“The images are fantastic and it was such a relaxed experience. Before the session, I was worried about the camera intruding on moments or us feeling pressure to perform for the camera. Instead we forgot you were there as a photographer and we had a lovely family afternoon and you slotted in so well it was as if you had always been part of the family. There was no pressure to perform, behave or pose.
Your style captures the ordinary moments and elevates them. Children don’t pose or behave (mine don’t anyway) so having a relaxed photographer means the special moments are captured without them even knowing. I’m delighted that we have a snapshot in time of all of us together when the kids are still small.
I loved seeing the photos for the first time. Obviously we had loads of fun at the shoot but afterwards I was worried that the photos may not capture fully the essence of the afternoon. I needn’t have worried!
We love our album and prints. They really captured the end of a lovely week of family all being together and my parents-in-law’s storyboard really brought the whole experience to life and surpassed expectations. “
“Johanna is a wonderful family photographer, with a friendly relaxed manner and an artist’s eye.
We loved the idea of a photographer coming to our home and capturing the experience of life with a newborn. I was worried that it would be stressful to have a photographer in the house with such a new baby but she was totally unobtrusive, and so good at developing a rapport with us and with the children, that it wasn’t stressful at all. Our photo shoot was totally relaxed. My favourite moment has to be when we saw the slideshow and the images – it was so lovely to see all the little moments that were utterly familiar but which I hadn’t realised had been caught on film. Now, every time I walk into the sitting room, the pictures make me smile, and I love knowing that we’ll be able to look back at the album in future years and remember exactly how it was at this special (but slightly hazy) time!”
“The photographs you created are beyond what I could have hoped for. You have managed to capture those small looks and glances of love between my children and their grandparents. I’m sure that these images will only increase in meaning for us as the years pass. You have captured the essence of love between them and those moments of pure unbridled joy.
My favorite part of the whole process was seeing the photos for the first time. I was amazed at how much they sparked for me emotionally.”
“Over the moon with the photos from our family session with Johanna. She is unbelievable with kids and got great shots of our toddler. Got the most beautiful album today that we will cherish for years, as well as a gorgeous big canvas and framed print for the wall. Didn’t expect to receive the whole package so soon! We cannot recommend Johanna enough- talented, professional and obviously loves her job!”
“Johanna is a very gentle and easy photographer to work with, puts you at ease, and is wonderful with children. Very professional service and clear communication. She captured lovely shots that felt completely candid and natural at the time, but when viewed in print also show a clear attention to colour, style and detail that are the mark of a talented photographer.”
“What I loved most about our photo session, was that it wasn’t staged or forced. Johanna captured everyday life with me and my little baby. But she captured it in a way which I cherish. I can see the joy on my daughter’s face and the laughter in the atmosphere. Johanna was able to capture our special bond. My daughter was so relaxed with her and she made me feel relaxed too. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m already looking forward to our next session. And thinking up excuses to arrange one.”
“Johanna was our photographer for our wedding this summer. We have just got a look at our shots they are all amazing. Johanna was wonderful from start to finish and made the day very relaxed and easy, it was like having a good friend beside you on your wedding day. We both enjoyed getting to know Johanna and could not have had as good a day without her. We would highly recommend Johanna. Thank you Johanna for everything.”
Lorraine & Antony – 16.07.2016
Johanna came to photograph our family soon after the birth of our daughter this Summer. Her calm and gentle manner put us all at ease and she was particularly good with our boisterous two year old too. The pictures were wonderful and really captured a special moment in time so soon after the new arrival. 100% recommend! Thank you so much Johanna!”
“I found Johanna to be excellent with the children. We have a very active 3 year old and she was extremely patient in trying to get good shots of him. He can be slow to warm up to new people but she managed to engage him and gain his trust. I found her very easy to relax around. I’m delighted with the results of the shoot – the photographs were taken outdoors and there’s a very natural feel to them. I think she really captured the excitement of this period for us, with a new baby on the way. Thank you so much, Johanna, we will treasure the photos.”
“We had a great session with Johanna as a family, though our primary reason for the shoot was to get pictures of me feeding my 20 month old little boy. She was incredibly friendly and professional. Was happy to take our lead with suggestions of locations for the pictures, but also gave some directions & suggestions. The pictures came out even better than I could have imagined and I will treasure them forever.”
“Life with triplets and a toddler under the age of 3 is hectic, stressful, and sometimes overwhelming. We have very little time to reflect on our very quickly created and slightly mad, but wonderful, family. Breastfeeding and carrying our children in slings can be demanding but allows us to spend lots of time with them and ensures they all get lots of cuddles. We want to be able to look back and remember how crazy it all was, but also that there were quiet moments in there too, and to capture some of the beauty in the madness.”
Cliona and Sue
“Johanna photographed our wedding and we couldn’t recommend her more highly. She was friendly, discrete and put everybody at ease throughout the day. Thanks Johanna, all the best for the future.”
Barry & Niamh – 17.06.2016
“I usually hate having photos taken but I felt entirely at ease with Johanna. She was brilliant with my son, & has managed to capture a really precious time in our lives. I’m normally really critical of how I look in photos but am realising as I type that I haven’t done that at all with these photos. I am absolutely thrilled with the photos, & delighted with the professionalism and quality of the service. Will use again and recommend wholeheartedly! Thanks Johanna.”
“We had decided to get baby photos taken before our son was born and when speaking to Johanna, she was very encouraging and suggested we should take photos very early to capture Dylan’s newborn stage. So she came to our house when Dylan was only 10 days old. To be honest, so quickly after the birth I didn’t really feel like having visitors in my home, the place was messy and I had looked a lot better too! But the minute Johanna came in, she put me at ease, we spoke about the kind of shots we had in mind and picked a spot in the nursery for the pictures. Beforehand I was fretting about where in the house to take the photos, which background would work etc, but Johanna didn’t need a lot of space and a rug and cushion that she had brought were all the background we needed. Johanna took plenty of time and we tried out different outfits and props. Dylan actually slept through most of the session, he was so relaxed. After a while we moved downstairs to take some family photos of Dylan, myself, my husband and the pets. We only really posed for a group photo, most of the time Johanna worked around us just being us in our home and the result is that we have plenty of natural looking photos that have captured this precious time when Dylan was so young perfectly.
We treasure the photos of that day a lot and loved working with Johanna!”
“Johanna made us all feel relaxed the second she came in the door. She just worked around us which was great with an excited toddler wanting in on the action. The kids really warmed to her straight away. Would highly recommend Johanna for breastfeeding / family photos. Delighted with our pics. Thanks Johanna.”
“Having an engagement session was so important to us. It was exciting to have a practice run before our wedding day. Especially for my fiancé who didn’t know what to expect! Johanna made it so easy. We spent a lovely time with her strolling through one of our favourite spots. Johanna made us feel nice and relaxed and it shows in the photographs. They were exactly what we wanted and we even used one of the photographs from the session for a signing frame on our wedding day.”