It’s been a while since I last shared images here on the blog, so it’s only fitting that I share some images I took towards the end of last year in Gloster House, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly with the lovely D'Arcy Benincosa. Feeling inspired and refreshed by D'arcy and ready to finally blog! These photos were taken during her styled shoot at a gorgeous restored Georgian home in County Offaly. The dress is from Cathy Telle and styling from the House of Hannah in Ireland — It was such amazing day with amazing creatives and am finally getting around to sharing these today. 

always, Niamh x

Styling: House of Hannah Events  Florals: Chikae O.H.  The Paths Workshops hosted by D’Arcy Benincosa   Venue: Gloster House & Gardens  Model: Juudit Siibak . Dresses: Cathy Telle  Jewellery: Alberta Diamond Exchange . Paper Goods: Corsivo Calligraphy  Hair Stylist: Nicole Mitchell . Makeup: Colette Cassidy

Spreading a Little Sparkle this Holiday Season....

Family Gilsenan

At the start of December I had the wonderful job of photographing the Gilsenan family children and to capture this special time in their life for their parents and grandparents. The session took place in their own home in Dublin and it was so much fun to do.

Gilsenan 2

The final lifestyle images appear effortless; like the moment captured just happened and I was there to push the camera button. But as all child photographers know, that could not be further from the truth. Behind all the images are all of us big goofy photographers and parents, doing all kinds of crazy things to make the perfect shots happen…and boy is it some sort of laughable crazy :) I giggle even now when I think back to sessions with children from the last year. They are indeed fun to do.

In saying this there is nothing more I love than a soulful, non-smiling image of a child also. I think when children are not smiling, and just looking or engaging in whatever they are doing, (thank god for tinky winkys) they are at their most natural and beautiful. Their gaze is mysterious and their eyes are clear and at their largest.

The Gilsenan parents where magical on the day and the children where just so easy and beautiful to work with. A final presentation of a large framed portrait of the Gilsenan children was given to the grandparents for Christmas and I believe it went down a treat! I would love to share some of the outtakes with you!

....Spreading a Little Sparkle this Holiday Season ....Happy New Year Peeps!