oahu newborn photographer
newborn photography oahu
newborn photographer oahu
oahu newborn photography

A Modern Approach to Baby Photos

Oahu newborn photographer


Congratulations! Let’s capture the arrival of your beautiful new baby – the newness, the details, 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. I’ll provide you with digital images for you to print and share however you wish.

When it comes to finding a professional newborn photographer in Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area, I understand that you as new parents have many choices to make. I hope that when you’re looking for newborn photographers you’ll allow me the opportunity to capture your family during this special time in your lives!

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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. For newborn sessions we will plan a tentative date on my calendar based on your due date, and finalize plans once baby has arrived. 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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Let’s answer some of your questions…

What does a newborn session look like with you?

I am a 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.

Where will my session take place?

If you are doing a newborn session in Hawaii, you may do your newborn session in your home, or outdoors. If you are located in the SF Bay Area, you may do your session in your home, at an outdoor location, or potentially at a studio in San Jose.

Will you help me figure out what to wear?

Definitely! I assist families with coordinating their outfits. If you are interested in wearing a dress from the client closet you’re welcome to do so! I have a variety of simple dresses in different sizes that are mainly light/neutral/earth tone for moms to wear. If you do not have anything to wear, you’re welcome to have a look to see if anything catches your eye! Feel free to ask to see the dresses in the client closet once you’ve booked your session.

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! 

Are you taking any COVID precautions?

Yes, the health and safety of my clients has always been a top priority. In addition to sanitizing equipment, washing hands and using sanitizer throughout the session prior to touching anyone, I am also wearing a good mask as well as glasses with a shield on the sides. I also try to keep a 6 foot distance and send out a health questionnaire the day before your session. I will also let you know if I answer yes to any of the questions on the health questionnaire as I will not attend any photo sessions feeling under the weather.

When should I book?

It is best to book before your baby arrives. We do not know when baby will arrive, but we can at least get you on the schedule, and when baby arrives we can figure out a final date for your session. I recommend booking during month 6-8 of your pregnancy, as I accept a limited amount of newborn sessions per month. 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 click here to learn more or book your session. 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 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.
    — Kyle

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xx Marissa


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