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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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 Weekend

Weekends are the best, aren’t they? If you don’t get to spend that much time as a family during the week, they give you that little bit of time to relax together. On the other hand, maybe you can…

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Navan Grandparents/Grandchildren Photo Session

Mamó and Daideo have four grandchildren who love spending time in their house in Navan! The beautiful weather we had on Mother’s Day this year meant we got to spend some time in the garden and capture some races…

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Dublin In-Home Maternity and Family Video and Photo Session

In a few weeks, a little brother will join this family of three to make it a family of four. It’s exciting and scary at the same time! Traditional studio posed photo sessions are not for everyone. Áine and Ross…

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Breastfeeding is not just about the milk

Breastfeeding a baby is not just about the milk and this is even more true for older babies and toddlers. Breast milk and the contact with their mummies brings a lot of comfort to babies and children and it…

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