Monday, 27 December 2010

Having a Happy Heatherington Holiday

With dropped temperatures and trecherous roads we've been pretty well stuck inside, but it's been a lovely holiday (minus a few ailments and less sleep than we'd like...)




And a happy 2011 to everyone!!

Monday, 20 December 2010

winter wonderland

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
I cannot believe how many people are complaining about the snow in Belfast - I LOOOOOVE it! (though being Canadian, I would - it reminds me of home) But it is also beautiful, Christmasy and fun and I am doing my best to make sure my children feel the same about it!
On our walk to the park...
fun at the park

snow, snow and more snow

And more to come? Will we be treated to a white Christmas? hmmmm...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

McLoughlin Munchkins

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown
Yeah, there are a few nuts in this family - but that's just the parents! Three adorable kiddies who I have really enjoyed getting to know over the past few weeks while they are all visiting from San, energetic and simply gorgeous - meet Mark, Saoirse and Shay McLoughlin
The sweet Saoirse with the most amazing head of hair!
I could serioulsy just look at Mark's cheeky wee face all day long..sooo cute!
And Shay is the IMAGE of his daddy - in looks and spirit! What a little character!
James and Jaci the proud parents third time round!
Not a bad lookin' family and wonderful friends.

Monday, 6 December 2010

gorgeous, tiny and's Senan McMahon!

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. ~Terri Guillemets

SOOOOO thrilled to have the sweet 3 week old Senan in the studio - he is just so gorgeous it almost makes me want that newborn stage back (almost...but not quite...) But I could eat this little one he was so gorgeous - Thank you Mary for letting me have your son as my model!
THE most natural and beautiful mummy with her beautiful baby boy
Yup - sleeping beauty certainly CAN be a boy
So tiny. No new. SO beautiful.
LOVE it!
Merry Christmas from Senan...

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Cutie-boy Emlyn

A son is...
Trust with dirt on his face,

Beauty with a cut on his finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in his hair, and the
Hope of the future with
A frog in his pocket.
How very true - at least I can say that with certainty about my own son - but here is an absolutely adorable son with the most pinchable cheeks and sweetest big eyes. Emlyn came in to the studio and straight away I know he'd be a star in front of the camera. It was a pleasure to meet him and his very easy going mummy and daddy. It's session like these that make this job so fun and rewarding...Thank you McLarnon gang!
see - pinchable cheeks - TWO sets!
And those eyes - I'd say he will break many a heart one day!
Thank you Nola, Tom and Emlyn!

Monday, 29 November 2010

McDowell Treasures...

“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.”
It is getting close to Christmas - there is snow on the ground, we have our tree up, the kids are singing carols and I am crazy busy with photo sessionss, orders and packaging. Whew! I love this time of year and I LOVE photographing such amazing families! Such as these - I couldn't narrow down to only a few for the sneak peek - so many great ones! And so many more to come so thank you Coirle and Nick for coming by and being "up" for anything (right Nick...)
How sweet is Henry with his new sister Molly
Something about the look on his face here makes my heart melt
Best, best, cutest baby!!!
Gorgeous family
And of course a cheeky smile too....
A real joy - two fabulous children.
The rest will follow on my web in a week or so. Enjoy so far.....

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Gorgeous Morrison girls again - just a tad older...

A baby of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today.
-- Author Unknown
I was thrilled to hear from Carla this Autumn and to have the opportunityto once again photograph these two adorable girls. Connie and Alice were in the studio when Alice was only weeks old and it was wonderful to see them again and how they have grown.
Connie - an absolute stunner! It took her a bit to come round, but such a sweetie when she did.7
Alice really wasn't too sure about the whole experience....
Such a gorgeous family inside and out! Thanks again!

Sunday, 14 November 2010


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 Farquhar Tupper

It was such a pleasure to have the beautiful Grace back in the studio and to meet her gorgeous new sister Beth. Grace has been before and she know exactly what to do!
How adorable are these two babes together? Grace is such a wonderful big sister...
Patrina - you look FABULOUS!!!

There are so many wonderful images from this session, I can't wait to go through them all. Thank you Patrina, Grace and Beth - the rest will follow shortly.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Oakwood Mini-Sessions

I have been pretty crazy busy these past few weeks and I am truly working every possible minute I can squeeze in to get all of these sessions proofed in time for Christmas. I had the great opportunity to do some mini sessions in Oakwood IPS and I met so many lovely families and such fabulous children. I will put more from these sessions on the blog soon, but I have to give the organizer Seana a sneak peek of her cutie-patootie baby girl. I know she is waiting very patiently to see this shot and I just love it And hey, c'mon...HOW CUTE IS LILY???

Monday, 1 November 2010

Wedded Bliss....Tohill and Devlin style!

Today I will marry my friend,
the one I will live with, dream with and love.
I take you to be my husband/wife.
From this day forward I will cherish you,
I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrow's
knowing we will walk it together side by side,
hand in hand and heart to heart.

Nicole and Andrew Tohill - what a fabulous couple to have as my first experience photographing a wedding! First of all - WOW Nicole - you are GORGEOUS - and Andrew - you don't scrub up too bad either. The day was perfect - the lashing rain from the day before dried up, the wedding party and guests all looked fabulous and were absolutely amazing, the church was incredible and the reception grounds were breathtaking. What a wonderful experience and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! (Though it was a well deserved glass of wine that night!)

Well done Nicole for hiking though the mucky ground in your FAB stilettos to let me get some river shots...
Absolutely stunning...
I love this one -
love. pure and simple.
sweetest flowergirls ever!
The beauties...
Four Tohill brothers (and a Devlin...)
I'm sure there was a lot of mischief in the Tohill house growing up
what an amazing venue
Thank you Nicole and Andrew for this incredible opportunity and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.