which events can be a 

Marissa Decker Photography experience?

which events

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bring laughter, personality, & soul.

Portrait sessions allow you to put a bookmark in a chapter of life you wish to remember. These range from welcoming in your newborn baby, honoring a graduating senior, celebrating an engagement or even updating a family portrait!

No matter what it is - this session has time for it!

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Whether you are traveling to tie the knot or planning a surprise proposal - I'm here for ya! 

It's your session & I'll be there to capture you anywhere you desire! Hug, dance, canoodle by that tree; hike 5 miles up a mountain, canoe on a lake: Let's travel + explore your love story!!

Elopements & Proposals

bring enchantment, magic, and passion. 

Two of my favorite sessions! Mainly because this time it's about you two: and only you two!

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& anniversaries bring love, light,
and brilliance.

I aim to add even more bliss for all my couples! My investment into your special day is more than just snapshots. I will be with you every step of the way. From scheduling, to a Target run, to even explaining how to cut your wedding cake!

I place my couples happiness at the highest degree! And this begins at our very first meeting! 

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lovely clients & vendors below

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I cannot say enough good things about Marissa as a photographer and a person. She is professional and clear in her correspondence, but has a calming and personable presence which is essential to illicit the natural smiles and poses seen in her work. She is very flexible and offers suggestions, but always puts the couple's wishes first. Most importantly, she has an incredible talent to capture EVERY moment of the day in a way that makes you relive the emotions of the moment when you look at the photo, yet she is not ever the slightest bit obtrusive. What else could you want in a photographer? She is the very best out there.

Thank you, Marissa, from the bottom of my heart for so perfectly capturing our special day. Your photos will always remind us of some of our most joyful memories for the rest of our lives.

emotions of the moment

"...relive the 

Serafina + Kerrigan

Marissa is is a talent and beautiful spirit. She is so helpful, polite, patient, smart, and kind. She is such a fantastic photographer and has a beautiful, light, and natural style. She made me feel at ease the whole day. I CANNOT recommend Marissa more. The pictures she took are priceless memories we will always love. Thank you thank you Marissa!

a beautiful spirit"

"Marissa is a talent and

Matthew + Brittany

"Marissa is the most down to earth, sweetest person I've ever encountered. We were so fortunate to have our engagement photos and wedding photos done by her. I wasn't worried one bit about how our pictures were going to turn out because I knew they would be gorgeous in the hands of Marissa. The little things she captures behind that camera are simply jaw-dropping. I now have the best day of our lives put into pictures to look at forever. Her communication throughout the planning period is wonderful and quick. She is personal and heart felt with how she responds because she truly cares so much about each and every couple/wedding she partakes in. I 100% recommend her photo services as I am 110% pleased with the outcome! I will definitely consider using her for other photography needs in the future. And on that note, another big thank you goes out to Marissa!" 
 - Facebook Review

"I LOVE that Marissa Decker caught all the little moments, along with the big moments. They are all so special in their own way. We are so fortunate to have had her capture our day! These memories mean the world to us! Thank you for the one thousandth time from Kevin & I."
- Facebook Mention

little moments

"I love that Marissa caught all the

Alyssa + kevin

along with the big moments."

Meeting Marissa for the first time felt like we had been friends for years! We had the pleasure of using Marissa for both our engagement and wedding photos. Marissa truly went above and beyond to ensure that our day went smoothly on all ends. Even checking in to see if we needed anything throughout the day. She captured all the moments I never knew that would even happen! We are so thrilled with our wedding photos and cannot wait to receive the final downloads so we can hang them in our home. Thank you for capturing or forever memories, including some photos of family members that will forever be close to our hearts

friends for years"

"...felt like we had been

Macauley + Jessica

"Marissa Decker Photography everything you captured was just perfection!(Y'all...Marissa is incredible, HIRE HER IMMEDIATELY if you need a photographer)."
- Jimmy Wojtila (Groom)

"Having Marissa as a part of our big day was one of the best decisions we made (besides the "I Dos" of course)!"
- Sarah Wojtila (Bride)

"Marissa - you are totally amazing. We just finished looking at the proofs. Incredible! Awesome! Fantastic! Not enough adjectives to describe. You have so much talent!!!! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the whole day again in your beautiful pictures. We love you!!!!!"
- Jim Wojtila (Father of the Groom)

"The way you capture the emotion of the room + the moment is seriously amazing. Just the smiles or faces of people during a situation - the first dance, the speeches the little moments in-between the ceremony or waiting in the cocktail floor. Honestly I’m stunned (not that I ever doubted you for a second) but you blew my expectations out of the water!!!!"
- Stephen Wojtila (Best Man)


"Ya'll Marissa is incredible,

Jimmy + Sarah

"Marissa is simply the most amazing person inside and out! My husband and I were lucky enough to have Marissa photograph our engagement pictures and our wedding! She traveled to Lexington for both!! 

