In Remembrance Of “Jackie”

My heart is heavy today.

I originally had this event on my older site that was for weddings, family and newborn portraits. However now that I’ve been back to commercial photography for some time, I didn’t put it back up as events are not my main focus.

However this is one of my many favorites.

Colleen approached me online about her mother, Dell’s, upcoming surprise 80th birthday and it was to be at the Mercer Oaks Country Club. She and I went to Notre Dame High School, Class of 1991, and hired me to photograph this beautiful event for them. It was such a lovely time filled with Irish music, dancing, food, laughter and memories.

The reason for this is that I just heard that Colleen’s father has passed away this week. You see him in these photos, dancing with her and her mother. Dell and John were married for many years and loved each other so very much. Back in Ireland, he was known as Jackie.

This is a post about the celebration of life, so I don’t want to talk about how he passed, my job is to document that and more. If you would like, you can read his obituary at the end of this post by scrolling down. Please enjoy these images from her big day with their family and friends. Thank you to everyone for giving me the opportunity to know you all and preserve this day.
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan PhotographySurprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan PhotographySurprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan PhotographySurprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan PhotographySurprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Surprise 80th Birthday Party photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Click here to read John’s Obituary, thank you.

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