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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Weddings + Elopements




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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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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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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Sunstone Winery Maternity Session

  Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to head up to Santa Ynez in the wine country of Santa Barbara to second shoot this maternity session for Jessica Grazia Mangia Photography. This session took place at the stunning Sunstone Winery, which I had heard about as a highly sought after wedding venue. As soon […]

December 28, 2017

Engagement Photos, Wedding Photography

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Northern California Styled Shoot at Shark Fin Cove

  When I learned that I was going to be heading up to Santa Cruz for the weekend, I immediately knew that I wanted to put together a styled shoot. This coastline in Northern California is so spectacular, I had to capture this part of the world with a bridal look. The landscape helped to […]

July 24, 2017

Nature, Travel, Wedding Photography

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