Dublin Newborn, Family and Brand Photographer

No cheesy props or poses! I provide natural, meaningful, storytelling photography for warm-hearted families and business owners who value ease, elegance and authenticity.

Serving Dublin and surrounding areas, including Wicklow, Meath and Kildare.

Does this sound like you?

Which genre are you interested in? Click on the links below to find out more about how I can serve you!

Timeless Newborn and Family Photography

For busy families, who understand this time you have together is precious, who recognise it is racing by all too quickly, and who value capturing it in a meaningful way. Embracing the natural environment, without any cheesy or awkward posing, I create beautiful, timeless photographs totally unique to your family. Authentic images full of real connection and finished in high-end, locally handcrafted products, that you and your children will love and cherish for a lifetime.


``Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory``. Dr. Seuss

Contemporary Headshot and Personal Brand Photography

Dublin Personal Branding

For ambitious entrepreneurs who understand professional images communicating your own unique brand are essential to growing your business, building trust and attracting the right people. I offer a fresh and contemporary approach to your headshots and personal brand photography, collaborating with you to create impactful, on-brand images, full of your own unique personality, empowering you to show up with confidence for your business and bringing your brand story to life.


``You never get a second chance to make a first impression``

Check out some of my portfolio to get inspired!

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Kind words from some past clients...

Maeve Walsh

“I really can’t recommend Maria enough for taking the most precious pictures of your newborn! The photo session itself was such an enjoyable experience. It was so lovely to take some time out and enjoy a couple of hours together as a new family… We ended up getting a gallery of photos and absolutely love them! They will be on our walls forever”.

Shaughna Whelan

“I booked a family photo session to mark two landmark birthdays… It is without doubt the best gift I could get! I loved working with Maria. She achieved such beautiful, relaxed outdoor photos… Everything she did was extremely professional and with great attention to detail… The results are beyond my expectations! I’d highly recommend Maria and I’d strongly consider making the investment in capturing your own family”.

Julie Currid
Co-Founder and COO, GoContractor

“Maria did headshots for the entire Initiafy team and we were delighted with them! Her calm demeanour puts you at ease immediately so she achieves very natural and authentic looking photographs. We love the end result. Thank you so much!”


About Me

Hi! I’m Maria – mum of three, photographer, entrepreneur and juggler!

My superpower is making you feel completely at ease (even enjoy) being in front of the camera! Whether it’s photos of your family or your business, I’ve got you covered.

I believe each and every family is uniquely beautiful, full of personality, fun, energy and love, and there’s just no way to capture that in a generic studio with a plain backdrop that says nothing about who you are.

I love the energy of the outdoors, the beauty in natural landscapes and the connection between families. Put it all together and that’s what I believe make the perfect ingredients for your family photography!

When I first set out on my journey as a professional photographer, I experimented with studio lights, backdrops, posing, etc, because that is what I thought a professional photographer “had to do”… but once I had kids of my own, I quickly fell in love with capturing all of those natural, emotive and honest moments and precious details that I believe hold so much more value as the years progress.

This is the kind of photography that lights up my soul! What about you?

To learn more about me, what makes me tick, as well as more about my background in photography, click below.

If you share this passion for meaningful photography, let me help you create the images that you love and get in touch so we can start planning your photo session!

``Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures``. Don McCullin