Simply put - I love my job. I get to create beautiful photographs, of life's most precious and fleeting moments for people who are in love, excited, happy. As an artist, it doesn't get much better than this.
I was given my first film camera at age thirteen, and it quickly became an extension of my hand. Using the camera as a tool for communication and investigation, I have been refining my ability to capture the world around me in a honest and artful light ever since. My greatest passion lives in photographing people, and I feel it is a privilege to document and create memories for my clients.
Using an approach that combines photojournalism and fine art, I create images that tell a story and expose the beautiful, whimsical, spontaneous moments of real life and love. It is always my goal to make images to say more than just, ‘this is what happened’ but also - ‘this is how it felt.’
Larissa's work has been featured in top publications including Brides Magazine, Pacific Weddings, Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Brides Modern Luxury, Martha Stewart Weddings, Cosmo, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, C Magazine, Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes, as well as The New York Times, and The Huffington Post.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography - Kendall College of Art and Design, MI
Master of Fine Arts: Photography - Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Named top photographers in San Francisco by CBS News - 2016
Named in Top Photographers in the Bay Area and San Francisco by Bridebox
Member of Fearless Photographers
Member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
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
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Style Me Pretty
Green Wedding Shoes
The Wedding Channel
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
Snippet and Ink
Southern Weddings Magazine