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!

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Last year, I had the pleasure of shooting with the very beautiful Actor, Méabh Ní Chualáin. I cant believe I never blogged these images but one thing lead to another and soon after I shot these I ended up injuring myself. I had to put the camera down for awhile and take a break but here they are, I just loved doing this shoot!

Méabh is a regular on the popular Irish language soap, Ros Na Rún on the TG4 Irish language Television channel. I sort of knew her through a friend of mine and from the arty scene in Galway too. I had previously shot with the lovely Séona Tully who also is a regular on the program too (Séona was my first shoot ever!!) so it was lovely to work with another person from Ros Na Rún!

I was delighted when she emailed me about shooting some photos as I just love working with Actors! Even though I love models, I do – working with an actor in from of the camera is so different to a model. They can really, really act and portray emotions, its incredible and brilliant for a photographer!

So we decided to shoot around Galway on a busy Autumn day. Méabh had her friend and TG4 makeup artist Anna McDonnagh join us to do makeup. I knew Anna also through Into The West Blogger Network as she is a beauty blogger too so it was great to finally work with her in this capacity and see her do her stuff! She is an excellent makeup artist and a true professional! I real enjoyed this shoot and loved finally working with beautiful Méabh. Here are some of my faves from the shoot!

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And a behind the scenes from the day, Méabh with Anna MUA, love this shot!WebRes_DSC0723-Edit

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Today is the perfect day to start living your dreams.. That’s the quote, framed over the reception area of the newest hair salon in Galway and gosh! can you feel dreams and ambition in the air!

Hairwaves Salon is the newest kid on the block in terms of Elite Galway Hair Salons. The salon’s owners Elaine and Laura are two extremely passionate hairstylists who have come together, combined their talents and love for their profession to bring a fresh new business their local area. I was asked out to shoot promotional photos at the new premises in Corrandulla, Galway.

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Laura & Elaine believe: Your hair is your crown that you never take off..

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Elaine is an award winning hairdresser, taking a silver medal in the Wella Professional Trend Vision Final in the Young Talent Category and also competed as a member of Team Ireland in Oslo, Norway. Laura, who is from the local area and no stranger to the community, is also highly qualified stylist working her way to the top hairdressing levels with Peter Marks.

Elaine & Laura keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques and offer highly developed skills in cutting, colouring and texturing.  With a flair for up styling they can cater for bridal parties, debs, communions etc.

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I loved shooting with these ladies who have such a passion for what they do and I truly am bursting with excitement for them and their new business [ad]venture! Best of luck girls!

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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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