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5⭑ Rating

            "I booked Karissa for an engagement photo session. She was incredible. She was very helpful throughout the booking process and the days leading up to the session. She included everything I asked for. During the session she made us feel very comfortable. I don’t like taking pictures, but Karissa made the experience fun and enjoyable! She had tons of great ideas and worked hard to capture the moments we wanted. When we received the pictures, I was blown away by the quality and professionalism. Her talent really shines through. Karissa is highly skilled and a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her enough."

-Tyler P. -2022 engagement 

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            "I honestly have so many good things to say about Karissa. She is incredibly sweet and takes such incredible pictures! She was quick to work with us and find a way to make our dream come to life and I honestly couldn't thank her enough for that! I would absolutely 110% recommend her to anyone and everyone looking to get photos done! She's going beautiful places!"

-Madison H. -2022 wedding 

5⭑ Rating 

            "I don't have a whole lot of experience with photographers but Karissa was hands down the perfect one! She is so incredibly sweet and absolutely talented! She was willing to work with us when our plans had to change and things started to fall through. I would absolutely recommend this beauty for any future photos you may need!"

-Madison H. -2022 wedding 

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            "Loved working with Karissa! Beautiful images and a pleasure to work with."

-Emily W. -2022 engagement 

5⭑ Rating 

              "I recently shaved my head and was having trouble accepting my new look (thanks MPB) and decided that maybe some photos done by a professional would help! Karissa made the entire experience perfect and everything I had hoped for. She helped with positioning and suggested several places she felt would be good for portraits. I had always assumed that getting professional photos taken would be uncomfortable, but Karissa helped make sure I didn't feel awkward or out of place once during the shoot together. I have already suggested her to several of my friends and will be getting more taken soon!"

-Kolton K. -2022 portrait session

5⭑ Rating via The Knot

              "Karissa was a dream to work with. Everything went wrong with our elopement EXCEPT her. She made everything incredibly easy and fun. She is kind and professional and these photos are EVERYTHING! 12/10, would recommend."

-Daniel B. -2022 elopement

5⭑ Rating via The Knot

              "Karissa was super easy to work with, and always checked in with me during the planning process. The pictures turned out better than I could've ever imagined! She got all the pictures I wanted. I highly recommend her!"

-Jessica R. -2022 wedding

5⭑ Rating 


              "Exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you so much for a beautiful experience & a fabulous result – couldn’t be happier. I’d highly recommend you to anyone!"

-Karen B. -2021 family portraits

5⭑ Rating via The Knot

              "Karissa was both professional as well as exceedingly flexible. We had to reschedule our out-of-state elopement not once, not twice, but a total of three times. Karissa was accomodating in the upmost. Not only did she make our rescheduling very simple, she was communicative on multiple platforms so we were up to date at every point in the process from planning to parking. Karissa made herself available via email and text, and answered our many questions. Her ability to modify our unique and changing plan was exceptional. We had our first date canceled due to our entire trip being thrown off by a blizzard. Karissa quicky checked in with us and remained open to our needing to reschedule, even four months down the line. Then, when we had some changes made to our date due to local events, Karissa not only switched our time-slot quickly, she offered us alternate locations. She even scouted some of these locations out and provided us with example photos. She knew we would be wearing wedding attire and calculated our driving times and hiking distance for each location. This is seriously above and beyond work, and having her handle our wedding photos made the experience entirely enjoyable and easy. All of that is said without a single mention of the quality of her work. Karissa was attentive to us on scene, and even had drinks and storage for our valuables available. Every single consideration was made, even those we forgot ourselves. This kind of professionalism is rare, and we are utterly amazed and appreciative to have worked with Karissa for our wedding. Our experience is immortalized in photos we think are absolutely beautiful. If we ever need photography in the state of Colorado again, we have an immediate go-to."

-Alexandra T. - 2021 elopement

5⭑ Rating via The Knot


              "My husband and I have never been great at having our pictures taken. Karissa made us feel so comfortable and took away the awkwardness that can come with having a photographer. She listened to all of our opinions and made sure our wedding photos included exactly what we wanted and even made some amazing suggestions of her own! I recommend Karissa for anyone who needs a photographer for any occasion. She is the most kind, talented, punctual, supportive photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I will use her to document every life event I have from now on and so should you!"

-Jeni B. - 2020 wedding

5⭑ Rating 


              "I've been very insecure about getting my pictures taken from a young age. Karissa was very professional and took all of my insecurities away, leaving me feeling confident and safe. The level of professionalism is unmatched and I highly recommend everyone book with Karissa Van Zandt Photography in the future. I am in love with the photos and will be booking with her in the future."

-Brina K. - 2020 portrait session

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