candid & natural

MARISSA DECKER PHOTOGRAPHY is a candid wedding photography company, based in Ohio, that believes life's special moments are better when you live them.

Marissa's vision focuses on movement & the natural emotion you experience!

She aims to capture you, as you are, in this beautiful moment in life! 

MARISSA DECKER PHOTOGRAPHY is a candid wedding photography company based in Ohio that believes life's special moments are better when you live them. Marissa's vision works without lights or swivel chairs, and focuses on movement & the natural emotion you experience! She aims to capture you, as you are at this beautiful moment in life!  The way YOU walk. The way YOU hold hands. The way YOU laugh. No matter the session - these images are aimed to represent you.  It is your life! Shouldn't your special memories depict that?



My name is Marissa + I am the owner and photographer of Marissa Decker Photography. Even though I'm based out of Ohio, the Hufflepuff inside me enjoys 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 ! :)

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

I'm in love with:

Our scavenger hunt turned engagement shoot. Thanks Marissa Decker for following us around as we goofed off, and Kyle tried to be Ron Swanson. We love you so much for doing this with us! -- and for helping me create the surprise (and not laughing when I said we're taking photos at Kroger!). Neither of us wanted the norm, so we can't thank Marissa enough for giving us the most candid shots I've ever seen! 

i've ever seen!"

" us the most candid shots

annie + Kyle
2018 destination Engagement

Marissa shot our engagement photos and our wedding and I seriously could not be happier with both sessions! She has a true eye for those special, candid moments and spectacular composition. Marissa makes you feel so comfortable, too. There's no stress, and most of the time you don't even know she's taking photos! Marissa also is great at communicating with you regarding any questions you might have or (...)


"there's no stress 
& most of the time you 

corey + brian
2018 Wedding

I would recommend Marissa any day to anyone! She has a way of making you feel comfortable and excited (even if you normally hate being in front of a camera). My husband & I were fortunate to schedule her for our engagement shoot and wedding day. She captured quality, candid moments that were true to us! And to top it off, her communication and turn-around time were very impressive! I cannot say enough about how happy we were with Marissa. She is professional, positive, and genuinely talented.

true to us!"

"...captured quality, candid moments that were

kelly + Marc
2018  DESTINATiON Wedding

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. (....)

emotions of 
the moment"

" relive the

Serafina + Kerrigan
2017 Wedding

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!!

 calming presence,

"She has the most

Alex + Jarrod
2017 Wedding

you don't feel nervous or uncomfortable..."

"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."

little moments

"I love that Marissa caught all the

Alyssa + kevin
2017 Wedding

along with the big moments!"

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

"Marissa is a talent and 

Matthew + brittany
2017 Wedding

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 Sperry's. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marissa!

did a

"Marissa Decker Photography

bridgette + Mike
2017 destination anniversary

"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

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

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