I've recently completed my second business photoshoot with Cyrissa. Since I somewhat knew what to expect, I was looking forward to the day, since I knew it would be fun! Yes, taking photos can be a blast with Cyrissa! And what photos they are! I don't know how she does it, but they are pefect! They have personality, angles I would have never considered, and editing that makes them professional while still giving the feel of honesty and friendliness. You know how some photos can look stiff and fake? Never with Cyrissa. I have found a gem. She's my photographer for life.
Before our engagement session, I was worried about being comfortable in front of the camera, but Cyrissa nipped that in the bud RIGHT away. She's just someone you want to smile for! I know she has many clients but I can honestly say that she treated my husband and I like we were her only worry in the world. The love she has for what she does is amazing and her enthusiasm is contagious! I'm so thankful mutual friends have brought us together!! I'll never use another photographer.
Kristen & Craig 07-16-2016
Cyrissa's excitement with every photographer we took. Whether it was in the church and she was laying on the floor playing with light and angles to create some amazing photographs, or jumping up and down all excited when she got the perfect look on our faces. Heck, she was even excited that we had bacon on our salads for dinner. She never dulled (even in the 40 degree weather in May). She was on point and ready to go, and if she felt she did not get that perfect shot that she wanted she told us and we would do something different so she was happy with her work, so that we would be happy with it as well. Cyrissa is the kind of photographer you want to have around you on the most exciting and, possibly, most stressful day of you life (so far). She is amazing with her camera, but it is her energy and her spirit that makes her a truly unique photographer. She will capture every moment of your day that she can from the traditional portraits to ceremony shots and beautiful intimate photos of you and your significant other.
Stephanie & Mario 07-01-2016
Cyrissa! I have tears in my eyes as I look at the photo shoot results. The images are absolutely stunning! They exceed my already high expectations of your artistic work. Thank you so much for taking the time to come out to Chicago and spend two days with me. I have no idea how you do this. You captured the true spirit of my businesses and the positive energy of my relationships. Exactly what is needed as I take my business to a higher level. I am beyond happy with the results. It was such fun too! I can't wait to do it again!
We just completed our second photoshoot in 2 years with Cyrissa.She captured our kids and their personalities together and separate. I can't wait to show them off. Love everything Cyrissa and Immerse Photography stand for, the care, kindness and the super way she puts her all into your experience. So awesome. Thank you for another set of treasure moments caught and frozen in time. Travis is an Kidney Transplant whose currently in rejection and one day these may be more of gift then you will ever realize Cyrissa!
Cyrissa, you are the absolute best!! Just looking at these images again of my daughter brings tears to my eyes. They are so precious! Thank you again for capturing her sweetness. It seriously chokes me up so much. You are a complete joy to be around and your passion and love for your art shows in every photograph you take. I am so very grateful our paths have crossed. :)
Mandy C 04-May-15
I have been privileged enough to take not 1 but 2 photo workshops from Cyrissa! I enjoyed my first one so much, I jumped as soon as I saw she offered another level! She does an excellent job of explaining things & has the ability to teach to all different learning styles! She makes her students feel comfortable from the beginning allowing for optimal learning! Cyrissa is energetic, positive & a genuinely nice person! Moms & Dads out there contemplating taking a course from her, DO IT! You will not be sorry in the investment! She will teach you how to use that big girl/boy camera to the fullest...and then, you'll be able to take amazing photos of your kids! :)
Emily M. 20-Mar-15 22:51
If you get the chance to take one of Cyrissa's courses... DO IT! Cyrissa is a gifted teacher and her energetic and personal workshops have helped me take my photography to the next level. I have been "taking pictures" for quite a while, but through her workshops, Cyrissa has inspired me to move out of my comfort zone and get serious about applying my new learning. I have already grown as a photographer and can't thank Cyrissa enough for sharing her joy and enthusiasm with me and those who learn with her!!
Steve Huff 18-Mar-15 23:03
Cyrissa runs a FANTASTIC workshop! Be prepared to learn lots and be challenged to push yourself to be the best photographer you can be! She makes it fun, but also makes you put forth the effort to actually get better. Great investment if you want to shot better photos!!
