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 . 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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Missy Marie Photography . Hermosa Beach Photographer . Bowman family

I sure enjoyed when the momma of this family asked me to photograph them at their favorite street on one of their last days living here in Hermosa Beach. She told me she wanted really playful, genuine images of her family, and I was happy to do that. The boys scootered, they ran on the beach, and even ended up taking a little dip in our beautiful Pacific Ocean. They are now off to a new adventure up north ~ we will miss you, please come and visit!

xo missy


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Missy Marie Photography . Extended family photographer

I love when extended families get together ~ and I love even more… being a part of their time together. These guys were awesome, joined together by the patriarchs of each family…brothers. And look how much they like each other! Cousins, uncles, aunts, sons, daughters, moms and dads… it truly is what it is all about.

xo missy


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Aquarium of the Pacific . My Own

I took one of my girls to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California a few weeks ago. We had a really good time together, just the 2 of us. I struggle a little bit with the start of summer, and the changes in everyone’s schedules. The routine is messy… with kids home, and me, trying to get work done. So, I just put everything aside, and surrendered to the fact that work will need to be squeezed in later. My girl and I needed some fun together. SO, off we went. We saw so many new exhibits, especially of jellies. So cool! We had a great time, enjoy the photos!

PS. How about a photo session of you and your family at the Aquarium of the Pacific? I think yes! Contact me for more details.


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