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I'm Deirdre

Some of my favourite things:

Listening to Rory Gallagher really loud, reading in peace (which is rare!), my husbands cooking (He's Hungarian and I'm telling you, Hungarian food is amazing!), when my Mam visits and we stay up late chatting nonsense and drinking wine , walking around Mullagh lake, visiting Dublin - my home. My dogs, 35mm cameras, Louis Theroux and listening to true crime podcasts.

My absolute passion is photography.

I am the mother to three beautiful children and they are my reason for everything. I think I truly found my love for photography when I became a mother. I realise the true importance of photographs - how gorgeous moments quickly become memories and photographs are really the only tangible things we have to look back on. 

We have a crazy busy household , but I love it. I'm hoping someday the kids will get to rummage through an old photo album or shoebox somewhere and be reminded of their beautiful childhood and how loved they are.

I am a qualified photographer with a BA Degree in Photography, I am also a member of the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPVA). I specialise in child and family portraiture; it's my passion as I feel these photographs hold a special place for any family.


I strive to take photographs that show real human connections and capture personalities honestly, to give a genuine sense of a family or person, as beautiful as they are. 

With me, all formalities are left at the door! Each session is unique; tailored to the client it is fun, relaxed and easy going. I want to see you and your children's personalities, emotion and most importantly, for you to be yourselves.

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“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Each session is tailored to the clients needs, if you have any special requirements or questions don't hesitate to contact me .  

My sessions include a mix of lifestyle and documentary style photographs. Yes there will be some set up photographs but my absolute favourite are the ones that happen in between.

At home, or at a beautiful location, each session is relaxed, stress free and easygoing. 

I strive to capture genuine smiles and real emotions, each session is a unique fun experience, creating beautiful memories that will pull at the ole heartstrings! 

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We had a shoot with Deirdre this week. I am so delighted with the photos. I knew they would be great but I wasn't prepared for really how much I would love them. She has captured my children's personality and the craziness that is my family 100%. I'm so delighted to have these memories to look back on for years to come. Such a worthwhile investment, I'm so delighted I didn't put it off any longer. I can't stop admiring them!

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Professional Portrait Photography by Deirdre Rusk.

Dublin, Meath, Cavan and surrounding counties.


Qualified, registered and insured. 

Deirdre is a qualified member of the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers association (IPPVA) 

Copyright Deirdre Rusk 2020

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