Monday, December 29, 2008

The Lucy Kennedy Show Photoshoot

This was a very exciting shoot for me. Firstly, I got to meet Lucy the funniest and nicest girl on the planet, I also got to work on the images which were going to be used on her show. I was once again working with the talented Gerry Grace on this shoot. We had to shoot six different shots of Lucy which were going to be printed on canvas and displayed on the wall behind her on her show. 
Next time it's on have a look there in black & white. Lucy looks stunning in them all. Gerry did a fantastic job.  Her show is on every  Tuesday on RTE two at 10.50pm. The show is a mix of lively chat, celebrity gossip and comedy.

Lucy was kind enough to take a picture with me. Good woman Lucy!

Friday, December 5, 2008


I took this shot of Valentine a white german shepherd late last october in Drumshanbo Co Leitrim. She loves swimming so I caught her in the act towards sunset. She's a total sweetheart!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The All Ireland Talent Show / Photoshoot

This shoot went really well. I was working with Gerry Grace an excellent photographer based in Dublin. We both had to work hard but it was alot of fun. Basically,The All Ireland Talent Show is an upcoming RTÉ television series billed as Ireland's biggest-ever countrywide talent contest, RTE were shooting a promo for the show and Gerry had to take shots of each individual judge, who were Shane Lynch, Dáithí Ó Sé, Dana,Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and John Creedon, and the presenter Gráinne Seoige. So I met all the gang. They were a delight to work with and lots of interesting stories told along the way. The only person I was stuck for words with was Shane Lynch, yes, I was one of those girls. a true lover of boyzone I was hee! Gerry were clever enough to grap a shot of me and Shane together before he left the shoot I was delighted. I also learned alot on this photoshoot as I always do when I work with Gerry. Looking forward to the next shoot with him.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grace's Final Book

Well guys, here's a sneak preview of Grace's book. She was a delight to photograph. Very happy with the book. It is a smaller version of the other books below. Portrait style.

Emilys Final Book

Hey guys, here's Emily final book, there's a mixture of images laid out in many different styles.

David's Book

Hey guys, here's a sneak preview of the book inside. Its a 36 page book. up to 40 images in book. Designed by myself, and free for the parent to change any particular image they don't like before it goes to print. I'm very happy with the finished book and so are David's parents.

Friday, November 14, 2008

DIT Graduation

My college years has come to an end. My graduation was last week and I had the time of my life. It was a happy event in one way but a sad event in another as this was the last goodbyes to my classmates. I graduated with an honor degree in Visual Communication, after a long and happy 4yrs, My mother & father were there to support me along with my lovely Hatim. Heres a few pics to show ye!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

David's Photoshoot

David's photo shoot went really well today. He was so much fun to work with. I brought him to the local forest and let him do his own thing while I captured every moment on camera. David's book is in process. I've just started this project so it will be a week till I get the finished product.

I wanted to capture David as he is, as you can see he's most happy when he's at play in the fields. I shot this with my 70-200mm lens, for a nice depth of field


Hey guys, Here we have little Emily. I did a photo shoot of her today. We just walked through her dads back field. You'd be surprised at the beautiful shots you can take just right outside your back garden. I got the first three shots at sunset, beautiful light. She was a delight to work with. I'm in the process of designing a book about her. Its a 36 paged hardcover book H  8.3 x W 11.7 which comprises all the the images I take on the photo shoot. Which is all on location as I feel it is outside in natures surroundings and light you can capture your child's true personality.
She's very excited to see the finished piece. As so am I! 

