My little angel will be 9 months old at the end of June. I know EVERYONE says it but wow, seriously, where is time going? I just want time to slow down, it’s passing by way too fast. I am delighted to be able to be at home full time with Anabelle Ivy; you may have noticed I haven’t been as active on the blog (which I find difficult and I miss it), but I know I will never get this time back so I am lapping up every moment while I can.
Like probably most mammies, I take like a 100 pictures a day of her, the storage on my phone is literally bursting!!! But for quite a while I’ve been dying to get some professional photos done of her, so when she was 8 months old, the amazingly talented (and super lovely) photographer Edel O Malley came to our home to capture some precious moments with my little angel.
When Anabelle Ivy was 8 days old Edel was also the photographer who did our newborn shoot in our own home (If you want to see all those pictures have a look HERE) I remember the day of that shoot, we weren’t long out of hospital and I was in a haze of exhaustion and emotion and was so unsure about the idea of getting my photo taken, but now when I look back, I am SO GRATEFUL we did it when we did, we will have those memories now for the rest of our lives, she was so teeny tiny.
If you are pregnant and considering getting a newborn shoot done, I just can’t recommend Edel highly enough, she put me at ease the moment she walked through the door, nothing is rushed, she takes her time, if baby needs to be fed there’s no panic, it’s all very relaxed.
At the moment Anabelle Ivy is at that stage of making strange with almost everyone so I was worried she would just start balling when Edel tried to take her picture, but Edel was just simply brilliant with her.
I’ve included more details on how to book Edel and the package she offers below. In the meantime, if you want, you can see her website here. Plus right now Edel is offering 10% DISCOUNT across ALL her newborn packages if you quote “The Style Fairy” when booking.
Now, fast forward to a few weeks ago, my little monkey is bigger, bolder, full of mischief and bursting with smiles…It was the perfect time to capture some memories.
Although to me she seems so big now, I know I’ll look back at these pictures in time and think wow, look how small she was! One of the packages Edel offers is called “Watch me Grow” so this package includes your newborn photography session and then a follow up session at about 8 or 9 months, so similar to what I have had done for Anabelle Ivy.
Anabelle was just was such a good girl for the shoot too, well with a couple of shakey moments here and there, as you would only expect. I had no idea what way she would react, but while I was singing and dancing and making all sorts of crazy faces in the background trying to distract her and make her smile Edel just kept snapping. Anabelle Ivy is the happiest little girl these days and smiles non stop, her face is so full of character, and yet she can be so serious looking too, especially when she is sussing out new people, I just adore all her little characteristics starting to come through.
Like the last time I shot with Edel, she makes you feel like you have all the time in the world, Anabelle like the diva she is (kidding) needed a few breaks, but Edel just knows when to say, ok let’s take a time out and then get back to it. You don’t feel under pressure.
We captured some brilliant smiles and some hilarious moments, this has to be ones of the funniest…..
To relax Anabelle at the beginning I sat in with her for a few and then slowly edged my way out, but I love having these ones of us together too.
I intend to get some of these blown up for our home, I have a large canvas of her newborn shoot in her nursery (which I love). I also had canvases made up for all the Grandparents too as their Christmas presents.
After shooting some pics inside the house, it was such a gorgeous sunny day so we decided to go outside and get some natural shots too.
A little more about Edel O Malley Photography
Edel offers a wide range of newborn packages to suit all budgets, you can choose one of her packages or you can customise a package to suit your needs. And remember from now until the end of year, Edel is kindly offering 10% discount across all her newborn packages when you quote “The Style Fairy”. It is advisable to make a provisional booking with Edel (she gets booked up VERY quickly), so anytime after 20 weeks you can make a provisionally booking and then confirm a date once baba arrives (she suggests between 8 – 10 days old is the best time for the newborn shoot)
Edel is based in Ratoath (very close to Dublin) so you can choose to go to her studio OR if you prefer Edel can come to your home to do the shoot, which is lovely if you’ve just had a baby and don’t feel like travelling (small additional fee for this will apply). We had the shoot in the house and it felt really special. Edel is also fully trained in newborn safety.
Edel is now also offering lifestyle location sessions if you would prefer something a little different than the studio this is ideal; these don’t always have to be outside, they can even be in your own home or any other cool location that you may have in mind. These shoots are perfect for families looking for something a bit different and little bit more relaxed than let’s say a typical studio session. To make an enquiry or book Edel you can check out her website here or her Facebook page here.
Hope you enjoyed 🙂
Naomi & Anabelle Ivy xxx