FAMILY Photography

    As parents of four children ourselves

    we are passionate about creating beautiful

    memories for you to enjoy now and share

    with future generations.

  • Family is Forever

    If your memories of childhood were framed around fuzzy shopping centre Santa photos punctuated by dull school photos then you know the value of celebrating the energy and vibrancy that is our children. We love to see images of our children our home. Let us show you how to celebrate family in your own environment with artistic images displayed tastefully throughout your home.


    When children visit our studio, we like to have fun! They will feel like they have been on a playdate instead a photography session.

    You can also option to have your photography session "at home" or outdoors at a location that is special to you.


    The important thing is that you will have the images to relive the memories of the missing tooth or the obsession with a toy or game they enjoy and to be able to laugh about it long after they have moved on to the next stage. Please don't wait till the last baby or until your drop to the next dress size to do it. It's a snapshot of your family now, and we are experts at making sure you are photographed in a very flattering way! We promise you will be delighted!

    Magical Childhood

    We'll bet the last time you saw a professional photograph of your child it was sent home from school or nursery wth the option to purchase a gazillion copies! The problem is that they are set up the same for every child in the school, are often boring and utterly fail to capture the personality of your child. Family Portrait Photography is a wonderful way to capture the special milestones in your child's life and record their developing personality. From shy smiles and giggles to the whimsy and curious expressions of childhood, Professional Family Photography is the perfect way to capture your family’s love as beautiful art.

    Our unique style

    Our Custom Family Portrait Experience sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As parents of four children ourselves, we understand the importance of recording your family’s most precious moments. All our photography session are relaxed, spontaneous, and fun! We have lots and lot of toys and Children quickly get excited, start running around, playing with the new toys, and being children. We will be ready to capture the perfect in-between moments, giggle and hugs. With a combination of flattering lighting and our expertise in anticipating that perfect moment, we create family portraits that are beautiful, touching, and emotional. We always endeavour to get to know a little about each of our families, and this helps to create the personal and unique artwork that your family will treasure forever.

    When to book?

    It’s never too early to book! There are only so many photography sessions we can commit to each week, and so it’s always best to contact us to check our availability. Booking ahead is a good idea to secure the most popular times, for example, during mid-terms and school holidays. We will give you the most relaxing and comfortable Family Photography experience from start to finish. We also spend time in advance either on the phone or in person getting to know your thoughts for your Family Photography Session. During our chat, we will help you plan the styling, mood, and vision for your session. Once your appointment has been booked, we will provide you with your Welcome Pack with detailed recommendations on how to prepare for your Family Photography Experience.

    Anne-Marie, Jamie & Barry

    Enniskillen. Co Fermanagh

    "Kind, patient and very fun. What a lovely business and group of people! Highly recommend."

    In the studio, at home or on location?

    We offer Family Portrait Sessions in our studio, in the comfort of your home or (weather permitting) on location. Working in our studio allows us to offer a controlled environment, with our special lighting and pre-designed backgrounds that can be so crucial to the success of a Family Photography Session.


    We also offer an "at home" session for clients want to incorporate meaningful settings within their home. We'll provide the portable lighting equipment and accessories to create a professional studio set up in your home for those classic or modern Family Portraits.


    Finally, we offer "on location" sessions. With these, you can feature the natural backgrounds or the urban cityscape, the countryside or seaside. Vibrant colors and textures of the outdoors provide a stunning backdrop. Choosing a location that is unique to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. We have lots of favourite places, and we’re always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot during your consultation. Pricing is similar to a studio session with the additional costs of traveling time. Please ask for details.

    Text FAMILY to 028 9104 2050 to receive

    details about our Family Photography Packages

    What to wear?

    The colour scheme of your portrait session should complement the decor in your home. So, consider where you plan to hang a portrait. What is the style of the decor? What are the colour tones of the room? Think about how you will feel about the portrait(s) five to ten years from now. Will you look back and think “what was I thinking?!” or is the look timeless and nostalgic. Co-ordinating what you wear in the portrait session to the place you plan to display the images will make the art seamlessly integrate with space and look customized for your home. Think about and understand what your aesthetic style is. If you love vintage antiques, we are going to style that session a lot differently than if your home is clean, modern and all white. Does your home have a comfortable feel? Elegant? Vintage? These are all things to think about when styling your session.

    Atristically Enhanced

    Creating beautiful artistic images takes time! But you relax, it will be worth the wait. For every minute we spend together with you at your session, we will spend hours more in post production to make your portraits and overall experience ,exceptional. After your Family Photography Session, we carefully evaluate all the images and select the best — based on expression, emotion, lighting, technical accuracy, background, and overall artistic appeal. These top images are then individually processed and hand retouched to create a real work of art. You will be invited back into the studio approximately a week after your session for your private viewing and cinematic screening where you will be able to choose your favourite images.

    Displaying your photographs

    We believe in having beautiful artwork for your home in addition to digital files for archiving. This artwork that you hang on the wall in your home, and you will pass by it every day on your way to work or your way to bed, and it gives you a lift, recreating the emotion of a particular time in your family's life. You might move house; you might redecorate the room, but we guarantee you will continue to get joy from this art for the rest of your life. It will become more than a photograph; it will be an heirloom that will become part of your family's story for this generation and many more to come. We will offer you a variety of the highest quality products, from keepsake albums to custom wall art displays to complement your home .

    Reserve your session now

    Please get in touch with us for details and pricing of our Family Portrait Experience. It includes talent and time during the session, as well as the option for high-resolution digital images, and a credit towards wall art. Once you are ready to book your Family Portrait session, please email Catherine or Dermot at studio@dermotmurphy.com or call us on 02890 996976. Remember to book well in advance as we have a limit to the number of photography sessions we can do each week. We look forward seeing you and capturing these incredibly special memories for you and your family.

  • Contact Us

    Dermot Murphy Photography
    15 Wellington Park
    Belfast. BT9 6DJ.
    Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm
    Appointment Only.
    028 9099 6976
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