Hey Friends, I'm Courtney..

..& this is just the beginning of my Wildheart.

Most mornings I'm up at the crack of dawn craving the pot of coffee that I know is going to fuel me for my day.
I live in a studio apartment, decorated with white on white... on white, steps from the beach, with my seven year old daughter who is my every day supporter and our kitten Winslow. Winslow was once our boy cat that never grew any...you know whats.

I am passionate about my family, helping people, health, laughter, love, the outdoors, botanicals, Maui & driving fast. 

I'm known for sharing my heart with the world and always being on the pursuit to find love. 
I'm known for playing one single song on repeat until I know all the words.
In the gym I'm known as being strong + positive, to my friends I'm reliable + trustworthy....[& for not being a very good cook haha!]  In the summertime you can catch me on my boat, my inflatable boat. ;)  

Did you know that we all have superpowers?  Well if you didn't, now you do.  Mine is my intuition.  I've learnt through life experiences to be able to read situations, adapt however necessary and use my voice.  These three things are key in my life and in yours as well if we get to work together.  

You can count on me as friend, as somebody who will give you honest advice and who knows you're looking for a photographer who's going to capture you, just as you are.  

Still here? Let’s connect! 






Hey Guys! I'm Marissa!

Hey guys, i’m Marissa and I love calling Sechelt my home, a little seaside town full of biking trails, beautiful hikes and magical sunsets.  Its the perfect spot to raise my two littles.

My weekends are spent out enjoying all the Coast has to offer, usually an iced coffee in hand and my car looking like a sandbox after the day’s done.   I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What I love most about photography is capturing people just as they are.  There is no method to my madness, I simply capture what I see.  The interaction between siblings, the moments before a father lets go of his daughter and those candids we all love of families seeing each other for the first time in a long time.


I look forward to learning more about you and your family.
Talk soon,


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We are story tellers with purpose. 

I'm gonna get a little deep with ya here for a sec, because thats what I do.  I'm a daughter to a 3 time cancer survivor and a single mother to a beautiful 7 year old.  I'm telling you this because it's these two life experiences that have really allowed me to become the story teller I am today.  

My dad, he's my hero.  He's the one who reminds me daily how important it is to capture, never to settle and that time is your friend.  He is a big part of the reason why I tell your story through the eyes of a daughter who wants to remember every moment, every feeling and every interaction. Just as it is.  Just as if it was her very own.
I know you don't want posed, awkward photos, its the first thing we hear from all our inquires. Don't worry we don't want those either.  We want you to have fun, be yourselves, and most importantly be in the love that you are.  If you're feeling nervous, it’s not going to be me making you feel more relaxed, it’s going to be your partner and as he/she is doing that - whether its holding you a little closer or making you laugh a little harder - that’s what I get to capture and just like that I've got some genuine moments. That’s how I work, I work with you
Growing up, my favourite photos to look back on are the ones of me hanging out with my brother and sister, exploring and having fun together on our family camping trips. Those images bring me right back to those exact moments and they’re the ones I treasure the most.  My mom wasn’t a photographer by any means - She documented what she saw.

Having two little ones of my own now, has really taught me how to be present and capture whatever is going on around me, whatever is going on around them.  Their little habits, facial expressions, how they interact with one another.  You can’t plan that stuff.  It just happens.  Again, these are the images I love the most - I get a true sense of my children.
I approach family and couple sessions the same way. I keep it easy going and simple. I want you to have fun together, interact and simply just enjoying being around each other.