Though art is subjective and personal, and Marisa’s work is far beyond what a simple review can describe, she truly deserves 5 stars (heck, all the stars!).
I found Marisa when I was looking for a professional photographer with a style I loved, attention to detail, a variety of shooting locations and themes, and a great personality that would make me feel good about shooting. After viewing Marisa’s portfolio online, I loved her work and gave her a call. She was warm and genuinely interested in what I wanted to get out of my shoot from moment one.
The experience itself was lovely. Marisa brought my champagne, strawberries, cheese (really good cheese!) and made me feel lovely in her gorgeous Downtown LA studio location, as her hair and makeup artist did a flawless job recreating a photo I pulled up from the web.
I’m no supermodel, and posing and getting sexy can be a bit weird and make me feel self aware. Marisa gave me perfect feedback, pose coaching, and encouragement the entire time. Her feedback was real, her compliments were sincere, and her ideas were fantastic and original.
The outcome of the shoot blew me away, and Marisa has a great system of allowing you to go through each photo with her and making decisions. Also wonderful, was that I never felt pressured to decide on a print or photo I was not certain about (in my case, I did a boudoir shoot and am purchasing prints).
In the times I’ve seen Marisa, I always leave feeling uplifted and cannot wait to work with her again.
Again, art is so personal. What resonates to me may be different from you, but her hospitality, professionalism, passion, and skill and undisputedly top notch. I recommend checking out her work, and taking it from there if you were as impressed as I was. You’ll be very happy with the whole experience.