They were just kids, but when Marissa and her sister saw the contest on TV, they secretly sent in Marissa’s photo. Much to their mothers surprise, she got word shortly thereafter that Marissa had won the contest, and would be featured as a child actress in an upcoming commercial. That’s where the passion for acting really began for her, and Marissa has been at it ever since. I recently had the privilege of shooting Marissa’s headshots in North Hollywood Park, where we found several great spots, and walked away with some phenomenal images of Marissa. Below are just a few of our favorites.