I love getting getting to know my clients as I work with them and I would love for you to get to know me, too! From my personality to my style, here’s a peek at who I am as a friend and a photographer. 


My husband, Gerald, and I welcomed our own first child into the world just 18 months ago! Trip (short for Triple since he’s actually Gerald III) is spunky, feisty spirited and the sweetest kid you’ll ever meet — I like to say he’s a clone of my husband. Life with him keeps us on our toes.

I like to think my personality is a bit of a rare combination: I’m organized, detail-oriented and a planner, but also extremely creative. While photography is my primary creative outlet, I also love spending time in the kitchen baking and experimenting with different ethnic foods. My taste in interior decorating is a reflection of my artistic style: creamy neutrals with pops of color are my go-to.

I’ve been a photographer for 11 years with experience capturing all sorts of images, but now my focus is on working with families and individuals for portrait sessions. One of the most fun and special shoots I’ve done was capturing the moment a dear friend of mine told her husband they were expecting their first child! We set up the shoot under the guise that it was for their Christmas card and he was totally in shock. Photographing his candid reaction and getting to watch that moment unfold was incredibly special as a photographer and as a friend. Thinking of it now still makes me smile.

I enjoy getting to know new people on a personal level and I think building friendships with my clients helps us to have a comfortable and relaxed shoot. Part of why I love my job so much is because of the relationships I’m able to build through it!


Personality + Photography

Gerald and I actually met at church in a young adult small group that he was leading at the time. We’re opposite in many ways, but our core beliefs and faith in God are something that keep us rooted and guide the choices we make in day-to-day life.

As a woman of faith, my Christian values are also my business values. I believe in love, compassion and integrity and I hope you see that reflected in all that I do, including through your experience with Adriann Marisa Photography.

Favorite thing to listen to


NPR + podcasts

Morning talk shows


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Favorite free time activities

Playing tennis


Cooking + baking


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Comfort is my number one priority when I'm working around the house, so leggings are my go-to. I love that working from home gives me time to hang out with our Mastiff-Pitt mix, Abby, who we rescued seven years ago.

Baking cookies (especially around the holidays!) is one of my favorite hobbies and I also love reading and learning about new things. While I don't listen to the radio much, I do enjoy NPR and podcasts or the occasional run-through of my John Mayer Pandora station. I'm also an early adopter when it comes to Christmas — you'll hear it playing in my house as early as October and I have no shame!

My family and I love spending time together especially around the holidays and I'm content to vacation wherever I can be with them. We love to curl up and drink coffee and egg nog with some fresh-baked cookies and watchChristmas movies.

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Now that you know about me, I’d love to get to know you! Whether you have a vision for a photo shoot or are just trying to piece together ideas, I’d love for you to reach out so that we can start brainstorming together. I can’t wait to hear from you!