Joellen Ray 18-Mar-15 22:43
I can't express how awesome of an experience I had. What I loved most about her workshop was how personal it was. She teaches the basics but also helps you achieve your own personal photography goals. I wasn't new to photography and knew how to use my big girl camera but still felt like I needed some mentoring to hone in my craft. AND she did just that!!! She connected the dots and I had a lot of "aha moments" moments and the quality of my work benefited greatly. I'm so thankful to have worked with Cyrissa and to have had this experience!
Stephanie N. 18-Mar-15 22:06
I have had my 'Big Girl' camera for a while now, but now after taking Cyrissa's workshop feel like I could never go back to the auto setting! I would never have imagined saying that 10 weeks ago!
I took this class so I can capture friends' and my family's special moments in a fabulous way! I want to be the person they call and depend on for birthday parties, special events, and birth photos! Now, after this class, which I was terrified to take, I feel like I could be that person!
I have the foundation to continue learning and exploring photography without being overwhelmed with unknowns. Just learning the terminology and where things are on my camera was a huge help, but I also learned how settings and things work together! Cyrissa doesn't just stand up in front of you and drone on about the potential of how things work; she gets you up and doing it! She brought models into the classroom and helps you work through your different goals.
I just wish there was a Course 2, which I know she is working on! You can be sure I will sign up for that!
Heather P. 27-Feb-15 19:15
I've been photographed my many photographers and by far Cyrissa has been the most OUTSTANDING. Not only did I have a blast the whole time with her, but she completely captured ME in the best way. She completely NAILED IT in capturing exactly what I wanted.Cyrissa also really understands branding, online marketing, and social media, so she thought of many things I wouldn't have thought of, although I have an extensive background in online marketing.
I didn't have to think about anything; Cyrissa made everything so easy. She thought of fun, creative ideas to really capture me and my brand; angles, arrangements, poses, and things I would never have thought of doing. Cyrissa took care of everything even though she flew in from out of town to meet me.
The photos are absolutely stunning. The colors are incredible. This is far beyond any photographer I've had before. She really nailed it on the whole job. She also did a great job editing the images. I had only the best shots sent to me, so the work of sorting was done for me. Also, the lighting and filters were natural, just like I wanted them to look, not overly touched up.
I will have Cyrissa fly in to shoot me for ANY event I have or any photos needed in the future!
Dr. Kim D'Eramo 7-Feb-15 12:47
What an amazing experience! Cryissa was amazing. We laughed and enjoyed every moment of our photo shoot. I cannot remember having so much fun having my picture taken - ever! Oh and those pictures are amazing. The personality that she captured in each of us is just breathtaking and brought tears to my eyes! Now the hardest part is picking which ones to purchase! We will definitely be back for senior pictures for my youngest daughter. What a special talent and gift Cryissa shares with all of us who are lucky enough to have her capture our memories.
Gardner Family 13-Oct-14 12:07
This woman, is incredible at what she does. She is able to capture on film, what can only be felt with the heart. I sit at my computer reviewing the same 8 photographs, over and over because they evoke the same exact visceral joy as when my boys were born. 100% pure bliss!
K. Flint 9-Sep-14 22:18
Cyrissa is so amazing and just so energetic. She made my wedding experience so much less stressful than I thought it was going to be. The photos we got from the day are the best photos I have ever seen of my husband and I. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, memorable experience and gorgeous pictures! We will be returning customers :)
Ashley Hill 15-Aug-14 13:18
Cyrissa is amazing!!! My daughter Liz enjoyed her photo shoot so much!!! Just taking the pictures was a lot of fun. Cyrissa took so much time to get her in the best poses and created beautiful pictures. I love the result. Beautiful photos that I can keep for a lifetime!!! Will go to Cyrissa again for our next special occasion. Thank you!!!!
Kim Osborne-Fry 5-Aug-14 23:14
Getting my husband on-board to do a family photo shoot wasn't exactly an easy task...coordinated outfits, shaving on a weekend, trying to get our 3 and 1 year olds to cooperate and pose for the camera...not his thing! An hour shoot with Cyrissa and he was a changed man! Ohmygoodness...the images speak for themselves. No staged, unnatural looking photos here! Just pure love squeezed into the little frame of her camera. What a gift she has. I'm so grateful that she has captured my family so beautifully.
