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If a normal photograph is worth a thousand words, it would take an encyclopedia to describe just one of Marissa’s shots. We hired Marissa simply to capture us at a fun stage in our lives-recently married, with a dog, living in Washington, DC. She gave us that, and so much more.

Working with Marissa was a pleasure. We were nervous about being in front of the camera; her sweet demeanor and confident professionalism put us at ease immediately. Gatsby (our dog) wanted to look everywhere but at the camera; she somehow nevertheless captured his attention longer than we thought possible.
The result was amazing. As her portfolio makes clear, Marissa does more than take photos-she creates works of art. Every shot we received from her exudes personality, and reflects exactly the vibe we hoped to achieve. What’'s more, the photos are creative: Marissa doesn't just pose you head-on, she develops natural, warm frames to comment uniquely on those whom she photographs.

We quickly lost count of the compliments we received, and continue to receive, on the photos she took for us.

Perhaps the best we can say is this: Going forward, Marissa is the one we plan to entrust with documenting our lives’ most important moments. For us, there is no one else who comes close.

At bottom, it's perfectly appropriate that ‘Joy’ is Marissa's middle name. Her work, and working with her, truly is a joy.


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