Sunday, 27 December 2009

'Tis the Season... be jolly, to be mischievious, to be full of wonder, to be thankful!

Our little Jack is the "to be mischievious!" Always looking for trouble...he decided he wanted to sample my box of chocolates and pushed the chair over to help himself...
"Who ME???"
Caught chocolate mouthed and cheeky grinned! Gotta love boys!
Emma on the other hand..."is it christmas yet?"
Enjoying a gorgeous day at the river feeding the ducks - chilly though!!!



One of the things I love most about Belfast - absolutely picturesque outdoors on our doorstep!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Have a Magical Christmas and New Year!!!

I wish everyone a wonderful, magical Christmas and all the best for a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year!!!

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The McCrory Fairies in Fairy land!
(My photo - but credit to Nellymunn for the amazing work to it!)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Three angles for Christmas...

What a wonderful and beautiful family the McCrorys are! So relaxed, fun and did I mention BEAUTIFUL??? Just look at these three girls - hard to take a bad photo of either of them - just stunning (Mark you watch out when these three get older - I've already got Jack lined up for a date!!!)
How adorable is the littlest angel Aisling???
And Emily the middle angel...
It seems like just yesterday that Naoise was a babe - but what a stuning angel she is growing up to be...
Little baby toes - I just love them!
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.
~Richard Lovelace

The whole gang...
Thank you to the McCrory family. Good luck Nuala and Mark on your next adventure to Oz!!! Look forward to seeing you all when you return.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The Burke Family

It was with great pleasure to have the Burke family in my studio this past weekend...The children were full of energy and character...and laughs and tickles and fun.
Love this shot of Aimee - she was such a natural! Gorgeous!
Typical little boy Ben was as cute and trendy as ever...
And Cienna was just beautiful and how much do I love babies playing with their little toes...
The whole gang...
Thank you Michelle and David for sharing your family with me! The rest of your photos will be ready for you shortly...

Friday, 4 December 2009

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...

If you seek a special gift
The greatest gift of all
Don’t look beneath your tree
It was never there at all
The greatest Christmas gift
Was given to us all
The Christ child in a manger
In a lowly cattle stall

Christmas has officially started in the Heatherington household. We decorated the tree (well Emma and I did, Jack mostly threw the decorations all over the place). We have the Advent Train for the elves to hide treaties in each night. We have the Christmas costumes and today braved the annual Christmas photo session for our Christmas cards...always eventful!

Emma sporting her "I'm too cool for this" teenager face.
Trimming the tree...
Everyone say "Santa"!
"HOORAY" - a keeper!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Anderson Family Fun!

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

2 down-to-earth parents +
3 active and adorable children +
lots of squishy creatures =
a fun filled session in the studio!
It was wonderful to meet Sarah and her fabulous family - great little bundles of energy full of giggles and personality!!! Now please tell me where to get those squishy, stretchy creatures - if they could provide that much entertainment for your three - I WANT THEM!!!




Thank you to the Anderson Family...your photos to follow soon!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

My boy...

I finally got around to getting Jack's hair cut - it aged him so much! My baby is now a toddler...into everything...and absolutely gorgeous! Even with the tree branch scratch under his eye (but before this week's massive egg bump and bruise on his forehead.) At his nursery they call him Action Man - well named!
This smile from him does it for me every time!
Why do I need anything for Christmas?

Saturday, 28 November 2009

McAree Monkeys!!!

Two little eyes
Discovering what's new
Two little hands
Touching everything in view
A sweet little voice
Asking you why
A mischievous smile
And a whimpering cry
Two little feet
Jumping on the floor
A toddler's mission
is to explore

Amy and Zoe were just that - but doubled!!! Four little hands wanting to explore. Emer and John certainly have their hands full (and another on the way!) But who would have it any other way! These two gorgeous girls were just sparkling with personality and although the timing perhaps may not have been ideal (before dinnertime) it is hard not to capture these girls as adorable and gorgeous as they are! Thank you Emer for coming round to the studio...
Love that little face of Zoe's (and pretty cool name too!)
Straight into the mouths!!!
There was no wrestling that phone off!!!
The rest to follow shortly on my website!!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Jenkins Family of Five!!!
Just for this morning I won't wash clothes, instead we will watch your favourite cartoon.
Just for this morning I won't wash dishes, instead we will colour together.
Just for this afternoon I won't watch my soaps; instead we will go to the park and feed the ducks.
Just for this afternoon you and I will snuggle up on the couch and watch a favorite movie and eat popcorn.
Just for tonight I will let you help me fix dinner and I won't yell at you for making a mess.
Just for tonight I won't yell when you splash water all over the bathroom floor.
Just for tonight when I tuck you into bed and we snuggle together to read your favorite story I will hold you a little tighter and a little longer and Thank God for giving you to me.
~ by Misty J. Eades
There is no doubt I have some beautiful and charming faces passing in front of my camera...I am very lucky and thankful for that - and here is a family that emulates just that! I had the gorgeous Ronan in my studio last year when he was just a few weeks old - still some of my favourite images are of him sleeping. One year later and I had the entire Jenkins gang (the new, larger and more improved studio couldn't have come at a better time)
What a wonderful big brother Luke is - and the image of his father (lucky guy right Andrew!!)
'Big-Blue-Eyes' Eva is one gorgeous girl just bursting with personality

And then little, adorable Ronan - who is not so little anymore! I just laugh when I see this picture of him in complete hysterics! "Rascal" is right!
And what I loved the most about this session was just the pure love these three children all had for each other. I made my heart smile and I can only hope my babies end up like that too!
Thank you Lucy, Andrew and the gang for the fun! xox

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The Beautiful Shannon Family!!
I guess that I can hold you
one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you
so that you will always know.
Please let me tie your shoe again.
One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time
I hope it's love I've shown.
Can I help you put your coat on?
Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon?
Can I pick you out a treat?
Tonight could I please wash your hair?
Can I put toys in the bath?
Can I help you count your small ten toes
before I teach you math?
Please let me help you up the hill.
while you're still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories
while you're young and have the time.
So will you let me carry you?
One day you'll walk alone.
I cannot bear to miss one day
from now until you've grown

What a gorgeous family I had in the studio this past weekend. Rebecca was so full of spirit and character I laughed almost the whole time! Thank you for choosing me to capture the love and fun you all share!

Such an amazing little spirit...


LOVE LOVE LOVE that family photo!

Finally...THE NEW STUDIO!!! Photos...
What a dream-come-true to finally have my own little studio. Seperate from the house. I don't have to clean the entire house before clients come. I don't have to set up, take down, set up again when people come to stay. I don't have to work around a bed, dresser, sloped celings, etc. I don't have to worry about my kids running in and out and messing it up or taking my props! Yup - it's pretty sweet! It's been getting a baptism of fire lately too - which is fabulous - keep the business coming my way! I had a studio open night which went very well and I hope things continue down the road to success! Thank you everyone!!!
Its hard to beat ikea for shelving and simple decorations!
Ok, have to paint the space toybox - but we'll get there...
Black backdrop down, roll down the white to use, then roll back up again for black- what magic!
Had to display some of my work - yes, Emma and Jack got pride of place (and sizing of canvas, but c'mon, they're great models - and they're my babies!)

A few added accents

Thanks for visiting - hope to see you here again soon!