Colleen 5-Aug-14 21:29
I will recommend Immerse Photography to everyone! Not only is Cyrissa a joy filled, wonderful person, she is an amazing talent. She is creative and particular when shooting yet brings a light hearted, fun energy to the shoot. My fiancee and I were so nervous to have our pictures taken but after the first 30 seconds, Cyrissa used her charm and talent to calm us and find the perfect moments to capture. The experience left us talking about how we could not wait to work with her again for our wedding. Cyrissa is simply one of the best. We will be lifetime customers as long as she will have us.
Kelsey 5-Aug-14 18:53
This was our second time around having Cyrissa take senior pictures and she didn't disappoint! From making sure hair was wind blown just so, to figuring out how to fit the 15 year old stuffed cat in the photo, she had it all covered. As a parent it was great to sit back and watch it all happen. As the one being photographed, my daughters enjoyed every minute! We are already planning next summer's photo shoot with the family....
Sherri 5-Aug-14 18:50
What an amazing experience we had with Cyrissa during our wedding. She kept the mood light and fun and everybody soon forgot the heat!! I am truly blessed to have so many of the days emotions captured on film for me to relive forever!! Cyrissa isn't just a photographer, she's an artist that uses her heart to guide her in her picture shot choices. I'm very happy to recommend her to anyone looking to capture beautiful memories, as well as the "feeling" of any special event!!
Deb Thomson 5-Aug-14 17:02
Cyrissa is a fantastic creative mind and photographer. She possesses amazing energy that's expelled into carefully crafted and beautifully finished images - each telling a story that reflects true beauty and individuality of her subjects. Not only is Cyrissa a gifted photographer and artist, she's approachable, relatable and beams of radiance and class! She's an absolute pleasure to work with; she provided us with gorgeous photos - capturing our 10th anniversary - that have become part of our family's legacy. I couldn't have wished for a better experience. I will recommend Cyrissa again and again!! You can't go wrong with Immerse Photography - class, comfort and creativity all rolled into one! We love, Cyrissa!
Paul & Tess Augustine 5-Aug-14 14:11
Cyrissa not only possesses an incredible amount of knowledge of photography, she also has a very useful background knowledge base of dance. It was so easy and enjoyable to work with her for my dance photo shoot because she knew how to perfectly capture dance movement. She has a beautiful heart and such a caring, sweet, and engaging personality. She is there to help you along every step of the way of your photo shoot experience to make sure the photos come out perfectly. She produces such breathtaking results, you will just be in awe.
Madison Choo 4-Aug-14 23:00
Cyrissa has an impeccable eye for photography, her attention to detail, composition & lighting are second to none. I especially love her photo journalistic style that truly captures the personalities of her subjects. Cyrissa will always go the extra mile to capture the perfect shot and do whatever it takes to make the little ones smile. She has an amazing energy about her that will make any photography shoot an enjoyable experience!
Christi Gerhardstein 4-Aug-14 21:32
We had such a good time during our session with Cyrissa! Our 3 year old was so excited to be her helper and behaved wonderfully because of her fun way of directing him. It was a terrific experience for all of us, and we can't wait to see the shots she got.
M. Daniels 3-Aug-14 23:52
I was so looking forward to our summer session with Cyrissa. Unfortunately, it started raining a few minutes into it so we had to stop. Cyrissa contacted me the next day with several choices of dates for a make-up session! She was so accommodating. Our make-up session day was beautiful, but really hot. My 21-month-old son was NOT enjoying getting his picture taken, but Cyrissa managed to get some great shots in between cries. I couldn't believe how well she was able to capture his personality. My other two children love Cyrissa! I expected to see a bunch of pictures with cheesy fake smiles because that's all I really saw my children do in front of the camera, but she got some gorgeous shots. While I was getting frustrated at times, Cyrissa never lost her cool! She truly amazes me each and every time she photographs my family. We are so lucky she is our family photographer :)
Erin Elsner 3-Aug-14 23:20
We love Cyrissa!! She makes every session an experience and the end product always manages to make you look better than you thought anyone could. She is amazing and we can't wait to get in front of her camera again!!
Kevin Gallagher 3-Aug-14 22:05
Cyrissa recently photographed my daughter and her fiancé and will be doing their wedding in November. The pictures are fantastic and truly a work of art. I also had the privilege of meeting with her for setting a timeline for the wedding day. She is truly a beautiful person inside and out and I am so excited for my daughter and soon to be son-in-law as she photographs their special day. I am confident that she will make very special memories for them to enjoy for a life time.
