Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #36: Self Portrait

Not surprisingly, this week has a low turnout.  Even in the age of selfies, it’s always the biggest challenge to turn the camera on ourselves, isn’t it? I had grand plans for this week but, like a true mum in the middle of September, I just didn’t have the time!  I’m not unhappy with my submission though. I found it very interesting that the majority of the submissions were in a black and white filter (including my own)!  I had every intention of doing a color portrait as well (I always think I should be in color because my hair color is so much of what makes me me), but I wasn’t happy with what I was getting and, my kids needed me.  Ah well.  Maybe I’ll add another one sometime.  Yes, you can always take one and add it to the gallery — no matter how much later you do it.  More on that below the reveal.  First let’s see your gorgeous selves!


#irisheyesselfportrait

 

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 (#irisheyesselfportrait 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #35: September

Of course I’m a day late.  Because as the weekly challenge states, it’s September.  And we have jumped back into routine and school and everything and it’s lovely and wonderful and so incredible but I’m already exhausted from all the change this week!  How about you?  I simultaneously thought I had another day until it was time for this posting and also thought it HAD to be Friday alright, right?!  What a week!  Phew!  Still I LOVE September.  I am excited for…hmmm… a week and a half from now where all of the change in scheduling and weather feels normal.  Then, ahhhh.  We can settle in with our tea and our soups and our cozy slippers.  Hahaha.  Let’s see how we all did this week, shall we?

#irisheyesseptember

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 (#irisheyesseptember 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #34: Lunch

I can’t have a photo challenge in the year 2018 and not have you take at least one image of plated food!  hahaha.  Everyone loves taking pictures of what they’re eating so I thought this was too fun.  I loved seeing what everyone posted — from plates to adorable faces covered in lunch to seagulls.  Hahaha.  Such a fun week!  Take a look:

#irisheyeslunch

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 (#irisheyeslunch 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!

-Kerry

 

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #33: Siblings

So this week’s challenge is actually a bit of an Easter Egg for those that know me.  I wasn’t sure what the challenge word would be and then I saw that it was week 33.  The number 33 has become a prominent number in my life because my brother died when he was 33.  So when I saw it was week 33… siblings came to mind!  Thus this challenge word was born.  I love seeing the posts in this week’s gallery.  So many snuggles and so much sibling love.  I also love how many pets made it in.  Nice touch, everyone.  This week I got a little blown off course with my regularly scheduled programming because of getting prepared for back to school next week (and all the activities that go with it) so I totally forgot to post this gallery on Wednesday.  Sometimes I get delayed and I alert people it’ll be late.  This week? 100% forgot.  That was a first!  But here we are!  Better late than never! Let’s take a look…

#irisheyessiblings

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 (#irisheyessiblings 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!

-Kerry

 

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #32: Blue

This week’s theme is another color theme – which is very popular with players.  I love the varied images that are included in the gallery.  Take a look and enjoy!  I’m glad to see so many people coming back too!

#irisheyesblue

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 (#irisheyesblue 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!

-Kerry

 

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #31: Space

What do you think of when you think of the word ‘space?’  Is it the new Space Force we’re putting together? (hah).  Is it personal space?  Infinity and beyond? A parking space?  Open space?  I was hopeful this week’s challenge would give us an array of interpretation and, while it’s a small number of submissions this week, it’s still varied which I love.  It’s never too late to submit your idea if you’d like to — I’d really love to see what people do with this one.  Let’s see what everyone did shall we?

#irisheyesspace

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 (#irisheyesspace 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!

-Kerry

 

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #30: Tide

Yes, I was completely on vacation last week and KNEW I had a house on the beach to look forward to so I totally picked this week’s challenge with my vacation in mind.  It’s the first week I ever picked a challenge knowing what I personally had ahead of me.  It was still tough; I spent most of the week blissfully without my phone, and then whenever I did have it, the tide wasn’t where I wanted it to be.  When it finally was, it was a little darker than I’d had liked but I still got my shots so I was happy with that.

