Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #7: Soothe

There are still so many souls that are healing from not only large scale national events, but quiet personal events too.  Last week we photographed what makes us feel safe.  This week I wanted to continue with this healing idea and so I asked for what’s soothing to you.  I have to tell you, if you ever need to stop and take a breath, pull up this blog post and look at everyone’s images.  So many of them made me take a nice deep, cleansing breath and release some tension.  I hope that happens for you too.  Let’s take a look at all the great work this week:


#irisheyessoothe

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 (#irisheyessoothe 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 #6: Safety

Safety.

This week, we’ve had the least amount of posts since the challenge began.  I believe it’s not because people aren’t interested, but instead, because it was too challenging.  Not because of the word itself, but because in light of ongoing events (I wanted to say recent but it’s not just recent events at all), I don’t believe many of us feel safe at all.  It was because of my lack of feeling safe after the shooting in Florida that I chose the word Safety.  I needed to be inspired to find something that made me feel safe.  It was a hard challenge for me as well.  What makes me feel safe these days?  Feel free to find my post among the other wonderful posts to find out the answer.


#irisheyessafety

 

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 (#irisheyessafety 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. what makes you feel safe?  How are you doing with all that’s going on in the world?  This is a safe space.  Feel free to open up.

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Irish Eyes Photography Community Photo Challenge Week #5: Yum

I don’t know about the rest of you playing at home, but this week was hard for me.  I had all these outside-of-the-box ideas for this one.  And then some very simple foodie shots I thought I’d do too.  And I missed a ton of opportunities.  I just wasn’t as inspired for this one as I was for others.  Not sure if this is because I had someone else throw a word at me to be this week’s challenge or, if it was just a hard one in general.  How did you feel?   It turns out what I had been craving most often this week was something simple:  a nice cold glass of water.  So that’s what I went with for my image.  I tried to use a more interesting perspective to make it a bit more interesting – which really and truly is the point of this challenge.  The goal is to play with the way we look at every day things.  So, mission accomplished!  Hahaha.  This coming week should be a fun one so I’m excited to see what people do!   Let’s take a look at all the yummyness you captured this week:


#irisheyesyum

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 (#irisheyesyum 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 #4: Light

Winter can be dreary and dark sometimes.  With the flu running rampant everywhere, we’ve all had bouts of having to stay confined to our homes as well as dealing with the hum drum of the dead of winter.  It was time to focus our attention to something a little more uplifting.  And what’s more uplifting than light?!  Not only was it an uplifting challenge, it was also a fun one.  Photographers and artists for centuries have been studying light in imagery, and here we are knocking it out of the park for this week’s challenge!  Take a look:

#irisheyeslight

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 (#irisheyeslight 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 #3: Red

With Valentine Sessions on my mind this past week, I went for our first color challenge: Red.  There will be color challenges peppered in along our journey through this incredibly fun weekly adventure.  I am LOVING the creativity and the fun everyone is having.  I am so excited every time I see that someone posted.  I hope those of you playing along are just as excited as I am.

Being a redhead, I could’ve had an easy time of this one.  But I wanted to think outside the box and do something different.  I was hoping to be inspired by something totally random and unique – but I never came across any such inspiration.  So, today at Target (with all its red), I found an aisle that fit the bill quite well.  And of course, I shared another shot of an iconic part of the store too.  I couldn’t resist!  Anyway, onto the good stuff! Take a look at the entire gallery and if you want to join in the fun, you can join the Facebook Group here!

#irisheyesred 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 (#irisheyesred 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 #2: Winter

We’ve got another great week for the photo challenge!  This week’s theme was ‘winter.’  In this area of the world, the beginning of the week offered snow on the ground and plenty of wintery scenes.  But by the end, thanks to an insane amount of rain, snow was a lot harder to find.  This forced some people to think outside the box which was a great challenge and people really rose to the occasion!  I myself had an idea of gathering all of our snowy boots in a line out on the snow covered deck for my image.  But I never got the chance for that one.  Still, I was happy with where the universe’s inspiration took me.  Take a look at the entire gallery and if you want to join in the fun, you can join the Facebook Group here!


