Documentary family photography is perfect for reluctant dads

How did I not publish this session before today? One of my favourite photo session from 2018. A house with a story. Surrounded by the remains of the family farm. Big trees. A red car. A dog. An expressive…

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Outdoor Family Photography in St Anne’s Park, Dublin

Some children are so theatrical! Comedians with expressions going from pure excitement to a sad clown in the space of 2 seconds. This is Reia in a nutshell. I could photograph her all day without being bored one second,…

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Afternoon-in-the-life | M Family | Enniskerry, Wicklow

So, you know the way children love bubbles and running after them, but they like holding the bubble bottle even more and end up pouring the whole thing on the ground? Does that ring a bell? Well, little Gaby…

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Sunny afternoon in Phoenix Park with this family of four

We were in Phoenix park, taking a stroll around Farmleigh House when we saw a dog looking quite friendly. Oliver and the girls chatted to the owner and got closer… which resulted in a little someone getting licked on…

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Dublin & Howth Family Vacation Photo Session

When looking at photographs of their vacation, this family of five from New Jersey won’t just remember the beautiful Irish landscapes or the colourful pubs of Temple Bar. No. They will remember little faces covered in sugar from the…

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Home Family Photography Session in Dublin | Sisters

I knew Valentina and I were a perfect match when she explained that she had thousands of photographs of her daughters stuck on the cloud and none on her walls. She was overwhelmed by the whole thing and didn’t…

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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

His coat still on, Adam (6) ran to the kitchen table and started shoving big spoonfuls of ice-cream into his mouth. It wasn’t long before his and Max’s face were covered with chocolate. Toppings are the best part of…

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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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