She has the most calming presence, you don't feel nervous or uncomfortable with her taking pictures. She captures moments that normal people don't see! I can't say enough good things about her! Her work speaks for itself, but she is also truly an amazing person!! Hands down the best!!"
- Alex Sims (Bride)

"You outdid yourself this time Marissa!! The pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! I simply cannot stop looking at them!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! You absolutely captured the feelings and emotions of the entire day!!! From beginning to end!! Haha!! I am so glad you could share in that day with us!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!"
-Christy Elias (Mother of the Bride)

calming presence,

"She has the most 

Alex + jarrod

you don't feel nervous or uncomfortable."

(About Blog Post): "I seriously am sitting in my car and viewing this for probably the 100th time and am in tears. I didn't even notice the statement Marissa wrote till now which seriously tugged at my heart more then I can begin to explain. Marissa you are an angel with a very special gift!!!! Love you so very much!

(About Wedding Day): "Thank you Marissa for capturing so much more then just a photo. I could not of asked for anything more perfect out of our photos and it's all bc you saw us and knew us for clearly! Sending you love + appreciation. "

capturing more than just a photo"

"Thank you Marissa for

Mary + Pat

Wow where do I even begin?! Marissa is an incredible photographer. She did a FANTASTIC job taking pictures for our wedding!! We loved ALL of them, and that is not an exaggeration! Her candid style was perfect for my husband's and my style and needs. So many times photographers will stop couples in the middle of their wedding to get "the perfect shot." This was not the case for Marissa at all, and we were so thankful!! She took pictures of us doing what we do, and how we do it! This is something that is truly unique to Marissa!! Her light and airy style is natural and not too edited, another thing we loved!!

Not only is she a wonderful photographer, but her personality behind and away from the camera just sealed the deal!! She is so caring, accommodating, relaxed, and the person to help us the day of the wedding, even for things outside of photography. We could not have asked for a better person to capture the best day of our lives. Thank you Marissa for letting us relive our wedding day each and every time we look at our photos. You are just spectacular!! xoxo 


"Marissa is an

Kellie + Joe

The photos blew me away!! Kelly + Matt said from the beginning how much they loved your style and were so excited to have you photograph their wedding. I get it!! Just beautiful! Thank you for your talent and work!!

Lori Smith: (Mother of the Bride)

blew me away!!"

"The photos

Kelly + Matt

Have I mentioned recently how AWESOME our wedding photographer was?! Safe to say we had the BEST photographer to capture our special day. Thank you thank you thank you for all the fantastic pictures Marissa Decker!


"Safe to say we had

Liz + Frank

Time after time I will sing Marissa Decker's praises. She has been such a blessing this past year. Allowing me to learn from her on wedding days is just a snippet of her kindness. Marissa has shown me that building relationships is crucial in this industry, education never ends + wedding days never ever get old. I'm so beyond happy to work with her. Marissa, you the bomb girl!

to work
with her!"

"I'm beyond happy

Elizabeth Schlafer
2016 + 2017 Second Shooter 

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!!

did a

"Marissa Decker Photography

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

"First, I want to say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone that has sent love and congratulations to Kerrigan and me over the past few days. We appreciate it more than we can say.

best photographer"

"I was lucky enough to have the

Sera + Kerrigan
2016 Proposal, Facebook Mention

[...] On Sunday evening, Marissa, who also happens to be an incredible photographer (check out Marissa Decker Photography) said she wanted to take some pictures of my friends and I to check out a location for a photo shoot she had coming up there. From when Marissa began taking pictures in high school to where she is with her business today, she has always taken pictures of my friends and I for her portfolio, and so that we could have quality pictures together (and feel like models), so this was normal to me. My friends and I all dressed up (my friends suggesting I wear the white dress I brought) and started walking up the trail towards Empire Bluffs. My friends all stopped walking, and I noticed something pinned to a tree. After a closer look, I noticed it was pictures of Kerrigan and I from our first year dating, along with a letter from him. As I kept walking up the path with my friends, there were pictures pinned on trees for each year of the 8.5 years we've been dating. At the end of the path was a binder with all the notes I've ever written to Kerrigan in chronological order. I walked out of the path and saw Kerrigan standing in the distance. When I got to him, he knelt down and proposed. We then celebrated with dinner on Lake Michigan.

