Larissa Cleveland

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, Martha Stewart Weddings, Pacific Weddings, Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Brides Modern Luxury, 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.

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

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography - Kendall College of Art and Design, MI

Master of Fine Arts: Photography - Rochester Institute of Technology, NY


The New York Times

Brides Magazine

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Martha Stewart

Pacific Weddings


The Knot

Style Me Pretty

Green Wedding Shoes


The Wedding Channel

California Brides


Wedding Chicks

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

SF Bride


Snippet and Ink

Southern Weddings Magazine

C magazine