#irisheyeswinter

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 (#irisheyeswinter 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 Challenge Week #1: Gratitude

Hello everyone!  Welcome to 2018!  Lots of exciting things are happening around here and one of my favorite new ideas being explored is this Community Photography Challenge!  You can join the group here on Facebook.  Each week I’ll give members a new photography prompt.  Members then have a week to take an image and post it to Instagram with the appropriate hashtags.  Then, when the week is up, I will share a gallery of the resulting images.

Our first prompt was GRATITUDE.  Here are the amazing images that people took:


#irisheyesgratitude

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 (#irisheyesgratitude 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!

-Kerry

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2017 Halloween Mini Sessions

I’m back again with another crop of AWESOME kids!  This was the first year my Halloween Mini Session event was held at my new studio location in Downtown Hingham MA and I was worried I might lose a lot of folks who were used to the old location.  But thanks to a backdrop made from an image of the inside of my garage, you can barely tell the difference.  I’m so happy it worked out that way and we can keep the setup just like it’s always been.  I know many of my clients rely on that consistency for their albums.

This year was full of so much joy.  It was a lovely day outside so the kids could play in out in the fairy garden, or, play a game of cornhole.  There was a wall mural of a Halloween coloring page, and of course the same camera toys that are always here for any kiddos who stop by.  Not only that but one amazing client made handmade trick-or-treat bags for everybody (well, almost everybody; while she made a TON I still had more kids that came by).  Everyone was so excited for that surprise (including me!) and I was SO TOUCHED that a client was so thoughtful to do such a thing.

I was also touched by the client who had moved to Maine since last year and drove the three hours down to make it – she said she just couldn’t miss one of her favorite fall traditions.  What an incredible thing to hear!  You guys, you’re all THE BEST.  Thank you for being such lovely, caring clients.  It is so appreciated and it’s the reason why doing this year after year is so rewarding.

OK onto the gallery!!!  These are in absolutely no order; for some reason when I upload these galleries to the site they go out of order and I think you’d all rather me email you your copies sooner than have me sit here putting these in order.  So without further ado – here are all my awesome friends from this year!   Enjoy!

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2017 Christmas Card Sessions with Irish Eyes Photography

 

The sessions this year will be really adorable and cozy. With the new studio, I can do a setup I’ve always wanted to do; a homey cozy session with a big bed, milk, cookies, lots of pillows, and of course, tasteful Christmas decor. These sessions are for families that want to include grown-ups or for families who just want their children photographed. These will be great because we won’t have to rely on the weather, there’s a bathroom for anyone who needs it, and, with the location in the heart of Downtown Hingham, you can go for an ice cream afterward, grab lunch or dinner at any of the many eateries, and even do a little shopping if you’d like.

These sessions would work with everyone in Christmas pajamas, or with everyone dressed up – it’s entirely up to you. I can’t wait to see all the different ways people approach them!

Christmas sessions are October 14th and 15th this year to make it even sooner for you to get your cards out to friends and family.

The pricing and inclusions are the same as last year;

$150 for:
-20 min session
-1 medium resolution digital file
-access to card catalog and personalized designs
-and access to optional package upgrades

Package upgrades were very popular last year – almost every client took advantage of them! There are 3 available:
1. a keepsake wooden image box with 4×6 prints of each image from your gallery + 5 digital files for $500.
2. a 5×5 custom keepsake book that includes all images from your gallery + 10 digital files for $750
3. a 16×20 canvas gallery wrap of the image of your choice and digital files of your entire gallery for $1250

All files are medium resolution. Upgrades are optional and you can decide to upgrade at any time.

Both days are filling fast – if you’d like to reserve a spot, contact me now to book yours before it’s too late!

-Santa’s #1 Elf, Kerry
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Halloween Mini Sessions are back!

They’re back and now at the new studio location!  I can’t wait to see you there for what is always my most fun event of the year!  Every year the attendance gets bigger and bigger so don’t miss out on one of the South Shore’s most popular Halloween events!  The greatest thing about it is, it’s quick and easy so you can go on to all the other amazing events being offered in the area.

Call or email me with any questions.  You can check out last year’s event here.

