The reason I haven’t been blogging? Those two cuties right there.
My friend Aisling (their auntie) and I hatched this cunning plan to snap some pics and create a pretty photobook, which she is going present to their parents at Christmas. This involved lots of covert ‘taking the kids to the zoo’ planning, some last minute begging (Little Mr Mini Model didn’t want to go initially – although you wouldn’t know it from the way he made eyes at the camera!) and lots and lots of bubbles.
I took hundreds of shots and it took me AGES to whittle them down; every spare evening I’ve had (in between changing jobs that is – more on that later), I’ve been hooked to the mac and my painfully slow photoshop going through them and creating something that I hope shows how wonderful these two kiddos are.
Aisling, thank you so much for asking me to do this. This is my first proper photo job, and I had the two cutest models imaginable. I know Little Miss Sunshine had her tantrums, but I really, truly had pots of fun teasing some smiles out of her and I hope you and your family will enjoy the photobook. But for now, a few sneaky peeks:
I had this GIANT pot of bubbles from Hamley’s, and the kids had great fun messing with them.
This little cutie is only 2-years old so there was lots of chasing her around and trying to surprise her into looking at me:
Her big brother was a total pro, giving it loads:
I love the bokeh in these pics – it’s from all the fallen leaves at Phoenix Park:
And two of the last shots of the day, as the light was fading: