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.