Award-Winning Portrait Photography by Geraldine O'Driscoll

THE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE

I want your portrait session to not only produce beautiful portraits for your home and wonderful memories for you, but also to be a fun, relaxed and enjoyable experience.

It can be as formal or informal as you like, and before the session we can go over any ideas you have in mind and any questions you have regarding what to wear, or what to bring in if necessary.

There are some ideas below, however chatting with you means we can create a personal portrait session that will capture the best images possible.

The session can take up to an hour, although for newborns I allow up to 2 hours to allow for breaks, soothing and comforting. It really depends on the number of people to be photographed and if there are young children too.

Time flies when you're having fun but I'll try to get all the images that you request and also a few surprises.

Most sessions are held in our studio, which is a family-friendly environment designed to put everyone at ease. Location sessions are also available.

All portrait sessions are personally photographed by myself.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

On the day of your shoot we will arrange a viewing appointment at a time suitable for you. This usually takes place about a week after your session.

At the viewing you will get to see the best images from your shoot displayed on a large screen. You can then decide which you would like to order. If you need advice on design, custom framing or albums we can help.

Allow yourself up to one hour for this appointment as choosing your favourite images from so many might take longer than you think.

All Milestones & Moments Photography images are professionally printed and hand-framed in Ireland.

As every order is a bespoke, custom made item a minimum of 50% deposit is required

FAQs

When & What Time Is Best For A Session?

We try to tailor your session time to your personal needs. Mornings are usually when young children are at their best so when booking your session it's best to work around naptimes and feeding.

Saturdays or evenings are often better to get a grown family together because of work schedules. Saturdays do tend to book up more quickly so it is advisable to arrange this a couple of weeks in advance.

For Maternity sessions, around two months before your due date is a great time to photography your beautiful curves and for newborn babies I love to capture them between one and two weeks.

Babies of this age tend to sleep more and are more flexible, which is perfect if you like the "sleeping baby all tucked up" type of images.

Please contact us in advance of your due date to ensure there is sufficient time reserved in the diary.

FAQs

Is It Possible To Get Both Colour & B&W Photographs ?

Absolutely! When you select your favourite images at your viewing appointment, you can choose if you would like them in Colour, Sepia or Black & White.

What Should I Wear?

It's your session, so it's your choice. Wear something you feel good in and something everyone is pretty comfortable with.

I recommend that you keep it simple and timeless; style will come and go so the simpler the better. Bright colours are great for young children but if it's a group session maybe think about complimentary colours. Most people tend to have something white, be it a shirt, blouse or polo shirt, so it's often the easiest to co-ordinate. You'll get more ideas from my galleries.

Busy patterns and big logos tend to take away from the image especially if you want sepia or black & white prints.

It's about your expressions and relationships; not what you wear.

FAQs

What Do I Need To Bring?

It's not necessary to bring anything but you can further personalise your shoot if you choose to bring something that reflects your personality and interests, e.g. sports balls, jerseys, musical instruments, fun hats, a favourite toy or blankie.

What Does A Milestones & Moments Photography Portrait Session Cost?

A studio portrait session costs €75 whether it's for an individual, a family, or a larger group. The fee also covers the hour set aside for your viewing appointment; all selected photographs are extra.

Prints start at €45 for a 7"x5" photograph in a presentation folder, and larger wall prints start at €175 for a custom-framed 10"x8" photograph.

You can choose your frame style from the beautiful selection in studio, and your prints will then be hand-framed.

The Portrait Experience at Milestones & Moments Photography, Stepaside, Dublin 18
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