Category Archives: Kids

Family Portraits

One of the great things about doing family portraits, is watching the changes over the years. Below are three siblings I shot recently, along with corresponding images from five years ago.

The family portrait above, we did as a Christmas present from their Dad to their Mother. We  then made custom prints put them in contemporary frames. Below is a from the previous family portrait session.



As you can see, at this age, it’s a huge change over five years.



Above, is Emma at 10, even then with her own sense of style, and below, a poised, confident and beautiful 14 year old. She’s decided to be a lawyer, but maybe there’s some modelling in her future to help pay the tuition.




Odin, below, from our family portrait session five years ago. I’ve always loved the peaceful vibe we got, in what at their age then, was a very hectic session.



And recently, along with his brother Ethan. They are now two very handsome boys.




Odin prided himself so much in his sports coat, that I had to put the hat on him.

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Working In The Studio

Michael O’Shea Photography began shooting out of the Ironworks Studio in 2009.¬†Formerly known as Burrard Ironworks the building itself is a dynamic space¬†which comes through in the photos.

There are a lot of textures, colours, and backgrounds to play with here at Ironworks Studio.


Working In The Studio

Large steel doors lend some rustic charm to this family portrait.


Working In the StudioThese grated windows allow natural lighting to filter into the studio.


Working In The Studio

Exposed brick walls are a favourite with many clients.


Working In The Studio

An interesting backdrop can make for an intriguing photo without taking attention away from the subject. It often gives an image just that much more depth and can lend itself to aid in portraying a character.

If you are interested in finding out more about the backgrounds available to use in the studio or on location, get in touch with me over social media.





Portraits – Father and Daughter

In preparing to upload some new images to my website, I came across these shots of a father and daughter I did for an ad campaign.

To me there is always something special about the relationship between a father and daughter. We expect a certain closeness between mother and daughter but it’s especially delightful when you see it with the dad. It was evident from the get go how close these two were and how much they enjoy each other’s company.

Actor Headshot – Evangeline Gravkin

I love the spirit of playfulness and vulnerability that young people like Evangeline Gravkin bring to their work as actors.

There are so many opportunities for young people in Vancouver’s film industry. Whenever I can, I steer them to Kirsten Clarkson’s Young Screen Actors Academy. I know they’ll be well looked after there.

Oh, and did I mention she also plays the violin.