this is how we do it

First and foremost. I’m a FIRM believer that Love is LOVE.

I’m not just an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I support all forms of love and celebrate diversity. I want you to see yourself in my images. I proudly serve and shoot all people regardless of age, size, shape, color, gender or sexuality. No questions asked, please come as you are. (This includes your friends/family too!)
There is no need for you to awkwardly break the news to me that your brother is gay during the booking process. I’ll love him just as much as you. 

rooted in love

A business (just like a person) should have some values and these are mine above in detail. Love is love. experience over everything. i'm here to make this as stress-free as possible and lastly, i value trust and honesty over a number in my bank account. 

personal guide

I'm not just your photographer. Think of me as your personal guide, gently leading you through the day and taking charge when needed.

I’m your personal hype woman all day. I’ll advocate for you, I’ll make sure you have a drink in your hand and even play your favorite songs to calm your nerves. 

Worried that either you or your partner are going to be an awkward mess for photos? Yeah, you and everyone else who gets married and steps in front of the camera. You aren’t a model (unless you are. LOL) and I do not expect this from you. My job is to let those personalities shine by promoting you to be yourselves. 

get personal

Weddings are not a copy and paste experience.

Each couple (and their guests) are extremely unique. You all have different views, opinions, and styles. Because of this, I spend a ridiculous amount of time getting to know you on a personal level. 

I want to have a deep understanding of what you envision for your big day and put hours into working towards, so we can bring that vision to life, together as a TEAM.

I want you to be comfortable and at ease around me + any member of my team. I’m chill, easy to get along with and I pride myself on fitting into any crowd. I’m unusually great at breaking the ice and reading rooms/situations before they could ever get awkward. 

dolla bills y'all

While making money is important to me, I ALWAYS put people first. My couples are NOT transactions. You are not just another wedding for me.

I take pride in my work and the experience I share with you. That experience begins upon inquiry-booking + planning. The budget is always the first worry and concern. (vAlid) but let’s worry about connection first and budget second. I’m pretty great at my job and can help you move things around based on priority so you can get everything you want without compromising quality.

I’ll shoot it straight with you and tell you at the end of the day the flowers will die, the linens and tables get returned/reused, but the photos? Those last for generations to come.


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Please - stalk me. That looks like reading my website entirely, visiting my social media (IG, FB, TikTok, Pinterest) & getting an undeniable feeling in your gut that I’m the one for you. Reach out!

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You receive an email back from me within 24-48 hours after receiving your inquiry form. We can chat via email or set up a call/video call option to get to know one another + help me get a feel for the direction you are going and what you are currently lacking in the planning process.

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We both agree we are a great fit and decide to move forward. You let me know and I do a little dancy dancy on the other side of the screen (because you are supporting a small business) and I send you all the things needed to make it official and lock me dowwwwwn.

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The contract is signed + Non-Refundable retainer of $500 or 50% is paid. Now, we are planning. For some couples that looks like helping you lock down a few more vendors, or plan an engagement session of your dreams.

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If you are planning a large wedding we start with a questionnaire, lock in a timeline, solidify the details and get you down the aisle.

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It’s been a few weeks since the best day of your life - you get home from your honeymoon or a hard day at work to a blissful email from yours truly. You grab the LOYL pop a bottle and go through your images. 

get in touch

I didn’t have a clue about who to pick for our wedding in Vegas. Bring from Louisiana this made it extremely scary for us. But I saw Karissa’s work and immediately fell in love, but still not getting to work with her it was still a little nerve wracking. But she made the entire process SUPER amazing, she’s extremely detailed, wants to get to know you before you even meet. Day of she took control and made sure our vision was everything and more. I wish I could give her 100 stars. The day I got my photos back, we were both in tears. It flooded me back with all our memories, and she is very affordable, I honestly don’t know why you would want to use anyone else!
 - Kim


There are not enough words to express how glad I am that we booked Karissa for our engagement photos (and future wedding photos). From the first email with Karissa, I absolutely loved her personality and knew we had to book her for photos. Talking with Karissa is honestly like talking with a dear friend, she is so outgoing and it is obvious she loves what she does. My fiancé and I have never had professional photos done and can be shy in front of the camera…but Karissa had us giggling so hard our faces hurt during the entire engagement session. She truly captured so many amazing photos that I will cherish forever. I’m so excited to continue to work with her for our wedding next year!!!
- Melissa