Carissa Marsh Photography



What to expect…


… passion, creativity, patience and FUN. I love people, families, animals, weddings and having a good giggle! I am based in stunning Kerikeri, Northland. My family is my world and photography is the perfect match for my romantic soul. Like many I hate being photographed, I understand nerves, feeling vulnerable and everything else that goes with it. I make sure my sessions are relaxed and fun so that I can capture natural, light-hearted moments! I’m proud to say my work is not mass produced. Each series of images are lovingly captured and each image is individually edited to tell a unique story. Your story!



My Style

I love capturing emotion and classic, bold colours, textures and tones. I often challenge myself so that my work continually grows. I believe a stagnant photographer is a boring one. My focus at the moment is to capture “real” moments. The shots in between poses when my clients personalities shine. A real laugh, a gentle kiss on the cheek, or a shared moment. The kind of laughter that makes those around you instinctively laugh.  Cheeky children, playing, running, laughing! Adults who can forget I’m there and can be themselves! These are the moments I love to capture.



About me


how it all started

I have a degree in Visual Art and Design and in 2011 I started my Masters at AUT. During the first year of my Masters we had a family portrait taken and the experience was average. It got me thinking!

I began to read anything and everything I could about portrait photography. I photographed anyone who would let me and half way through 2011 I opened my very own photography business. I now have a portfolio of amazing families, weddings, events and a growing commercial portfolio.

Portrait photography drives and pushes me to be a better photographer and human. I love that every family is different, every client unique and I get to create an experience and capture moments that they cherish. How a photo shoot makes you feel translates into the feelings the shoot captures. I love that many of my clients come back yearly, so that they have regular updated photographs of their families. What an amazing privilege!

Weddings warm my heart, I love everything about them! I am a self-confessed romantic. I am the photographer who goes the extra mile. I have sewn on buttons and attached buttonholes. I’ve been a chauffeur, helped lace countless wedding dresses and most importantly I get to photograph one of the most important days in someone’s life. WOW!

Whats important to me and my business ~ affordability, a fun experience and capturing beautiful unique photographs. No one should miss out on professional photos due to cost. I’ve spent many hours working out packages that can be tailored to any budget.

I am a photographer because I love what I do, how it makes others feel, and what I can create. Please get in touch, no question is too big or small!