Jessica + Ben at Hollinshead Barn | Engagement Photography Bend Oregon

As soon as a spoke with Jessica and Ben over Facetime, I knew I would love them. Their easy laughter and adventurous spirit was immediately charming. I got to meet them recently when they flew to Bend for their engagement session. Ben said he was nervous about having his photos taken. He was worried he wouldn't know what to do. I assured him that with my Moment Design Technique, he'd actually just have fun and most likely not be overly aware of the fact he was in a photo session. I think it worked. See for yourselves. :)

From Jessica and Ben: "These photos are PHENOMENAL. They look fantastic. I've been getting into the swing of this wedding stuff and seeing these pictures has me so excited!"

Briana + Robert | A wedding at Brasada Ranch

I love photographing small, sweet ceremonies! Robert and Briana had gorgeous fall weather for their wedding at Brasada Ranch. Rich oranges, blue skies and golden sun. Perfect!
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Jessica + David | A Wedding at Ranch at the Canyons

What a sublime venue for a wedding. Did I blink or was a transported to Tuscany? Jessica and David's big day was my favorite wedding of my career. It was a scorching hot day in Central Oregon, but the sweeping views, the wonderful people and the all-girl creative team (including Tambi Lane, my second photographer) ensure the day would be nothing other than splendid. 

It was a pure joy to be the storyteller for Jessica and David's wedding. I'm looking forward to staying connected with them and seeing how their lives together unfold. Thank you for including me, you two! 

What they said: 
Marisa was the most AMAZING person to work with! She was very accomodating as we live in Portland and were traveling over to Bend a few times before the wedding, making sure that we got our engagement photos on the right day, in the right place, with weather and lighting in mind. She is exceptionally personable and made us feel very comfortable when having our picture taken is not natural. Marisa met us at the venue the day before to scope out the perfect spots to have our pictures taken. And the day of... she was extemely professional, put everyone at ease throughout the day and got some of the most incredible shots!! Her end products are UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Jessica + David | An engagement session at Smith Rock State Park

I could tell as soon as I met these two that I was going to really enjoy spending time with them. Their romance began as many do -- creating a medical disaster plan for Ebola! ;) I love their playfulness and dedication to fun! I can't wait for their wedding this summer. 

Angie + Alex | A spring engagement session at a private garden

It was the perfect spring day to spend some time with Angie and Alex in the gorgeous private garden of one of their family friends. Alex was a little apprehensive about doing the session, but the playful Moment Design goodness helped him just be himself and have fun.