San Francisco Bay Area + Hawai'i
When should I book my maternity session?
Maternity sessions are best done between 34-36 weeks to ensure that we don’t schedule too close to your due date, but that you are far enough along to have an amazingly full belly to show off! Be sure to contact me by the end of your second trimester to secure availability on my calendar.
Where do maternity sessions take place?
All maternity sessions take place at an outdoor location. Marissa will work with you to figure out the best location for your session. All sessions take place on location. If convenience is more important than a great location, she will work with you to find a spot that works best for your family.
What time do family sessions take place?
Either near sunset or sunrise in order to take advantage of soft and pretty light.
What do you recommend for outfits?
Its important for you to be yourself and feel comfy in what you are wearing, but I do have some recommendations especially if you are going for a similar look to the photos in my portfolio. I provide styling assistance with all sessions. Mini sessions include minimal styling assistance.
Do you offer mini sessions?
I no longer offer maternity mini sessions in 2020! If you're looking for a family mini session please read for more info:
Family mini sessions will take place in September and October of 2020 in Palo Alto, CA at a designated location and at specific dates and times. Sign ups for these sessions will be released first to those on the priority email list, and 2nd to the public in August 2020. These sessions are 15-20 minutes and the purpose is to capture a family photo and photos of your children. If you are looking for something more custom on a different date, and at a different location, please inquire about a regular family package.
Please CLICK HERE to get on the priority email list!
I'm not 100% sold on doing a maternity session...
I realize that some mama's might be hesitant about having maternity photos taken because they aren’t comfortable with how they look. Your body is going through a transformation, and you may not feel like your usual self, but pregnancy is such a beautiful thing and this limited timeframe should be documented before it’s no longer present. I will do my very best to direct you in a way that will accentuate your own beauty surrounding the joy of that growing baby, and fully illustrate just how glowing and radiant you are.