Michael O’Shea & Team

Michael O'Shea - Vancouver Portrait Photography

I have always loved the way the world looks through the lens of a camera. As a teenager I transformed my parents’ basement into a darkroom, and ever since then photography has been my great love. My years of professional detours, including a career in business and experience as an actor, combined with my passion for world travel, have all contributed to my specialized knowledge in three areas: corporate photography, actor headshots, and portraiture.
I have a knack for creating a comfortable and relaxing environment for my clients, who range from individuals to large organizations. My studio is located at The Ironworks, a heritage building just east of Vancouver’s historic Gastown. The venue features large, open spaces, aged brick walls, fir beams and columns, wood-plank floors, and 16-foot ceilings. This remarkable setting provides unique opportunities to create images that are truly original.
My style is collaborative and interactive. Together we can create the image that authentically represents you and the story you want to tell.
~ Michael

Laurie Baranyay Photography Assistant

Laurie Baranyay
1st Assistant

With years of experiecnce as a filmaker and graphic designer, Laurie is a huge asset on set. Whether its creative input or adjusting lights she’s always got my back. As her photo would suggest she’s wicked with a light meter.

Sharareh Hamed - Photo Assistant

Sharareh Hamed
photo assistant

Having completed her degree in biology, Sharareh has, of course, embarked on a career in photography and video. A great spirit with a keen eye, she’s always got my back.

Jocelyn Yaniv - Hair and Makeup Specialist

Lily Ling
hair and makeup

Lily is my number one go to for hair and makeup. Besides being an ultimate pro she brings a light hearted energy and a keen eye to our shoots. Lily knows exactly what it takes to make our clients look their best for the camera.