ABOUT


larissa

LARISSA CLEVELAND

Simply put – I LOVE my job. I feel privileged to be able to make art every day and to share it with my clients, knowing that it will be cherished and inspire fond memories for years to come. My goal is to make images to say more than just, ‘this is what happened’ but also, ‘THIS IS HOW IT FELT.’

I began shooting with an old 35mm camera at age 12, developing the film in a makeshift darkroom in a bathroom tub. The camera was a tool for communication and investigation. A way to record and explore the world around me. My approach to photography is intuitive and emotional, influenced mainly by photojournalism.

My goal is to make images that bleed passion and color, seep humor and excitement, and expose the beautiful, whimsical, spontaneous moments of real life and love.

I will travel anywhere and love to meet new people.

If you'd like to know what I'm up to, please check out my Official Photography Instagram: larissaphoto to see my latest professional work and travels. And LCCequestrian for a glimpse into my other life passions.

CREDENTIALS

BFA: Photography - Kendall College of Art and Design

MFA: Photography - Rochester Institute of Technology

Member of Fearless Photographers

Member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International


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NICKY LOCKMAN

ASSISTANT EDITOR AND ALBUM DESIGN

Nicky grew up in Michigan with a mother who loved to hold up the family while taking photos and was famous for always having to change lenses to get the exact shot she wanted. Nicky is happy to carry on that tradition of always striving for perfection. She has a Bachelors of Science in Photojournalism from Central Michigan University but figured out early on that weddings were her thing. She and Larissa met in Grand Rapids, MI longer ago than they’d like to disclose and reconnected when they both moved to California. She is obsessed with making every photo the best it can be and loves to use her Journalism background to tell a story through Larissa’s gorgeous albums.


FEATURES AND CONTRUBUTIONS

The New York Times

Brides Magazine

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Martha Stewart

Pacific Weddings

Cosmo

The Knot

Style Me Pretty

Green Wedding Shoes

BuzzFeed

The Wedding Channel

California Brides

Ruffled

Wedding Chicks

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

SF Bride

WellWed

Snippet and Ink

Southern Weddings Magazine

C magazine