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Fun & Engaging Lifestyle Family Portraiture

Oahu family photographer

As a parent herself, Marissa knows the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. Marissa strives to create a relaxed and fun family photoshoot where you will have piggy back rides, run, jump, kiss, hug, tickle, spin. With an eye for sweet in-between moments and unique perspectives, Marissa will capture photos that are beautiful and unique to your family, while being sure to keep in mind the lighting and background in order to create the look she is drawn to.

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  • STEP 1: Get in Touch

    After you’ve contacted Marissa, select your favorite package and share which date works for your family based on Marissa’s availability. Send us a message and let’s start planning your session. Click here to contact me now.

  • STEP 2: Booking Your Session

    Sign the client agreement (the link is located on your invoice), and submit your deposit or full payment depending on the type of session booked. The date/time of your session as well as information to help you prep for your photo session are located on your invoice.

  • STEP 3: Planning Your Wardrobe

    The outfits that you select are key to creating the look of the images. Marissa recommends selecting something simple, and classic that reflects your style. Neutrals, creams and soft muted colors photograph beautifully against the beautiful backdrops of Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area. There are so many great clothing brands including H&M, Zara, Noralee, Jamie Kay, for kids; Nothing Fits But, Red Dress, Anthropologie, Morning Lavender, for women; and Jcrew, & Everlane for men.

  • STEP 4: The Final Images

    Following your session, Marissa will select the best images for artistic editing. Marissa will carefully compare and select only the best images that meet her standards. Each image is individually processed and enhanced to her editing style. You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited portraits within 5 weeks of your session in which you will make your selections. Just like many professional photographers, you will not receive RAW files, since these are just the rough drafts essential to your final images. Once your favorite images are selected, Marissa will put the finishing touches on your photos before sending them your way.

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All family sessions take place at an outdoor location on Oahu or Maui.


Mini sessions are offered to San Francisco Bay area clients. Mini sessions are done at a specific location/date and you may choose from the available times provided. You may sign up to be notified about future mini sessions by subscribing to the newsletter below.

What is lifestyle photography? Will you guide us during the session?

We think that this type of photography takes into consideration the background, lighting, and interactions between the subjects in order to capture photos that look “natural”. We can’t say this is completely natural because we are not just a fly on the wall (like documentary photography) and we will tell you what to do with the prompts that we provide, as well as where to stand in order to optimize the light and assure that we have a great background. Plan on receiving direction from your photographer for any package that you book. We don’t expect you to know what to do!


Yes, Marissa loves styling clients and offering wardrobe suggestions.


Yes, all family sessions include digital files as well as access to an online gallery store where you have the option to purchase professional prints/products.

Who will photograph my family or couples photo session?

Marissa currently photographs all sessions on Oahu, and we have an associate located on Maui that has been hand selected by Marissa. Marissa edits all images & is available for travel. Please reach out with any additional questions.​

If our trip is rescheduled due to the coronavirus, are we able to reschedule?

Yes, you are able to reschedule 1x without any change fees.

Do you have any discounts?

We have a referral program in place, so if you were referred by someone be sure to put that on your client agreement so that the person can receive credit for referring you! Once you refer someone you will also receive a credit towards a future session or additional digital images.

What should I expect to invest in a Hawaii family or couples session?

Pricing starts at $490. Please email for pricing information –

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What They’re Saying!

  • We had a family shoot with Marissa. She arranged everything from floral headbands to coordinating outfits. As a blogger with over 145k followers, these photos were some of the most successful we ever posted and we cherish them as a family. They were so beautifully curated.
    — Featured on Lonely Planet

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xx Marissa

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