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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[One year later] What my family portraits mean to me – A Mum’s Words

How lovely to know what my photographs mean to my clients one year later! Here are some of Genevieve’s own words, one year after their newborn/family photo session we did in their home in Dublin. In the last year,…

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Baby Sophie, in-home documentary newborn & family session

The first two weeks following the birth of a baby are always very special. This is a time where parents are still in awe of what has just happened: they created that beautiful little being in front of them. They…

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Holly opening their family photo album

Before Christmas, I delivered their photo album to Leanne, Holly and Penny and enjoyed watching them flick through the pages for the first time. For my clients, seeing their images printed is nearly like seeing them for the first…

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Mabel + Isabel, A Dublin Family Photo Session Album

This session took place early October in Dublin and it must have been the last outdoor session of 2017. Joyce wanted to capture the girls in their home and garden and we did just that. Joyce didn’t get around to…

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Baby Ellen, in-home newborn, family & babywearing photo session

It is really hard not to make a very cheesy “awwww” when seeing a dad with a tiny baby in a wrap, brushing his lips on the top of her head, isn’t it? Talking about babywearing, you might already…

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Breastfeeding triplets and a toddler in tandems

Let me introduce Cliona and Sue, two wives from Dublin, Ireland, their inspiring family and breastfeeding journeys. Sue gave birth to triplets at 31 weeks and the early days in NICU were really difficult as she had to pump…

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