I want to bring that to life for you. You’ll get the luxury-level service from me. I go the extra mile to make sure your dreams are reality. In every photo I take I am making something not only gorgeous but meaningful.
What you get from me is the photographer who cares. A LOT. I make you feel understood, I find out exactly what you want from your photos. I actually lose sleep worrying about your happiness (haha, for real, it is a struggle!). I want you to be able to say “OK, she is the one. She will take care of us.”
You can also depend on me to:
» Respond lightning fast to emails, 24 hours or less
» Deliver wedding galleries in 4 weeks flat
» Send you a detailed welcome guide with wedding planning tips and what to expect with wedding photography
» Create a thorough photography timeline for your day
» Get to know all the names of your important family members. I’ll know all your VIPs like Grandma and Aunt Jo, etc. I pay attention to these VIPs and photograph them candidly throughout the day
» Give guidance on what to wear and location recommendations for engagement shoots
Sound good? Am I your photographer? Tell me all about you and your dreams!
I offer custom tailored photography collections because not everyone needs or wants the same thing! If your wedding doesn't quite fit the mold of either elopement or traditional full day wedding, don't be shy, contact me anyway and let's talk about your budget.
I got you! It is my job to help you feel comfortable and rock your engagement session and/or wedding portraits. I am going to guide you through posing and fun prompts so you will feel confident and most importantly have FUN during your photos. You’ll be surprised at just how photogenic you are!
All my clients get the final high resolution, edited .jpeg files through an online gallery and download link. They also receive print release for their photos. Print release means you can print your photos wherever you want however you want for personal use. I do not watermark or put an ugly logo on any of your photos. They are yours and you should be able to use them and share them to your heart’s content. However, as far as printing, the only printing service I can recommend are photos purchased through your gallery because I know that the color will be perfect and match what you see on your screen. But ultimately where you print your photos is up to you.
I do not offer the RAW files because asking for RAW files is kind of like asking for a pie before it’s baked…you don’t want that! How I edit my photos is a huge part of my style and service to you. I want to give you something that is finished and beautiful, not something that is half done. And trust me, RAW files are complicated and you have to have specific editing software to even open them. I am here to take away your stress about photos, not add to it by giving you complicated files!
I believe you should get your photos FAST. No one wants to wait months for their wedding photos. That is why my turnaround time for wedding galleries is 4 weeks or less and for engagement and portrait sessions, 2 weeks or less.
Chances are I may have photographed at your venue before, just ask! But if I haven’t, you have nothing to worry about. I schedule venue walk through meetings for venues I have not photographed before. And even on the day of your wedding, I will show up early and make sure I know the current lighting conditions and best photo locations for your day.
I absolutely understand wanting to meet face to face as photography is a huge decision and a big investment for you. However, my current schedule does not allow me to do in person consults because I get too many inquiries to meet with everyone and I have to prioritize my time for my current clients. However, I am totally up for a phone call or Skype/Facetime call so we can get to know each other!
I require a retainer fee of $1000 and signed contract to reserve your wedding date. This all can be taken care of through my online invoice and contract system. I accept credit cards, debit cards, and electronic check. Easy peasy! - Click here contact me!
Working with Karissa for our wedding was a dream. We were lucky enough that Karissa photographed a few days for us: our engagement session, our immediate-family-only church ceremony on our 10th anniversary, and our nearly 200-person wedding with friends and family a couple weeks after that. Karissa excelled across all of them. She is endlessly professional, and perhaps the most soothing person to have hovering next you, camera in hand, taking photos of the day. Regardless of the size of the event, Karissa put in just as much work for each of them by scouting out locations ahead of time, putting together thorough schedules, knowing the best people to contact, discussing exactly what we wanted out of our photos, answering a never-ending stream of questions via email—basically, everything that you would want out of a wedding photographer.
Karissa’s business manner wasn’t the only thing that was fantastic—she is an absolutely phenomenal photographer. We have loved every photo that she has sent us, and her framing, vision, and color work is unmatched. Her work is like something out of a magazine, and somehow, the way she puts together her photos feels so lived-in and real. She’s not afraid to take inspiration from other photos and events—I especially loved one photo we took that had a gorgeous royal wedding vibe!—but she also truly captured the essence of our relationship. When I look at the photos Karissa took, they are beautiful and lovely and amazing, and most importantly, they feel like us.
Karissa is the kindest soul you may ever meet. Everyone who met her and saw her at work has had only great things to say. We were truly blessed to have her at our side during such a special time of our lives. She is phenomenal.
Karissa photographed our wedding on 7/27/18 - and we couldn't be happier! In fact, we walked away from a deposit we had with a different photographer - and it was the best decision we could have made. From the very start, Karissa provided Nordstroms-level customer service with genuine photography talent! Karissa cares about every detail both in her photography as well as the overall experience. Her positive demeanor and good-vibes put us in that optimal "picture taking" mode. She was so creative with her work and captured moments and scenes that look too good to be true. We're forever thankful she was part of our wedding experience. We genuinely feel that we are doing anybody who's reading this a serious favor! If you go with Karissa, you'll be glad you did. Karissa will make sure your perfect day is captured perfectly. She did for us!
Karissa Roe is beyond amazing! From our initial phone conversation/interview to the engagement photos, to her magazine explaining and telling you all about her photography and day of info, to the actual wedding day! She is beyond talented, professional, and a breeze to work with. She more than captured our day. She scouted locations, made a timeline, kept everyone on schedule, answered any question we thought of, and did the most amazing candids of our guests and reception! The candids are so great, but her scenic portraits of us and our location have made us cry multiple times. I want her to be my life photographer. She will catch moments of your day that you didn't even know happened. I can't stop looking at them and my husband and I have cried multiple times.