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a whole lot of memories-

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As we come to a close on another year of business, we also say goodbye a monumental 12 months. No other year has shifted the course of society, internally and externally. 2020 was the most honest black and white response as to why slowing down, and appreciating what you have, is important. And finally, to […]

2020 Reflections

December 31, 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

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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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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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

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It’s super weird talking about yourself to an audience you can’t really see. But for an introvert, it is one of the best things social media has provided: A way to “sell” my product and my love for my job without having to network in person. It eliminates that sweaty handshake and stutter. I don’t […]

Podcast Interview | Trying My Best!

February 8, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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I’ve always wanted to teach. It’s been my “plan if I couldn’t figure out a plan” for as long as I can remember. Over the years I went from a heck yes back up plan: college professor to my current love for finger painting and Kindergarten’s ABC’s. Nevertheless my heart has always loved education. In 2007 […]

“I have 90 children” | Teaching Photography & Working with Kids

February 4, 2019

Personal

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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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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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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