dreamy images full of love & joy

Oahu Family & Couples Photographer specializing in fun and convenient photo sessions in koolina, waikiki & beyond

Portrait & Lifestyle Photography on Oahu

Don’t miss out on having – hang on the wall worthy – images from your trip to Hawaii! Marissa specializes in providing families and couples with convenient and engaging photo sessions on the beautiful beaches of Oahu including Waikiki, Koolina, Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapolei, Haleiwa, and various hotels such as Aulani, Turtle Bay, The Four Seasons Ko’olina, Kahala Hotel, The Hilton Hawaiian Village, etc. to name a few.

Marissa also travels to the San Francisco Bay Area for a weekend of fall mini sessions. Bay area locations include San Francisco, San Mateo, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, & Walnut Creek. If you would like to get on the email list for mini sessions please subscribe to the email list and check SF Mini sessions at the bottom of this page!

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Client Testimonials

“She understands families, especially young children…”

“Marissa made the entire process a breeze…”

We are awkward in front of the camera but Marissa made us feel so comfortable…

here’s how it works


CLICK HERE  to inquire about a photo session & to view the package guide. Once you narrow down a location/date/and sunrise or sunset, Marissa will share a link to book your spot.

session styling

The next step is planning your wardrobe. It is best to select outfits that are true to you. If you like the images you see in my portfolio, I recommend finding similar styles/colors. I recommend simple classic styles in neutral tones, which helps to create the dreamy island portraits you see in my gallery. I will share tips more on what to wear once your session is booked!

your images

I like to keep this easy. After your session, you’ll receive an online gallery with the best images. Once you choose your favorites, I’ll edit & retouch your photos before sending over your files.

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You should be in the picture too!

As a parent, I get how busy life can be and how quickly our kiddos grow up.

I also know it can feel overwhelming trying to find a time that works for everyone, coordinating everyones outfits, worrying about the weather and whether your kids will smile for the camera. Not to worry though, I will hold your hand the entire way. I provide you with info on how to coordinate your outfits, how to prep for your session, etc. 

I make the complete family portrait process simple and fun from the moment you book to the delivery of your final images. My clients love hanging their portraits on the walls throughout their home & they always come back to me whenever they visit Oahu!


So what’s next?

Usually the next questions are “What does it cost?” and “Do you have openings during our time on the island?”

To start the process, click the link below to request more information.



Hi, I’m Marissa.

As a mom myself, I know how important family is. It doesn’t matter if it’s just your immediate family or a multi-generational group; I understand the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments.

My goal is to make this process easy, relaxed, and fun! I want your session full of piggyback rides, running, jumping, kissing, hugging, tickling, and spinning. I love to capture portraits as well as those sweet in-between moments and unique perspectives so that your photos are beautiful and unique to your family. Photos that you will look at every day and treasure.

There’s nothing like a family session on the beaches of Oahu. I photograph families in the surrounding locations, including Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapolei, Haleiwa, and various hotels such as the Aulani Disney Resort, Four Seasons Ko’olina, Kahala Hotel, and the Sheraton Waikiki.

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