Classically trained in both film and digital photography, Larissa received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from Kendall College of Art and Design, as well as a Masters in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She first took up the camera at age 13, and has been refining her ability to capture the world around her in an honest, and artful light ever since.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, educated in New York. Larissa has called the Bay Area home for the last 10 years. She currently resides in the Oakland Hills with her husband, their rescue pup Olive, and cat Jackson. She has a photography studio available by appointment in San Francisco.

"I was fortunate enough to have family who encouraged me to pursue an artistic career and luckily found my way to photography at an early age. Simply put – I love my job! I feel privileged to be able to make art for a living, and to share it with my clients, knowing that it will inspire happiness and fond memories for years to come. I want to make images that bleed passion and color, seep humor and excitement, and expose the beautiful, whimsical, spontaneous moments of real life, family, and love." - Larissa

Her greatest passions live in photographing people. It is a privilege to document and create joyful, vibrant, thoughtful and emotive memories for her clients.

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the photographer behind the lens

“Not only is Larissa a phenomenal artist, she is one of the warmest and most sincere people I have ever met. Her vision is utterly unique, beautiful and incredibly raw. It was an honor to have her as our photographer. She made our wedding magical and turned our memorable moments into works of art. There are no words to describe our gratitude.” 
Alexis and Filip

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Named top photographers in San Francisco by CBS News
Named in Top Photographers in the Bay Area and San Francisco by Bridebox
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography - Kendall College of Art and Design, MI
Master of Fine Arts: Photography - Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

credentials and education

PEOPLE Magazine
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Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
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