I love shooting with the wide angle lens when there's a beautiful blue sky like this one with natures surroundings. Capturing kids of guard is the best. As you can capture their true personality and thoughts.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mary McAleese_day after show

The day after the show, I was in the gallery, when I saw Mary McAleese walking down the ale of chq. I started a conversation with her and invited her into the gallery. She politely came in and had a look at my work. She was so nice and congratulated me and wished me the best of luck in my future as she knows I've only finished college a few months. She liked my dogs and she had a look at my dog book which I gave her. Hope you enjoy it Mary . Thanks to her for taking time out from her busy schedule and giving her time to me. appreciate it. I asked her if it was possible to get a photograph with her and my 3 pieces of work, she was very obliging and said yes, which is the image you see below

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Standing Alone Exhibition_Thanks to all

Hey everyone, thanks to all who came to the opening night in Chq for the Standing Alone exhibit. Congrats to Richie, Lucia, and Gerry for their well-deserved awards. I was also very happy myself when I received an award for best set of humours and energetic photographs. It was a great night overall ( hope ye all enjoyed the cocktails, thanks to Diageo for that. Here are the photographs I exhibited for the show, the two first images are from my dog book, which I designed and photographed myself, this book is also for sale along with my dog prints, fully mounted and framed

Here's a few photographs from the night, taking by Emily Quinn Riche Stokes and Hatim Faissal.

The image above is when Mike O'Toole presented me with the award for best set of humours and energetic photographs. It was a happy moment for me_ photographed by Riche Stokes
Hatim my boyfriend and I, we had a great night, thanks for been there Hatim and helping me out _ photographed by Emily Quinn
Thanks to my parents for coming along and supporting me all the time.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Standing Alone Exhibition

Hey guys, I have an exhibition opening on the 12th Sept, I hope you can all make it (directions on invite) if not pop in before the end of Sept.
Press release - paul kelly gallery @ the CHQ , IFSC Building Dublin 1.

The Paul Kelly Gallery at CHQ opened on August 8th to great success with Paul's own show 'Dog Days' featuring the photographers own work from the past few years from eight different countries.

On Friday September 12th the Paul Kelly Gallery opens its doors to the group show 'Standing Alone.' A show of 13 photographers working in Ireland.This show will feature a variety of work from disciplines as diverse as fashion,fetish,landscape and wildlife.Leading fashion photographer, Agata Stoinska  from Poland and our own Mella Travers and Emily Quinn are among the exhibitors.Hector Heathwood lends his inimitable sensual style with some cutting edge  and world recognised fetish work. Advertising photographers hu O Reilly, Fionn Mccann and Gerry Morgan illustrate that there is more to a photographer in this field than producing reflection-free images on a wine bottle.

New work  will also show by Johnny Savage,Kris McGuirk,Richard Stokes,Lucia de Nile, Clare - Frances Cassells, Steve Ryan and Paul Kelly

This show runs until September 30th and is open 7 days a week from 10am until 7pm Monday -Friday and 12 until 6 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Morocco 2008

Hi guys, Im back from my two week holiday in Morocco. Had such a good time, I love this country second time there. I've posted up a few shots which I took over there.

I love these two shots of this little girl. This was taken with my wide angle lens. Thats why the sky looks so wide and surreal in the first shoot. She a princess, have to send over the photo to the girl hence the phone number in the sand,we couldn't find a pen anywhere! Good idea tough!

This butcher man gave me a lesson on meat. He explained every part of meat that was hanging infront of him, to the right is cows stomach to the left is cows tongue. Nice!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hi guys, feel free to email me for a list of packages.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Baby Grace

Here's a shot of Grace playing with her favourite cat in her back garden. Book is sent for printing. The complete book will be up soon.

Ok, here's a continuation of this baby book project I'm creating. I love the emotion in these shots, capture the true side of a baby. This is one of the double page spreads in the book. 

Here's a sneak preview of a job I'm doing for a client of mine. I'm compiling a series of different images of a 14 month old baby, her name is Grace isn't she a Beauty.. The middle of the book will be in black and white and the rest will be in colour. She was a delight to work with. I laid her on a bed against a large window letting in beautiful light, I captured a range of different expressions, some very funny one's. When it's fully complete I let you see how it turned out..It's a nice keepsake to have of your child I think.

This is the front cover of the  book.