Noel and Niamh realised that there were no photos of Max (3) in the house and that his beautiful blond hair might not last forever. They knew it was time for a family photography session. Yet, they didn’t want to get traditional studio photos but wanted a photographer who could capture ordinary moments and the silliness, love and happiness that filled them.

Ordinary moments are NOT boring

A walk on the seafront of Greystones (beautiful, even in winter), buying ice cream, playing with legos, making homemade pizza, brothers playing poking each other’s eyes out (just joking!), doing homework and reading books. Normal afternoon activities for this family of four which made for a very interesting family photography session for me.

I’m kind of obsessed with ‘childhood’ and capturing kids just being kids. It might be Adam (6) who just can’t wait to try his ice cream and doesn’t take his coat off, the look on his face when he concentrates on his homework or the way he meticulously pushes out the peppers from the olives.

It was lovely to witness the relationship between the two brothers and seeing the whole family spending time together, going for a walk, playing legos and board games. I know it wasn’t just for the photo session and it was a privilege being a part of the family for a whole afternoon.

Thank you all again!

Mother and son walking outside their house during their Greystones Family Photography Session Family of four walking in the streets of Greystones during their Outdoor Family Photography Session Two brothers running around on the Greystones sea front walk during their Family Photography Session Brothers picking out their ice-cream toppings during their Greystones Family Photography Session Boy enjoying his chocolate ice-cream at home during a Family Photography Session Family of four playing with legos at home during their Greystones Family Photography Session A mother and her two sons making pizzas during their In-Home Family Photography Session Boy taking out the peppers from the olives while making pizzas during their Family Photography Session Brothers eager to grab a slice of pizza while their mother is cutting it during their Family Photography Session Brothers enjoying their first slide of pizza during their Family Photography Session Brothers playing rough on the ground during their In-Home Family Photography Session Boy sticking his tongue out while concentrating on his homework during a Family Photography Session A mother reading a book with her youngest son during their Family Photography Session Father tickling his sons and boy laughing during their Family Photography Session Father playing with his two sons and mum watching them during their Family Photography Session

Which images do you think they picked from their family photography session?

Niamh and Noel wanted to see the result of their family photography session on their walls. This is by far the best way to bring a smile on your face every morning, day after day.

I love storyboards because they tell a short story, let you pick more than one expression from each member of the family and show the connections and relationships. It takes the pressure of taking that ONE photograph that will have everyone smiling and looking at the camera.

These are two photographs of their framed storyboards taken when I received them. I always double check everything is as it should be before delivering them.

White Framed Collage Print from a Family Photography Session

“Small” storyboard, printed and custom framed in Ireland.

Black Framed Storyboard Print from a Family Photography Session

“Medium” storyboard, printed and custom framed in Ireland.

Framed storyboards were my most popular product in 2017. Check out some more products photographs.

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  • Noel Barry
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    March 17, 2018

    Noel here (the Dad in the photos). Johanna was an absolute pleasure to spend time with, both on the afternoon of the shoot and afterwards when going through the tricky process of working out how best to make use of all of the fab shots she managed to get. Her relaxed and friendly attitude was really important in helping us get the type of photos we had hoped for. Now we have a selection of lovely photos up all around the house that will only become more cherished over time. Couldn’t have worked out better for us – thanks Johanna!

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