Ashley Morrison's Blog

December 10, 2016

The home page.

On the Straffan House home page today, I see they are now using some of the images that we created a few weeks ago – like of the Swimming pool with the swim-up bar…
The home page showing the swimming pool in Straffan House on the K Club's website.
.. the Dining room
The home page showing the dining room in Straffan House on the K Club's website.
.. the Drawing room
The home page showing the drawing room in Straffan House on the K Club's website.
.. and the Master bedroom here…
The home page showing the Master bedroom in Straffan House on the K Club's website.
.. which is still the part that I always love to see, i.e. how our work is used – even after all these years smile.

Looks amazing as far as I’m concerned – not that I’m bias or anything like that wink. – as it was and is an amazing place to start with – but Wow, I really do love how it looks now – so be sure to check it out, as I’m very proud to say that I was a part of this – as it was like a dream come true for me, after 30 years of practising the art of writing with light to tell a story.

May 2, 2014

Gentleman’s residence.

The sky was blue and the sun was shining – so the first shot in the bag, was the exterior of this large detached Victorian house…
Fiona and Conor O'Kane's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. which belonged to Fiona and Conor O’Kane – who are both are Barristers here in Belfast.

The Storyline:

Fiona and Conor bought the house approx 6 years ago and since then, have done a huge amount of work to it – they tackled quite a bit themselves – knocking down walls, decorating, etc, etc.

So with Stuart, who normally assists us out on Hotel shoots, helping out with lighting and that – Marie made a start inside…
Setting up the drawing room shot in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. by doing her thing, before we asked Fiona & Conor to strike a pose in the drawing room…
Fiona & Conor's in the drawing room of their detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. in front of the black marble fireplace – which it seems swung the sale for them when they first saw it.

Then from there, it was into the sitting room across the hall – where both Marie and Stuart both swung into action…
Setting up the sitting room shot in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. before I shot it two ways – with and without the fire lit…
The sitting room in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. to give the Editors a choice – incase they wanted to run with it in one of their spring or summer issues, instead of one of their winter or autumn issues smile

Anyway, it was then into the kitchen area at the back of the house…
Setting up the kitchen shot in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. which as you can see, was less traditional…
The kitchen in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. and very bright…
The sitting area in the kitchen of Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. which made for a really lovely contrast.

Huge house – but with Stuart helping us out here, we were up to the bedrooms…
Setting up the bedroom shot in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. just after lunch – and once again I was most impressed…
Bedroom in Fiona & Conor's detached Victorian Gentleman’s residence in Belfast.
.. with their style & taste, in this beautiful Victorian Gentleman’s residence.

So just a quick note to say thanks to everyone here – and especially to Fiona & Conor for inviting us in and making us feel so welcome.

From Marie, Stuart & me @ ampimage.com

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