-Kerry

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NEW STUDIO GRAND OPENING!

The Grand Opening of my NEW STUDIO LOCATION is finally here!

 

 

I sat and I thought about what I could do to make the in-studio exclusive sessions extra special for you.  I thought of what makes me feel the most pampered and that made me think of my dear friend Ashleigh Dundas of Massage Loft NE.  I reached out to her and she was delighted to be on board!  So, while your kids hang with me and have TONS of fun in front of a Gold and White celebratory backdrop, you’ll lay down on Ashleigh’s massage table in a separate room and spend twenty CHILD FREE! moments relaxing.  Um… can I sign myself up for one of these please?!

Then I thought about other ways to make this special for you.  And I thought, “hey, I love getting treats from local vendors that were handpicked for clients like me.”  So, I reached out to local vendors and now you’re getting a swag bag full of goodies to enjoy.  Just wait until you see what I’ve got for you.  To top it off, ONE of those bags will have a golden ticket inside.  What’s the golden ticket for?  50% off a ONE HOUR SESSION with me!  That’s a $100 value!  I hope you win it.

Vendors that have already dropped off their products include:

This list is going to get bigger and bigger as we approach the day.  I’ve got a list of 15 vendors  who are planning to contribute.  All local.  All businesses I would support and most of them I already do.  Real people doing their own thing in the world.  Just like me.  I love it.  And that list is growing every day.

There will also be a cheese offering from The Bloomy Rind (an amazing cheese shop and eatery just around the corner from the studio) as well as floral arrangements from The Hingham Greenery (only a few doors down!).

To sign up for your exclusive portrait session, CLICK HERE.

Have questions?  Reach out and ask away!  I’m happy to help.

I can’t wait to see you there!

-Kerry

p.s. are you a local business that would like to be included in the swag bag?  Definitely reach out!

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Hanging with the C Family at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield MA

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing the C Family at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield.  We chased the sunset and laughed our way through the evening.  It was delightful.

These kids are the sweetest.  I let them direct the majority of the session and they ate it right up.  The best part is the parents got right in on the fun.  I love when the whole family just goes for it.

Nothing like a real, genuine smile is there?

Of course, there’s nothing like a dab either.

C Family, thank you so much for all the great laughs!  I had an incredible time working with you and I CAN’T WAIT to see your new beautiful wall art in your sunroom, dining room, and stairway.  I’m especially excited for the sunroom canvas gallery!  It’s going to look SO GOOD!

To see more of my work with families, click here.

If you’re interested in booking your own family portraits, I would love to hear from you! 

-Kerry

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ROCK THE PROM DRESS SESSIONS!

ANNOUNCING A NEW SESSION OFFERED BY IRISH EYES PHOTOGRAPHY:

ROCK THE PROM DRESS SESSIONS!

Go solo or bring a bunch of your friends and show off that dress you said ‘yes’ to.  Get gorgeous portraits to match how gorgeous you feel in your special dress.  Prom is SUCH a big moment in a person’s life; let’s celebrate it and make the moment last even longer!

With my Senior Portrait clientele expanding every year, I wanted to offer something extra special for high schoolers.  I thought long and hard about what would’ve appealed to me in high school and I immediately thought of my junior prom dress.  I LOVED that dress!  Having a session JUST for me to slay in my awesome prom dress?!  Yes please!  And so this newest offering was born. I sent out a model call for a group of girlfriends who were interested in showing off their dresses and having a ton of fun and I hit the jackpot with these five divas.  We shot these back in late Spring; it was chilly but these girls didn’t care.  It was fantastic.  And the blossoms in the background certainly helped set a gorgeous scene!

When you book your session you’ll feel like a model – because that’s exactly what you’ll be.

Show off the fierce side of your group – and the silly – and have a ton of fun in between.

