Capturing joy in california 

love stories

photography true to life, color & emotion
making it fun & stress free

I'm Karissa, a California & Colorado wedding photographer that is so obsessed with my job!
I love all my couples to pieces and can't believe I have the honor of capturing the best day of their lives! *pinching myself everyday* Besides delivering beautiful photos that are true to them, it's most important to me that their day is so joyful & stress-free so that they can focus on what truly matters! 

i cannot wait to get to know you!

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ABOUT me

hello friend!

i care about you &  

your memories so much

Being a wedding photographer is so much more to me than just showing up and taking pictures. You are investing in your most important memories for the rest of your life. That is incredibly special and that is why I take my job so seriously. 

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check out Some recent work

breckenridge, Co wedding

joshua tree elopement

balboa park engagement session

I can relive every moment of our big day just by looking at Karissa's amazing photos! I cannot begin to describe the wonderful experience we had with Karissa for our engagement photos and wedding. She made us feel incredibly comfortable, which made our personalities and relationship shine in each photo (a true feat for 2 awkward people like us!) Our wedding day was a mess due to the weather, but SHE'S A MIRACLE WORKER! I cannot tell you how good she made us look! Karissa is kind, hardworking, fun, and so talented!

sweet words

         
 from my beautiful couples

Karissa is simply amazing. She captures moments that are natural and spontaneous. Her professionalism shined through as she kept family and bridal party pictures flowing and kept us ahead of schedule. She cares for her brides and grooms and offers advice, guidance, and works with you during each step. Her passion and enthusiasm for what she does was so evident and contagious! I'm so glad we chose her to capture our special day.

sweet words

         
from my beautiful couples

Karissa was our dream photographer. She is so easy to work with and a joy to be around! She goes out of her way to get to know who you are and what you love! We used Karissa for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. We showed up to our engagement session and it started to down pour. Karissa was so optimistic and shot our photos while it was raining.. and of course, she made them look perfect!! Our wedding day was gorgeous. She was laidback, but also organized. She is so much fun to work with!! Her photos are raw, beautiful, and her personality shines through them! I am so thankful to have the photos Karissa took of us for a lifetime!

sweet words

from my beautiful couples

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