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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Julian Gough-a quick portrait shoot in Berlin

Good Morning, it's a grey day here today,  time for a little update. I was in Germany in October, I spent a weekend on the Baltic coast with a lot of other photographers from Germany. I'll post some shots from that trip later. Coming back from the Baltic I stopped in Berlin to visit friends and to photograph Julian Gough. 

A friend had asked me to photograph Julian for a book project he is working on. 

So I met Julian in one of Berlins trendiest districts, Mitte. We didn't have a lot of time for the shoot, but luckily, there was small park just around the corner. 

I have to say, I'm really pleased with the photos we got! And even more important...so is Julian! 

Black and white for portraits! The color versions look good, but in my opinion, portraits look much better in black and white. 

The head shots were taken with my 85mm 1.8 lens, and the wider shots with the 35mm 1.8 Nikon prime lens. I love those lenses! They are sharp, light and best of all, relatively affordable.  

A big thanks to Julian for his time! 

That's it for today, next time, I'll post some shots from my trip to the Baltic coast. 

Stranger 51/100 Josep from Catalonia

Stranger 51/100, Joseph from Catalonia

I'm very slow this year photographing strangers, but I got a lucky break today. May I introduce you to, Josep from Catalonia and Pocket his little Chihuahua dog.

I met Joseph and Pocket in the Eyre Square shopping centre. Originally from Catalonia he moved to Ireland in 2000 and has been living in Galway ever since. We talked a couple of minutes about Barcelona and the Catalan struggle for independence from Spain, something he and many other Catalans are very passionate about.

Josep, thanks for taking part in our little project!