kind words (new jersey/philly portraits & weddings)

kind words from past clients

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Testimonials


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Marisa is the sweetest! She did my husband and my engagement shoot and our wedding and we couldn’t be happier with the results! You can tell that she loves what she does... her photos were beautiful and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them already!
— Jenn O'Brien

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Marisa was absolutely incredible! Her professionalism and kindness are unmatched. She made my son and I feel extremely comfortable. Prior to the shoot she was extremely communicative coordinating the shoot in a responsive manner. She is incredibly creative and her photos are magnificent. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to work with her!
— Brittney Goggin

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Marisa is extremely talented. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone seeking a photographer for any event. She was very laid back and calm for the whole day of my wedding. She captured everything I wanted and more. She was very understanding of any changes I needed to make last minute concerning my family photos, and worked quickly under time limits when members were running late. All of my friends and family loved her and were comfortable shooting with her all day and into the night. I get compliments constantly on how beautiful our wedding photos came out. Not only can you count on Marisa to capture a unique, romantic, and genuine view of your wedding, but you can guarantee a stress free day when it comes to the photography. All the final edited photos were received in a timely matter, and previews of the day were given soon after.
— Jess Osborn

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Marisa’s talent is truly remarkable- so much so that I didn’t even consider anyone else to shoot our engagement or wedding. I’m so glad that we chose Marisa to capture these special moments. Not only is her professionalism, communication and customer service impeccable, but so is her artistic eye. She set up creative shots that so many others would never have thought to do. Every time I look at our wedding photos, it’s as if I’m reliving the day over again. Marisa was always present, but never intrusive, when capturing every moment of the day. I truly give this professional my highest endorsement, and can not recommend her enough!
— Abby Laird

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I am so thankful that we chose Marisa (and Steve, her second shooter) to capture our wedding day! She was responsive, patient, and so sweet throughout the entire process. I was a bit of an uptight bride that wanted to stick to a very tight schedule, and Marisa was great with helping to fine tune the timeline and then ensure the timeline was adhered to on our wedding day. Watching the sheer joy on her face when she knows she just took an awesome photo is such a cool feeling for someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be very photogenic! We cannot recommend Marisa enough and are forever grateful to her for providing us with photos that we’ll cherish for years to come :)
— Molly Atar

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Marisa did an incredible job during a fun shoot at a hotel in Philadelphia. Though my boyfriend and I are incredibly awkward and never take pictures, she made the shoot so outstandingly comfortable that the pictures looked amazing and natural! She gave directions when we needed it to help get the best shot (and my- how it worked!). The final images were flawless. All my friends and family were blown away claiming they looked like the cover of a magazine. She is a very professional yet friendly person to work with who knows every angle to make memories that will last forever!
— Kara Granelli

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Marisa did a phenomenal job with both my engagement and wedding photos! She was very accommodating to all our wants and needs, and made them the funnest photoshoots I’ve ever done! I had a blast going through all the photos. She captured the magic of our wedding day beautifully! I’d highly recommend using her services if you ever need high quality photography with love put into every shot!
— Heather Vanselous

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I came across Marisa’s page from an old friend of mine from high school. I am SO insanely happy I did because I really feel like I hit the lottery finding Marisa. Being a nervous bride-to-be, I messaged her and shortly after she responded which is when my hundreds of questions came filing in. She so patiently, in depth, and with such a positive attitude answered and eased every single one of my questions and concerns. Marisa quickly went from a stranger to a friend, and after everything aligned (MANY phone calls from my fiancé and I, more questions, her sending me a multitude of her work, etc) we booked Marisa for our May 2019 wedding, and she just recently took our engagement photos and returned all of the edited photos. When I say we had TEARS strolling down our face looking at the photos I am not exaggerating. My fiancé and I are NOT photogenic and for lack of better words, a little awkward at times. She captured photos of us in a way I have never seen before. There is literally not ONE photo that we do not love that she returned to us. My fiancé and I look so natural, like our true selves, and needless to say, all of my closest friends were freaking out at how amazing and beautiful these photos came out and they were crying too (lol but really). I seriously can’t say enough amazing things about Marisa. Not only are the photos she captured PERFECT, but she made the entire process SO much fun. It was like a fun date night with plenty of laughing, love, some dancing, etc. with an amazing photographer capturing everything. Her work/editing has immeasurable talent, her personality, positivity, and overall outlook on life is beautiful, her professionalism/promptness is perfect, she is very calming and kind (needed for nervous brides to be!) and she can accustom her work to any personality. I strongly urge, if you are looking for a photographer for your special day or whatever it may be, to contact Marisa. I seriously CAN’T wait for our wedding and for Marisa to be such an important part of our big day. Thank you thank you thank you x100 for everything you have done so far! She is truly a God-send.
— Elena Alfano

