By: Marissa Jane
Welcome to my photography journey, I'm so glad you're here.
This family is near and dear to my heart. I have known them for going on 9 years and what like to call it: “do life together.” For this lifestyle session I was greeted at the door with a hug from Violet. I’m her “Aunt Issa.” I have grown to adore lifestyle photography in people’s homes. With their laundry piles, sticky floors and loved babes. That’s life and that’s how life should look. We aren’t perfect, and that’s more than ok. It’s great! It makes EXCELLENT photos for everyone to treasure and admire. When I visit a home or meet a family on location for a session, we become friends and I take photos of them living and doing normal life. Now don’t get me wrong, the essential everyone smiling at the camera are still some of the “best” but they aren’t everything, they’re just icing on the cake when it comes to photo sessions with me. Just imagine what the inside of the cake tastes like… its yummy and the photos are GORGEOUS when people are comfortable. :) I have known Nathan and Virginia from engagement, pregnancy and then when they welcomed their babes, like our sweet and squishy Felix, into this world. I didn’t do their wedding photography because I was in their wedding, but I wanted to, trust me! Violet, the adorable toddler blonde knows what it’s like having me taking photos of her, she has build a relationship with me. She trusts me. That’s how life is meant to be, in community, in relationship having trust and faith in others. I love that I have been transformed into this distinct type of photographer who not only frames photos, but also fosters community and friendships. That’s what makes me so happy to brag on these photos. It’s the people in them, the relationship I have with them that makes them so special and treasured.