Bobbie Jones 3-Aug-14 21:03
Cyrissa is a fantastic photographer and a warm and sweet person. We were a little nervous of what to expect and it was hot! She made us all feel at home, relaxed us and the results were beautiful! Love her!
Eleanor Kamm 23-Jun-14 08:44
Cyrissa is a fantastic photographer. She is able to capture expressions and personality in her pictures that makes her photography unique. I believe she is able to do this because of her incredible ability to relate to and make people feel at ease. Our kids were so enamored with Cyrissa's vibrant and energetic personality that they had fun at the session and it showed in the pictures! We highly recommend Cyrissa!
Allison 22-Jun-14 22:51
We met Cyrissa last year & we are SO glad we did! She made the photo session fun! Her energy & easy going style put us all at ease! I also took her advanced photography class! It was one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time! We all learned so much! I can't wait to work with her more in the future. I highly recommend her as a photographer!
Emily Mitsch 22-Jun-14 18:02
Cyrissa is AMAZING! We had a huge family reunion shoot this weekend, 29 people ranging from 1-83 years old!! Not only was Cyrissa great from a photography and creativity standpoint, she was super energetic and fun to be around! On top of everything, Cyrissa was great with my VERY energetic 2.5yr old son!! She kept him engaged and happy for the entire shoot and even let him "help" her quite a bit!! I would recomend immerse photography to any family without hesitation!
Melissa Naser 20-Jun-14 11:42
We have loved our experiences with Cyrissa's shoots! My husband and I both looked at each other in the car after our session in the fall and said it was so much more FUN than we expected! She made our girls feel special and they had a blast too. Can't wait until this year!
Carrie Burns 20-Jun-14 07:30
Cyrissa is amazing! Her positive, radiant personality combined with her compassion and artistic talent (aka creative genius) combine to make her an AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER. She brings out the best in each person she photographs, then captures those qualities in pictures that make you smile each time you revisit them. I LOVE the pictures she did of me and my husband, and have been thrilled with the work she is doing for my daughter's engagement/wedding. Her sessions are fun, fast paced, and creative. The results are works of art you will proudly share and cherish forever.
Tracy Henderson 19-Jun-14 22:19
Anyone who can take pictures of active seven year old triplet boys deserves an award! Cyrissa not only took awesome pictures of our kids, but she did it with a smile the whole time, even after my kids asked a million and one questions!
Melanie Stauffer 18-Jun-14 21:04
I love Cyrissa. We were looking for a wedding photographer after having a bad experience with another. Our first meeting with her, she made me feel at ease and confident that we were making the best decision! Her enthusiasm for life allows her to captures those beautiful moments that you never want to forget! <3
Chelsea Monnin 18-Jun-14 20:44
I've lost count of the number of photo sessions we've had with Cyrissa! My kids absolutely love her and my husband (the typical male who wasn't too pumped about posing for pictures at first) actually enjoys our sessions and thinks about new things we can try at each one! It's almost a guarantee that one of my three children will get sick of posing 10 minutes in, but she manages to make it fun and get GREAT shots each and every time. I am proud to call Cyrissa "our photographer!" <3
Erin Elsner 18-Jun-14 20:13
Getting an 18 year old boy to enjoy a photo session is not easy!! Cyrissa has the ability to charm clients and make it fun for all. The proof is in the pictures!!! She is the BEST!!
Amy 18-Jun-14 18:42
Cyrissa has been a blessing for my husband and I! We found her by luck when looking for a wedding photographer and instantly feel in love with her and her photographs. She did our engagement pictures as well as our wedding photos and we could not be more happier with the wonderful memories she was able to capture for us! She not only makes the photo sessions fun but she genually caress about her clients. We love Immerse Photography and we can't wait to have Cyrissa take photos of our whole family this fall as an anniversary present for our parents:) We are very lucky to have discovered Immerse Photography and can't wait to see all the moments Cyrissa captures for our growing family!
Joni 18-Jun-14 17:57
My daughter had the enjoyable privilege to model for Cyrissa. We all had an amazing time and received some of the most beautiful photos she's ever had. Love her work & her passion for what she does!
