I am leaving…

First of all #HappyPaddysDay โ˜˜๏ธ

Second, I just would like to say that I am leaving WordPress..

I am actually changing my blog to my website and focusing on more work related posts (I’ll be sharing some of my new family sessions and short stories)..

So, if you would like to see my future posts, here is my new blog:

http://www.camilaleephotography.com/blog

All the best and enjoy Paddy’s Day ๐Ÿ’š

Love,

Camila

 

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Breastfeeding – An Act Of Love

 

Isn’t nature so perfect?

I’ve always known that breastmilk is everything babies need for their first 6 months, itย contains essential enzymes, hormones and immunoglobulins that are vital for babies normal growth, development and good health throughout their whole life and itย protects babies against a wide variety of illness and conditions. ๐Ÿ‘ถ

In Brazil I used to see women breastfeeding in public places all the time, all mothers I know breastfeed or breastfed their babies, it is natural, it is normal..

I’ve learnt recently thatย Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

And I have to confess that I was a bit shocked.. And wanted to do something to help change this.

Then I met Janelle, this beautiful mammy who wanted breastfeeding photographs taken as she is very proud to be breastfeeding ๐Ÿ’šย I fell in love with her photos and the idea for this project was born ๐Ÿ˜

I wanted to make this bigger, so I photographed another 5 breastfeeding mammies to support the project.

I will make a different video highlighting the importance of breastfeeding with the photos from each photo sessionย ๐Ÿ˜Š

And here is the first one ๐Ÿคฉ

Hope you like it!

Love Stories

I have always loved photographing people.

During the last 10 years (maybe 11, kinda lost count) I’ve photographed a bit of Fashion, Show, Plays, Events, some Families a lot Portraits (which I’ve always known I loved)..

I think that now I am at that stage when you see babies everywhere (my facebook feed is full of babies ๐Ÿ˜‚) and you find them all so cute and you the see the love in their mother’s eyes when looking at them and you start to understand what motherhood is about and that there is love in even an everyday shower in the sink or in changing your baby’s nappy and making them feel comfortable and clean ๐Ÿ’š

These are some of the reasons why I am sooooo in love with Family Photography, I see a love story in every interaction and it just makes sense ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love this session, Janelle is proud to be breastfeeding and wanted some memories for Reuben who going to be 1 this month ๐ŸŽ‚

Janelle inspired me to start a new photography project:

Breastfeeding – An Act of Love

I’m really, really excited about it and will be talking about it on the next post โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

Have a great Sunday ๐Ÿ˜˜

Red Obsession

I really like this bright red trend.. โค๏ธ

Personally, I usually go for neutral colours, I’m always afraid of getting sick of intense colours and patterns and I am always trying to not let fashion trends carry me away..

This season is just being so full of reds everywhere, every shop, on the streets, and even here, I asked Cathy to pick some of her favourite winter outfits and here she is, in this beautiful RED jumperย ๐Ÿ˜‚

As I said in this post New Year, New Styleย I am changing a bit my photography style, bringing some different colours to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, about Cathy and her outfit.. she actually started with the shoes! She saw these cute and funย limited editionย โ€œDonโ€™t Careโ€ shoes and bought them right away, she added the socks to make it even cuter ๐Ÿ˜ย Then she picked the jumper because it is super cosy for the cold weather and she is also obsessed with red โค๏ธย and finally the stripy trousers to add another bit of fun!

P.s. In December I was tempted to buy a bright red jumper.. but kept telling myself “No, it’s too bright, you will wear it once, twice and never again.. and you don’t need any more clothes”

And I resisted.. Until yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

P.s.s. Jumper and trousers – H&M | Shoes – Doc Martens

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Lunch Time As It Is

As a photographer, I’ve always liked to have control of the light, to pose the models, to try create scenes and make them “look real”.

That worked well for me for a long time.. the past few years I was just not 100% happy with my photos anymore, something was missing.. ๐Ÿ˜•

Until now.. I am discovering a whole new exciting world in documentary photography, life as it is is way more interesting than posed life.

So, my friend, who is a great cook (better than me at least hahahah) invited me for lunch at his place, and I decided to take my camera with me.. ๐Ÿ“ธ

While he was preparing our meal, I took some snaps, trying to not interfere so much on the way he was doing his thing and at the same time, to make him comfortable with a camera pointed at him..

I really like what we both did! ๐Ÿ˜ My snaps of a lovely and real afternoon and his food (was delicious) ๐Ÿ˜‹

And some coffee after all that food ๐Ÿ˜Š

New Year, New Style

Happy new (not so new anymore) year! โœจ

Iโ€™ve been rethinking this project, I was very excited in the beginning but after a while it lost its sparkle and made me go look for new challenges..

2017 was a very intense year, I went to Brazil, changed jobs, planned a wedding, got married, lost my full time job and decided to go back to being a full time photographer.