What people are saying about Rock the Prom Dress sessions:

“This was my first actual photo shoot and the bar has been set pretty high. This was so much fun with all my girlfriends and being all dressed up in our prom attire. The session was so chill and for sure we could be ourselves and go crazy. Kerry made all of us feel so comfortable with what we were doing. Once the shoot was over, it was sad because we had just had so much fun but we knew to be excited for when the pictures would be ready! When the date was picked for the viewing party the girls and I were just beyond excited to see them. We all went [to our ordering session] and started to look at the amazing pictures and not one picture wasn’t commented on. They were amazing!!!! Choosing which ones we wanted was so hard because they all came out flawlessly. Overall this experience was just so much fun to be with friends and get to show off our prom gowns one more time!” – Angie P., model

“The Prom Dress Session was a fantastic idea. Everyone has a standard photo in your prom dress with your date but to have professional photos in your prom dress with your best friends-priceless! The girls had such a wonderful time on this photo shoot and the moms certainly loved viewing all the photos. Picking one was very difficult. This was great fun and a wonderful opportunity for high school friends. Thanks so much” – Deb R., mother of one of the models.

Contact me today to book yours.

-Kerry

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Hingham MA Fourth of July Parade

Irish Eyes Photography’s new location is right on the parade route for the Hingham Fourth of July Parade.  It’s the perfect (shaded!) spot to hang out, have a few laughs, and enjoy one of the best parades the commonwealth has to offer.

We spent the morning watching some seriously amazing floats and groups go by and enjoyed a “Star Spangled Salute” to all that the town has to offer.  It was the perfect kick-off to my becoming a part of Downtown Hingham – joy, kindness, and neighborly goodwill were the themes of the day – all things I connect to my brand.  Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

Businesses and groups are always looking for catchy (watch out; that’s a pun) ways to stand out in a parade.  I thought the Hingham Vintage Baseball Team got it right with the simplest and yet most fantastic way to connect with fans; playing catch with the parade goers.  Brilliant!

Hingham is home to many champions – it was great to see all the teams go by and share their joy.

The Company Theatre does such great work for the Arts in the area.  I myself can’t wait to go see Heathers.  Get your tickets – they’re selling out fast!

I am new to the town so I don’t know the local stories yet – but if that girl is on the wrestling team, she’s my hero.

They stuck a canoe on a truck and had the end of it sticking out.  I have no idea why this was so impressive to me but it was.  And that little one looks like a queen up there.

So many beautiful smiles on that beautiful day.  For a look at all the images I took (and to see if you’re in the gallery!) click here. 

For those of you new to Irish Eyes Photography, I’ve been in business for almost ten years based out of a studio in my home in Weymouth.  I am a portrait photographer specializing in families, seniors, and newborns.  Lifestyle photography is my favorite brand of photography but I also love some fun posing!  My slogan is “from birth to beyond.”  Almost all of my clients stay with me through all the moments of their lives and they become like family to me.  I am all about capturing real life and how beautiful you are in just being yourself.  It’s about joy.  It’s about being real.  It’s about the fun!

I had been waiting for the perfect place to set myself down in a commercial spot and boy did I find a diamond!  The new location is at 82 North Street in Downtown Hingham and is officially “soft open.”  There will be a Grand Opening on August 26th – save the date, follow me on Facebook, and subscribe to my newsletter by filling the form below for more information on the event as it gets announced.  I can’t wait to show you all I have to offer!

-Kerry

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Mum and Me Session – Rexhame Beach, Marshfield MA

This year I brought back my ultra-popular Mum and Me Sessions just in time for Mother’s Day.

I spent a verrrrryyyyy cold day at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield MA and met a handful of families for quick, fun, gorgeous Mum and Me sessions.  The threat of rain loomed over our heads (quite literally in the clouds) and at that end we even heard some distant thunder.  It was also approximately 35 degrees out.  And that’s not even a remote exaggeration.  All these families dressed for a spring session on the beach and had to bundle up a bit to make sure no one caught frostbite!  You know what though?  Even with the odd addition of winter coats and blankets, they ALL rocked it.  And, as time goes by and each family meets me for their viewing session, you’ll get to see some of the fun we had.

Let’s start with this laughter filled session with a very happy little boy and his radiant mama, shall we?

Telling people’s story in a less obvious way is something I really enjoy.  Here I love Mum’s grounded stance; with her soft skirt blowing and her sandy, polished feet.  I love that the little guy not only has adorable shoes (I always remember my kids’ shoes with fondness) but that he’s clearly so comfortable with his mother just based on the way he’s standing.  He’s relaxed.  She’s his rock.

