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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The Best Time to Schedule a Newborn Photography Session

Expecting parents ask me when is the best time to do a newborn photo session. My answer to that question might be very different from photographers who do posed newborn photos. For my style of photography, there isn’t actually…

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Dublin outdoor mummy & me photography session

It’s nearly as cold as winter this week so let me bring the summer to you! It feels like we’ll never be able to wear shorts and sandals ever again, doesn’t it? But we will, I promise! Look at…

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10 Family Activities to Document this Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday weekends are the best, aren’t they? They just give you that little bit of extra time to relax and enjoy time as a family. Get rid of the chores and put away the phone for a few hours to…

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Dublin Grandparents/Grandchildren Photo Session

Elaine and Terry are crazy about their granddaughters and the girls clearly love spending time with their grandparents: feeding their dog Harry, blowing bubbles and reading books. This photo session means the world to them since Hannah and Amy…

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How to Choose the Right Newborn Photographer for You

When I became a mum in March 2015, I truly experienced what they all said: time with a newborn passes way too quickly! As new parents, in the first few weeks, we try to “enjoy every moment”, look at…

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Photographing with intent – What to photograph?

So a few weeks back, we’ve discussed why we take photographs and the feedback I received showed me how many parents struggle to photograph what really matters and get those photographs printed. Here is the next step of your journey…

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