Welcoming Kayla – A maternity and newborn session in one photo album

A few days ago, I delivered beautiful printed products to this family of five: a photo album including photographs from both their newborn and maternity session, a large wood block of their favourite family photo, two prints for the…

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Easter family session at the grandparents

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…

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A year and a half later… Family Video and Photo Session, Dublin

Did you know I also offer video for family and newborn photography sessions? I call them “Family Films” and some also call them “Stories in Motion”. We have all seen videographers at weddings, but I think it’s fairly new in…

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Being in the Moment VS Taking the Photograph

I wanted to talk about something I am personally working on right now, at home, when photographing my own family. It is so easy, especially when photographing “everyday life” to fall into the trap of wanting to photograph everything….

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Afternoon in the life of a family of four, Greystones

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…

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Mums, 8 Ways to Get in the Picture with and for your Children

I’ve talked numerous times about the importance of being in photographs. For us (to travel back in time and FEEL what it was like) and for them (so that one day, when they look for photographs of us, they…

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Breastfeeding & Family Session at home in Dublin

Susy wanted to capture her breastfeeding relationship with her younger daughter Amy while it was still going strong. It was also the perfect opportunity to get new family photos for the walls of their newly purchased house. Have you…

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In-Home Maternity Session – Family Evening Routine

A month before welcoming baby #2, Monica, Cormac and Iris welcomed me into their home on a cosy winter evening so I could capture their life before they went from three to four. Expecting a new baby is always…

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J+A Summer Wedding at The Millhouse, Slane

It took me a while to share this wedding with you, but looking at those images in the middle of winter is only going to make you like them more! Photographing this amazing colourful wedding along with Leanne Keaney…

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Let’s free ourselves from this idea of “perfection”

There is so much I want to tell you when it comes to photographing your family with intent, that I end up not saying anything! I find it difficult to translate my thoughts into (few) words until I lie…

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Natural Parenting Ireland Magazine

Have you heard of Natural Parenting Ireland Magazine? This is Ireland’s first magazine dedicated to gentle and responsive parenting approaches. Their tagline is “Connecting you to your parenting village” and I am so happy to be a part of Issue…

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First Birthday Dublin Family Session

Maire’s first birthday was a big milestone for her parents and the perfect excuse to hire a photographer (me!!) and get their first professional family portraits taken. I had met Tara & Maire while photographing “Paint Your Bump Day…

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30 Advent Traditions to Share with your Family this Christmas

You might already have your favourite Advent & Christmas traditions that you share with your children every year. However, if you are like me and would like to start some new traditions with your little one(s), this could be…

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[Christmas traditions] The smell of mulled apple juice

There are a few smells that always remind me of Christmas, and I’m sure it’s the same for you. (Clementines anyone?) For Melanie, the smell of spices and mulled apple juice (port or cider if children are not involved)…

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[Christmas traditions] Baking and dancing on Christmas Music

Emma loves Christmas so much that she cannot wait until Halloween is over to get into the Christmas spirit and start Christmas shopping. There is nothing like Christmas carols to bring the Christmas spirit to a house. The whole…

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[Christmas traditions] Christmas pudding recipe transmission

Marena has been making her mum’s Christmas pudding for years. The recipe, in the original recipe book, is hardly readable now, but Marena’s mum’s handwritten copy is picked up every year. Sharing this tradition with her three children and…

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[Christmas traditions] Baking German Christmas Cookies

Have you ever spent Christmas away from home and the traditions you were used to? The first time, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas does it? What makes Christmas special, is directly linked to the people we spend it…

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Misty Proposal on the Cliffs of Sutton, Dublin

I’m pretty sure Michael and Kensey will remember their trip to Ireland for the rest of their lives. Michael really put a lot of thought into his proposal to Kensey and it was a very special moment to capture…

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Location Scouting on the Great South Walk, Dublin

When a client from the States suggested we photographed the session on the Great South Walk, I went something like “Where??”. Even after checking photographs online I wasn’t sure where it was. It looked really nice and I wondered…

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Behind the Scenes with Sarah Foy Couture

When I met with Sarah for the first time, I was immediately drawn to the way she spoke about creating dresses (= with passion). It has to be said, I am not a great craft-person so I always admire…

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