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 And, in case no one's told you - those random and spontaneous moments with your loved ones are valuable, too. Birthdays and graduations are important, but so is the joy of simply being with your kids or significant other.

Whether you're celebrating a new year of life or enjoying a random Wednesday afternoon with your family, I want you to be able to look back on your image 20 years from now and still remember the joy you felt that very moment.

Your memories are valuable.

I want to make your moments last a lifetime.

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I'm Maurissa...but you can call me Rissa. As a mom of 2, I know what it's like to feel like time is just never on your side and you can never seem to capture enough photos of your kids before they reach their next phase of life... especially with you actually in the photo! I get it. That's why I'm here.

I want to help you capture the moments you experience with the ones you love and have those memories stored for years and years to come. I want you to have a real, authentic, and fun experience that you can one day share with your kids and grandkids.

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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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