Newborn and Family Photographers based in Co. Wicklow 

Sharon Smith & Bronwyn O’Brien

 

Adventure

Our family lifestyle work is genuine and relaxed. We capture your family connections and relationships of love, laughter and adventure.  We adore light – beautiful, soft natural light and we work outdoors in the gorgeous Wicklow countryside. Our portraits are real, romantic and full of life styled artistically and showing you what we see, the authentic beautiful you.

 

Fine art

We take a fine art approach to our Newborn work, styling our sessions a little differently to other newborn photographers. We LOVE using texture and botanicals to create both beautiful, stand-alone wall art and galleries that capture this fleeting time in your baby’s life authentically.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

PACKAGES

Packages

 

Hippy €397*

Includes Family/Newborn Session plus 15 Digital Files

Bloom €497*

Includes Family/Newborn Session plus Full Gallery Digital Files

*For Extended Family/Newborn session – just add €100. See below for details

 

Or go A la Carte and put together your own package

First choose your session type:

Family or Mini-Newborn Session €97

Extended Family / Full Newborn Session €197*

Next! Choose Digitals, Framed pieces or both……!

Digital Files: €50 per image or 3 for €100 or Full Gallery €500

Framed Pieces: Beautiful range of frames and products starting at just €137

*Extended Family Sessions include extended family member groups, grandparents etc. while Full Newborn Sessions include siblings.

Please contact us if you have any queries – we’d love to help!

We provide a generous gallery of images and framed wall art that can be displayed in your home ensuring precious memories don’t just exist on-line and can be treasured for generations.

These photographs will be an investment in your family history pulling you back into a moment long after it has passed.

As memories fade and time ticks by, our images capture a moment in your world telling a story of the real, raw authentic you. We would be honoured to have you share a special milestone in your lives with us.

KEEP SCROLLING TO Read below for more details about the different sessions we offer

NEWBORN SESSION

NEWBORN SESSION

We love what we do! Welcome to Hippy and Bloom Photography, a newborn photography experience with a difference! Here you won’t find any unnatural posing or tightly wrapped bundles. Our relaxed sessions reflect our photographic style and our desire to create images which stand alone as beautiful pieces of wall art, capturing this fleeting moment in your baby’s life.

While our newborn sessions are really all about baby we understand that images of your new family are important too and we will always include poses with parents. Siblings are accommodated on request. 

We understand the pressures facing parents today and how hard it can be to organise a photoshoot in these early days. We love nothing more than to look after our new parents and provide a truly special experience.  

You can expect beautiful and consistent work from two photographers with a passion for this business.

 

FAMILY SESSION

FAMILY SESSION

“Where there is perfection there is no story to tell”

Our family sessions take place outdoors, on location in the beautiful countryside of Co. Wicklow. Our sessions are informal and fun capturing your unique connection as a family accompanied by all the chaos, laughter and adventure that is family life.

We will be giving lots of direction to you all throughout the shoot so you just concentrate on relaxing and enjoying this quality time together.

If you love our style of photography you are going to love a family session with us.

We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where will my session be held?

Our newborn sessions are held in our purpose built studio in Ashford, Co. Wicklow where you can relax with a coffee while we work away beside you!

Our family sessions take place on location within Co. Wicklow where we are happy to recommend locations in the woods, on the beach or perhaps in your own garden.
A small travel fee may apply for locations more than 25 miles from home base.

How long will my session be?

Newborn sessions typically last 2 hours and our family sessions usually take 45 mins to 1 hour.

We like to do newborn sessions within the first two weeks of life but will happily photograph babies at all ages and stages!

What time do these shoots happen?

Our newborn studio sessions are usually scheduled between 9.30am and 1.30pm while our family outdoor sessions are held early morning or evening time – choosing the best day nearer the time weather wise for your shoot.

What should I wear?

Think complimentary colours and muted tones. Best to avoid big slogans or logos as they can be a distraction. Be comfortable. Be yourself!

Will I get the digital photos from my session?

We do offer high resolution digital files with our packages.

How can I order prints and products from you?

Yes! We are passionate about our encouraging our families to display their images! We have a comprehensive print and product guide to help you make sure these precious memories don’t just exist online.

Within 3-4 weeks of your photo session we will e-mail a link to your own personal online gallery where you will be able to download your images directly to your computer and order products if you wish. You will then have one month to order any additional products.

How do you choose which images end up in my gallery?

We look at each and every image we capture at your session and we make our selection on which images represent you as a family and ourselves as artists.

SESSION GUIDE

What to expect once you have booked with us!

We are delighted to work with you and your family. In our work, we don’t just try to make you look beautiful, we want to show you that you are beautiful. When you look at your images we want you to feel something – to be brought back into that moment.  There is an honesty to our portraiture, it’s who we are as people and our work conveys this. Our goal is to capture the true spirit of your family.

In our family sessions we take a lifestyle approach to photography and use our knowledge of our equipment and natural light to create images that will become works of art that you can hang in your home and pass down for generations.

We take a fine art approach to our Newborn work, styling our sessions a little differently to other newborn photographers. We LOVE using texture and botanicals to create both beautiful, stand-alone wall art and galleries that capture this fleeting time in your baby’s life authentically. We are passionate about what we do; while there is a consistency to our work, every session is a little different – just like our tiny clients! We can’t wait to spend some time with you and create images that you will treasure forever.  As memories fade, our images capture a moment in your world. We would be honoured to have you share this special milestone with us.

A few tips to help you prepare for your session with us.

Location:

Newborn shoots take place in our Ashford studio unless you have opted for our luxury In-Home package.

For family sessions we will decide together on the best location. We have our favourites in the Wicklow area but are happy to consider somewhere that is special to you.

Time:

Our Ashford studio sessions are usually scheduled between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Our family outdoor sessions scheduled at your convenience. If we are shooting outside we will shoot either in the morning or in the evening. If you are up for it, shooting one to two hours before sunset is the ‘golden hour’ and provides gorgeous light . It can be an idea for very young children to have a late nap or rest so that they can cope with being up later than usual!

Length Of Session:

When it comes to kids we work fast!  Our family sessions last only from 45 mins up to an hour – this is usually all the little ones will tolerate! Our Newborn sessions are longer, taking from 2 to 3 hours. We allow plenty of time so that our parents don’t stress about feeding and changing. As mothers ourselves we know how tough it can be at this stage and we don’t want our clients to feel under pressure.

Props:

In our family work we don’t use props during our sessions. (If you have something special you’d really like to use we can discuss it beforehand!). We provide all the props and outfits for our newborn sessions, you just bring yourselves!

Your Children:

Children don’t usually respond well to being told to smile or strike a pose. The best thing is to just let them relax and we will capture their gorgeous natural self.  Remember our aim is to capture images that show the essence of who you are, not just what you look like. Most of our best work is full of ‘imperfect’ poses! We will be giving lots of direction to you all throughout the shoot so you just concentrate on relaxing and enjoying this quality time together.

It really helps to make sure that young children have rested and eaten before a shoot! Bring some water and snacks (non-messy ones!!) and we can take breaks.

It’s good to prepare young children beforehand so they are not surprised by us turning up with our cameras! Maybe let them know that a friend will be taking some photos. It’s highly likely that by the end of the session we will be great mates!

We so look forward to working with you and your family. Don’t be shy about asking any questions and we will see you soon!

Call Bronwyn 087 3112015 or Sharon 087 8512340 or email us to make an enquiry.