Hey boo, I'm Carissa! 

Holding space for your honest, meaningful & unapologetic moments. 
Let’s capture your journey:


"If I'm shinin', everybody gonna shine" - this lyric by the queen, Lizzo, is kinda how I try to motto my biz. With a genuine attitude and chilled-out vibe, my only goal is to hold space for you to shine bright and fearlessly. Inclusive to all, sans discrimination, I am here for you just as you are. 

Dancing to your own beat, you are whole. 

Whether it’s a wedding, elopement, birth or lifestyle sesh, you can rest easy knowing that I’ll be 100% focused on you, your emotions, and the energy of the room. You deserve someone who is going to respect you and make you feel ridiculously comfortable throughout the day. Capturing all the tear-jerkin’ highlights and the perfectly imperfect in-between moments, you can simply be present and savour all the magic as it’s happening. 

Always listening and encouraging, let me support you and create a stress-free environment for you to be YOU. From the minute you inquire, to us having a D&M or tearing up the dance floor together at the end of the night, I’ll have your back.

When you look back on your gallery and relive all the heart-filling moments (including ones you didn’t even know were happening), you’ll know these memories are yours to safe keep forevermore. 

Your no-BS photographer, advocate, and cheerleader, let’s celebrate you. 

We're gonna get comfortable...real quick 
 I PROMISE!

LOTS OF CHATTER

We’ll never have an awkward moment because I'm never silent behind the camera...unless I accidentally fart out of excitement, then jokes on me, right?! Matching your energy, I’ll be coaxing and cheering you on, getting you into the zone so you can let go of your cameraphobia. Genuine, playful and relaxed, I like this journey for us. Pinky-swear.

SOME TUNES, DUDE

In between me snort laughing at my own jokes, we’ll make sure the Bluetooth speaker is blasting your favourite music during our session. Beyonce or Baby Shark, I don’t give a f**k as long you’re letting your hair down and getting hyped up. My mission is to take our newfound friendship from 0 to 100 before you even realize it. I’m comin’ for ya!

MAKE IT PERSONAL

I’m not just here to deliver pretty photos then say “see ya” and disappear in a flash. Establishing a close relationship, I want to know everything about you - what makes you tick, what makes you laugh, what makes you cry...all the things! This isn’t about me, it’s truly about YOU and what you want for YOUR day. Let’s make it happen.

hit me up, i've got you! 

Your snort- laughing photographer from Edmonton, Alberta 

Purposefully capturing what makes you whole, with goofy sass

Let's chat, boo boo

I'M A BOY MOM 
When I’m not editing your gorgeous photos, I spend my days cleaning food off the floor and sidestepping Lego pieces. Thanks to my five-year-old toddler, Leo. Showing him the beauty of life and guiding him on being a good little human, amongst the chaos, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

I JUST DID THIS WEDDING THING
I married my best friend at our own intimate west coast wedding last September and can totally understand the pressure, emotions, and excitement you're feeling. That’s why I'm here to be your loyal sidekick! Psst...you can check out our wedding photos in Ucluelet BC here.

I'M A TRAINED DOULA 
I'm certified in the practice as a Holistic Doula and my Reiki level one. I have a deep passion for capturing authentic birth stories and humbly believe I’ll complete your birth team. Sensitive to your energy and needs, if I had another life I would’ve hands-down studied to be a midwife.

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And a few more for shits & gigs:
Enneagram 2w3 | Empath | Sarcastic Humour | Two Rescue Dogs, Benny & Pinto | True Crime Nerd | RuPaul's Drag Race Obsessed | 24/7 Fan of The Office | Travel Lover | Thrift Shopper | Ocean Baby | House Plant Babysitter | Smudging & Meditation

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"What stood out the most are the ways Carissa went above and beyond the job description of 'photographer' for us"

Christina + Danyal 

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