HI I’M MARISSA,
MY FRIENDS CALL ME RISSA.
26 year old traveling photographer and designer with a B.A. in Graphic Design. Spending most of my time in the Bay Area & Sacramento with my little fam. I’m also a champagne poppin’ instigator, nature gazer, animal lover, and universe admirer!
Combining photo and design became a true passion in my high school yearbook class where designing page layouts and being able to document & capture the school year gave me a great sense of happiness and pride.
The first camera I picked up was my Grandma’s Polaroid. I loved taking pictures of random items in the house, my pets and family members. Looking at the photos is like traveling back in time and reliving that whole day. They are the keys to the special places in your heart; the way a photo unlocks your feelings and memories is what i love most about being a photographer.
The advantage to having a dual background in design and photography is that i get to potentially be an even bigger part of these memories and feelings by taking part in the actual photography as well as designing save the dates or invitations etc.
I’m not a traditional prom posing photographer, my photographic style is candid. Preserving REAL sentimental moments for the adventurous, wild at heart & the deep feelers.
In my free time I like enjoying the outdoors with my family, watching movies or trying a new wine/champagne. Fun Fact: (My boyfriend is currently in school to be a winemaker, so that’s literally his homework…I know why didn’t we all think of that!)
I do my best to keep the process fun & easy, from booking to delivery. If we haven’t had the chance to work together, I hope we get to soon; if we have, I hope we get to do it again and again. I’m a lifetime friend here to capture all your special moments and milestones.