serving TAMPA & beyond


But live for that real, genuine emotion

I LOVE the pretty.


I love hearing your story and getting to know you.

I am a storyteller


how he asked you to marry him or the vows you recite to each other on your wedding day 

The flowers you so thoughtfully chose for your boquet or the up-close sparkle of your engagement ring

I think there is something so special and unique in every person and in every moment. My creative heart sours every time I get to meet a new couple and capture what makes them so beautifully unique. 

THe Wedding Experience 

The way his eyes crinkle up when he's smiling at you or how you feel putting on your wedding dress 


my favorite details


getting ready

beautiful blooms

sparkly ring

golden sunset

Sweet Treats

the wedding experience


Hello friend! I'm a small town Florida girl with big creative dreams. Most days you can find me out taking pictures or at home with my sweet hubby and daughter on our 5-acre slice of heaven. These are a few of my favorite things...

My Favorite

All about me!

the girl behind the camera 

But I'm pretty much obsessed with our chickens. They are beautiful, fun and give us fresh eggs to put on our table every day.  

My favorite

Farm Animal! 

I love them all...



mommy to the sweetest girl

You may have been expecting me to say photography, but I truly feel that my most important calling is to motherhood! I have a beautiful, spunky, intelligent little 3 year old girl named Annabelle Mae - she makes my world go round! 

My favorite

Anabelle Mae

My favorite

Forget Edward vs. Jake.. in high school I was team Darcy! {and have been ever since} ♥ My heart still melts into a puddle at the line “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love.. I love… I love you."

My favorite

Pride and Prejudice

Love story! 

my favorite book (&movie) will forever be Pride and Prejudice!

I have been saved by the grace of God. I am so far from perfect but I am thankful for a God who loves me and uses me anyway. It is my goal in life, and in my work to love and serve others with patience, kindness and honesty. 

My favorite


I'm a believer 


Butterflies remind me of my mother who passed away so it’s always special for me to see one. I even planted a butterfly garden in the flower bed in front of our home so that almost anytime I walk outside I am able to see at least one pair of  fluttering wings to serve as a sweet reminder of her love.. 

My favorite


I love butterflies!


I saw my husband for the first time in an animal shelter. He doesn’t remember seeing me the day we first met, but I vividly remember the tall, handsome stranger who wore a cowboy hat and held the door for me some 6 years ago. I never imagined I would see him again, let alone marry him some day!

My favorite


I married a cowboy!


Everything that woman touches is magic. Our house is pretty much entirely covered in shiplap and chippy wood furniture pieces. My husband even surprised me with a trip to the Magnolia Silos for my 26th birthday!!! 

My favorite


I'm obsessed with Joana Gaines!


I'm not usually one for reality tv... but I just cant get enough of The Bachelor/ Bachelorette! I started watching the show with my mom at 16 years old in the living room with our pajamas on. Now I'm a twenty something wife and mother...  still watching the bachelor in my pajamas... haha. Only now my husband is the one sitting next to me (don't let the tough exterior fool you) and I prefer a glass of wine over a bowl of popcorn.

Guilty pleasure! 

Will you accept this rose?

The bachelor

My favorite

James + Jessica


Marissa was not only a wonderful photographer but she was one of the sweetest and most kind individuals my wife and I have ever met. Throughout our engagement photos and at the wedding, Marissa made Jessica and I feel so comfortable while being on camera. Marissa caught every emotion which filled the room at our wedding, whether it was tears of joy or our parents cutting a rug on the dance floor. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture moment after moment of our big day.

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Josh & Kimberly


It is hard to begin! Marissa has a true passion for photography and it is apparent through her beautiful photos. Throughout our session, she was genuinely kind, silly, and warm; all the while, she paid attention to every little detail. We had a blast! I can't wait to book another session with Marissa in a couple months.

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"I would like to say that you made our day and want to thank you for coming all that way... (Anna Maria Island for a surprise proposal )... I think it worked really well as Vicky had no idea what was going on; and is still in shock. Vicky also said what a nice person you are and would like to thank you also. Big thank you!!! 

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Fredy + Katie


Marissa was SO wonderful and made us feel super comfortable the entire time (especially helpful for the hubs). I love candid photos and Marissa was able to help us do some really adorable poses but also caught us being ourselves, silly and in love, and that really put it over the top for me!

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Jac & Kayla


Im so glad we did pictures with Marissa Rene Photography! She is the nicest person I’ve ever met. She made us feel comfortable and it was easy to smile around her! She’s seriously amazing, if you want great photos.. look no more!! 

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PHillip & dory


Marissa goes out of her way to get the shot, checking for good lighting, poses and included natural surroundings. All the while being very sweet & making you feel comfortable! 
Thanks, Marissa for an outstanding experience!

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Ryan + Ashley


"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always capturing such beautiful moments of my family. You have given us such amazing photos over the last year ♥  I am so grateful to have met you and your warm soul! I am constantly looking forward to our next photo shoot because I know they will be nothing short of amazing!"

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client love notes

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• choose your wedding day coverage from 4, 6 to 8 hours
• 2nd photographer included with all collections
• access to all of high resolution images with print release
• Personalized online gallery for easy viewing and sharing
• 4-6 week turn around time from the day of your wedding



Wedding collections begin at $1200



• 1 hour of photography coverage
• 50 high-resolution images 
• customized online gallery for easy viewing and sharing
• print release (no minimum print requirement)
• 1-2 week turn around time

Portrait sessions begin at $300



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