Family, chickens and tyre swings


I am finally getting around to blogging some of my favourite family sessions from the second half of last year. I really don't know where the time goes!This first session I want to share was one of the most fun sessions I had all of last year! It all started with an email from a lovely grandmother (who looks far to young to have all these grandkids!) who wanted to get some lifestyle photography while all her family were in one place. And before I knew it, I was knee deep in kids, dogs and chickens and laughing non-stop! These are the best sessions, where you're made to feel like part of the action, called by the kids to come and see what they're doing and getting mums and dads a couple of minutes to get possibly the only photo of just the two of them since their wedding day.I'm taking bookings now for June, July and August, so if you'd like to get some awesome memories up on your wall please get in touch - I would LOVE to hear from you! Spaces are tight so don' t leave it too late and miss out on grabbing one.

My favourite family

This would be the fourth time I've photographed this gorgeous lot, and without a doubt each session is more and more fun than the last! There is something so beautiful about documenting the growth of a family, as children are born,  grow older and develop their own amazing personalities. And with parents who are up for pretty much anything, photographing them is nothing short of a dream job!We took these photos at Stormont Estate during the autumn half term in near perfect conditions - blue skies, warm air and the most stunning array of golden leaves. Let's just not talk about the number of times we had to steer the boys away from quagmires of mud in the middle of the lawns!

A rather rainy photo session

It occurred to me recently that I never actually got round to sharing this fun photo session from late autumn, when one lovely family donned their rain coats and kicked the butt of the appalling weather! They were totally up for the fun and even some pretty heavy downpours couldn't dampen their spirits. It just goes to show that even when you can't guarantee the sunshine, you can bring your own in bucket-loads! Also, love me some sweet, lovely brothers!

                     Look at them trying to keep a straight face in the bucketing rain!! Only the tiny one managed. Love it!

And of course, when possible, you should always bring a superhero to your shoot! #goeswithoutsayingIn the event of not enough costumes for all involved, you may revert to 1970's duffel coat action, using your hood to create the magic cape!If you're thinking of having some family photos taken anytime soon, why not drop me an email via that wee contact button up there and we can chat about whether you'd look better as Elsa from Frozen or Woody from Toy Story! 

Boys are the best

I'm going to make a bold and drastic statement here, but photographing boys is my favourite and my best.  Maybe it's because I have two boys and I know a bit about what makes them tick and what makes them laugh (fart noises every time!)I was so lucky to get to photograph these brothers at the end of the summer.  Their mum wanted them as a surprise for their dad's birthday, and if happy boys racing in the sand and jumping around like lunatics doesn't make for a great birthday present, I don't know what does!! This is a little bit of their life documented. If you 'd like a little bit of your family's life documented, whether it's just to update the family photos, a birthday, christening or other family event, go ahead and click the contact button up there - I'd love to hear from you! 

I {heart} families!

Families are such a blast to photograph.  Especially when they're multi-generational and super fun!  And don't mind the rain!!I had the pleasure of photographing the fabulous Moore and Gibson families in the grounds of the Galgorm a few weeks ago.  For those of you that follow me on Instagram, this was the shoot where I wrecked my leg (and possibly a bench but ssshh, don't tell!)  But it was totally worth it to capture this lot.  Moores and Gibsons, you were brilliant and it was a pleasure spending the morning with you!

It's serious work being 9 months old

Or so this little man would have you think. I took these pictures before Christmas and had such a great time with his family. His mum and dad are so much fun and are completely smitten with their very thoughtful little guy. As indeed was I before long. He has the softest downy hair that had me wanting to stop with the photos and just snuggle him up on more than one occasion. Just look at the mummy and daddy love in these next few images. It is such a joy to watch families all loved up through my lens :)Also loving mum's attempt to make everyone wear an Aran sweater and the fact that dad refused to give in! I loved photographing them and cannot wait to traipse my camera round to his Aunt's house to sneak a few photos of his very tiny cousin!!