Family Lifestyle Photographer

That focuses on your moments, your life.

I believe in real moments. I believe in the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls, and past down through generations for years to come. 

Book your session!

Once you selection a date and time for a 20 minute discovery call, I'll send over my detailed investment guide. During our call, we’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your session, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

After photographing hundreds of portraits over the past few years, I’ve found that I'm not the perfect fit for everyone. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. I want to learn as much as I can about you—fun facts, your personality. All the things!

Let's Connect

Once your date is reserved, we'll reconnect to start chatting about possible locations for your session.

If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let me know! I'd be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!

Location

If picking out outfits for photos makes you cringe or brings you into panic mode, you're in luck. 

I've put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family!

I got you!

Styling

On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate and finalize our meeting location. After that, just leave the rest to me, relax, and have fun! 

The Session

About 2 weeks after your session, we'll schedule a virtual call together to look at your images through an online gallery and decide on which collection would work best for you!

This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media. 

Your gallery will remain active for 30 days. 

Image Reveal

Here's how it works...

The Investment

Prep + Style Guide
1 Location
1 Hour of Shooting Time
Up to 2 Outfit Choices
Online Gallery Access
Print Shop Access

*Digital files, prints, and products are purchased separately during your Image Reveal

Collections  start  at  $450

Let's Do It

What's Included:

Maurissa is amazing and truly gifted to hold a lens! She even went above and beyond by providing both a list of studios to choose from and a list of makeup artists I was in desperate need of at the last minute!

Being out-of-state clients, Maurissa gave us the assurance that our experience would be fun and worthwhile. There is no doubt I would recommend Maurissa to anyone who would like quality photos with quality service to match!

OMG I could rave about Rissa all day! She was very professional and personable. I hired her for my son's senior photos and my family photos and I could not have made a better choice. She was on time and was very patient with my son and my family. My family loved how she made us interact with each other so we could get those natural poses.

 Once we received our photos we were more than pleased with the outcome. She is a great photographer who loves what she does because it shows in her work and in her attitude. She is my go to photograph if I need one for anything.

I was referred to Maurissa by a good friend last year. I have since used her as my photographer on three separate occasions. Maurissa is not only personable, but she is a true professional! She is always accessible when I have questions about my shoot, straightforward and concise with pricing, and truly a joy to work with. Although she provides an invaluable service, I feel more like I’m working with a friend who is always going to show up and deliver!

Rissa was Amazing!!! We’re in Love with the photographs that she takes! She never seems to disappoint us and always goes way beyond my expectations. My experience was EVERYTHING!!

Maurissa guided me through everything. I had no clue where to begin. She sent me suggestions, but also allowed me to share any ideas however crazy they seemed! One thing I loved was how she went out of her way to play music I loved while she took my pictures. I was very much at ease and enjoyed my session.

I took some pictures with my family over Christmas break using Maurissa. Not only was she knowledge about lighting and photographic elements, but she was so fun to shoot with! She had my mom, my sister and I laughing all throughout our shoot. We did the shoot to refresh our family portrait collection and my mom loved our pictures! If you want a photographer who knows what she is doing AND can make your shoot fun, I would 100% recommend Maurissa!

What Others Are Saying...

At least 2 weeks before the session date would be recommended, however, the sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, all I'll need is a signed contract along with a paid session of $150. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know! 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera initially. Heck, I take photos for a living and I sometimes even feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera. 

With that said, you're likely going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. As a mom of 2 under 2, I'm well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.

WE'RE AWKWARD AND MY KIDS DON'T SIT STILL.

Texas weather can be extremely unpredictable. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Given that my style of photography is lifestyle/natural, the only physical alterations I provide are blemish removal and teeth whitening if needed. Any additional alterations beyond that are available for $150 per image.

However, during our prep call before your session, I'll make sure to note any insecurities you may have and do my best to pose you and capture various angles that best highlights your features.

CAN I HAVE MY PHYSICAL APPEARANCE RETOUCHED?

Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link inviting you to schedule a virtual image reveal with me through a digital gallery. 

This gallery is set up to allow you to purchase your collection, download high resolution images, order prints, canvases and other keepsakes. It's extremely easy and user friendly, so no need to worry about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format.

HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

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Rissa Jay Photography

Capturing Love & Connections