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A Modern Approach to Baby Photos in Hawai’i

oahu newborn photographer | san francisco newborn photographer


Congratulations! Let’s capture the arrival of your beautiful new baby – the newness, the emotions and love that you have for your new little one – we’ll capture it all. I strive to take on a contemporary, lifestyle portraiture approach to capturing your infant’s first photographs either in the comfort of your home or outdoors at a beach on the windward side of Oahu near Kaneohe Marine Corp Base, in Kailua, or in Waikiki for families live in Honolulu.

When it comes to finding a professional newborn photographer on Oahu and the San Francisco Bay Area, I understand that you as new parents have so many options, but If you like what you see, I hope that you’ll allow me the opportunity to capture your family during this special time in your lives!

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about the process
  • 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.

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  • STEP 2: Booking Your Session

    Pay your deposit and sign your client agreement (the link is located on your invoice). The start time of your session will be determined once you share images of the rooms in your home. You will receive information to help you prep for your session a day or 2 before your photo session.

  • 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. There are so many great clothing brands including H&M, Zara, Noralee, Jamie Kay, Nothing Fits But, Red Dress, Pink Blush, Morning Lavender, Jcrew, Everlane, etc.

  • 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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Let’s answer some of your questions…

What does a newborn session look like with you?

I am a  portrait + lifestyle photographer. My style is simple, modern & aimed at helping to create beautiful moments between you and your family in order to capture this special time for you. I will capture both portraits and candid images of you and your family. However, I am not the type of photographer that will be posing your baby (e.g. froggy pose), bring a ton of props, backgrounds, posing bean bags, etc. If you are looking for these types of photos please reach out to a traditional newborn photographer.

Where will my session take place?

In the comfort of your own home, or outdoors at a location that I recommend such as the beach (for sessions on Oahu). I am excited to now offer newborn photo sessions on the beach! This session is very similar to a family session on the beach, except I will capture photos of your newborn baby in a swaddle of your choice along with a single palm leaf on a neutral leather mat that I will provide. Please let me know if you’d like the priority to be placed on baby’s photos, family with baby, or a little bit of each.

Will you help me figure out what to wear?

Yes, I will include information on what to wear to your session. You’re also welcome to ask me any questions about the outfits you have in mind for your family.

I don’t have a beautifully decorated home is that OK?

I often get emails from mom’s saying “I don’t have a beautifully decorated home. In fact, my home is very simple. Can I still do an indoor newborn session?” And my response is always, Yes! Simple is beautiful too! 

When should I book?

It is best to book before your baby arrives. However, my schedule does vary from week to week, so please contact me and share your estimated due date or desired session date for more accurate information.

How much should I expect to invest for a family /newborn session?

Please submit the contact form below, or email marissa.hbphoto@gmail.com for pricing details.

How do I book or learn more?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, or email marissa.hbphoto@gmail.com . Please include your due date, where you are located, & who will be included in your session (family, extended family). I will get back to you within 24 hours or less!

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What They’re Saying!

  • We have been working with Marissa for maternity and newborn photos recently and she is fabulous. She has a good eye for light and composition. We love how our photos turned out. Working with Marissa was super easy and stress free too — good communication, fast turn around, and she even helped with styling, & provided pieces from her client wardrobe to make sure we all looked good. As a pregnant/postpartum mom with a toddler, this is exactly what I needed. Highly recommended!”
  • We love our newborn photos! Marisa was super easy to work with. From our first contact with her, everything went seamlessly. We live in a tiny apartment with not a lot of ambiance, but she was able to make it work! She is super patient and easy going!”
  • We hired Marissa to do our newborn photography session, as we loved the style of her photographs. She did an amazing job! Everything from initial communication, to the day-of shoot, to getting the final photos was really easy. We were especially impressed with how thoughtful she is about the details, such as the right timing for optimal lighting. My wife also loved how Marissa provides different outfits that clients can wear. We highly recommend Marissa to anyone looking for newborn photography.

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Please fill out your information & we will be in touch within 24 hours! Looking forward to connecting!

xx Marissa