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Documentary Family Photography

candid documentary family photographer in dublin: authentic storytelling

Candid documentary sessions, where every moment is captured with honesty and authenticity.

My "Fly on the Wall" approach to Dublin family photography ensures that your story unfolds naturally, with little to no posing or staging. It's all about capturing the genuine emotions and interactions that make your family special.

From intimate gatherings to large-scale celebrations, my documentary sessions are perfect for capturing the unfolding narrative of your day. Whether it's a birthday party, anniversary celebration, or a multi-generational reunion, I'll be there to document every heartfelt scene.

With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to authenticity, I specialize in capturing the unexpected moments that make your family's event truly memorable. Whether it's a silly dance, a tight embrace, or a scrunched up, tired little face, I'll be there to capture it all...

My documentary sessions are designed to be unobtrusive and natural, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself while I capture the memories. No awkward poses or forced smiles – just genuine moments of love, connection, laughter & yes, sometimes, even the tears!

So if you're looking for a family portrait photographer who can capture the true essence of your family, look no further than my candid documentary services. Let me help you preserve your most precious memories for years to come.

prices & packages > untamed summer series > family sessions >

big paddling pool full of water in garden at home with large inflatable crocadile and boy flipped upside down and leg poking from water like a crocodile attack

pictures that have little time for posing.

documentary family: what to expect from the unexpected

girl in communion dress and older sister in red dress falling down dune grasses with arms waving in air, as they try and keep their balance


Location. Choose a place that will co create your story or event & celebration. It could be a venue like a church or hotel grounds. It could be your home & garden. It could be somewhere wild... But it's the place that will be the unique backdrop to your photo story & a character in your story too.

priest holding baby in a blanket in church pews for blessing before baptism. documentary family photography for baptism celebrations


Documentary shooting style. I like to shoot quickly and capture all those "in between moments". That means you can forget about being photographed & focus on connecting with those around you. If it's a celebration there is always plenty happening. If it's an extended family photo shoot you may think about activities the children (and adults) might like to do.

girl in white communion dress and gloves holding white and gold balloons with her friends at an outdoor communion party in oxford square park, the liberties in dublin


Process. It takes 1-3 weeks to get your edited pictures in a professional online viewing gallery. A mix of black & white and vintage color. All my packages include a digital gallery of images you can download with print release. I also offer Giclee pigment prints, framed prints, mounted print boxes & albums a la carte.

unscripted documentary sessions are perfect for babies & small children who naturally like to color outside the lines!

a communion documentary style photo shoot with my daughter in her beautiful communion dress, climbing trees &  exploring the hotel. stunning pictures to treasure



Since documentary style photo shoots extend from 2 -4 hours, the galleries contain 50-60 + pictures, ideal to to make up a professionally printed, handcrafted album.

 handcrafted album for showing family and lifestyle photographs, professionally printed
two children play wrestling on the carpet

Documentary family sessions can make the perfect gift to a family you love.

Consider a 2 hour walk along Dunlaoghaire Pier, the 40 foot & sandycove. Or, for celebrations in a venue or at home.


A gift? Vouchers available

young woman wth a trailing long lace dress playing with baby on a bench. natural family portraits by cara.
baby chewing his grandma's pearl necklace at a family celebration
little girl rubbing her eye inside a tent holding a rabbit. at home documentary style, emotive child photographer

i chose a documentary 4 hour session voucher. we chose a date which suited the whole family & threw a party. amazing day & pictures!


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