Meet the Photographer
Hey, I'm Marissa!
Glad you are here. I think life is about celebrating experiences, relationships, and passions - so here's a little more about what that means for me.
Nature & Traveling: I live in Oregon and jump at any chance to put on my bright blue hiking shoes, adventure through Douglas Firs, and scope out waterfalls. I love travelling too and exploring different environments, cultures, and cuisine!
Art: I have my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Oregon State University and paint in my spare time. Recently I travelled to Australia as an international guest artist at a festival, where I exhibited my paintings and gave an artist talk! See my art here.
Food: Yes! I'm a big foodie and love trying new foods and bonding with people over our shared appreciation of food. I'm a daily tea drinker - Chai tea and green tea are my favorites. I crave churros and Chinese food on a near 24/7 basis and have been known to go to extraordinary lengths to get my hands on a creme brulee. I'm always up for meeting up and grabbing food before or after a shoot!
Love: I've been with my partner, Colin, for 7 years. We got engaged last summer (he proposed at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse) and now we're in the process of planning our intimate forest wedding! He is so supportive of all my creative projects, is a great cook, and brings out the best in me.
Values: I support all kinds of love because I believe everyone deserves to love and be loved freely with whomever they choose. I also believe in loving yourself and the body you're in. There is so much beauty in people and I love capturing that.
My photography style favors real moments that capture the unique and real you. Whether they are loud, vibrant, and playful moments or quiet, intimate, and loving moments - I love them all. Most of my shots are set-up to be candid and I'll guide you along with fun games and prompts to get you comfortable and feeling yourself. The reason I love photographing couples is because I think its beautiful to see all the different forms love takes with every couple and to capture that in photos.
If you're reading this and like what you're seeing, then get in touch! and let's make the photo magic happen!