• LIFE

    It’s all four generations. It’s a mother and daughter. It’s a little boy climbing a tree. It’s a chance encounter with a horse. It’s chasing down a windblown hat. It’s an unexpected wave soaking your feet.

  • LITTLES

    There are toothless smiles, sticky kisses, dirty hands, rain-booted feet jumping puddles, and bugs in jars. There are chubby chub thighs, hands waving bye-bye, and rides on daddy’s shoulders.

  • LOVE

    Love looks like your grandmother’s wedding ring, love sounds like an inside joke, love feels like his sweatshirt, but love will also tell you there is spinach in your teeth.

Family of 5 . Samantha, Collin + Billy . Manhattan Beach family photographer

It was 1987…I had just moved to Northridge to start college at California State University, Northridge. I was one of just 3 people from my high school that would be attending there, so I decided to rush, or join a sorority to meet some friends. I met Shauna at the Kappa Kappa Gamma 1st day party, and I was smitten. She was so put together, and to me, was the epitome of what a sorority woman should be… kind, smart, outgoing and confident. She truly was one of the reasons that I became a Kappa.

Fast forward almost 30 years later, and we have reconnected as friends, both living in the same community. She’s been married for 20+ years to a really nice guy, and has 3 amazing kids. I feel so fortunate that she asked me to photograph her family, as well as her daughter, Samantha’s, senior photos.

In my “Missy” fashion, I went ahead and added a scanned photo from 1987 of Shauna of myself at bid day at the end of this blog…. just promise you won’t laugh at my hair!

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Throwing it back to 1987…this is a photo of Shauna and me from college almost 30 years ago!

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Off To College . Samantha . Manhattan Beach senior photographer

This sweet girl is off to college, so I thought it would be fitting to finally put her senior photo session on the blog 😜. She is off to school in the most awesome city of Santa Barbara; I know she will do amazing…so proud of her!

enjoy, missy

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Manhattan Beach photographer | Missy Marie Photography - […] Fast forward almost 30 years later, and we have reconnected as friends, both living in the same community. She’s been married for 20+ years to a really nice guy, and has 3 amazing kids. I feel so fortunate that she asked me to photograph her family, as well as her daughter, Samantha’s, senior photos. […]

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Extended family photographs . Kiely family . Hermosa Beach photographer

I love when clients schedule an extended family photo session. These rank way up there on my list of important things to do in your life. Especially when their are grandparents, grandkids, and cousins that travel to be together. I love how close this family is, and how the kids just loved being together.

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Full of joy . Jack + Maddie . Rancho Palos Verdes family photographer

It’s true…this family is genuinely full of joy! I honestly think that when you are a young teen, and you can show up to life with confidence and happiness…that there must be something right going on. And these kids do just that. These parents lead by example, and I enjoyed being a witness to this joyful awesomeness.

We had a great time at one of my favorite beaches to shoot; the light and the setting were just perfect.

enjoy! missy

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