Jo & Jonny, an engagement shoot


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    A few weeks back, I met Jo and Jonny for this engagement shoot at the lovely Tollymore Forest Park. It’s a beautiful place and I was looking forward to shooting there. But what made the afternoon memorable was … Continue reading

My favorite shots from 2012


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  I can’t remember time ever flying by so quickly as in 2012. Looking back over the year’s images really brings it home. Photography is a constant learning process – exciting, eye-opening, moving - and I’m very grateful to everyone who’s … Continue reading

Orla and Paul, a couple shoot


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Sunday afternoons are made for lifestyle shoots like this. For Orla and Paul it was a time to collect the honey from their bees, to play with Gus (their affectionate, towering great dane), and to take a stroll amongst the autumn trees. … Continue reading

Niketa, personal portrait shoot


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                          Niketa and I took a walk around Redburn Country Park in Belfast last weekend, somehow managing to find a window of sunshine on a very wet day. … Continue reading

Denise and family, a summer portrait shoot


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Ireland isn’t known for long, balmy summers. This year has hardly been an exception. It’s been wet, windy, even a bit wild. But when the sun has shone, it’s felt all the more golden. I did a shoot a month or … Continue reading

Belfast’s Alternative Wedding Fair from Quirky Weddings


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August, where did you go?! What a busy month. When I got back from a wee break in England with my family last week, I headed over to the Waterfront Hall to take these promo shots for the forthcoming Alternative … Continue reading

Roco Magazine Launch Party


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Ireland has a new, free digital interiors and lifestyle publication – Roco Magazine, which is the creation of designer Rachael Colton. Roco aims to “highlight the wonderful design found in Ireland and across the globe, bringing beautiful images of interiors, inspiring features … Continue reading

Cate Conway, personal portrait shoot


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I had a great time the other week doing a portrait shoot for Belfast’s Cate Conway. Cate’s one of those people who manage to juggle several different careers successfully – and if you’re getting married in Northern Ireland anytime soon, … Continue reading

Engagement photography


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The prospect of being photographed on your wedding day can seem a little daunting, at least for some. In truth, you should hardly be aware of your photographer for most of the day, but a little apprehension is natural. Pre-wedding … Continue reading

Lisa and Damien, pre-wedding shoot


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There are certainly practical reasons why having a pre-wedding or engagement shoot is a good idea, but they’re also a great deal of fun – for the photographer and the couple. I loved doing this pre-wedding shoot for Lisa and … Continue reading

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