Kahala Resort Family Photographer Oahu 1
Lifestyle beach newborn photographer
Hale Koa family photographer
Hale Koa family photographer

oahu maternity & newborn photographer

A Modern Approach to Maternity + Baby Photos in Hawaii

Lets capture your growing family! – from maternity to newborn, lets capture it all. I take a lifestyle portraiture approach to capturing your pregnancy and your infant’s first photographs outdoors at a beach on O’ahu. Some of my favorite spots are in Honolulu, Kapolei and the East side of Oahu in Kailua, Lanikai, etc.

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

    Submit a $250 non-refundable deposit and sign the client agreement shared by Marissa.

  • 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. If you have questions please reach out to Marissa!

  • 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 soft proofs around 2-3 weeks after your photoshoot. 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 based on the package you purchased, Marissa’s retoucher 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 BEACH newborn session look like with you?

As a portrait and lifestyle photographer, my aim is capturing beautiful moments between you and your family &/or your newborn baby. I focus on both posed and candid shots. I do not typically do elaborate  and traditional poses of baby though, or use many props such as a newborn posing bean bag, backdrops, etc. My style is simple and modern though I do have a few items that I usually bring such as simple muslin swaddles in different light muted colors, for beach sessions I also bring a leather mat in a sand color, a snuggle me lounger and I recommend that families bring a leaf such as a monstera or palm leaf to add dimension. There are people on FB marketplace that sell monstera leaves for about $4-6 each. I recommend asking them if they have flawless leaves & you’ll want a large leaf vs. a small leaf. The bigger the better because we don’t want baby to be almost as big as the leaf.

Where will my session take place?

Newborn sessions take place outdoors at the beach. For beach sessions, I focus on capturing baby’s photos unless you tell me otherwise. 

Will you help me figure out what to wear?

I am happy to provide you with guidance on what to wear and answer any questions you have about the outfits you have in mind for your family. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and confident during your session, so please don’t hesitate to wear what you want to wear and please reach out with any questions! If you do not have anything that fits you just right please mention that in an email and ask whether or not I still have client dresses for moms to use.

When should I book?

I am often very booked, so it is best to reach out once baby arrives and we can find a date that works. Unless you have a planned date for baby’s arrival. Please email me ASAP once baby is born. Within the first 3 days is ideal so that we can begin looking at my schedule. Baby will need to be under 10 days old ideally, but up to 14 days is OK if necessary. Keep in mind the older baby gets the more likely they are going to be up and alert.

How much should I expect to invest for a NEWBORN SESSION?
Around 60 minutes is ideal for a newborn session at the beach. Especially if you are wanting newborn & family.  If you want me to focus on baby’s photos a smaller package might be available. Please reach out at marissa.hbphoto@gmail.com to assure you have the correct pricing/information.


How do I book or learn more?

To book a session, or to learn more, please submit the contact form on my website by scrolling down to the end of this page, or email me at marissa.hbphoto@gmail.com. Please include your due date, location, and info about who will be included in your session. I will get back to you within 24 hours or less. Typically I offer $100 off when you book both maternity and newborn. Please ask about this and mention that you saw this on my newborn portfolio page on my website.


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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. 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. We highly recommend Marissa to anyone looking for newborn photography.

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xx Marissa

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