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laguna beach engagement: lauren and dorian

08.31.11  |  In Love

Lauren and Dorian are such an amazing couple in love and were more than happy to snuggle up and steal kisses from each other during our session. They both looked spectacular dressed up for their photos around Downtown Laguna, but Lauren admitted she couldn't wait to get comfy and go barefoot on the beach to capture casual intimate photos which represents them so well as a couple. I always tell my couples it is important for their engagement photos to tell the story of who they are and not what's trendy or what other people think. I'm so excited Lauren and Dorian didn't hesitate to make sure their session was uniquely them and expressed who they are and how they wanted their photos to feel. If you are comfortable and having fun together as a couple the camera will see it and it makes for great photos. I'm looking forward to their wedding in Laguna in October with the fabulous Brooke Keegan.

downtown laguna beach engagement photos

playful photos of a couple in downtown laguna beach

a couple holding hands in downtown laguna beach

a couple snuggled up on a stairway in downtown laguna beach

an intimate black and white photos of a couple

a couple against a brick wall in downtown laguna beach

fun engagement photos

intimate engagement photography


a couple snuggles up on the laguna beach pier

engagement photos of a couple on the laguna beach pier

a photo of a playful couple on  the beach in laguna

engagement photos on the beach in laguna

engagement photos at sunset on the beach in laguna

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l'auberge: kimberly and garrett wedding

08.29.11  |  Nuptials

Kimberly and Garrett's beautiful beachside wedding at L'Auberge in Del Mar was amazing and intimate with an arch of swords ceremony by Garrett's fellow Marines. The arch of swords ceremony for weddings is an old English and American custom, which gives a symbolic pledge of loyalty to the newly married couple and ensures the couple's safe transition into their new life together. I was honored to photograph this special ceremony for the first time and capture their love for one another on their wedding day. Congratulations Kimberly & Garrett!




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jacqueline and michael

Marisa!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael and I just dropped everything and looked at all the pictures-the hundreds and hundreds of them. We are elated! The moments you captured, the intricacies you involved, the vibrance and quality you produced . . . you far surpassed everything we had imagined. In the midst of all your brilliance, you even somehow still managed to take those requested shots and poses we talked about in our consultation. Girl, you made us look goooood! On top of all that, you were such a pleasure to work with-so warm and easy and just plain fun! We are so thankful for you and your talent. No one else could have been so spectacular! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

Can't thank you enough!

Filled with joy,
Jacqueline & Michael




san diego engagement: kim and bill

08.12.11  |  In Love

Kim and Bill live in the Little Italy area of Downtown San Diego. Ever since I moved down here I have been wanting to do a session along the streets and the bay and I was excited when they suggested it. Little Italy has a fabulous mix of traditional homes and buildings along with some of the most contemporary cutting edge design here in San Diego. It is also just a quick walk away to the bay where you can get some fabulous views of downtown and the water. I had such a fun time with them and I am looking forward to their wedding tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, La Jolla! What a fun place too...










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marisa

One of my favorite photographs of my husband and I on our wedding day. Photographed on a large format camera with Polaroid Film.


Marisa Holmes is one of the most respected wedding and portrait photographers in Southern California that caterers to a boutique clientele who value photography and an amazing experience. Her work has appeared in national magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings and In Style Weddings, as well as, numerous regional and local publications.

Her love affair with photography began over 20 years ago in high school and flourished when she went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles while studying under international exhibiting and honored artists. After UCLA Marisa went on to assist a handful of the top celebrity portrait photographers from the last few decades working on major national advertising campaigns, as well as, editorials for magazines such as Rolling Stone, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, In Style and People.

Marisa’s background is extremely diverse allowing her to go into any situation whether it is a wedding or a boudoir session and create amazing photographs that have life, movement and emotion. She combines fine art and real life to capture stylized illustrations of her clients that are fresh, easy and fun that flirt with an editorial feel. Marisa carefully approaches every shoot with the utmost care to deliver high quality images that tell a cohesive story and show a sense of personality, style and place.

Using both film and digital capture Marisa ensures only the finest quality products and services doing all design and post-production in house. Her clients rave about her beautiful hand crafted albums, custom photographs, and her personal touches on everything she does. She is extremely passionate about her craft and only commissions a small number of weddings and portrait sessions a year to provide a fantastic experience and exceptional photography.

Look for her work on covers and in the pages of magazines such as The Bride & Bloom, The Knot, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, In Style Weddings, OK Magazine and Exquisite Weddings.




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