I am confident you will be delighted with the results of an outdoor portrait. Combining the beauty of South Kerry and using the available natural light we will create a work of art that is truly unique and that you will treasure for years to come.
Family gatherings, whether held inside or out, are a great opportunity to create lasting memories of special times shared between loved ones who may not see each other as often as they would like. My photography style is discrete and unobtrusive, capturing those special memories without spoiling the event itself.
Get in touch to find out more about my family portrait sessions and family event photography.
Our portrait services
all about studio family portraits
Our service for customers with special needs
If you or a member of your family has special needs, it is important for you to feel confident that I can provide you with a service that is tailored to your own requirements.
Image by Javi Delgado Esteban/Getty
Image by Javi Delgado Esteban/Getty
Let’s be prepared
I would like you to feel positive and relaxed about your photography shoot. Time spent explaining your own requirements with will help me tailor my service and provide you with the best possible results.
You may wish to discuss the session itself so that you can alert me to features that could be difficult for you or your child, such as flash photography, physical proximity, noise or eye contact.
You may want to prepare me for possible events – these might be related to a medical, mental, emotional or behavioural condition. I know from experience that unusual routine, unfamiliar surroundings and contact with strangers can increase stress levels.
You or your child may have particular wishes about how you want (or don’t want) any adaptive or medical equipment to be depicted in your photographs.
It might be difficult for your child to respond during the shoot – i.e. by looking towards the camera, smiling or being still for any length of time. Perhaps a little patience is needed; Maybe spreading the shoot over a number of shorter sessions would be a good idea? Alternatively, we can discuss techniques, approaches and portrait styles that might be best suited to your situation.
Together we can decide on the best location for your shoot, whether this is the studio, outdoors, at your home or maybe even in hospital – I am very used to working on location. We can create great images anywhere as long as we prepare well!
Drop in and see us
Do feel free to drop into the studio as often as you like before your shoot. These visits can really help to increase familiarity and reduce stress. We have a small selection of soft toys, books, Lego and a DVD player in store which are available to relax, entertain or distract children, particularly during these early visits. If test shoots, role play or home visits will help, I am more than happy to arrange these before your main session.
Whatever your special needs, nothing should stand in the way of you having a positive photography experience, or of achieving wonderful image results. The extent to which I can tailor my approach, my equipment and our working environment to your needs may be a critical success factor and this is all part of the service.
To reassure you, we only ever use images for this website or our social media when we have our customer’s express permission. Clients with special needs are no different, however we have taken an additional view that we choose not to use our own images to promote our ‘special needs goods and services’.
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