Ashley Morrison's Blog

April 4, 2017

Flexible Family Living.

Is the title of our latest published work in the May 2017 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine…
The cover plus pages 66 to 79 in the May 2017 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors and Living magazine featuring Anna and Jamie McMinnis' contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.
.. on pages 66 to 79 plus on the Cover too – which features Anna & Jamie’s contemporary detached house which overlooks the County Down town of Holywood and Belfast Lough.

“With a growing family in mind, Anna and Jamie bought this architecturally designed home in Holywood with its spectacular views of Belfast Lough and child-friendly garden.”

Which I talked about shooting here: Overlooking Belfast Lough.

So just want to say a huge 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 not only making it into this top selling Irish magazine but for also making it onto the cover too – from Marie, Claudio, Mandi & me @ ampimage.com

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January 29, 2017

Ireland’s Number 1 Luxury Hotel.

Twitter by the Killarney Park Hotel.
And we are also delighted and very proud to be part of your success smile.

Which continued for us this week, as we headed back down to the Killarney Park Hotel in Irish County of Kerry, to shoot this Classic Twin Room…
Quick shot of the Classic twin room at the Killarney Park Hotel.
.. which was the first of 6 rooms that we had been asked to shoot.

So below you can see some of the behind the scenes pictures taken by Claudio – which basically tells the story in a universal language – as well as some of the first captures I took and final results too.

The Classic Twin Room…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. lit…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. captured…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. studied…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. tweaked…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. and then the final result:
Classic Twin bedroom in the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.

The Classic Queen room…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. lit…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. captured…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. studied…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. tweaked…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. and then the final result:
Classic Queen bedroom in the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.

The Classic King bedroom…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. lit…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. captured…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. studied…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. tweaked…
Behind the scenes at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. and then the final result:
Classic King bedroom in the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.

The Kenmare Suite…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. which Marcus, the Operations Manager, here…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. explained was going to be changed – as they no longer wanted to put 2 beds in this room.

So we made a start…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. but ran out of time as it started to get dark…
One of the first pictures taken during the shoot at the Killarney Park Hotel in the Irish County of Kerry.
.. so more to follow – as it was clearly time for a pint (or was it 4) of Guinness anyway wink.

Which just leaves me to say Congratulations once again for your award, from Dianne, Claudio & me.

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.

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

July 28, 2015

Congratulations!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will just let the pictures here of my daughter, Chloe…
Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony in July 2015.
.. and her friend Vicky…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony in July 2015.
.. graduation ceremony at the University of Northampton speak for themselves – as I recorded them throughout the day having fun…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. and being very much part of the iPhone & Selfie generation…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. which is how I and no doubt they will remember it…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. for years to come…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. as they will have lots of pictures…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. to remind them…
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. of their big day..
Vicky Baillie and Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. and the proud smiles…
Chloe Morrison with her Mum and sister at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. which was recorded from every angle…
Chloe Morrison at the University of Northampton during the Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. right up to the end.

So congratulations Chloe, from a very proud Dad…
With my daughter Chloe in front of the Congratulations sign at the Royal & Derngate during the University of Northampton's Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. who enjoyed every minute of it too.

The Official Picture…
Chloe Morrison during the University of Northampton's Graduation Award Ceremony.
.. by Tony Rundle.

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