Nicole Johnson 18-Jun-14 17:37
I love Cyrissa's art!! She took beautiful pictures of me and my son!! I look forward to her taking many more in the future!!
PS: I also love her baptism pictures!
Jennifer fetter 6-Jun-14 15:44
This was our first photo shoot with Cyrissa it was Amazing!!! She made it so comfortable and easy!!! Some of my family members are a chore to get to smile and she was able to get this to happen!!! My pictures are WONDERFUL, they are a gift that will last a lifetime and something that I will treasure for ever!!! She is a photographer I would HIGHLY recommend to family and friends!!! Thank You so much Cyrissa for the session and for all the Special extras!!! Best Anniversary Gift ever!!
Becky Miller 3-Mar-14 17:46
Cyrissa and my son (Shaun Patsy) started out in preschool together and graduated from the same class at Centerville High School in 1998. Fast forward 16 years and Cyrissa is taking pictures of Shaun's first child, Kylie Grace. She has taken Kylie's newborn, 3 month and 6 month pictures! Cyrissa did a BEAUTIFUL job on all of the pictures and she had so many unique ideas! Thank you, Cyrissa, for capturing so many precious moments in Kylie's life!! ;-)
Sharon Brightman 15-Feb-14 11:21
I was in a wedding that cryissa photographed this past fall, she did an AMAZING job, so much so that we have hired her to capture our daughters special moments this year :) I also attended a photography session with her last weekend, I gained more information in this 3 hour session than I did two sessions at a local photography store, and it was so much more fun!
Michelle Hill 12-Dec-13 22:46
We used Cyrissa twice in 2013 because we want to document the changes going on in our family with our little guy. Her great selection of mini sessions allows us to affordably do that. And she makes you feel so comfortable in front of her camera that the most stressful thing about the whole process is trying to find something to wear. You can't go wrong with a session with Immerse Photography. Cyrissa is truly a rock star!
Jessica Cockrum 11-Dec-13 20:59
We used Cyrissa for the first time this year and thoroughly enjoyed our experience!! Cyrissa had been recommended to me by quite a few friends and I'm so glad we booked our session with her! I was very nervous about an hour long session with a 22 month old, but the time absolutely flew by. Whenever our daughter decided to be uncooperative, Cyrissa reigned her back in with snack bribes or just pure goofiness! Worked every time! I love her passion and dedication to her photography business. Sneak peeks just a few days after the session and the entire collection of photos ready in 2 weeks...can't beat that! The ultimate compliment is that my husband, who hates to get his picture taken, only had good things to say! Thank you Cyrissa for a wonderful, pain free experience and lots of fabulous memories!
Amy Hanes 11-Dec-13 18:29
Let me just say the Cyrissa ROCKS! She did a fabulous job with all my kiddos and Jessica's senior pics were the best. You can tell she absolutely loves what she does. thanks so much for the great memories. The White Family
Kerri White 11-Dec-13 09:10
Cyrissa is our forever photographer! As long as she'll have us, we will always use her for our family portraits! I cannot express enough how much we all adore her and her ability to always be able to squeeze out at least a few keepers for our not-so-cooperative son! You can tell that she truly loves what she does and her personality can light up any room. Her creative, goofy, and laid back personality makes our sessions so care-free and easy, so we never have to feel bad or worry if our son decides to have a tantrum because we know the pictures will turn out great regardless! I also love that none of our sessions are ever the same and we have been using her as our photographer for a year now! We are blessed to have Cyrissa in our lives as our photographer and friend and we love her dearly!
Kristen O'Bryan 11-Dec-13 08:30
This was the first year I used Cyrissa but I had seen her pictures and fell in love with them. So I decided to make the investment this year in a professional family picture. She was my kids art teacher so they really enjoyed her taking their picture. They felt comfortable with her and she said and did many things to make them smile, act goofy etc.. She is extremely professional and has a great creative eye. I was overwhelmed with the pictures once I saw them. Can't wait to do another session with her.
