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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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

  Photography: Karissa Barney Photography Co.  

March 16, 2018

Bridal Shower, Wedding Photography

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Hitting the Pause Button

  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 present, taking time to truly reconnect with people […]

March 15, 2018

Personal, Slow Living

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Our Wedding: The Morning

  I woke up that morning feeling like it was Christmas, yet calmer than I had in months. The long wedding to-do list was complete, the decor was made, the seating charts we done, everyone was in town, and now there was nothing else to focus on than the fact that I was marrying my […]

February 19, 2018

Our Wedding

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Los Angeles Arts District Portrait Shoot

Getting to shoot one of my favorite people in the Los Angeles Arts District was such a blast. Braden needed a few marketing photos for his website and so we headed to downtown LA to take advantage of the Arts District’s collection of fun and colorful walls. The hilarious bit was seeing the small groupings of […]

January 21, 2018

Fashion Photography

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Jaime Elyse Style Shoot

  It’s a new year and a fresh chapter and although I am not one to write out resolutions, I do love taking time to reflect on the previous year and to reset my focus for the year ahead. In that I have been reliving some of the amazing shoots I had the chance to […]

January 10, 2018

Fashion Photography, Wedding Photography

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