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

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It’s almost here!  On Saturday, November 19th I am hosting a charity portrait event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Pottery Barn Kids in Highland Village.   I am really excited to work with PBK again and to help make a difference this holiday season! You may be wondering what portraits taken at Pottery Barn Kids look like. Check out this link to view a variety of portraits from my summer sessions and read more about one mom’s take on how the PBK session went HERE. For this event, Pottery Barn Kids will be decorated for the holidays (mostly red and green) so dress your kids festive!
Charity Portrait Event
Saturday, November 19th 10am – 4pm
PBK Highland Village 4047 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Space is limited – sign up before the session is required and can be done at
With the donation $99, you receive:
  • A 20-minute portrait session for up to 4 children with Maureen O’Shay
  • One 8 x 10 print
  • A private, in-person ordering session week of Nov 29-Dec 1 (All orders will be placed at that time, to ensure prompt delivery in time for holiday gifting!)
  • Complimentary portrait wall design for your home or office
Questions? Email or call 850-321-6119.
If you aren’t able to make it to this event, would you please consider sharing this link with a friend? Help me spread the word and together we can all help the children at St. Jude’s.

Happy November! Allow me to introduce the Mills Family – The Cinco Spirit’s November family of the month.

It was a pleasure to work with Norma and Bob Mills along with their two daughters, their husbands and the grandkids. There is something special about a multi-generational portrait session, as you can tell by the portraits below. These are portraits they will treasure for a lifetime and I am honored to have been able be a part of that. Be sure to read more about the Mills family in the November edition of The Cinco Spirit! 

Interested in a session, let me hear from you! 

All images © Maureen O’Shay Photography 2016

Maureen O’Shay Photography is so excited to offer in-store holiday portraits at Pottery Barn Kids this Holiday Season!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 19. To reserve your session time, visit – once you fill out that form, you will then receive a link to pay the $99 reservation fee. Once that is paid, Maureen will call you and discuss wardrobe ideas, provide you information on the color scheme in the store, and go over all the fun products available for you to choose from at your in-person ordering session which will take place during the week of Nov 29 – Dec 1.

Maureen will offer in-person ordering sessions in both the Highland Village/River Oaks area and in the Katy/Cinco Ranch area. During the ordering session, Maureen will not only show you all the images from your session, but also with a patented program she can show you exactly what the images will look like on you the walls of your home or office. The design service is a considerable help when deciding on sizing for your portraits – it completely takes out the guess work and is a complimentary service provided for you by Maureen.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Thank you for being a part of this amazing event!

So often my clients become my friends. I am a full service photographer which means I meet with my clients at least once before the session and once after the session and usually in their home. We talk on the phone. We email. We really get to know each other. It helps me to create a custom photography experience – but it is also pretty cool because I really get to know and become friends with so many great families that otherwise I might have never  met. And every once and while you realize that you and your clients were living very similar lives but just had not met yet! Meet the Mathews Family. Soon after our session, we realized we go to the same church. The Mathews girls are both counselors at the VBS my kids attend (and now they babysit for us!). Sidney and Emily are such good role models for my two girls – Kelly and Joel have raised some really great girls and I really hit the jackpot on this one! Thank you Mathews Family. I am so happy you love your portraits and thankful that you are part of my family’s life, too!

Thinking about a session with Maureen O’Shay Photography? Here is what Kelly and Joel had to say about their experience:

Please tell me about your session experience:
The session experience was very easy-going and pleasant. The photos were very impressive which made it hard to decide [which to purchase].

Tell us a little bit about your family
We are a spirited and opinionated bunch.

What did you like about your session? What was your favorite part?
It was quick, easy, and Maureen made it more pleasant because she was well-organized and efficient. Our favorite part is that it was enjoyable.

Any advice to other families before their photo session?
Be ready and flexible due to weather. Have fun picking out the family attire.

Where was your session held and why?
It was held at the pond and rocks by the Cinco Ranch Waterpark. It was specifically picked because it was located in Joel’s HOA territory in Cinco Ranch.


David, Gretchen, Abby and Harper and I met up in Old Katy this summer for our photo session – it was a warm night and, as is typical during Houston summers, we finished the session just before a rain storm.

We chose Old Katy to do something different – more “urban” and as you can see below, we succeeded. We had a good time walking around the then sleepy town. Most of the shops had closed, and as we walked around I learned that David and Gretchen’s daughter Abby just graduated and would head off to college this fall and that Gretchen teaches at the middle school my kids will eventually go to. David has served the Cinco community for many years as a neighborhood rep and has a background in public relations. Harper is a little shy at first and has the most beautiful eyes, but by the end of the session, was doing funny poses near a trash can! David even said that was the funniest part of the whole evening!

Here are all the photos that appear in The Cinco Spirit Magazine, and a few extra! Thank you Drake Family – I am honored to have documented your family! <3