- ELSIE de WOLFE -

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

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Snow? Freeeezing? Coldness? Ice? ICK! I am guilty of alllll of these thoughts. BUT if there is one thing the beautiful winter magic gives us that a summer day cannot, it is a chance for love to shine. These backdrops though, are to die for. Especially in NE Ohio. Our park systems and National Park showcase […]

Candid Winter Engagement Sessions

February 20, 2019

Engagements

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I have a huge soft spot in my heart for this family. They are some of the most kind and genuine souls to come out of the Akron area – and I’m sooo thankful that they continuously think of me to capture special moments! So my dear dear Shannon – I cannot thank you enough […]

Portage Country Club Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Shannon & Jeff!

February 13, 2019

Weddings

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It’s funny because when I went full time, I viewed Pinterest in a negative light. Not only because of my style of shooting but also when I say I’m on Pinterest, many people assume everything I pin I want re-created. But it is not for re-creation. It is for INSPIRATION. I don’t pose, but that doesn’t […]

Marissa Decker Photography is on Pinterest!

February 1, 2019

Creatives

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Do you remember Emily & David? Because you should. I traveled to NYC to capture their engagement last year! They need no introduction, so I’ll just say: Emily & David have a mixture of NYC cool and that genuine Ohio kindhearted personality. The moment we began chatting, I knew they would kick my candid butt! […]

Gervasi Vineyard Wedding, Canton, OH | Emily + David !!

January 30, 2019

Weddings

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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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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 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