Friday, 11 March 2011

Leinster Leader Wedding Page

The well known Kildare regional newspaper, the Leinster Leader has, after 100 years, re-launched itself this week with a totally new design and format. It has changed from its longstanding broadsheet format to the more 'user friendly' tabloid format like the Irish Independent did some time ago.  It has also included a new weekly 'Wedding Page' and hence my interest in its arrival as I recently had a call from the feature's editor  asking if I could supply some images of local couples that tied the knot recently. I duly obliged and this first edition of the new paper featured 3 of my images on the page.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The K Club Wedding Extravaganza 27th March

I will be attending the annual Kildare Club Wedding Extravaganza on the Sunday 27th March. This proved to be a very busy event last year with fashion shows taking lace throughout the day.  We will have all our album designs on display so drop along and view some further work and have a chat about your wedding day photography.

Mario Acerboni Sensio Custom Cover Album

Mario Acerboni have been producing quality albums in Italy for the past 60 years. They still produce today, custom designed covers for the discerning photographer such as the cover shown here on this beautiful Sensio duo album.  The cover was produced by Acerboni's leather craftsman and artist, Guiseppi Pacini. The beautiful craftsmanship and vibrant red leather makes this album unique.  The album can be used with traditional black mounts alongside digital composite prints.
Custom designed leather cover
Black mounts with ivory bevel edge
Digital 12x16 print alongside a mounted print
A classic high quality bookbound album

Queensberry 15x15 Pagemount Album

The Queensberry 15x15 inch Pagemount album is the largest square format album that Queensberry produce. The following images show a recently completed 15x15 album with all the custom design features available from Queensberry such as Wing Pages, Ivory, Mist and Black page mounts not to mention the full custom design applied to each page. The cover is Chocolate Leather with a gold backed sepia photo image.
Wing Page
Inside wing page showing Ivory and mist mounts
Ivory pages for black & white images
Black pages shown with colour images

IPPA National Photographic Awards

The Burlington Hotel was the venue for this years IPPA National Photographic Awards. Although I was through to the finals and shortlisted in three categories I was under no illusion that I was going to top the polls as I only entered one judging session during the year. The 5 Gold Awards I won in this single entry was enough to get me through so I was more than happy to be able to achieve this result from one round as there are 5 round throughout the year. I was delighted to be awarded with a Certificate Of Excellence for the quaility of work I submitted and for reaching the finals.  Several of my prints were also picked for the National Awards Exhibition roadshow which will be touring the country for the next twelve months. Keep an eye in your area and go have a look at this exhibition if you get the chance.  Above: Gareth Byrne, IPPA President presenting me with my Award Of Excellence.