Marisa McDonald Photography

Yucca Valley, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Marisa McDonald is a Southern California Professional Photographer for newborns, couples, families, and children children. Marisa specializes in capturing real moments and authentic connections. When you want the very best in professional photography, come to Marisa to capture all of your most treasured memories. Marisa McDonald is a published photographer, licensed and insured, and a member of the Professional Photographers of America and National Association of Child Professional Photographers. From the moment you book your session with Marisa, she will work with you to ensure a memorable photography experience that truly captures you and your loved ones. Together you will create and experience beautiful photographic memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love being able to capture once in a lifetime moments in a beautiful way. It is such a huge honor to be allowed into the most significant and intimate moments of my clients' lives. Creating art from the beauty of your life...that's what its all about!
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Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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5 Reviews
  • Stacie H. Jan 9, 2017
    Relaxed and Real
    Marisa did a Christmas Mini-Session for my family. With four kids it's always a bit stressful, worrying about getting them all to participate at the same time. But Marisa's personality put us all at ease from the start. The whole session was very relaxed and low key. The kids had fun and she was able to capture true smiles and not stale fake grins.
  • Amy M. Jan 8, 2017
    Five Stars for Family Photo Session
    I contacted Marisa about a two-hour family session (one hour for our family together together, and then one hour for quality pictures of my stepdaughter). I could not be happier with our whole experience, and our photos are going to be treasured memories for our family. First, Marisa is incredibly organized, responsive, and committed to her craft - you can tell from the first email that she wants you to have an experience you will remember and that you end up with photos that you truly love. She will consult with you on your vision for your photo session beforehand and I really enjoyed that because it definitely makes you part of the process (if you want to be - if you do not want to be, then Marisa is definitely happy to share her vision and ideas with you, as well, and to take the lead). And then there's the day of the photo session -- and that's where the magic really happens because she captures not just the posed photos (and they are wonderful) but she captures the "in between takes" ... and those, by far, are the ones you treasure above all. The uncontrolled laughter, the silliness - those are what memories are made of. All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend Marisa for your next family photo session.
  • Maggie D. Jan 5, 2017
    Nothing but praise for Marisa's photography
    My family has had two portrait sessions with Marisa McDonald so far, and the sessions were the best investments we've ever made. We will treasure these images for the rest of our lives. Marisa's eye is amazing, her work is topnotch, and the experience is totally professional and organized every step of the way. I have nothing but praise.
    Marisa M. Jan 6, 2017

    Thank you Maggie! I always love working with your family!

  • Jenn C. Jan 5, 2017
    Desert Birth & Wellness LOVES Marisa!
    Marisa offer's Newborn & Maternity Portraits for my clients. Her beautiful work is displayed in my office and everyone absolutely loves it!Her work speaks for itself. Locations chosen for maternity shoots are spot on! Expecting mothers are comfortable with her and are left feeling amazing! Newborn sessions... I could go on an on. Have you seen her gorgeous work? What I love is she puts new parents at ease. She's gentle and extremely patient, she allows plenty of time and always gets more than one PERFECT magazine quality shot. An absolute must for announcements. I can recommend her to my clients knowing they're expectations will be blown away!
    Marisa M. Jan 6, 2017

    Thank you Jenn! Love those Desert Birth & Wellness babies!

  • Erin S. Jan 5, 2017
    Highly recommend!
    Marisa was very professional but fun, personable, and laid back at the same time! She was flexible and open to our ideas in capturing our family's personality! She is dedicated and passionate about her job and I highly recommend her!
    Marisa M. Jan 6, 2017

    Thank you so much Erin!