 

This next image was shared on social media around Mother’s Day so you may have already seen it.  But I’m sharing it again because I just LOVE how much adoration there is in it.  From both mother and son.  So, so sweet.This last one absolutely slays me.  They’re both cracking up identically!  They’re too cute. 

It was such a pleasure meeting this family and laughing with them.

The 35 degree days are (hopefully) behind us now; warmer spring weather is such an excellent time for family portraits.  Contact me to book your session today!

-Kerry

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Newborn Portraits – MA Newborn Photographer

The best thing about booking newborn portraits well in advance is your newborn photographer can then truly curate your session to your special aesthetic.  Sure any photographer worth their salt owns a bevy of props, hats, and other items to make every session special.  But if there’s time, we can keep an eye out for the perfect setup for you.

This next baby’s mum got in touch with me as soon as she found out she was pregnant.  While I have clients that do that all time, this baby’s mum told me early because I happen to be her sister!  That’s right; this GORGEOUS girl is my niece!  And I’m madly in love.  She’s perfect.  We adore her.  I’m sure by the end of this blog post, you’ll adore her too!

This sweet girl was born at the beginning of spring.  We had no idea if she’d be a girl or a boy, so the pieces for the above setup was bought on a whim.  I figured I could return it if it was a boy.  I’m so happy I didn’t have to return it.  I built that wreath up just for this image and it was completely worth it.  I absolutely love how dainty and sweet she looks atop all the pinks and blues.  She’s just so lovely.

I had wanted to do an Easter shot for a long time – for the sole purpose of a “Happy Easter” shot to share on social media.  I’m so happy I was finally able to do it.  It’s everything I wanted it to be and more.  Such an adorable little bunny.

“Here sleeps a girl with a head full of magical dreams, a heart full of wonder, and hands that will shape the world.” -Unknown.

To book your newborn portrait session with Irish Eyes Photography, click here.

-Kerry

p.s. I was lucky enough to photograph my niece’s entrance into this world.  It was an honor and an incredible experience to be there for my sister both as her sister and her photographer.  While those images are sadly not for the internet, I have an absolutely gorgeous physical album of the experience for clients to view when they’re considering birth photography.  Feel free to ask to view it at your consultation.

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Studio Family Session with a Tribute to New Motherhood

Sometimes babies have to stay in the hospital longer than other babies.  And sometimes even after they finally get home, it takes a while for a family to settle in to their new lives.  For this Boston family, a little time was needed before newborn portraits could be taken.  So much so that Baby G went right past newborn portraits to three month portraits!  Which worked out in the end because his gallery is lovely.  Because he is lovely  Because his parents are extremely lovely.

Motherhood is hard sometimes.  Especially in the beginning because your entire life got turned upside down.  It takes a while to find yourself again.  It takes a while because you’re your old self but you’re also your new self. A self you might not yet recognize.  It takes a while…but most of us get there eventually.  And usually we find these updated versions of ourselves in the most obvious of places: reflected back at us from the eyes of our children.  Their joy is our joy.  Their sadness is our sadness.  They are of us and we are of them.  This mama — oh man.  She is doing one hell of a job at motherhood.  Love and light just pours out of her entire being.  Baby G is one lucky little fella.  It was a pleasure to see the love in this family and to capture it. Perhaps she, like many of us, felt a little lost for a while.  But she certainly found her way back and is living life to its fullest.  She is basking in the glow of motherhood and we are all privileged to witness this moment in her journey.  Knock ’em dead, girlfriend.  You’re rocking it!

This family had requested a simple studio shoot with just a white backdrop and nothing too crazy.  Which I love.  I got to just focus on their love for each other.  At the end, we did pull out some props to do one shot of dad with Baby G.  Dad is a police officer (the badge and hat have been blurred out to exclude exactly where he works) and they wanted a shot that saluted that part of their story.  At three months old, he’s too big to be placed inside or on top of the hat, and he’s too little to wear it.  So I went for a shot in Dad’s arms.  Imagine our delight when Baby G grabbed the badge and held it up!  And I love the sweet smile on Dad’s face here too.  My favorite thing about Dad was how much he cracked up every time Baby G did anything funny.  This family is just full of joy!

