Family
  • Introducing Lifestyle Studio Sessions

    It has been an age since I blogged !! So this definitely seemed like the right time to remedy that !!

    This beautiful session happened in my little studio and I couldn't be more delighted with it. Its a style of session that I have always loved doing and I think its time that I introduced it as a choice. 

    This session is, beautiful, natural, clean, light and airy. Its your new little family interacting with eachother in a relaxed comfy environment. It captures pure emotion and interactions and all those little details. There is no formal posing, its not needed for this session. Its as if this session were happening at home, without the hassle of cleaning up ;) We all know how full the house is after the arrival of a newborn so here is a session where you don't need to worry about any of that !

    See for your self how Daisy and her family got on !! I have had the pleasure of doing older brother Harry and older sister Scarlett's newborn session so I thought it would be nice to do something different this time for this lovely family.

    Scroll down to take a closer look at all the images.

    The other beauty of this session is that it is not a tied to age as a typical Newborn Session is. This session can happen at any stage really up to about 3 months ! So if you've missed the new Newborn time this is your chance to capture your sweet new babe :)

    If you think this session is for you contact me and I can schedule you in. 

    Pricing for this session is the same as my regular Newborn Sessions and that can be found here

  • 'Older Newborn' Sessions...... Oldborns......

    So I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I get lots of queries from parents of newborns, who are past the photography newborn stage, ie 14 days old. I always feel so bad telling them that their brand new baby is too old to have a session done !! With this in mind I have come up with a session that is suitable up until the 6/8 week old stage. After that time it is definitely worth the wait until the Tummy Time Session.

    Of course it is possible to photograph older newborns, we just jave to tweak our approach and our expectations !

    Here are the details peeps :)

  • An intimate K-Club Celebration - Yvonne & Brian......

    What a pleasure to be involved in this afternoons wedding. Chaufeurs, trains and automobiles..... and that was just me getting round the place !!

    I love, love, love being involved in small weddings. You become part of them and its a fab thing. Todays wedding was my smallest yet 19 peeps and 2 gorgeous kiddos, my kinda day !

    We kicked off in the Registry Office, for a lovely little intimate service. The ice being broken by the start of the day, flower girl and daughter of the Bride and Groom Robin's dance to the entrance song. Well whats a little girl going to do but twirl when she's wearing the ultimate princess outfit complete with diamonds on her shoes ....

    We left the City Centre behind us and headed for the country side and the luxurious surroundings of the K-Club. Even though I only live 10 minutes drive from it, this was my first visit to the K-Club. And my goodness what have I been missing out on, the grounds are FAB-U-LOUS. Every corner revealing another gorgeous location for a Bridal Party shoot !! The W.B. Yeats room was ready and waiting for us with magnificent views of the garden, and the sun had popped its head out. What more could you ask for !!

    Some days I am reminded of what a privilege it is to do what I do, today was one of those days.

    Linda x

     

  • The Before and After - A Newborn Experience ....

    So its been a while since I blogged a Newborn Session and seens todays little man I had also met as a bump, I thought this was a great opportunity to do one.

    My Bump et Bébe Package captures the before and after as it were of your lovely bump and then your newborn. People choose this package for different reasons, it may be your first pregnancy and you want to capture that or for that matter your last and you want lovely images of your bump to keep. The bump session is always considerably shorter than the newborn session, for obvious reasons. It normally last between 3/4 of an hour and an hour. We can have as many changes of outfit as you like. I have lovely maternity gowns here and you can of course bring some of your own outfits too. This package results in lovely before and after images.

    A newborn session can last anything from 2 to 3 hours. We normally need to take plenty of feeding, burping and cuddling breaks. I will only ever do one newborn session a day so that there is no time pressure on us. I’m also knackered by the end of it too lol !

    A newborn session will start with a baby with a full tummy, in my really toasty warm studio with a constant white noise on in the background. Once the baby is between 8 & 14 days old nine times out of ten this recipe ensures a very sleepy newbie. The session will begin with blanket and fur poses. Normally two or three colour changes and a variety of hats and tiebacks (for the girlies), depending on how settled the baby is. If a baby is a light sleeper it may be necessary to stick with the one colour and not disturb them by changing blanket, but this is a rare enough occurrence.

    I will then move on to the family shots. Sometimes parents request not to do these but I will always ask are they sure. You may not want to put them on the mantlepiece but it is always lovely for the baby to look back on them when they are older to see you guys together when they were so new. Its a lovely way of detailing the closeness between parent and child, some of my favourite shots ever come from this part of the session and I have been know to shed a tear or two behind the camera myself !!

    The tiny details, the little toes, the pink pursed lips, the cute run of their hairline, the eyelashes, I could go on and on ! All these things change so so fast so it is definitely important to get as many shots of these as we can.

    And then, baby still being content and happy I end the session with some prop shots. This may be a basket, bucket, box or something that you have brought along yourself. Todays little man was wonderful and went through all the stages fast asleep. I got a two second glimpse of his lovely little eyes during the whole two hours. Huge congrats to his Mum and Dad !!

  • Introducing....Generations Sessions.....

    This morning I had the absolute pleasure and the wonderful opportunity to photograph four generations of ladies from the one family. It was so lovely to meet them and spend an hour in their company. It was definitely an honour to photograph them together !!