Cindy Hovell 10-Dec-13 22:19
I'm proud to say that Cyrissa is "our photographer." We've had 4 sessions with her so far and wouldn't choose anyone else to capture our memories. She is passionate about what she does and it truly shows in her work. My kids absolutely love her and my husband actually enjoys our sessions, too! We're so lucky to have such a talented photographer and friend! :)
Erin Elsner 10-Dec-13 21:15
Such a talented photographer. Cyrissa has worked with my family twice now-first for our daughter's first Christmas when I was pregnant with our son and secondly, 10 days after his birth. Thank you for capturing my dreams coming true! We love you!!!
Mary Huelsman 10-Dec-13 21:15
Cyrissa is amazing! In both sessions that my family has had with her, she has captured both my daughter's and son's personalities right there in the photo! When I look at them, I can see the people that they are growing up to be. These are treasured moments my family will always have! Thank you, Cyrissa!
Emily Seppa 10-Dec-13 21:08
All I can say is thank you for making a 1st time experience that my family dreaded into one where everyone had a great time! We had a blast and the pictures turned out to be beautiful! Cyrissa is so talented and caught us all in the most positive light! We look forward to making this a yearly tradition! Thanks again for everything!
Kristin Haines 10-Dec-13 21:02
We have been lucky enough to have Cyrissa photograph our family three times in a matter of 18 months. It's not just the gorgeous pictures she takes that bring us back, but the experience we have had during the sessions. Cyrissa takes out the stress of family pictures. My daughters ask to have Cyrissa take our pictures again, and my husband, who usually complains when family picture time comes around, seems to enjoy the experience. Cyrissa is a joy to work with. Sessions are a breeze and she captures such beautiful and unique moments. With Cyrissa you don't have to wait weeks to see sneak peaks or even your whole gallery. Sneak peaks are usually up in 24-48 hours and we have been lucky to have our gallery in less than two weeks, which is rare when working with other photographers. Cyrissa is dedicated to her business and clients. She is a photographer you will want to use again and again.
Angie Ireton 10-Dec-13 20:49
For the second time in the past two years Cyrissa photographed our family. She never fails to impress! I love her attention to detail and care that she puts into each pose. Cyrissa is fun, energetic and organized! We can't wait to do it again next year!
Carrie Burns 10-Dec-13 20:41
Cyrissa has an amazing gift for balancing speed and patience. She takes the time to learn the idiosyncrasies of my children, while also realizing that holding their attention is no easy feat and time is of essence. She is willing to take the time it needs to set up a perfect shot, making sure that everyone looks amazing and comfortable in front of the camera.
Michele Ellinger 10-Dec-13 20:10
Cyrissa was incredible with our Senior and her pictures! She captured the essence of my child and she brought her personality to life in her pictures. She was a perfectionist, she was patient, she spent so much time with us and never rushed. This is one phenomenal photographer and person! She gets all excellent a across the board from this family!! XOXOXOXO
Erin 10-Dec-13 09:14
Cyrissa is an extremely gifted photographer. My family has been lucky enough to be photographed by Cyrissa twice in the past two years. Each time Cyrissa made my 3 boys laugh, smile and have fun. As a Mom, I appreciate Cyrissa's tips that she shares during her photo session to help you look your best in front of the camera. She takes time to move strands of hair, adjust shirts and even to help you avoid double chins. In our latest photo session Cyrissa photographed 17 of my family members. I told her the colors we were wearing and she rented a vintage couch that would help pull out one of our colors! The pictures she took of my large family were amazing. My extended family was just as impressed at her photography skills and her wonderful personality! The 9 boys, ranging from 4 to 24 even had fun and left smiling. Cyrissa is a wonderful photographer with an artistic eye! She brought creative props for our family to use for a Christmas picture and truly captured the story of my family! I can't wait to contact her again for another photo session!
Amy Cowgill 9-Dec-13 11:01
We always have a great time with Cyrissa! We have a toddler and an infant and she doesn't rest until she gets amazing shots of both of them. If you need pictures you'll love of the ones you love, give her a call!
Kristen Franks 8-Dec-13 21:27
I just want to say thank you to Cyrissa for the beautiful photos of my family. I know my kiddos aren't always easy to photograph especially my daughter. Her patients was much appreciated during our shoot. Keep up the beautiful work Cyrissa so I can continue decorating my walls.
Kim Montgomery 8-Dec-13 19:34
Cyrissa is absolutely amazing!! Each session we have had with her has been a blast, Caleb is completely comfortable (and becomes a bit of a ham) for her and her camera. The experience is as much fun as the pictures are beautiful, which is saying something since the final product is outstanding!!
