Children & Family Portraits


From the moment we stepped in to her studio, Joan couldn’t have been more professional and friendly. She got the most natural and beautiful pictures and made the whole family feel so at ease. It is clear to anybody who meets Joan that she has a true passion for her work and this reflects in her genuine desire to give you the most amazing and unique memories that she can. We cannot speak highly enough ... (Read on Google+)


We have used Joan on several occasions since she did our first newborn shoot and I cannot rate her highly enough. Recently we had a second newborn shoot and a family shoot with her and as always Joan put us all at ease as soon as we stepped in studio. She has such an eye for amazing pictures and has a natural ability to get the best shots from any situation. I adore every single one of the photographs  ... (Read on Google+)


Had Joan out again to do my daughters 2nd birthday and I have to say I'm over the moon with the pictures. But what makes it extra special is I got a wonderful slide show to show all my family and friends. Thanks so much Joan, I'd ... (Read on Yelp)

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About Me

In a nutshell, I'm a Photographer, Mother, Animal Lover, Enthusiastic Techie & a Total Gemini!

I'm genuine, down-to-earth, practical & enthusiastic, possibly a little crazy!  I've a good sense of humour & an innate ability to relax the most nervous person, child or animal.  

Children grow so fast.  I want to freeze frame for just a second & capture their personality & that fleeting age, so when you look at your photographs in years to come, you travel back to that moment in your life. 


Mums are usually missing from all the family photographs.  As a Mother, I struggle too ... the hair's not right or the makeup not 'good enough' for a photograph with the kids, but your kids won't mind because they see past all that.


We need to #existinphotos for our children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.  Be in the photograph.  Let me guide you & create an image you'd be proud to hang on the wall.  Create a legacy of your best self with awesome portraits. 


In this digital age, its rare to see a printed portrait.  I'm passionate about printing your photographs (#printyourphotos), so any prints ordered receive the corresponding digital too. 


Give me a call, I'd love to create something special for you!

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Studio Information

Whether you're looking for updated photographs of your Children, celebrating the birth of a child, a cake smash for their 1st Birthday or maybe they're leaving for college ... its always the perfect time to capture their personality & your family unit.

I can offer both Studio & on location sessions.  Perhaps you have a favourite location or would be more comfortable at home or maybe a family member is unable to travel.  We can discuss all this during our consultation. 

Being a Mom, I know how to work with Children ... even the difficult ones.  My private studio is designed so that Parents need not worry about kids attempting to break anything, just sit back & relax so we can get the most awesome photos of you & your family for you to cherish forever.

Creating a custom session & experience based on your style & personality is my speciality.  I also love to help my Clients decide on products that will suit their home & budget.  If you're interested we can even design an entire wall gallery together that can grow with you as your family grows. 


There is no hard sell, you only purchase the images that you love.  Every printed image comes with the digital file. 

My session fee is €200 & Products are purchased separately. 


Contact Me & Check Availability

I respect your privacy and will not share your name or email with anyone.

Children & Family Photographer

Private Studio Located in Enfield, Co. Meath

(By appointment only)


Mobile : 087 1444 355

Email :

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