• Irina Duane

Gelmis's First Communion Photo Session in Lismore Castle Gardens

Hi guys!

When clients call to book a photo session, I usually like to gather as many details as possible in order to have a successful and stress-free photoshoot. What is the occasion, how many people, and what is the preferred location, are all typical questions that need to be answered. It is really important to discuss the location so that it complements the family and tells their personal story. I also like to know if there are any "must have" photographs that I need to take. I especially like to hear about any ideas the client has or to see any pictures or magazine cuttings that might have inspired their decision for a photoshoot. So when booking a photo session, I encourage clients to email them to me so that I can work with their ideas/inspirations. And last but not least, if you would like your photographs taken in artistic manner with specific theme please let me know in advance, so we can work on details before the session.

One client, Jurga, first contacted me in late October 2015 about a First Communion photography session for her son Gelmis. She wanted to step away from the traditional Holy Communion style photography, to create something very relaxed, playful and creative; essentially something that reflects the personality of her family.

We met a few weeks before the session to decide on the final touches. The location of choice was perfect - the historic gardens at Lismore Castle in County Waterford. Once we knew the location, the next step was to plan the theme. I created a special inspiration board on Pinterest with some ideas and photo examples, and I shared it with Jurga. After a good chat, we decided to choose a "royal picnic" theme.

Lismore Castle Gardens.

Please meet Gelmis! Congratulations on your Holy Communion!

All of the photographs were taken in the Lower Garden. The Lower Garden was mainly created in the 19th century for the Sixth Duke of Devonshire, Joseph Paxton's patron. This garden is informal with shrubs, trees and lawns, and it is absolutely perfect for family photo sessions.

The gardens contain a fine collection of magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons.

Happiness is only a cupcake away!

Life is like a cup of tea, to be filled to the brim, and enjoyed with your loved one.

Jurga wanted to incorporate angel wings into the session - I think we did a great job on it. What do you think?

The amazing beauty of Lismore Gardens will last for another few months, so if you would like your family photographs to be taken in the beautiful gardens, please contact me at 086 778 2645 or send an email to happymemoriesireland@gmail.com. I will be very happy to create special memories for you and your loved ones.

Happy Memories Photography provides the best and the most affordable photography in West Waterford and East Cork. A 1 hour family photo session is only €80 including 30-35 fully edited photographs provided on a digital USB Memory Stick in a special presentation box.

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Thank you!

Love, Irina xx

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