Marissa'a sister was the first to get in touch and get the ball rolling: it turned out that she was helping Marissa look for a photographer to capture some graduation photos. After she mentioned that Marissa was a music therapist and thought to include her guitar for her portraits, she had no idea just how thrilled I was to have this opportunity! I knew that I just had to make it happen. As a guitar player myself, I'm sure I was living through Marissa in some way but really...these photos are so gorgeous that I'm not even embarrassed to admit that! All due credit to Marissa who was a complete natural in front of the camera.
Windansea in La Jolla was the perfect backdrop for her sunset session at the beach - it's a favorite of Marissa's and mine. It's the perfect blend of sandy beach and cliff-like rock formations. It's one of La Jolla's better beach spots for watching sunsets and enjoying the coast.
This particular day at the beach did not disappoint in the least.
I've picked up my guitar a lot more often since this photo session.