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September 2, 2016

Calm restored.

Is the title of our latest published work in the October 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 90 to 93 in the October 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Emma and Graham Cooper's Victorian semi detached house in Belfast.
.. on pages 90 to 93 – featuring Emma and Graham’s Victorian semi detached house in Belfast.

“By repurposing and reimagining, Emma and Graham Given have turned their ‘house of horrors’ into an elegantly practical home.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Like something you would see in a magazine – back in March of this year.

Plus New For Old is the title of our other one in this issue…
Pages 124 to 126 in the October 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring John Wilson's house in the County Down seaside village of Ballyhalbert.
.. on pages 124 to 126 – featuring John Wilson’s house in the County Down seaside village of Ballyhalbert.

“Unable to find a home that he loved enough to buy, John Wilson built his own instead using plenty of reclaimed materials for a lived-in look.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Favourite shot has to be the Michael Jordan one – in July of this year.

So just want to say a big Congratulations here, to both Emma…
Emma Cooper in the kitchen of their Victorian semi in Belfast.
.. and John here…
John Wilson in the sitting room of his house on the outskirts of the County Down seaside village of Ballyhalbert.
.. for making it into this beautiful top selling national magazine – from Marie, Mandi & me smile

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July 3, 2016

Pure Delight.

Is the title of our latest published work in the August 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 39 to 43 in the August 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Amanda and Keith Holly's renovated Victorian townhouse in Belfast.
.. on pages 39 to 43 – Amanda and Keith Holly’s renovated grade B1 listed Victorian townhouse in Belfast.

“Amanda and Keith Holly made major changes to their new house to create a bright shabby-chic look that the whole family clearly love.”

Which I talked about shooting here: “WOW, I take my hat off to you Ashley! Just wonderful” – a few months ago.

So just want to say Congratulations to them all here…
Amanda Holly with her two sons Bailie & Oliver in the sitting room of their renovated Victorian town house in Belfast.
.. for this Pure Delight – and for once again making it into this beautifully printed top selling National magazine – from Marie, Mandi & 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

October 2, 2015

Coming home.

Is the title of our latest published work in the November 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 82 to 85 in the November 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine - Kim & Derek Loughery's barn extension nestled in the Sperrin Mountains near Limavady in County Londonderry.
.. on pages Pages 82 to 85 – which features Kim & Derek’s barn extension nestled in the Sperrin Mountains near Limavady in County Londonderry.

“Kim and Derek Loughery took on the challenge of restoring an old stone barn that had been in the family for generations.”

Which we talked about shooting here: Nestled in the Sperrin Mountains – a few months ago.

The other is called Colour Therapy on pages 142 to 144…
Pages 142 to 144 in the November 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Deborah and Graham Swail's semi-detached house in the Belmont area of Belfast.
.. which features Deborah & Graham’s semi-detached house in the Belmont area of Belfast.

“Deborah and Graham Moore turned a run-down semi into the perfect backdrop for fun and bright vintage finds.”

Which we talked about shooting here: No ordinary house will make it – a few months ago too.

So that sure put a smile on our faces yesterday as we were coming home from Poulton-le-Fylde
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.. after some colour therapy as well – which no doubt I’ll talk more about later – but for now I just want to say a big Congratulations to both Kim & Derek and to Deborah & Graham, for making it into this top selling national magazine – from Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

September 7, 2015

A wee touch of France in Ireland.

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Charlotte Hamel’s modern apartment here…
Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. in Dublin’s stylish docklands area, was where we were shooting a few months ago.

Started upstairs in the sitting room area…
One of the first pictures taken in the sitting room area of Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin.
.. which after a bit of pushing & shoving of furniture around – as well as adding some additional light – ended up looking like this…
The sitting room in Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. after about an hour.

So a bit of a slow start on the first one – but once we had that done, then we were able to produce a number of detail shots like is…
The Eiffel Tower window display in the sitting room in Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. of the Eiffel Tower window display – which clearly told us all were Charlotte was originally from Smile

Very creative and beautiful too…
Charlotte Hamel in the sitting room of her modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. so after a slow start, we were now on a roll.

The kitchen was small, as one would half expect in a city apartment – so it didn’t take Marie long to sort it all out…
One of the first pictures taken in the kitchen of Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin.
.. and after it was lit, this was the result…
The kitchen in Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. which was followed by the main living & dining area in the apartment – which was at this stage, as you can see here…
One of the first pictures taken in the living & dining area of Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin.
.. in a bit of a mess due mainly to us wink

Anyway, once again Marie wasn’t long in sorting it all out…
One of the first pictures taken in the living & dining area of Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin.
.. and the end result…
The dining area in Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. I thought looked pretty amazing – ‘wow’ in fact.

Which just left the bathroom and this bedroom to shoot…
One of the first pictures taken in the bedroom of Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin.
.. which once again didn’t take that long to do, once it had been lit…
The master bedroom in Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. and styled for the camera.

So a wee touch of France in Ireland ​is how I viewed this one – it was lovely – and so it came as no great surprise to see it being featured in the latest issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine this month…
Pages 66 to 69 in the October 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine - featuring Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. on pages 66 to 69 – which I talked about here: Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow and double Wow.

So just want to say a big thanks to Charlotte here for inviting us in – and yes we would both totally agree with you ​when you emailed us later to say:

OMG! It is stunning!

– because it is, thanks mainly to you and your creative flair smile

From Marie & me @ ampimage.com in Dublin.

September 4, 2015

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow and double Wow.

“Creative Comforts” is the title of our current published work in the October 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
The cover plus pages 70 to 73 in the October 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine - featuring Lesley and Lindsay Anderson's cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. on pages 70 to 73 – in which this image…
The living room in Lesley Anderson's cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down.
.. of the living room in Lesley & Lindsay Anderson’s cottage style bungalow near Portaferry in County Down, as you can see, made it onto the front cover too.

