Hi! I’m Marissa.
I’m a Johannesburg based wedding and lifestyle photographer. I have a passion for capturing beauty and I love to explore new and exciting destinations whether it’s in my own backyard or well beyond the borders of beautiful South Africa. I started Studio40six in 2012 after finishing my Fine Arts degree with a Major in photography. I occasionally dabble in food and other commercial photography but my true passion lies with people, especially weddings, maternity and newborn photography.
A bit about me! I can’t live without my morning cup of coffee, my iPhone loaded with hundreds of hours worth of music, my trusty Wacom pen tablet, photography (hopefully that shows in my work) and of course my loving family and friends. When I’m not doing photography, I’m all about enjoying fresh air & sunset skies and having a laugh over everyday life. I enjoy dining out, but not more than staying in and watching a good movie.
My Philosophy & Approach
The most important thing in life is love and relationships; spending time with the important people in your life. For me photography is more than just pictures – it’s about capturing an experience. So let’s make it a great one together! I want my relationship with you to be more than just business. My philosophy on wedding photography is that by getting to know you, I can capture you and your love as it really is in a creative, relaxed, and fun way. I want to be a friend attending your wedding just as much as your photographer. If you’re more comfortable with me being around, I can get relaxed spontaneous photos of you.
My photography style is all about classic, natural, romantic and beautiful imagery. I strive to find a balance between documentary and editorial photography. I hope to create images that are truly you, but the best sides of you. But don’t worry; I don’t expect you to just know how to be in front of my camera. I’m going to work closely with you so that you know exactly what to do and how to look and feel your best.
Being on your team is an important responsibility. I’m here to help you organize, plan and get the most out of your investment – not just show up and take a great picture. From start to finish, I am on board to help you rock your wedding day… And to have a lot of fun along the way.