I’m Andrea. I’m here to help you all get into the swing of things and to make sure everyone feels at ease in front of my camera.
I’ve had plenty of practice as a mum to two young boys, Finlay 8 and Noah 5. I am used to seeing the whole gamut of emotions; I have laughed with them on many occasions (see my make-over, courtesy of my youngest!) and I have also seen them through tantrums, tears and remember the stresses of being a parent to newborns. Being laid back helps, especially when I need to pull a face or make up a silly rhyme to help everyone relax.
My abiding memories of growing up were leafing through stacks of old family photo albums – memories and personalities frozen in time. It gave me a nice feeling and that’s something I haven’t lost. I want other people to experience it when they look at their photos. I want to capture your story, with you in it! So you, your children and your relatives can share in it too.
I LOVE natural light filled, stylish photos, nearly as much as I love a good G&T. Finding beautiful light can transform one scene into something completely different. Something quite magical. Knowing how to get the most out of each family and when exactly to press the shutter in all the chaos is a huge part of my style. I’m in it for the emotions, the expressions and the natural beauty of the moment.
Modern lifestyle; that may be the best way to describe my style. I’m not looking to create a stilted line-up from the victorian era, my images have context and feeling. I’m looking to grasp little pieces of your family. It could be a fleeting geeky moment between you all or a beautiful emotional embrace between two of you. As you know no two families are the same, and my wish is for your uniqueness to shine through in your family photos. So, while I may begin my family photo sessions with a ‘warm up’; in the end, you guys are so comfortable I just have to capture the action as it unfolds around me.
To book your make-up session with Noah just use the form below. Alternatively, and altogether more wisely you can just use it to book your family photo session with me. I promise to leave this little fella and the make-up at home.
Weddings - @andrea_whelan_photography
Personal - @andreajkavanagh