Kevin Gallagher 8-Dec-13 19:12
This session was another success! I can't give Cyrissa and her assistant enough kudos for everything they have done to make our sessions fabulous. We are always excited to go back. My daughter loves it so much she asks over and over when she can be photographed again. Thanks for everything Cyrissa!
Shauna Brunner 13-Aug-13 22:43
One word to describe Cyrissa.....PHENOMENAL!!! She has taken pictures for us twice and each time it has been a pleasant, personable, fun experience. Her attention to detail and creative flare set her apart from other photographers we have used in the past. We look forward to our mini-session coming up in November. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!
Janelle Bailey 4-Aug-13 21:23
OK - so this was round 2 with Cyrissa. Wow - just wow!! It was a blast! It was an experience! There was no just posing and moving backgrounds we went on an adventure to find the light, Caleb suggested poses and she went with moments she saw. It was a fantastic, calm, relaxing time with someone with an amazing eye and an ability to capture and create moments you didn't even know you were having!! Just awesome!!
Kevin J. Gallagher 25-Jun-13 21:06
We are so GRATEFUL to have Cyrissa in our lives. She has such talent. She has done our family pictures for Christmas and most recently photographed our newborn son. Talk about an adventure! Cyrissa had an incredible vision to photograph our little Danny in his birthday suit while he slept. Daniel had other plans. After pooping, peeing, and spitting up all over every prop she owned Cyrissa suggested a "mommy and me" shoot. Cyrissa didn't miss a beat and never stopped trying to capture some incredible moments. It would have been much easier to give up and we are so THANKFUL that she did not. You would never know from the finished products that Danny was in a "gassy" mood or that our 16 month old daughter had had enough. The images of our son and family are exquisite. Tears come to my eyes each time I watch the slide show. We will never forget the day and will hold these memories close to our hearts. THANK YOU!
Mary Huelsman 22-May-13 23:47
We love our pix. Seriously!! There are a few that are absolutely stunning and we feel that the overall set just really shows who we are as a family unit, which is really an amazing thing when you consider that the unit includes an active 2 year old. Not to get all silly sentimental on you, but I am into genealogy and love looking at old family pictures and the pix Cyrissa took are the types of pictures that I am so excited to leave behind for my great grandchildren to see. So thank you, Cyrissa, for capturing us so well and so beautifully! :) If you are looking for a photographer who will capture the essence of your family, give you a fun session, and make you feel beautiful while doing it, Cyrissa is your lady.
Jessica Cockrum 27-Jan-13 23:08
I've known Cyrissa for 6 years now (holy cow!) and have seen her with her students and her 2 beautiful sons. As soon as she started her photography business, I knew she would be phenomenal, and I was right. She is such a natural. I can't wait to have beautiful memories of my family for years to come.
Erin Elsner 27-Jan-13 23:03
We've used Cyrissa as our photographer with all of our life events and wouldn't trust anyone else for the job. We've been in all sorts or scenarios with her, from the middle of summer to the cold days of winter, and she's captured the most beautiful pictures. She truly has a gift to make everyone involved feel comfortable in front of the camera. We definitely look forward to more sessions with her!!! ❤
Janet Thompson 26-Jan-13 20:36
We had a blast with Cyrissa! We loved the time and creativity she took with each shot. The girls never got bored or complained like with traditional studio pictures:) And we can't wait to do it again soon!
Carrie Burns 23-Jan-13 22:20
I knew we hit the jackpot when my husband announced on the drive back, "That was fun." Cyrissa's energy, ease with working and dealing with children, and confidence even on a misty, rainy, November Day with a 3 year old and 9 month old was quite an accomplishment. My daughter is beyond shy, and my son is/was a colicky baby. Even in the rain, she got those kids to smile, at the same time! Not only that, but her creativity, wit, and whimsy created some unbelievable and truly memorable moments. I couldn't wait to show off our photos!
