- a place for some words &
a whole lot of memories-

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I could talk about my business goals until I’m blue in the face, which I find hilarious. Because growing up it was alllll about the life goals. College graduate in 4 years Married by 23 Babies by 27 (while somehow finding time to travel Europe and cultivate a job I loved.) I’m rounding out my […]

Life Goals: 2020

February 3, 2020

Personal

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I began 2019 with the mindset that I needed to take care of myself. If I’m being honest, that is probably one of the weirdest professional goals to write down. But I did it. I took out my goal sheet (hey all my OCD nerds out there!) and wrote with a newly sharpened No. 2 […]

2019 Marissa Decker Photography Recap

December 31, 2019

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When I began my business way back when, I sought the help from not only Google, but also a few different wedding professionals. This led me down a very narrow path toward creative-destruction. I began to play the comparison game so intensely that I questioned my own methods and my own instinctual approach. I regret […]

My Top 5 “Out of Focus” Black And White Photographs!

December 4, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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It’s my 29th birthdaaay sooo I figured I’d have some fun highlighting the quirkiest moments that made up the best of these 29 years! I chatted with some of my closest friends and family and asked them for some help on these “Marissa Moments”. Because, let’s be honest, even though I know the majority of […]

29 Marissa Moments // A 29th Birthday Tribute to Myself

August 12, 2019

Personal

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Soo, last year I created a magazine. I decided against a podcast, or a live Youtube stream. Mainly because I don’t have the actual tech-savvyness to conquer that. BUT also I don’t think social media is ready for my extremely uneventful life to accessible across every platform. Why a magazine then? It gives me a […]

MDP Wedding Magazine

July 23, 2019

Creatives, Personal, Weddings

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Back in 2018 I went through a 200+ hour Yoga Teacher Training. My initial thought going into YTT was that it would be a great thing to utilize during my off-season. I’ve always wanted to teach, in some sense of the word, and figured if I loved yoga enough why not give it a shot. […]

What Yoga Teacher Training Taught Me

June 24, 2019

Personal

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This is something near and dear to my heart, because I’ve realized as I grow older, I use traveling for something more than just to explore new cities. I mentioned it a bit on Lizzie’s podcast – but I’ll reiterate it here for you as well. (If you are here just for the Aruba pics […]

Self-Care while Traveling // Featuring: Aruba!

May 4, 2019

Personal, Travel

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SIX WHOLE YEARS! We now need TWO hands when telling people our age! This is crazy! It’s been six years since I received that official LLC letter (the one with my business name FINALLY spelled correctly – because yes I had to file it twice). What is an LLC? Welp, to save you from all […]

Six Year Challenge: 2013 – 2019

March 8, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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HEAD’S UP: I tried super hard to not put in any spoilers, but here is my warning just in case 😉 mkkay. So, if it wasn’t already apparent  – I loveeee to binge watch TV shows! I also love to watch them over and over again because why the heck not? Being a girl though, […]

Valentine’s Day Special: My 5 Favorite TV Show Romances

February 14, 2019

Personal

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TEN things? Oh dear good golly miss molly. Well here we go: 1. I can’t eat gluten or dairy YUUP that is right. In 2014 I photographed a Medical Mission trip in Peru and came back sick as alllllll get out. (Machu Picchu was amazing though!). After 6-months of only being able to eat chicken […]

10 Things About Mariss

February 11, 2019

Personal