Port Huron Michigan Photographer
Welcome to Angels and Rainbows Photography. Marissa is a natural light, lifestyle portrait photographer, while also specializing in posed newborn photography. She will create one of a kind artwork for you and your family to preserve your memories for generations to come! Call now!
A Look Behind the Lens
Hello! My name is Marissa and I would love to tell you a little about myself and how
I fell in love with photography!
I was born and raised in Michigan and am the middle child of seven. After graduating high school, I married my high school sweetheart and moved to California where he was stationed in the Marine Corp. We had an unexpected pregnancy but were absolutely thrilled to be welcoming a sweet little boy into our little family. We found out at 18 weeks he had Downs Syndrome and a few medical concerns including a heart defect. Our pregnancy from then on was filled with extra appointments to monitor our little Edward and began preparation for many months stay in the hospital since he would be having surgeries immediately. At 38 weeks, we went in for a routine check up and were told the heartbreaking news that our son's heart was no longer beating. I was induced and had him stillbirth June 17th, 2015. We were ready to be parents but instead came home with empty arms and broken hearts. We decided to get pregnant again right away. In September, we were pregnant again, this time with a little girl. A baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss is referred to as a Rainbow baby. A rainbow is not a replacement but a glimmer of hope and happiness after the storm. My children are the reason I became a photographer. Angels and Rainbows Photography, for my angel in heaven and my rainbow here with me. Wanting to capture every moment with our rainbow, Myra, I received my camera as a birthday gift and from there my passion grew. It turned into more than just a way to capture my own memories but a business where I could help others create precious moments and relive them for years to come.
In 2019 our family grew again and our little Adelaide was welcomed to the world. My business allows me to stay at home with them while contributing to the household. I shoot primarily natural light and have a style more on the dark and moody side. I love color and contrast and bringing out the real emotion from my clients. While I will pose clients looking at the camera for the more traditional shots, I primarily focus on the candid, sometimes prompted, images. I specialize in Newborn and baby photography as well as family and maternity. However, I also shoot weddings and events, senior portraits, smash-cake sessions, boudoir, and real estate. I shoot on location for the majority of my sessions but have a home-studio for my itty-bitty clients. I have quite a large collection of backdrops, outfits, wraps, and props for newborn, baby, and child photography as well as a growing client closet of maternity dresses.