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February 29, 2016

High Fives all around.

As we are all delighted to see 5 of our features in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine this month smile smile smile smile smile

“Special Blend” is the title of the first one…
Pages 50 to 53 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Lin & Bobby Crossle's contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.
.. on pages 50 to 53 – which features Lin & Bobby Crossle’s contemporary home near Ramelton in County Donegal.

“Lin and Bobby Crossle weren’t afraid to inject some traditional style into their ultra-modern home.”

Which I talked about shooting here: More effort than one might have thought – some time ago – so it was really great to see this one finally in print smile

“Room for all” is the title of the second one…
Pages 68 to 71 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Siobhan and Barrie McQuillan's semi detached house in Belfast.
.. on pages 68 to 71 – which features Siobhan & Barrie McQuillan’s semi detached house in Belfast.

“Siobhan and Barrie McQuillan took an existing design and made it their own, creating a contemporary home featuring plenty of family-friendly spaces.”

Which Claudio helped us with…
One of the first pictures taken in the kitchen of Siobhan and Barrie McQuillan's semi detached house in Belfast.
.. at the end of last year – so great to see that too smile

“Time for a change” is the title of the third one…
Pages 121 to 124 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Rosemary and Harold Bothwell's cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.
.. on pages 121 to 124 – which features Rosemary & Harold Bothwell’s cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.

“For Rosemary and Harold Bothwell the restoration of their period cottage was clearly overdue, but it had its challenges.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Wanting to be there – last November in the rain smile

“Trick of the eye” is the title of the fourth one…
Pages 126 to 128 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Janet Shearer's converted barn near Bodmin in Cornwall.
.. on pages 126 to 128 – which features Janet Shearer’s converted barn near Bodmin in Cornwall.

“Artist Janet Shearer downsized from a farmhouse to a converted barn next door and used trompe l’oeil to make the most of the compact space.”

Which I talked about shooting here: The Art of Trompe L’Oeil – with her son James back in 2011, who helped us this one as well as a few others that week – so this one I was very pleased to finally see in print smile

And finally, “Smart Move” is the title of the fifth one…
Pages 130 to 132 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Jill & David Crawford's thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.
.. on pages 130 to 132 – which features Jill & David Crawford’s thatched cottage near the town of Portaferry in County Down.

“Jill and David Crawford let their hearts rule their heads when they left the city behind and bought a picture-perfect country cottage.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Working hard or hardly working ! – back in August of last year – which they snapped up right away, as it was picture-perfect like they said smile

So just want to say a big Congratulations to everyone here, for making it into this top selling National magazine – because it’s High Fives all around from Marie, Mandi, me and the rest of the team here @ ampimage.com – as we are all smile smile smile smile smile at this result.

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February 28, 2016

“WOW, I take my hat off to you Ashley! Just wonderful”

Was the lovely reply from Amanda, after I sent her the web link to let her see the final results, as we had been shooting her Victorian townhouse a few days before.

Amanda loves renovating old period properties – so this was actually the fourth renovation of her’s that we were shooting here, as we find the Editors of the various magazines that we would submit to, just love what she does.

So an easy one for Marie, as it was pretty much sitting up camera ready, which therefore gave her plenty of time to take some pictures of Stuart here…
Stuart & me.
.. and me at work.

Where we produced a load of images like this…
The kitchen in Amanda and Keith's renovated Victorian townhouse in Belfast.
.. of the overall kitchen – before swapping over the camera system…
Stuart & me.
.. to zoom in on detail areas like this…
Clocks in the kitchen of Amanda and Keith's renovated Victorian town house in Belfast.
.. of the clocks on the wall.

Marie refer to Amanda’s style as being “shabby chic feminine decor” – so after a nice cup of tea with little finger in the air…
Me drinking Tea.
.. it was time to shoot the dog house…
Dog house in the kitchen of Amanda and Keith's renovated Victorian town house in Belfast.
.. and then into the sitting room…
Stuart & Amanda.
.. which when light, was where I shot Amanda with her two boys, Bailie and Oliver…
Amanda with her two sons Bailie & Oliver in the sitting room of their renovated Victorian town house in Belfast.
.. before shooting lots of details areas like this…
Picture in the sitting room of Amanda and Keith's renovated Victorian town house in Belfast.
.. which was like a work of art within a work of art smile

There was so much to shoot here – so we called it a day early and then came back the following morning, to shot the up-stair areas – which again Amanda worked very hard on…
Amanda.
.. while I stood around…
Me.
.. and Marie took some pictures of…
Me.
.. of me with my two arms folded – “There is no work in me” Marie wink

Anyway, this was one of the many results…
The bathroom in Amanda and Keith's renovated Victorian townhouse in Belfast.
.. which Amanda here…
Amanda at work
.. should be rightly proud of – as even this landing area…
The Landing area in Amanda and Keith's renovated Victorian townhouse​ in Belfast.
.. looked Picture Perfect to me.

So a big thanks to you Amanda, because “WOW, I take my hat off to you” – as this was just wonderful to shoot too smile

From Marie, Stuart & me, who had little to do, so this is just to say: “Thank you”.

February 11, 2016

Our home is now Bright & Airy.

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Is the title of our most recent published work in the March 2016 issue of Style at Home magazine…
Pages 28 to 33 in the March 2016 issue of Style at Home magazine featuring Michelle and Johnny Blair's 1940's semi house in the south of Belfast.
.. on pages 28 to 33 – featuring Michelle and Johnny Blair’s 1940’s semi house in the south of Belfast.

‘Stylist at Home Michelle, 30, was happy to roll up her sleeves to create a timeless home on a strict budget’.

So a good call to both Marie and Stuart here…
Stuart feeding the guinea pig in the dining room area of Michelle and Jonny Blair's 1940's semi house in the south of Belfast.
.. as I see they actually ran with this image…
Michelle Blair in the dining area of her 1940's semi house in the south of Belfast.
.. of Michelle without her guinea pig instead – which was one of the many things we debated when we shot his house back in July of last year smile

Anyway, that makes it a nice bright & airy 4 this month – so would just like to say congratulations to both Michelle and Jonny here – and also a big thanks everyone else who was involved here too.

From Marie, Mandi, Stuart & me @ ampimage.com.

February 5, 2016

Location, Location.

Is the title of our latest published work in the March 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 107 to 109 in the March 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Anna and Jamie McMinnis's contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. on pages 107 to 109 – which features Anna & Jamie’s contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.

“Moving home wasn’t really part of Anna and Jamie McMillen’s plan until they fell for the spectacular views a spacious new-build offered.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Overlooking Belfast Lough last September.

So just want to say a big Congratulations to both Jamie and Anna here…
Anna McMinnis in the living room area of her contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. for making it into this top selling national magazine – Location, Location indeed – from Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

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