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Best of 2018 Houston Dog Photography

Happy New Year! Can I still say that this far into January?

Sheesh, I don’t know about you, but I had a jam-packed holiday season. Then my sister and I took a little hiking trip in Utah to relax and unwind after said jam-packed holiday season. And now I’m back and January is almost over! Before we get too far into 2019, let’s take a look back at the fun puppies I had the pleasure of meeting last year.

2018 was a year of growth for my business. I took a leap of faith to go “all in” and had my busiest fall season to date. Let's take a look at the highlights by the numbers:

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Let me tell you, it is NOT easy to narrow down your favorite images from an entire year!

Nonetheless, I did my best and came up with these personal favorites from 2018. You’ll notice a wide variety of locations, from clients’ backyards, parks, graffiti walls, the beach, an airport runway, and even the Eiffel Tower!

And dogs aren’t the only thing I photographed last year!

I adore capturing the bond between dogs and their people. Here are my favorites showing those special relationships:

Thank you for following along on my adventures, and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

Want more cute puppies?  Find out which images were my favorites from 2017 and 2016.

Are you ready to document your dog's story in 2019?  Send me a note and let's talk about creating a personalized session for you and your furbaby.


Voyage Houston Magazine Feature

Recently I was featured by Voyage Houston Magazine as part of their inspiring entrepreneurs series.  You can read the original article at Voyage Houston (with more cute puppy pictures!) or read it below.

Meet Megan Murray of Megan Murray Photography

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Murray.

Megan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

I became a dog mom in 2005 and my life was forever changed. It’s funny how a little ball of fur who has bad breath, pees on your floor and chews your furniture can wiggle completely into your life and heart. What in the world did we do before we had a dog? Gosh, what a boring life it must have been!

Mackenzie, a dachshund mix, taught me about responsibility and unconditional love and started my obsession with short puppy legs. Less than a year later, we brought Sophie, our spunky Maltese mix, home and learned that there was indeed enough love to go around. And a few years after that, we rescued a calm puppy only to realize later that her personality was anything but calm. Sadie inspires me to live life with exuberance and joy.

Like most dog moms, my phone was filled with thousands of snapshots of my furbabies, but one day I realized we didn’t have a really nice picture of our little family all together. I was desperate to document the head tilt and crazy hair and underbite of our first children, so I hired a professional photographer to do just that! Fast forward several years… our dogs’ portraits still hang prominently in our family room, and I now help other dog moms and dads preserve memories of their own beloved furbabies.

Has it been a smooth road?

Most people think their dog would never behave well enough for a photo session, but that is a myth! While some dogs can be more challenging than others to photograph, it’s amazing how a little patience, funny noises, and stinky treats can turn any dog into a supermodel!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Megan Murray Photography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.

I’m an on-location photographer specializing in candid pet photography in Houston, Texas. I believe dogs are family, and my goal is to provide clients with a fun and personalized photography experience resulting in beautiful artwork to enjoy every day.

My sessions are laid-back with plenty of time for belly rubs and a game of fetch. But the fun doesn’t end there! After the session, I create and deliver custom framed wall portraits and albums. Smiles guaranteed! Houston dog moms choose me because they appreciate quality photography, timeless tangible artwork, and personal attention from start to finish.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?

Having family close by is my favorite thing about Houston. A close second is the variety of world-class restaurants, entertainment, sports, and cultural events. I don’t enjoy the mosquitoes or the hot and humid summers (not exactly the best weather for an outdoor portrait session!).

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Thank you Voyage Houston!

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Best of 2017 Houston Dog Photos

To say Houston had a memorable year would be an understatement... from hosting the Super Bowl, enduring the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, cheering on the Astros as they won the World Series, and then waking up to snow on the ground!

2017 was also a memorable year for my business - several "firsts" and big accomplishments.  Let's take a look at the highlights by the numbers:

2017 by the numbers

And to go along with those countless puppy kisses, none of this would have been possible without puppies!  84 to be exact.  Believe me, it wasn't easy to narrow down, but here are my top twelve personal favorite images taken in the last year...

My favorite images from 2017:

Maggie with her mama

Maggie with her mama

Bentley

Bentley

Brinkley

Brinkley

Sophie

Sophie

Riley

Riley

Ari and his mama

Ari and his mama

Lucy

Lucy

Truman

Truman

Roscoe, Daisy, & Rosie

Roscoe, Daisy, & Rosie

Maggie

Maggie

Jane

Jane

Floyd

Floyd

Thank you for being a special part of my year.  I am grateful for each of my clients, past, present, and future, and wish you a happy and healthy new year!

Want more cute puppies?  Find out which images were my favorites from 2016.

Interested in documenting your dog's story in 2018?  Send me a note and let's talk about creating a personalized session for you and your furbaby. 


Best of 2016 Houston Dog Photos

The end of the year would not be complete without reflecting on all the sweet dogs who made an impression on me this year.  Thank you for the fun play dates, slobbery kisses, and wagging tails!

My favorite photographs from 2016:

Rufus

Rufus

Nola

Nola

Lola

Lola

Lane & Macy

Lane & Macy

Cooper & Shay

Cooper & Shay

Teddy

Teddy

Mia

Mia

Spud

Spud

Beau

Beau

Warrior

Warrior

Chloe

Chloe

Sammy

Sammy

To my clients, thank you!  Thank you for inviting me into your lives and homes.  Thank you for letting me play with your pups.  And most of all, thank you for trusting me to capture your dog's story. 

2017 session are already booking!  Send me a note and let's talk about creating a personalized session for you and your furbaby.