About Hippy & Bloom Photography

Bronwyn O’Brien

Family Lifestyle Photographer

Love, Light, Laughter and Adventure

“Some days I wish I could go back in life not to change anything but just to feel a few things” Isn’t it true?

I understand that being a parent is the one of the best reasons to live. A relaxed outdoor adventure in beautiful natural light will celebrate you and your unique family story in an authentic way. These images of you, in your home will bring to life the love and fun you share. They are an investment of making your memories physical something tangible that you can look at and feel, transporting you back to beautiful moments of your past. They will remind your children how well you looked when you were their entire world and when you walk by them each day in your home you will feel the overwhelming love, connection and laughter between you all as a family. As time passes by these images will be more and more valuable to you reminding you of those tiny details and in-between moments that you may have forgotten or couldn’t put into words.

We are a family of six and at night when I go to bed I remember our day filled with chaos and memorable moments. But I know only too well as I watch my children grow up how quickly these memories will fade. When my children were young I recorded their every move as I wanted to remember every part of the journey of parenthood and their childhood when I eventually came up for air. It was at this time that I became obsessed with this more natural style of photography. It was only when I was stopped in my tracks on the sudden passing of my Mom that I decided to turn this passion into a business. She believed in me and it was time to believe in myself. I treasure the pictures of her and her bubbly personality they keep me smiling.

I am so happy that I can provide families with a lifestyle approach to photography, honestly it means everything to me. As I believe that these moments are worth remembering!

Sharon Smith

Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

Because You’re Beautiful!

“Jack talked about how music is essentially twelve notes between any octave. Twelve notes and the octave repeats. It’s the same story told over and over, forever. All any artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes. That’s it.” Bobby – A Star is Born

Just like songwriting, anyone can take a photograph, get the light right, focus and press the shutter. But not everyone sees people the same way I do. Authenticity comes into everything I do, driving me forward to meet people where they are at and to create genuine, beautiful portraits celebrating them and the journey they are on. I love what I do because not only do I get to indulge in my favourite past time – being creative! – I also get to look after the people who come in front of my camera. My studio is a warm, creative space where everyone is welcome and, together we make art with meaning! My aim is to capture the beautiful, authentic you and to help you feel comfortable with the process. My custom Newborn Sessions are done in the comfort of your own home. My style is Fine Art Lifestyle, where I come into your home and beautifully capture this fleeting time in your life. Images that remain with you long after your little ones have taken off into the world; Images that honour your milestone moments – that show you are perfect just the way you are.

Because you are perfect. We all are. Just the way we are.


Caravan Sisters

SO this is us many many moons ago! Bronwyn is the dainty one holding a nice dancers pose there at the back and Sharon is the messer being strangled. Little did we know, way back then, how our lives would come together again! We both returned to this beach hideaway as adults with our own kids and discovered a wonderful friendship with a shared passion for photography (and gin but we won’t go into that here..…) Summer after summer we hid ourselves away and lived the simple life with days on the beach and long chats into the night where we would sort out the world. Renewed and refreshed after a summer of sand, sea and simple living we’d return home with new ideas for the year ahead. Usually these were kinda simple, like ‘5-days of lunch box fillers’ (and yes we know that sounds REALLY boring but we also know there are more than a few of you out there who’d like to see that list….). BUT one year we came home with a different idea and Hippy & Bloom Photography was born.

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