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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Surprise Proposal and Engagement Photos in Howth, Dublin, Ireland

Tanner had contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I could photograph him proposing to his girlfriend while they were on vacation in Dublin, from the United States. Part of being a vacation photographer is being a…

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Our Family in the Sand Dunes of Bull Island

Back in May, I stepped in front of the camera for a family session with Typhanie Piton. Typhanie is French and lives in Normandy but lived in Ireland for a few years and that’s where we met. She still misses…

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[Location Ideas] Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Glendalough is such an amazing site located in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The seasons will affect the landscape dramatically but I wouldn’t be able to say which I like best. Only once did I see…

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A+C, A Dublin & Brooklodge Wedding

I’m just in love with this wedding: the laughs, the colours, the contrasts. A perfect recipe for amazing photographs. Conor got ready at the Uppercross House Hotel in Rathmines where the ceremony took place. We took a short walk up…

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[Location Ideas] Howth, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Howth is a great location for a photo session or a day out at the weekend. Perfect for families and couples alike. You can have: a walk on the beach, a walk on the pier or a walk around Howth…

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40th Wedding Anniversary Party | Oliveto, Dun Laoghaire

Can you imagine going for a casual dinner with your daughter and ending up face to face with 80 of your closest friends and family, some of them you haven’t seen in ten years? Well, I can tell you…

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Why do I smile when I take photographs?

Today, I received one of the most beautiful compliments. Someone told me that when she came across my photographs on social media, it felt like I was enjoying myself. That I cared. Yes, yes yes! I do enjoy myself…

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Find me on Instagram

If you are on Instagram, you might already be following: A post shared by Johanna King (@johannakingphotography) on May 11, 2017 at 2:16pm PDT I have also recently created a new Instagram account to share more personal work with…

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Six grandchildren keep you busy!

It meant a lot for Sara that the connections between her mother and her children were captured in the home she grew up in. The house is still very much a meeting point for the three sisters and the six…

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“Joy comes in sips, not in gulps.”

I wasn’t sure what to blog about today and then I stumbled on this quote and I thought it would make a perfect blog post.

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Anna + Oliver, Dublin Outdoor Family & Breastfeeding Photo Session

“You’re too young to breastfeed!” a twenty-three-year-old mum-to-be was told by a colleague. I attended a breastfeeding workshop at the hospital before my daughter was born and we were chatting about the low rate of breastfeeding in Ireland. A few…

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[Family Video] Stepping out after a long winter

It’s been a long winter, isn’t it! The sun of the last few days is making everyone smile, I included. A few weeks ago, my two-year-old daughter got out for a bit of a play in the garden for…

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Paint Your Bump Day for Maternal Mental Health Awareness in Dublin

Yesterday was Paint Your Bump Day for Maternal Mental Health Awareness and I went to the Little Darlings Play Cafe in Santry, Dublin, to photograph the very talented Rita at work. The lucky pregnant mums who got their bump…

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