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I am Marissa Joy Daly of Marissa Joy Photography. I was raised in North Carolina, went to college in Boston, spent 2 years in DC, and now have lived in Los Angeles for the last 6 years. I incorporate art and documentary moments into all my work. From stunning destinations weddings in Switzerland and Madrid, to an intimate backyard wedding in Maryland or a glam Hollywood event, I adore being able to make each occasion as special as the next.
My goal is to put you at ease, give you lasting memories and timeless art that will span generations, and make stellar shots that will make anybody who views them to stop and oooo and ahhhhh.
To maintain quality work and excellent client relationships, I only book up up to 10-12 weddings a year (both local and international) with weddings starting at $4500.
I don't like fruit...I know, it's weird.
My husband and I have a little boy, Julian who we can't get enough of. Hearing those racing, little footsteps from another room is the best sound in the world.
Zoe is our rescue German Shepherd mix. I am very passionate about animal welfare and I spend a dedicated amount of time photographing shelter animals and helping place them in forever homes.
In college, I was featured in National Geographic for a photojournalism piece focusing on Americans in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains
I'm a sucker for Vanilla Lattes and Champagne
I studied abroad in Florence, Italy while attending Boston College
Marissa is a Brand Ambassador for Magmod and Educational Ambassador for SLR Lounge
Clients Include: Netflix, Amazon Studios, Hulu, Absolut Vodka, Dove, Peloton, Glossier, Benefit, E! Network, Estee Lauder, Wet n' Wild, Hourglass, Cone Denim, and Samsung.
Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the World - School of Wedding Photography
2019 Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the World, Top 10 in the US, #2 in California - Fearless Photographers
Top Fearless Photographer of 2017
Best of the Best Wedding Images by Junebug Weddings in 2016 and 2018
Top 10 Wedding Photographer in Los Angeles - Zankyou Weddings
Marissa's attention to detail is absolutely incredible. The moments she captures and with such an artistic eye is awe inspiring. Every photo that she presents to you is its own work of art. She is so easy to work with; she knows exactly what shots need to happen and keeps everyone on time while always coming across nice and friendly. She is flexible with your schedule, is always there to serve you and goes above and beyond. An absolute STAR of a photographer and a beautiful human being!
Marissa is the true definition of an artist and professional. From the moment we met her for our engagement photos (which she accommodated doing despite it being a holiday weekend) , we knew that she was going to be our wedding day photographer. Marissa made us feel calm and comfortable in front of her lens. We were so happy with our engagement pics that we invited Marissa to be our photographer for our destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!! We can't express how amazing she was doing the entire process. When she arrived to the Dominican Republic, Marissa joined us during our pre-wedding party and was generous enough to take pics of this event, despite it not being part of her contract. During the wedding day, she was just awesome! She was cool, calm and collected even though I was nervous about keeping things on time. Thinking about all of the cinematic and 'in-the-moment' photos she captured, we couldn't imagine having anyone else take our photos. It has been over 4 months from our wedding and our friends and family still mention how beautiful our photos were and how professional Marissa was that weekend.
Marissa is truly amazing at what she does. Not only does she take the most stunning photographs, she makes you feel comfortable in front of and around the camera and really brings out the best in people. We used Marissa for our engagement and wedding photos. She is quick to reply, helps you with planning your timeline, and worked extensively with us to make sure we were within our budget but also got everything we wanted in for our photography package. My fiancé and I would not describe ourselves as overly photogenic but every photo Marissa has taken of us has turned out to be gorgeous. On my wedding day she was a joy to work with and made me feel special, unique, and beautiful. She also handled multiple family fiascos (gathering everyone for pictures, last minute photo requests from random people, etc) with grace and professionalism. I cant recommend her enough.
I feel incredibly lucky to have had Marissa shoot 5 events with me in 2015. As other reviewers have written, words cannot express my gratitude for Marissa's authenticity and dedication to her craft in fine art photography. Marissa is a true pleasure to work with as she is flexible to meet the needs of her clients and punctual with deadlines and turn-around-times. From our engagement photoshoot in March through our wedding weekend in August, I am in constant awe of the final photographs which capture raw, emotional moments in unique and creative perspectives. I was so comfortable working with Marissa from photoshoot planning to the final products (including prints, albums, canvas and float wraps for our apartment) - I can't wait to book her for more events in the future!
Words cannot describe how amazing my photos were from Marissa Joy Photography. She captures the most amazing moments and hones in on special details. Our engagement and wedding photos tell the story of our wedding and will be with us forever, and could not be more perfect. She is by far the best photographer I have ever worked with and has undeniable skill. She is fantastic and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. We have the most amazing photos I have ever seen!