Family Photography Dublin. With the dads
Updated: Jul 14
Here's a celebration of the DAD'S on my family photography Dublin sessions!
There are so many times on my family sessions that I want to thank the dads for being AMAZING. Also in my newborn at home sessions in Dublin they are brilliant at helping to produce beautiful family portraits with baby to treasure!
For more on this Dublin photo shoot, at home newborn photography Dublin, with mum & dad and newborn baby girl in Irishtown, Dublin, please go HERE
Might be obvious. But still worth looking at why dads make family photography sessions so special!
Often mu's book the family session. (Not always, of course, but often!) They are the ones that look up the photographers, get the prices, make a a decision on who to book
They tend to be more invested AT THE START with the booking of a family session.
However in my experience dads are very keen to get beautiful family pictures & they understand the importance of family keepsakes.
Time & again, on family photo shoots Dublin, dad's come into their own. They are essential in the smooth running of the session. They often jump in, help to calm & soothe a disgruntled toddler. Play with the older children so I can have family portraits with mum & newborn...
They are also very KEEN to have alone time with the baby, newborn or other children! Dad and baby portraits are a focus on my family photography sessions Dublin. I like to do pictures of all the family. Then focus on both mum ad dad together, and also individually with their children. In my family gallery I try to get an even spread of family member combinations! I also love to take portraits of babies & children individually. Here is a favorite picture I like to take on newborn sessions with dad's strong hands cupping newborn baby's head. I love it when the hair on the head is in sharp focus but the background falls away into soft focus
The bond between dad & their family is obvious & very strong. I LOVE to see the natural connection dad's have with their babies. In the first weeks of life, newborn & baby are very much more attached physically to mum. They have to be fed, often breast fed. Mum often is more physically present. However, dad's also love to snuggle with their babies & kids and obviously display tons of tenderness! Also, play tons of games...particularly with their older children...
For more on this at home family & newborn photography session Dublin, with all the family including the cat (!), please go HERE
Dad's definitely like to look good on the family photography sessions. (Although I want to point out that there is absolutely no pressure to perform on my family sessions. It is fine to dress super casual. Ripped jeans, shirt, whatever you fee comfortable in.) A family session is all about you celebrating who you are. If you're not a dress up family than don't do it!
I loved this "dressy uppy" Holy Communion family photography Dublin session where dad led his little girl in a pristine communion dress over the sand dunes overlooking the sea in Howth. Natural, joy filled moments HERE
By contrast, a recent favorite family photography Dublin session in Killiney Hill. For Christmas celebrations with extended family. Grandad, uncles & dads! Here, there were lots of grass stained jeans in this very relaxed family session. Just jeans and jackets and fun filled, casual vibes. See more of this adorable Christmas family photography Dublin session HERE
To book your Dublin family photography session please send me a message at the Contacts page.
I have three essential family photography Dublin packages which you can see HERE
Now instead of picking and choosing your favorite images from our time together, I give you all the best moments, carefully hand edited & retouched for blemishes. A mixture of rich, vibrant color and classic black & white.
These fully edited digital images can be downloaded straight from the gallery. I send information about the professional printers I use for my own family pictures. They include a luxurious mat finish. I also offer family photo shoots Dublin exclusively to make a handcrafted family album keepsake!
I offer standard as well as mini & extended documentary family photography sessions as well. I cover special milestones including Communion portraits, baptism & christening, engagement, maternity, graduation, debs & birthday celebrations. Also just your every day ordinary moments are the best to treasure forever!
I am a professional, award winning photographer. Internationally published & with over 10 years experience photographing babies, children & families!
So here is a post celebrating family portraits with dads only. More to add soon from my latest family photo shoots Dublin here on the BLOG!
More about what to expect from, and how to prepare for, your family photography Dublin session here:
And what others have to say about a family session with me here
Have a fantastic week, Cara xx