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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Merry Happy!

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Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a 2013 full of joy!

Don’t forget, you can keep up to date with my work over 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!

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! 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!

Sneak Peek! Miss Aoife

I met the very lovely Ms Aoife this morning with her mum (dad made a quick appearance) at their home and what a little charmer she was! Such a sweetheart, she was very patient with me and even gave us a smile or two. Am i getting broody or what? ­čÖé

As promised, here are a few photos for mum and dad.

Thank you for having me over, it is always a great privilege to share in welcoming a new baby.





Sweet cheeks

Everyone say, “Aaaaaaaahhh”. Talk about sweetcheeks. I had the privilege of spending a quiet hour with this angel and he was such a sweetheart. It’s been a very busy week and I am nearly nodding off in front of the computer as we were in Belfast today to attend Helen Bartlett’s very excellent seminar on children’s portraiture at Calumet. Helen was so enthusiastic and kept us rapt with attention for almost 6 whole hours! If you have a chance to attend one of her seminars, I highly recommend it.

I will love you and leave you with this short post but check in again soon!

It’s a new day…

It’s a new life! And i’m feeling good. ­čÖé Happy New Year everyone.

I don’t mean to start the year with a cliche but I was listening to Muse to herald in the new year. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable NYE and that 2009 fills your life with joy.

This is just a quick follow up for Sam, et al. I didn’t mean to leave Murphy out of the last post but as i said, internet issues. So to make up for it, he has a post all to himself to mark the start of a great year! ­čÖé Happy 2009.

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby….

As promised, here is a sneak peek for the Couzen’s family. The session was an anniversary gift for Sam and Paul’s parents’ RUBY anniversary! Bernie and Kate were such a lovely couple and I was asking them what their secrets were, I mean 40 years! How awesome is that? I had a great time and I hope they did too. Thank you for letting me share such a special event with your family.

Now, I am still sorting and editing photos from the session and unfortunately, I am having MEGA issues with my internet. I can’t upload anything without big dramas so I can’t put up as many photos as I’d like. But I will persevere. Check back again soon!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Birthday Post!

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Just a quick post to mark my birthday! Yay for me! ­čÖé I hope everyone has a had a wonderful Christmas break, i’m sure you’ve all had your turkey quota for the year. I’m busy busy busy with all the family, my mom is here for Christmas which is fantastic and also with editing a few different things which I promise will be up in the next few days. There are a couple of sneak peeks coming up so keep checking in. We had a lovely relaxing day yesterday visiting friends and a new baby and of course I couldn’t resist, so i’ve left you with a few!

And a great big heart felt thanks for all the lovely birthday greetings from across the globe! ­čÖé

Little Steps

Little steps because I’ve decided to take the plunge and advertise my services to the world (well, Donegal) at large. One little step at a time. This is one of my posters, I thought it would be best to keep it simple. Most all of my work has been word of mouth and referrals, which in my opinion, is the best advertising. I have several newborn shoots in the next few months and even one for February so I’m super excited to meet these babies and capture such fleeting moments. I’ll still do product photography and well, whatever comes my way, but for now, I’ll stick to what I know. Thanks for all the support I’ve received, I couldn’t do it without you guys!