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Before the Session:
We will get to know each other and have a chat over the phone. I will answer any questions you may have and you can tell me all about your family! We can discuss a time and location that suits your family best and discuss any ideas you may have.
During the Session:
My photo sessions are very relaxed and easy going! I will give you simple prompts and direction to get you all interacting, but I will also photograph all the in-between. My goal is to capture genuine moments and real emotion. We will can do something you love to do as a family, go for a walk in your favourite park, chill out at your house, what ever suits you best.
After the Session:
I will carefully select and edit the very best photographs from your session. Within two weeks of your session date you will receive your online viewing gallery to choose your images from.
Some of my favourite locations include:
Fore Abbey, West Meath
Dublin City Centre
Glendalough County Wicklow
Saint Anne's Park, Contarf, Dublin
Dollymount Strand/ Bull Island, Dublin
Newbridge House and Farm, Dublin
Lough Crew Cairns, Oldcastle, Meath
Lough Ramor, Virginia, Cavan
Dun Na Ri Park, Kingscourt, Cavan
Erica's Fairy Forest, Cavan
Saggart Hill, Dublin
Bettystown Beach, Meath
Mornington Beach, Louth
Malahide Beach, Dublin
Lough an Leagh, Baileborough, Cavan
Mullagh Hill, Mullagh, Cavan
Mullagh Lake, Cavan
It was an absolute dream to have Deirdre do our family photos. From start to finish she was just incredible.
Our photos are truly amazing and she captured us all so perfectly.
I can’t recommend her highly enough and am really looking forward to working with her again soon!
Frequently Asked Questions !
I want to book a session! So what now?
Simply fill out the contact form with any relevant information & I will respond within a few days with my available dates & answer any questions you may have! We can arrange a date and location that suits your family and discuss any ideas you may have. After that I will invoice you for your booking fee, I will send you my photography contract and get you booked in! A few days prior to the session we can chat over the phone or via zoom, get to know each other and go over our plans for your family photo session!
When should I book?
Booking in advance is recommended! I am usually booked out a few weeks in advance.
What is your shooting style?
I am a lifestyle family photographer, which means I give direction and prompts to get your family interacting, rather than posing, because this is where the magic happens! My goal is to capture real and genuine moments, and although I give direction, some of my most favourite photographs are the ones that happen in between! My photos sessions are very relaxed, its more like hanging out with a friend with a camera... no stiff posing here!
What if my kids won't engage?
As a mother of three, believe me, I would be very surprised if they did engage all the time! A lot of children are shy or have a hard time with posing for photos, which is why we can forget about the posing and let them do what's fun for them! Let them explore, let them bring a football or a toy they love, if at home they can jump on their bed or show me their favourite toys. There is no pressure! We can take our time & let the kids enjoy themselves.
Are sessions indoors or outdoors?
All session locations are chosen in collaboration with you, every family photo session is as unique as the family!
Can I cancel/reschedule my session?
Booking fees are non refundable, as I am holding the date for you and turning away other clients. If you need to reschedule your session contact me as soon as possible.
When is payment due?
A non refundable booking fee is due before the date can be reserved, with the remaining balance of the session fee due on/before the session date.
What happens if it rains?
In Ireland, this is a very valid question! No worries! If your session date gets rained out, we can either select an alternative location or time, or reschedule to another date. Or we can always splash about in the rain!
How long until I receive my images?
After I have selected the very best images of your session, I will edit them and upload them to your online gallery. You will have this gallery to view within two weeks of your session date. Any printed products will be delivered within a month after purchase.
Deirdre is an absolutely amazing Photographer. We couldn’t have been happier with our family photos.
She took the most beautiful natural photos. She was really excellent with the kids and was so patient. She was also very encouraging with the adults!
My husband and I were a little hesitant with some shots but Deirdre had a fabulous light hearted approach, she put us at ease and we were truly delighted with the results when we saw the photos.
We will defiantly be booking Deirdre again