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Destination Wedding Photographer California – About Me

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I am based in Santa Barbara, California and I photograph Weddings and Elopements worldwide.Destination Wedding Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding Photographer Clarissa Koenig

From my native Germany life has brought me all the way to California and the beauty of nature and the incredible light that surrounds me is a constant inspiration for my photographic work. To me photography is about being in the moment and going beyond of what the eye can see. I shoot digital and film. I am very much a lover of film, for there is nothing that compares to its luminous quality.  Film has so much soul and is often the perfect medium for me to capture the magic of a moment and the true beauty and essence of who you are.

I see the poetry in life and the camera is my tool to capture these moments. I believe in the truth of the image in the heart of those moments when time stands still. In those moments, I am a conduit: there to capture the unscripted. When Emily Dickinson writes about hope as the thing with feathers or ee cummings writes that not even the rain has such small hands, or Whitman sings the body electric. When you experience something completely — the love in the room when you are married, The feel of your baby in your arms, I am there not to intrude, to choreograph you or pose you, but to capture the moments when time stands still. Those are the moments I believe are the most real. Those are the moments I live for as a photographer: to become one with a subject enough for timelessness to reveal itself. And when it does, I will be there to capture it on film: the moment when the space you are in — be it a field, a barn, a church, a beach — becomes a holy space. There is a peace and energy about being in the moment that brings bliss to that experience. That peace and energy is my compass: When you open up and it flows through you…and the act of cherishing brings you out of linear experience.

For portrait and wedding reservations, please send a me note with your event date and location: or call me at (1) 808. 280. 6449

I am based in Santa Barbara, California. I am available for your Destination Weddings and Elopements. I travel worldwide and also have a home base in Maui, Hawai’i. Just send me an email or call me, I will be happy to answer all your questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you. With Aloha, Clarissa.

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