They purchased a huge canvas and a slew of large and small prints for a wall gallery.  It’s going to be a wonderful showcase of their love and joy.  Baby G will be so happy to grow up seeing these image and seeing how much he is loved.  I’m happy to know Mama will have these images to look at every day and see how well motherhood suits her.

-Kerry

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Photography Camp! Weymouth MA

Photography Camp with Irish Eyes Photography –

A new and exciting endeavor!

Photography Camp, Irish Eyes Photography, Weymouth MA

After many requests and figuring out all the fine details, I’m happy to announce it’s finally here:  Photography Camp!   Here are all the specifics:

For ages 11-16, this is a 5 week camp where campers will learn the basics of photography.  Composition, light, focus, camera settings, you name it.  At the end of the camp, there will be a showcase where campers and their families can come and see the amazing images created during the camp.  Here are the specific details:

  • TIME: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 Starting May 25th and ending June 22nd.
  • PLACE: We will meet at Webb Memorial State Park in North Weymouth.
  • Each camper will choose their favorite image from the experience to have framed and revealed in a gallery showcase at a later date.
  • After the gallery, camper will be able to take their framed artwork (print size 11×14) home to enjoy and be proud of forever.
  • Camp is limited to 15 campers per session
  • COST: $350.00
  • Each camper will also get a camp t-shirt to wear!

This announcement is less than 24 hours old (having been introduced during my first ever Facebook Live – feel free to watch if you’d like!  I also introduce another awesome and new offering so it’s worth a watch) and I’ve already got people signed up.  So this is really exciting.  Of course, I’ve already had some questions that aren’t answered in the above information so let’s get those answered right here!

Q:  Will you be offering more camp sessions?  My child is already booked at those times. 

A:  I say with full hope, YES! I think this could be a really exciting way to get to know more people in the area and explore another really exciting part of the art of photography.  As you all know I absolutely love working with kids, so I would love for this to be a repeat adventure.  I would love to offer one during the summer on a Wednesday or Thursday mid morning.  If you’re interested in that, please email me and maybe we can get a group going.

Q: Will you offer camps for younger campers?  What about older campers?

A: I definitely foresee a younger group being an option.  I would love to do 8-11 and 12-18.   As for grown-ups – well, as discussed in the Facebook Live stream, there is huge interest in an evening camp that involves lessons and drinks.  I think that could be just about the most fun we parents could have on a random evening, don’t you?!  So, if you’re looking to sign up a younger or older camper, please email me so I can have an idea of interest and set something up.  Bonus if you can offer up scheduling ideas so we can figure out what works best for everyone.


If more questions arise I’ll update this post.  In the meantime, I can’t wait to take this journey with all of you!  And thanks in advance for being a part of the conversation that helps mold this into its best possible existence!

Speaking of being part of the conversation – I’ve been thinking over the last day that we need a great camp name.  Anyone have any fun ideas?  Camp Focus?  Camp F Stop?  Crop Camp? Camp Don’t Say Cheese?  Hahaha.  Give me your most creative camp name and yours might be the one that I pick!

-Kerry

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MA Newborn Photography – Toy Story, Marvel and More

Newborn Photography featuring an Andy’s Room tribute, Thor the God of Thunder, and a tribute to a relative taken too soon.

Let’s dive in to this incredibly fun session.

When a client returns, it’s the highest honor I can receive and when they become lifelong clients, it’s the best feeling in the world.  This adorable baby is the youngest and newest sibling of the first newborn I ever worked with.*  And while I did his older brother’s newborn portraits as well, older brother is best known around these parts as Super Ben.

Now it’s Andy’s turn.  And when you’re name is Andy, and your family is made up of Pixar/Disney superfans, you get special setups just for you.  How FUN is this?!  Andy’s last name also rhymes nicely with Thor.  So his nickname, while in utero, was Thor D’Amore.  So obviously we needed a Thor shot as well.  The entire costume was made by his grandmother.  She is one talented (and lovely!) lady!  So she’s made many things for our sessions over the years  I especially love the button on the cape.

