Who Are We?

Ciara Drennan, Pauline Mc Evoy.

We create beautiful images for your home and for you to treasure for many years to come.

Ciara is the Photographer. Pauline is the Artist.

Collaborations in the world of art are not that unusual. Think of all the brilliant musicians that create wonderful songs, eg. Lennon and Mc Cartney (we are fans!)

Collaboration within the visual arts are less common.... but here we are!

A blending of both of our work, photography and art. We are excited to bring our worlds together and offer our clients the best studio experience possible and the best images to treasure whether it is a photographic print, wall art or painting.


Pauline Mc Evoy, Ciara Drennan, Heyday Studios. Newborn Photographer Portlaoise

A few words from Ciara

I am a Sligo girl who has made Portlaoise her home. I took an unusual route to photography. For many years I was a Nurse specialising in Intellectual Disability. I took at career break and since then photography has become my full time passion and career.
I love that photography allows me to be creative and provided a real service to people.  One of my favourite moments is seeing the look on parents faces when they return to view the images of their newborn or family photographs. 

A few words from Pauline

I  am an Artist and Art facilitator/Coach.  While I have always painted, like Ciara my career started somewhere else. 
I worked in industry for many years and then as a personal and business coach.  I went back to college and did various courses in art.  
As well as my own art which can be with paint and brushes or a camera (or both together!) ,  I help people find and explore their creativity... with paint and other media. I love when people really find out what they have potential for.

What Our Clients Say

Emer & Philip

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"Visiting Heyday Studios was a very exciting experience for us. Ciara and Pauline are so professional in everything that they do. However their bubbly, friendly personalities helped us to relax and we felt we had known them for a long time. Ciara's attention to detail is unbelievable, creating the images with many different props is an art in itself. Both women work so well together and the photo session is such a fun and special time. They go above and beyond to give their clients exactly what they want."

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