- ELSIE de WOLFE -

I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.

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At first I was afraid; I was petrified. But no joke, I was intimidated. A friend told me to join her for a Power Vinyasa class in a heated studio. It ended up being 75 minutes of pure, life-changing sweat. And no, it did not go smoothly. I slipped, cursed, and frustrated myself beyond all measure. The […]

How Yoga Changed My Life

January 28, 2019

Personal

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When I began my college photography courses, there were a ton of dos and don’ts. The most important criteria was how sharp your images had to be. I mean – it’s fairly common knowledge to say when you think of a good photograph you think of a crisp, in-focus one. It is what wins awards. […]

Out of Focus: Real Life

January 25, 2019

Creatives

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Southern Accents. Pedal Wagons Exposed Brick Traditional Hanbok Dresses White Walls Old Houses Spiral Staircases Theater Signs Pharmacy Bottles Swing Dancing Donuts Cake Ice Cream I mean ‘WHAT DID THIS WEDDING NOT HAVE?’ is the real question!! Molly and Jed spent their special day surrounded by some of the most genuine souls on this beautiful […]

The Livery Destination Wedding, Lexington, KY | Molly + Jed !!

January 23, 2019

Travel, Weddings

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Well Well Welll. Hellllllo there! My name is Marissa and I’m the human behind all of these words and pretty love stories. I had this goal in 2019 to blog more (very broad of a goal I know), but hey might as well kick it off on the best foot! Sooo what better way to begin than […]

Hiiii it’s Me! | Marissa Introduction

January 21, 2019

Personal

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This year was a year of more. In all aspects. From traveling to capturing to hugging. The word more comes to mind more often than not. I saw more. I did more. I felt more. I definitely did not plan this. I mean it was not a goal of mine – to do more. (Which […]

2018.

December 31, 2018

Personal

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It truly says something about a couple when they can plan a spectacular wedding while living in another state. Major major major props to Lauren + Ryan! Everything from the decor (yes most made by Ryan’s dad!), to the beautifully traditional church for the ceremony, to the bridal party being troopers with our EXTREME summer […]

Music Box Wedding, Cleveland, OH | Lauren + Ryan !!

December 12, 2018

Weddings

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There is something spectacular about watching one of your best friends get married. I honestly thought that it wouldn’t phase me as much, but I was a hot mess of emotion. The first part of their wedding was just with close family in our hometown (and those are all the photos you will see below!) […]

Firestone Country Club Wedding, Akron OH | Chelsea + Zach !!

December 7, 2018

Weddings

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I am PRETTY certain Leah and I are twins. Haha yes, that is how I’m starting this blog post. We are twins, orr at least sisters from the same weird form of life because WE BASICALLY enjoy all the same things. From yoga, to the same love of TV shows annnnd HP books to EVEN […]

Music Box Wedding, Cleveland Ohio | Leah + Patrick !!

December 5, 2018

Weddings

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I think I need to start this post by saying after our super cold engagement session we stopped in a coffee shop that just happened to make butter beer coffee. YUP. BUTTER. BEER. COFFEE. Dead, dying, and reborn into an HP oblivion. Basically all these months later I’m still geeking out. But moving onto Katie […]

Villanova University Wedding, Pennsylvania | Katie + Laeka !!

December 3, 2018

Travel, Weddings

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Some people find it unfathomable that one could spend a holiday away from traditions or normal routine. I actually am one of those people – to a point. The only holiday I’ve spent away from family is Thanksgiving (and I’ve done it twice). The first time I was studying abroad in Europe in 2011 and […]

Thanksgiving in Maui, Hawaii

November 29, 2018

Personal, Travel