- ELSIE de WOLFE -

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

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My website’s aim is to give clients as much necessary information as possible to make an informed decision. I want them to know who I am and what I offer without any hesitation.  With that said, some questions slip through again and again, regardless of the couple or the inquiry! I listed some of the […]

Six Most Common Wedding Photography FAQ’s

March 19, 2019

Creatives, Engagements, Portraits, Weddings

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There are multiple editing styles within the realm of photography. The two main ones are light and airy and dark and moody. There are also some subgroups such as warmer (more orange), cooler (more blue), film-like, high-contrasty, and so on and so forth. Now a days though, with presets and the ability to create your […]

Editing Style: Why I Edit Light and Airy!

February 18, 2019

Creatives

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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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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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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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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