking our Sperrys. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marissa!

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bridgette + Mike
2017 anniversary

"Frank and I are beyond words with our engagement pictures! Marissa Decker Photography has done amazing work!! [...] From day one she's been flexible with her schedule and so intentional behind the lens. I can't wait to see the candid & special moments she captures on our wedding day. Thank you times a million for these beautiful pictures and for helping us to master the "canoodle" and for just being you!"

times a million..."

"Thank you 

Caitlin + Frank
2016 Engagement

"We are absolutely blown away!!! Speechless. You really captured exactly what I wanted to get out of these photos- our carefree lovey selves. Paul just sent me this message I wanted to share with you..."I literally am so impressed with Marissa. She does an amazing job. Like the level of difference between our photos and those I've seen from other people is outstanding!" We are SO SO happy with these and it makes me that much more excited that you will be the one capturing the biggest day of our lives come next year."

blown away & speechless!"

"We are absolutely

rachel + Paul

"We cannot thank Marissa Decker Photography enough for capturing our wedding day! She was SO great to work with & the pictures turned out beautiful!! We couldn't be happier! [...] Thinking about how comfortable she made us both during the planning and through our day, we could not have dreamed up someone better to capture our day. Her amazing work directly reflects the type of person she is and we are blessed to have the memories she provided us. Thank you again!"

directly reflects the type of person she is"

"Her amazing work


I have been a minister for 18 years and have married over 6000 couples! I can honestly say that Marissa is one of the sweetest, kindest, and most respectful photographers I have ever worked with. A complete pleasure!

- Reverend Lynn Bressi-Rowles 

kindest, and most respectful photographers..."

"Marissa is one of the sweetest, 

Lindsey + Zack

"I cannot praise the work of Marissa Decker enough, she is an absolutely amazing person professionally & personally! Anyone who is looking for a photographer, I highly recommend you check out her work!"

professionally & personally!"

"She is an absolutely
amazing person

Katie + Jeremy


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