The Busy Season Begins.

Winter was slow, but now that spring is upon us, things are picking up!!! I’m excited to see what this year has in store for me!!

This weekend, I’m doing a fashion show photo shoot at a six year old’s birthday party, an outdoor maternity session, and two wedding contract signings. This is just the beginning!!!

I’ll have a booth at the Farmer’s Market in our small town a few dates this year, hoping to get my name out there more. I have a feeling things are going to get even better for my little business. I’m looking forward to meeting many more wonderful people and creating lifelong memories for them. ❤

2017 was great!

As I sit here reflecting on 2017 and how my business and I have grown, I wanted to share some of the highlights of the past year.

I did my first weddings, newborn sessions – including my first Fresh 48 session, cake smash sessions, and other firsts. It truly was an amazing year. Thanks for being a part of It!

And now onto 2018! Here’s to another wonderful year, may it be even better than the last!! I hope to work with you and your family!

The Class of 2018 – Full of Potential

School is well under way now. Some have already had homecoming and others will be soon. Before we know it, Christmas break will be here and high school students will be preparing for first semester finals. Blink again and it’ll be time for prom and then comes graduation.

For high school seniors, I imagine time both drags on and flies by quicker than anticipated more than others. Soon they’ll be adults and on their own. Many will go off to college, some straight to the military, and some will still be uncertain of their plans. Some will take a year off to travel, have fun, or save money.

Eighteen and ready to go, what direction that is in will vary. Every senior I’ve talked to has vastly different plans, but all with very promising futures. I wish every one of them a long, happy, and successful adult life. Go get ’em, Class of 2018!

The Class of 2018 is Ready…

I just did my second class of 2018 session yesterday; it was so much fun working with Anthony and his mom.

This year’s seniors are ready to tackle the year ahead and have big plans for after graduation. 🙂 I’m excited to get to work with some of them, hear their plans for their futures, and get to know how the next generation thinks.

Here are a few from yesterday’s session:

Do you have a high school senior looking to get their pictures done? If you do and you live in the area, feel free to reach out to me so we can talk about what you’re looking for. Senior year is a big time in a young adult’s life and I’d love to be a part of it, so I can capture a few memories that you can treasure for a lifetime. 🙂


Hi! My name is Carissa! Some of you may follow my personal blog, but whether we have chatted before or not, I welcome you to my new page. This page is for my business only. This is another way for me to reach out, to show potential clients and photo lovers my work.

I have loved photography since I was 13. My mom handed me her old camera and once I began taking pictures with it, I was hooked. Some say it runs in my blood, my grandpa and my mom both have loved it as well. My grandpa was known to take pictures at weddings as their gift from him. I didn’t know until a couple of months ago just how much my mom loves it. It is nice to share that passion with her.

11 months ago, upon the urging of a friend and a deep desire to help my family, I began my photography business. I decided it was better to try and have it not work out than not try and forever wonder, “what if”. So far, I absolutely love what I do. Not only do I love taking pictures, but I also love working with the wonderful people I have met thus far. They make my job wonderful. We laugh, share stories, and have fun. It is about more than poses and smiles. What I do involves getting to know the clients, about knowing who they are and what they’re looking for.

My mission is to make everyone’s experience memorable and to capture those memories so that they can hold onto them for a lifetime. I hope that I get the chance to touch the lives of many in my journey. Thank you for being with me through this, the ups and downs. The support is what helps me get through the tough moments and makes the good ones even better. Here’s to many years of doing what I love and those that I work with enjoying their time with me for years to come.