Boy's First Birthday Shoot

It has been a fun few weeks of first birthday shoots at the studio! I jumped at the chance to photograph this gorgeous boy and his curls when his mom called me about a Star Wars themed first birthday shoot.

He was such a sweet little baby who was scooching himself around the floor throughout the whole session. As soon as we set up some of the props he'd knock them down and have us laughing. These one year old's always keep me on my toes! 

I love how creative his parents are - they blog over at 2NerdsAndABaby where they provide tips and stories for first time parents. They brought so many props with them - everything from superheroes to a cardboard cut out of Yoda that they keep proudly displayed in their home. We spent an hour chasing after little Oscar and had so much fun.

Soon after his session he had his first hair cut and it's amazing what a difference it makes! He went from being a curly haired baby to a little boy overnight. I'm so glad they asked me to capture portraits for his first birthday.

If you're thinking of booking a birthday shoot for your kids and want to talk through ideas and possibilities then please contact me or mail me on hello@nessarobinson.com

Girl's First Birthday Shoot

I love doing first birthday shoots because they are such a milestone in every parents' lives. You made it! A whole year!

It's so fun to see these babies because it really just goes to show how different they all are. Some are standing by themselves while others still need the help of mom and dad. Some are walking by themselves while others love nothing more than running away from me and my camera. Some are full of smiles and giggles and others are a little more shy and reserved. 

This little girl graced my studio when she was 10 months old for her first ever Christmas portraits and it was so lovely to have her back for her first birthday shoot and see how much she had changed in just a few short weeks! 

It was even more lovely because her parents brought with them all of these beautiful props for the shoot including an upcycled rocking chair made for her especially by her grandmother when she was born. I love when parents bring sentimental items because not only does it help make the portrait all the more unique and special - but it helps to capture things like height for future comparison too.

Already looking forward to having this beautiful girl back in the studio with her parents for many future occasions! 

If you're thinking about booking a first birthday shoot then please contact me or email on hello@nessarobinson.com

Mother's Make Over Shoot

I had such a blast this weekend doing a makeover shoot for the lovely Fiona.

Fiona is 4 months pregnant with baby number 3 and is also a yoga instructor and Vlogger. She has only ever had professional photos taken of her once before and that was the day of her wedding. So it was my absolute joy to get her into the studio, sit her down for some hair and make up and get her to put on the clothes she feels her best in - a mix of bright colours, super glam dresses and her casual yoga gear! - and put her in front of my lens.

Make up was done by the amazingly talented Sarah of The Studio Dublin who has recently opened up her own studio in Rathgar. 

The images we got at the end of the shoot speak to the amount of fun we had on the day. Watch the video to see a little glimpse of what went down!

And finally, a little before and after. Beautiful in her natural, fresh state and beautiful after a little make up and direction in front of the camera! 

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Mother / Daughter Make Over Shoot

It is always so much fun when you get a group of women in the studio who can sit around chatting, trying on clothes and getting their hair and make up done. Throw a 4 year old kid into the mix and magic happens! This little beauty brought her own supply of nail varnishes for the occasion (I'm pretty sure she had every colour possibly ever made) and watched on in excitement as her mother was treated to a make over.

We stuck the radio on and had ourselves a lovely little dance party before settling into a beautiful photo shoot.

Watch the video to see the results of the day. I absolutely love love love capturing people's connections on camera. 

If you think you'd like to experience a mother daughter shoot with me please contact me on hello@nessarobinson.com for more information.

Family Portraits: Your Session Guide

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Don't you love when you walk into a home and instantly get a sense of who people are as a family just by seeing their family photos on display? Isn't it wonderful being able to pull out your family albums and look back through the big moments as well as the imperfect everyday moments?

Maybe you've recently moved home and you'd love to freshen up the photos on your walls. Maybe you realised over breakfast that your kids grew over night again and something about them is different and you want to capture them exactly as they are right now. You want to freeze this moment of your family in time so you have it to look back on and remember.

Whatever the reason for wanting new portraits, I would love to be the one to help you design your perfect family portrait session. 

My promise to you is that I will create an unforgettable experience and beautiful images of your family.  Your family will enjoy and thank you for these images for years to come.

What does a family portrait session entail?

Once you're ready to book your family portrait session, you will receive a pre-session phone consultation with me. We will talk about your family and what you want from your session. Maybe you have a big event coming up (a birthday or anniversary?) or maybe it's been too long since you last had pictures taken of you as a group. I will help you design a family portrait session so that you get exactly what you need from your photos.

Family portrait sessions can take place either in the comfort of your own home or in a pre-arranged location. There are so many beautiful areas around South Dublin to help frame your images. Even though we're not always blessed with good weather there are so many locations to choose from. 

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How long does a family portrait session last?

Family portrait sessions last typically between 45 minutes and an hour. 


How much does a family portrait session cost?

Session fees are €75. Please visit my pricing page if you want to learn more about my sessions and products. 


What do we receive at the end of the portrait session?

A personalised reveal session of your final images is designed and presented to you in the comfort of your home. I will then help you decide which images you'd like printed, framed or put in an album based on your budget and design needs.  A full product price list is provided to you ahead of the session and there is no minimum spend or obligation to purchase. 

What happens next?

If you're ready to start planning you're family portrait session or have any questions please go on and head over to the booking page to start the conversation! Alternatively, you can email me on hello@nessarobinson.com or call me on 0876103505. I look forward to working with you!