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.


    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.

Missy Marie Photography . Rancho Palos Verdes family photography . Ally

Ah, such a nice family. They received a MMP Gift Certificate from their realtor as a closing gift for a photo session, a few digital images and prints with me! I sure love when families schedule their photo session gift. This family was very excited about their session, they even brought their parents, too.

enjoy! xoxox missy


One of the things I love to do with my sessions ~ to take a photo with my clients! Here are two that Ally’s mom took of us. 😄

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Missy Marie Photography . Manhattan Beach maternity photographer


I attended California State University Northridge back in the late 80’s/early 90’s…which is where I met Tony; he was my big brother in the fraternity that I was a “little sister” to. A very sweet guy and good friend, to say the least. Which is why I wasn’t surprised when I met his wife, who is equally as lovely, and perfectly suited to him. They are expecting baby V, who I am absolutely thrilled to meet. He will be so loved by his parents, and his awesome big sis, too.


…and of course, a couple of silly selfies to round out the night… thank you, and I can’t wait for baby V to be born. xoxo missy


Justine Muus - Amazing pictures! How can Kristin make pregnancy look so beyond beautiful absolutely stunning. Love you guys so so much! So happy for you. xoxo Justine

Michelle Bamrick - These are amazing! Missy you captured everything so perfectly. They are such an amazing family and you caught it all in film. I can’t wait for baby V and Alaina to be in the next shoot!

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Missy Marie Photography . Holiday Photo Sessions 2015. Los Angeles and South Bay

The end of summer, school starting, heavy sport schedules, birthday parties, and extra curricular activities galore have arrived. Really? Already? I really am never ready for it, but it comes anyway. I actually really do enjoy fall ~ the cooler weather, Halloween, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, college football games, and the revving up for Christmas.

My calendar is open and ready for you to book your holiday photo session.  A few things you might want to know about the 2015 photo taking season with me 😀:

  • Best start time for sunset photo sessions is about 60-90 minutes before the sun sets ~ (don’t forget Daylight Saving Time ends on November 1st, and the sun will be setting about 5pm)
  • Clothing choices should be coordinated with each other, but not too “match-matchy”
  • I offer custom press printed holiday cards as well as special discounts for my clients for cards at both Tiny Prints and Minted
  • My photo sessions are fun ~ I promise!
  • You can contact me for more details at missymariephotography@gmail.com or call me at 310-897-6918. I serve the South Bay and Los Angeles area.


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