She was so much fun and always kept our ideas in mind while bringing her own amazing creativity to the table. And, its hard to put into words how blown away we were by her work
From the moment we first had contact with Marissa, we knew she would be the perfect photographer for our big day! We had researched her work online and after seeing her Instagram and website pictures, we completely fell in love with her natural style of photography and ability to capture the beauty in a moment. As an added perk, we found out that she works alongside her husband, Devin, who happens to be a cinematographer. I loved the idea that we could hire a photographer and cinematographer together, and it really helped to make things even more seamless. I can't reiterate just how much this was an added bonus! Our first shoot with Marissa was for our engagement pictures. It went so well that we decided to add an additional session for bridal portraits on top of her already shooting our rehearsal dinner and wedding day! She was so much fun and always kept our ideas in mind while bringing her own amazing creativity to the table. And, its hard to put into words how blown away we were by her work! She used every lighting opportunity she could find to capture a range of photos, and was constantly on the look out to use the scenery and grounds of the venue to the fullest. There were so many incredible and special moments that she managed to capture so perfectly, and so naturally, which is just what we were looking for. Everyone who saw our pictures loved them and said they have never seen wedding pictures so full of life! On the day of our wedding, she showed up with two cinematographers (Devin and Chris) and an assistant to help keep things running smoothly. They were able to direct the group photos without being intrusive or overbearing and throughout the day they all blended into the scene perfectly. When we received the link to our wedding photos, we were amazed to find that Marissa had provided us with not just 600 photos, but with 600 photos of incredible quality! And as an added bonus, they even created a video highlight reel for us that perfectly captured the entire day in less than 5 minutes. As much as you want to relive your wedding day, even the two of you won't want to watch the entire hours-long play-by-play more than a few times (if that). Marissa is easy to work with and to communicate with. She always showed up with a huge smile on her face, a bubbly personality and a genuine sense of excitement. Choosing her was one of the best decisions for the wedding we made and one of the most fun! If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding (with the added bonus of a cinematographer), stop looking and get in touch with Marissa and her team at Mon Soleil. I highly, highly recommend them for your big day or any special occasion!
They instantly put us at ease and we were amazed by their constant creativity. Their passion for what they do and the couples they’re working with is undeniable.
From day one, Marissa and team have been enthusiastic, passionate and have gone above and beyond to help us document this important time in our lives. We were overjoyed to have Marissa and Devin travel to Washington, D.C. for our engagement and bridal shoots. The video and photos they created from our shoot were breathtaking.
During our wedding weekend in New Orleans, Marissa, Devin and Chris were an incredible team! They were there every step of the way - always with a smile - and felt like a natural extension of our wedding day. The shots they captured were classic, elegant and timeless - just what we hoped for. We are so grateful for this phenomenal team!
Unparalleled. That’s the way we describe our experience with Marissa and her team. They’re professional, compassionate and insanely talented.
A photographer should elevate your wedding. Immortalize it. And Marissa’s eye does just that. We hired Marissa and Devin to capture our special day and expected excellence – they delivered perfection. Weddings can be overwhelming, but through it all we felt safe. We knew we had a photographer that would capture us at our best and not only give us something stunning to put up on Facebook, but also give us something timeless to hang on our walls. And as we stare at our house filled with images captured by Marissa, we’re constantly reminded we made the right choice. A choice that we’ll cherish for decades to come.
One thing I really appreciated about Marissa and her team was the planning and care they put into their work.
They were collaborative and did a great job in the preparation of the wedding with us (met with us in person and did a few Skype calls). One thing I really valued was the fact that they were great with us on the wedding day, and more importantly during the prep and first look as my wife and I were nervous and they did an amazing job keeping us calm and allowing to get the best pictures possible. Not only were they great with the staged moments, but they got a lot of great natural "in the moment" pictures as well! Also, they were so quick to turn around our pictures. I think we got everything back after a month and they looked great, so we were very happy about that. I would definitely recommend Marissa for your wedding. She is sweet, creative, fast, and a valuable asset for making your wedding perfect.
Marissa has a great eye and was able to capture moments between Colin and I that I'll cherish for the rest of our life.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Marissa and Devin. The quality of both the photographs and the video of our wedding is nothing short of impeccable. They were both incredibly professional on our wedding day and very easy to work with. They made Colin and I feel completely at ease and it showed in our photographs. They were even able to take my photo ideas and turn them into reality. Also, Marissa's photos of our wedding were so impressive that we have been honored to end up on Style Me Pretty and in Modern Luxury Weddings.
If you want the most special moments in life to last a life time, we highly recommend this amazing team. We couldn’t be happier about the choice we made when we chose Marissa, Devin, and Chris.
When we first began our planning, Cayden and I didn’t know where to start. We knew we wanted a great photographer and videographer, and Marissa and Devin really stood out in our eyes. All of their work was breathtaking to us, and we had really never seen anything like it. They carried us through every part of our relationship from our proposal, to engagements, to the actual wedding. They helped Cayden and I feel comfortable througout the entire process, and it never felt forced.