- Albert einstein -

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

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True Story: my to-do lists are thousands of miles long. When I jumped into this profession I didn’t realize how much commitment was needed, especially for the non-creative aspects of the job. On a typical day, I wear multiple hats.  They range from business manager, to creative director, networker, editor, website designer, social media strategist, […]

Thoughts From Your Photographer

June 25, 2017

Creatives, Personal

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This is how the conversation went: “Mariss, can we hike somewhere after I finish Step 1?” “Sure Jen! Anywhere in particular?” “I want to see a National Park!”  Even though we have one in our own backyard, why not out west? So we researched & booked the necessities. My CF card quickly filled with more […]

Pacific Northwest!

June 20, 2017

Personal, Travel

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Liz + Frank, oh Liz + Frank! First of all, usually during meetings, I try extremely hard to keep my typical professional cool. But Liz’s meeting was a different story! Let’s just say she stated that she was pretty much into HP as much as I am. So after some squeals + squeaks (and maybe tears of joy as […]

Liz + Frank Mercurio are Married!

June 16, 2017


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Bridgette + Mike were two people completely immune to jet lag. Well maybe not, but I am pretty certain getting off a plane at 4am and then doing a sunset anniversary session deserves some kind of award! (If it were me I would be useless the entire day!) But, nope! They were troopers! It’s beautiful […]

Bridgette + Mike’s Anniversary Session | Moraine State Park

June 13, 2017

Portraits, Travel, Weddings

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These two stole my heart, completely! I looove meeting new couples & hearing allll their love stories! Especially ones that fit each other like a glove! By golly, they just make me awe out loud (yes, I am a gushy, sappy romantic)! Steph + Scott were no exception. They are adorable in every sense of the word! To […]

Steph + Scott’s Engagement | Allardale Park

June 7, 2017


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I have a super soft spot in my heart for newborns. I mean who doesn’t love tiny fingers & toes! Every time I see a little one, my voice does that automatic high pitched “ohhhhh my goodness, look at you” voice. I realized after this session that I did it pretty much the entire time – […]

Baby Marielle!

June 4, 2017


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I’d just like to preface this post by saying: no this is not your typical bar crawl. Sure, it is safe to assume people had a lot of fun + there was drinking involved + yes you hop from bar to bar. BUT this event is really about the animals. Since its first year, the Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl raised over […]

Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl

May 31, 2017


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I am so excited to have these lovebirds kick off my 2017 Wedding season! Helen + Andrew were just absolutely delightful! I remember first meeting them in person on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at sunrise. I looked right over my shoulder + here was this couple walking toward me smiling – as if waking up so early […]

Helen & Andrew Anzano are Married!

May 25, 2017


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New Year’s Eve was the holiday I could never figure out. But these two beautiful souls – by golly – they know how to celebrate! Ringing in the new year with a celebration of becoming husband and wife: that is the epitome of all festivities! Jimmy comes from a family I have long admired + one I’m honored to know. This […]

Jimmy & Sarah Wojtila’s NYE Wedding

May 22, 2017


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I am a big family person. Sunday dinner’s growing up wasn’t an option it was a priority. You were there at the time Grams said so, because it was family time. My immediate family tripled in number when it came to out-of-town weddings, sporting events, or honors ceremonies. When we were little we traveled to Florida every […]

Palm Beach Portraits

May 18, 2017

Portraits, Travel

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