iMMMagine Photography: Blog en-us Marissa M. Martinson (iMMMagine Photography) Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:08:00 GMT Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:08:00 GMT iMMMagine Photography: Blog 80 120 Payson's 1 Year Photos-Cake Smash and Bernards Family Photos So I have decided to back-blog (If that's the right terminology)....

On a hot Sunday in July I photographed a close family of mine's family photos and their daughter, Payson's 1 year cake smash photos. I've known Tammy and her family since I was in elementary school and the good ole' St. Al's. 6 months ago I photographed Payson's 6 month photos, I can't believe she's one already! 
Sunday was for sure a hot day but it wasn't too bad with the wind in the shade. We went to a park called Lakeside in Spring Lake Park. I have actually photographed a wedding there before. Its got a cute little lake, a nice bridge and some walking paths, it was perfect for this photo shoot.

We first did the family shoot. My favorite one is of Kasey throwing Payson up in the air, her smile is precious! Then I took some of jsut Payson and then the cake smash! For the balloons I went to the Dollar Tree first because I know they have balloons but they weren't able to blow up just plain ballons I asked and they said Festival doesn't do them either- but I had a hunch and I went next door, so glad I did because they had a whole section for balloons. They were so helpful and it was a very decent price too! Highly recommend Festival Foods in Brooklyn Park! 

Such a good looking family!! I can't wait to see how they have grown up on the next photo shoot!

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Pit Stop at Manheim Minneapolis For my full time job, I work mat an auction- Manheim Minneapolis. We held an event on May 18th for the Kyle Petty Charity Ride! We raised over $70,000!!! The event makes various pit stops at Manheim Minneapolis, was the second to last stop! The charity is a ride to raise money for a special needs kids camp. I would love to volunteer at the camp one day! It was a chilly evening but it turned out great! It was cool seeing and hearing 150 motorcycles come in. They arrived just around 6pm. We had a ceremony for the giving of the check, some celebrity signatures including of course, Kyle and Richard Petty, and  running back, Herschel Walker. Then the riders came inside for a hot meal and 80th Birthday celebration for the "King" Richard Petty. I think everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a fun event to be a part of.  KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_36KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_36 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_69KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_69 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_21KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_21 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_251KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_251 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_245KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_245 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_276KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_276 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_262KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_262 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_59KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_59 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_75KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_75 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_29KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_29 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_255KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_255 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_143KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_143 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_273KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_273 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_100KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_100 KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_102KylePettyCharityRideManheim_MMM_102

]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Sat, 27 May 2017 16:04:54 GMT
MRJ Security So my fiance works for his dad's company called MRJ Security. A couple weeks back they asked me to do some business shots for their website. It worked out well because I was able to setup my studio background in their backroom where they store supplies. Check out their website at They are a great company! They do residential and commercial. Big accounts they have worked on for commercial include the Minnesota Vikings Stadium and the new HCMC Hospital Downtown, Minneapolis. They do everything from security, security cameras, card access, and even fire alarms. You can even connect to your phone to access your security. I cannot say enough great things about this company go check them out! 


Have a Wonderful and Blessed day!



]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:55:52 GMT
Alex & Rachel Engaged This engagement shoot with my cousin Rachel and her finance Alex was a blast! This was actually part of their wedding gift! Rachel is my cousin so I get to attend her wedding! As much as I love photographing weddings I love being able to enjoy one very once in awhile :-)! These two are too adorable together! This was actaully the first time meeting Alex and I was impressed, he even helped me carry my light around- shout out to you Alex- Thank you again!! 


This was a very fun shoot was able to try a lot of new "poses" and it was a beautiful Saturday morning at Minnehaha falls!


Thank you again Rachel & Alex! Enjoy the photos! 


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]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Mon, 09 May 2016 21:56:09 GMT
Bryce 3 Months photos 3 months have gone by already since Bryce was born- wow does time fly! It was so fun to see him grown more than the last time I saw him though. The photo shoot went great- he was so giggly and always wanted to tell me a story.  :- ) I really do enjoy photographing babies- yes I am newer to it but kids love me, you can't go wrong when they just want to smile and laugh with me or at me ; )! Jaxon his older brother is so fun to talk to, whether he's telling me about his bat mobile or even haring his candy with me, he is for sure a sweetheart! Thanks Jeremy and Steph for another fun shoot! ENJOY! 


Here's a sneak peak!

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Vinny (What Bob & I like to call him) is a sweet baby. He's already been through a lot too, he had too many visits to the hospital after he was born. But thankfully he's doing great now! We are all very blessed with this sweet baby boy! He has two older brothers and I just don't know how Justin and Jessie- take care of the three of them! I know their faith in God gets them through it all!! But all I know is they are a great bunch and they love your uncle/Godfather! It's so cute to see Bob play with the three of them! It melts my heart that he loves kids!

