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Wicklow portrait photography {Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt} – Kelly & John

Kelly and John flew into Ireland from America early last month, and I met up with them just a few short hours after they stepped off their flight. They were spending a few days at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow, and wanted a few portraits to remember their holiday by – something that I think is a really lovely idea. The sun was absolutely splitting the skies and it was a beautifully warm evening, so they definitely got an unusually good impression of the Irish weather! The Ritz Carlton is a really impressive building and I enjoyed having a chance to wander around the gardens for an hour or so with Kelly and John. Here are a few of my favourite photos from the session…

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Ritz Carlton wedding photographer Powerscourt
Ritz Carlton wedding photographer Powerscourt
Ritz Carlton wedding photographer Powerscourt
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Powerscourt wedding photographer
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Ritz Carlton wedding photographer Powerscourt

2012 Photographic Review Pt 1: newborns, babies, families and couples

Welcome to Part 1 of my 2012 Review of the Year!

It seems like yesterday I was putting together last year’s review, but I can hardly believe how many fantastic people I’ve photographed since then. This part of the Review will concentrate on the non-wedding side of my year: the engagement shoots, family photos, and (everyone’s favourites!) the newborns. I want to take this opportunity to thank every single one of my clients for making 2012 such an amazing year – looking through these photos brought back lots of happy memories, and I remember each one like it was yesterday. From the peaceful newborn shoots, to the fun-filled baby sessions, to running around like a maniac after toddlers, 2012 was the year I really fell in love with family sessions. Weddings are something special but it means just as much to me to be recording happy, everyday moments in a young family’s life. I hope you enjoy looking through this whistle-stop tour through my year in portraits!

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Northern Ireland newborn photographer
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Northern Ireland newborn baby photographer
Northern Ireland newborn baby photographer
Northern Ireland newborn baby photographer
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Northern Ireland newborn baby photographer
Northern Ireland family photographer
Belfast baby photographer
Northern Ireland baby photographer
Northern Ireland baby photographer
Northern Ireland baby photographer
Belfast baby photographer
Northern Ireland baby photographer
Belfast baby photographer
Belfast baby photographer
Northern Ireland family photographer
Northern Ireland family photographer
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Northern Ireland
Family photographer in Belfast
Family photographer in Belfast
Family photographer in Belfast
Family photographer in Belfast
Family photographer in Belfast
Toddler photographer in Belfast
Family photographer in Belfast
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Portrait photographer in Northern Ireland - Titanic Quarter
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos at Titanic Quarter
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Northern Ireland wedding photographer - beach engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - White Rocks engagement photos
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Northern Ireland portrait photographer
Northern Ireland portrait photographer
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - Queen
Northern Ireland portrait photographer - anniversary photos - Lady Dixon Pk
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - anniversary photos - Cabra Castle
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - beach engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - beach engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - engagement photos
Northern Ireland wedding photographer - beach engagement photos

Ireland wedding anniversary photography {Cabra Castle & Kingscourt, Co. Cavan} – Erin & Braxton

There will be a little bit of an international theme going on on the blog this week, starting today with Erin and Braxton, who have come all the way from the United States. They visited Ireland last week to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary and, after driving around the country in a typically Irish mix of lovely sunshine and not-so-lovely rain, they spent their last evening in the beautiful Cabra Castle, in Co. Cavan. When Erin first contacted me, she told me that she and Braxton haven’t had any professional photos taken since their wedding all those years ago, and since Erin is a photographer too, she thought it was about time they put that right!

We started the session off in the impressive grounds of Cabra Castle, and then went back to their beautiful room for some quick photos in their wedding outfits. I was very impressed that Erin could still fit in her dress 10 years after the wedding! Afterwards, we took the short drive to the nearby town of Kingscourt, for some relaxed portraits in front of some old and traditionally Irish-looking pubs. To Erin and Braxton – thanks so much for choosing me as the photographer who would mark this special occasion in your lives, it was so lovely to meet you both and I hope you had a fantastic trip. I hope you’ll come back to visit again soon : )

Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Cabra Castle engagement photoshoot
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle
Wedding anniversary photoshoot at Cabra Castle

Wedding anniversary photos: Mum & Dad!

This is the bit where I normally introduce the couple who’ll be starring in today’s blog post, and say a few little bits about how lovely I think they are, and how good I think they are together. But when it’s your parents I suppose that all goes without saying! 32 years ago on Thursday my mum and dad had their wedding, and they’ve been happily married ever since. They’re staying over on this side of the country for a few days to celebrate, so while they were here we thought we’d have a little photoshoot to mark the occasion. I think they planned to have a trip to celebrate their 30th anniversary, but two years late isn’t too bad! We went for a walk around one of my favourite photography locations, Lady Dixon Park in Belfast. 32 years ago, it snowed on their wedding day, but thankfully the weather for this shoot was perfect. Here are my favourites from the session…

Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast
Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer - Belfast

Belfast model shoot – Niamh MacAuley

Being a photographer is a funny old thing, because your job is also your hobby. So in my spare time, when I’m not doing photography for a living… I like to do photography for fun. I love meeting up with other photographers and messing about, trying new techniques and learning from each other. This weekend my photo buddy Colin organised a shootup for 5 of us in a cool studio in Belfast. I don’t do studio photography professionally, but it’s always nice to play, and there are lots of principles from studio work that can be transferred into my shoots and weddings. Of course I couldn’t resist the huge windows in the studio, so I had to do some natural light work too : )

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from the day, including Colin’s impromptu off-camera flash workshop! I know we slagged him off for shooting with the model facing the wrong direction, but I definitely learned some new tricks from his speedlight skills. As you’ll see we also like to use each other as models (but let’s face it, we’re rubbish!). All in all it was a real laugh, thanks to Colin, Matthew, Cai and Emma for making it a great day, and to Niamh for being gorgeous, braving the freezing studio and putting up with all of our inane ramblings – we should do it again soon : )

Emma - 13 February, 2012 - 11:31 am

Wow! The shots are great, Lauren! I like how I am hogging the gas heater in your pics- I do think the fumes started to go for my head! It was great to learn from the master of flash- Colin!

tim - 13 February, 2012 - 9:56 am

i saw colins post about this on facebook and was very jealous the studio looks fantastic. I however am the same as you i just love the natural light. The first image you posted on here is simply stunning. Love it.

Cai - 13 February, 2012 - 9:21 am

Lauren,
Great post !
Love the photos too.
Who’d have thought it was so cold LOL

Hope to catch up soon.
Cai x

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