[...] On top of it all, I was lucky enough to have the best photographer I know there to capture every second of it. Enjoy these blissful pictures of the weekend taken by Marissa Decker Photography."

"A little over a year ago, Danny and I began the wedding planning process. Decision making was in full swing. One of the most important decisions was finding the right photographer for that special day. One of Danny's sisters suggested we contact Marissa, as she's a longtime friend. After a look at her website, with her remarkable ability to capture those candid moments, we knew Marissa was the photographer for us!

blended into the wedding..."


Kristina + Danny
2016 WEdding

Marissa is without a doubt the most amazing, professional, considerate and thoughtful photographer we could have asked to be part of the start of our forever together.

First, our engagement session was easy and so fun! Her presence was calming, especially since we aren't used to being photographed everyday :) Honestly, the next day we received our proofs from the session and we were floored! They depicted us perfectly!

The day of the wedding was no different. We received so many compliments that Marissa blended into the wedding: no one "noticed" her taking pictures. Obviously Marissa is a beautiful, delightful person, but what a gift it is to capture candid moments going unnoticed rather than asking for posed portraits. We recommend Marissa without the slightest reservation. Her talents behind the lens and her magnificent personality make her the best photographer to be part of the most special day for two people: their wedding.

From the bottoms of our hearts, Danny and I are so grateful to have been able to have you as part of our wedding.
You captured the magic and love, Marissa!!!"

"Marissa is the best! She gives 100% all of the time! Easy to work with! So happy someone recommended her to us! We can't wait to see our pictures. We can't wait to recommend her to another couple"

She gives 100%
all of the time!"

"Marissa is the best!

rachel + brad

"We love to assist our brides in finding the gown of their dreams, but we are also here to help them out every step of the wedding planning process. We urge our brides to really invest in a good photographer. One that will capture your day, the emotions, the love, the laughter, and the moments in one beautiful image [...] Marissa has done several of our bride’s weddings and has an amazing ability to capture pure, raw emotion. We could see our bride’s personalities through her photos with intimate shots that show the true feelings that you experience on your wedding day. When you look at her page, you will see that many of her photos capture a couple laughing and sharing in the beauty of their wedding day."

capture pure, raw emotion."

"...an amazing ability to

All brides beautiful
2016 wedding, vendor review


"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!"

kindest, and most respectful photographers..."

"Marissa is one of the sweetest, 

Reverend Lynn Bressi-Rowles
2015 WEDDING, vendor review

"There are many things to think about when hiring a photographer. Choosing the right person should be a number one priority. After all, these photos you will have forever and will pass down to your family. So choosing the right person to capture your moments is very important. When we came across Marissa Decker, we knew we had to hire her. So we did and had pleasure of working with her for our engagement photos in West Palm Beach and boy did she not disappoint!

talented, in every sense of the word."

"She is unbelieveably

Michael + Gina
2015 Engagement

During the photo session, Marissa was helpful in every way she could be. If you're anything like me, when someone is taking photos of you, sometimes you can feel awkward or unsure of how you look, how you should stand etc. It became evident from the moment Marissa snapped the first shot that this woman knew exactly what she was doing and how to make us feel comfortable and relaxed.
As soon as we received the images, it reaffirmed that hiring her was the best decision and investment we could have ever made. To say that her photos were incredible would be an extreme understatement.
One of the best qualities about her style is that she captures moments. It's in those photos you can truly see just how talented she is. Holding hands walking down the beach, us laughing at each other, and of course her candids are outstanding as well.
Marissa is not only professional and knowledgeable, she is unbelievably talented in every sense of the word. I don't think there are enough words to describe how great of a photographer she really is. She exceeded our expectations in capturing every moment from start to finish."

"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

"Marissa was an absolute pleasure to work with on our wedding day. She did a tremendous job of taking stunning pictures of our group even when the weather was gloomy and rainy. From holding my dress to bringing me coffee, Marissa was professional and personable all day long. Dave and I were lucky to have someone make us feel special and confident throughout our day. I would recommend Marissa for any young couple looking to make their wedding day unique to their personal style. We will continue to recommend her to our friends and family looking for portrait or on location sessions.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Marissa! You captured the joy of our wedding day so wonderfully!"

taking stunning pictures..."

"She did a tremendous job

Lizzie + Dave

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