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.
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.