Sunday, 18 November 2012

What a day for a daydream...

I've been havin’ a sweet dream
I been dreamin’ since I woke up today
It’s starrin’ me and my sweet dream
Cause she's the one that makes me feel this way
And you can be sure that if you're feelin’ right

A daydream will last along into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick up your ears
Or you may be daydreamin for a thousand years

                             ~Lovin Spoonful

All week it was predicting rain, yet on the wedding day of Emer and Ruairi, the sun decided to come out.  Such a lovely couple from such welcoming families and a beautiful, relaxed day.  It And tomorrow they set of to Cuba for 3 weeks of newlywed bliss. What a way to start their future together.  All the best to you Mr and Mrs Kieran, I hope your dream lasts you a thousand years.

the beautiful bride - both inside and out
Like a scene from the old classics
you two look perfect together
simply stunning
arriving in style

Friday, 2 November 2012

Beautiful, baby Orla

A quick hunt for the meaning of the name Orla and I came up with -"Precious Princess". How absolutely fitting for this gorgeous little doll. I always love taking photos of newborns - it is such a wonderful time that passes very quickly (though those sleepless nights seem a LOT longer...)
Let sleeping babes lie...
The unconditional love and unbreakable bond between a mother and her baby 2b
...and what a bout the most adorable little boy - those eyelashes - heartbreaker in the making! 3
Isn't she just perfect.

Thanks Mary - you have a beautiful family!

Monday, 15 October 2012

An Autumn day with the Horwoods

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz
 At long last, photos of the Horwoods - and what fun it was - frollicing through the foliage, tossing a ball (ok, so my head got in the way...), playing with possibly the biggest stick a 20 month old could manage and not a worry about a few drops of rain (or if we would ever make it to the park...) These are three very adorable little people - great imaginations, excellent "posers", with just the right amount of cheekiness. Marie Louise and Wayne, you are very lucky folks with a busy, happy home and hearts full. 
Just too cute, these three! 6
How adorable is Mark - and such a laugh-once he came round to it
 Gorgeous Holly - I love her cheeky grin and the twinkle of mishief in her eye 2
Sweet Sophia - The big sister with the big personality 1
And the Horwood gang - full of laughter, fun and lots of trouble... 4  
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Baby boy McCrory - welcome to the world!

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.~ Martin Fraquhar Tupper
Check out this gorgeous little angel. Number four with three gorgeous older sisters to love and protect him - and of course play dollies with whether he likes it or not! He may have taken his time to close his eyes, but oh Daniel, once you did - my heart melted. 1 2b 3

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Another day of McLoughlin family fun!

Gorgeous kids, great family. It's always fabulous having James, Jaci and the gang over for a visit - let's hope next time it's for longer (a lot longer!!) 23 15 20 28

Thursday, 20 September 2012

A day of love...

And I came home Like a stone And I fell heavy into your arms These days of dust Which we've known Will blow away with this new sun And I'll kneel down Wait for now And I'll kneel down Know my ground And I will wait, I will wait for you ~Mumford and Sons

What a wonderfully beautiful and perfect day.  An absolutely stunning bride, a handsome groom, the luxurious Lough Eske Castle, a 1914 Rolls Royce Ghost, family, friends, laughter and a lot of love.  This was the wedding of Clare and Tim Milverton.  They are no doubt enjoying their honeymoon at this moment and I wish them a lifetime of happiness together.  Here is just a snapshot of their day...


Sunday, 9 September 2012

O'Neill Babes

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

My neice and nephew, Kate and Tom - seriously the happiest, sweetest and most adorable children around and I just love getting to know them better and better. Could any baby be more content and smiley than little Tom - he really is a joy to be around. And Kate, busy as she is, is a complete laugh and she certainly adores her baby brother. Sarah and Ross are two very lucky parents to have these wonderful children in their lives! (and the kids are pretty lucky to have them as parents too!) 1 13 12 8 11b

Monday, 27 August 2012

Cutie Mr. Connor

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~ Richard Bach

I hadn't seen Teresa in ages.  We were great friends in University, shared many a good time together and stayed in contact ever since.  She visited me in Ireland and we have met up now and again when I return home in the summers, but the past few years have been busy and for one reason or another we had not seen each other.  Well, I'm so glad we made up for it this summer - we saw each other a good bit and it was so wonderful.  Teresa is just so natural.  So easy to be around, chatty, happy and damn her, she looks amazing!  Now she has an adorable little boy, Connor, who is the light of her and Greg's life.  He is one little sweetheart and I loved getting to spend time with the whole Stratsmaa family.  Until next summer...

Isn't he just the sweetest! 1
I LOVE the expression...
 Motherly love
 Gorgeous family...and more to come soon...
Even a bit grumpy, Connor is still adorable! 5

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Wedded Bliss with Mr and Mrs Jess

You're still the one I run to The one that I belong to You're still the one I want for life You're still the one that I love The only one I dream of You're still the one I kiss good night ~Shania Twain What a wonderful day for a truly wonderful pair of newlyweds. Shelley and Andrew were so chilled out and made everyone feel so relaxed and happy. A fabulous location and we even squeezed in some beach shots despite the threatening rain. These two were game and I have no doubt I missed a lot of fun as the evening progressed! Mr and Mrs Jess, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and thank you again for giving me the privilege of documenting your day. Have a FAB honeymoon!

c1 c2 c3 c4 c6 c7 c8 c9

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A cousin is a best friend for life

It really is special for me to have the opportunity to photograph family and friends and their children. Brady is one of my dearest friends and another of my closest cousins. We really have been through a lot together - and although we bonded throughout our lives, we were inseperable in high school (Mr. Feeney -"Hi Brady/Zoe" or "Hi Zoe/Brady" - obvioulsy didn't know us apart). We had so many fun memories from then - our buffet lunches in ent studies, sneaking out to visit other schools, A-Club (picture arm in air wave), pooling together our spice jars of parents' bizarre liquors, 2 accidents in one day, cottage fun and synchronized swim/jump competitions, and many, many more. Now we have children to expand our memories and I always look forward to my annual visits to the Boyle house - Brady you are such a sweet and wonderful person and I really am so lucky to have you in my life. 

Three beautiful girls-inside and out 20
What a stunner Kate is - and just look at thos amazing, piercing blue eyes! 4
Mya - brave girl after the motion sickness ordeal in the car... 7
This time with Hannah it was so easy! 11
 Brady and her girls - what beauties (Sean, you're one lucky guy) 23 

A sleeping baby - gorgeous

Monday, 20 August 2012

We Are Family!

Heidi, forever my cous and a half - we may be cousins but also the best of friends. We have gone though so much together - as children doing our Christmas Eve gift exchanges, years of Sparrow Lake Camp memories, high school antics, University meet ups (I'll pack the pleather), good times in Australia (even if there weren't enough stars...), "studying" together at U of T and many many more. Now we have the joy of creating new memories in the summers on our much needed and anticipated girlie get togethers and with our families. I love watching my children bonding with the children of the people closest to me. Heid, you are one of a kind and I am so lucky to have you as one of my much loved cousins and closest friends. Love you! 
This must be Russell's "do I have to?" kiss 3
 Ellen is like looking at Heidi as a child! 1
 Russell - Jack's buddy with the most adorably crazy hair! 2
 I love this O'Gorman family moment 4
 Two cutie pies having fun
Missing you all!