Named to the list of Best Wedding Photographers in America by BRIDES Magazine, Larissa Cleveland's imagery is a unique blend of photojournalism, effortless portraiture and editorial style resulting in images that are timeless and modern in the same breath. Holding a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Fine Art Photography, she brings her classically trained artistic eye to all of her work. Her goal is to deliver authentic, meaningful photography - pictures that evoke emotion and tell a story. With a mind to the future, she works in a true-to-life color palette, creating lasting portfolios that will withstand the test of time.
Larissa receives continued praise for her creativity, and ability to put her clients at ease, allowing them to relax in front of the camera. Her work is featured by top publications including Vogue, People Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Brides Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Cosmopolitan, Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, C Magazine, as well as The New York Times, The Huffington Post and the Today Show. She was also named a top wedding photographer by CBS News.
Umber Ahmad, the CEO and founder of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery, first connected with Ray Crisara, an actor and acting coach, online after a particularly challenging breakup. “My friends insisted on creating an online dating profile for me,” Umber says.
It all started in a Punta Cana discotheque for Manali Yavatkar and Dr. Anthony Wiggins. They were both on Spring Breakand despite attending different universities—Anthony, Harvard; Manali, Columbia—stayed at the same resort.
- OVER THE MOON
Every year, this list aims to recognize the top talent in our industry. The photographers whose images—full of emotion, one-of-a-kind composition, and a general sense of awe—motivate us and, frankly, stop us in our tracks with a collective, woah.
Eddie Kim and Yunha Kim first connected due to their careers. “We were both tech entrepreneurs who had started our own companies in San Francisco,” they share. “We met for coffee in August 2014 to network.”
The wellness entrepreneur wed her restaurateur husband amidst soaring California redwoods.
- TOWN & COUNTRY
"Mura Assifi and Zachary Plotz's road to romance was a long one—it took them 15 years to have . The duo met as undergraduates at Boston University's student union in 2002..."
- MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS
"As a cheerleader and wide receiver for the Raiders, Tori Braga and Darrius Heyward-Bey were often in the same place at the same time. But it was a night off the field (at a San Francisco nightclub, specifically!) that eventually brought the two together in November 2012.”
Jamin Ruark was at a friend’s wedding when he pulled in every favor he had to get an introduction to bridesmaid Lauren Ratiani. It paid off, and after nine years together, he proposed at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
- OVER THE MOON
Hailey Stone and Ben Sperry met through mutual friends at a birthday party in San Francisco in August 2017. Two years later on November 9, 2019, Ben proposed at another birthday party. This one was for his bride-to-be. “Ben proposed on Hailey’s 30th birthday,” the couple shares. “He had an amazing party planned at our favorite place in Sausalito, Le Garage, with all our closest friends and family. He popped the question right before guests arrived and Hailey’s ‘birthday’ became the most beautiful engagement celebration.”- BRIDES