“We’ll see who brings in more honey”

Kathleen and Lorcan are dear friends who have recently been blessed with this BEEautiful baby. I think I have been even more excited for this shoot than they have.

The bee thing, I’m told is a family joke, I’ll take their word for it, but I got this bee outfit especially made by a lovely local crafter in anticipation of this little man. BZZZZ!

Newborn shoots are ideally done in the first two weeks when babies still have that natural curl and are very sleepy. It can be a tough time for new mummies and daddies but it also passes the quickest. I know it doesn’t feel that way when the sleepless nights seem endless but its a shock to the system to suddenly realise that your newborn suddenly isn’t a newborn anymore!

This time is one of my very favourites to capture, it is so fleeting and really so very precious. Thank you for letting me share this time with you!

I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek ­čÖé

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What a HONEY!

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I am ever so grateful for the job I have and to everyone who entrusts these special moments to me.

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What can be more amazing than that sleepy smile? I swear, it’s not gas!

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These are hands that hold the world.
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I can’t wait to capture the whole family together over the summer! Watch this space.

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Happy Happy!

So, is the end of February too late to wish you all a happy new year? ­čśë

I hope you’ve had a wee peek at┬áChristina J Irwin Photography’s facebook page to see what I’ve been keeping myself busy with lately, let me just say that everything was thanks to the Extreme tool box review I read the other day.

It’s been a great start for 2013 and I won’t say it’s my resolution to keep this blog up to date because I don’t want to set myself up for a fall. But I will try. Trying to keep up with all this social media is tough!

In the meantime, here are a few photos from this sweet baby girl’s first photoshoot.

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Happy 12/12/12!

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It’s become a bit of a tradition here to post on repeating dates since I started the blog on 08/08/08! And i’ve tried to make sure I update every year since so hence this update even though it’s been quiet here for far too long! I was hoping to do a monster post or best of 2012 but between getting Christmas orders ready and battling this “dose”, I am about done out. There’s still time before the end of the year but in the meantime, I will leave you with this ad that appeared in the local papers today. Don’t forget, gift vouchers are available for all your special occasions through out the year. ­čÖé

You can catch up with what I’ve been up to HERE!

Mother’s Day Giveaway!

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I am running a small promotion on my facebook page.

In honour of Mother’s Day, I am giving away a free portrait session and a 16×12 canvas for Mother’s Day worth ÔéČ190!!!

You know the drill.
– Like the page (if you haven’t already)
– Like the photo
– Share and comment

The session can be for yourself or you can gift it to someone else.

Terms and Conditions apply and the draw will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, March 18.

Good luck and get sharing!

A morning with the Mahons

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This is Julie. See Julie’s lovely hair. See Julie SHAVE her hair off for The Irish Cancer Society with TodayFM’s Shave or Dye. No mere dye job for this lovely, she’s going whole hog! She is then donating her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children that need them. Support her here.

I met Julie and her lovely family on Bundoran beach on a typically wet and misty Irish morning. But the wellies were out and there was lots to explore so off they went!

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It was also their 7th wedding anniversary. Bonus!
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Funny Faces!

Thank you for letting me share in your morning.
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Watch this space to see Julie take the clippers to her hair! ­čÖé

Happy 11/11/11!

I know I’ve been really slack in updating but since I started this blog on 08/08/08 and have made the effort every year to make sure I post on such auspicous dates, here is a quick sneak peek of a very lovely mummy and baby I could not get enough of! ­čÖé You can catch more recent updates on my facebook page! See you there!

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Summer!

I’ve been a very bad blogger, haven’t I? Let me assure you, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth (although it sometimes feels like I’m buried under mountains of editing!). I do update my facebook page a little bit more regularly, so please head over for a peek. ­čÖé

In the meantime, a few bits from the last few months.

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Hello, Mr Man. A sneak peek.

Presenting…. Mr Man.

10 days old and still no name. He is the reason I’ve been so busy, but also so ecstatic at the same time. We are so grateful for all the well wishes, cards and presents we have received and also for the support during our extended stay in hospital. So, a sneak peek for you while I enjoy my little man.

Sneak Peek! Hello, Jaimie!

A sneak peek for the very adorable Jaimie who had nothing but smiles and giggles for me during the whole session. I can’t believe how BUSY boys are! I don’t remember Gabriella being that busy at 11 months, he was a real hurricane. But who can resist those beautiful eyes?

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Sneak Peek! A morning with the girls… and daddy too!

Sorry, daddy! I couldn’t resist. He was truly outnumbered with his very lovely wife and 3 adorable girls.

Phew, what a day! Back to back sessions today and I am asleep on my feet but I couldn’t resist sharing a few from this morning’s session. The session was a “new baby” gift from a very generous auntie and uncle and though I got lost on the way there (my fault for not listening to directions) I knew I was in the right house as soon as I saw daddy because he was the spitting image of his brother! I’m sure they’re tired of hearing that too.

(shameless plug) Gift sessions are super awesome and with Christmas coming around the corner, you know where I am! (end of shameless plug)

So, without further ado…

Sisters rock!

The new addition.

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Giggles with the girls

One of my faves from the day. Not only is the baby’s sleepy smile sooooo sweet, but I love how the older girls are holding hands. Sweetness!

Thanks you so much for having me over today and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Another sneak peek tomorrow so visit again soon. ­čÖé

Sneak Peek… Little Miss Heidi

I had the distinct privilege of spending the morning with the gorgeous Miss Heidi and her equally stunning mum at their beautiful home. I’ve never seen a more alert 2 week old! Here are a few photos to tide them over til I get the rest done! thank you!