I’m Marissa - so happy to say hey!
Taylor and I have been married for 3.5 years and it’s been the best 3 years of my life. We are HUGE fans of marriage.. one of the reasons we love photographing weddings so dang much. Our son Asher is 2 and we have a baby girl on the way. Life is beyond blessed + full.
Taylor’s a pastor of an amazing church in Bellingham that our whole life and heart is wrapped up in. We’re remodeling our 1950’s built stucco home and when we’re not shooting weddings and parenting, you can find us at any local coffee shop drinking too much coffee!
We love our life so much and everything we are influences how I create and take photographs!
Here’s how I do things!
I am a very relaxed, easy to talk with - easy to work with person, and that's how sessions with me go! Expect conversation - I really want to hear your story, so I can tell it truthfully. I keep everything simple. Limited posing, natural prompts to bring out authenticity. I step back and let you be you. I use a small amount of gear and natural light.
On your wedding day, it's the same story! I want to capture the day how it naturally unfolds. I know the details and planning can be stressful, but I promise everything ALWAYS works out beautifully and perfectly because we’re telling your story - and your story is already totally beautiful!
My style of imagery is editorial (mostly I just observe what naturally happens and do a little directing when need be), and I try so hard to edit in a way that enhances the nostalgia of the moment! I am inspired by film and stay close to natural color. I’m all about capturing natural moments and editing them naturally to preserve the feelings.