Maureen O'Shay Photography » Senior and Family Portrait Photographer

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Happy, happy Austin family!

I am so excited to be finally blogging about this wonderful family. I photographed this crew the day before movers came and packed everything up. So blogging about this means we are settled in here in Houston, I have had time to edited everything, meet with my client back in Austin, showed them all these awesome photos and accompanied video (tears, I tell you!), and ordered photos.  And now, I blog.

New clients often start out as new friends – either from my children making a new friend and then I meet the parents or just from activities I am involved with. I honestly think that is why people hire me – they know me and trust me and I love that because almost every time I’m on set, I get to work with my friends! Being at ease when you are being photographed is best – and that’s what friends do. We don’t do stiff or awkward, we do fun and silly. And when we are at ease and enjoying ourselves, photos turn out fabulous!

I first met this family because their daughter became friends with my daughter at school. Then when I was volunteering at the school, this sweet girl would give me a big hug every single time she saw me. Always with a smile and an enthusiastic “Hi, Mrs. O’Shay!” (which doesn’t always happen with first graders. Usually I am just “Abbie’s mom”).

So it didn’t surprise me when I met the rest of the family – if was obvious where this little lady got her manners, smile and upbeat attitude from. And it didn’t take long for her younger brother to warm up to me and be his silly self, too. See the photos to know what I mean!

Happy to be back blogging, working and doing what I love.



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