I’ve been noticing lately a drop in our weekly submissions.  I assumed that people were just living summer to its fullest (which I totally support) and not doing any extra tasks.  However, I’ve also seen a few #irisheyestide posts that aren’t in the gallery — I wonder if some of you made your accounts private again?  I know we have a lot of people who, since the beginning, play along but with private accounts so we never get to see their gorgeous work.  I just love that people ARE still doing these, even if not everyone can see them.  I’m glad to know it’s still fun for so many of you.  I’m having a ball with these myself (even the hard ones).  So let’s take a look, shall we?!

 

#irisheyestide

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 (#irisheyestide 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!

-Kerry

p.s. since I was on vacation last week, Week 31 will follow almost immediately after this post goes live so stay tuned!

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #29: Joy

It’s another quiet week around here, since we’re all so busy with summertime adventures.  But the submissions for this week have been so joyous and if they bring a smile to your heart, then the task has been completed!  Take a look!

#irisheyesjoy

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 (#irisheyesjoy 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!

-Kerry

p.s. I’ll be posting the next TWO challenges momentarily.  I am on vacation next week and am trying to unplug as much as humanly possible, so, while we will have our assignments, the posting of next week’s gallery won’t happen until the following week.  So keep an eye out for not one, but two galleries in a row!  And how fun to have two challenges at once (though if you’re strict you can certainly stick to one for the first week and the other for the second.  Whatever floats your boat!)

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #28: Sun

Of course I would pick the rainiest week to challenge you to take Sun images.  Hahahah.  Such is life!  It was a great way to really make it a challenge.   The summer participant group is smaller than the rest of the year but it’s still really really awesome.  I’m so excited every week to see what people think of.  And if you’d like to do a challenge we’ve done in the past, you can always add it; the galleries update so it’s never too late!  Just add the appropriate hashtag and it’ll add it to the gallery automatically.  (Each challenge is listed below; click on that week to see the hashtag info as well as the galleries).  I’m really really thrilled with the images submitted this week.  Have a look for yourself and see how great they are!

#irisheyessun

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 (#irisheyessun 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #27: Square

This week marked our first shape challenge.  This was a pretty fun one because it causes you to really keep your eyes open for something that’s everywhere but you may have not noticed unless you had your mind focusing on it.  I myself took a walk around Downtown Hingham (where my studio is), and captured a whole bunch of shots I hadn’t planned (and one I had).  I was both surprised by where I found squares, and surprised by the lack of squares to capture!  How about you?  Was this a hard one for you or an easy one?  Doing a shape as a challenge was an interesting twist!  Let’s take a look!

#irisheyessquare

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 (#irisheyessquare 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!

-Kerry

 

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #26: White

I think we’re having a slower few weeks because so many people are on vacation and adjusting to new summer schedules.  We’ve still got a great showing for these summertime challenges, even if it’s less than usual!  I was really impressed with this week’s submissions.  I appreciated the out-of-the-box thoughts on this.  I wondered if anyone would go political (they did not).  Color challenges are always fun because it causes you to look around your surroundings, find the color, and, even if it’s a “mundane” thing, to find a way to photograph it so it becomes interesting.  I think shapes would be a fun idea to explore as well, so I’ll have to throw some shape challenges in there too!  Maybe even this week!   For now, enjoy our White challenge.

#irisheyeswhite

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 (#irisheyeswhite 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!

-Kerry

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2018 July 4th Parade Portraits – Downtown Hingham – Irish Eyes Photography

Riding on the coattails of my ever popular Halloween Mini Sessions, I had the idea to copy the format and apply it to the July 4th Parade day that goes through Downtown Hingham – right past my studio.  Two simple setups to choose from, close portraits of patriotic kiddos, and the joy of attending an incredible parade – just the right format for another joyful mini session event.  In total, FORTY FAMILIES dropped by (not all are pictured due to privacy requests which I very happily honored).  What an incredible turnout for the first year!  I hope you’ll all come back every year as many of you do for Halloween.  We always get to have so much fun and I just love how many high fives I got yesterday (I even got a high-foot!).

