Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stellar magazine feature!

If you see the June issue of Stellar magazine in the shop, be sure to pick one up. There is a really beautiful special section dedicated to weddings in Ireland. One of the cutest couples I photographed is one of the 5 weddings featured... Jen and Mark! See their One Fab Day feature too. Too cute!

Monday, May 21, 2012

personal film

As some of you might know, I've been really interested in the idea of using more film. I find the editing involved with digital photography to be overwhelming. I just want to focus on the photography. So a couple of months ago, I took the plunge and invested in a Mamiya medium format film camera. I first learned photography on film back in the 90s. I learned on my mom's Canon manual SLR from the 70s and I developed film and printed it in the darkroom. I love the look of film. I love the color, the depth, the characteristics of different film stocks. It feels natural to me. All of my personal work is done on film now and boy is it liberating to throw off the cloak of digital editing! I'm excited to take on fully film portrait commissions and weddings. The look of film is simply breathtaking in my opinion. Hope you love film as much as I do!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Alison's Love Story" Tea Party by Pearl & Godiva winner sneak peek

A little sneak peek of "Alison's Love Story" which will be featured in an upcoming publication and was recently on Pearl and Godiva's blog. The venue was the beautiful Glebe Country House near Kinsale in County Cork, tea party coordinated and styled by Pearl and Godiva, catering and cakes by Diva Boutique Bakery of Ballinspittle, flowers by Wild, macarons by The Cake Stand, and a video by Best Day Productions. Congratulations to Alison and Victor!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chameleon Stationery of County Kildare Ireland photoshoot

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of taking photos of stationery created by Alison of Chameleon Stationery for the new website. Alison works in her office in an idyllic family farmhouse setting in North County Kildare in a little village called Coill Dubh. She has a fantastic range of handmade stationery and can work with you to create custom designs as well. I had a great time with her and her family styling photography shots, chatting, laughing, and enjoying her mother's yummy home-baked scones and bread! Have a look at her line of stationery on her fantastic new website and tell her Lisa sent ya!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

bo and talbot's stunning wedding at kilshane house county tipperary ireland

So excited to share Bo and Talbot's wedding at Kilshane House today! Bo's dress, and the bridesmaid dresses were handmade by her sister Adah Lynch. Bo's inspiration was Swan Lake and Adah expertly created her gown while on Easter holidays from her day job as an art teacher! I think Adah is the next couture designer waiting to be found in Ireland. The girls were simply STUNNING and looked naturally beautiful with expert make-up done by Lisa McLoughlin. The wildflower bouquets and church and reception flowers were artistically created by Bloomsday Flowers of Carrigtwohill. I think they are the most stunning flowers I've seen this year! The beautiful wedding cake with pearls to match Bo's dress is by Siobhan Walsh, Ballyneill, Co Tipperary. Church music was beautifully done by Ryan Morgan, Carol Daly, and Anne Healy-May.
Kilshane House is an historic house in a rustic country setting in County Tipperary. There are two lovely dogs in residence there who will oblige you with portraits. I really love this venue and highly recommend it to couples looking for something traditional yet eccentric. Your cocktail hour in the glasshouse is hard to beat in my opinion. Thank you so much to Bo and Talbot and their families for making me so comfortable on the day. I had a great time and am honoured to have been there. Congratulations to you both!
This wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

welcome baby hannah! portrait session on film

Who do these chubby little legs belong to? One of the cutest little misses I've ever met! Meet baby Hannah! She was visiting her grandparents in Ireland recently and I got a couple precious moments on two rolls of film. Congratulations to Helen and James, and so happy to meet you baby Hannah!