Meet the Photographer

My name is Blair Malloy, owner and operator of Smiling Shamrock Photography. I was born and raised in the Chicago area.  I attended the University of Cincinnati, where I majored in French, and took my first photography courses.  From there I attended Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, where I received a Cordon Bleu in Culinary Arts.  I have always been a creator.  My passion for anything creative has always been a part of me. So expressing myself through photography came naturally.

When I had my first child, I started capturing every moment I could with my camera, as most new parents do.  With the arrival of babies 2 and 3, I kept taking pictures, and my passion for photography was reignited.  We lived in southern California for a year and I had the pleasure of capturing some of the most beautiful natural wonders and grew to appreciate the beauty of natural light photography.

As time went on, I received more and more requests for photographic services from friends and family.  Taking my work one step further, I started editing my photos to enhance what the camera saw, and Smiling Shamrock Photography was born.

I love being a part of your lives.  Whether it is a yearly holiday photo or a wedding, newborn session, headshots or a commercial photo shoot of products, I appreciate your choosing me. I take your style and photographic goals into consideration while carefully planning and creating the images that I want to present to you.  Smiling Shamrock Photography is a labor of love. I hope you enjoy your images as much as I enjoy creating them.

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