There are tons of nice people in this world. Sweet and extraordinary people. People who are genuinely fun to be around and put a smile on your face every time you simply hear their name. Marissa is one of those people. I swear I am not even exaggerating. Anyone that knows her can attest to this. She is fun, funny, sweet, kind, quarky, and one of the best people I know. She’s also an extraordinary photographer, a wife, and recently left us all in San Diego and moved to Hawaii. If I didn’t adore her so much I may just be mad at her for a really long time.
Marissa and Eddie have been married for awhile and recently (semi-recently) celebrated their five year anniversary, so she asked for pictures to celebrate and document this amazing time in their lives. Our other good friend, Katie and I were extremely honored to photograph Marissa and Eddie at The Pearl this past December.
Marissa and Eddie! Can you two be any more in love, funny, crazy, smiley… you guys melt my heart and make me smile! Thank you so much for being a friend, Marissa! I will miss our lunches, our talkes, our laughs together. Please come back soon!
Congratulations on your new adventure together!
And a huge thank you to The Pearl, the staff, and Kimberly at The Pearl! Much love!
You are unbelievably gorgeous!
This is Marissa… all day. every day… all smiles
I’m writing or more like texting this blog from my phone and I’ve had to delete several times because I can’t seem to use my two thumbs correctly.
I’m sitting in my hotel room, air conditioning on high at 7 in the morning. For you Californians, that’s 3 am for y’all. It’s hot here in Puerto Rico, even at this early hour.
As I sit here I’m thinking about the wedding I’ll be shooting today, hoping it doesn’t rain, and appreciating the opportunity to be on this beautiful island.
This is my last wedding of the year and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this past year. I’ve certainly struggled at times but I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve learned to take the
good great with the bad not so great.
And this… this is some of the great…
She contacted me from Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota reservation in South Dakota where she was living and teaching. A family friend that we both have in common thought she may like my work and recommended that she give me a call. Some may say she contacted me under happier times… but looking at her now, I’d say she’s happier now than ever before.
Maya is a gorgeous young woman-inside and out. She’s brave and wise beyond her years. Through it all she kept her head held high and a big, beautiful smile on her face. It was a day designed to make her feel beautiful, but instead, she showed me what beauty is and how to handle what life may throw your way.
Maya, I am so grateful to have met you. You showed me what beauty and grace looks like in times of hardship and change. I know that you are going to take this chance and live… live the way you know will help others. Thank you for initially contacting me and believing in me enough to be a part of your day.
Formula Once Actions has a new set of actions out and they are Deeeelicious!
The new Organics Collection is clean, fresh, simple with a hint of vintage and a whole lot of spectacular.
They asked me for some samples and I am beyond excited to show you.
Oh! And they redesigned this round of actions to be easier to use!
Here are some before and after with the actions used (all before pictures are straight out of camera)
after action used: fall wheat
after action used: tequila sunrise
after action used: winter frost
after action used: vintage linen
after action used: wild dunes
after action used: sandstone
after action used: b&w classic
after action used: sun kiss
Do you like what you see? Head on over there and get you some goodness! http://formulaoneactions.com/
Jessica Rey, formally known as White Tiger Wild Force Ranger, has designed a new line of modest, vintage swimsuits to fit the modern gal. Last month Logan Cole & Kirstin Rogers invited me to shoot Rey’s new line with them and we all had an amazing time!
Gorgeous models, fabulous hair & make up, and freezing temperatures… that just spells FUN right there!
Thank you Jessica for creating such a fabulous line of swimwear that everyone can wear! A HUGE thank you to Logan & Kristin… you two are beyond amazing. The true dream team!
Swim Suits by – Jessica Rey
Hair – Dianna Lopez
FOR MORE INFO REYSWIMWEAR.COM