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With three kids of my own, I totally get it – you want beautiful family photos (who doesn’t?) but the mere thought of getting organised for a professional photo session practically brings you out in a cold sweat. Family life is hectic and there are countless other priorities right now, so you continue to put it on the long finger. But you’re conscious of how quickly they’re growing and changing before your very eyes!

Don’t you wish sometimes we could just slow it all down? Sadly, we can’t.

But preserving these precious, fleeting moments is something we can do… And without the stress! Yes, I genuinely mean that. I’m here to capture the photos that show all the joy and love you have in your life and I make it my mission at every stage of the process to ensure this never becomes a source of stress.

My style and approach

I specialise in providing a relaxed and enjoyable photography experience, giving you the confidence to show up just as you are, so that you can have those beautiful, emotive images of your family and special memories to go with them!

My style is vibrant, natural and modern and my photos embrace your home or the beautiful natural landscape as part of your story.

My family photos often involve a lot of movement (life with a young family is not static and neither should your photos be!) while my newborn photos are much more chilled, as we go with the flow and follow your baby’s lead. But don’t worry, I give you plenty of prompts and direction, so you’re never feeling awkward or wondering what to do!

If you are based in Dublin or surrounding area and this sounds like your thing, then I’d love to hear from you!

Michelle Fitzgerald

“Maria was absolutely amazing! I have 3 little boys that were extremely grumpy and I never manage to get pictures where everybody looks good, yet she did it!! I’m so happy we did the photo shoot as we will cherish the pictures forever. Will definitely get her to take future pictures too!”

Timeless printed family art

You have a great camera on your smart phone and thousands of digital images at your fingertips. You capture precious memories of your children every day with ease. It’s convenient, right? But how many of those photos will stand the test of time? Are YOU even IN any of those photos with your family? (Awkward selfies don’t count!)

Let me help you to create photographs that are truly special, timeless and unique to your family, that you can proudly display on your wall, enjoy every day and pass down through generations.

I put my heart and soul into every photo session that I’m trusted with. I also bring lots of humour, patience, creativity and skill, along with years of practice, so you can relax and enjoy the experience.

After your photo session, you can choose from a tasteful collection of high-end art products, hand-picked for their style, quality and craftsmanship, to preserve your memories forever.

For more information about what to expect from a photography experience, including pricing, products and packages, click below.

More about me… if you really want to know!

I’m a recovering perfectionist, eternal optimist, chronic night owl, coffee junkie and I simply can’t be without my skinny jeans – comfy, versatile and timeless!

I value family, integrity and creativity, I’m always up for an adventure and I’m so grateful that I get to do what I do!

Day to day you will find me racing around the locality with my little people, trying to keep up with their various activities and enviable social lives. They are my absolute inspiration!

Relaxation bliss is curled up with the hubby, a good movie and a glass of wine (although I’ve recently discovered the joys of a refreshing G&T).

As for credentials, I studied both film and digital photography as part of a Degree in Communication Studies at DCU, but photography is a passion that goes way back to my childhood, when my dad first introduced me to his film SLR.

Prior to starting my photography business, I pursued a Masters in HR and a corporate career for 10 years… talk about a square peg in a round hole!

Once my kiddos came along though, my priorities changed and the passion and motivation to follow my dreams was stronger than the fear and excuses not to. So in 2017 I ditched my corporate career and set up my business as a full-time professional photographer. I did all of this while raising a young family and working more late nights than I care to remember!

Making the leap to entrepreneurship while balancing family life has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done.

So, whether it’s family or branding photography you need, with a deep understanding of running a family as well as running a business, I’ve got you covered.

If you would like to book a photo session, or schedule a non-salesy phone consultation to have all your questions answered, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!

``The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.`` Andy Warhol