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Family Photography

I love to get out and about with kids, taking family photographs in your favourite places. Using these locations means that each photoshoot is totally individual, and tells your family’s real story. Away from the artificial confines of a studio your children will feel free to be themselves, meaning we can get gorgeous, natural relaxed photos of them having fun. Photoshoots can take place in any location in Northern Ireland, for example a beach, woodland or park, maybe somewhere that is special to your family or somewhere where you spend a lot of time. I’m also happy to suggest locations if you can’t decide! If you would like a family photoshoot outside of Northern Ireland, then just contact me for a travel cost estimate.

The most important thing for me is that your children feel free to be themselves, so I welcome parents bringing along pets or favourite toys to make them feel at home.  Maybe you’d like me to get some candid shots of a family picnic, trip to the zoo or walk in the park? It doesn’t need to be a special occasion, just a chance for you all to have fun together and get a beautiful set of photographs to cherish forever. Location and wardrobe changes are also encouraged to add variety to the photoshoot.

Baby Photography

For very young babies (under 2 weeks) I recommend booking a newborn photography session. For older babies who have not yet started to walk, photoshoots will usually take place in your home. 6-10 months is a particularly fun age to photograph, as your baby is really developing their own personality and starting to get around by themselves. Once a baby reaches around 1 year old, and approaches walking age, it’s great to get a mix of photos, both inside your home and out and about in your garden or another location. Click on the images below for examples of some of my recent baby photoshoots.

One year old baby photos in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland baby photography: Patrick {13 months}

I’m very pleased to introduce an absolute star to

Belfast baby photos - 9 months old

Northern Ireland baby photography: Ben {9 months}

It’s been almost a month since we’ve had a

Belfast baby photographer

Northern Ireland baby photography – Ruby (8 weeks)

The past couple of weeks have definitely been baby

Northern Ireland baby photography – baby Lily {7 months}

We’ve had a long run of newborns on the blog

Northern Ireland Baby Photography – Jude {9 months}

Very pleased to have another gorgeous baby on the blog

Baby photographer in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland baby photography: Harry {11 weeks}

Now that wedding photography season is in full swing,

Northern Ireland baby photography – Harry {10 months}

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Family Photography

Whether you’d just like some photos of your children, or the whole family together, family photoshoots are a great chance to record precious moments in your family’s history. Feel free to contact me before the session to discuss locations, wardrobe choices and activities. Some recent family photoshoots are shown below.

Northern Ireland family photography {The Argory} – the Evans family

It’s time for a look at the third of this weekend

Family photographer in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland family photography {The Argory} – the Lowe family

Today I was back at one of my most popular family

Northern Ireland family photography – the Massey family

When I was organising this session, dad Glenn told me

Family photography in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland baby and family photography: Angus & Klara

On Thursday last week I had the pleasure of meeting two

Teen & Adult Portrait Photography

I like to keep an eye on what’s hot in the world of fashion photography, and I try to incorporate little aspects of the current trends into my teenage and adult portraits. This means I can make your photographs fresh and modern, while still retaining that timeless quality that ensures they’ll look great for years to come. I want the photos we produce to truly reflect your personality, so I encourage clients to take me to their favourite place and to wear the clothes that say who they really are. Forced smiles and uncomfortable clothes are not a good look! Photoshoots with friends are a great way to celebrate a big birthday, leaving school, a new look or just because you fancy a fun day out and some gorgeous pictures. Beautiful portraits are also a great way for couples to celebrate an engagement or anniversary. Click on the photos below to view some recent teen and adult portrait photoshoots.

Family photography at Titanic Quarter Belfast

Northern Ireland family photography {Titanic Quarter, Belfast} – Robyn, Annabelle & Michael

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Northern Ireland Family Photography – the Hughes family

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Lady Dixon Park, Belfast

Model Test Shoot: Orlágh Flynn

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Teens/Adults: Jade

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