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I had the pleasure of first meeting Marisa in our high school photo class and it was obvious from early on that she had an eye for photography. I have my own yoga business and I asked Marisa to take some yoga pictures of me that I could use for my website, brochures, etc. I have to admit I was a little nervous! I’m not used to getting my picture taken in such a professional way. From the first photo she took, any nerves I had completely melted away. Her directions were easy to follow and truly help get the perfect shot. Every single picture she took I love. She captured beauty within me that I sometimes have a hard time seeing with my own eyes. The shoot was the perfect mix of professional and fun. Marisa is an absolute natural at what she does!
— Theresa Berenato

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I cannot commend Marisa enough for her amazing vision that she so beautifully captures through her camera. She shot my now husband and I for our engagement shoot, and a year and a half or so later, our wedding day. The thought, time, and effort she, and her awesome other half, Steve, put into the shoots is truly amazing. Neither I nor my husband are very comfortable being photographed but Marisa is so sweet and gives you just enough direction to where you feel comfortable, but look natural. The photos she took of us I will cherish for the rest of my life. Not to mention, she included literally tons of pictures for us to keep, included prints from our engagement shoot, and a beautiful photo album she spent the time to create herself of our wedding. It was also SO endearing to see how excited she got when the light was juuuust right and she KNEW that the photo she took was going to be perfect. It made us so excited to see them as well. We are so grateful for her and her amazing talent! She is such a genuine person with a creative eye - the way she was able to capture our day is stunningly beautiful.
— Alli Sheckells

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5 stars isnt a high enough rating! Marisa is an INCREDIBLE photographer. I’ve never done a shoot before and she made me feel so comfortable...every photo she captured was amazing. She has a great spirit. You won’t regret booking her!
— Danielle Valdez

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Marisa is hands down the BEST photographer my husband, Jackson, and I could have asked for.. Her work honestly speaks for itself, but she is VERY talented and extremely sweet. And definitely cares about her clients. Jackson and I felt like we have known her for years, and got along with her very well. She is relatable and charming, and was very good at giving us directions all while making us feel at ease so that we looked and felt natural in front of the camera. Marisa made us feel comfortable for both our engagement and wedding photos. Which came out BEAUTIFUL. She is very professional, organized, and has a fast response time.. Definitely would recommend over and over again!
— Erin Mariel Webb

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From the beginning, Marisa has been nothing but sweet, comforting, and most importantly responsive! My fiancé and I were concerned about being too awkward for our photo shoot but Marisa quickly made us feel comfortable to be ourselves. She has a great eye and pointed out ways that we could improve a certain shot in a way that was so sweet and kind. She doesn’t give many explicit placement directions (place hand here, look this way). She gave my fiancé and I directions like kiss her forehead and whisper something in his ear to make him laugh. This resulted in adorable candid shots that really show the love my fiancé and I have for each other. She also was incredibly quick with giving us our finished pictures (it took less than two weeks). They are better than I ever imagined. We are having a hard time choosing our favorites!
— Kristin Wills

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A wonderful and friendly photographer who makes your photoshoot a time to remember. Marisa has such a creative eye for taking the most magical photos. I would highly recommend her for portraits and weddings.
— Jackie Shugard

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Marisa was an amazing person to work with for our wedding. She was so patient and easy-going with the insanity and chaos happening throughout the day. She was so professional and kind with everyone in the wedding. I appreciated her scoping out places to take photos and improvising when we had weather issues (it was so humid). Marisa treated us like we were her friends rather than as clients, like she really cared about us as people in addition to her work. Communication was a breeze, she was always thorough and very responsive whenever we had questions. And this doesn’t even begin to cover her photography from our wedding. Every photo was bright and beautiful, and they captured our emotions as vividly as she captured the colors of our Hindu ceremony. She complimented the bright colors with pastels and black and white images, which were all equally stunning. We also had a second photographer for our wedding who was equally fantastic and great to work with. He worked with the guys to get some wonderfully creative and hilarious shots. Marisa put together our photo album tastefully, capturing every moment from getting ready to the very last dances. It was a perfect combination of colors, emotions, and action. The quality of the photos and the album cannot be beat. I would highly recommend working with Marisa for any event, especially if it’s a more colorful event, as she’s a wizard at capturing colors. Thank you for everything, Marisa. I look forward to working with you again in the future!
— Amy Paul

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Marisa, you made Eddie and I feel so comfortable during out maternity shoot, and the pictures came out beautiful!
— Nicole McPeak

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RJ’s newborn pictures are absolutely gorgeous and you were the sweetest! Thank you so much!!
— Samantha Winter

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Marisa has such an eye to capture humanity at it’s finest moment!
— Jude Johnston

 

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