Ida and Lucas Maternity Shoot

I was so happy when Ida asked me if I would do the ‘Mum to be’s Final Journey Package’ for her. I have known Lucas and Ida for a couple of years and think they are one of those couple that have really found ‘The One’. They are friendly, fun, creative people so I knew this was going to be a great shoot. Ida and I worked together to achieve the looks that she wanted and she also let me work away with my creativity. the shots were taken in their beautiful new home in Trim and then we set off to the woods to get the outdoor shots. These photos just go to show, you do not need a fancy studio to create good shots, just a bit of imagination. They very kindly let me use some of the intimate and beautiful shots taken from the day. Really looking forward to the arrival of the little one and can’t wait for the second phase (Newborn) of the Package.

Six weeks after lovely little Noa was born we set out to shoot the second phase of my ‘Mum’s to be Final Journey’ Package. The shoot was set in their beautiful home in Trim. Lucas and Ida worked tirelessly with me to create all the scenes we both wanted and Noa bless her little soul put up with four hours of modelling work. The hard work payed off and the photos that were achieved we exactly what I had envisioned. Such a pleasure to see all the ideas be brought to life and have a happy couple with memories to cherish forever.

Thank you Ida and Lucas and Noa amazing shoots!

“Dena, we are just looking at the picture there now. They are amazing, loving every single one of them! It’s gonna be so hard to chose some pics.
Thanks again for the wonderful pictures.” Ida J.Bird

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Emily Soto London Workshop

When I found out that Fashion Photographer Emily Soto
was hosting a workshop in London, I snapped up the chance to go. She had held a workshop in Dublin the previous year and I was unable to go, so this was the last chance for a while.

Emily Soto is a bit of an inspiration to me as she started out her photography career later on in her life and moved away from a totally different vocation with just love that she had for Art, Fashion and Photography the sheer determination to succeed in a world that she knew nothing about expect for the fact that she was meant to be in it!

Together with her husband, they set out to take the Fashion World by storm, of recent work, creating a subtle, painterly and classic style of Photography emanating old Baroque Artists such as as Johannes Vermeer. (My view anyway)

The first day of the Workshop was held in the beautiful Capel Manor Gardens in Hertfordshire just outside of London. Couldn’t have ask for such interesting surroundings. the second day was spend learning from Emily in the boardroom.

We had the very patient and beautiful models Abigail (Red hair) at La Moda Models @abigailtaralilly1 @lamodamodels and Dylan at M&P @d__glover (blond). Amazing girls! Really discovered a new found respect for how hard the art of modelling actually is.

Incredible Stylist Yanina Nikitina @yanina_nikitina, creative hair by Andy Dowall @andyhair68 and beautiful makeup by Emily Rebekah @emilyrebekahphotographer.

Desinger’s Ivanka Hristova @hristova_i, Sonia Funnell @sonialfashion, Vilune Daunoraite @vilu_dau and Chantal Mallett  @chantalmallett brought the most magnificent pieces for the models to wear.

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Ivanka Hristova instagram: @hristova_i

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Sonia Funnell instagram: @sonialfashion

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Vilune Daunoraite instagram: @vilu_dau

Inspiring feels like such as small word to describe how I came away feeling from the whole event. Amateurs and professionals alike, if this chance comes along again, take it!