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Niamh and Nigel – Cabra Castle, VW Beetle and Campervan

Vintage VW Wedding at Cabra Castle

This was one of my early 2014 weddings and my second time to photograph this family. The previous wedding was for Julie-Ann and it was where I had an iphone app helping me… http://blog.corinbishop.com/wedding/iphone-app-that-helped-me-at-a-wedding/

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This time thought the reception wasn’t in a spud shed but in the fabulous Cabra Castle.

Lots of vintage details from the dress to the cars. Loved the VW Campervan!!!

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A few more images here for ye.

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Rain, Sun and the fabulous Lough Rynn

Michelle and Ciaran’s Wedding at Lough Rynn.

For those who follow my blog you’ll know that I’m a fan of Lough Rynn. So here’s another wedding there! Yippie!

Lough Rynn - Brooklawn B&B Bride through the window

It rained that morning. It rained hard. Michelle’s Dad brought his old Rolls Royce but he also brought head-to-toe waterproofs. He was prepared.

Lough Rynn Wedding - Father of the Bride filling the Rolls with oil

Michelle stay and got ready in the Brooklawn Guesthouse in the grounds of Lough Rynn. It’s a beautiful little B&B run by Dara Madden who’s lived there since for 20 years. It’s gorgeous – worth a stay! Check out their website www.brooklawnbedandbreakfast.ie.

Despite the rain I got some lovely shots there and thankfully by the time the Bride arrived at the Church the weather had cleared. One more little shower then it was sun for the rest of the day.

Here a few pics and a gallery after. Enjoy.

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National Portrait Day Total and Award Winner

€42,000 Raised for the ISPCC in this years National Portrait Day (and I also won the best portrait award too)…

It’s been a very hectic and busy few weeks since we ran our National Portrait Day in the Athlone Town Shopping Centre. Not only did we have 105 portraits, viewings, prints and frames to do but I’ve come into wedding season, communion/confirmation season and had some sick kids too! So I’ve got a lot to catch up on!

There is a fair bit of good news though. Firstly I’m catching up on the print and frame orders from National Portrait Day. All the printing is done and we just getting collections organised.

Secondly I’m delighted to announced that we raised €2625 for ISPCC this year which contributed to the national total of €42,000! A cheque (giant one of course!) was presented to the ISPCC last night at the Dublin Mansion House.  Collectively just over €180,000 has been raised for charity during the last three years by members of the public donating €25 in exchange for a professional portrait experience. IPPA members give their time each year to this initiative and 100% of the proceeds go to charity.

Thirdly I super duper delighted to announce that I’ve won the overall IPPA National Portrait Day Award for 2014, sponsored by Canon! Out of the thousands of portraits taken I had four of my images in the last 16 at the awards and after the cheque presentation last night I was announced the winner of the overall award with this image of Tiernan Nevin from Laurencetown Ballinasloe Co. Galway.

Tiernan Nevin Winner National Portrait Day Award IPPA

Tiernan Nevin Winner National Portrait Day Award IPPA

 

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who support this event both this year and in past years. Locally our event has raised over €21,000!

Here are the rest of the finalists I had in the competition.

 

Gemma Mannion  National Portrait Award Finalist

Gemma Mannion National Portrait Award Finalist

Dylan Bishop  National Portrait Award Finalist

Dylan Bishop National Portrait Award Finalist

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Tara O’Sullivan National Portrait Award Finalist

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National Portrait Day 2014 (Formally Happy Faces Day). 5th April.

National Portrait Day (Formally Happy Faces Day).

5th April 2014. 10-30am -5.30pm  - Athlone Town Shopping Centre. 1st Floor.

Following the great success of the last few years of the IPPA Happy Faces Day, I’m happy to announce that I will be participating again this year on the 5th of April.

National Portrait Day, which was formerly known as Happy Faces, is an annual event organised by the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) in aid of a chosen charity (ISPCC this year). Now in its eighth year, the campaign raised over €80,000 for charity last year and it is hoped that the amount can be topped this year.

 

National Portrait Day Formally Happy Faces Day

Formally Happy Faces Day

Corin Bishop Photography is calling on people in Athlone and the Midlands to take part in the IPPA’s National Portrait Day, a new fundraising initiative in aid of the ISPCC. Sponsored by Canon Ireland, National Portrait Day is a week long campaign celebrating great photography with all proceeds going to the ISPCC.

To date Corin Bishop Photography along with the support of the people of Athlone and the Midlands have raised over €21,000 for charity. In the last two years we raised €8700 for Jack and Jill. This year it’s the ISPCC.So whether you want to freshen up the family album or perhaps get that perfect shot of yourself, it’s an ideal time to take advantage of this fantastic offer for a worthy cause.

Corin said about the event “The support from the local people has been amazing year on year. Last year there was a queue out the door and we did 147 portraits in one day which is really quite incredible.”

