I use natural light to showcase the beauty found in every day moments, like the sun's reflection in your eyes as you look at your beloved, or the crinkle of your nose when you're laughing your hardest with your babies.
My goal is to capture how the moment felt - the real, raw emotions that make your heart beat hardest. You might hear 150 shutter clicks in 30 seconds - because I'm looking to freeze-frame a feeling - forever.
My passion is telling your unique story: life happens in motion and in moments - let me capture yours on film to cherish for a lifetime.
I've been photographing love + connections for the last 11 years, and most days I still can't believe "this is my job!" It's truly one of the greatest privileges of my life. Some of my favorite things are laughing whenever I can, the passion and action of college football on a Saturday night, music of all types that gets my heart pumpin' (catch me playing Jellyroll, Lecrae AND Lil Wayne during shoots) and my three beautiful children. Most of all, I love when people feel comfortable enough to be their full selves around me - because that's when the magic happens.
If you want a moment in your life preserved to look back on forever, let's make a date. Annual family photos, maternity, birthdays, couples, or just because - no matter the reason, I can't wait to tell your unique story! Sessions are 45 minutes and in a location of your choosing. All sessions include online gallery with unlimited downloads + personal printing rights.
Welcoming your little one to the world is the perfect time to slow down and savor every precious moment. Sessions are 1-1.5 hours in-studio, in-home or on-location and as a Mama of 3 myself, I aim to make your session as stress-free as possible. Just show up, and I'll take care of the rest.
After capturing over 250 weddings, I'm here to take the guesswork out of documenting your big day. 7 hours of coverage, Sneak Peaks within 10 days, USB drive, and online gallery + printing rights are always included. Add-ons include additional hours of coverage + Bridal Boudoir session and other PBR-exclusive offerings.
Ready to run off into forever, just you two? I'm here to help you make your day completely your own - and all travel within the continental US is included. Wanna hike to the top of a mountain, or say your vows as the sun rises behind you? I can't wait to hear your ideas - let's make them a reality together.
Showcase your business in style with a professional branding session. Groups of up to 10 are included, and you'll receive a gallery of both group and individual shots of everyone. I can come to you with my full studio lighting setup, or we can shoot in-studio.
Rissa has done all our professional photos since 2019 - from our engagement to two maternities to a 1st birthday and everything in-between. We live 90 minutes from her, but we will always make the trip! We love Rissa’s energy, her way of bringing us out of our comfort zones, and how she treats our kiddos as her own. We are so blessed to have found Rissa and have all of her work to look back on forever!
I’ve had many family sessions with Rissa over the years. I show up to each shoot so relaxed, knowing she’ll work her magic. Whether my kids are in a good or bad mood, or I’m having an incredible or terrible hair day, I know the results will be the same - every single time I get stunning photos I will cherish forever. She’s attentive, patient, caring and a whole vibe - the more I trust her + her process, the more beautiful my photos are! Thoroughly recommend the experience that is Photos by Rissa.
Charissa's raw talent for capturing emotion is absolutely magical! I have had the pleasure of working with her on various occasions, from gender reveals to branding shoots, family photos, and weddings. And let me tell you, every single time, Charissa manages to capture the exact emotion of the moment. It's like she has a gift for freezing time and allowing us to relive those precious memories over and over again. Her photographs are truly a treasure that we can cherish forever.
Rissa has done our photos for the past few years. She makes it feel SO effortless! We just pick a spot, and she makes it happen. I never have to worry about anything, and there are always so many incredible shots that we love - we can't wait for this year's shoot! I always book a year in advance to make sure we get our spot - I highly recommend Rissa no matter what type of session you need, because she ALWAYS delivers!
Typically 25+ edited images will be yours to keep from your session. Wedding Packages are different and depend on the amount of coverage.
Absolutely! I love creative shoots and if you want it documented, we'll make it happen. Write your idea for your Portrait Session in the "Interested In" box on the form.
Portrait + Newborns: 2-3 Weeks
Branding: 3-4 Weeks
Weddings: 8-10 Weeks
Yes - my goal is to make your session as simple for you as possible - I'll provide everything, you just show up! If you have a wrap/hat with baby's name, bring that.
Yes! With any wedding photography booking, you will receive a minimum of 30 edited images within 10 days of your big day!
Yes, and I highly encourage you to communicate preferences to me before we shoot (ex. I prefer the right side of my face in photos) - you're the expert in what you need, and I want to know what makes you the most comfortable!