hey! I'm Karissa.

California girl at heart, living in a state for lovers.

I've been in Virginia for 11 years now but I do sometimes miss those wide open skies and california sunshine. I came for a degree in Visual Communication Arts and stuck around to explore being an adult and to follow passions. My mom always talked about how beautiful Virginia was, she's not wrong! ;) and I'm still here!

Time flies, which is terrifying and intriguing at the same time.
New chapters, new eras, new people, new ideas, new dreams.

If your last decade was anything like mine, you know what I'm talking about! It's more like I've gone through a few books, not mere chapters. What I love about photos? It’s the way they allow you to pause it all for just a minute. They invite you to come back whenever you feel like getting a little lost in time. I could lose myself for hours looking through old albums my mom kept in the closet under the stairs. I especially loved seeing what people captured years ago. I believe that beauty is in moments that matter, the moments that will matter to us down the road, and capturing those well has become my career.

I want to work with people who connect with the images I capture. I find energy in being around those who see that love and connection is what it comes down to in the end. Sweet moments, honest feelings, no drama. ;)
Come over and say hello!



be in love with your life.
every minute of it.


- jack kerouac


a tiny peek behind the scenes