Marissa Rocke Photography

Martinez, CA

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About this pro

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without photography. I have a passion for creating images and working with people. Many of the most amazing experiences I have had involved photographing people and sharing their moments. Photography, travel and imagination are my inspiration and I look forward to future projects in my career.

Location

Martinez, CA 94553

Years in business

11

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

14 Reviews
  • Melanie C. Mar 12, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I am very disappointed in Marissa Rocke. She bid on my wedding photography, sent links to a malfunctioning website which displayed roadkill, then sent me a rude email for not choosing her and said I wasted her time and money. What a bad attitude! Not very professional at all.
    Marissa R. Mar 12, 2013

    Melanie is by far the most inconsiderate and unprofessional potential client I have bid on for a job. Her ignorance and complete disregard for professionalism prompted me to write this review. In response to her bad review: I did not send her a rude email for not choosing me as her photographer, but for the fact that she blew me off so abruptly after her inability to navigate to my wedding website and leaving me a rude one sentence reply. Instead of approaching me like an adult and asking for more information, she acted like a child. Here is my initial response to the one and only comment I received from her after bidding on her job: "Melanie, Please copy and paste the link at the bottom of my quote I sent to you, the wedding gallery is separate from my website. The animals you see on my website are from a fine art photographic series I did in 2009 and was actually showcased in both San Francisco and Prague, Czech Republic. Go to http://marissarocke.wordpress.com I am a professional wedding photographer, but as most photographers we all have other work and ambitions that make up our portfolios :) hope that doesn't deter you from considering me as your photographer. I am reasonably priced and offer exceptional service. Marissa"

  • Bart H. Feb 28, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Marissa was awesome and the photos turned out great! She was on time, professional and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
  • Sandy S. Jan 16, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    In choosing Marissa for a photo shoot, I took into consideration that she responded quickly to my request for a quote, her reply was professional and articulate and responsive to my needs, and her photography is first class. This enabled me to put my mind at ease during the process, knowing that the end result would be what I'd asked for. I hired her to shoot a musician and his musical instrument for something very important in his life. She was given precise specs. Marissa did double-duty because she had to go through me, plus the musician, in all aspects of the shoot--which took place the week after I hired her. A plus was that she was accommodating as far as her schedule in getting him in right away. The subject is shy and he was nervous but he called right after the shoot and told me she immediately made him feel at home in her studio. He said it was a wonderful experience. Marissa, the subject and I all live in different counties yet she had the disc containing the photo files in our hands within a couple of days and she also sent them to us by email. He usually hates photos of himself but he is extremely happy with the resulting photos. There were a couple of bumps along the way but Marissa went above and beyond the call of duty in satisfying me and explaining things to me. I wouldn't hesitate to call her again. She's has an easy manner and when it comes to business, she is honest, responsible, no-nonsense, knowledgeable, creative and, of course, a very talented photographer!
  • Ben A. Dec 14, 2012
    Photo Restoration
    Verified Review
    Marissa touched up and printed several photos from a recent vacation of mine. All of our communication was done online and she was very prompt and professional. I was impressed by how quickly she finished the project and how good the photos looked when she was done with them. I will definitely be contacting her when I have more photos to print!
  • Sarah R. Oct 19, 2012
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Marissa went above and beyond for us! She is absolutely an amazing photographer. I was not only pleased with her professionalism, but with the end result! I would definately recommend her to everyone! Excellent work Marissa! Thank you for all your hard work!
  • John B. Sep 25, 2012
    I have been involved in two jobs so far with Marissa. One: she took photos at numerous outdoor locations of a band I am in. She did awesome! The photos look great and she orchestrated the session with a great eye. Second: she took the pictures and designed all album artwork on Delta Brew's, "Mojo" album. Love the design Love the concept. Thanks Marissa! John Baker CryLove Studio
  • Dina H. Sep 25, 2012
    Marissa is an incredibly talented photographer and she is wonderful to work with. Prompt, personable, and professional, Marissa listens well, has great ideas, and knows how to make it happen. I have hired her for two band shoots, one outdoors, another in the studio. We had a lot of fun during each shoot and both times Marissa turned around with incredible photographs. Her instinct to capture unexpected moments, even in staged situations, is profound. And her eye for aesthetics are on point. I would definitely work with Marissa again. And I encourage you to do the same.
  • Claire S. Sep 18, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Marissa was very communicative and delivered great photos ahead of schedule. Highly recommend.
  • Susan C. Sep 12, 2012
    Marissa is an incredibly talented photographer and superb writer as well. She has an amazing ability to see the potential for a strong picture, taking in consideration the design which is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. I would highly recomment Marissa for any photography and/or writing project.
  • Davisson D. Sep 12, 2012
    Marissa is a pleasure to work with....very careful, creative, and skilled at restoring and printing old photographs from various sources. She could make her pricing structure more clear at the beginning of a potential job. She's a real artist!
  • Megan T. Sep 12, 2012
    Marissa photographed my wedding and did an amazing job! Fun, professional, and willing to go the "extra mile" to get great photos. I loved so many pictures I had such a hard time choosing which ones to frame! I highly recommend her!
  • Susan U. Sep 11, 2012
    Marissa did a fabulous job on the photos for a salon event I was having ! She took wonderful candid shots of hair and of clients that came to our event. I would hire her again, she went above and beyond what I expected!!!
  • Sue Q. Sep 11, 2012
    Marissa photographed my daughter's wedding and did a fabulous job. She was on time, prompt, very professional. Most importantly she created the most original photographs. My daughter wanted unique wedding pictures to include great architecture , fun shots and all the beauty of the bride on her very special day. Marissa did such a great job she will be photographing my son's wedding and we can't wait to see what she does with a Barn Wedding,
  • Gina W. Jul 25, 2012
    Verified Review
    Marissa Did a great Job. We loved the Pictures. Would definately have her do our next Family Reunion if we are in that area again

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
I love working with people, animals and interesting places. My most common types of jobs include weddings, portraits, studio e-commerce product photography and traveling editorial. My services also stretch to other artists who have a need for professional scanning, printing and retouching services. Event clients also may have a need for this additional service. The wedding season is fast approaching and I hope to make more couple's special day that much greater with amazing coverage of their event. Portrait photography can be arranged in studio or on location, whichever the client prefers.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Let the work speak to you. Everyone has their own idea of what makes a great photograph. Check out each photographers work and find the one that speaks specifically to your taste and style...you'll never be disappointed.