This is me! My hair is not currently purple but I like to think it may be again someday soon :). I like to think of myself as welcoming and friendly. My favorite activity is getting to know people and what makes them unique. I have an educational background in psychology and art; I have years of experience babysitting and nannying (READ: kids LOVE me). I have lived in Georgia, Florida, Washington state and briefly in California. My favorite places are the Pacific Northwest, New York City and China. I love graffiti and what makes places and people unique (the weirder, the more intrigued I am). I like to take risks in confidence and have faith that everything works together for good in the end.
My goal in photography is to capture what makes brings you JOY- the beautiful person you are, the special relationship that you have, the love that you have for your child, the bliss of carefree childhood. I aim to capture those moments that are gone in a blink of an eye. These are moments that make up your life; capturing it in a photograph brings it to the forefront and reminds you what is important every time you glance at it. My photography sessions are more relaxed and casual, and I use the time to get to know you and allow your personality to shine through.
Most of all I love meeting new people and I'm especially excited to have an opportunity to capture what makes you YOU! Shoot me an e-mail and we will get started :).
"Larissa did an amazing job capturing my girls. She was so sweet and patient with them and I loved how she was able to capture their true personalities in the photos. She is wonderful with children and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a local, friendly photographer!"
"Larissa is an amazing and talented photographer! VERY patient which is a plus. She did our extended family photos and also my husband, myself & two dogs...all of which turned out fabulous! Would highly recommend her...and already have to many others! Also...super fast turnaround on photos which is a huge plus!"
"I always tell people that Larissa is so good at capturing JOY. Her pictures are so natural, fluid and in the moment. She is excellent with children - and nervous adults - and is truly doing what she was meant to be doing her whole life! Highly recommend."
"Larissa did such a great job with our family photos for Christmas cards this year!! Anyone who can handle a fussy 9 month old with ease AND come out with fabulous photos on the other end is an A++ in my opinion!! We have already booked her for my son's first birthday smash cake photo shoot -- and I can't wait!!!!"
"A spunky, sassy and super fast one year old was no problem for Larissa! Her patience, kindness and passion for her craft is abundant! Larissa is able to help little ones feel comfortable and she truly captures them in their element, moments that are truly priceless!"
"I absolutely loved how my son's photos turned out for his birth announcements-so sweet! Larissa is wonderful with babies and has such a creative eye! She was very helpful & a joy to work with : )"