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Modern School Portraits

Letter to Directors

Hi, my name is Marisa! I’ve been photographing kids for about a decade before I ever had any. I fell in love with photographing kids during my work as an infant toddler teacher. As a caregiver for kids over the course of the day and the year, I got to see a lot of children’s first. First crawling, first walking, first words etc. it was part of my job to take photos and document what parents were able to see what their kids were with us during the day. I spent lots of my day with a camera in hand and really begin to tell you how important photography could be a document in children’s lives in moments that would never come again.


This is not your
typical school portrait.

Marisa Duran's school portraiture is stylish and modern. Our studio offers a professional line of quality products, lovely enough for the families in your school to hang in their home alongside their other family photographs. 


How Is Our Studio
Different than Others?


Boutique Approach

Most high volume school photgraphy companies hire any type of photographer - not necessarily ones that specialize in working with children. These photographers are required to photograph the children under very specific guidelines set forth by the company. They are required to photography them a certain uniform way, from a uniform distance, and most sadly of all under a time crunch.

Marisa works efficiently. Some children are ready from the get go while others need a few extra minutes to warm up.  Marisa does not use a one size fits all approach. To photograph each child. She tailors her approach to the personality and age of each child.

She also provides an average of three photos for parents to choose from instead of one which allows for children to show a little more of themselves as well as getting that lovely yearbook style photo.


School portrait backgrounds are simple, modern, and neutral. These neutral colors allow for your children to be the center and only focus of the picture. No distraction by background props or additional graphics.



A unique aspect of our studio school portraits is that we offer families the choice of either color or black and white.


Customer Service

As a local photographer, Marisa partners with a local lab to provide high quality products for the families of your school.

Questions or concerns regarding photos are resolved to the best of our ability.



Unlike bigger chain companies, Marisa is the photographer that will photography your students. She gets to see many of the same children from year to year. This familiarity Is one more way in which children get to be comfortable being photographed by her.

This is Mike. He regularly assists Marisa on picture day.

School portrait backgrounds are simple modern and neutral. These neutral colors allow for your children to be the center and only focus of the picture. Not distraction by background props or affects.


Kimmy Giles, Parent

I love having the boys’ school pictures done with you because it’s in a much more relaxed environment where they feel comfortable and ease not just because it’s a quiet studio but because you put them at ease and personalize the session to meet each child where they are at. This allows them to open up and relax and the pictures come out genuine and not awkward as they otherwise would in a quick, fast and crowded school setting.  

Shelby Duran, Parent

I just wanted to say I absolutely love how Olivia’s canvas turned out. The quality is definitely money well spent, I had to order another for Ava’s school photo. I always look forward to you capturing the absolute best candid photos!

Christina Casteneda, Director

Marisa Duran is amazing! We've had a business relationship for a few years and there is no other photographer I would trust with my students. Marisa is kins, warm, fun, silly, friendly. Sh eis part of our preschool family. She has a very unique way of  making each child feel comfortable and most importantly themselves! She gains the kids trust and puts them at ease making each of her shots simply beautiful!

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