Larissa received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from Kendall College of Art and Design, as well as a Masters in Photographic Arts 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. Larissa was awarded Best Wedding Photographers in America by BRIDES Magazine. 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.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, educated in New York. Larissa has called the Bay Area home for the last 12 years. She currently resides in the Oakland Hills with her husband and their rescue pup, Olive.
"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.
Named Best Wedding Photographers in America by Brides.com and Brides Magazine
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
The New York Times
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
The Today Show
Style Me Pretty
Green Wedding Shoes
The Wedding Channel
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
Southern Weddings Magazine