I create photographs of the moments that transform and celebrate us. A collection of images that transport us back to the way that we felt in the soul of a snapshot. The threads of your life have brought you to this magical instance in time. Let’s capture the extraordinary.
I’m Marisa – a wedding and family photographer in Melbourne, Victoria.
Photographs are a universal heart-sung language. They show us what needs to be seen, what needs to be known. I’ve witnessed their ability to conjure everything from tears to smiles and deafening belly laughs - occasionally all from the same photo! I draw upon this epic power for myself, for my loved ones and for you, my clients.
Connections between people are often invisible to the naked eye. Like fine gold threads, they need to be exposed to the perfect light before their obvious sparkle is brought to life. It’s my job as your photographer to make the unseen seen. To make lost moments real again. To capture those hidden threads that unite us all. I want the emotion to hit before the details. I want you to feel each and every shot, to know the story without hearing a word. Most of all, I want to give you something you’ll keep pressed to your heart forever. An impression, a memory, a split second in time - a fingerprint of human connection.
When you can’t fight back that happy tear from rolling down your cheek, I’ll be there. When you can’t resist the urge to scoop your child into your arms, I’ll be there. When you look at each other for the first time as a married couple, I’ll be there, capturing the magic, frame-by-frame.
"Marisa was outstanding! We wanted natural shots, and she delivered by capturing the most beautiful moments - whilst we hardly knew she was there. She’s also such a genuine and warm soul, I don’t normally like getting my pic taken but she made the whole experience super comfortable for all of us."
- Sarah & Ben
"Having Marisa as our photographer was one of the most wonderful decisions of our wedding day. Not only was it about the amazing product for us though, Marisa became a crucial part of the day itself and a calming force. Thanks Marisa!"
- Emily and Lynton
"Marisa is amazing. You really captured every moment from beginning to end (superwoman!!), the love and the fun we were all experiencing! ...as well as getting lovely shots of us that capture how we feel, not the in-front of camera awkwardness that usually accompanies photography of us."
- Melissa & Jason
Bring on that warm, glowy wedding vibe
Congratulations! You’re engaged! Let the wedding planning begin...it starts with casually scrolling wedding blogs over lunch and then before you know it, Pinterest Boards sneak into your evening couch time. You want the unique wedding or elopement that perfectly reflects the two of you. But I'll let you in on a secret: your wedding day will already be like no other. Sure, the cadences are similar (it wouldn’t be much of a wedding without the I Do’s!) but no matter where your wedding inspiration comes from, your love is the only essential ingredient. It’s the realness of your connection that I want to capture and it’s what I'll give back to you in every smile, laugh and tear-filled frame.
Souls don’t meet by accident
Natural wedding photography in Melbourne is my calling - but it’s so much more than that! After all, I’m not just taking a photo of your ‘first kiss’. For me, it’s an image that embodies every wild, golden and cosmic event that took place before this point in time, everything that’s led up to your decision to make this bold and brilliant leap forwards together.
And I’ll be there like an old friend, a calming force who’s documenting your wedding day. I’ll blend in comfortably with your family and move silently between your guests while you recite the vows you have carefully crafted for each other.
Your images won't just be beautiful. They’ll cover you in goosebumps, fill you with butterflies and make you giddy with joy as you relive your day, frame-by-frame. I want to present you with the memories of your day that you didn’t even know you had - show you the unseen within a moment. Everything from the riotous laughter surrounding your cousin drenching themselves in red wine, to the tender expression your grandmother wears as she sees her own wedding day reflected back at her during your vows.
Jason & Jordan, East Warburton Redwood Forest,
Kim & Adam, Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, Cottage House, St Kilda Rd
Amy & Dave, Zonzo Estate, Yarra Valley. Yarra Glenn
Ella & Sean, Charleville castle, Tullamore (Ireland)
Lorinda & Nathan, Montsalvat, Eltham
Dayna & Peter, Encore, St Kilda
HEARTFELT WEDDING & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN MELBOURNE
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Recent Venues: Collingwood Childrens Farm, Collingwood, Abbotsford; Immerse Yarra Valley, Yarra Glenn; Montsalvat Art, Wedding Eltham, Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury; The Timber Yard, Port Melbourne; Encore, St Kilda, East Warburton Redwood Forest, Warburton, Springfield Retreat, Lysterfield (Private AIr Bnb wedding venue), The Barn, Heathcote (Private AIr Bnb wedding venue); Poet's Lane, Sherbrooke / Olinda; Werribee Mansion, Werribee, Mawarra Functions, Epping, Wollert;