Lifestyle portraits in the clients home will always be my very very favorite sessions to shoot. Not only do we get to capture YOU and your lovely family just as you are, but everyone feels safe, comfortable, and relaxed. PLUS, the atmosphere in the background of your images is ALSO your own. Every single detail of the image belongs to you. You aren’t just looking at how your family looks in this frozen moment of time, but also how your home — your life! — looks! When you look back at these you might say, “oh remember when we had that rug?! I loved it until Junior spilled cranberry juice on it!” or, “Oh, I loved those sweet little bodies sitting at your children’s table.” It captures your whole story. And that’s the essence of why I love being a portrait photographer so very much.
The W Family welcomed their new little baby boy and invited me to come and capture this new time in their lives at home. These children are so kind, so sweet, and so loving. I truly had a blast working with them and I hope this is just the first of many moments captured.
W Family, thank you for the honor of being your photographer. You are all so lovely and, parents… you’re winning at this parenting thing. Nice job!
I just love At-Home family portrait sessions! Look at this cutie pie and his adoring parents.
Just found this in my blog drafts folder and what perfect timing since it’s senior portrait time! Last year I met this awesome guy, his mum, and his friend at Bare Cove Park in Hingham MA. It had been years since I had photographed a session there so I was excited to go back! It was a cloudy and gloomy evening so the light was darker than I had hoped, but we still managed to get some great stuff. It helps that he’s fantastically photogenic. Plus cloudy days offer my favorite kind of lighting. The colors pop so well! Take a look!
While stoic in his nature, this senior did a great job of being active in his stoicism. He prefers a closed-lip smile (and just a slight one at that) but he was always present while posing; he wasn’t stiff or stand-off-ish. He just simply wanted to be captured as himself and that’s what I always strive to do with each of my clients. At his ordering session, he was happy with his images and that made me so happy. That’s what it’s all about, my friends.
I had a blast hanging out with this fella and his awesome mum (and his friend too!). Thank you so much for choosing me to capture who you are. You’re awesome.
Tweens will spend the day building self confidence through group discussion and games, receive a skincare tutorial and makeover from Kerrin Marie Artistry and have their portraits taken by Irish Eyes Photography.
This event is for kids ages 10-13. All genders welcome.
Kerrin Marie is a senior stylist at AZ Studio in Downtown Hingham. You can follow her on instagram at Kerrinmarieartistry or visit her website at www.kerrinmarie.com. She has worked her magic on many incredible faces – including the amazing recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen!
Hey look I’m blogging! Welcome back everyone! It’s been a while. Now that my amazing assistant has started, you should hopefully see more here. Fingers crossed! Anyway, here we are, back and ready for action, and I’ve got a lovely session to share with you today.
A month or two back, this lovely family reached out for newborn portraits. Their baby was a little older than “newborn” but that didn’t matter; just because babies aren’t “under 10 days old and still curly” as we say in the business, doesn’t mean we can’t still capture these early moments.
I was immediately smitten with this sweet couple and their adorable little boy. They are so down to earth, and so genuinely like each other, that it was wonderful to see. You’ll be able to see it in these images too. Just lovely.
S Family, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your sweet vibe! It was an absolute pleasure!
Back before Christmas, a Hingham mom reached out to me and asked to have portraits of one of her daughter’s taken. For whatever reason, they had portraits of their other kiddo but needed some just for this awesome kid. So on a cold day, we walked around beautiful Downtown Hingham and had a ton of fun goofing off and grabbing some lovely portraits. I had so much fun photographing this fellow redhead and I absolutely ADORE her mum. I hope we get to do a family session together sometime just so I can hang out with them again! So much joy and spunk! I love it! Take a look.
Her mum had mentioned LOVING snow portraits and wanting to try to catch snow for a family session sometime. While we definitely NEED to do that, I had a bit of fun in photoshop with one image to surprise her. Take a look:
Thanks for this awesome session and for all the fun, kiddo! Mum – wanna grab a drink sometime?! You’re fantastic! Oh, and, psst, everyone else: that fantastic mum is one of the people behind the new, hyper local news and lifestyle resource, The Hingham Anchor. I’ve been LOVING everything they’re doing and how energetic their approach is. Take a look and be sure to follow them on social media!
