-- hybrid documentary style photography --

evoking emotion through a moment in time, to be preserved for eternity

while also leaving the space and time for artfully crafted moments


When reflecting back on old photographs of my grandparents, I noted the ones I felt drawn to the most. They just so happened to be more candid in nature. I could see their beautiful, natural laughter. They felt HUMAN. As a documentary-leaning photographer, leaving space for interaction to organically unfold is at the core of everything I do. With emotion comes vulnerability - an openness to experience and feel the world around you. Documentary style photography occurs when there's a trusting and loving connection between your relationship and my creativity. I am beyond honored that you are here and interested in having me capture your love story at this point in your lives. My role as an observer is to interfere as minimally as possible on your special day and allow you to embark on genuine moments with your closest people.


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San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond

Your love can take me anywhere

Northern Calfornia is home, but the world is my creative play space. Your love story can take me just about anywhere your heart desires. Let's see if the stars align with your vision.

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fueled by visual poetry & intentionality

fueled by visual poetry & intentionality

Hello, I'm Marisa

Hello, I'm Marisa

- THE ART OF NOTICING -

Your love story is the source of my creativity. I'm the author behind the lens, telling your story. Generational love, nostalgia, and observing the space to honor the connection you share is at the heart of all I do. As a photographer, I am deeply drawn to those who thrive on intentionality. I am a firm believer that romanticizing this time in your life will bring out the little joys in life.

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Kennedi & Tyler

Kennedi & Tyler

I am forever grateful for Marisa. She is the sweetest person to ever exist, and is so so talented. She took everything we told her, and put a magical touch to it through photos!!! I don’t know how she does it, but she epitomizes the perfect photographer for engagement photos. So happy to have her apart of our engagement process!!! Going to look at and love the photos forever.

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love that transcends time


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