Okanagan Wedding Photographer
It's nice to meet you
Let's start at the beginning.
One of my favourite things is getting together with friends and family and looking at old photos. There is always a story behind each one. It's during those moments of sharing a memory that my love for photography grows.
My passion for photography started as a teenager. I was born and raised in North Vancouver surrounded by the city skyline, mountains, and ocean. A truly a beautiful place to grow up.
But Kelowna has always been my second home. It's the
place my family and I frequented during the summer. It is where some of my most cherished memories have been made. So in 2013 I made the move to the Okanagan permanently.
In 2014 I started to capture photos of friends, and then it was friends-of-friends, and soon enough I had people from all walks of life wanting to have their most special moments captured.
My goal with my photography is to preserve a moment. So when you are sharing your images with your loved ones they get to relive that memory too.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me, I'm looking forward to getting to know you too and capturing what means the most.
Let's Create Together
I am indefinitely grateful to live and practice my creative passion on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Okanagan Sylix People. These lands that I have, and had, the privilege to call home have given me the opportunity to grow my passion for photography. And for that I am thankful.
I will always bring openness and inclusivity to all my sessions so you can feel confident and comfortable being your authentic self. I welcome those that identify as LGBTQIA2S+ and beyond.
Kind Words From
Jen & Darren
“...I cannot put into words how unbelievably talented Marissa is, but I’m going to try.
I chose Marissa to do a family photoshoot for myself, my boyfriend, and our dog and I truly couldn’t be any happier with the choice! Marissa is lovely - I have worked with her now both professionally and personally and she is an absolute dream to work with. She was very understanding and flexible when we had to rearrange our dates for the shoot, she listened and understood my vision for the photos, and she was AMAZING...”
I'm not sure your packages fit my needs. Can I customize a one?
Of course! I know all my clients are unique that will include their photos and what I capture. Feel free to share with me what you're envisioning or what is most important to you and I am happy to create something to fit what you are after.
Do you instruct for posing? I’m kind of awkward/unphotogenic.
You betcha. If you're getting photos done for the first time I know it can be intimidating when someone who you just met (most likely in the parking lot of the location) starts pointing a camera in your face. But I promsie you I am here to make you feel comfortable and your photos look fantastic. I usually start things off with an ice breaker which may or may not include a dad joke or two. And I will pose you from the top of your head right down to your left pinky toe. So nothing will be out of place!
What if I need to reschedule?
Things happen I get it. When you book a session a deposit is required to hold your spot. If you're needing to reschedule I'll just move the deposit to the next available date that works for both of us. If we can't find a time and date that works best, your deposit will be refunded back to you in full!
I acknowledge that I get to practice photography on the unceded and ancestral territory of the Okanagan Sylix Nation. I am so thankful for the privilege to live and work on these gorgeous lands.