Lifestyle Photographer in Kildare – Brümilda Franken
Hi, I’m Brümilda!
Thank you so much for your interest in my work & welcome!
I’m a wife to an incredible and supportive husband, and mom to a beautiful boy. I was born and raised in South Africa, and we made the life-changing decision to immigrate to beautiful Ireland.
I have been capturing various genres from Birth, Newborns, Families, and Boutique Weddings. But, I decided that my passion and focus lie in capturing Newborns, Family & Children images. As moms, we are usually the ones snapping away on our phones and when scrolling through those images we realize we are not in them.
I aim to capture moments that we sometimes miss or take for granted. I love the innocents and unapologetic nature of children!
Life is uncertain and not predictable. Don’t wait – book your next photoshoot!
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind
Do you have a studio?
No, I do not have a Studio. All my sessions are on location. Either at the clients home or agreed location. My style of photography is very much Lifestyle, Documentary as it happens. So a studio won't work for this kind of photography. Also, I love being out and about.
Where are you based?
I'm based in Rathangan, Co. Kildare. But cover neighbouring Counties like Offaly, Meath, Laois, Carlow, Wicklow etc. Also willing to travel further if needed.
What about bad weather?
As an on-location photographer, I am used to working in all types of weather conditions. The only times I will reschedule a session is when it is forecast for heavy rain or strong winds. I do ask you to be flexible on the day of your shoot as sometimes we may have to adjust the time we had planned to avoid a shower or two. We can also change the location to an at-home session if you wish.
How long does a session take?
The session will last from around 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the session. However, I do not clock watch and will only finish the shoot once I am certain I have the images I need. I am also guided by your children and will take breaks as and when required. Newborn sessions can be a little longer and can last up to 2 hours. We do not rush these sessions and go with the flow of your baby, feeding and soothing as we go along.
I hate having my photos taken...
I hear this often! I understand what you are saying and respect your feelings. I always ask the client... but have they had their photos taken by a Professional Photographer? I also remind them that their kids and partners love them as they are. I will make you feel relaxed and at ease. I will also ask you during the session how you are doing. And I know it can feel very intimidating to be photographed. I am there to give you the best experience and capture your memories. You do not have to worry about how you will look.
What should we wear for the photosession?
I always suggest mom choose her outfit first and then the rest of the family can dress according to mom's colour scheme. There is loads of inspiration online that you are welcome to search for. But comfort is very important. No need to dress the same. We will chat about this more in detail.
Why should I book a Pro? I have a phone to take photos with!
And that’s great! And in Today’s time, we can snap away taking those awesome pictures of our kids. After all, they do grow up so quickly… But there’s just one thing missing from the photo… YOU, MOM! Kids need you in the image too. Years from now they will show their kids how amazing their mom was! I am there for you to capture these moments, not just for you but for the generations to follow!!
I don't have time for a photoshoot.
The great thing about Family Lifestyle/Documentary Sessions is, you don't have to change your plans! I don't want you to feel stressed. You don't need to tidy up or go to the hairdresser etc. I can just arrive at your home or on your morning or evening family walk with your dog, in the forest. Even if it's a 30min session. It can be a planned session or I can just slot it right into your daily lives.
My kids will never sit still for a photoshoot!
Good!! I don't want them to sit still! I want them all over the place! Maybe being mischievous, playful, shy and studious, or raucous! Let kids be kids! I will do my best to capture their personalities. And if they have a tantrum because that's what toddlers/kids do, then that's fine too. When you look back at these images you will see motherhood and how strong you actually are! And you will love these pure images.
“Calm, relaxed, friendly attitude”
The Jordan Family
“We just had our family photo shoot with Brümilda Franken today. Her calm, relaxed, friendly attitude was just what we needed to capture some tender moments. We chose an outdoors setting whilst remaining socially distant, which in turn made the whole experience safe & enjoyable. We highly recommend Brümilda, she rocks!”