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MEET THE

COMFORT

QUEEN OF

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& COOKIES

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No, I'm not your grandma. But, my clients have aptly named me the "Queen of Comfort and Cookies," because: 1) I pride myself on making you feel comfortable and at ease during your photoshoot, and 2) I absolutely love cookies. So, you can imagine that hanging out with my clients, capturing them in their element, and munchin' on some cookies is the dream.

most  days,  you  can  find  me...

running around our Spanish-style home, chasing my wild two-year-old son Atlas,

trying to resist the urge to bake and eat all the cookies,

willing my naturally curly hair to look good,

editing photos in between snack time and nap time and play time and all the other times,

and maybe leaving the house to peruse HomeGoods or TJ Maxx.

THE THINGS I VALUE:

CREATING PHOTOS THAT REPRESENT YOU

ALL LOVE

GETTING YOUR SKIN TONE RIGHT

GOOD COOKIES

FAMILY

TRANSPARENCY

GENUINE INCLUSIVITY

GROWTH & LEARNING

LIVING & LOVING LIKE JESUS

meet my family

MARISSA

STRENGTHS

Eating cookies

Discussing mental health

Finding good deals

WEAKNESSES

Delicious cookies

Keeping my bedroom clean

Naps

BRONSON

STRENGTHS

Being boujee

Making a good cup of coffee

Strong jawline

WEAKNESSES

Opening mail

Losing sleep over golf

Slow internet speeds

ATLAS

STRENGTHS

Dancing

Putting a smile on your face

Asking for a treat

WEAKNESSES

Talking through an entire movie

Eating his vegetables

Being away from his mama

MY OWN LOVE STORY

My husband, Bronson, and I met in Algebra II class when we were 15 years old! We dated on and off throughout high school, because I didn't know what I wanted (despite having the most loving, patient, adorable guy right in front of me). Senior year started and we weren't talking to one another. Randomly, Bronson's counselor switched his schedule and he got transferred into my English class — and the only empty seat was next to me! The first few days were really awkward, but as always, we were just drawn to one another. We started hanging out (and flirting) again. I promised him I wouldn't start dating him again until I knew for sure that I wouldn't break his heart once more. So, in February 2008, we began dating once again.

 

Fast forward 6 years later and we get married. Fast forward almost exactly 5 years later, and we welcome the most perfect human being into the world — our son, Atlas Theodor. He is a ball of energy and absolutely loves people. I'm not really sure how two laid-back people ended up with such a wild, social baby! He definitely keeps us on our toes!

1.18.10

nineteen years old!

1.4.14

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our wedding day

our engagement shoot

4.10.13

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first family photoshoot

4.13.19

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5.28.20

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my little love bug

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we moved  to  the beach!

10.9.20

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ONE

In case you didn't know already, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE COOKIES! I'm picky with my cookies though. They need to be freshly baked with a soft center and a slightly crispy edge. I don't do any of that Chips Ahoy, Famous Amos stuff!

TWO

I have a neurodivergent, 27-year-old brother with Autism.

I have such a special place for him in my heart.

THREE

I also work as a part-time psychiatric nurse. I'm super passionate

about mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding it.

random factoids

FOUR

I love Jesus, and my main goal in life is to

love others as He did — unconditionally.

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