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



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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

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I’ve got a bone to pick with you people. I understand that selfies have a bad rap. I get it – dang youths – just taking it way too far sometimes!  (Said in Schmidt’s voice) But what happens when we define a selfie as a snapshot in your life. As a memory of what you […]

TAKE THE SELFIE! | A Photographer’s Ode to Portraits

October 24, 2018

Creatives, Personal, Portraits

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This morning I picked up my grandmother for her hair appointment and realized that I mindlessly walked into her kitchen and sat down. I could not remember my walk from my car to this chair. It was just instinct. It was natural. It’s what I always did. I realized, every time I walk into her […]

Marissa’s Friday Thoughts

March 16, 2018