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Interview: Marissa Joy Daly

Interview: Marissa Joy Daly

Photographer Interview: Marissa Joy Daly


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Thank you for watching this interview with Marissa Joy Daly by the School of Wedding Photography.


Marissa Joy Daly is a photographer based in Los Angeles, California

She has won numerous awards including:

"One of the Top Photographers of 2017" - Fearless Photographers

"Best of the Best, 2016-2017" - Junebug Weddings

"One of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles 2016-2018" - Zankyou Weddings

Marissa's work has featured in Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, USA TODAY, National Geographic, Junebug Weddings, to name just a few. She also shoots a lot of corporate work and her clients Netflix, Amazon Studios, Absolut Vodka, Dove, and Samsung.


Some of the questions I ask in this interview include:

A year ago you got married yourself. What was it like being on the other end of the camera? Did you get any insights you've applied in your business?

Erika and Lanny from Two Mann photographed your wedding. What was that like?

Like to get to know you a little. Can you tell us your story?

Why shoot weddings?

Every photographer I've been speaking to lately has brought up the topic of burn out in this industry, how do you keep the fire alive?

If you were going to start over as a wedding photographer but with everything you know now, what would you do differently? What would you do more of?

How would you define being a successful a wedding photographer?

What questions do younger photographers usually ask you?

What questions should they be asking you?

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your self when you were starting out in wedding photography?




Nicholas Purcell publishes the School of Wedding Photography. He is a father and photographer based in Australia. Since 2014 he has published an annual list of the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the World. His commercial work has appeared in the NY Times and Harpers Bazaar. The School of Wedding Photography is a blog focussed on helping wedding photographers. Learn and hear the stories from various successful photographers around the world.


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