I’m a film photographer, storyteller, and flower-loving Francophile based in Paris, France. Find me wandering the streets of the city of light with my film cameras (named Cecil and Norman), looking for pastries! That, or at the nearest florist. I believe that love is "revealing the beauty of another person to themselves," and I can’t wait to meet you! 

Bonjour, I’m Marissa.

Telling fun, bright, joyful, stories for the creative, the dreamer, and the traveller. all on film.

Paris; midnight strolls; sunflowers (really, any flowers); sunrises; book shops; ice cream; skirts with pockets; kate spade; Pride & Prejudice (I've read it nine times). 

things i love:

I am a portrait & lifestyle film photographer and writer, telling stories for the creative, the daydreamer, and the traveller by making joyful, colorful images. Whether you’re defining your personal brand or just capturing some sweet memories in this glorious city...I think we’d be a great match if you love to laugh; chase the sunrise; are down for spontaneous adventures; like to play dress-up; and eat ice cream for breakfast. 

I’m a film photographer and full-time flâneuse who eats too much ice cream and buys too many flowers. After graduating university, I bought a one-way ticket to Paris to follow my dreams...and I’m so glad you’re here!

MEET marissa

Everyone’s got one, and everyone’s is unfinished. What you put in the pages is up to you. My philosophy isn’t about taking photographs. It’s about making them. You know the pictures you look back on to remember? The ones that make you smile, ear-to-ear. Photographs are memories, portrayals of self. They deserve to be made, and that’s what we’ll do, together!

Start your story.

the experience

It’s you, me (behind the camera!), and la Ville Lumière! From strolls through the Jardin de Tuileries; to walks on the Seine; hot chocolates and pastries on a charming terrace; and the splendor of la Tour Eiffel, I’ll help you tell your story in the Paris you’ve been dreaming about.

Paris is your stage.

the experience

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Portrait collections begin at 460€.
Please inquire for special projects.

My photography style is joyful, dreamy, light-filled, and romantic — with a pop of color. I love natural light, a good laugh, and the timeless elegance that Paris lends to each shot. And, there will be flowers. Lots and lots of flowers. I love photographs that capture the confidence and beauty of my clients who are writing a part of their stories in this wonderful city. So it goes without saying that I’ll do my best to make you laugh—while finding your best angle and making you feel at ease, so that these images capture your story.

If you're still reading this, we might be a great match...

booking information

I have to say, pictures with Marissa in Paris was an especially good experience because, not only did we have beautiful pictures taken, we also got an amazing little tour of Paris. Marissa, you truly were wonderful! If anyone is hesitant about hiring Marissa, just do it! It will be a highlight of your time in Paris <3 

“It will be a highlight of your time in Paris.”

Rachael & Eric

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We were very impressed with your organisation from the start of the process all the way through. You kept in touch with us the whole time about the details and that was very appreciated. I also really appreciated the direction and thoughtfulness you showed during our shoot! The photos were so much better than I ever anticipated, especially because the day was kind of gloomy. I was amazed that you couldn't even tell it was a cloudy day. The photos were exactly the style I was hoping for and I am so thrilled with your editing and shooting style. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our honeymoon photos.

“We couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our honeymoon photos.”

Marisa & Jonathan

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We are so glad we decided to have you capture part of our time in Paris! You made the whole process so easy, and we felt comfortable and relaxed during our session. It was so fun to get to know you, and your warm personality put us at ease. We greatly enjoyed our session! We will treasure these photographs of our time in Paris forever! Thank you so much not only for great pictures but a great experience! 

“You made the whole process so easy and we felt comfortable and relaxed. ”

Taylor & Jake

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Paris strolls; looking for the best croissant; plenty of flowers; stories; and other adventures. I hope you'll come along and see my Paris!