Thanks to everyone who came out.  You guys are awesome.  Thanks for making my heart so happy.  I hope the rest of your holiday was just as fun.

-Kerry

a note: for some reason the galleries always post out of order.  If you see only one image of your kids and know there’s another — keep scrolling.  It’ll be there.  And if it’s not – please email me so I may fix that for you (but it really should be hahaha I counted).

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #25: Summer

If I had known my announcing ‘summer’ as this week’s challenge would bring about a heatwave that’s been THIS INTENSE, I may have chosen a different challenge word!  My oh my!  I hope you’ve all been able to keep relatively cool this week.  Our air conditioning broke – we fixed it – and then it SUPER broke.  So we have been w-a-r-m this week.  The good news is, tomorrow it’s supposed to storm and break the heat and then Saturday looks delightful.  Phew.  We need it. If it rains really hard tomorrow I plan on dancing in it.  Anyone want to join in?

This week’s gallery is very fun.  Lots of summertime joys are included so I hope you relish viewing it as much as I did.  Take a look:


#irisheyessummer

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 (#irisheyessummer 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #24: Power

Another week gone in the blink of an eye!  Many of us ended school years this week.  My son’s ended last week, and my daughter’s ended today!  I can hardly believe it.  The power of time moving too fast.  It seemed like yesterday (like, it ACTUALLY seems like YESTERDAY) that I challenged you to the word “Power.” And here we are!  This appears to have been a tough one for some – but we still managed to get a number of submissions in!  This coming week (and the next) will be easy ones, so, that should help.  As an FYI, next week’s post and announcement of the new word will be on Thursday July 5th and not on Wednesday July 4th because… independence and all that.  Hahaha.  Let’s see how we did this week!


#irisheyespower

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 (#irisheyespower 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #23: Father

With Father’s Day in the middle of our challenge week, “Father” seemed like an easy challenge word.   We had less participants than usual this week so I guess it was harder than I thought!  It’s really interesting to me to see what people find easy and what people find too hard.  I am always surprised by which words catch ME off guard.  Just because I come up with the challenges doesn’t mean I have any idea what I’ll do.  This week I assumed I’d post an image of my husband dad’ing it up with our kids.  And I did take some images on Father’s Day.  But none that seemed to be what I wanted for this challenge.  So I went an entirely different way.  You never know where this challenge will take you!  Let’s see how everyone did, shall we?

 

#irisheyesfather

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 (#irisheyesfather 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #22: Pride

It’s Pride Month and, this weekend was full of joyous celebration in cities and towns all over our country.  It was the perfect week for the challenge word to be “Pride.”  And even if it wasn’t, we’ve all got something to be proud of so it’s not too difficult to come up with something.  I loved seeing the images this week.  All happy – all so lovely and celebratory.  We celebrated love, parenthood, physical strength, ethnicity, hometowns, serving one’s country, and more.  It was a happy, happy week! Enjoy my friends.

#irisheyespride

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 (#irisheyespride 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #21: Foolish

So this one was challenging, eh?  Not only were we all talking about how this one appeared to be a struggle, but only six of us actually submitted!  That’s the lowest week we’ve had yet!  I’ll have to come up with something exciting for the next one to get you all back in the swing of it. hahaha.  For me, I (again) thought I’d have no problem since my kids throw foolishness around like confetti.  But it was such a busy week there weren’t any moments for laid back foolishness that I could capture with my phone.  Sure they were foolish (they always are) but it was always on the way to something, or during dinner or… something.  So, I was shocked that I had NOTHING.  Luckily (?!) technology screwing me over came to the rescue hahaha.  Phew! (?!)  So, let’s see what we’ve got this week shall we?:


#irisheyesfoolish

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 (#irisheyesfoolish 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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #20: Craft

Can you believe we just completed Week 20?!  This challenge has been so fun and I am so looking forward to the next twenty weeks!

