A B O U T M E
Hi there! As you may have guessed from the URL of this website, my name is Marissa Kelly and I take pictures. I was born, raised, and went to school in Iowa, but I currently live and work in Chicago, IL.
From a young age, I always gravitated towards photography; in junior high, I would spend hours editing photos of my friends and me on Picnik (add me on Facebook and find the album titled ~PiCniK EdItS~ to see those gems), and below, you can find a picture of four-year-old me with a camera in hand, taking what might have been my first portrait! I feel so lucky that I get to do what I love, all while helping preserve snapshots of people's lives with my camera.
When I'm not taking pictures, you can find me searching for the best restaurants in Chicago, enjoying an IPA or tall glass of white wine, or crying throughout entire episodes of This Is Us.
L E T ' S C O N N E C T
I'd be honored to capture whatever special moment you're celebrating in life: planning for your high school graduation that's right around the corner, celebrating your engagement to the love of your life, walking down the aisle on your wedding day, expecting your first child, having your first child, and anything in between! I love shooting back home in the wide open fields of Iowa and in the urban areas of Chicago; I also love exploring new places, and am always willing to travel for a shoot or wedding!
Shoot me an email (or follow me on Instagram at @marissakellyphotography and shoot me a DM) and let's capture some beautiful photos that you'll cherish for a lifetime.