I have changed, and consequently these changes will reflect on my photos.

This is my most recent photo shoot for Our Closet, new outfit, new photography style.. I kinda feel like this is more the direction I want to go.. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Anyway, this is Cathy and she fell in love with this jumper because of the big pops of red which is one of her fav colours at the moment (that btw is THE colour of the moment โค๏ธ) and she knew it would go great with her red skirt!

I loooove it! Super cute ๐Ÿ˜

 

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It’s Ready.. And It’s Live! ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve been working on my new website for the last few weeks and I’m so happy I can finally say, it’s READY!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I put a lot of time and love in it and some of my favourite photos ๐Ÿ˜Š

I would love to get some feedback, positive, negative, any feedback is welcome!

So if you have a little time, please let me know your thoughts on the comments below.. or send me an email.. facebook message.. insta direct.. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Camila Lee, nice to meet you ;)

Noticed anything different about my name?

Yes, I got married to the man of my dreams and now I am Mrs Lee ๐Ÿ™‚

And yes, I had a great time, thank you! I dare to say, it was the best day of my life ๐Ÿ’š

I know I haven’t posted here in a loooooog while.. but I’m sure you can imagine how crazy it is to plan a wedding and work full time at the same time.. There is a LOT to plan for that one big day, more than I would have imagined.. but anyway, I made it and the day was even more amazing than I would have thought it would beย ๐Ÿ˜

I got married in Kinnitty Castle Hotel – County Offaly, there is something about it there that is just magical โœจ BTW, That was the place that made me start this blog! And that made me love photography again ๐Ÿ’šย See my very first post here “OUR BDAY TRIP” ๐Ÿ˜Š

I plan to share here some of the things I learnt during these last 14 months, and specially the last 4 intense months of planning.

But for now, I just wanna say a big thank to all the people that made my big day so special..

First of all Derek, I love you more and more every day!

My family and friends that came all the way from Brazil, it was amazing to have you all over and please come back soon ๐Ÿ˜ย Mine and Derek’s friends in Ireland, Germany, Spain and London that were also there to celebrate with us!

My new Lee family for always being there (specially my mother-in-law, Carmel who is an amazing woman, such an example..)

Kinnitty Castle Hotel and all staff, I knew it would be a wonderful big day there!

Cake to Friends (incredible Cake), Tania Zuchetto (delicious Bem Casados – I’ll explain what they are in a later post..), Sweet Brazil (yummy Brigadeiros and Beijinhos)!

Romy McAuley from A Beautiful Ceremony, our ceremony was beautiful indeed ๐Ÿ˜

Our hair and make up team, Dani Hefferenan, Maria Laura Devides, Maicon Vegas and Giorgia Graf, thank you for managing to make me, bridesmaids, mothers, sisters and best friends look so good!!

Zi Fernandes and Emmylie Cruzย for the S T U N N I N G photos! Can’t wait to see them all ๐Ÿ’š

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Floral Dress and Sis’ Sunnies

Megan saw this dress in a vintage shop and immediately fell in love with it! ๐Ÿ˜ 

The floral print is beautiful, very summery and its short sleeves let her show off her tattoos!

She bought it to wear with her fishnets and the shoes she treated herself to, after doing so well in her college exams! ๐Ÿ˜Š

“My brother was moving to Scotland and I got this outfit for his going away party, but  the first time I wore it was actually for this photoshoot, as the party only happened a week later” ๐Ÿ˜‚

Her bracelet says “Megan” and is her baby bracelet, a gift her older sis gave her and she has been wearing it since she was only 2 weeks old ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It still fits her, I think that’s amazing!

And her sunnies are actually her younger sister’s (that by the way, will be here soon too) they swapped them because they decided their own would match the other’s outfit better! Typical sisters ๐Ÿ˜Ž

And you, what do you share with your sis?

Dress – Dublin Vintage Factory | Shoes – China Blue | Tights and Sunglasses – Penney’s

A Nightgown as a Dress

Martha always wears what she likes and likes what she wears! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is a nightgown, but she doesn’t care! What matters is that it looks really nice with her favourite skinny jeans!

She first wore it when she was moving house and hosting a house โ€˜coolingโ€™ party.

“It felt lovely swishing around the house topping up everyones prosecco in it!” ๐Ÿพ

She loves red and when she wears red clothes and lipstick she gets loads of random passersby serenading her with “lady in red” and it makes her smile ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now, this camera bag has to be the cutest thing ever! She saw it in a fashion magazine and specifically went on the hunt to get it ๐Ÿ“ท

“It holds next to nothing and often turns upside down, spilling all my goods on the ground.. but who cares when it looks this cute!” ๐Ÿ˜
Nightgown/dress – Lucyโ€™s Lounge |
Jeans – Topshop
| Shoes – Asos
| Bag – Accessorize