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January 5, 2012

Kicking off…

Filed under: Work Rest & Play. — Ashley Morrison @ 2:34 pm
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.. the New Year with the first of hopefully many shoots this year – but hopefully most won’t be as tricky to light as this one was…
One of the first pictures take in Darren and Tony Day's three-storey mid terrace in Belfast.
.. which was a bugger, due to dark & dreary winter weather at this time of year.

Still, everyone was in good form – and everyone works hard throughout the day to create a set of images which Tony, the homeowner after he had seen the final results, emailed us to say:

Looks bloody amazing. You pair are like magicians 🙂

Thanks, Tony…
Tony Day in his three-storey mid terrace house in Belfast.
.. Praise is indeed bread to an artist – but the real praise goes to you guys, the homeowners, for the look you have created, which we are simply trying to capture here.

One of the things we thoroughly enjoy about this job is the sheer variety of homes we work on. One week it could be a huge Gentleman’s residence and the next it’s a first-time buyer’s home. Our job is to understand each magazine’s readership and to seek out homes that suit accordingly.

This one is a classic first-time buyer home – a Victorian terrace where the owners added plenty of style with color and wallpaper. It’s a home that a lot of folks will relate to and be able to draw affordable inspiration from.

So a good start to the New Year – and we would just like to say big thanks to Tony & Darren for all their help shifting TV’s etc – and also for making us feel so welcome.

Happy New Year everyone – let’s make it a good one – from Marie & me @


  1. Featured in the July 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
    Pages 76 to 85 of the July 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Tony Day and Darren Baird's Edwardian terrace in east Belfast.
    .. on pages 76 to 85.

    Pingback by Stylish Living | Ashley Morrison's Blog — June 5, 2014 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  2. Featured in the October 2012 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
    Pages 112 to 113 in the October 2012 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Tony Day and Darren Baird's Edwardian terrace in east Belfast.
    .. on pages 112 to 113.

    Pingback by Two’s company « Ashley Morrison's Blog — August 31, 2012 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks for the info Ashley. You said you put one light outside. Was that shooting through a window on camera right? Did it have to go outside because there wasn’t enough room inside?

    Thanks again. Your work is always inspiring.

    Comment by Andrew — January 9, 2012 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

    • No – if you want to create depth – so as to draw the viewer’s eye through the room and/or into the image – then it’s the opposite to what you are thinking.

      Comment by Ashley Morrison — January 10, 2012 @ 12:55 am | Reply

  4. Just a note to say: Congratulations to Tony & Darren – as 25 Beautiful Homes magazine have said they would love to feature your home.

    Way to go, guys 🙂

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — January 7, 2012 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks Andrew.
    We produced 14 images here in total – started at 9:15 and finishing up sometime around 3pm, as it was starting to get dark.
    Used 3 lights for the above image – 2 inside and 1 outside.

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — January 7, 2012 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  6. That is amazing! You did a great job balancing the interior and exterior lighting, and it looks very natural. Would you be willing to share some info about how you lit it and how long it took to set up?


    Comment by Andrew — January 5, 2012 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

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