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Read some kind words below or check out our Google Business page to read the most updated reviews from our lovely clients <3

Cat & mike || upstate Wedding


"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We got married on 8/18/23 and are still coming off of the high of our wedding and all the amazing moments that Carissa captured for us. We found Carissa through a kind recommendation of another photographer. Working with her was such a wonderful experience! She is a true professional and incredibly easy to work with. And shout-out to her associate, Tam, who also was so awesome!

We had exchanged emails and several text messages and by the time we had our first phone call, it felt like I was chatting with an old friend. She really understood the kind of style and mood we wanted to capture. On the big day, she adapted to work around our personalities so that it felt as natural for us as possible.


No matter how many people tell you, the wedding day really does fly by. So having professionals like Carissa is key to making the day fun, stress-free and memorable. To have a stranger capture such intimate and important moments requires so much trust and Carissa was so great at establishing that with us from our first conversation."

Cat & mike || upstate Wedding


"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We got married on 8/18/23 and are still coming off of the high of our wedding and all the amazing moments that Carissa captured for us. We found Carissa through a kind recommendation of another photographer. Working with her was such a wonderful experience! She is a true professional and incredibly easy to work with. And shout-out to her associate, Tam, who also was so awesome!

We had exchanged emails and several text messages and by the time we had our first phone call, it felt like I was chatting with an old friend. She really understood the kind of style and mood we wanted to capture. On the big day, she adapted to work around our personalities so that it felt as natural for us as possible.


No matter how many people tell you, the wedding day really does fly by. So having professionals like Carissa is key to making the day fun, stress-free and memorable. To have a stranger capture such intimate and important moments requires so much trust and Carissa was so great at establishing that with us from our first conversation."


Seher & Eric || ATL Wedding


"We reached out to Carissa in January to photograph our wedding that was in June. From the first email, she was warm and excited to be part of our day. Although she had a wedding already scheduled for the same weekend and couldn’t photograph ours herself, she offered to pull together a team to shoot our events with her doing all final edits and still acting as our main POC. She allowed us to view and okay the photographers she chose, and she ended up giving us a team that was better than who we could have found ourselves. The entire team was easy and fun to work with, they were extremely responsive to all texts, calls and emails, and truly felt committed to making sure we were comfortable and happy with our photos. She provided us with an engagement shoot to make sure we got to know our main photographer ahead of the wedding day, and turned our photos around faster than required in her contract for both the engagement and wedding.

This team ended up being our favorite vendors from our wedding. They made sure they understood our vision and were easy and fun to work with both leading up to and on the day of the wedding. Carissa isn’t inexpensive, but the quality of service, peace of mind, and the end result of the galleries she sent us was absolutely worth every single penny. We are incredibly happy with the final photos as well, and would 1000% use Carissa again! These are photos we are going to be able to put up in our home and look at forever!"


NIYA & CARLOS || NYC Wedding


"This woman here is top tier. She is not only a photographer, but now a friend and an honorary bridesmaid. Aside from capturing our wedding day beautifully, she is the kindest person I've ever met. Our day was chaotic and it went by so quickly due to the weather, so there is a lot we don't recall but looking at these pictures shows me how beautiful our day really was. She helped me pack up my entire hotel room in an hour, she carried my veil on the streets of NYC, she offered us time to stop and take things in, she hailed us a cab, and she stood out in the middle of Hurricane Ida just to capture picture for us. The list goes on! She did more than required without a single complaint. She is forever appreciated by us for everything she's done from the very first moment we booked her. Thank you Carissa <3."

NIYA & CARLOS || NYC Wedding


"This woman here is top tier. She is not only a photographer, but now a friend and an honorary bridesmaid. Aside from capturing our wedding day beautifully, she is the kindest person I've ever met. Our day was chaotic and it went by so quickly due to the weather, so there is a lot we don't recall but looking at these pictures shows me how beautiful our day really was. She helped me pack up my entire hotel room in an hour, she carried my veil on the streets of NYC, she offered us time to stop and take things in, she hailed us a cab, and she stood out in the middle of Hurricane Ida just to capture picture for us. The list goes on! She did more than required without a single complaint. She is forever appreciated by us for everything she's done from the very first moment we booked her. Thank you Carissa <3."


Sarah & bryan || nyc engagement


"Carissa did an amazing job of capturing our candid excitement after we got engaged, while also managing our excited families so that we got incredible photos of everyone. She honestly felt like an old friend that we had known forever despite just meeting her after getting engaged. We had such a great experience with her and don't think there is anything she could have done better. We are so excited for her to photograph our wedding in June of 2023!"


Cate & Bryant || paris elopement


"Carissa is one of those people who has a presence and joy that brings you in. Her excitement about capturing our elopement truly added to the entire wedding experience. She perfectly captured our intimacy. Carissa's comfort behind the lens exudes out and allows her subjects to feel comfortable and content as well. Though my fiancé & I are not used to being photographed, with Carissa's encouragement we felt like models! I love the way she affirms and encourages throughout the experience, resulting in truly confident smiles and poses that were captured beautifully in our photos. Don't hesitate to hire her for your most special day! She captured such beauty, emotion, and love that we wouldn't have thought possible in two-dimensions."

Cate & Bryant || paris elopement


"Carissa is one of those people who has a presence and joy that brings you in. Her excitement about capturing our elopement truly added to the entire wedding experience. She perfectly captured our intimacy. Carissa's comfort behind the lens exudes out and allows her subjects to feel comfortable and content as well. Though my fiancé & I are not used to being photographed, with Carissa's encouragement we felt like models! I love the way she affirms and encourages throughout the experience, resulting in truly confident smiles and poses that were captured beautifully in our photos. Don't hesitate to hire her for your most special day! She captured such beauty, emotion, and love that we wouldn't have thought possible in two-dimensions."


hannah & samuel || st andrews elopement


"The highlight of our experience with Carissa was just how relatable and kind she was throughout the entire shoot. We had just met her but we immediately felt like old friends. She made us feel so comfortable. Neither of us are used to being in front of a camera - in fact, we have only done one other photoshoot together before - and Carissa made us feel so natural. Everything went the way it wasn't supposed to go, yet Carissa was AMAZING, and so flexible. We changed the city location on her one day ahead of time and she was immediate in helping us nail down logistics, and travelled an extra hour to us to ensure we got the photos of our dreams."


Justine & Pierce || nyc wedding


"We really appreciated that the planning process was efficient and and effective. Carissa knew what questions to ask and things to consider to make sure that the day-of went smoothly. She is super responsive and open to whatever we wanted to do. Carissa met us at Grand Central at 8am (on a days we were keeping her out until 8pm!) so we could get the most amazing wedding pics <3 She went above and beyond to serve us."

Justine & Pierce || nyc wedding


"We really appreciated that the planning process was efficient and and effective. Carissa knew what questions to ask and things to consider to make sure that the day-of went smoothly. She is super responsive and open to whatever we wanted to do. Carissa met us at Grand Central at 8am (on a days we were keeping her out until 8pm!) so we could get the most amazing wedding pics <3 She went above and beyond to serve us."


larissa & Rafa || Amsterdam elopement


"The photo results were amazing. Carissa does magic with her photos. She made us feel like models as she taught us how to pose, we felts so comfortable and free. Our experience with Carissa photographing our elopement went WAY beyond my expectations - & I had high expectations!"


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