I’m Mariss, a 25-year-old photographer from Southern California.
Honestly, I am just your average dog obsessed, reality show binging, coffee loving gal from the west coast.
As you can probably already tell much of my work revolves around the ocean.
While earning a degree in photography and marketing I was deciding which route to take with my business. With a photojournalism background, I sought to find a way in which I could combine my love of storytelling with my passion of competitive surfing.
Working with competitive athletes changed everything.
I began to see brands and advertisements differently.
I saw an opportunity to create content that is genuine and natural.
What resulted was a blend of surf, travel and friendships.
I strive to keep learning and telling stories for years to come.
Features / Clients / Collaborations
SAN LORENZO BIKINIS
STAMPEDE JEWELRY CO.
ROPE THE MOON
+ many more
Awards + Credits
American Advertising Award (2017)
California College Media Awards (2018)
Best Magazine Photo