Hello, I'm Marissa!

We can start with the slightly boring stuff like where I went to school and how long I have been photographing . . . I attended Paier College of Art and nine years. More importantly, I am a mom of a sassy little girl, a wife to a wonderful hard-working man, and a yoga lover. I have a ton of mini (maybe not so mini) obsessions. Alice in Wonderland is the biggest, hence the business name. Donuts, even though I can't eat the good ones because I am gluten-free. Halloween, like all things that have to do with Halloween. Anything Tim Burton, especially The Nightmare Before Christmas. These are just a few, trust me there's a ton more. My passion for my business goes beyond taking your picture. I love becoming your friend and having the privilege to grow with your family!

Photographer at the beach.


“We spoke a few times leading up to the day of, and I told her the dynamics we were hoping to highlight and the shots we wanted. Marissa walked into a wedding with a big family that rarely has a serious moment. She captured our natural silliness, and the organic emotional shots we wanted but wouldn't necessarily love posing for. She is so much fun, and our guests kept asking if she were a personal friend. They were surprised when I said no because of her natural ability to fit in with families!”

“We hired Marissa for our engagement photos after receiving several raving recommendations, and it was the best decision we could’ve made! After looking through some of her work and seeing how well she plays on natural lighting and pastel colors to take the most beautiful photos, we were sold! Marissa is so professional to work with. She responded quickly and didn’t make us feel pressured at any time. She is so personable and easygoing and made us feel so comfortable.”

“As I hit the 6-month mark of my pregnancy, I started to think about a maternity shoot. Marissa came highly recommended from a friend, and her work spoke for itself- amazing! Through quick and friendly e-Mail exchange, a date and time was set up to meet. Marissa makes you feel like you have known each other for years, like a friend, and you’re instantly comfortable. She gets the great angles, scopes out the perfect lighting, and makes sure you’re having fun while you’re posing.”

“Marissa and her team are amazing at what they do! My husband and I have had them work their magic at multiple events and each time I can't believe how easy and natural it feels. I always feel like the only woman in the room! We have never been disappointed with their work.”

“Marissa has been amazing to work with. We first met Marissa when we did the watch me grow package with my son and now 4 years later we are getting ready to welcome a baby girl and immediately thought of Marissa to capture those special moments. She is always so professional, affordable, and flexible with scheduling and works hard to accommodate our needs. I appreciate all the wonderful family moments she has captured for us and can’t wait for the ones to come.”

“Family photos can be stressful, especially when you have a little one that may not be so cooperative. We found Marissa through a search and immediately fell in love with her soft photos and timeless captures and knew we wanted her to photograph our family. From the moment we met her throughout our entire session she was down-to-earth, kind, and was amazing working with all of us. I cannot say enough about the beautiful captures Marissa takes to the kind relaxed atmosphere she brings to the shoot.”