Earlier this season, Orla and I finally got around to shooting some looks. Orla is one of my favourite people to shoot. I met her a couple of years ago when she decided to not only start a blog but her business too, she wanted to shoot some promo shots as well as some outfit shots for her blog, thus started a wonderful little friendship. Now she is a very well established and very sought after Personal Fashion Stylist with a booming business. Her work with her clients brings them the very best of the seasons style and helps them discover their style along the way.

As well as this, Orla worked with me on some Fashion Editorials for Irish Magazines, check out this one we did for the Irish Examiner Magazine. we shot outfit photos last year when she was pregnant with her baby! This shoot also was a great one!

Fashions fade, style is eternal. ― Yves Saint-Laurent

Orlas own style is fantastic, I often say that anyone can be fashionable, I mean anyone can buy the seasons must haves’ and wear them ‘off the rack’ but Orla has style – something not many people can boast. She has an eye for style, she has her own style, she knows how to style other people and knows both what she likes & what suits her. She doesn’t conform to latest trends – well, not in any way you would overly notice anyway. She has a wardrobe to die for and a solid collection of stylish wardrobe staples. (Believe me! Ive seen the wardrobe!! I DIE!)

Having not shot with Orla in quite some time (since before she had her baby) we decided to shoot these looks earlier this  Autumn. The Dungarees have been a staple in Orla’s life this past season so she wanted to show how to style them creatively and in different ways. Long gone are the days of baggy, 90s ‘rees! You can read more about this look and her styling over on her blog.

I absolutely love shooting with Orla, although, we the amount of chatter we do, our shoots always take awhile. On the day of this shoot I finally met Orla’s baby son Bobby who I also got to shoot some images of too.  He’s handsome like his parents and a wonderful baby. I don’t normally photograph peoples children but I was delighted that we were able to send the shots over to his dad, Colin who was away working at the time. Spreading the joy!

This lady totally proves that we ladies can be both an awesome, stylish mommy  and be a working lady too!

I have two more blogger photoshoots in the pipeline at the moment and am working on dates for some creative portrait shoots in the new year, Hope you enjoy!

001OS-2122OS-2133 OS-2054 OS-2063 OS-2105005OS-24282002004 OS-1706003OS-2283What do you think? Are Dungarees for you? I think I love them!! Let me know in the comments or tweet me at @saibegan. Having great photo content for your blog or website can really boost your traffic and make you stand out from the crowd. Not to mention how much fun it is to shoot and feel good!  If you would like to do a shoot like this, get in touch!

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003001_DSC7569_DSC7658Another post featuring my gorgeous friend Julia. This girl manages to pull off so many looks, a total chameleon! I love this preppy look of the distressed tee and con’s topped with leather skirt and bag! One of these images was actually featured on the Primark Instagram too – over 49,000 likes! Yikes!! The power of social media huh? Head over to Julia’s post for the full breakdown on this cute outfit!

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Its been awhile since I picked up the camera. Due to injury I have been unable to shoot as much as Id like to. But when she asked, I couldn’t say no. My friend Julie is a fashion blogger over at Love Joules. She’s got a pretty, feminine but very chic fashion sense with a touch of playful perfection which I absolutely adore. We are the type of friends who are very different, but extremely alike.. know what I mean?! Anyways, we both share a perpetual, over the top love of Cherry Blossoms so I  just loved shooting this look with her a few weeks ago in Galway.

We shot at the Cluin Mhuire Campus which is part of GMIT. The building is an old monestary which opened its doors in the 1940s to train pupils into the priesthood. With this came beautiful soaring high ceilings and colourful stain glass windows, a lot of which are there today and add to it being an impressive art school campus. The building is tucked away from street view and clouded by a cluster of the most beautiful pink Sakura (Cherry) Blossoms ever which, from the roadside would entice any passer by inside! The Sakura Blossoms are always a real favourite of mine. To me, they mean winter is coming to an end, that summer days and summer nights are on their way and new life is all around. I love them so much and photograph them by the ton every spring – proof of which can be found on my Instagram feed!!

Be sure to check out and follow her blog and check out her post with these photos too!

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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust

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I shot some images of my beautiful friend Julia a few months ago, first time I was alilttle nervous because Julia is a wonderful photographer! But, at that point I realised that I liked shooting her & her energy and it isn’t that scary shooting a photog! Julia inspires me everyday and pushes me gently when I need it. We’re opposites in many ways but alike in more!
If you wish to do this type of streetshoot – just get in touch, its not just for bloggers either!