Documentary Family Photographer in Dublin, Ireland

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Imagine your walls & albums filled with meaningful family photos that bring you joy and showcase your unique family story.

Family photos that are unposed, unique, filled with love & a hint of mischief.

My family photoshoots take place in the comfort of your own home, or at your favourite outdoor location, where your children feel most comfortable. Based in Dublin, I travel to photograph families around Ireland.

Hi, I’m Johanna King, an award-winning Dublin family photographer focusing on the candid moments of family life.

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As a mother of two, I understand that times goes too slow one minute (is it bedtime yet?) and too fast the next (where is my baby gone?)

I love to document our everyday lives, but I struggle with keeping up with the amount of digital photos and getting them printed in yearly books.

I would also love to be IN the photographs with my children: when my son spontaneously puts his little arms tight around my neck, I can’t be the one photographing it…

…but I can photograph these candid moments for you.

I know how busy you are. I know how much you love your children AND find it hard to be fully present all the time.

This is why I want to gift you with this wonderful experience and take care of everything for you, from the session to the printed albums & frames.

Life happens in the little moments

Each day of your life holds thousands of little moments that you forget about almost as quickly as they happen.

It might be the way your daughter scrunches her nose when she laughs or how your son plays with your hair when he is tired.

When we become aware of the precious details of our lives, we see the beauty in unexpected places.

I want to help you see the beauty in your reality, the magic in your everyday.

Family photos that say ‘I love you just as you are’

When you put up pictures on your walls, such as a candid photo of siblings laughing together, an image of them mucking around in the garden, or a comforting embrace during a tough day, it’s like giving your kids a daily hug of reassurance.

Despite the ups and downs of parenting, these prints on the wall become a clear message to your children that your home is a place filled with love. It’s not just about seeing these moments; it’s about feeling the warmth and security they bring.

Displaying photos that mirror a range of emotions, beyond just the happy ones, helps children feel that they’re loved just the way they are.

“I want these photos to capture us as we are right now. Raising a toddler in the rough and tumble of living a life. All these small moments that matter but no one captures.”

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Don’t wait for the “perfect” time
to schedule your family photography session

Every day is both special and challenging. Every season of life is worth documenting. It might sound cliché but there is no better time than the present. And I would even suggest making it a yearly event.

“I couldn’t think of a better gift to myself or our family than the beautiful albums of photographs that Johanna made for us.

They will be treasured always!”

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What to expect

1. You get in touch

Whether you’re ready to book or have some questions, simply fill out my contact form and we’ll go through them on the phone or by email, whichever is most convenient for you. If you have a specific event/date in mind, get in touch as soon as possible.

2. We hang out for your session

No posing, no prompts, no forced smiles. The day of the session should feel EASY and involve no bribing (toddler or partner). It is a “come as you are” situation except I am the one coming to you. Tell the kids I’m just a friend with a camera, and I’ll take care of the rest.

3. Viewing and selecting your images

Within 6 weeks after your session, you will get to view your images online for the first time. Depending on your chosen collection, you will have some decisions to make (number of images, album, prints, etc.) and I’m here to guide you.

4. Designing your products

This is my favourite part: seeing your story come together in a tangible printed product. Whether it is your album or prints, you will fall in love with your images all over again when you hold them in your hands.

“Not only did I enjoy the photoshoot itself, but I love the quality of the finished pieces (albums and prints) and how the kids personalities were captured so well.”

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Best Family Photographer in Ireland in 2023 by This Is Reportage Family
Top 50 of Family Photographers in The World in 2023 by This Is Reportage Family
Member of the IPPVA Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association
Member of Fearless Family Photographers

“It’s not about capturing a polished version of ourselves, or only the happy times. I want to capture the feeling of what our life is like at this moment in time.”

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