Ashley Morrison's Blog

November 17, 2011

Christmas comes early…

.. and it has already started for us, as we are now shooting homes for the 2012 Christmas issues.

Yesterday’s shoot was in a very stylish and unique County Down home…
..with an eclectic mix of Scandi, modern and antiques.

Setting up a Xmas shoot from scratch can be pretty tough going in a day – so we sometimes spread it over 2 days, as it can also be very time-consuming. Which is what we are doing with this one, because we are aware that every picture has the potential of either appearing on the cover or as a double page spread within the magazines. Which means every detail within each picture, needs to be checked and then re-checked on screen…
The sitting room in Seamus Sweeney's cottage near Holywood in County Down at Christmas.
.. until we are happy with the final result.

However, a wee glass of mulled wine helped us get into the spirit of things…
Seamus Sweeney's cottage near Holywood in County Down at Christmas.
.. and naturally, it would have been a shame to waste it once the shots were taken 🙂

Anyway, of to a good start and some really nice images produced here today – but we are now looking for more Christmas homes to shoot – so if it is something you would be interested in, do let us know.

From Marie & me @


  1. Featured in the December 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
    Pages 78 to 86 in the December 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Seamus Sweeney's cottage style bungalow near Holywood in County Down at Christmas.
    .. on pages 78 to 86.

    Pingback by Festive Elegance. | Ashley Morrison's Blog — November 4, 2014 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  2. Just a note to say: Congratulations to Seamus – as 25 Beautiful Homes magazine have said they would love to feature your home.

    So that’s one to look out for in next years Christmas issue 🙂

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — January 7, 2012 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

  3. I love the behind the scenes shots. It’s always fun to see the work put into getting a great capture. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!

    Comment by bradwynalek — November 17, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

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