I love binge watching a good Netflix original series! Being outdoors, exploring new places, meeting new people and enjoying my life. Life is short and time is precious we might as well be happy and enjoy every minute of it! I have many labels but the one that matters most to me is Mom. So when I am not working hard on my business I am busy showing a two year old the beauty of this life (and cleaning up food off the floor - let's be honest). 

I'm all about bringing as much positivity and encouragement into this world as possible. I'll hold your hand while you give birth to your child, enjoy in some good talks and drink a beer with you and run the show on like a boss on your wedding day when its gets stressful. Above all, I have your back through thick and thin.

I strive to let you celebrate the quiet, authentic moments and also encourage you to embrace the emotion, fun, and pure party that a wedding day brings. I'll be the best third wheel you could ever hope for on a date and give you my ALL. That's a promise. 

Hey! I'm Carissa

I'm not about the stiff and awkward photos. I want you to have FUN with me and to look back on your photos and know the laugh you were making was 100% authentic. Sessions and wedding days contain a lot of chatter and me coaching you in a way that you can be genuine, playful, quirky, and relaxed enough that you let your guard down and start being your true self with your significant other. 

I'm not just here to deliver your wedding photos and say "see ya." I'm gonna be your friend. I'm gonna have your back. I'll probably hug your grandma, I'll definitely cry during your speeches and the mother son first dance and you bet your ass I am going to get down on the dance floor with you all at least once in the evening!

I pour my heart and soul into every session and every.single.wedding.day.  Because I see it as a two way street. If I become vulnerable and share myself and my creative soul with you, you're going to be able to open up and allow me document the most intimate part of your relationship. You're not just another name on the calendar to me. We'll share tears, laughter, hugs and create some lasting images that are 100% you.  That's a promise. 

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"Anyone who knows me, knows that the photography was the MOST important wedding detail for me. I found Carissa Marie Photography and her style spoke straight to my soul. I emailed her, and right from our first conversation, I could tell that she was a down to earth person, who had an absolute passion for her business. When our big day finally came, Carissa exceeded every expectation I had for our wedding photographer. She was professional, confident, passionate, and so fun to have around.

She is easygoing and composed; She fit right in and made everyone feel comfortable. She also has an impeccable attention-to-detail, and when we received our gallery, I was truly speechless. She captured our day so perfectly, and so authentically. 

We will treasure these photos forever, and I am beyond thankful that we chose Carissa to capture those memories. "
Amanda + Joey