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I specialize in child and family photography delivering a high-end portrait experience to every client! I am not afraid to get down on the ground and sing or play peek-a-boo with your little ones :-) I also use prompts during my sessions to make you feel more comfortable when it comes to different poses, these prompts also invoke true emotion verses me asking you to stand there and say cheese!

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Mary Duncan

8 September 2018

Karrisa is a fantastic photographer! We had a great time during our session. She has photographed our little Arabella since before she was born!

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Amy Mockridge

8 September 2018

Karissa knows her craft. She's super creative and has the ability to draw the best out of her subject. Our photo shoot was an absolute pleasure and we can't wait to work with her again!

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Evelyn Rose Mayville

8 September 2018

Love working with her she's great with kids newborns and teenage boys who don't want to take pictures LOL pictures always come out great

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Kaitlin Janzen

8 September 2018

I love Karissa and she does outstanding work! She’s funny upbeat and hilarious! And her pictures are very clean and creative!

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Kayla Lynn Melser

8 September 2018

Karissa is such an awesome photographer, this is the second time we have worked with her and she handles kids like a dream. Super easy going has loads of great ideas and flawless editing. I look forward to working with her again in the future. More...

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Cassie Ramos

8 September 2018

Karissa is not only an AMAZING photographer, she's an all around sweet and humble person ..she made me feel completely comfortable and even more beautiful and thats ALOT for an 8 month pregnant woman haha .. her work speaks for itself .. its absolutely stunning with the highest quality !! i highly recommend Karissa for all of your photography needs !!! More...

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Yasmin Diab

8 September 2018

I've worked with Karissa on a number of occasions, but my most recent shoot was a surprise boudoir session for my husband right before our wedding.
Karissa made me feel relaxed and comfortable during my shoot, keeping me laughing and feeling confident the whole time. She even helped me put together a book to present to my husband.
Her work is impeccable. She brings out the beauty in all of her subjects. I couldn't be happier with all of the work I've done with her so far, and am excited to work with her in the future!
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Corissa Dunn

8 September 2018

I am so fortunate that when I moved to Las Vegas I found Karissa. She captured some of the most beautiful images of my toddler daughter. Not only is she amazing at what she does, but her beautiful personality sets her above the rest. I'd recommend her for everyone ��� More...

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Tricia McMinn James

8 September 2018

A great photographer!! Really knows how to capture personalities!!

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Alex M.

10 May 2017

I took my 3 month old baby boy for a milestone session with Karissa.  She is a natural with babies and you can tell she loves to work with them.  I really like Karissa's clean aesthetic and editing style. Her portrait work with babies is very fresh and natural.   She really captured my little boy's gentle spirit.  She delivered my edited pics within just a few days and I am in love with the results. More...

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Lisa H.

8 May 2017

I can't believe I didn't write an update for my last shoot with Karissa.Since my last review, she's rebranded, and is now Pearls and Lollipops Portrait Studio. I worked with Karissa a few times in the past, but she also did my engagement photos and a boudoir shoot for my (now) husband.Karissa specializes in newborns/family photos, but man, she can shoot anything!Our engagement photos are stunning.  I used them for our Save the Dates, and they are just incredible. The boudoir shoot was amazing.  I've always been a bit self conscious about my body, and Karissa made me feel very comfortable and confident.  The photos are stunning, tasteful, and they capture a side of me that I just love!She's extremely friendly and professional.  She will do all that she can to ensure that you are happy with your photos and your session.  I highly recommend Karissa and Pearls and Lollipops Portrait Studio for any photography need! More...

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Dorothy A.

26 April 2017

Larissa is wonderful to work with and makes it a fun experience to take wonderful pictures.

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Patty P.

21 January 2015

Karissa's photography is one of a kind. Her eye for beauty is wonderful. You won't be sorry, give her a call.

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The secret to a great photograph is true emotion! It is also based around a positive experience that is filled with fun and laughter!

I always ask my clients the type of feel / look they want to achieve in there images and along with that I always touch base with them multiple times prior to their session to make sure that we work out all of the small details when it comes to their wardrobe so that everyone feels confident during their session.

I love the feeling I get during and after an amazing session, it's the feeling of being able to look at the images on my camera and the fact that I am able to recall exactly what was happening in that moment during a section. I love how happy I can make families and their children!!