I'm Karissa. I am a California based photographer documenting stories for non-profit organizations and wedding couples. I believe that everyone has a story worth telling and I look for moments, candid or inspired, that honestly and authentically represent the missions and relationships of the people I work with. I absolutely love what I do and love sharing what I have learned along the way with others! 

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Tromso, Norway

In the winter of 2017, I had the great opportunity to travel to Norway to work with several companies to document their companies stories. When I returned I worked with LA Travel Magazine to provide a quick guide on visiting Tromso. Here is a taste from that article: “On an early February evening, my best […]

June 12, 2018

Documentary, Slow Living, Travel

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Windy Engagement Session at Sutro Baths, San Francisco – A+N

Engagement session at Sutro Bath’s in San Francisco? Yes please! Where do I begin? This engagement shoot was breathtaking from beginning to end! A month prior, my good friend Heather of Heather Anderson Photography asked me to join to her to help shoot this engagement session for Amy and Nathan, and when she told me […]

June 12, 2018

Engagement Photos, Wedding Photography, Weddings

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Sandstone Peak Elopement in Malibu, CA

Everything about this styled shoot is why I love elopements. We had Kyle and Michelle model for us as our couple. It was perfect. And I loved that they are engaged in real life.. There is nothing quite like a bit of challenging hike like this one up to Sandstone Peak. This peak is the […]

May 30, 2018

Uncategorized, Weddings

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Muriel + Brandon

I absolutely adore this couple! From the moment we met last year, I knew this was going to be a very special day. What a stunning day it was for Muriel and Brandon! Forever and Always Farm was the perfect backdrop for a wedding full of gorgeous light, love, and laughter. I loved every moment […]

May 22, 2018

Weddings

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Muriel’s Bridal Shower

There’s just something about bridal showers. They are full love, laughter, and excitement. And I have to say Muriel’s bridal shower perfectly embodied all three of these things. Her mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends surrounded her with an abundance of love and chatter about plans for the big day. Often times as wedding photographers, […]

March 16, 2018

Bridal Shower, Wedding Photography

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Slow living: February on the Farm

This year I’ve put my focus on slow living. I don’t know about you, but I have been hitting the pause button quite a bit this year. Perhaps it’s something in the air or getting older or just recovering from the craziness from last year. Whatever it is, I long for slowing down and being […]

March 15, 2018

Personal, Slow Living

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