I was first contacted by this family for senior portraits of their oldest daughter a few years ago. I sadly was not able to accommodate them and they had to go to another photographer. What an honor it was to have them come back this time around and see if they could book me for their second daughter. And hooray! This time we did it! I’m so happy it worked out because this girl was an absolute delight to photograph.
We met at Pond Meadow Park in Braintree/Weymouth on the perfect Autumn evening. Funny, I was thinking to myself today while driving from one session to another, that I basically work straight through the Fall and it how that stinks because Fall is my favorite and I’m working all the time. But then I realized that my job is 100% me working outside, enjoying the weather and the light and the crisp air! So I laughed at myself and turned the music up and went on to spend another evening walking around a gorgeous park taking images of fabulous people. Silly Kerry.
Anyway, back to this stunner. She’s amazing. She’s interested in dermatology which I told her she’d be perfect for because she obviously takes excellent care of her skin! She’s the captain of her cheer-leading team and has been for a couple of years. She’s lovely to talk to with a great personality and a good sense of humor. It was so enjoyable spending the evening chatting with her and her mum.
Here we go!
Thanks for choosing me to capture this incredible moment in time. It’s been an honor!
Maybe it’s because in the Autumn, I’m never (ever) home, but to me, this time of year just calls for being a homebody. The chill in the air (not today though!), the delicious comfort foods we all love, the fact that it’s slipper weather again — I just love being home in the Fall. So I figured it was the perfect time for the #irisheyeshome challenge! Take a look:
You can click on any image to see additional descriptions if you’d like. If you participated and you don’t see your image included, check your hashtags (#irisheyeshome most importantly), or, if you want to be included in the gallery, make sure your profile is public. You don’t HAVE to have a public profile to partake in the challenge, but you do have to have a public profile if you want the image to show up in the gallery. Be sure to check in on the Group Page to find out next week’s challenge!
Irish Eyes Photography’s Community Challenge started on January 17th, 2018. Here are the weekly challenges this far:
Have a wonderful week everyone!
I first met this sweet little one and her mum when they stopped in to my Parade Portraits on the Fourth of July. She was too little to take advantage of the backdrops I had set up for that day, so we improvised. I’m in love with her lobster outfit.
Directly afterward, her mum reached out to book a family session for the Fall. And then, a month or so later, she reached out to ask if we could fit in a Mom-and-Me session because she wanted to surprise her husband. We had SO MUCH FUN during our session. It was quick, painless, and we got the shots that were perfect for the planned surprise. Along with some gift prints, mum purchased a couple of these as larger wall art, matted and framed and ready to gift to her husband (and then hang on the wall). Now they get to see these happy moments each and every day. That’s why wall art is the best.
Doesn’t Mum have the best hair?! I have complete hair envy.
Because these images will be proudly displayed on their walls, this little one is going to grow up seeing that Mum has always been this madly in love with her. I love it. (And, plan to see the above image again when it’s time for Mother’s Day Sessions; I see the perfect advertisement shot in that one!)
Ugh. Those baby blues get me every time!
My usual approach to editing pictures is to keep people looking as much like themselves as possible. Sure, I’ll clean up some acne or a scratch or bug bite. But generally, if a mark is part of what you look like, I like to keep it. Little one here has that all-too-familiar sweet stork-bite between her eyes. Someday that will probably fade. But for now, it’s a part of who she is in this lovely, fleeting baby stage. I gently mentioned to her mum that if she didn’t like it I could take it out but that I thought it honored this time in her life. Mum agreed; these images are all about looking back at these moments and all the details from them. Of course, someone else might prefer I edit it out and that’s OK too! Every client is different and I am happy to honor every client’s preferences.
After each of my sessions, I send my clients a questionnaire asking them about their experience. I am always aiming to make my clients happy and want to make sure I achieved my goal. When I got this questionnaire back, it had the sweetest feedback and I just had to share. “I had a great experience with Irish Eyes! Kerry was always quick to respond with questions and always found time for us. The process was flawless. Her pictures of my four month old were gorgeous! She was so great and patient with her that I was completely floored!”
I am so excited to work with this family again in a couple of weeks for their long awaited Fall family session. I can’t wait to finally meet Dad! Hopefully I’ll still be on a roll with blogging and can share that session as well. Until then, have a wonderful Tuesday!
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