This week I thought I’d tap into the crafting base of the community and see what works of art people are working on.  From delicious food to coloring to crochet and even to creating a human (!) we ran the gamut of creativity this week.  Nicely done everyone.  I must admit I found this one difficult – we oddly didn’t do anything too crafty this week so I had to think outside the box.  Thankfully my daughter’s school art show came to the rescue! Phew.  Let’s see everyone’s work, shall we?

#irisheyescraft

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 (#irisheyescraft 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!

-Kerry

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Introducing Parade Portraits!

I’m so excited to announce a *new* mini session offering.  As you know, I don’t focus too hard on mini sessions, but, after last year’s 4th of July Parade here in Hingham, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to do a similar setup as my famous Halloween Mini Sessions – only patriotic style!  So many families will already be right here in Downtown Hingham for the Parade – it goes right by the studio – and everyone will already be decked out in the patriotic outfits – there’s no reason NOT to stop by!  Scroll through the photos of my adorable model to learn more details.

As you can see, there are two backdrops to choose from.  The flag backdrop is best suited for kids 4.5 feet and under (or kids that are seated).  The star backdrop will work for everyone else.

You do not need to book an appointment; just like Halloween, just drop in during my open hours (9 am through the end of the parade) and get your portraits taken.  Yes, I’ll be here for a little while after the parade as well.

You pay $20, fill out a form,  and you get a medium resolution digital file which will be emailed to you within the week.  It’s really that simple.  And really that fun!  As you can see, my friend here had a blast hanging out with me and being silly.

 

The studio will also be open for anyone needing a bathroom break, place to chance diapers, nurse, or even grab a drink of water.  It’s also a great place to stop by and get your Parade pins for a donation of $1 or more.  Pin sales support the parade so it can continue to be the amazing parade that it is year after year.  For more information on the pin fundraiser, you can read this article from The Hingham Journal.

I can’t wait to see what this event becomes.  I hope you’ll be there!  Let me know if you plan to come!

 

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #19: Gray

When I first put this challenge out into the group, it was “grey.”  It was pointed out that most Americans (and so far, all participants are American) spell it “gray” so I changed it.  How do you spell it?  I’ve always spelled it with an ‘e’.  I don’t know why but it makes more sense to me.  Such a fun little topic.

I chose grey/gray because it is my second favorite color.  I don’t think I need to point out what my very favorite obviously is (ahem, green, ahem), but I know grey/gray is an odd one for a favorite.  I love how it’s calming and can be deep.  I love that it compliments every other color.  I love how clean and smart it can look in decor – as a wall color it’s extremely neutral yet it’s not beige (which, while can be awesome, I’m more of a cooler color gal).  I just love it!  So I thought it would be a great challenge.  I did not forsee how tough it would be.  At least at this time of year.  Everything is bursting with color!  Grey/gray…not so much!  Everyone who participated this week did a great job – I loved everything everyone did.  I was surprised that no one (including myself) went with a black and white/grayscale image.  I absolutely thought that was the direction I was going to go.  I still might tinker with that idea now that the challenge is done.  It’s never too late to add an image to any of the galleries if you either want to catch up or, just get inspired to take another shot!  Anyway.  Here’s the gallery!  Great job everyone!


#irisheyesgray

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 (#irisheyesgray 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!

-Kerry

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Mother’s Day Sessions with Irish Eyes Photography – Hingham MA

I started offering Mother’s Day sessions a few years ago.  To me, there is nothing more important than getting Mum in the pictures.  I always try to make a point of getting some shots of Mum with her kid(s) during regular family portrait sessions, but I loved the idea of this JUST being about Mum and her kids.  Maybe because I’m a mum and I know how hard it is to settle into a moment of just us being photographed. These were quick, 20 minute sessions full of closeness, of smiles, of tenderness, and of so much love.  We all need to stop and capture these moments as they pass by so quickly.  Even if you feel like you’re not your “best self” and aren’t “camera ready yet” you should do these anyway.  Your family thinks you’re gorgeous.  Because you are.  Give yourself the gift of capturing this time.  Your kids will love to look back and see them with you at every age.  They love you.  These portraits are just as much for them in the future as they are for you in the now.

