Family life sometimes seems to go by with ridiculous speed and your children grow bigger in the blink of an eye. I always tell clients that the best time for a family photoshoot is right now, not when your babies are bigger, your toddler is easier or when you have more time - because who knows when that will happen! No matter what the backdrop is for a family photoshoot, my aim is still the same - capturing the moments that speak of your family. Sometimes that means big squishy hugs and lots of running round, or it might be a quiet moment of calm. My style of family photography is unposed although I will still direct a little to make sure every image is filled with gorgeous light.
I offer two types of family photography - outdoor photoshoots and lifestyle photoshoots. Both are gorgeous and I am not good at choosing one over the other! If you are unsure which type of family photoshoot you would prefer, please get in touch and we can chat about what will work best for you.
OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
There is something magical about outdoor light and I love to shoot in locations that have a fairytale feel to them. Woods, fields of long grass, the beach and anywhere with beautiful colour! If you have children who love to move around then an outdoor photoshoot will be perfect for them. I encourage lots of movement and fun and no forced smiles for the camera. The best time for outdoor photoshoots is in golden evening light - which is all evening in the Summer and pretty much mid afternoon in Winter! If you have a favourite location that means something to your family then I'm always delighted to shoot somewhere new. The session lasts an hour which seems to be just the right amount of time to get lots of images without tiring children.
Lifestyle photography is always relaxed - not least because it's in your own home. I love the fact that your home is included in the images making them even more special to look back on in future years. This is a photoshoot that captures your family where you are most at ease and it's perfect for capturing all the special moments you have with your children at home - reading stories together, baking a cake or just lounging on the couch! Even though a lifestyle photoshoot is unposed I still capture gorgeous individual portraits of your children and make sure that everything is captured beautifully.
WHEN TO BOOK?
Lifestyle sessions can be booked at any time but if you are hoping for a particular date or a weekend session please be sure to get in touch well in advance
Outdoor sessions are at the mercy of our Irish weather but they are available year round. Winter images can be beautiful & magical.
RECENT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
Oh those those heart-melting big sister hugs! I love photographing toddlers with their new baby siblings – all that love and lots of jumping on the bed!
I was thrilled to be asked to photograph this maternity session in Glendalough, county Wicklow. It’s a stunning location at any time but on this December afternoon it was really magical. We started late in the afternoon just as the light was beginning to fade and finished with a pink & gold sunset across the … Read More
We had most gorgeous golden October evening for this family photoshoot – this was just before the sun went down and it really was magical! Libby xo Libby O’Reilly is a portrait photographer based in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in outdoor & lifestyle family photography If you are interested in a family photoshoot please get in … Read More