Currently living in Portland, Oregon. Before that, hailed from Los Angeles for six years, followed by a ten-month stay in South Carolina to spend precious extended time with family. Raised on art, literature, science, and the outdoors in North Carolina. She goes by Marissa Shae because it's easy to say. Shaver is her family name.
Marissa has worked on photography projects ranging from feature film sets in Hollywood and documenting the scenes of city streets, to engagement sessions in the wilderness and newborn infant portraits in the hospital. She draws inspiration from road trips, hikes, good books and spontaneous adventures. She believes that every point along the path of someone’s journey is filled with its own unique meaning while a window to a thousand other connected stories. She always somehow magically creates more beauty in places than was there before.
Adoring and capturing visual beauty has been a passion of hers since Kodak disposable cameras became a thing sometime in middle school. Favorites to view beyond the lens are: sweeping landscapes of national parks in misty weather; charming portraits awaiting capture and creation; magical lights and colors on a production set.
She currently shoots with a Nikon D7500 and her iPhone. She also has been known to use a 35mm or a twin lens reflex...... medium format section, coming soon!