i'm karissa, a wedding, elopement, and couples photographer!
i am based in southern california (and colorado too), but also always traveling! 

welcome, friend!

- Sunshine
- jesus & my family
- adventures outside
- Hiking, skiing, camping, Off roading, mountain biking 
- flying & traveling
- food - such a foodie
- flowers
- latte art
- laughter!!
- hugs

some things i love

I am married to a pilot after all!
Honestly, getting to capture love stories is one of my greatest passions! I seriously have the best job in the world! I love all my clients turned friends to pieces, and you will almost always find me crying at weddings and dancing at the reception! Weddings are THE BEST. I believe in marriage and I love to celebrate it! Read on to find out more about my own marriage and my heart behind this.

When I am not working, I am probably outside somewhere, on a hike with my dog or at the beach (thus why I am obsessed with Southern California), reading a good book, forcing my husband to snuggle me orrrr take me flying lol!

This is my hubby Tim, my high school sweetheart. When I asked him for a sentence telling about himself, he said "tall, dark, devilishly handsome, funny.....what? You asked. Ask and you shall receive." Lol...but contrary to what he said, he is actually the most humble person. He is a friend to all and is the person who literally would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He's a Marine and a pilot, and basically the coolest person ever. and yes, he is funny and always keeps me laughing.

Our most recent family pic! We love our little doggie named Locken. He is named after Interlaken, a city in Switzerland - with the most beautiful blue glacial lakes - that we explored a couple years back & fell in love with! Locken is a husky mix and he has big blue eyes so it seemed fitting. He is a sweet goofball, and like Tim, he is a friend to all - or so he thinks! He is my favorite coworker and will probably help me edit your photos!

Here is the day Tim proposed to me... probably the happiest day of my life! I was super surprised (I wasn't even wearing pants lol...) & I pretty much blacked out when he got down on one knee! We had just gotten done scuba diving on Catalina Island in California! We were actually going on a huge road trip all around the U.S. at the time. If you couldn't tell... we LOVE to travel and adventure. :)

meet my 

cute little family

my why

We have so much fun and love living life to the fullest! BUT what fills my heart the most is the everyday life and just being grateful for each day we get to be together. I could keep talking about this and give you my whole life story if you want, but to keep it short and sweet for you:

 True unconditional love is an amazing gift, marriage is sacred, and that is what I love to capture. Sure, the cake and the decorations may look beautiful and I will definitely get photos of all the details, but what I want to do is tell the story of your love. The little moments that will matter the most to you in 50 years. The way it feels, not just what it looks like. I capture the joy and the emotion, and the little things that you love about each other. Most of all, as your wedding photographer, I want to remind you what truly matters... your marriage, not just your wedding day. 

I CARE ABOUT you and your             


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