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Andy & Nicole Engaged These two are just too cute together! I met them through my brother's girlfriend Leah, who is actually in the wedding. I am super excited to have family and friends that I know will be at the wedding, it makes it more that special. Sometimes I wish I was a professional wedding photographer, back when all my cousins were getting married!

Andy & Nicole and I had a great time on this photo shoot. Their dog, was a little wild that day but I thought I still got one cute one of when they were kissing in the background. 


Andy & Nicole are getting married in October, I can't wait for the beautiful colors! Thank you Andy & Nicole for letting me be apart of your big day! It's going to be so fun!


Here's some of the photos from the shoot.


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]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMT
Get to know Marissa Hey Y'all I wanted to let you all get to know be a little better...

I have a boyfriend of over 3 years, his name is Bob, he keeps me going and stay steady. He is the man of dreams plus so much more! He helps Marissa be Marissa. 

I have a great family, and I have I think over 35 cousins, it might be close to like 50 at least it feels that way! But I love it! I love them! I don't know what I'd do without all that support!

One of my most fond photography moments- was when I would go into my parents backyard and take photos of all the flowers my dad planted. They were just a God's gift of beauty and that's how I fell in love with photography! Nature!

I work for Tiger Oak Media as a staff photographer. I get published every month in various magazines. Look on the published tab under photographs to see some of the things I've done! I love this job! It's fun to work with Art directors! 

I don't have any pets, but I would LOVE A dog, if I ever have time for one :)

I am very outgoing, I literally would love to talk to anyone I run across. It's just my personality! I love it- I am for sure not shy!


That's just a tiny bit about me! But I hope you learned a little bit more about me :)





]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMT
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A couple Wednesday's ago I took newborn photos, officially for the first time! My dad made me a background stand and my mom, graciously took her time and made me a vinyl beanbag. Which all in all was way less expensive than buying it on Etsy. But all in all I got the idea from Etsy and found how to make them off of Pinterest! Gosh gotta love Pinterest! :) 


So my cousin Jeremy and his wife Steph, had their second boy, Bryce. He is too cute and a gift from God. Here is a little sneak peak into what I have!


I hope they love it and I am excited to photograph his 3 month. 6 month and 9 months photos too!


It's fun to see them grow and I hope to get better and better at newborn photography- I loved it! 


Thank you Jeremy, Steph, Bryce and Jaxon for being my guinea pigs! :) I hope you love the photos ! 

Heart M 


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When I am photographing a wedding, one of my favorite things to photograph is all the details of the day... the rings, flowers, bouquets, jewelry, etc. But when I come to think of why I love to is because the small things matter in life. 

The other morning I was able to wake up to the sight of Forest Lake. Yes it was cold out but the view was beautiful; snow on the ground, a frozen lake, and a little bit of a sun peaking out. I was lucky enough to have this view because my brother and his girlfriend, Leah, live out on Forest Lake.

When I am at a wedding, family photo shoot, really any kind of photo shoot, I tend to look for the small details that I see, not just of objects but of people. How they are interacting with each other, how happy they are. I love in this photo I took back in the fall of Sara, Greg and their daughter Sydney, I can remember her saying swing me more and again, it made for a cute photo and a fun memory. Moments like these, those small moments matter the most! That is what I live to capture in my photos. " A moment like this, some people wait a life time, for a moment like this. (Lyrics sung by Kelly Clarkson)."
99_KochFamilyPhotos2015_MM99_KochFamilyPhotos2015_MM It makes me think of that song! Not to go off topic but I started watching American Idol, the last season the other day and this show has had a lot of impact on a lot of people, there's so many stories of dreamers and I love how inspiring it is.


I want to inspire you and your story and capture who you are! That is what my photography is about. 

Before I go, today and everyday stop and take advantage of the small things in life and be thankful for what and who you have around you.


You all have a wonderful and blessed day! 


God bless you and thank you for listening!



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Sherr Wedding 10-23-2015 Newlyweds the Sherr's were married on October 23rd, 2015! The days started out by raining, but this did not stop the photos or the fun!


I went to college with Josh and when they asked me to be their photographer I was so thrilled!
Nikki and Josh are totally in love and you could see it everywhere throughout their wedding day!


Nikki and Josh did not see each other until she walked down the aisle. I love this, now of days a lot of people want to do the first look before hand. Photographing this was so emotional and beautiful- I am glad they decided to this traditional setting!


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Mike and Trisha Engaged Mike and Trisha's photos I took awhile back and honestly forgot to post this on the blog!


