As your photographer, my goal is for your senior portraits to be one of the best experiences of your senior year. Not only will we have tons of fun, you're also going to be filled with confidence. You're going to walk away from your session with beautiful images– and beautiful memories, too. My mission is to empower you by showing you just how beautiful you truly are and for that self-assurance to follow you as you step out into the world.
Some people would describe my style as happy, bright and colorful with a modern editorial feeling. And while I definitely love having a focus on fashion, what I really love having a focus on is YOU and YOUR style. This day is all about capturing who YOU are and I love helping you express all the different sides of your one-of-a-kind self with a one-of-a-kind experience.
Hi! I'm Marissa and I have been photographing in the Dallas area for the last 12 years. Before becoming a photographer, I spent over a decade as a fashion stylist working on both fashion and commercial shoots. Fashion Styling involves so much more than just pulling and putting together wardrobe, accessories and props. It's also things like making sure that the wardrobe looks perfectly fitted on each girl to flatter her body, various elements of art direction, constantly finding new and interesting locations to serve as the perfect backdrop, and pulling all these things together to create the perfect execution of a client’s vision.
My background in the fashion industry gives me a unique perspective as a senior photographer. It allows me to creatively tell the story of all the different sides of you– capturing exactly who you are at this very special time in your life!
I have 12 precious Zambian sons and daughters who are as much my own children as my 2 biological sons. Each summer my oldest son and I travel to be with them through Family Legacy as Ambassadors at Camp Life, which ministers to the most vulnerable orphans in the slums of Lusaka Zambia. They are a huge part of my heart.
My people with special needs... The secret every special needs mom knows? That they are hands down the smartest people on the planet put here to show the rest of us how to do life.
For 10 years, I was a Dance Teacher. In fact, dancing is still my happy place… most mornings you can find me throwing down some fly dance moves with the other old dance team girls that refuse to give it up.
My perfect day would be spent floating down an icy cold river in the Texas Hill Country, followed by dinner at Coopers Bar B Que and sitting under the stars outside at Gruene Hall, listening to a local band– and maybe some dancing...
Photographing the vanishing tribes of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia before their culture is gone.
Seeing the Northern Lights from one of those glass igloos in the Arctic Circle.
Floating down an icy cold river in the Texas Hill Country, followed by dinner at Coopers Bar B Que and sitting under the stars outside at Gruene Hall listening to a local band… ok and maybe some dancing.
The Luxe Couture senior portrait experience that Marissa Easterling has come to be known for is the top of the line in photography experiences. I am committed to creating a truly once in a lifetime experience for you with a customized approach aimed at those who want the highest quality products, incomparable style, and compelling images that perfectly capture who you are at this time in your life. Attention to every detail from beginning to end is what makes the difference between the average and the exceptional and what sets Marissa Easterling Photography part from the rest.
For the senior client who doesn’t want what everyone else has, Marissa Easterling Photography is a Senior Portrait Experience unlike any other. As a boutique studio, I purposefully take fewer clients than other studios which allows me to give you my complete attention and help you with every step along the way from beginning to end.
At your pre-session consultation we will talk about your vision for your photos. I will help you choose just the right locations and help you with your wardrobe selections to make that vision come to life. You will have full access to our Style Closet which is full of amazing looks to supplement with- or you can even take advantage of the complimentary wardrobe styling where I will hand select several looks just for you!
Feeling nervous or awkward about knowing how to pose, etc.? Don’t worry- I’ve got your back! That is what I'm here for - to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I spent many years working with some of the top professional models which gives me lots of experience in showing you exactly what to do and how to set you at ease so that you not only look great, but that you actually enjoy it and that will come shining through in your photos.
About 2 weeks after your shoot, we will gather at the studio for your Big Reveal Party/Premiere Ordering Session. You will have a custom video slideshow presentation that showcases all of your images. Then we get to work designing your customized collection. I will be there to help you make choices about what images and products work best for you. I offer beautiful custom heirloom products that you will treasure for years to come as well as digital collections to download and share.
When you book with Marissa Easterling, you can trust that you've made the best decision for your senior portrait experience. Your session will be custom tailored just for you, ensuring your pictures will be as unique as you are. You deserve the very best and I'm ready to deliver just that. Let's do this!
Believe me when I say that this is the one of the most important details to make your photos look truly polished. My Makeup Artist is specially trained in how to make you look like the very best version of yourself- whether you want a natural look or to go all out glam! Camera-ready makeup is very different from everyday makeup and my team of professionals are there to pamper you and make sure that every detail of your look is perfect for your big day.
$200 Session Fee | $165 balance due directly to HMUA day of session.
Minimum order requirement of $750 due at time of session and applied directly to your final order.
