With a Wildheart Collective

I'm a story teller with a purpose. 


I love LOVE so much capturing the big emotions of other people on the most special day of their lives.  A day that can evoke so many feelings, some that are welcomed and lets be real…some that are scary.

I've planned a wedding once..for myself, in two weeks, in my parents back yard and it was a total BOMB. Haha! I can laugh now but man, my 21 year old new mama self was not thinking with her head on straight!  OR maybe…she just didn’t have enough life experience under her belt!


So brides to be, I sit here on the deck of our trailer, my girl playing with our dog Cleo and my partner Gary sharpening chainsaws, daydreaming of what my day will one day look like when I get to do it over again.  It’ll look a lot different than the first time!! haha.


Living on the Sunshine Coast feels like luxury and I kid you not.  If you’re planning to get married here, you’ve picked the best place in the world.  

If we’re not up the mountain cooking dinner over a fire we’re on the zodiac heading off on our next adventure.   I am so grateful.  We can give you the full West Coast experience if you’re up for it!


I’m all about easy connection, i’m all about you being exactly who you are, i’m all about human beings being real and kind to one another.  Real talk, if any of this resonates with you please do leave a note. 


Chat soon,





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 who passed away February 24th 2018 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 reminded 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.