As Victor Hugo has written, “to love beauty is to see light.”

I am a lover of all things beautiful and my love is most often expressed through being a natural light photographer. The way in which the sun floods a room through a window, the warmth of its beams, how faces glimmer in the glow that seems to diffuse into the heart as well.

My name is Carissa and it is a delight to have you exploring the images I have captured.  There are two main wells from which I most often draw inspiration, the first being the light of my life, my savior Jesus Christ, for he is light itself. The second being my husband, for he brought a brightness to my days which is unmatched by anyone else.

I would be thrilled by the chance to photograph you and your loved ones, and would also love the opportunity to collaborate with you on a creative project.

Love Letters

"Hello Carissa!
We are so very thrilled with the pictures that you took at the wedding. We looked so hard for someone that "gets" us, and you nailed it. You listened to what Caley wanted and delivered, and for this I am very thankful.

Our day was very special.  Caley is our baby, and it was a time that some of us had our immediate families together for the first time in 8 years or more, so the images are important to us. You helped to ease the strain of the weather and bring us all together forever in a special way.

Thank you so much for your talents, efforts, and kind words that made it even more special to us."
Barbara (mother of the bride)

"Dear Carissa,
Chris and I are so grateful to you for capturing such great photos of our family. We have hundreds of iPhone photos, but the pictures you have taken for us these past 3 years are the most precious to us. Thank you!"
Kacy & Chris

Thank you so much...the pictures are wonderful - you captured the perfect location, weather, and day!"
Justin & Melissa

“Dear Carissa,
Just a note to further express my appreciation for the wonderful photos you took of our family. We really enjoyed the session and it will be a fun memory when we see the photos again and again. I know you spent a lot of time and care on the finished product and we all love them. You even made my arms look skinny!"
Love, Leslie

You did an amazing job, we love the photos. You have the perfect personality for a photographer. We both felt relaxed and had a really fun time. Thank you again!"