"Larissa - Garrett and I can't stop talking about how lucky we were to find you! After seeing your portfolio, I knew we had to have you there photographing our wedding. We booked you before we booked our wedding planner and even our venue, I was that convinced. Well, you delivered on that expectation 1,000x over. Our photos are ethereal and capture the emotions felt during the day perfectly. You also were just a joy to be around (I now realize how important that is!), and I still laugh thinking about us in an uber with my giant dress so we can hurry to get a few extra shots in a different location before the ceremony starts (and before our planner hunts us all down for being behind schedule). But we stayed on schedule and those photos are some of my favorites. Your work is now prominently featured around our home, our parents' homes, and many others who love the images you and your partner got of them that day. Please continue to do your excellent work so we can stay in touch and have you photograph us as we grow our family!"
Carly Marcum and Garrett Marker
“Larissa! They are beautiful beyond belief!!!!!! (Literally can't believe it!!!) We can't thank you enough for so magically capturing our day and being such a joy to work with :) We're very excited to dig in and pick out favorites and prints! Thank you to the moon and back! Happy summer! With love"
Emily Weichers and Ryan Fogarty
"Hello Larissa, Rachel just sent me the pictures. Oh my gosh. You and your partner… you captured the essence of what were hoping for, and what we felt was happening in those moments! I just love them. Rachel getting ready, their portraits in the grove, all the details and the vibe - It's so fun to see all the parts of the day I missed! You picked such spectacular spots for portraits too. I just can't thank you enough. These are absolutely amazing! The feel of the fun and the celebration really comes through, We will cherish these forever! You have given an amazing gift to my children.
Ann Hoff, Mother of the Bride (Rachel Hoff and Blake Searles)
"Dear Larissa, Words cannot express how happy we are with the wedding photos and how grateful we are to you. The fact that you were able to capture our special day in such a large quantity of visually stunning images is truly amazing! Thank you for being our photographer and sharing in our joy!"
Nancy Pritzker and Jeffrey Bergman
“Larissa and her team did an incredible job at our two-day Indian/Persian/American bash. Not only did she create some fantastic portraits for the ages, she caught some incredibly precious, touching, personal moments that I missed. Seeing the photos for the first time allowed me to fully experience my wedding in ways I wasn't able to during the actual event, and for that I am so grateful. What's more is that she and her colleagues were unobtrusive during the event, while still giving helpful direction during the staged shots. Although I felt a bit silly with some of the staged shots, I'm so glad we trusted her completely because those shots all turned out fantastic. I cannot say there is a bad photo in the bunch, and Larissa is a pleasure to work with. My recommendation is to just trust her and put the event in her hands and you will not be disappointed! Truly, all of our families went bezerk when they saw the photos! They all are obsessed - and I am too!! Honestly I don't think I've ever looked so good. “
Mia Divecha and Nima Ahmadi
"Hi Larissa! The pictures are sooooo beautiful- you are so talented!! Seriously - these are better than we could have hoped for :) Our parents are going to swoon over them, I'm sure. Thank you again for everything- and we will definitely stay in touch, beyond and beyond wedding photos!! "
Susan Woo and Jeff Mayer
"Larissa was FABULOUS to work with! I tell everyone I was IN LOVE with my wedding photographer – Larissa works magic!!!
Long story short…We had several great photographers from which to choose. My husband and I ultimately decided to review and rate them based on A. their portfolios and B. their personalities. We did so on a points basis and combined scores…Larissa won – and I will never regret it! I generally don’t like being photographed – She is relaxed and made me relax. Her attention to detail is OVER the TOP. She is incredibly creative and sensitive, capturing that something special in your day perfectly (I think there is A LOT to be said for her fine arts background as opposed to being just a wedding photographer.) She was fun to be with (other than your husband – you will be spending a lot of time with your photographer.) She was also really great at “disappearing” which allows for your guests to forget theres a photographer there – the end result being some emotionally charged candids and portraits of loved ones. I hope you do chose to Larissa– she will capture the day beautifully and when everything is said and done, a lot of that day becomes a blur…your memories become those photos…Every time I look at our images I well up with emotion and can’t believe how beautiful I looked or how wonderful the day was!”
Kim Kelley and John Richards
“The finest wedding pictures I’ve ever seen. Enthralling! Emotional. Gripping. Hilarious. Breathtaking. Captivating, ingenious photography. Ingenious. The play of light in the armory on Angel Island – wow! Who is she, your photographer? Had you used her before? And the way she cast the slideshow to more than perfect music – if it was available on Amazon, they’d sell a kazillion of the whole package – music and pics. Thank you for sharing. I was 10,000 miles away – but this made it seem like I was (almost) there.”
Friend of Orlee Rabin and David Schlatcher
"OMG I can not believe how stunning these photos are. Have the clients seen them yet? Will you send them or would you like me to? THANK YOU so much- your talent truly amazes me!"
Lisa Feldman, Event Planner
"Hi Larissa, Thank you so much for everything! That was such a quick turn around - and I know you've been busy judging from all the gorgeous photos I've see in my facebook feed. You were my favorite vendor of everyone. I would say keep that a secret, but I can't even keep that a secret!"
Mai-King Chan and Eugene Tsai
“Larissa – I LOVE LOVE them! Everyone says that you are fantastic! How many times a day do you hear how amazing you are at what you do? Whatever it is, it isn’t enough. You have an eye for things, and that is an intangible quality!
Monica Gutierrez and Patrick Rhodes
Oh my gosh….we love them!! They are SO great!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Honestly, we can’t thank you enough for doing such an incredible job capturing our special day! We obviously think your work is beyond amazing, but have also really enjoyed working with you!”
Debbie Noker and Damien Dovi