Maureen O'Shay Photography » Katy's Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

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Sessions with little kids are SO MUCH FUN for me. We play games, blow bubbles, and do all kinds of silly things! Putting children at ease is the best way to capture who they really are. Plus, usually I get a friend for life!

I met the Forbes family one morning at a local park. We had a great time getting to know each other. We started out playing with bubbles and then hide and go seek. I was on J’s team and we hid from mom and dad and her baby sister. I love how these photos turned out. Enjoy the rest of this session – Cinco Spirit’s October Family of the Month!

“We love our autograph book and plan to use it at Mackenzie’s graduation party. Maureen was a delight to work with and was always accommodating and used our time together well!” – Jennifer B., Mackenzie’s mom 

“I loved the personal connection I had with Maureen and her pictures turned out beautiful! I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or classmates who are looking for someone to take their senior pictures.” – Mackenzie B, Class of 2018


Mackenzie rocked her senior session – braving Houston’s heat and humidity! We started out with hair and make up then off to photograph her under the glorious oak trees in historic Houston. We wanted a mixture of natural and urban portraits when all was said and done so we headed over to some fun spots all around The Heights and Midtown. The only thing that stopped us was the sun setting – we had a great time! And these portraits, I mean….stunning! And will soon be getting her very own custom designed Senior Signature Book to display all these amazing portraits! So, here are a few (dozen) of my favorites from her session! Here’s to a wonderful senior year, Mackenzie! 

The Cinco Spirit cover families often tell us the reason they moved to Cinco Ranch is the sense of community. And our wonderful community was truly put to the test just 2 weeks ago when Hurricane Harvey’s rain devastated and flooded many of our neighborhoods (along with several in Houston and surrounding communities). This disaster truly hit home and our community members, along with first responders and kind strangers, rescued fellow neighbors in boats from their homes; housed, clothed and fed them; donated clothes, blankets, pillows, shoes, food and more; and helped demo houses to begin to start again. Personally, I have never seen or experienced anything like it. But with tragedy comes triumph (I heard that sometime in the past few weeks – not quite sure who said it – it’s all been a blur) and that could not be more true.

The community of Cinco Ranch has rallied together to help those impacted by these devastating floods all around the greater Houston area. For those of us who did not have property loss, we share an emotional toll with our friends and neighbors that won’t soon be forgotten. But what brought us here, what convinced many of us to move here, has been on display for all to see. The Cinco Spirit Cover family of the month, the Prazaks feel just like the rest of us. They moved here because of the sense of community, and I know they couldn’t be more grateful or proud.

Back in the late spring, long before Harvey came around, I met the Prazak family for their early morning photoshoot at Southlake – one of their favorite spots in our community. Only a few photos from the session make it into the magazine, so I always like to share more here. I hope the smiling face info this sweet boy puts a smile on your face. And thank you to everyone who makes this community so great – we are #KatyStrong! 


The August Cinco Spirit Family is a very special one to me! Katie and I have been friends since soon after we moved to Katy. I adore her and her family and really wanted to meet and exceed her family portrait expectations. After out initial planning meeting/constult and a few calls and texts back and forth about wardrobe, we headed to downtown Houston for fun family portrait session. Katie and the family arrived looked ON POINT! The bold colors really popped off the Houston background and looked amazing against the setting sun background, too. We had a lot of laughs, kicked the soccer ball around, rescued the ball from the bayou and really enjoyed an evening in downtown Houston!

After all was said and done the portraits look AMAZING on the wall of their home. So, without further ado, here is a selection of the Both Family Portraits. Enjoy!

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