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Hello, I 'm a Baby Whisperer!

My name is Marissa and I am the baby photographer behind the lens at Baby Steps Photography!

Being a mom myself, I know how important it is to capture those precious moments in your baby's life. I offer a unique and personalized experience that focuses on capturing the beauty of your new bundle of joy.


My approach to baby photography is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where both parents and baby can feel comfortable and relaxed. I will guide you through the entire process, from choosing the right clothing and props, to capturing unforgettable memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. With my expertise and attention to detail, you can rest assured that your baby's photos will be exquisite works of art that capture every tiny detail and feature.

Whether you prefer classic black and white, contemporary or colorful portraits, I will capture your baby's personality and essence in every photo.  Let me help you create a beautiful legacy that your family will cherish for generations to come. 

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Newborn Photography

I understand the importance of capturing those early days of life and all the tiny details you want to remember. Your little one is only a newborn for a few short weeks. Before you know it, they will be crawling, walking, and starting to talk. That is why I encourage parents to schedule a newborn portrait photography session by the end of the second trimester.

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A picture tells 1,000 words... 
Let me tell your story.


I believe that baby photography is an investment that lasts a lifetime. My effective lighting techniques and expert editing skills capture the magic of your baby conquering their first year milestones. I love creating baby portraits in stunning images that you'll treasure forever. Preparing for your photo session is an exciting process! I take the time to plan every detail, ensuring your photos are tailored to your style and preferences. Safety is my top priority, and I use careful techniques to pose your baby gently and safely.

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Let's face it. Location can be everything when it comes to traveling with a brand new baby. While I've been truly honored to have clients drive hours to have a session with me, I'm aware that most prefer to stay close to home when possible. Baby Steps photography studio is located in Bronson, FL and often provides baby photography for clients located in Gainesville, FL as well as Levy, Alachua, Marion county and more! My baby photography takes place in my dedicated studio space that's filled with everything we need to style your session. I hope I'm a newborn photographer near you!


Maternity photography is a great way to capture this special time in your life. A professional maternity photographer will help you create stunning portraits that you will cherish for years to come. It's an amazing super power to be able to grow life and I find so much joy in capturing these moments.

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~The love notes...

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Hands down, "The Baby Whisperer"! From our newborn photos to our 6 months photos- They're absolutely perfect! Thank you for going above and beyond in backgrounds, poses, and PATIENCE! 

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You’ve been taking pictures of Kendall for almost 5 years! I think you were just starting out when I came across your page. Our 1st session was the bunny minis, then wildflowers, then 4th of July, beach session, glitter session, Halloween, 1st birthday. (We saw each other A LOT that 1st year ) Every session is beautiful. You have so much patience with my wild child and newborns.

I will always recommend you to my friends and co-workers! I not only cherish you as a photographer but as a friend too 

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Literally every single time I get a gallery back from Marissa I am happier than ever with how our photos turn out! Over a dozen shoots with her and they never disappoint.

Plus, no studio has better props 

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Marisa is absolutely amazing when it comes to babies and toddlers!! Very patient!! Its such a pleasant experience!! I would recommend 100 times more if I could!

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