These two I met at my close friend's bridal shower. Mike is my friend's cousin. I am so looking forward to their June wedding!

These two are just too adorable and goofy. We had laughs the whole time! We even went out on the boat-which made it an adventure!

Thank you Mike & Trisha! Can't wait for June! 


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]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:05:45 GMT
Korpi's Family Photos So I know I haven't blogged in awhile so I thought I would share some family photos with you. 

The Korpi's wanted a studio look to their family photos, so I brought the studio to their home!

I know Kathy through Arbonne. I actually used to sell these amazing products! but I decided to take photography full on. I'm glad I did but still love these products.

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]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:01:34 GMT
Jodi Senior Photos Class of 2016  

What an adventure I had last Saturday!

 I took Jodi's senior photos and she was such a fun person to work with! As I say I always reach to have fun on every shoot, and I might add this was one of the best!

I even climbed a tree with Jodi to get some photos! I have to honest it was easy getting up... but going down I got a little scared! I was able to get help from my awesome assistant Francisco and Jodi's dad! Even though I ended up scraping my arms- it was totally worth it!


I had so many photos to choose from (which is great!)... but here is a sneak peak!





Thank you Jodi for being so fun and adventurous! What a joy to work with- and I wish you the best in your senior year and beyond! 





]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Thu, 15 Oct 2015 22:59:08 GMT
Ring Details
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I love doing details shots, sometimes I wish I could do that the whole wedding! 

It's so cool at a wedding to see what people have chosen for details, whether they made it or bought it. From the gorgeous, unique rings, to the colorful flowers. It's amazing I've had a few weddings where they didn't do real flowers and they turned out really neat.


I think the details tell a story as well as the details are thought out, even the colors of the day!


Now I have a question for every woman out there- What type of details would you use that would tell a story about you and your man? Would you go for a color scheme or more like a theme, for example barn wedding?


Please comment below!


Thank you for joining me! Have a blessed and wonderful day!



]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:19:20 GMT
Collin & Amy Wedding Collin and Amy's Wedding was my first wedding this year. With my new job at Tiger Oak Media I wanted to have less weddings. This was a hot hot day! But turned out to be a beautiful ceremony and a fun party! ALexis (the flower girl (Amy and Collin's daughter) said this was her day too and she loved having her photo taken! I am so happy for Collin and Amy! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! Amy is my mom's coworker and it is was so cool to have my mom there too- I even captured a few great ones of her- so that made it more fun!


Until next time  HEART M 

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]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:30:00 GMT
Styled Wedding Photo Shoot 332_Alexa&DanStyledWeddingShoot_MM332_Alexa&DanStyledWeddingShoot_MM  A couple weeks ago my photographers friends and I gathered to do a styled wedding shoot. It was so fun! Alexa is a model and she did an awesome job- her boyfriend, Dan was awesome too! I thought he could be a model too! 


This was a great experience for me, I really enjoyed trying some things in lighting that I haven't tried in any of the weddings I've photographed. For example in the above photo backlighting. I loved it I am for sure going to try it at my next wedding.



]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Sat, 08 Aug 2015 19:31:45 GMT
Lauren's For Fun photos On my personal Facebook page, I posted in-need of models. My second cousin, Lauren wanted to be my model, and of course I said yes, she is a gorgeous young woman in her Junior year in High school. We went to a memorial in Rogers, MN. It was a great venue I have her mom to thank for that! Below are some photos I captured that day!
I cannot wait to do her senior photos!


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I just love the glow I captured from her blonde hair!


Thank you again Lauren and my assistant Karen!


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Good Karma MN Family So this is my second time working with Good Karma MN. The first time I was able to take photos of an actual foster dog, Kibbles. This is a great opportunity as a volunteer photographer. I love dogs so to spend sometime with the dogs and take their photos is rewarding. 

This time around I took photos of a family that has fostered 22 dogs total! That is so amazingly awesome to me! I think it is so great that someone would dedicate themselves to that many dogs until they get their own home. I do not have a dog of my own right now just because I am too busy. But eventually I hope to foster myself. Check out more information on Good Karma MN at if you interested in fostering! 

Thanks for listening and have a blessed and wonderful day!






]]> (iMMMagine Photography) Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:09:07 GMT
My Dad and his hunting My dad, Bart, is a huge hunter. He shoots with his crossbow and hunts deer and turkey. He is totally obsessed with hunting but you have to be passionate about something and he is with hunting. So we decided to do a shoot in the woods, it was really fun and turned out great! I was really excited! He was happy with them too. Next Saturday we are going to do a shoot at a barn with all his deer antlers, he really wants one with them! haha he cracks me up. Love you Dad and thanks!  Hunting Dad-001-37Hunting Dad-001-37

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