Ashley Morrison's Blog

April 21, 2012

Capturing the atmosphere.

There are some stunning Castle hotels in Ireland and we have been delighted to shoot several of them over the past few years.

Last week brought us back down to Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club – a luxurious, elegant 5 star hotel in County Clare – where they needed some new images produced for their marketing & advertising material – to show not only the new look of their adjoining Country Club bar…
The Club House bar and restaurant at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. and restaurant…
The Club House restaurant at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. but also their newly decorated bedroom suites as well.

Anyway, all went according to plan at first; however, the little snug/library area in the clubhouse proved a waiting game for us – as we felt it was important to capture a cosy relaxed ambience…
First image taken at the Library at the Club house in Dromoland Castle
..but of all times, the weather was sunny. And so we just had to sit it out, while Carl poked the fire a few times, as he acted the part of the would be model…
Setting up in the Library at the Club house in Dromoland Castle
.. until the sky darkened.

But hopefully it was well worth the wait…
The fireplace in Club House library at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. as who wouldn’t want to relax in front of that roaring fire – especially at this time of year, here in Ireland !

The following day – as well as shooting many of their luxury bedroom suites…
Bedroom suite at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. which as you can see here…
Bedroom suite at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. are simply stunning – we also shot their new Presidential suite…
The bedroom in the 'presidential suite' at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. which had a suitably luxurious new bathroom fitted.

So once again, it was all about team work…
Setting up in the bathroom at Dromoland Castle
.. and getting the right sort of ambience – lighting, candles, roses, champagne, etc, etc – all of which played their role, to achieve that all important result, where potential guests look at the final image…
The bathroom in the Presidential suite at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
.. and say: I want to be there smile.

So a big ‘Thank you’ to Mark, the Manager, and all his highly professional team for looking after us so well – it truly was a wonderful shoot – and we hope we managed to capture not only the decor but also the atmosphere, for all the world to see what an amazing place Dromoland Castle is famous for.

From Marie, Carl & me @ ampimage.com

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April 6, 2012

Beside the sea.

Is the title of our latest published work in the May 2012 issue of GoodHomes magazine…
Pages 66 to 73 in the May 2012 issue of GoodHomes magazine featuring Beth and Jason Cooper's three story period terrace in the West Sussex village of West Wittering.
.. on pages 66 to 73 – featuring Beth and Jason Cooper’s three story period terrace in the West Sussex village of West Wittering.

“Beth and Jason Cooper have kept things simple to create a stylishly understated beach retreat, perfect for weekend escapes.”

As I said before: Dulux white gets two thumbs-up from me – because this looks fantastic…
The kitchen table in Beth and Jason Cooper's three story period terrace in the West Sussex village of West Wittering.
.. so a huge thanks to everyone involved – especially to Beth for inviting us down to West Wittering and making us feel so welcome.

From Marie, Mandi & Me @ ampimage.com

April 5, 2012

Something Old, Something New.

Is the title of our latest published work in the May 2012 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
Pages 94 to 104 in the May 2012 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton's 1930’s semi in Belfast.
.. on pages 94 to 104 – featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton’s 1930’s semi in Belfast.

“Janet and Ken’s bright and comfortable Belfast home is furnished with a stylish mix of retro, modern and antiques.”

Which we talked about here:Hamilton’s 1930′s semi.

The quality of this magazine is stunning, which means the images always look totally amazing – which is fantastic to see after all the hard work has been done.

So a big “Thank-you” to everyone involved – and congratulations once again to Ken and Janet here…
Janet Hamilton in the sitting room of her 1930’s semi-detached house in Belfast.
.. from Marie & me @ ampimage.com

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