fun + creative storytelling for the adventurous at heart.

Your Photographer + New Best Friend

Hey, i'm Karyssa.

 I'm based in Northern California, and specialize in intimate weddings + elopements. From the BIG cheesy smiles to the happy tears, and everything in between... I'm here to capture all that pure joy and emotion that is genuinely YOU!    I love traveling, exploring new places, and most of all having FUN. Your love story isn't boring, so why should your photos be? 

My job goes beyond documenting your story. I strive to create a unique and memorable experience that you will cherish for years to come. Making true + genuine connections with all of you sweet humans is what makes my heart happiest!  If this sounds like your jam then...

Let's get to know each other 

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Couples + Portraits

Weddings + Elopements

Let's work together to make your dream wedding day come to life! Whether it's an intimate wedding,  elopement, or travel destination. From engagement to vows - I am here. for. it. all.

Wanting to create sweet tangible memories?
Let's have some fun documenting your love, authentic selves + family milestones.

" How do we even express in words how grateful we are for Karyssa?? She not only managed to take the most breathtaking photos, but we walked away from our shoot with a new friend! She is incredibly smart- an expert her field. She is wildly easy to get along with. And she is an amazing communicator!
If you want stunning photos, a comfortable shooting environment, and even a new friend, CHOOSE KARYSSA!!  Karyssa we love you and we can’t wait to shoot with you again!!! We couldn’t be happier! " 

-Savannah + Cameron

"  We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture the special moments on our big day. From our engagement shoot to our actual wedding, Karyssa went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We got to just be ourselves, but with some professional direction! She truly takes her time to understand the couple, and what works best for them. Her photos are hands down my favorite photos of us EVER! I truly cannot recommend Karyssa enough -she is THE BEST. " 

-Alli + Abhi

" Not enough words can describe how amazing Karyssa is! She truly is the best and was there for us every single step of the way. You can see how much she really cares about her clients and she is definitely not just another vendor on the list, nor does she treat you like just another client. She’s so personable, extremely responsive, and throughout the whole process honestly grew into a genuine friend of ours! And of course, the cherry on top is her incredible skills that gave us the most beautiful pictures we get to cherish for a lifetime! We’ll never stop recommending her to family & friends!  " 

-Lynnea + Andrew

" Our elopement experience wouldn't have been the same without Karyssa. From casual photos the day before to capturing our moment, to traveling through Glacier National Park to find the most iconic and memorable pictures possible...Karyssa made the best day of our lives the best it could possibly be. Her personality and kind heart allowed us to be ourselves in our most intimate moments, which is what made capturing our moments so powerful. We love you Karyssa! "

-Raleigh + Zach

   Where do we even begin?! Karyssa has made our wedding experience SO easy! From helping with hair and makeup suggestions to outfit recommendations… she has made this journey unforgettable! My husband did not love taking photos and she somehow made us both look amazing in engagement photos and on wedding day. We could not be more happy with how the photos turned out, and our walls are now covered with her work! Karyssa has a keen eye for lighting, angles, and capturing the emotion of the moment. 10/10 would recommend over and over again! 

-Trisha + Reid

  "I met Karyssa back in 2019 for my oldest brothers wedding and was absolutely blown away with her talent. When my husband and I got engaged there was no doubt in our mind that we would choose her for our special day. Throughout our wedding day we got so many compliments on how sweet and comfortable she made everybody feel. To say the least our photos turned out perfect and we now have all the little/big moments to cherish for forever. We are so lucky to have her as our photographer and can’t wait to have her again for future milestones! "

-Cody + Frankee

"    Ryan and I had the pleasure of working with Karyssa in the midst of Covid. She stuck by us through the entirety - from postponements, change of locations, and even 2 new dates. To say this girl isn’t a die hard for her clients is an understatement. She was always there for us when we needed her- advice, check ins, and always making sure we had everything handled. When it came to our special day, I’ve never seen a vendor work as hard as her. She delivered everything we could have asked for and more- our photos are our favorite thing about our wedding process. Her punctuality, flawless editing ability, professionalism, organization, and overall friendly nature is really what makes her an asset to anybody’s wedding! She’ll forever be our friend and go to photographer girl for all of our photo needs as our family grows.. " 

-Emily + Ryan

   " I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Karyssa! We came across her work and fell in love. She is the best ever when it comes to making your vision come to life! She makes you feel so comfortable during your session, you kind of forget you are taking pictures! I love that she has been with us every step of the way... engagement, marriage and family pictures. I would never think about going to another photographer. We truly could not thank Karyssa enough for capturing all these special moments in our lives. She’s the best!! I can’t wait for our next session! "

-Ariel + Dylan

" Stop browsing and hire Karyssa NOW!   Karyssa is THE best photographer out there! She did both our engagement photos and wedding all by herself and left us in awe. She is the absolute sweetest person you'll meet and she takes the stress out of everything. Her photos and creative vision are incredible and will leave you speechless every time you look at them. We plan on hiring Karyssa for so many future events and we could not think of a better photographer to recommend to everyone. "

-Chris + Stephanie

  "Karyssa has become an extended member of our family! She’s been with us for our engagement photos, wedding, family photos each year and is now along for the ride as we are becoming parents! We truly couldn’t ask for a better photographer and now friend. We are two goofy, awkward people but she always makes us feel like models in front of the camera and every picture is a beautifully captured memory. Karyssa is so fun and creative and has so many ideas that always result in the best photos. I couldn’t imagine going through this exciting phase of life without her, and we look forward to many more fun sessions in the future!"

- Haley + Gavin

   Karyssa was so amazing to work with. She helped out with what we should wear, scouting out the best location, and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera—even our dog had a blast! The photos she captured were OUT OF THIS WORLD!  We immediately got them printed and hung in our home. We highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.

-Zahira + Ryan

   "We love working with Karyssa! When she shot our engagement photos, it was the first time my husband had professional photos taken and he was nervous. Karyssa put us both at ease with her sweet and energetic personality and her professionalism. We were in awe of the beautiful photos she took at our wedding and didn’t think twice about asking her to take our maternity photos. You will not be disappointed working with Karyssa. She goes above and beyond for her clients and takes a great deal of pride in her work. We look forward to working with her in the future as our family grows and we want to capture each milestone."

-Steph + Devon

" We honestly don’t know where to begin! Karyssa was truly a DREAM photographer. She made our day perfect. Not only are her pictures flawless, her personality made the experience. She was our photographer for our engagement photos and our wedding, and the photos she captured of us are nothing short of amazing. We will continue to book her for each milestone in our lives, and highly recommend everyone do the same! "

-Sophie + Mariano

"We have found not only an amazing photographer in Karyssa but a great friend. She has always made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and captures such an amazing moments. From our very first engagement session with her when we were so nervous, she made us feel so comfortable and eased our nerves immediately. I remember seeing our gallery in awe of how she captured our love perfectly. Karyssa has captured so many milestones in our life and I couldn’t imagine sharing these special moments with anyone else. I highly recommend her if you are looking for an amazing photographer."

- Gabby + Eddie

"These pictures were everything we wanted!  We could not have chosen a better photographer than Karyssa to capture these stunning photos of our proposal and engagement at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. Thank you, Karyssa! "

- Micaela + Cesar

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