Capturing Love

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Family and branding photographer

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A quote that I've grown to love over the years is that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." A bit cliche, I know, but I truly believe that there is something to be said about having the opportunity to see and capture the beauty of a thing. That's where my passion lies: finding and capturing the beauty of your moment in time in hopes to authentically tell YOUR story.

So, you may find me quietly capturing the in-between moments as they happen, adding some assistance here and there to fully tell the story, or uncontrollably blurting out affirmations because I just can't help but to tell you how stunning you look.

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Maurissa is amazing and truly gifted to hold a lens! She even went above and beyond by providing both a list of studios to choose from and a list of makeup artists I was in desperate need of at the last minute!

Being out-of-state clients, Maurissa gave us the assurance that our experience would be fun and worthwhile. There is no doubt I would recommend Maurissa to anyone who would like quality photos with quality service to match!

OMG I could rave about Rissa all day! She was very professional and personable. I hired her for my son's senior photos and my family photos and I could not have made a better choice. She was on time and was very patient with my son and my family. My family loved how she made us interact with each other so we could get those natural poses.

 Once we received our photos we were more than pleased with the outcome. She is a great photographer who loves what she does because it shows in her work and in her attitude. She is my go to photograph if I need one for anything.

I was referred to Maurissa by a good friend last year. I have since used her as my photographer on three separate occasions. Maurissa is not only personable, but she is a true professional! She is always accessible when I have questions about my shoot, straightforward and concise with pricing, and truly a joy to work with. Although she provides an invaluable service, I feel more like I’m working with a friend who is always going to show up and deliver!

Rissa was Amazing!!! We’re in Love with the photographs that she takes! She never seems to disappoint us and always goes way beyond my expectations. My experience was EVERYTHING!!

Maurissa guided me through everything. I had no clue where to begin. She sent me suggestions, but also allowed me to share any ideas however crazy they seemed! One thing I loved was how she went out of her way to play music I loved while she took my pictures. I was very much at ease and enjoyed my session.

I took some pictures with my family over Christmas break using Maurissa. Not only was she knowledge about lighting and photographic elements, but she was so fun to shoot with! She had my mom, my sister and I laughing all throughout our shoot. We did the shoot to refresh our family portrait collection and my mom loved our pictures! If you want a photographer who knows what she is doing AND can make your shoot fun, I would 100% recommend Maurissa!

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