I am a sucker for milk spots (the tiny white dots babies get on their faces (technically called milia).  Andy’s were so lovely over the bridge of his nose.  I had to get a close up.

I’ve worked on three newborn sessions with these clients now.  They are definitely fans of props and images with a story.  Their ideas are always creative and fun and we have a blast putting them together.  Of all the ideas, Of all the setups – this next one is my favorite.

Andy’s grandfather passed away at a young age.  From what I’ve hear, he was a lovely man who was adored by his family.  Andy and his grandfather share a middle name so they decided to pay tribute to him.  Here, Andy lies in a suitcase, wrapped in the sleeve of his grandfather’s favorite shirt, with images of his grandfather surrounding him.  Atop the suitcase sits Grandfather’s sunglasses.

The “arm” wrapped around this sweet little boy gets me every time.   Yup, now I need to wipe my eyes again.

Thank you so much, D’ Family!  You’re the best and I adore you all so very much.  It is such an honor working with you and I cannot wait for our special session up in Maine this summer!!! Stay tuned, the rest of ye!

-Kerry:)

*if you want to see how far I’ve come since the early newborn years, take a look at that first session.  Oh my.

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MA Family Photographer – Emery Estate

Hey everyone!  The blog is back in action!

2016 was the year the blog died around here, but it’s time to bring it back!

I’ll be updating regularly with lots of images and lots of other fun stuff as well.  Getting back to one of my favorite parts of the business makes me so excited. Many of my 2016 clients were private people who didn’t want their session shared (which I completely honor) so I fell out of my routine. Excuses excuses!

For those clients who were happy to have their images posted, you can see all of them in the individual portfolio pages of my newly updated site.  How fantastic to start freshly with family portraits – one of my main focuses as a photographer.

Ironically, the last post on here is from the Halloween Mini Sessions back in October (oy!).  It’s ironic because that’s the day I met this wonderful mum!  She drove by and saw the event and immediately pulled over and asked for my info.  Since then we’ve had many a session planned but every. single. time. we got rained or snowed out!  We finally gave up and decided to wait until Spring.

Well Spring is finally here and our patience has been rewarded.  We got a GORGEOUS day in the hazy sun up at Emery Estate here in Weymouth.  We played hide and seek, we ran around, we hunted for tree nuts in the trees, and we went on bug finding expeditions.  My little friend here is two years old and as anyone who is a parent of a two year old knows, you’ve got to let them be the boss if you want them to cooperate in a situation like a portrait session.  She enjoyed being the boss and I enjoyed getting sneaky shots of everyone looking absolutely amazing when they didn’t even realize it.

There are SO many awesome images from this gallery that I’d love to share but my dear clients want me to just share three.  As always, your privacy is quite important to me so I’m happy to oblige and grateful that I get to share some at all.  I am so excited to now know this family.  I hope this is only just the first time we get to work together.  Maybe one day I can do a shoot just focused on dad’s EPIC beard.  Ha!

Happy Spring, everyone.

-Kerry:)

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Halloween 2016 – Irish Eyes Photography – Weymouth MA

Well it was yet another banner year for the Halloween Mini Sessions!  I had over ONE HUNDRED AND TEN characters drop by!  And that was even with the crazy rainstorms throughout the day!  I am so humbled by the turnout.  Thank you so much everyone!  I hope you had fun.  I know I sure did.

 

Because of the amount of images, I’ve made a little slideshow for you to peruse (one by one would take forever to load). Take a look at some of the hilarious fun we had (these are in completely random order for some reason this year.  I could sit and fix that but I figured I could better serve you by using that time to send your your images faster hahaha):

Which character was your favorite?  Everyone did such a great job and I LOVE the creativity that goes into these every year!

I also love that this has become a tradition for so many of you.  It really makes me happy to hear that and to see you all each year.

Parents: your individual emails will start going out this afternoon.  As mentioned, there are over one hundred of you, so please be patient.  Some may have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to go out.  If you haven’t heard from me in 48 hours, check back.

Thanks for a fantastic year everyone!  I will see some of you at the Christmas Card Sessions!  (Sunday is sold out but there are still a few spots on Saturday for those of you who were interested).

