Whether you are looking for photographs of your children or just updating your family photos, I would love to capture these special moments in your life. I specialise in timeless and natural family photography. A candid moment is going to tell the story of your children and family so much more than a posed portrait in a staged environment. I want your child's true personality gets to shine. I want your children to look at the photos in years time and say: "That's how my childhood looked like"!
Before the session
Before the photo session think about your family's favourite place or what your family likes to do? Do you like to walk on the beach, go to the park, walk in the forest, etc? Or maybe your home is your favourite place in the world? Ideally, the photographs should tell a story, and it should be a story about YOUR family.
Light is the most important part of any photo. One way to get a great light is to photograph at a time of day when the sun isn’t high in the sky. The harsh light is very unflattering, it gives a harsh shadow under the eyes and neck along with overall high contrast. Once we decide on location I will advise on the best time for your photo session. I know lots of amazing locations around Dungarvan, co. Waterford and surrounding areas for photoshoots. Lismore Castle and park, Ardmore and Clonea beach, Glenshelane and Colligan woods would be just a few of my favourire places.
Usually, a lifestyle photo session does not involve a lot of props. You want to create a relaxed atmosphere for you and your family. Small children are not always good at standing still and posing, so they are much happier if you give them something to do. So bring their favourite toys, a ball, or maybe a book. Grab a picnic blanket and a few snacks and you will be amazed how adorable the photographs will look!
We've decided on our session. What happens next?
Depending on weather conditions and children’s cooperation, I usually aim for 90 mins photo session. Anything longer is too tiring for the family, especially if there are smaller children involved. During the session, I will capture images of the family together and children on their own. Lifestyle photography is my true passion so with your session you can expect natural posing and a lot of fun. You are welcome to bring a few outfits (1-2) to create a full gallery of beautiful images. We will try to cover at least two different locations.
What if it rains on our session date?
If possible, let’s wait until the last minute. You know what they say: If you don't like the weather in Ireland now, just wait a few minutes. Unless it is pouring rain for the entire day, there is a good chance the photo session will happen! If you would like to reschedule - no problem!
What happens after our session?
After each photo session, I handpick the final photographs from the session and work with each selection to bring it to its full potential. Once you've had a chance to review your Gallery and select your favourite images, you can confirm. There will never be any hard sell or expectation for you to spend more than what you feel comfortable with and I am always on hand to help guide you, should you need advice with product ordering. I use some of the best in class printing laboratories for creating the products on offer, hand-picking finishes and styles of materials used - with the knowledge and understanding of what works best with my style of photography.
How to book our session?
If you are interested in booking a family photography session, simply pop me a message me via the contact form. €100 non-refundable SESSION FEE is due on booking to secure your space, this DO NOT include any prints or digitals. The Session Fee covers the photographer’s time in processing your booking, traveling to and from location, photo session and creative editing. The session can be rescheduled free of charge.
Looking forward to hearing from you,