MercyMae Photography » Houston Child & Family Photographer

Newborn Baby Eily | Houston Area Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Beautiful Eily…She is LOVED by her adorable big brother, Jack.  I had such a great time photographing this beautiful family.  I was in awe of Jack’s intelligence and vocabulary.  Not to mention he can tell you the names of every single tool that there is because Dad is a brilliant carpenter.  And Mom has an eye for design.  I would like to hire her to decorate the inside of my house. ;)



Oh Sweet Miss ‘C’ | Houston Child Photographer

What an honor to photograph this sweet girl.  She and her brother are buddies.  So I had to capture a few of him as well.  They are just two peas in a pod.  Seriously, she is such a joy to be around.   I can hardly wait to photograph big brother next month…


Derr Family | Houston Family Photographer

Meet the Derr Family!  Take a look at Mom and Dad and you won’t wonder why these 3 girls are so gorgeous.  The relationship that sisters share is something that cannot be explained or understood unless you have a sister of your own.   My mom used to say (ALL THE TIME) “She is your sister and will be your very best friend”.  So we just grew up believing it must be true.  We lived in an environment that nurtured and cultivated a solid foundation for my sister and I being best friends.  These 3 girls are going to be best friends.  It took me no time at all to realize they are sweet with each other because they are being taught that they are blessed to have each other.  What a precious family…




Introducing Stacey | MercyMae Portrait Consultant

I am excited to announce some changes….


As many of you are aware, 2013 was a challenging one for me personally and professionally.   This time last year, I was working way more than what was healthy for my family.  Because I love what I do so very much, I had let boundaries down at home.  I was no longer able to do the things that I wanted to do with my family – all the things that were the reasons why I started my business in the first place.  And then when our son and daughter were in an accident while on Spring Break, perspective immediately changed for me.  I no longer had the option for work being my #1 priority.  And for this mother of 4 who was seriously contemplating quitting the business that I had worked so hard to build, this reality that my family was most important, was one of the best things that has every happened to me.  This forced me to make changes that were good for me on a personal level as well as good for my business.  And one of those changes that has been great for me professionally is acknowledging that I am only one person and can only do so much on my own.


My ultimate goal as your photographer is to serve you.  I want to give you a great experience and images that you are proud to hang in your home or display in your office at work.  I’ve had so many of you tell me that you never printed images from the CD’s you have purchased.  So I have hired an assistant who is helping me with several organizational things as well as being a consultant.  She will be helping you with your orders.  She has an amazing gift for decorating on a budget and has some really great ideas on how to maximize your mercymae experience so that you can figure out the best way to display your beautiful images.  I brought her on staff in January and we have been working hard together to make sure we are able to serve you to the absolute best of our ability.




Meet Stacey ~


I am so excited to be a part of mercymae Photography!


I have known Shannon for several years now and I remember when photography was just a dream for her. It has been such a privilege for me to pray with her and watch this dream she had become a reality. I never imagined that one day I would be included in that dream!


A little about me… I am a Christ-follower and am so blessed to be a part of an amazing church where I served as the children’s pastor until I became a mommy. I have been married to my incredibly sweet husband, Philip,  for 10 years and we are over the moon in love with our very energetic four year old son Elijah. A few years ago I was diagnosed with MANY food allergies and had to completely overhaul my diet. That led me to discover that I LOVE to cook, bake and find creative ways to make meals that are allergy-free, healthy and still taste great! My husband and I are HUGE Disney fans. We began going to Walt Disney World 10 years ago for our honeymoon and have continued to go every year since. Our obsession has been successfully passed on to our son who now daily asks, “When are we going back?” I love my family dearly and have the best parents, siblings and in-laws a girl could ask for. I love to dance, decorate, organize and to unashamedly eat almond butter out of the jar. I look forward to meeting you and helping you get the most out of your experience with mercymae!





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Cyrus Family | Livingston, TN | Houston Traveling Photographer

I was a teenager when Jake was born… He’s my youngest cousin.  So to see him as a dad, a really great dad, makes me feel older than I’d like.   And Lauren, she is probably the best thing that ever happened to him.  She is fantastic.  I really love her so much.  So real, so down to earth, so kind, so beautiful.  She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.   Their sweet baby girl is precious… Little miss Ava was waiting for me when I pulled up to the house.  I was so excited to see her sweet face in the window that I immediately grabbed my camera out of my bag and had to take a pic of her watching me.  It was fun for me to spend some time just capturing the way they interact.