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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Killiney Hill Outdoor Family Session

Lewis is 5 and Joel is 2 and the first time I talked to her, Ciara said they just loved spending time with her two boys and explained how they were starting to interact and play more with each…

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Wear A Hug Fair 2017 – A glimpse of the atmosphere

Two weeks ago exactly, I was at my first Wear A Hug Fair 2017 as a photographer. I really enjoyed it! Facebook and other social media platforms are great, but there is nothing like having a person coming to…

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[National Breastfeeding Week] Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome

This week is National Breastfeeding Week and today, I met with a group of mothers in Foam CafĂ© in Dublin to take photographs. The two things they have in common is breastfeeding their children with Down Syndrome and wanting…

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[Photographing with intent] The Importance of Being in the Moment

You will agree with me that today’s world is a little bit crazy. We are bombarded with information all the time, and our overall concentration is suffering from it. It’s often that I will catch myself picking my phone…

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Wear A Hug Fair 2017 – Babywearing, photography and more…

Babywearing Ireland’s annual Wear a Hug Fair takes place on Sunday 1st October 2017, at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare from 10:30am-5pm and is Ireland’s largest gathering of baby wearers. Are you going? If so, come to my…

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Any Christmas fans out there?

I am looking to hire a family with children aged 2-8 years old for my upcoming Christmas Campaign. As a documentary portrait photographer, I am looking for families with strong Christmas traditions such as baking special Christmas goodies, creating…

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What to Wear for Your Family Photo Session

If you followed my work for a bit, you must have realised that I don’t want stress to be a part of the whole experience. It is possible to get beautiful portraits done for your walls without tears (from…

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J+L, A Clonwilliam House Wedding

Being a wedding photographer while being married yourself means that you sometimes (often) think of what you would do differently if you got married now. Back when we were planning our wedding in France, I had no idea such…

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A Sunday afternoon at their grandparents

“My husband and I have two daughters and they are besotted with my Mum and Dad. The highlight of the week for the girls and my parents is when we go over for dinner on a Sunday to their…

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[Photographing with Intent] The Things I Take for Granted

So a few weeks ago, I did a Facebook Live Video to brush on a subject that I am unveiling little by little in my journey towards documenting my family, our everyday lives and the people around us. I…

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Grandchildren and Grandparents Session in Dublin

I know I keep saying it, but I really feel lucky to do what I do for a living. Especially when I finish photographing a documentary session like this one, feeling like a part of the family and knowing…

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Evening Family Walk at the Wooden Bridge

The wooden bridge is the other side of Bull Island and although we go there less often, it’s an other of my favourite place in Dublin. It is especially great for sunsets, which are not that easy to catch…

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