N.B., Class of 2019

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!

Absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for choosing me to capture this incredible moment in time.  It’s been an honor!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #39: Home

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:

#irisheyeshome

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!

-Kerry

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A gift for Dad

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!

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #38: Trees

As a proud New Englander, I simply couldn’t not have a tree theme in the Fall.  Not many of the trees have changed colors around here, but it’s been lovely paying tribute to them in their gorgeous green state.  Some of the images in this gallery are STUNNING.  I’m really proud of the way people captured their trees and their surroundings.  This is a great gallery, folks.  Enjoy!


#irisheyestrees

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 (#irisheyestrees 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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W.L., Class of 2019

After eleven years in the business of photographing people, it’s rare these days that I spend time in a place I’ve never been before.  When this family reached out to me for W’s senior portraits, they had a great idea for where they’d like to take these images and I definitely had never been there before!  Some of you locals with sons might recognize this place…

 

It’s the Boy Scout campground in Norwell!  With no sign telling you you’ve arrived, and, once you have (thanks to the family waiving you over), you still need to trek through the woods (and through some people’s backyards!) in order to get to this magical secret spot.  This was definitely a first for me but the light was delightful and I will never scoff at any place that has great light and trees.  I often joke my job description is “leaning people against trees in great light.”  It’s funny because it’s true.

 

I am a big fan of this kid.  He knows who he is, what he wants to do, how he plans to do it, and he’s an all around good kid.  Not to mention he’s adorable.  His parents are pretty amazing too.  Thank goodness because I’m pretty sure if they were bad people I’d have an entirely different story to tell about ‘that time I went with strangers into a secret, unmarked location in the woods.’  Hahaha

I’m actually really excited because when my son is older I’d like him to be a boy scout, and this means he gets to camp at a really cool location someday.

Thanks for all that you are, W and family!  I had the best time hanging out and laughing with all of you!

-Kerry

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J. H., Class of 2019

With a smile that can light up any room she enters, J is a gorgeous girl with a gorgeous personality.  I’ve watched that smile light up a giant high school auditorium as she dances her way into hearts.  When the Weymouth High Dance Team enters the room, every single one of them commands your attention.  But with this gorgeous girl – you keep coming back to her because of that smile.  It’s enchanting.  I was so honored when her mom reached out to me to capture it for her yearbook portrait.

You’re amazing J!  I am so lucky to know you.  I can’t wait to watch you light up the room again this year!

-Kerry

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R.R. – Class of 2019

I have had the pleasure of knowing this beautiful girl for a handful of years, as we perform together every summer.  She’s super talented and really sweet.  She had her headshots taken back on a cold, cold day last winter, and she rocked it.  Now it’s time for her senior portraits (ack!) and of course she rocked it again.  I swear I could’ve been completely silent and given her zero guidance and she’d still know exactly what to do.  It was a delightful way to spend an evening.

We took these at the ever popular Webb Memorial State Park in Weymouth.  It was a gorgeous evening and the light was magical.  I love when the stars align! We even had a bit of fun at the end with some sparklers.  Check it out:

Can’t wait to see where this chick goes.

-Kerry

p.s. as a bonus, I’ve got a little video from this session!!! When we were taking these images, the Hingham Journal was writing up a story on my little studio and they asked me for a video.  What’s more fun than sparklers?  Thanks to R and her mum for helping me out with it!  Click on the link to see us making these images.  And check out that magical sky behind us!!!  Swoon!

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The D Family.

So I want to tell you a story.

You all know by now that each summer I perform alongside some of my best friends in a Broadway review that’s also a camp for youngsters interested in the performing arts.  This year, for the first year, my daughter was able to be a camper.  She was so excited and also nervous — which was funny because unlike most kids just starting, she had attended oodles of rehearsals during prior years due to my lack of desire to pay a babysitter.  At any rate, she arrived on that first day and sat down in the very large circle with all the other campers.  She happened to sit next to a little girl who, for the sake of this post, we shall refer to as Rockstar.  Rockstar was a year older than my daughter, and it was also her first year.  Neither girl was shy, so they started a conversation.  My daughters nerves were immediately eased because this slightly older girl had given her permission to feel comfortable.  By just being her friendly self, she had snapped my daughter out of the jitters she never needed to have in the first place.  I watched from my seat behind them and I smiled.  “What a sweet kid,” I thought.

Rehearsals continued as usual.  Rockstar always grabbed my attention because she was always having fun and she was just too adorable.  And that was that.  Life as usual. No remarkable stories to tell.

Until one day, the week of the show, Rockstar wasn’t there.  Now, sometimes kids aren’t able to get out of a prior commitment so no one thought too much of it… until the directors of the show pulled aside all us alumni and explained what had happened.  Rockstar was in the hospital in a medically induced coma.  Essentially, she had had a brain aneurysm, had brain surgery, and was fighting for her life.

WHAT?! We were all devastated.  All I could picture was that sweet face; her missing front tooth giving way to breathing tubes.  Rockstar was at the forefront of our thoughts for the rest of the week – and the weeks thereafter.  Her sister still managed to perform with us throughout all this insanity.  We never knew how Rockstar would do when she came out of the coma.  Would she be able to speak? Move? Neither?  What awaited her on the other side?

