My goal is to create photographs that say more than just, 'this is HOW IT LOOKED,'

but also - 'this is HOW IT FELT ' 

- Larissa Cleveland


Larissa’s fine art photography is a unique blend of photojournalism, classic portraiture and editorial style, resulting in images that are both timeless and modern in the same breath. Modern in that they evoke emotion and tell a story as a photojournalist might. Timeless in their beauty, true-to-life color palette, and composition in congruence with an editorial look and feel.

Larissa receives continued praise for her creativity, and ability to put her clients at ease, allowing them to relax in front of the camera. Her 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.

Classically trained in both film and digital, Larissa received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography as well as a Masters in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She first took up the camera at age 13, and has been refining her ability to capture the world around her in an honest and artful light ever since.

Her greatest passions live in photographing people…It is a privilege to document and create joyful, vibrant, thoughtful and emotive memories for her clients.


About Larissa

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, educated in New York. I've called San Francisco home for the last 10 years and have loved every moment of it. I was fortunate enough to have family who encouraged me to pursue an artistic career and luckily found my way to photography at an early age. 

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. I want 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 love animals, yoga, hiking, my husband, travel, spooky movies and I just took up archery.


Named top photographers in San Francisco by CBS News

Named in Top Photographers in the Bay Area and San Francisco by Bridebox

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