Sisters: A Home Family Portrait Session in Dublin

Children napping with plush toy on patterned cushion.

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 have a clue where to start, or even how to retrieve them from iCloud. She wanted a photographer who would take care of everything for her: from taking the photographs that represented her family’s personality to delivering ready-to-hang products she could start enjoying straight away. (We could call them “ready-to-enjoy”!)

Framed Storyboard Collage from a Dublin Family Photography Session at Home

I am always super excited when I realise that a client is not only connected with my work but also with the fact that I care about printed products. I know how hard it is for parents to find the time (and energy) to regularly make a selection of images from the thousands that were taken, decide what to do with them and finally get them printed. Do you know how I know that? Because I struggle with it too! I do wish sometimes that someone else would come over and sort my personal photos out for me, or help me with every step until I get to actually print (and see!) the photographs that make me happy.

Detail of a Framed Sprinted Storyboard from their Dublin Family Photography at Home

Valentina’s family had relocated to Dublin recently and she wanted her girls to be captured right now, at the stage they were in, and before she started working and life got crazy once again.

It was the day after a snow storm and it was cold so we spent most of the time at their apartment: playing, dancing, cooking, eating lunch. Then we walked (and cycled) to their favourite café to have coffee and cake.

Toddler clapping hands, mother smiling, indoor playtime.
Woman smiling at baby on sunny sofa.
Toddler holding up animal mask indoors
Child coloring book with blue marker.
Family exiting building, child on bike, stroller.
Mother and child enjoying a cookie together.
Toddler being fed by adult at table.
Father and child sharing joyful moment, black and white photo.

At first, Zoe was too busy playing by herself to interact with her little sister, but you just can’t force that type of moments or they don’t look real. This is why a longer session is important. You don’t have to pretend or stage… you just have to be patient and ready. Only when their parents got busy preparing lunch did the two sisters start playing together in the sweetest way.

Children napping with plush toy on patterned cushion.
Child watching baby sibling lying on cushion.
Couple cooking together in modern kitchen.
Children playing and laughing indoors.
Children playing and cuddling on floor at home.
Big sister kissing her little sister while playing "bedtime"
Sisters playing hid and seek under a book
Sisters playing ukulele

I could keep sharing more, but I am going to leave you with something Valentina wrote to me after I delivered the storyboards:

THANK YOU for capturing one of our special (every)days, the storyboards are already on the wall… maybe not the best positioning but somewhere that is easy to access, in fact we keep stopping by and admire them.

I want to say “Thank you” Valentina for letting me into your lives. It was such a privilege.

Home Family Portraits in Dublin

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