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Oahu Family Photography

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

    Select your favorite package and share which date works for your family based on Marissa’s availability.

  • 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 outdoors on Oahu. Marissa has pre-selected locations that she recommends based on experience including spots on the windward side of Oahu, Waikiki and also Ko’olina, which is very convenient for families staying nearby


Yes, Marissa offers a mini package year-round

Will you guide us during the session?

Yes, Marissa will tell you what to do during your photo session while keeping things fun for kids. We will always try to capture a family portrait towards the beginning especially if a family has little ones, but after that most of the photos are of you and your family having fun together.  Sometimes there are kids who might be tired and fussy, afraid of the sand, water, etc. and in this case Marissa will provide suggestions to keep your child engaged and having fun with you- piggy back rides, swinging, jumping, etc. We do whatever your child wants to do because images of you having fun with your kids are the photos you are going to love. If your child is cranky for a portion of your shoot, Marissa is very familiar with figuring out how to continue to capture moments that you will cherish even if your childs face is not showing because those photos are beautiful as well!


Sure! Feel free to reach out


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.

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

Reschedule for free up to 1x with at least 1 weeks notice

Do you have any discounts?

Marissa has a referral program in place! When you refer someone else and they book, you will receive a credit towards additional images, or you can gift it to a friend or save for a future photoshoot. If you were referred by someone in specific be sure to put that on your client agreement so that the person who referred you can receive credit! If you were referred by a business please list the business so that you may receive any specials associated with that specific business referral. You may only use 1 referral- either a personal referral or a business referral. 

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

Please email for pricing information – marissa.hbphoto@gmail.com.

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What They’re Saying!

  • We are so glad that we got our family photos taken by Marissa. She was super responsive in email communication and had great instructions and tips for getting you the best photos. You wouldn’t be able to tell through the photos, but our sunrise pictures started off a bit hectic as we were all working around a toddler who just wanted to run into the ocean. Marissa was super patient and understanding and worked with us and our toddler to get us a few more perfect shots. We love the style of her photos and would highly recommend her as a photographer if you’re looking to capture some memories!
  • I’m incredibly happy we had the opportunity to work with Marissa during our recent trip to Hawaii. I fell in love with her style and portfolio from afar and she did not disappoint with our family session. She was easy to communicate with from beginning to end. The weather was unpredictable and she kept me informed up until the day of our session. She gave my family direction which we appreciated and was so patient and warm with our active toddler who only wanted to go into the ocean. We are so grateful to have these memories of our first family trip. I would highly recommend booking Marissa for your next session!
  • Marissa has photographed our family several times. We never take photos as a whole family in our day to day life, so we invest in this annually to have some nice pictures of all of us together – and let me tell you, they are just beautiful! We have two young kids that are not very cooperative, but I am always amazed at how she manages to get such great photos. On top of that, she is so sweet and calm throughout the process, and the kids feel instantly at ease (which gives you a shot at a decent photo!).”
  • I couldn’t be happier with how our lifestyle family photos turned out! Marissa is so sweet, professional and has a natural eye for photography! She captures moments beautifully and was great with our kids (8, 4 & 3 months) too. If you are thinking about it, don’t hesitate to use her. You won’t be disappointed!”
  • We loved, loved, LOVED our photo session with Marissa! She was friendly, interactive, and easy to communicate with. She was very patient with our stubborn 17-month old toddler at sunrise and even sang his favorite songs to get him to smile. She was able to capture so many beautiful moments on our first trip as a family together in Hawai’i, which makes these photos so special to us. We highly recommend her and will be reaching out for future photo sessions when we visit the island again. Thank you so much.
  • We are so happy with our Lanikai Beach sunrise photos shot by Marissa! She was a pro at getting our toddler to smile for the photos and we absolutely love how natural and beautiful the photos came out. She was very well organized and helped me procure a flower crown last minute. It looked beautiful in the photos and helped keep my hair out of my face during the windy morning photo session! We highly recommend booking Marissa for your next Hawaii or SF Bay Area photo session.”
  • Marissa is so talented and easy to work with! She made us feel very comfortable and at ease during the session, which you can see come through in her photos. She also made coordinating the session and finding our meeting spot very easy, which was much appreciated as a visitor who isn’t familiar with the area. You won’t regret booking a session with Marissa, and we will treasure these photos as memories of our trip!”

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xx Marissa