candid wedding portrait
I have been writing about wedding and portrait photography but here is just another story captured at the Wedding Day-every portrait is different as every person is. This little boy wearing a pink bow tie was one of the main stars at this particular wedding. Not only bravely wearing suspenders and tie but also sitting in the front row in the Church and showing great manners throughout the whole day. And then there was a party and a special prize and fun for kids that could came up with ideas for a wedding photobooth, great way to entertain both guests and all the kids at the venue. on the end of the day...what is a wedding without smiling and dancing kids?
wedding photography dublin

I love natural and unobtrusive wedding photography, when photographing shoes and flowers or doing any close -up I focus on every detail that is original and unique to the couple's personalities as possible. Every bride has different style and individual taste,and as a photographer I really appreciate it! that is the reason mainly every single wedding is different to the other.What I want to say Wedding photography relates strictly to the Bride's taste and choices and if one respects that truly then photographing a special day comes easier and you don't have wave plans and schedules in front of the wedding guests as when you diligently approach the pre-wedding meetings you'll know for sure how to shoot wedding just right.
baby photography dublin
This post is about fathers in baby photography. Some time ago a came across one of the most inspirational photographers when it comes to contemporary family photography to me. Philip Toledano created most intimate and emotional series photographing his dying father , called :The Days with my father and then he published a photographic book called -The reluctant father a real mind opener. He slowly discovers "feelings" for his daughter and documenting this transformation from being a reluctant to loving father: The first eighteen months were a time of torment, dismay, and confusion. The blinding light of unalloyed love came later. It's a surprisingly frank, funny, and moving account, and he hopes his daughter won't hold it against him when she's grown up. Baby photography shown from the point of view of a father. It's interesting to know and to be brave enough to let people know that fatherhood might be a struggle and not only sweet little memories.More here:
Baby Portrait and maternity, Dublin.
Let me start by saying the most cliche thing you will hear - Photography has always been a part of my life and certainly my biggest passion. I am a mum to two beautiful girls, who had inspired me to fulfill my talent. And that you'd probably hear few times already too:)But it started a lot earlier for me when I became obsessed with taking pictures of other little bundles of "sweet joy". I would photograph my nephews and nieces baby cousins: everything, from their first smile to the way they would stick out the tongue when would discover something new. I set up my in home studio to take pictures of my daughters, soon friends and family were asking me to take photo's of their little ones...and Matchbox Family Photography was born. My main focus is newborn and baby photography. I loved looking at my kids newborn photos and wanted to share those same feelings with other parents. There is nothing more tender than looking at that brand new baby and those special moments which capture the innocence of pure love that your new baby has brought. Such a little person with so much affection and adoration will be captured and will evoke your first memories which go by so quickly. They say time goes by fast and indeed, they grow too fast. Photographing newborn babies is one of the most rewarding changes I have made in my life. I hope that you all embrace my style of photography that is simple, natural and exude my love of newborn photography.
Maternity Photography by Anna Nowakowska | Matchtbox Photography | Dublin, Ireland

Bumps and babies, daddies and siblings all want to be in the picture and that is just great! But we need to make some space for a special surprise image that is just and only about the baby inside. The time passes and the bump will be gone replaced by a flat tummy soon;) Why not to stop and give it few good "shots"while we at it. Maternity photography is very boudoir and feminine but works great manly with soft colours and natural soft light. The bijou matching all just adds to it. And while we still in France-what about going full Marie Antoinette and put a pair of lace baby shoes on the bump. I am joking of course but photography ideas are endless, work it out yourself.
Portraits of little girl by Anna Nowakowska | dublin

I remember looking on the B&W photographs of my family when I was a child. And what impact it had on me back then. I thought to myself that those images had to really ancient! My dad as a little boy! For me it was hundreds of years of a child-time perception. But when then I started to take pictures with my film camera when I was 14 and it was obvious that photography was B&W not because there was no colour in the world but because we could only use B&W film and photographic paper just like the photographer that took pictures of my dad. And even know when I have a choice a still use B&W photography processing quite often. It doesn't have to be formal or classic in use. I do it because it gives more dramatic look and is simply universal.

here more on my B&W kids photography 
Baby and Newborn Photography by Anna Nowakowska | Dublin
My clients often ask me: what is the difference between baby and newborn photography. I spend some time recently with a fried of mine who is a studio based only newborn photographer. And we both tried to explain that to a couple who was just expecting a baby next week. It is vital for us photographers to make this border line between newborn and baby photography, newborn is only up to 10 days after the baby is born then after that : a baby photo shoot. Why? it is very simple and when you a first time mum it might be difficult to notice. Newborn sleeps almost all the time and is less prone to experience skin problems-rash and all sorts of pimples. When it sleeps longer it is easier for us to pose the baby. And get all those cute - baby in the basket sleeping tight poses. Then it's the baby photography and we use totally different tricks. But also lovely:)
Beautiful candid girls photography by Anna Nowakowska | Dublin

 family photography is so important!
The beautiful summer has passed but thanks to this fantastic medium which is photography we can at least cherish those beautiful moments in the future. Here I wanted to capture this special few seconds when the two sisters where playing in the tall grass.  Such beautiful memories of these two little princesses!
Maternity Portrait Photography by Anna Nowakowska | Dublin, Ireland

Maternity photography is about the bump but also about the mother and I believe it should be the moment when she feels comfortable and beautiful and that really doesn't  depend on how far she is.  I took a low angle of view here and the couple loved it! This uncommon angle is more noticeable, and a more natural looking still.

I love maternity and family portrait photography ...apart from baby photography of course it captures the most unique moments of expecting just the very end when the emotions and the bump grow bigger and bigger every minute!
 It is a bit tiring and nerve wrecking but it is important! And you are important - the mum to be! Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed but isn't that a part of the beauty of motherhood?

here you can find more mums & baby photography.
Beautiful family portrait

What a serious little man! No wonder the girls are having fun! It's a new baby in the family! This and other precious moments are worth capturing. Family portrait candid or taken in the studio has a significant role to play in our daily life. Sometimes we don't even encounter the time passing. Last week I have received an email from a mum of a newborn baby that I photographed on a previous week. Anna, she wrote: I can't believe he changed so much in a weeks time! 

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Dad's family portrait

I took this family portrait in black and white few weeks ago. And this post is again about my favourite feature in photography. Yes! Natural light. I am pro natural light and bearing all the consequences, even this vibrant wall paper looks good when back dropped to this proud Dad, doesn't it?
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