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.
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.
"Karissa was absolutely amazing! It's not east to plan a Vegas wedding from Charlotte, NC but Karissa made it such a stress free process. After facetiming and getting to know more about her, I realized Karissa would be a prefect fit for our wedding. I could feel that she really cared about getting to know us and is very passionate about her work. She also recommended photography locations, a restaurant for our reception, and a baker for our wedding cake! All of which turned out amazing! Working with Karissa (both in planning, on the day of the wedding, and with viewing the photos afterwards) was so seamless and natural. Karissa has such a great eye for photography. We loved our photos. They captured the personalities of my husband, stepdaughter, our families and I so perfectly! We also received a sneak peak of our photos within days! Thanks for a great experience Karissa. You really helped to make our day so perfect and to capture it all!"
"Honestly, if you are someone looking for the best photographer in and around Las Vegas Karissa is your girl. She will work with you from day one on any and everything you ask her about. She will help calm your nerves and is always so quick with responses (which frazzled anxious brides is a huge plus). She is never fake and her friendliness is genuine! She is absolutely the best especially if you are planning something from out of state she really helps you put your mind at ease. And all of that is before you see her take your stunning pictures. She is so energetic and makes you feel like you are a model with all the encouraging you go girls and yesss get it. I can't say how much I loved having Karissa as our photographer. Plus who else gives you sneak peeks, blog posts, Instagram shout outs all seamlessly without having to ask for anything extra. I really could go on and on about how much I love everything about Karissa and her photography. Plus this lady has got some moves!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! My husband and I are thrilled that we got to have the best photographer in Vegas shoot our wedding!"
"Karissa was absolutely brilliant! So easy to deal with during the run up to our wedding and amazing on the day. We're from England so it meant a lot that Karissa kept in touch with us so well before we got to Vegas. When we met at the chapel on the day it really felt like meeting up with an old friend. We're both nervous in front of the camera and wanted to make sure we had a photographer we liked. The whole thing could easily have been an ordeal with the wrong person - thank God we chose Karissa! She was lots of fun and very patient with us. You get a real sense of her personality online and that's exactly how she is in person. Most importantly, the photos are gorgeous! Karissa sent us a few the next morning which was great and the full album came through really quickly. Also cannot thank her enough for the perfect bizarre coincidence of unknowingly taking two Cornish people for Cornish pasties!"
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.
While making money is important to me (obviously this is a business and I have bills to pay) I ALWAYS put people first.
My couples are NOT transactions. You are not just another wedding for me.
With that being said, 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. I get that, 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.
So if you read this and are thinking “damn, she’s right” reach out, let’s make it happen!
Starts at $650.00
Perfect for you if you are eloping with close friends and family (10 or less).
Starts at $1,200.00
Perfect for you if you need more than 4 hours of coverage and have multiple locations or a wedding party.
Starts at $275.00
Perfect for an engagement, or family portrait session.
Pssst.. If I shot your wedding, you get 10% off all sessions for life.
Because I love you.
Every single couple I work with gets my undivided attention to help with so many things outside of our "day" together and my scope of work really. I do this because I want you to have a stress free experience and focus on enjoying each other + the natural moments between you.
Each of my collections gets a variation of:
Personalized photo timeline
Vendor recommendations (if needed)
Assistance with planning + permitting needs
Hand-edited images by yours truly
Private online gallery (web size + high resolution)
Sentimental blog post
Personal usage rights + print release