As a professional photographer, I believe in creating moments & capturing them, so you can hold onto them forever. I work with people everyday on capturing what is most important to them, but I am here to help with your memory collecting at every stage. Photographs are one of the most incredible ways to connect us- to our past, to those we love right now, and to the world around us-- so whether you are looking for a professional photo shoot, ideas of what to capture, or the most beautiful ways to share the memories you already have, grab a cup of coffee, scroll through these posts & be inspired to create something! As I always say, memories should fill your life, not your hard drive. 

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Jan 29, 2018

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When people walk into my studio, they often expect to sit in front of my camera, look into the lens, and smile. It is my sincere pleasure to show them that there is incredible beauty in the authenticity of an expression, of a moment, and it doesn’t necessarily mean smiling. I recently had a woman walk in for her session having the worst possible day. She broke into tears shortly after arriving as she told me what was going on… that was her “real” at that moment. We started the session from that point- from the sadness and brokenness she was feeling- and the images were beautiful. As the session continued, she relaxed and started having fun and we went on to capture other beautiful expressions- her laughter, her confidence, her femininity, and her strength.

A couple weeks later I had the opportunity to photograph a young woman, Ellen, in the studio. As with all portrait sessions, we created a variety of looks that would each highlight something different in her- from sweet and fun to feminine to thoughtful- the resulting photographs are beautiful and show many different sides of this beautiful soul.

Regardless of where you are in your story right now- whether you are elated or broken- there is beauty in all it. Finding that authenticity and capturing it for you is what portrait sessions are all about.

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A beautiful young woman with a playful top hat on black background by Karissa Van Tassel A beautiful young woman with a floral crown on black background by Karissa Van TasselA beautiful young woman with an authentic, open pose on black background by Karissa Van TasselA beautiful young woman with a thought provoking pose on black background by Karissa Van TasselA beautiful young woman with anticipation on black background by Karissa Van TasselA beautiful young woman with a playful pose on black background by Karissa Van Tassel

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