“Mary O. captured my inner and outer beauty and helped me gain a self-confidence I haven’t had in a long time… that is a gift I cannot thank you enough for.”


session information • behind the scenes • before and after • in the community


Mary O. Photography strives to offer the best senior portrait experience around. She isn’t called “THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER” for nothing! Mary O. works to make your session a customized experience in which your true personality shines through in your images. Mary O. Photography offers 3-hour sessions for ALL their senior clients! It’s important for Mary O. to take their time with their clients in order to create a natural, relaxed, and fun senior portrait experience! That way, you can make a ton of changes in locations, wardrobe, hair, and makeup so that you can have plenty of variety for your senior portraits and products!

If you choose, your day will begin with a professional makeup artist and hairstylist who uses only the best HD camera ready products on your face and hair to make you look your best for your senior portraits! She can actually waterproof your makeup and make your hair humidity resistant, which is PARAMOUNT when it comes to Texas heat and humidity! You don’t want to sweat your makeup off or your hair to frizz out or lose its curl! Every Mary O. senior gets to choose her own style in order for your images to reflect your personality. Want to get all glammed up? Great! Mary O. can do that! Want to keep it natural? Perfect! You can do that too! It really is completely up to you!

After you are camera ready, you will begin your 3-hour senior portrait session! Mary will help you with your outfits and make sure that each outfit matches the according to location. You will also have the ability to step inside Mary O.’s Couture Closet and add to your session wardrobe! Try on gowns and dresses and select accessories and jewelry to make your session one of a kind. You will then begin the shooting portion of your session! Mary strives to make sure you’re comfortable in front of the lens and will show extensive details for natural posing in every way. You can be assured that your session will be one of your favorite senior memories!

To book your one of a kind Mary O. Photography Senior Portrait Experience, please contact us through our contact form. By contacting us for your session, you will receive a 100+ page Senior Magazine complete with extensive details of the Mary O. Experience. The magazine includes detailed pricing, before and afters, articles on makeup and hair, product details, frequently asked questions, and the Mary O. timeline. It is the best way to educate yourself on the experience.

Behind the Scenes

at Senior Sessions

We believe in every senior session being unique.

Mary O. has gained a reputation as one of the top SENIOR photographers in the greater San Antonio area. What she promises her clients is a couture photography experience that focuses on their true beauty – inside and out.


Every Mary O. Senior session is unique. She believes that your photos should reflect you and your personality through your wardrobe and location. Each session begins with working to style the perfect wardrobe for your session. She then works to find locations that match your vision and where your outfits look like they were designed to be photographed in that very location. She will even let you dive into THE COUTURE CLOSET and select dresses, accessories, and jewelry from her studio collection to complete your looks.


Nearly every Mary O. Senior session begins with professional hair and makeup. Having your hair and makeup is done professionally is so important to the outcome of your photos. Mary O.’s team of amazing makeup artists works with you to make sure your makeup is flawless. This ensures that you are camera ready and looking like your absolute best. Don't want to wear much makeup? Have especially memorable freckles? Perfect! My artists will work with you to make sure that you're looking polished with the perfect "no makeup" look. Want a transformation? Want to look and feel as though you just walked off the pages of Vogue. We can do that too! Our trained hair and make-up specialists are some of the best in the industry. They specialize in bringing out all of your best features especially for photography and make your session a real makeover experience. We can even change up your hair and makeup to make sure that no two single images are the same.


Mary O.’s approach to photography is fresh and modern with bold, rich color – she brings art to the world with an energy that’s contagious.


The perfect edit

I believe in images that aren't over-edited.


All of your images are hand retouched to enhance the color, contrast, and include the signature Mary O. edit. While I work to make sure you look your very best, your images won't look overly “Photoshopped” and will still look like the best version of you.


Mary O. in the community

Mary O. is very involved in the community. In addition to her work with military families and scouts, Mary O. has two unique programs designed to make a lasting impact on the lives of young people using photography as both a mentorship and fundraising tool.


The Mary O. Model Team is unlike anything else nationwide! Part mentorship and resume building, part model program, the Model Team are about more than just getting your picture taken. It's centered around creating an unforgettable experience and capturing the time leading up to graduation. It's about you forming new friendships with other Mary O. Seniors, being a part of a community that's larger than you, and learning to give back. Mary O. Model Teams have given thousands of hours of service to the community since 2018.


The Mary O. Photography Fundraising program enables teams, clubs, and non-profits to raise money in a big way to fund their programs. We use family and senior portraits to raise money and the fundraiser contributes 100% of the dollars raised to your organization. Since 2018, Mary O. has helped raise over $12,000 for youth programs and the arts. In 2021, Mary O took her fundraising program virtual so fundraising is safer and easier than ever! We do ALL the work and you keep ALL the donations.


You can learn more about both the Mary O. Model Team and the Mary O. Fundraising Program by clicking the links in the menu.

Mary O. has raised over $4000 for the Steele High School Theater Program!

2020 Model Team

2019 Model Team

2018 Model Team

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