Which I talked about us shooting here: Green door.

Anyway, email from Lesley to Marie a few days ago, when she first saw it:

Subject: OHH MY GOD HAVE YOU SEEN MAGAZINE?? FRONT COVER !!

Hi Marie,

Wait until you see the FRONT cover of 25 beautiful homes?? Just received my copy today and couldn’t get it out of the paper quick enough to flick through it.
Shocked to discover my sunroom on the front cover.

Speak soon xx Lesley.

To which Marie replied:

Woweeee – no I haven’t seen it myself… give yourself a big pat on the back Lesley – trust me, that is quite an achievement !!!!

Get practicing those autographs 🙂

So yes, way to go Lesley, as that is quite an achievement… and we are all over the moon too smile

But it doesn’t end there, because on pages 66 to 69 you can see our 2nd feature, titled “High Point”
Pages 66 to 69 in the October 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine - featuring Charlotte Hamel's modern apartment in Dublin's stylish docklands area.
.. which shows Charlotte Hamel’s modern apartment in Dublin’s stylish docklands area.

And on pages 110 to 113 you can see our 3rd feature, titled “Sea View”
Pages 110 to 113 in the October 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine - featuring Eleanor & Stephen Blayney's mid terrace called 'Marathon' in the County Down coastal town of Donaghadee.
.. which shows Eleanor & Stephen Blayney’s mid terrace called ‘Marathon’ in the County Down coastal town of Donaghadee.

And on pages, 116 to 119 you can see our 4th feature, titled “Room to Grow”
Pages 116 to 119 in the October 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine - featuring Patricia McGinnis' detached 1960s family home in Belfast.
.. of Patricia McGinnis’ detached family home in Belfast.

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow and double Wow for making it onto the cover too – is all I can say smile

So a big Congratulations to Lesley & Lindsay, Charlotte, Eleanor & Stephen, and Patricia McGinnis – for making it into this beautifully printed leading national magazine – and special thanks out to all of those involved too.

From Marie, Mandi & me – Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow and double Wow smile

June 5, 2015

One of a kind.

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Is the title of our latest published work in the July 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 98 to 101 in the July 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Keri and Paul Johnson's townhouse which overlooks Ballyholme Bay in the County Down seaside town of Bangor.
.. on pages 98 to 101 – featuring Keri and Paul Johnson’s townhouse which overlooks Ballyholme Bay in the County Down seaside town of Bangor.

“Keri Johnson used imagination and vision to bring a tried-looking terrace by the sea back to life.”

Which we talked about shooting at the time here: House of fun.

Love it.

So thank you to Keri & Paul for inviting us in – from Marie, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com – for this one of a kind smile

May 8, 2015

Out of AFRICA.

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Is the title of our latest published work in the June 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Page 135 to 137 in the June 2015 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Megan and Bryan Edgar's 1920's detached house near Stormont Park in Belfast.
.. on pages 135 to 137 – featuring Megan and Bryan Edgar’s 1920’s detached house near Stormont Park in Belfast.

“A fusion of UK and colonial style has transformed Megan and Bryan Edgar’s classic home.”

Which we talked about shooting at the time here: As east as 123.

Love it.

So thank you to Megan & Bryan for inviting us in – from Marie, Mandy & me @ ampimage.com – as I reckon this is as close as we’ll ever get to being anywhere near Africa smile

October 28, 2014

Season to be cheerful.

Is the title of our latest published work in the December 2014 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 78 to 81 in the December 2014 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Amanda and Keith McGuile's seaside Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down.
.. on pages 78 to 81 – featuring Amanda and Keith McGuile’s seaside Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down.

“Amanda and Keith McGuile’s home is beautiful all year round, but it takes on a magical air over the festive period.”

Which we talked about shooting at the time here: Shabby Chic Christmas.

Anyway, when Marie received her copy of the magazine last week, she emailed me to say:

My advance copy has arrived – they kind of bleached out Amanda’s a wee bit and I LOVE it 🙂

I love it too – looks amazing – so I’d just like to say a big thanks to everyone involved and especially to Amanda & Keith for once again inviting us into their beautiful home – not forgetting their son Bailey here…
Amanda McGuile with her son Bailey in their Victorian terrace which overlooks Bangor Marina in County Down at Christmas time.
.. who as always, was the real Star of the show.

So thank you from Marie, Mandy & me @ ampimage.com – as it’s definitely now the season to be cheerful smile

October 6, 2014

Waiting Game.

Is the title of our current published work in the November 2014 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 93 to 96 in the November 2014 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Fiona and Brian Shiells' architectural new build near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. on pages 93 to 96 – featuring Fiona and Brian Shiells’ architectural new build near Dungannon in County Tyrone.

“Nestled in the heart of the Ulster countryside, Jane and Brian Shiells’ ideal home was 10 years in the making – it was well worth the wait.”

Which we talked about shooting at the time here: Little to do here.

Anyway, when Marie received her copy a few days ago, she emailed me to say:

Not a huge spread but quite dramatic – think you’ll be pleased 🙂

After the waiting game to get this result, I’m very pleased – so I’d just like to say a big thanks to everyone involved and especially to Brian & his wife here…
Fiona and Brian Shiells in the sitting room of their architectural new build house near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. for once again inviting us into their amazing home – which is definitely very different to their last home I shot back 2001 – which as you can see here from this image of their hand-painted staircase…
The hand painted staircase in Fiona and Brian Shiells' villa near Dungannon in County Tyrone.
.. which I always loved, was equally amazing and very dramatic too.

So thank you from Marie, Mandy & me @ ampimage.com – as this was definitely worth the wait.

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