A Brotherly Photo Shoot

A Brotherly Photo Shoot

  • Cian [pronounced key-in] meaning ‘ancient’

  • Eoghan [pronounced o-in] meaning ‘born of the yew tree’

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero
— Marc Brown

Nothing is as fun as a brotherly photoshoot! Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing two cheeky boys in their first photoshoot together – big brother Cian (four years) and his little brother Eoghan (two). 

Family Photo Shoots

I met Cian, Eoghan and their lovely parents at my favourite outdoor space – Airfield Estate, where we all had a great day exploring through the secret hidey-holes, hunting for insects and climbing the huge trees. A perfect day out for little boys!

Did you catch my blog on why I think photo shoots are so important? I find that the best way to photograph kids this age (and especially boys) is to let them run round and burn off a lot of energy. This is a bit too tricky to do in my small home studio space, so we always take it outdoors to a beautiful park. This also helps the boys get used to me, my voice, learn to trust me and bring out their natural smiles. It can be quite boring for a little two year old to maintain focus/ sit still / do any of the things I want them to do! So I shamelessly ask all parents to bring along a favourite toy and treat (bribe!) to help the session along – especially for shy kids.

At the end of each session

At the end of all my family photo sessions (which usually only last a quick 45-60 minutes), I take the opportunity to pull out a picnic rug and have a rest. We're all pretty puffed out by this stage, so it's the perfect time to get everyone sitting still, or some cuddles with Mam and Dad. The last image of the day was everyone holding hands and walking down the beautiful leafy green path – I love how the height difference is accentuated and kids always love to swing from their parents hands!

Interested in a family photo shoot?

I’d love to meet you and your family to create precious, timeless photographs. Have a read of my ‘what to wear’ blog post for tips on how to prepare for your session. You can get in touch at any time to discuss (phone: 087 401 6013 or email: sarah@sarah-joy.com), I'd love to meet you and your family and capture timeless photos that you will cherish forever. 

'Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet' ~ Vietnamese Proverb