Lerissa & Kurt are the winners from my “Love Story” contest back in feb. They had been so busy with their wedding and now with all of that done, we finally had an opportunity to shoot their maternity session! Lerissa & Kurt were from two different sides of southern Cali and fate brought them together at the wee age of 15 & 16 years old, when they met at a church youth organization. They made this long distance relationship work and 11 years later they are married and have a bun in the oven!
You know when you meet a couple that just meshes so well together… well this is them! Its nice to see that after 11 years they still make each other giggle and blush! Lerissa & Kurt thank you soo much for participating in one of my first contests, I appreciate all of your support! You both are going to make awesome parents!!!
I luuuuvvvv that they brought these cute props to play with!!!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.