karissa barney photography, karissa barney, photography, wedding photography, travel photography

Hello, I'm Karissa.

Welcome to my little space on the internet. My life began in the San Francisco Bay Area where I cultivated my love of exploring, the arts, nature, and travel. I have always been drawn to different cultures, geography, and stories which is why (I'm fairly certain) I ended up as an actor and photographer. I feel most alive when I am near a camera capturing a story. Exploring and capturing life's significant moments is what makes me tick.

my photography...

When I get behind a camera I am looking for those moments that tell a story of the person, place, or event in front of me. I believe that the camera picks up moments that we may miss with the naked eye. Having worked in front of the camera telling stories for years, I feel that I have a unique perspective when I am behind the camera. When I approach my work I look to capture these stories through movement, light, and a sense of warmth. 

Throughout my life these passions have planted me in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. I'm curious by nature and adventurous at heart. 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! If you have a project or collaboration opportunity in mind or looking for someone to document a special moment with you, I would love to be apart of it! I am based in Los Angeles but able to work throughout the USA and internationally. You can contact me here.