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May 29, 2012

Make a home full of happy memories…

Filed under: Publish work — Ashley Morrison @ 10:07 pm
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Is the title of our latest published work in the July 2012 issue of Ideal Home magazine…
Pages 44 to 49 in the July 2012 issue of Ideal Home magazine featuring Brid ni and Steve Fhlathuin modernised Irish cottage overlooking the Aran Islands in Connemara.
.. on pages 44 to 49 – featuring Brid ni and Steve Fhlathuin modernised Irish cottage overlooking the Aran Islands in Connemara.

“Want a home to see you through family life? Create a forever home like Brid and Steve have.”

Which I talked about shooting here last year: Pretty Far West.

So a big thanks to everyone involved for their hard work here – and a huge congratulations to Brid and Steve for making it into the bestselling homes magazine in the UK.

From Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

May 25, 2012

Dublin Doors

Filed under: Work Rest & Play. — Ashley Morrison @ 9:19 am
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Dublin is renowned for its beautiful Georgian architecture – in particular the doors – and the home we shot this week on the outskirts of the “Fair City” was no exception !!!

The sun shone and so we were delighted to get a nice shot of the elegant door…
The front door to Karen and David Dalton's Victorian terrace in the Sandycove area of Dublin.
.. to Karen and David Dalton’s Victorian terrace in the Sandycove area of Dublin.

Inside, we were back to full blown interior work as normal…
One of the first pictures taken in the kitchen of Karen and David Dalton's Victorian terrace in the Sandycove area of Dublin.
.. which meant lots of pushing & shoving to get it right for the camera – and cans of Coke too 🙂

Anyway, in this case our aim was to capture the stylish mix of old & new that has transformed this elegant old house into a modern day family home.

So a big thank you to MaoilĂ­osa Reynolds, the architect who designed this great kitchen extension…
The kitchen in Karen and David Dalton's Victorian terrace in the Sandycove area of Dublin.
.. and who also recommended this house to us.

Plus a big thanks to the owners, especially Karen here…
Karen Dalton with her son Alex in the sitting room of their Victorian terrace in the Sandycove area of Dublin.
.. for making us feel so welcome.

From Marie & me @ ampimage.com

May 13, 2012

It’s all in the detail

Shooting a home for a magazine is usually quite different to shooting for real estate – the latter is primarily about showing as much of the space as possible – whereas magazine editors want their readers to be drawn into the home and take inspiration from…
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.. the decor and accessories.

So when we’re shooting homes for magazine features, we tend to spend almost as much time setting up the tight “lifestyle” shots as we do the bigger shots – but we know it’s the combination of the two that result in an overall appealing feature !!

Anyway, Marie worked hard setting up some stylish tight shots in yesterday’s shoot…
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.. she tells me, she drew inspiration from one of her favourite stores – Pottery Barn !!!

I’m pretty clueless about stuff like that…
Setting up the kitchen shot in Ciara's home.
.. so it’s great to work with a stylist like Marie…
The Kitchen in Ciara's three storey semi-detached home in Belfast.
.. as it means I can focus on f-stops…
The Kitchen in Ciara's three storey semi-detached home in Belfast.
.. ICC Profiles, Colour temperature readings, light levels and those sorts of fun things.

Which I know is really of no interest to anyone else…
Setting up the bedroom shot in Ciara's home.
.. as it’s really all about the attention to detail…
The master bedroom in Ciara's three storey semi-detached home in Belfast.
.. as that is actually the all important thing here – to you the viewer and those who will see these images in magazines over the next few years.

So good team work – thanks Marie – and a big thanks to Ciara here too…
Ciara Nelson's three storey semi-detached home in Belfast.
.. from me @ ampimage.com

May 3, 2012

Room with a view.

Is the title of our latest published work in the June 2012 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…
The cover plus pages 66 to 75 in the June 2012 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine featuring Amanda and Keith McGuile's Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down.
.. on pages 66 to 75, plus on the cover too – featuring Amanda and Keith McGuile’s Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down.

“Amanda and Keith transformed their Victorian seaside house into an elegant family home with a touch of French shabby chic style.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Oooh La La.

So a huge thank you to everyone involved for their hard work here – and congratulations once again to Amanda and Keith – especially for making it onto the cover too.

From Marie & me @ampimage.com

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