Bellinter House Shoot

Some favourite shots from a recent colaboration with Buds and Berries on location at Bellinter House is Navan, Co. Meath. I used quite a bit of Polaroid this time around, the b&w images below are from a batch that expired over 30 years ago. It held up amazingly well.

Rodolphe from Best Day Productions was there to catch a look behind the scenes ..

The material was featured on the One Fab Day website and also was published in Confetti Magazine.

Credits:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Shane O’Neill www.aspectphotography.net
ASSISTED BY: Simon Curran www.iamacosmonaut.com
CINEMATOGRAPHY: www.bestdayproductions.com
CONCEPT ORIGINATION/STYLING AND FLORISTRY:
Felicity Brady/Paul Cullen, www.budsandberries.com
MODELS: Daniella Moyles and Neal Dempsey
LOCATION: Bellinteer House, Co Meath, www.bellinterhouse.com
MAKE UP: Hayley Mia McGowan, www.hayleymcgowan.com
HAIR:Lorraine Browne, www.lorrainebrownehair.com
DANIELLA’S CLOTHING: www.dirtyfabulous.com
www.larasfashion.com and shoes, www.rubyshoes.ie
JEWELLED HEADPIECE by Stacey Hannan, www.staceyhannandesigns.com
VESPA borrowed from John Martin Kenny at The Pit Stop Krew,
T: 085 7770048

Pearl & Godiva shoot in Ballinatray House – as featured on 100layercake.com

Last April, I did a shoot with Sarah from vintage hire company Pearl & Godiva. Sarah, who is also a talented stylist went into overdrive and created a fantastic setting in Ballinatray House. A quick scout unearthed a few great locations on the grounds of the estate. Industry friends such as the award winning designer Bonzie Crotty, make-up artist Kate Rose Crean and cinematographer Rodolphe from Mary Best Day Productions helped to create a very unique shoot. The great weather helped a bit too.

The work was featured the popular blog http://www.100layercake.com/blog/ with some great comments like: “Delighted to see the best of Irish on 100 Layer Cake! Congrats guys!” and: “This is absolutely exquisite. Best shoot I’ve seen in forever.”

Here are some of my favourite images.

Also, this was the image board: http://aspectphotography.net/pearl/

Finally, the preview clip, shot by Rodolphe! preview

N25 Bridge Waterford

I’ve been chasing a good image of the completed N25 Bridge for quite a while now. People often call looking for an image and recently a good client requested one so I thought it was time to get the finger out. The best location to shoot the bridge (in my opinion) is on a stretch of bank facing west which is on private land so not only did I need to get permission to access the land, I also had to allow myself time to get in position. The recent volcanic ash cloud threw up a good chance for a spectacular sunset to use as a backdrop and with patience, I wasn’t disappointed. This image was captured just after sunset last Friday evening. The heron or herons in the frame were not a flock! Rather one bird that flew into the shot so I fired off a few frames as he passed through. I created a very simple composite to track his progress at the various stages throughout – I think it works quite well. Right, that’s another long term image to mark off the “to shoot” list. With thanks to Mitch for the assistance and Dan for the patience!