Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Hurson Family...

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

Ok, I'll be honest - I was a bit apprehensive about this family photoshoot of 13. I was hoping for outdoor shots, but the extreme weather conditions in Belfast forced us into the studio - and I was not sure it could accommodate 13!!! Luckily my family were in Portstewart so the Hurson clan could congregate in my house while I snapped away! And with all of the different photo combinations, I think it worked brilliantly! So, thank you to all of the Hursons for your open mindedness and fabulous spirit!

The adorable Miss Mia was a complete natural in front of the camera!
And this is where the Hurson story began...
Small world - another St. Malachy's boy!2
Sibling love - it's the best! I love this moment...
The rest of your photos to follow soon on my website!!!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Upcoming Events...

Well although January was a relatively quiet month - February has been making up for it - photoshoots upon photoshoots and coming up is the Coleraine Mother and Baby Fair as well as my Family Photography Evenings at Stranmillis Primary where I will be busy doing mini-sessions...all of this and 7 and half months pregnant, two toddlers, dog and teaching - yup, I'm pretty tired, but it's great fun too!

Emma and I had a fab afternoon at The Fashion Souk in the Ulster Hall and she (and I) fell in love with some of the goods at the stalls - cupcakes and fashion - what more could a girl ask for? As you can see Emma is just delighted with the hairband she picked out! I think it's the sweetest thing ever!
My cheeky cherub!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

More Gorgeousness...

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

I am just lovin' the gorgeousness that has been in my studio this past weekend! This was quite an impromptu photoshoot - but Karen and Damian were up with their two most adorable children and asked if I could fit them in on Valentines Day - How could I pass up having these two to photograph!!!

Emer has got to be one of the most beautiful girls ever - and she was a complete natural in front of the camera - can I have this one on my wall??
And so loving to her little brother James - just adorable!!!
Another set of AMAZINGLY big blue eyes!
Although James wans't quite the "poser" Emer was, he is still absolutely "eatable"!!!
Look at this pair - have you ever?!? Obvioulsy great parenting!!!
And the little doll again - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!! A Personal Fav!!!
Thanks Karen and Damian for letting me play with your babies! ABSOLUTE PLEASURE
(And Elaine for playing with mine at the same time...)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Gorgeous Quigg Girls!!!


There was a little girl who had a little curl...

Seriously how absolutely adorable is Miss Grace? Big blue eyes, cute-as-a-button nose, curly locks and the sweetest wee smile! She was great fun to have in the studio!
Just love the expression on Grace's face while enjoying the bubbles...
Mummy and daughter tickles
WOW - those eyses!
Gotta love a girl in a ballet outfit - even Grace wants to show it off! "Ta da"
two words - cutie - patootie!
Thank you Patrina for coming to my studio - it was fantastic to meet you and the beautiful Grace. The rest to follow on my website shortly.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Another McLoughlin!!!


A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Author Unknown

It was a pleasure to have another McLoughlin in the studio - and although at 8 weeks Conor was not as tired as we'd hoped, he was a little darling and he provided me with some wonderful photo opps! It really is hard to beat a naked, sleeping baby in black and white...

My first "pea in a pod" ....
There is NO DOUBTING Mark is the father!!!
...and finally the shot Angela was waiting for...
Is he not just the cutest!!!
Thank you Angela for the chance to take some photos of the gorgeous Conor and being so open minded about them all!!! Already looking forward to the next McLoughlin photoshoot...

Sunday, 7 February 2010

My Birthday Boy!!!


The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe.
~Lawrence Kutner

And that is Jack - Just turned two and fighting for his place in the world - not an easy task when you have quite a strong minded big sister to contend with - but Jack is learning to fight his corner when push comes to shove (literally!!) Though most of the time, Jack is the sweet, happy little guy we love. Here he is enjoying being the centre of attention!
And what is better than a sweet treat at the end...
I'd say the chocolate goatee suits him
Of course Emma had to celebrate Jack's big day in style...
One who truly loves being the centre of attention...hmmm, who does she take after?

Happy 2nd birthday to my gorgeous big boy Jack!!!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Winter adventures...

When snow falls, nature listens. ~Antoinette van Kleeff

Yes, Belfast had snow - and we tried to make the most of it (it's no Canada, but hey, it was great to enjoy for the short period it stayed on the ground!) The Heatheringtons all rushed out and grabbed our ikea bag (there is never much need for a toboggan in Belfast - how sorry we were!) and rushed to the "slopes". The kids just LOVED it - mental note - toboggans for next year!!!
Then we had our wonderful family weekend in the Slieve Donard - the joy of cousins, swimming and general carrying on finally knocked Emma out! Little sleeping angel...
To finish off a great weekend, we went for a walk in Tollymore Forest Park. What has taken us so long?? It is just stunning there - I would have loved to stay longer, but the frost was nipping at our noses - and every other body part!!!

Say "roarrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
Always love the Daddy/daughter snuggles...

Monday, 1 February 2010

Favourite 2009 Photo Competition!

Let the games begin...Now that I have surpassed my 100 fanbase for Zoe Heatherington Photography Facebook Business Page I am holding a photo competition...So, have a look through the photos in the Favourite 2009 Photos Album on my business page and vote for the one you think should win! The winner will receive an 8x10 print of their choice from their photo session. The runners up (2nd and 3rd place) will receive a 5x7 print of their choice from their session. To vote you must be a fan of Zoe Heatherington Photography Facebook Business Page and leave a comment on the photo you wish to win. The photos with the most comments will win the prizes. The competition will run until February 14th so SHOW SOME LOVE for your favourite photo!

The photos are all on my business page, so I chose not to add them here, but instead have included one of my own favourites (for obvious reasons, NOT included in the competition...)
Because my big boy is about to turn TWO!!! My boy who tells me all the time that he loves me (he also loves the sky, lights, moon, etc...but his "I love you Mommy" does it for me EVERY time!) Is as quick to look for trouble as to apologize for it afterwards. I don't like how fast he is growing up but just ADORE the little person he is growing into.....more on the birthday boy Jack later this week...