Celtic Fusion Bridal Wear

A fusion of landscape and fashion design for the ultimate photo shoot

Bridal Dress

It’s a rare occasion when a photo shoot comes together so seamlessly, but my most recent project shooting Celtic Fusion’s 2019 bridal collection counts among those most memorable.

Bridal Dress

I was thrilled to have the chance to work with Regina Tierney, an inspiring and celebrated designer hailing from North Clare who has blazed a trail in the Irish fashion industry for her handcrafted folklore clothing. 

Regina’s new bridal collection is nothing less than breath-taking, her designs rooted in the wild beauty and history of Ireland’s natural landscape and flowing effortlessly with passion and grace. 

Irish Bride

It was fitting therefore that our shoot take place in the long, slender grass and sloping dunes of Fanore, where the azure Atlantic waters rumbled against the ancient coast. Our shoot also took advantage of a second location using the enchanted backdrop of Glenina Castle in the foothills of the Burren.

Celtic Bride

In these locations we were treated to pure magic, where Regina’s designs danced on the gentle breeze that cooled the karst, to the depth of colours and light that connected her Celtic designs seamlessly with the landscapes. 

Celtic Bride

Rarely have I enjoyed a shoot so much, where all the important elements aligned so readily. Not only were Regina and her team great fun to work with, their insight and experience were inspiring, with make-up artist Grainne Coughlan expertly applying her knowledge to create a subtle yet distinctive effect and model Rua Rose gracefully capturing the essence of Celtic-inspired romance.

 

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I used a standard 50mm lens for 90% of the shoot lens to focus on our model and was delighted with the result that not only showcases Regina’s spectacular bridal collection but reminds us of Ireland’s timeless beauty.


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Find out more about Celtic Fusion Design and their folklore clothing for women and men plus news about their latest bridal collection at their website, celticfusiondesign.com

As a photographer, I was also blessed with light that changed throughout the day to create the perfect ambience for each location. From bright, blue skies that were ideal for our shoot at Fanore to a moody evening that cast a soft, serene light over the lush, green foliage and striking bare rocks at Glenina, the atmosphere was every photographer’s dream.

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I could not resist the opportunity to grab a few shots of Rua in the studio before we started with the outdoor shoot.

Bridal Portrait

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The Pyrenees

I have written a little post about our trip to the Catalan Pyrenees in May. 

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Here is the link to the story. This is the first time that I've created a Spark page. And I have to say that I'm really pleased with the end result! What do you think? Let me know in the comments. 

01/18 - Simply Winter - Part 2

 Night at the steam train depot in my hometown of Wernigerode in the Harz mountains. 

I went back to my hometown in Germany over Christmas, and one place I always have to visit is the steam train depot there. The narrow gauge Harz Railway is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. To this day the Railway maintains a fleet of 6 steam locomotives and over 100km of tracks.

Steam engines at night, that's black and white photography almost out of the box! 

People waiting for the train.

The picture below was taken at the train station on the summit of the Brocken. The Brocken is the highest mountain in the region, and weather conditions on the summit can be extreme. On the day this picture was taken, we had near arctic conditions on the summit, while there was no snow down in the valley. 


Valley of the dead trees...

It looks like the forest in the national park Harz is slowly dying. Or, as the the park rangers say, the forest is changing. The old conifer mono cultures are left do die, over time, they'll be replaced by native broad leaved trees. That makes sense to me, it's just, the transition period isn't exactly pretty....

Puddles

And that's it from Germany!

01/18 - Simply Winter - Part 1

Happy New Year everyone! 


I’d like to start 2018 with a few images I took in December last year. The Burren is a fascinating place at every season, but a dusting of snow made this lunar landscape look even more special. (click on the pictures)

So what's the plan for this year? The plan is (don't laugh, I really have a plan!) one blog post per month throughout the year. That's it, one good (!) blog post per month. I also hope to have the shop up and running at the end of the year. 

But enough about plans for the future, here are some impressions from a wintery day in the Burren. 

One of my favorites from the day, horses in the snow. 

Near Cahercommaun ring fort in the high Burren

I'm torn about this image, while I love the the b/w version, there's something about the color version...



Feral goats near Cahercommaune

One last one from the day, Abbey Hill

And that's the end of part 1...

Tour de Burren

For everyone looking for pictures From the tour de Burren, I will post links to online albums here. 

For pictures from the Family Race on Friday please click here.  I'll post more pictures soon!

The first pictures from the race on Saturday  are online...click They are more pictures to come, watch this space!

More pictures from Saturday, click

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And the last folder is online. For images from after the race please click here

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