• Professional Hair and Makeup (Ultimate Luxe Experience upgrade available)
• Unlimited clothing changes and locations
• Pre-Session In-Person Consultation with professional wardrobe styling
• Gallery of 50-85 beautifully edited images to choose from
• In-person Premier Reveal Party/Ordering Session
• Print and digital collections available or a la carte pricing
$200 session fee holds your date .
Minimum order requirement of $550 due at time of session and applied directly to your final order.
• One hour session
• Two wardrobe changes
• One location
• Gallery of 25 edited images in an online gallery for you to make your final selections from
• Ability to purchase additional digital files after the session and purchase
Each girl can select 15 digital images.
Flat fee of $2000, divided per girl.
• $200 session fee required to hold your date
• Hair and Makeup available in-studio, fee of $125 per girl, due at the session directly to HMUA (or all session/on-location HMUA upgrade available)
• Wardrobe Styling available to ensure you and your BFF's outfits are cohesive
• Two outfits with multiple locations
• Premier Reveal Party/Ordering Session.
Pricing varies by destination– just inquire for all the details!
Whether you have your heart set on a destination you have always dreamed of seeing or a special place that your family visits often, we can make it happen!
Destination Sessions are perfect for BFF shoots– it will be the ultimate girls trip! Split the cost but multiply the fun!
– MARISSA EASTERLING PHOTOGRAPHY –
01 / 07
Simply fill out the form on my CONTACT ME page, and within 48 hours I will send you my studio magazine, which has all the information you need ! Once you are ready to book, contact me and I will send you the link to complete your deposit payment which holds your date. Or, I would be happy to meet in person and go over any questions you may have. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with no-obligation to book here!
02 / 07
There is a $200 deposit required at time of booking to hold your date which is transferrable but non-refundable. Your deposit is applied directly to the session fee. CLICK HERE to learn more about different session options. The session fee covers my time and talent only and does not include prints, digital files, or products. Those are sold separately at your in-person ordering session. Collections start at $795 and minimum orders are $550 for the Simplicity Session and $750 for the Signature Session. For more information and detailed pricing, please fill out the form on the CONTACT page.
03 / 07
At your pre-session consultation I will give you lots of options for locations and we will discuss what you like, and what your vision is for your dream session. Then we will decide together the perfect spot for your pictures. I love for every session to be just as unique as you are so you can be sure your session won’t look the same as any one else’s’- even if we shoot as the same place! I love scouting for new and different locations – for both local and destination sessions- and am constantly finding great new spots with beautiful light to make your session everything you envision.
04 / 07
Texas weather is unpredictable– so flexibility is key! I want your day to be perfect so if we have to reschedule to get it perfect, then we will! I have many years of experience shooting on-location, dealing with the elements and working with natural light. So, if rescheduling is the best or only option, we can always make that happen.
05 / 07
Complimentary wardrobe styling comes with your session and I am happy to help you as much or as little as you need! I started in this business as a wardrobe stylist for commercial fashion shoots so this is totally my jam:) We have a Style Closet with loads of amazing pieces you can use to supplement your own or I can pull things specifically for you or anything in between- we can figure it all out at your pre-session consult!
06 / 07
For sure! I have amazing Hair & Makeup Artists that will create the perfect looks for your photo shoot. You don't have to go totally glam to benefit from professional makeup- my artists specialize in fresh, natural looks that will enhance your best features and camouflage imperfections. Professional makeup will make all the difference in your senior pictures because photo-ready makeup is very different than everyday makeup. Plus, it totally takes the stress out of the session-day prep, just come to the studio and let us pamper you! However, if you prefer to do your own makeup, that's okay, too. This is why I offer two session options.
07 / 07
I know right!? I totally get that! Girl, I have your back on this one for sure. Fifteen years of working with some of the best professional models in the business definitely taught me lots of tricks for helping to make you look and feel natural. Leave it to me– I am going to help you relax, and guide you through the process. Trust me, there will be lots of laughing because if you are having fun and feel comfortable, it will show in your pictures. By the end of our time together, you are going to feel like a Rockstar!
You've been waiting for this moment your whole life, trust Marissa Easterling Photography to make it the best experience possible! Your senior portrait session should be so much more than just taking pictures! Celebrate this milestone in style with a one-of-a-kind portrait session where you'll look and feel your very best! Let's make your senior portrait dreams come true!
If you are ready to book a session or if you have a question, please fill out the form below. I would love to work with you to build your dream senior session. Let's create the kind of photos that will make you stand out!
I will be in touch with additional information in the next 48 hours!
Marissa Easterling is a high school senior portrait photographer based in Dallas, Texas.
Voted one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers in the nation and featured in numerous national publications, Marissa strives to create unique and beautiful images that will be treasured for a lifetime. She specializes in creating customized portrait experiences for every client she works with.