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