Hello, I'm Karissa.
I fell in love with photography when my parents bought me a Polaroid camera when I was sixteen. I spent my late teen years with that Polaroid camera always by my side, capturing all of life's adventures, big and small. In college I began teaching myself how to shoot on my dad's DSLR and five years ago my (now) husband bought me a DSLR of my own. Needless to say, the rest was history! Over the years I have had the great pleasure of learning from incredible photographers while second shooting, as well as growing my own business as I document stories for creatives, entrepreneurs, travel organizations, and couples that I work with. I don't look to simply take a "pretty picture". I look for moments that honestly and authentically represent the missions and relationships of the people I work with. I absolutely love what I do and dive into each project with care, passion, and attention to detail. I work with each client to create imagery that entices and connects the viewer to the story being told.
I am originally from the San Francisco area, and my curiousity has planted me in Boston, Chicago, New York, and now Los Angeles. I'm curious by nature and adventurous at heart. When I'm not behind a camera, you can probably find me hiking, road-tripping, or gathering around a table with good food and wonderful people. Community, art, and love are what make me tick. I can't wait to delve into the next project, next story, and/or next trip, which is why I'm glad you found me! I would love to help you capture your story. Although I am based in California, I able to work throughout the USA and internationally. Interested in learning more? Let's sit down with a cup of coffee and chat! You can contact me here.