All about Portraits…
Capturing you and your loved ones being yourselves & having fun together is what I love to do. My style is a bit of a hybrid style between classic portrait and documentary/lifestyle photography. I will direct to get classic portrait style photos as I do still adore these but I also aim to get a whole heap of very natural shots of you together. I love to give you space to be yourselves and just capture all the natural emotions & moments that unfold. There is nothing formal about what I do.
I offer on location shoots which means I come to you! I can meet you in your home or your favourite spot. For newborn shoots or very young babies I do recommend at home, especially in these colder months. A favourite location like a park or beach works brilliantly for older kids or toddlers who like to run around and explore. It gives so many opportunities to capture them as naturally as possible. Some of my favourite locations are Breaffy House, Turlough House, Raheen woods, Westport House, Mulranny Beach, Old head – practically anywhere in Mayo works! Please do let me know your favourite spots.
If this all sounds like what you want please do get in touch and we will organise a day and time that suits you.
Half Day in the life
Perfect for a true documentary style session or multiple locations
3-4 Hour session
Online Album Hosting
Complete Gallery to
Three 8×10 inch matted prints
10 Page Family Album
Perfect for big extended
Two Hour Session
Online Album Hosting
Complete gallery to download
Presentation Box with
Perfect for immediate families
at home or one set location
One hour portrait session
Online Album Hosting
10 High resolution Digital files
*Option to purchase complete gallery €150
Travel fee applies to locations more than 50km from Castlebar for starter package only
All Sessions require a €50 deposit to confirm booking
There are so many options when it comes to albums. Each one is fully customisable and as unique as each family I work with. Professionally designed, we will work together until the album is just perfect for you.
These are an investment that will last a lifetime. All albums are printed on the highest quality archival paper beautifully bound in the finest of materials. A real heirloom piece.
Fine Art Albums start at €400 for a 10 page 8×8 inch album.
Prints and Frames
Fine art prints and framing available from €25. This is a beautiful way to showcase your beautiful photographs.
A gorgeous way to keep your fine art prints safe and protected. Also incredibly easy to take out thanks to the cute little ribbon.
Absolutely love the pictures…
How do I book you?
Get in touch and we organise a date, time & location that suits you. If you have little ones it’s really important to aim for a time that suits them, i.e. lets avoid nap time or when they normally eat! You will need to pay a deposit and sign a contract to confirm all bookings. I also have a questionnaire I will send you. This is designed to get you thinking about what images you might like to get but it also helps me get to know who is in the shoot, likes & dislikes etc. Of course a good ol chat over the phone usually covers most of this too.
Where do the shoots take place?
I am an on location photographer which basically means I come to you! If appropriate I can come to your home (perfect for maternity, newborns or young babies) or we can choose a beautiful location like your favourite beach or park. Mayo has some amazing locations to choose from but if you have a favourite spot please do let me know.
Some of my favourite locations are: Turlough house, Breaffy House Hotel, Westport House, Raheen woods, Mount Falcon, Bertra beach, Old Head, Westport town, The Mall in Castlebar, Raheen woods, Mulranny Beach (any beach in Mayo to be fair!)
What if it rains?
This is always a potential in Ireland so the reality is sometimes we have to reschedule. However as I only even take a limited number of session a week, I do my best to fit you back into the calendar as quickly as I can. I just ask for a little bit of flexibility from you too. If you have limited time then we should discuss a back up plan like an indoor location, this can be your home or hotel or a sheltered spot at your choosen location.
However, so long as we are not dealing with weather alerts, fear of flooding or young babies, I would encourage you to be open about giving it ago anyway! Some wellies, umbrellas and a good coat and we can get some incredibly fun images. If you are brave enough I will be too!
Whats your style of photography?
Natural, relaxed, fun.
I have a bit of a hybrid style I guess. I will direct to get those classic portrait shots but I love capturing natural candid shots too. I may give a gentle prompts here and there but mostly I will go with the flow, especially when kids are involved. A shoot can involve taking a walk along your favourite beach, playing in the waves or it could be at home where your kids can show me their favourite toys and play their favourite games. My aim overall is to capture the best of your relationships and connections to loved ones.
Do you do Documentary Family Photography?
Yes but not strickly as I will also direct. Which I guess makes me more of a lifestyle photographer. My aim is always to document your family as they are. These involve a little direction or very simple prompts. This is especially important if you want the classic set of family portraits. You just won’t get them if they are not organised and set up. However I love to keep these as uncomplicated and natural as possible. I promise any set up photos will still be capturing the best of your loved ones and will not feel stiff or formal. If you are interested in doing a completely documentary style session then please do let me know. I love them and will always be up for this.
Do you do videography?
No I like to concentrate on just photography as it is where I have specialised all my training & equipment in.
But I hate being photographed! Any tips?
Everyone says this!! Very few people are really comfortable in front of the camera and thats ok. My job is to help create a setting where you will feel comfortable. I can give gentle promts and offer direction when needed but really I want you to think of this as a chance to hang out with your loved ones and be yourselves together. That’s what I really want to capture, your relationships and connection. I promise it is beautiful and well worth capturing. You are important to your family and they will grow up cherishing images with all their loved ones in it.
What is a high resolution image?
This is the digital file that is basically your image. A high resolution file is high enough quality that you can print from it.
You will also notice that there is an option to download low resolution files in your online gallery. These are best for online use. They are lower quality so I don’t recommend printing from them, but they take up much less space on phones etc and will upload faster.
Who can see my online gallery?
This is up to you. It is set to be private but you can share with as many people as you like.
There are heaps of really cool features that enable you to hide any shots you may not want people to see or you can create scenes for sharing certain parts of the day e.g. family shots.
What are your qualifications?
I have a B.A. (Hons) degree in Photography, which I graduated from in 2007. I have been working in the industry ever since. I have worked for a number of high end photography studios who provided very regular training. I still regularly do courses to keep up to date with industry standards. I am also a member of the IPPVA.
Want to know more about what to expect?
Click through to the blog post I have created outlining what to expect before, during and after your shoot.