Melissa Danis 22-Jan-13 21:49
What a great session! We had a blast that day; even my husband enjoyed himself (WOW!!) I've heard she is fabulous with babies, but I wasn't so sure about those big kids. They can be hard to get smiles from if it isn't their "thing." Well, she did! Our pictures were great. I was so impressed with everything she did that day. My kids are still talking about how much fun the photo shoot was. I can't wait to do our summer session!! Thanks so much Cyrissa. :)
Shauna Brunner 22-Jan-13 21:15
We probably picked the worst day in November to have our picture taken. Cold, rainy, windy, newborn......uggg. But, Cyrissa made things casual, fun, and quick. And, she got some great pictures! We couldn't believe it! She adapted to the weather and to the moods of a preschooler seamlessly. It was impressive! We would recommend her to anyone and will definitely use her again next time we get our picture taken! We were expecting complete miserableness, but instead had fun and got some great pictures. Thank you Cyrissa! :)
Sarah Schwab 22-Jan-13 10:52
We had our family Christmas session done by Cyrissa. Our (then 3-month-old) son was NOT a fan of having his picture taken and having to sit through different poses, but Cyrissa was FANTASTIC with him! She got silly for him, jumped around making faces, and was determined to get a least one shot of him smiling, or at least not screaming! We ended up having a fun session and were able to get enough shots out of our session to have Christmas cards made with 4 pictures!! We had such a great experience with her and she will forever be our photographer of choice in the future. Thank you Cyrissa, you are truly great at what you do!!
Kristen O'Bryan 22-Jan-13 10:34
It was a rainy, gloomy day when we had our family pics done by Cyrissa. I figured our choice of great shots was going to be very limited. However, I was amazed at how many of the pictures turned out wonderful. You could not even tell how cruddy the weather was in the pics! I loved creating a themed Christmas Card with her pictures, and providing our family and friends with a glimpse of the humor involved in raising twin boys!
Julie Pullins 22-Jan-13 08:59
Having our photo shoot this summer was a really great decision - not only did we have a ton of fun with Cyrissa, we walked away with dozens of AMAZING pictures that we truly love. I especially appreciated how open to trying my ideas she was and all of the unplanned true life moments that were captured that day (giggling sessions to be specific). Just a great experience with an even greater woman behind the camera. Thank you for your dedication and sharing your talents with us!
Jen Snider 22-Jan-13 08:46
Our kids had a great time on the shoot with Cyrissa. Our 21-month-old was being difficult and uncooperative and she still got so many great pictures of him! I couldn't believe it. We had a great time at the shoot and LOVE our photos!
Jenny Rapson 23-Oct-12 15:41
Cyrissa made this such a fun carefree experience! I have a 2 and 5 yr. old and a husband not overy thrilled about pictures! He had such a great time and my girls felt like they were meeting her to play! Not only does her talent stand alone but her ability to handle all the dynamics easily, make it a fun, and stress free ! She made my girls feel so important and beautiful that their self esteem's went through the roof! I am so greatful for the creative shots she took , not only do i smile when looking at them but we were truly having a great time at the park that i forgot they were pictures! So the memories are not only special but i have pictures to look at, and that is the best part!!
Stacey Meldrum 28-Sep-12 21:10
Cyrissa’s spontaneity and creativity turned Claire’s Senior pictures into a photo adventure! Together we wandered through the Heart of Centerville, discovering unique nooks and crannies that served as scenic backdrops for the photos – places we never looked at twice in the past provided charming and uncommon settings.
Cyrissa’s trained eye captured the essence of Claire on film and provided us with exceptional one-of-a-kind pictures that we will always treasure! She succeeded in making this such a positive and memorable experience – we will definitely use Immerse Photography in the future!
Kathy Butkus 24-Sep-12 21:57
Cyrissa was awesome with our 'large' and 'active' family! She agreed to take pictures of 8 kids ranging from 8 months to 18 years old...which was quite a task! I was hoping to get one or two good shots and we left with over a dozen AMAZING shots! She was so calm and fun, which helped the kids to be themselves around her (and she brought PEZ)!! Cyrissa has a true eye for getting great shots and is creative and fun. I love that she balances posed pictures and playful pictures too! My family is grateful for her time and talents!
Sarah 16-Sep-12 16:57
Cyrissa did such an amazing job with Caleb!! We had just a nice, relaxing, and fun hike through the park and when the light was right we'd stop and she would take an amazing shot. She has an incredible eye for lighting and does a great job of getting smiles!! It was an awesome experience and one that we hope to take advantage of each year :).