MEET marissa

"I believe in capturing life as simple + as natural as people experience it.
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 moments where you are you, and how those are memories worth keeping."

So, you want know more about me?

Welp, here it goes.
The secret's coming out:
I am the most awkward person in front of a camera.

True Story: I went through a phase where I placed a hand on my hip and actually dipped waaaay over to one side, thinking that was cool. (All my travel photos from 2011 - 2013 can attest that it was not). But there began my idea for a photography company where you didn't pose. One where the photographer captured everyday life, as if it was any other day. (So yes, it was truly for my own sanity of ceasing my need to place my "hand on the hip and dip" while being photographed.) But my idea grew.

I stopped posing my couples. I let families relax into their session. I captured newborns just breathing. By focusing on emotion rather than static posing. I fell in love with happiness, movement, laughter, silence, and that all encompassing word: personality. Allowing people to be themselves opened an entirely new door to capturing memories. I can now serve my clients with photos depicting who they are, stopping the "I heard it's cool to stand this way" thought. 

fun facts about riss

fun facts about riss

I listen to music on repeat while I am editing, road tripping, or even making breakfast.

1

my style is much more comfort over fashion sense.

2

CEREAL is my weakness.
pour three kinds in one oversized mug and I'm all set

3

confession:
i am a tv show binger!
currently watching: 
brooklyn nine-nine & outlander

4

I re-read the harry potter series
at least twice a year.
(this hufflepuff loves every second)

5

truth bomb:
the ocean can cure anything

6

for the past 12 years, I've helped run an after-care program at my grade school, Shout out to all 90 of my kids!

7

Traveling is my therapy
& yoga is my home

8

i'm pretty certain every monday in life can be cured with a chandler bing or nick miller gif.

9

I used to have a serious bowl cut when i was little. since then my hair has always touched my shoulders.

10

January
Cincinnati

March 
Michigan
Pennsylvania 

April 
Florida

2020
Travel
Dates

July
NYC
Montana
Las Vegas

August 
Columbus

September 
Columbus

November
Alaska

December
Florida






July
NYC
Montana
Las Vegas

August
Columbus






September
Columbus

November
Alaska

December
Florida

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Going to be in the same place?

let's meet up & make magic!!