She came out of her coma and, though there were many steps to take between that first moment and today, she is back to her amazing self.  She and her sisters wrote a rap song about the entire ordeal.  Yes, a full, well thought out rap song.  It’s incredible and I urge you to ask her to sing it to you if you ever see her.  It’s outrageously good.  Like, call Ellen and get her to see it good.

After a while in the hospital and then Spaulding Rehab, Rockstar came home.  Then there was another aneurysm found.  It hadn’t ruptured yet but it was extremely worrisome and so doctors suggested another surgery.  A scary surgery.  A questionable outlook surgery.

At this point, I hadn’t met Rockstar’s parents yet, though her Mum and I had exchanged a few comments when she wrote on the Facebook page of Rockstar’s school (where my daughter also attends).  Last Saturday, Rockstar’s Mum reached out to me.  Hey Kerry – I have a question/favor to ask. Rockstar has to go in for another neurosurgery early this week and it’s a risky one. We are feeling super anxious but trying to make this weekend together the 5 of us as a family a nice one and it occurred to me we have no decent family photos of all of us together recently. I’m wondering super last minute – Is there any chance you might be around tomorrow (Sun) to take a handful of photos of us? Just feeling desperate to capture a moment in time and our world is fairly upside down lately. No worries if you aren’t around, I know it’s a long shot, but you popped into my head!”

It was a crazy weekend but I had to make this work.  I just… HAD to.  We managed to find a time for later that Saturday afternoon and met quickly at Webb Park in Weymouth.  We found a great spot by my favorite weeping willow in the park.  I told them to just play and be silly and goofy and love on each other.  It’s the same exact thing I tell all my families… but I really wanted these guys to be able to achieve that.  And, because they’re all seriously awesome — seriously – every single one of them is amazing — it was a delightful and easy session.

Rockstar’s surgery was Wednesday.  I expedited this gallery and sent it off to Mum with my hopeful prayers.  Wednesday came and every single thought of my day involved Rockstar.  ‘Come on, girlfriend.  You got this.  Show them your magic.’

Around 2pm, the parent group from the school was forwarded this message from Rockstar’s mum: Remarkable news!! Rockstar’s out of surgery. When they went in they found that her aneurysm had spontaneously thrombosed – which basically means it had clotted itself off, so there wasn’t a need for a specific medical intervention to destroy it. While this was possible it wasn’t likely, so this is truly fantastic news! They actually don’t even need to keep her here at the hospital past today. Thanks to all for the prayers and love as always and especially today. I believe this child has an angel on her shoulder.”

Magic indeed.

I was so honored to be chosen to capture this special and important time.  I am so happy that this session no longer carries the possible weight it could’ve.  I am so, so happy that Rockstar will have the opportunity to write more rap songs. Maybe she’ll get to meet her hero, Lin Manuel Miranda.  She’s got Hamilton on the brain.  They played it for her at Children’s Hospital when she was leaving.  She is young, scrappy and hungry.  She’s a Rockstar.  Her sisters are rockstars.  And her parents are rockstars.  This family is truly incredible.  It’s an honor to know them and to laugh with them.  I hope we get to hang out and do this again sometime.

-Kerry

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #37: Street Art

Well, it finally happened.  I didn’t get my own submission done in time for the gallery being put up.  Still, I can’t hold off just because I didn’t get it done in time.  I’ll add mine ASAP – I’ve got a great plan for it and I can’t wait to go photograph the location I have in mind.  Luckily, this week wasn’t short on awesome submissions.  I love seeing what inspires people and this challenge definitely did!  Take a look:


#irisheyesstreetart

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 (#irisheyesstreetart 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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R.D. – Class of 2019

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged an actual session.  I’ve got an long list of sessions to blog and hopefully I’ll get to catch up in the winter because work has been busy and wonderful and fun and lovely and I want to share the highlights of all of that with you!  As I was readying the social media files for this high school senior, I thought, I can quickly shoot off a good blog post and show these off.  And I’m so glad I’m doing that.  This session was a ton of fun and you’re just going to fall in love with this guy.  I have since decided he and I are kindred spirits.  I’ve adored his family since I first met his mum.  When I was little she worked in my dad’s building and, after school while he was busy working, I’d go and talk her ear off.  She put up with me which makes her just one of the loveliest people ever.  When it came time for her oldest to have his senior portraits taken*, she called me!  Again – just the loveliest.  I loved our session with her oldest and I am so happy to hear he’s thriving in college (I knew he would).  Now it’s R’s turn to get ready to go out into the world and he’s another one I know is going to just thrive like crazy.  Whatever these parents are doing, we need to bottle it up and all get some of it.  Two amazing boys who are strong in their identities, fun, creative, smart, and sweet.  You can’t ask for more.

OK enough blathering out of me (nothing’s changed since I was a kid obviously).  For R’s senior portraits, we went to The Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain (part of Boston for those of you not local).  It was the perfect location for incredible backdrops and just to spend a late summer evening!  Take a look:

R – you’re incredible.  I can’t wait to see what you do with your life.  I might need to friend you on Facebook just so I can watch how much butt you kick.  Would that be weird? Do I care?  Jury’s out.

-Kerry

*looks like I never blogged his brother’s session – ladies and gents, hopefully coming in 2019: an assistant for Kerry.

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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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