-Kerry:)

Pumpkins purchased from Nihtila Farm in Holbrook

Hay and Mums purchased from Christopher’s Garden Shop in Weymouth.

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Christmas Card Sessions – Pond Meadow Park – Irish Eyes Photography

Yesterday we all took a walk down memory lane and enjoyed some images from last year’s Christmas Card Sessions at Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm; the same place I’ll be holding my sessions this year.  But I would be remiss not to share the images from last year’s second location: Pond Meadow Park right here in Weymouth.  These families were SUCH A BLAST to work with and we seriously had the best time.  Take a look!

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Could this sweet freckled face girl be any more gorgeous?!  Those eyes!  Ah! irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-301

Last year I seemed to organically move into taking darker portraits – using the light in a more dramatic way instead of just going for the bright and poppy look.  I really love these deeper, more engaging images.  I try to constantly evolve through my art while staying true to myself as an artist and it’s been a really fun journey.  irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-308

I pulled Mum and Dad aside for a couple portraits of the two of them together.  I just adore this one of them laughing intimately together.  How lovely.irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-338

These two sisters were such a delight to work with again!

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Everyone loves a little side-eye for their Christmas Cards.irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-448

I’m pretty sure out of all the people I’ve ever photographed, ever, these kids had the most fun:

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A family with all beautiful girls…irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-601

…and a family with all hilarious boys!irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-672

This absolutely gorgeous girl and her beautiful pup did a great job.  irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-861irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-day2-887

My last family of the day came when the light was low and lovely.  They were such a beautiful family and I loved the colors they chose to wear.

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I’ll end it with a girl and her Daddy.  Look at this gorgeous duo.  Oh my, this image gets me every single time.

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The official Christmas Card Sessions this year are at Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm both days, but if you see this and you wish you had a session at Pond Meadow, we can always schedule a session just for you there!  It’s a beautiful spot.

I can’t wait to see what moments come out of the sessions this year!  Will you be there?  I hope so!  Click the contact button or email me at kerry@irisheyesphotography.org and we’ll get you on the list!

-Kerry:)

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Irish Eyes Photography at Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm

Last year I held my annual Christmas Card sessions at Mistletoe Acres Tree Farm in East Bridgewater, MA.  It was such a delightful spot!  I never got around to blogging these because I always have to wait until the holidays to show them off (so as to not ruin the suprises for my clients).  And then in the New Year it seems like old news.  Luckily, thanks to popular vote, I am headed BACK to the tree farm this year so I get to show off some favorites!  Take a look and see just how much fun we have at these sessions.irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-63irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-100irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-158irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-176

I’m insane over this sweet moment between brothers.  And of course, that hat! irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-254irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-274irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-283

What kid doesn’t love being upside down in their parents arms?!irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-379

These two and their cuddly blanket snuggle make me excited for Christmas and warm blankets every time I come across this image.

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I absolutely love it when the whole family gets in on the gig.irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-526

One of the best from the day.  I grabbed that sign as a last minute addition to the sessions.  I thought, hey, why not!?  And these kids totally rocked it.  I love that the littlest brother is looking back and pointing at his parents.  This family was so great!irish-eyes-photography-christmas-2015-583

Plaid is always a great look for these sessions.  This sweet little one looked so beautiful and festive!

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Bowties are always the right answer.  Especially on smiley babies.

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Model.

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Hehehe.

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This family.  So stunning.  So funny.

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It was getting dark for the last session so we got to do some really fun stuff with lighting.  I love these sweet kids.

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I am so excited for this year.  Last year I wasn’t sure if people would want to travel to the Tree Farm so I had the second day at a local park (I’ll share those images tomorrow).  This year, after asking my clients, I decided based on popular opinion that we’d go to the Tree Farm for BOTH days!  I can’t wait!  The property is gorgeous and I can’t wait to run around and play and create some great memories.  I hope you’ll join me!  While the majority of spots are sold out, there are still some left for both days.  These sessions are exclusive and limited so get yours booked today!  Here’s more about the event.

Hope to see you there!

-Kerry:)

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