    So that brings me on to the main point of this blog post, I would like to introduce a new package, the Generations Package :) Whether you have three generations or lucky enough to have four, whether its all girls, all boys or a mix. This shoot is designed to capture that connection between the generations in your family and have it recorded forever more. I must do it with my own Mam, Nana and Daughter !!

    During the hour long session I will capture some individual portraits of any children involved. Thats just becasue they are too cute for me to resist not taking a few snaps of them lol !

    I will also do a few different set ups of the different relationships as well.

    Your package will include:

    A one hour session in the studio or we can arrange an outdoor location shoot

    The creative post processing of approximately 40 images presented via an online gallery

    20 high resolution Images delivered via download

    One 20*16 Spectrum Framed Print of the main generations image

    Two 8*6 matching Spectrum Framed Desk prints

    Contact me today to book your Generations Session !!

    E-mail: linda@lindaclarkephotography.ie

    Tel: 085-7168543

    GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE......

  • The Wedding of Sarah Jane & Brian 2nd of August 2014.....

    So I decided this morning that rather than doing one of my traditional sneak peeks for Sarah Jane and Brian that I would do a blog post as I cannot decide which ones to put up as their sneak peeks !!!

    The morning of the wedding arrived with the sound of rain beating against my bedroom window, not an ideal start, but thats life in Ireland for you in August lol !!

    I headed over to Sarah Janes to capture some of the Bridal Prep and was greeted with a beaming smile from the lovely Bride through her front window. Thoughts of the weather went out of my head then, it was shaping up to be a fab day whatever the weather :) And what a scene of ogranisation and calmness. The girlies were all ready, and enjoying their morning. 

    After that I did something I don't usually do, I left the Bride !! Eeeeeeeekkk !! Off to the Grooms house for a few quick portraits, at the couples request. It worked out well as it as such a short distance away and lovely to see both parties enjoying their last morning of 'singleness' :)

    Back to the Brides house then to start one of the main events of the day, putting on the dress. I love this bit, its a really special moment and I love being there to see how good they feel once its on and all is right. Yesterday was no exception, the dress was fabulous on and suited Sarah Jane to perfection !!

    It was time to head to the Church, Sruleen Parish Church in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. A lovely small, bright church, perfect ! Sarah Jane did not want to be late so we made sure we had her on time, with the usual 15 minute leeway :) It was a lovely service, with beautiful music provided by Blush (http://www.blushweddingmusic.com). Due to the weather we stayed behind in the Church after the ceremony to do the Family Photos, quick and as painless as possible for this part is my mantra !!

    Off to Fitzpatricks Killney Castle with us then for the reception. Plans to stop off in Dalkey for pics on the pier were put on hold as the weather had completely turned on us, it was lashing out of the heavens !! We cut a fantastic sight heading up the M50 in three beautiful cars provided by http://www.weddingcarsonline.com, a fabulous Beaufort and two Daimlers for the rest of the wedding party.

    The Bridal party were greeted by smiles and brollies by the staff of Fitzpatricks Castle and were escorted into the reception room, which was filled with sweet treats and music. Fitzpatricks Castle provided lovely backdrops for our portrait sessions then for the rest of the evening.

    The Bride and Groom then looked set to party the night away to the sounds of Blush. I really enjoyed the day guys and thanks so much for choosing me as your photographer :) 


  • A wonderful Family Wedding .....

    I normally write my blog on a Tuesday but I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to share this one :) It is always a privilege when someone asks you to shoot their wedding and be part of their day, but it is even more so when it is that of a friend. Last Saturday I had just that honour. I have to say it was one of the nicest weddings I’ve been part of yet. It was definitely the coming together of two lovely people and making ‘official’ the lovely family that they had made together.

    One of the most wonderful parts of this day was the details ! I love to shoot the details of a wedding day so that the Bride (come on it’s normally the Bride) gets to see the fruit of her labours. This wedding was no exception. The Bride had a great creative touch and had even handmade her own bouquet and the bouquets of her two daughters ! Not to be left out her little man looked splendiferous in his little tux !!

     

    It was a wonderfully intimate ceremony in the Morans Red Cow Hotel. Minister Tom Colton added to the relaxed atmosphere and made sure he included all the family in the ceremony ! The most memorable moment was when the couple’s eldest daughter shouted out ‘Daddy don’t do it’ just as everyone sat down !!! It was brilliant; you can see her reaction in the shots below J

     

    Following a quick change of room layout and some family shots everyone settled down for the speeches and meal. This was followed by dancing into the wee hours to the DJ’s sounds. It was a wonderful day and thank you so much for letting me capture it !!

     

  • Beautiful Boys.....

    In recent timse its mostly been baby girls that I've been working with, but this weekend just past I had the pleasure to meet two beautiful boys :) A big brother and his 6 weeks new baby brother. Both were adorable and so well behaved, helped in no small part by Buzz Lightyear ;)

    During the session I got to use some new props and my new newborn posing bean bag from www.newbornbabyposing.com ! I have to say its fantastic, so easy to use and makes a huge difference. It does take alot of beans to fill it but worth it in the end :)

    Heres are a couple of shots of them as a taster of our session together !