Shelley and Clive, a sneak peek!

How’s that for a happy bunch? ­čÖé

One of the loveliest weddings I’ve had the privilege of being a small part of, it was a gorgeous day with a wonderful couple and here is their sneak peek.

Thank you, Shelley and Clive!

And I’ll end with a bit of Shelley, Percy that is, for Shelley.

“See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?”

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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.

Max and Anna Marie, a Winter Handfasting

Why would I shoot a wedding during the worst winter in the last 10 years with the most deplorable driving conditions AND 37 weeks pregnant? Well, for the love of, well, love… What else?

Max asked me to help with his wedding photographs a few months back and knowing how late in the game I would be by the time it rolled around, I made no promises, but boy was I glad to be part of their wonderful day. The ceremony was a traditional handfasting and it was held at Markree Castle in Co Sligo. Very intimate and very personal, it was a great experience. I hope these have done their day some justice!


Flowers and champers, check.


One radiant bride, check.


One gorgeous gown, check.


A hope and a prayer, check.


Attentive brideslaves bridesmaids, check.


A tiny bit of help, check!


An excited groom, check.


One moment with dad.


A kiss. One of many to come. ­čÖé


Sneaking away.


Bestmen!


Mr and Mrs!


I told you there were more kisses!


A quick retouch.


Ahhhhhhhhh. Gorgeous cake, made by the groom’s mum!

It’s so hard to choose which photos to include here but I hope it’s given you a flavour of their day.

Check back soon!

Jess <3 Conor

A few photos from Jess and Conor’s big day. Not for the faint of broadband connection! ­čśë Enjoy. Comment if you want me to send you the full link.


This photo was taken during the rehearsal the night before, was praying I’d get one as good on the day itself!


*Sigh* for holiday weddings


Goodies for the girls


Bride with her mum


The “other” important dress of the day


Kisses for the flower girl


Entourage


The boys, well, some of them.


Married!


Gossiping


The bride with her boys


Til next post, bye!

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?

Thanks!

Hello, world!

Rock on!

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.

La famiglia

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.





Woods’ Sneak Peek!

A quick sneak peek of the Woods’ Family Portraits I took over the weekend. I love family portraits, especially because my own is so far away. They were celebrating T&M’s 40th wedding anniversary and I was really priveledged to come along to capture them all together. The siblings came from Dublin, Belfast and as far as New Zealand to bring the family together. Thank you for letting me share your special day!

In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave…


And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

– Maya Angelou

I am only just going through the photos from Karen and Ronan’s amazing wedding. So, this isn’t so much a sneak peek as a sneak! Check back for more of this beautiful bride. Oh, and the groom too. ­čśë

Hanging with the Hendersons

I spent an evening with this lovely family the other day, and here is the promised sneak peek,

First off, a very special member of the family, Winnie! Who can resist those eyes?! ­čÖé

Then, in order of appearance…

Now, admittedly, on first glance, you wouldn’t automatically guess they were siblings, but if you spend any time with them at all, it is really very noticeable!

And for the stars of the evening,

Happy Anniversary, folks!

Thank you for inviting me into your home and for letting me share this time with your family!


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!

Shiny Happy People

Squee! Forgive the giddiness. I baked ALL afternoon. Total sugar high, which explains why I am up editing after midnight. I baked brown soda bread, a spotted dick, a low fat cheesecake and a full fat sugar laden chocolate cake. None of which I have eaten (only partly true) because I sent them up to the in laws for a dinner party tomorrow. ­čÖé

Now, I normally take a day or two after a shoot before I start processing photos so that I can look at them with a fresh eye but I couldn’t resist going through a few photos from today’s shoot with the Fahey’s. They were such a lovely family and so easy going. The girls were great and so full of energy! Thank you so much for a fun morning and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Here are a few for your sneak peek.


Look at those baby blues.


As you can see, it runs in the family!


Kisses from daddy.


Tickles!

Thanks again and 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.