Carissa Imel


Carissa's passion is capturing the beautiful soul of all things through photography. She has always shared a connection with animals, especially dolphins. Every animal has a story to tell and it takes time and patience to truly understand them. She hopes to inspire others through her art, by having anyone that looks into the eyes of the animals to be overcome with a sense of happiness, relaxation, or have their minds transported away from reality.

Her parents have encouraged her in all forms of art ever since she was a little girl, from photography, painting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and more. Fortunately, she found someone to marry that enjoys being just as creative and always up for an adventure of fun. She has had great friends’ mentor her in photography and taken any opportunity to grow in the field. She has photographed for Discovery Cove, A.P.E.S Sanctuary, Leesburg Humane Society, Strut your Mutt, Royal Rag to Riches, Florida Plus Realty, Fused Glass Frenzy, Weddings, Senior Portraits, Family, & Friends.

She loves to collaborate with others and create amazing moments. She is the Official 'Paw'otgrapher for

Royal Rags to Riches and even had one of

her photos on the side of a Race Car!!



Exhibitions and Showings

Mach-July 2020 - Kissimmee City Hall- Women's History Month, Kissimmee, FL

Feb -July 2020 - AdventHealth Altamonte: Art of Healing Gallery "Just Imagine That"

One of her pieces ‘Spirit of the Night chosen for Juried Exhibit

Feb-Mar 2020 - Featured Vendor at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Tampa FL


March 2019 - January 2020 ARTRAGEOUS Art and Fine Craft Market, Leesburg FL

Nov-Dec 2019 Featured Vendor at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Tampa FL

August 2019 - Featured Artist Marianne Beck Library, Howey in the Hills, FL


July-Aug 2019 - AdventHealth Altamonte: Art of Healing Gallery "All You Need Is Love"

One of her pieces ‘Unbroken Bond’ chosen for Juried Exhibit


July 2019 – POW Artist – Journey to Recovery Art Heals “V”- Casselberry Art House

Two of her pieces- ‘Mirror Mirror’ and ‘Wounded Warrior’ chosen to be in exhibit.


April 27, 2019 – Her photo was chosen of Royal Rags to Riches to be featured on the Nutri-Chomp Chase #98 Nascar at Talladega Speedway


March 2019 -  Osceola Arts Florida in Focus- Juried Photography Show –

Her of my pieces ‘Soarin’ was chosen out of 300 entries


November 2018 - Featured Artist Marianne Beck Library, Howey in the Hills, FL


July 2018-May 2019 - Florida Plus Realty Monthly Galleries, Leesburg FL