Aisling & Aidan’s family came from Kilkenny to spend the Easter holiday with the grandparents in Dublin, so it was the perfect location for their family session. I always tell my clients to have the session in a place that means something to them, and often, this place is home. Everyone is most comfortable at home, and children tend to accept a stranger in their home a lot quicker than outside. The grandparents’ home works as well!

The images are fantastic and it was such a relaxed experience. Before the session, I was worried about the camera intruding on moments or us feeling pressure to perform for the camera. Instead, we forgot you were there as a photographer and we had a lovely family afternoon and you slotted in so well it was as if you had always been part of the family. There was no pressure to perform, behave or pose.

Aidan’s sister and family were also here, so there were 6 adults and 5 children to photograph, which, for me, is a lot of fun. I seem to like quiet moments as much as I like crazy ones.

The afternoon involved board games, making buns, eating giant chocolate eggs, breastfeed & cuddle the new baby.

during their family photo session

Your style captures the ordinary moments and elevates them. Children don’t pose or behave (mine don’t anyway) so having a relaxed photographer means the special moments are captured without them even knowing. I’m delighted that we have a snapshot in time of all of us together when the kids are still small.

Little girl looking into the oven to see if the buns are ready during their family photo session Father and son icing the buns during their family photo session Children eating iced buns during their family photo session

I loved seeing the photos for the first time. Obviously we had loads of fun at the shoot but afterwards I was worried that the photos may not capture fully the essence of the afternoon. I needn’t have worried!

Grandmother smiling and looking at baby during their family photo session Little boy cuddling his baby brother during their family photo session Mum breastfeeding baby while entertaining her toddler during their family photo session Mum breastfeeding baby and holding little fingers during their family photo session

We love our album and prints. They really captured the end of a lovely week of family all being together and my parents-in-law’s storyboard really brought the whole experience to life and surpassed expectations.

Little girl's happy reaction during a board game Grandmother and little girl laughing and kissing during their family photo session Little girl looking at her brother's chocolate egg while holding baby during their family photo session Little girl holding and looking at her baby brother while her mother looks lovingly at her Mum laughing while her boy gives her a rough cuddleMum and little girl smiling while playing a board game during their family photo session Little girl brushing her own hair Father cuddling his baby boy during their family photo session Grandfather and granddaughter waving at each otherLittle girl brushing her father's long hair during their family photo session

I posted a video of their reaction when they opened the album on IGTV. Check it out here:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/Bka7KjzHrwV/

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