Recently I was at a BBQ in the beautiful Essex countryside with some new friends. The sun was going down & the light was so gorgeous I couldn’t resist grabbing them for a quick few snaps in a nearby obliging pea field! These guys are still newly weds, don’t they make such a cute couple? Thanks for indulging me, cori & gavin! Xx
2017 was always going to be a year of change for us. Before it all kicked in though, we escaped another dreary February and spent the whole month with friends in northern Gran Canaria.It was a much needed rest for the 4 of us, but also the most wonderful adventure!
Situated in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria is a fascinating little climate and culture all of its own. It felt much more South American than mainland Spanish. We stayed in the town of Galdar on the north coast, away from all the tourists and familiar accents that betray the south of the Island. We wanted a taste of real life here, to be with and eat like the locals, to improve our Spanish and to explore the area with an appreciative eye.
The town is built around a Volcano and we stayed on a Finca at a banana plantation at the base of it, near the beach.
The town was quaint and colourful with a colonnial feel…
We saw a lot of Monarch butterflies fluttering around!y’all know I love me a good doorway…actually there were loads…
textures…road trip into the mountainsan inquisitive goat joined us for lunchThis pretty town was only 10 minutes up the road…I shot these all on 35mm film these stunning mountains were the backdrop for the opening scenes of Jurassic Park no way we weren’t having a dip!on that happy note I’ll wrap it up for now! more to come at another date…
Elaine & Jonathan recently welcomed gorgeous baby Charley into their lives!
One Saturday afternoon I went round to drink tea and spend some time in their happy domesticity snapping away! It went a little something like this…Elaine is a piano teacher and already Charley takes an interest…I really like babies at this age when their faces are so expressive and they’re coming into their own personalities!If you’d like a family shoot, drop me a line on email@example.com xxxx
Dan & Ciara are marrying soon! So we squeezed in an engagement shoot at the gorgeous Palace Stables in Armagh. They brought their cute wee son Noah along and made it a family shoot!
Isn’t Ciara’s engagement ring absolutely stunning? I’m a sucker for an unusual ring.
Looking forward to shooting their wedding soon!
If you’d like an engagement shoot or family shoot drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend I got to take some shots of my friend Suzy’s amazing Dublin townhouse; she sadly has to move in a few days & wanted some pics to remember it by!
Sometimes it feels silly taking photographs of a house, just the humble abode where you live. Eventually we move on, we begin to love new places. But when I look back at photos I’ve taken of MY previous homes, I’m always so glad I bothered! A photograph can re-jig a million little memories that we may have forgotten otherwise, and sometimes a wee rush of love comes with it.
It’s all in the details…
Gorgeous fireplace….and stylishly embellished too.
Did I mention Suzy is a chef?
She cooks a mean brunch…
suze is always so happy & cheery!
I love photographing my stylish friends in their cool houses! I believe this comes under the tag of Lifestyle Photography, and if you’d like a slice I’d love to do it! Drop me a line on email@example.com xxx
My good friend Anna & I hadn’t seen each other in ages..being that we live in different countries. So we decided to meet up & have a little day trip to my favourite city in the world – PARIS!! Where better to have a mammoth catch up over endless amounts of food & glasses of wine?
It started with a VERY early morning flight from a foggy Dublin airport….
(seriously, how gorgeous are they?)
Within our social circle I was famous for always having my camera attached to me, so when their photographer took unwell shortly before the wedding, Gary called me & asked me to step in as official photographer. “Sure!” I said, naively.
And so theirs was my first ever wedding job.
(the venue was Burnhouse Manor, Ayrshire, which would become a favourite haunt in our social circle for many years to come)
Gary & Julie’s wedding was special to me for lots of reasons, reasons I wouldn’t appreciate for many years to come. Emotionally, I attach memories of having been dating my now-husband for a mere 12 days at their wedding, and wishing intensely he was with me there. Even though it was early days for us, I knew he was the one and remember boring people senseless talking about him at the reception. Also, it was the start of my love affair shooting weddings. Who knew? I was absolutely hooked. Just weeks later I had my next wedding booked and off I went.
I still love these images, they bring it all back and I love the film colours of them. I printed out about 300 for them (I remember just dumping them on poor Gary in a plastic bag one day – classy!) and have very few copies myself but here they are anyway.
So, **Congratulations guys!** Out of all our married friends these guys are two of the coolest & most fun to be with and we miss them a lot. A decade of happy marriage in these days is nothing to be sniffed at & we hope to celebrate another 10 years with them in the future.
Lately I’ve been missing the Scottish mountains a lot & just craving to be outdoors and doing outdoorsy things in general; breathing fresh air & enjoying greenery and stretching my legs on long walks. Strange but true!
Last Monday was out 8th wedding anniversary and Ross must have picked up on my recent cravings because he booked us a magical little getaway in Tollymore Forest, Co. Down to celebrate for a few days.
Our little loft was super cosy & had a beautiful garden:
………..and even did some urbexing!
Course there’s always time for some silly selfies, too
It was the perfect holiday – we got the balance of laying around reading, eating (too much) amazing food & then burning it off on long walks in the forest and then eating some more (because, you know, we’d earned it) Some friends had even given us these to wash it all down with…
What a refreshing wee break! Until next time………
Sometimes you have just have to say SACK IT to work & head to the beach with your friends!
We decided to take advantage of a rare DRY day in July & jumped in the car to Murlough Beach, Co Down. With us were our newlywed friends Sonja & Florian, visiting from Germany. They loved Murlough.
A few weeks back I met up with these love birds for their e-shoot at Narrowater Castle; a place very special to them both & a photographers dream – a brooding & gothic waterfront castle offset by lush green lawns, budding summer flowers & colourful, picturesque outbuildings that were the perfect backdrop for shots.
Julie-Ann warned me that Padraig tends to be a ‘smoulderer’ in photos instead of a smiler…the challenge was set! But actually, it was a really easy photo shoot – they both giggled, smiled & smooched their way through and the photos reflect it!
Check out this ring!
Found these gorgeous buildings round the back of the Castle; I’m a sucker for flaking old painted doors – such a good backdrop!
Thanks to the good folk at NarrowWater Castle for opening up for us at this e-shoot.
These guys get married on NEW YEARS EVE this year & I have the privilege of being there to capture it all – it’s gonna be a blast!!! Can’t wait. xx