Jonothan Sultan, marketing manager, Canon Ireland said “We are pleased to partner with the IPPA once again on such a positive and powerful initiative which not only raises money for a worthwhile cause but also celebrates great portraiture and the power of fantastic imagery.”

“We are delighted to be chosen as this year’s National Portrait Day charity partner” explains Aisling Andrews, Corporate Fundraiser for the ISPCC “With every portrait taken you will be helping to answer five calls to our Childline service. This means five vulnerable children who reach out to us will have their issues listened to and understood because of that one portrait and your wonderful support, and for this we are extremely grateful.”

FAQ – So how does it work?

Quite simple really. For a €25 donation to ISPCC you’ll get a professional portrait and 7×5″ print

It is one donation and one sitter, we can’t accommodate groups, families/siblings together due to time constraints and practicality.

Due to the demand that this event generates we will operate a ticket queue system. When you sign up we’ll give you a ticket number and we will go through the tickets in order. This means you need not worry about loosing your place and you can keep the kids entertained. We are hoping to have some activities for the kids too! Will keep you posted!

We will do our best to accommodate small babies too. Just bear in mind they will be laid down on a bean bag so make sure they don’t have lots of clothes that can bunch up.

This portrait is NOT JUST FOR KIDS!! It’s for ALL AGES!

Choosing and ordering. When you sign up we will book you in for a viewing at Corin Bishop Photography in Monksland (please note, I’ve moved!).  You will go through the images we’ve shot and you can  choose your free portrait. You can then order more copies and/or framed images too.

What to wear? Keep it simple and timeless. No logo’s or current fashion.

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Romantic Castle Wedding

A Romantic Castle Wedding in a Secret Location…

I’ve wanted to blog this wedding for a while. It was from a while back but I’ve only recently been able to blog about it. The couple was happy for the images to be blogged but the location itself was a privately owned castle and I need to get confirmation that they were ok too! I still can’t say where it is but hey, you can still look at the pictures.

It was a very small and intimate wedding, it was going to be inside but at the last-minute it was decided (as the weather was good) to do it outside. Everyone grabbed a chair and out they went to the helipad which made for a perfect setting for the wedding! Probably the first wedding I’ve photographed on a helipad, probably the last too…

Anyway, can’t give too much more details so here’s the pics… enjoy!

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Patrice and Ruarí Middle Park House Wedding

I thought I’d blogged this wedding! Turned out I hadn’t! So here it is!

Taken at the fantastic Middleton Park House a while ago (2012!). I remember we had just left the church quickly as it was getting dark and rainy. As we were driving from Castle Daly to Middleton (via Moate) there was thunder and lighting behind us. One hell of a storm. Didn’t hit us though! I was putting on sun tan lotion to protect my head from getting burnt while back near Athlone they were drowned!

Anyway…. you’ll notice some pictures were taken in a really cool house… it was the bride and grooms new house and it had gorgeous light… a lovely contrast of modern against the old of Middleton.

Enjoy!

 

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Save The Date – Alternative Use of an Engagement Shoot

I always offer my wedding clients the opportunity for an ‘engagement shoot’. But this time we did Save The Date.

Now, these days the whole ‘engagement shoot’ thing is a bit old hat. Most people have been engaged ages or it’s not really their thing. I tend to call them ‘practice shoots’ or something similar. It’s a really handy thing to do. I get to photograph the couple and know how they act in front of a camera. The couple get to know how I work and get a few tips. Generally it makes the actual wedding day go a LOT smoother!

However there are other uses for this shoot and this is an example. Joanne and Jonathan aren’t getting married till 2015 and haven’t sent out the invites so they wanted to use the shoot to get some cool ‘Save The Date’ images for the invites.

They had a few ideas, gathered a few props and we met at the Glasson Country House Hotel on a very dark and rainy day and tried a few things!

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Shannon Princess Luxury Boutique Hotel Barge Ireland

The Shannon Princess has just launched their new website

At the very end of the last season I was asked to shoot some updated photography of the Shannon Princess, a luxury floating boutique hotel. We were very lucky with the weather as the next day was really bad and hasn’t improved since!

Shannon Princes Website

The Shannon Princess is owned and operated by husband and wife team Ruairi Gibbons & Olivia Power. They have extensive experience from the world of restaurants, hotels, yachting and have brought it all together to create a wonderful luxury river experience.

As someone who lives and works in Athlone, I’ve seen the Shannon Princess many many times as it passes through and moors here. I’ve heard many nice things about the boat, the owners and staff but by far the biggest thing I’ve heard about is the food. Everyone knows that the food is fantastic. When I visited them for the photography I was blown away the quality of the food being served to the guests (from a tiny little galley). Even to see the reactions and smiles on the guests faces when it was being brought out was quite amazing. All the guests made a point of talking to me about the food! I was starving when I finished the job but my ham sandwich just didn’t quite do it for me:(

Anyway, here are a few of the pictures I took.

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