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Meet Marisa and Tim Peterson of Peterson Design & Photography

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marisa and Tim Peterson.

Marisa and Tim, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We first started this business in April 2011, and combined we have over 15 years of photography experience. Marisa has a bachelors degree in Fine Art and Tim has a bachelors degree in Business so naturally those two degrees work hand in hand to create a photo business! Marisa’s fine art degree is actually in drawing and painting, but she has always had a love for photography. Both of her parents started out as wedding photographers and ended up becoming a videographer and a graphic designer, so you could say art-making is in her blood! Tim bought his first digital camera soon after graduating from High School, and quickly learned all he could about photography.

While in between jobs Marisa was looking on Craigslist and saw a couple in need of a photographer for their small courthouse elopement. While she had no experience in the wedding industry, her experience with photography gave her the confidence to ask this couple to be their photographer. She fell in love with the whole experience – getting to know the couple, hear their story, talk with them about their dreams for the future, and document this momentous occasion in their life! From there they started small, with Tim joining in as second shooter beginning with the third wedding. They worked their way up to Marisa quitting her “day job” so being a wedding photographer could be her full time job! We love being able to work separately during the week and together on the weekends. If we aren’t taking pictures, then we are talking about, thinking about and looking forward to taking them! 🙂

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Overall, it has been fairly smooth, and we have been fortunate to have many wonderful clients over the years. Most of the challenges we have encountered have been fairly typical to the wedding industry – helping couples to plan their timelines so that their day flows smoothly and all the pieces are in place so we can take the best photos possible.

Many brides have expectations that may not be completely realistic, so we have learned that it’s important to communicate up front about what is/isn’t possible.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Peterson Design & Photography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are a widely published husband and wife team who specialize in engagements weddings and anniversaries!

Our natural-light photography, styling and designs are bright, fresh, elegant, clean, and classic. Our affordability and attentiveness to detail set us apart, combined with our years of experience and knowledge.

We love telling the story of a wedding through the people and details of the day!

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In the future we want to grow more, gain more clients, experience more unique venues and network with more amazing, like-minded vendors 🙂

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All Photos by Peterson Design & Photography

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