My portrait sessions have the same aim as my weddings: No posing. All candid. All you! (If my business had a motto, that would be it!)
Since portraits tend to be a tad more structured than weddings, I have tons of fun prompts that help create a natural experience for you. My aim for each session (regardless of which) is to have you enjoy it.
Whether you are hanging out making pancakes with your family, celebrating graduating high-school, or feeling the magic of a proposal, I want you to capture you as you are in that moment!
Portraits are a photographer's way of encapsulating a moment in time. Let's make sure your moments represent YOU!
GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL? Oh man, this last year is going to FLY by! With college prep to prom, to making sure you have your cap and gown for graduation, let's make your senior photos something you DON'T have to worry about!
Many of my senior sessions happen in the summer / fall, but I offer them year round for those that need it.
1-hour candid & natural session at a location of the senior's choice!
(I have plenty of options if they need help deciding!)
*As many outfit changes as they desire within that hour.
Imperfections taken care of as well as some images made into black and white.
The finished gallery is an online downloadable album, with the printing rights.
*Proposals are worth capturing. Let me save those precious moments right after you pop the question! Whether you are meeting family for a drink to tell everyone, or just want me to pop out behind the cereal aisle in the grocery store, I'm here for ya and that plan!
*Engagements can definitely be offered outside of my wedding packages. Not engaged yet and just want Couples photos? - These run the same way (sans the ring!). Have a favorite place? Let's go there! It'll be the best date - with me as your third wheel, I promise!!
*Anniversaries are meant to take a moment to acknowledge your relationship, how much you've grown, how much you've laughed, and how much more you love each other! Get back in your dress, cut your cake, or just renew your vows in Scotland! No matter what it is - what a memory to keep!
Newborns are my newfound favorites! SO many tiny little moments and memories that can occur within that first week of welcoming your little one! Give me a shout once you are home and settled and I'll come capture you all interacting with one another in your nursery, or a well-lit area of your home!
Desire an updated Family Portrait?! Well I definitely offer these! They are very similar to my newborn sessions! Let me know where you feel comfortable gathering your peeps together, and I'll come for 30 minutes and capture your clan!
20-30 minutes of a candid & natural session at a location of the your choice!
(Newborn sessions are preferred to be in your home, to make it easiest for you).
The finished gallery is provided in an online downloadable album, with the printing rights.
a refuge of
...these photos are nothing short of amazing. I love them so much. That week - right before we moved - I was a bundle of anxiety and to-do lists. And yet somehow you managed to put our little family at ease, and capture our silly love! In a whirlwind of chaos, the morning we shared with you was a refuge of calm and sparkle. I am obsessed with these photos, and thank you so much for everything!
calm and sparkle
"She made all the kids
Marissa is the best! Highly recommend. She did a outstanding job on my newborn/family photographs. It is so difficult taking pictures of multiple children and she made all the kids feel comfortable and relaxed!!! Looking forward to multiple photo shoots in the years to come! 5/5
feel comfortable & relaxeD"
"...did an incredible job capturing
I was skeptical about this whole photo session thing like any guy would be, but wow! Marissa Decker did an incredible job of capturing our moments and making me look presentable.
We absolutely loved spending last night with Marissa, she is amazing! 💕
"giving us the most candid shots
Our scavenger hunt turned engagement shoot. Thanks Marissa Decker for following us around as we goofed off, and Kyle tried to be Ron Swanson. We love you so much for doing this with us! -- and for helping me create the surprise (and not laughing when I said we're taking photos at Kroger!). Neither of us wanted the norm, so we can't thank Marissa enough for giving us the most candid shots I've ever seen!
I'VE EVER SEEN!"
"you just want to hang out with her
Marissa doesn't just capture the moments, she captures the emotions, the look on people's face and all the feels in the room! She is a true professional and you just want to hang out with her all the time! Genuine and friendly, I would recommend hiring Marissa for ANY type of events you want to have lifelong memories of!
ALL THE TIME!"
"I'm beyond happy
Time after time I will sing Marissa Decker's praises. She has been such a blessing this past year. Allowing me to learn from her on wedding days is just a snippet of her kindness. Marissa has shown me that building relationships is crucial in this industry, education never ends + wedding days never ever get old. I'm so beyond happy to work with her. Marissa, you the bomb girl!
Marissa is crazy talented and makes everyone feel at ease! Can't say enough about her skills and professionalism!
"4,000+ attendees & she
Marissa is the best to work with. I had the pleasure of having her photograph an event with 4,000+ attendees. She's willing to help however she can and manages to capture wonderful moments in every shot. 10/10. I highly recommend hiring her!
manages to capture wonderful moments in every shot."
"Marissa Decker Photography
We decided to have a photo shoot to celebrate our one year anniversary, and I could not be happier. These pictures make up for every engagement and wedding picture that didn't live up to expectations. Marissa Decker Photography did a PERFECT job. Marissa found a beautiful location, waited for the best lighting and made us feel so comfortable. Her energy was so easy to feed off of. Michael and I had such a fun time playing dress up, eating the top tier of our wedding cake and rocking our Sperrys. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marissa!!
"There are many things to think about when hiring a photographer. Choosing the right person should be a number one priority. After all, these photos you will have forever and will pass down to your family. So choosing the right person to capture your moments is very important. When we came across Marissa Decker, we knew we had to hire her. So we did and had pleasure of working with her for our engagement photos in West Palm Beach and boy did she not disappoint!
During the photo session, Marissa was helpful in every way she could be. If you're anything like me, when someone is taking photos of you, sometimes you can feel awkward or unsure of how you look, how you should stand etc. It became evident from the moment Marissa snapped the first shot that this woman knew exactly what she was doing and how to make us feel comfortable and relaxed.
As soon as we received the images, it reaffirmed that hiring her was the best decision and investment we could have ever made. To say that her photos were incredible would be an extreme understatement.
One of the best qualities about her style is that she captures moments. It's in those photos you can truly see just how talented she is. Holding hands walking down the beach, us laughing at each other, and of course her candids are outstanding as well.
Marissa is not only professional and knowledgeable, she is unbelievably talented in every sense of the word. I don't think there are enough words to describe how great of a photographer she really is. She exceeded our expectations in capturing every moment from start to finish."
TALENTED, IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD."
"She is unbelievably