This year we went to Hingham Bathing Beach a few blocks away from the studio.  Last year’s beach sessions were such a success I wanted to do the same idea this year just at a different location.  Hingham Bathing Beach offers so many great spots for portraits.  It was an insanely sunny afternoon (the first really of the year – we were shocked!) but it was still a great time.  Here are some highlights:

Sometimes Motherhood can carry a sadness alongside it.  We celebrated the daughter that first made this beautiful woman a mum in a simple, but important way.Absolutely stunning.  What a beautiful, happy mum.

Onto Mum #2: My beautiful sister!

So much light and love.

Mum #3 is an Irish Eyes Photography alum; we did a family session a couple of years back.  The kids are bigger, crazier, and cuter than ever before.  Their family has changed since we last met; and the beach was not an ideal spot for this mum – too many painful memories.  So we switched it up and after the beach sessions I drove down the street to Webb Memorial State Park in Weymouth.  The sun was lower and golden, the day was gorgeous, and we had a blast being silly and attacking mum as often as possible.

Families are all different.  And they can change even when you don’t expect them to.  There are losses.  There are gains.  There can be so much pain and sadness and then there can be SO much love and light.  Each of the mothers in this post have experienced alterations to their beautifully laid plans. Each of them is incredibly beautiful and strong.  And each of them is rocking this motherhood thing.  Ladies, I am so proud to know you.  Thank you for shining even through darkness.  Thank you for mothering your beautiful children.  Thank you for celebrating your journey with these images.  You are totally and completely owning motherhood.  You inspire me.

As I write this, it’s two days after Mother’s Day.  I spent Mother’s Day immersed in my own family.  I hope you got to do that too.  I have the honor of working with many many families each year.  And every mum is just so lovely.  Perhaps the reason my job is so wonderful is because I get to witness so much love every day.  It is an incredible gift that I am grateful for every day.  I love it.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there.  You’re doing a great job.

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #18: Flowers

This week’s theme was suggested by a member of the challenge community and it was the perfect time for such a great suggestion; spring has certainly sprung!  Everyone did a really lovely job with this one.  This gallery is so refreshing and looking at it you can almost feel the fresh spring air surrounding you.  I hope you enjoy it!  Great job everyone!
#irisheyesflowers

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 (#irisheyesflowers 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!

-Kerry

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At Home With the A Family – a newborn lifestyle session – Irish Eyes Photography, Hingham MA

There’s no doubt about it; lifestyle sessions are my absolute favorite.  What’s better than capturing YOU and YOUR family in YOUR space?  It tells your story on an entirely deeper level.  When you look back at your images someday, you’re not only saying “aw, look at how little Junior is” and, “remember that shirt you wouldn’t take it off?!” and, “aww that was my favorite necklace,” but you can add in so many more layers: “oh my goodness I forgot your room looked like that” or “that was my favorite lamp and then you accidentally broke it when you were playing Superbowl in the living room two years later” and everyone can laugh together at all the extra stories these pictures tell.  So, so special.

The A Family had welcomed their newest member and wanted to capture this amazing and huge time with an at-home session.  I absolutely loved our time together.  Baby M was an incredibly chill baby – and I hear that’s not always the case, so, score!  Hahaha.  We had a ton of fun and I really love their images.  Take a look.

This next one is too fun.  The A Family agreed; they purchased a large print to put in the most fun place; they put it over their stairs in the little ceiling alcove you can see ahead of you from the top of the stairs (I have no idea how to describe to someone who doesn’t have this feature in their home this but hopefully that makes sense hahaha).  So every time they walk down the stairs, this happy, loving, hilarious image will make them smile.  When they said this was their plan I was so excited.  It’s perfect for that spot!

I love baby toes!!! Thanks for the incredible honor of capturing this time for you, A Family.  You are all so wonderful, so kind, so fun! and so special.  I can’t wait to capture more milestones for you.

-Kerry

interested in booking your own at-home session?  Email me at kerry@irisheyesphotography.com and we’ll get started!

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