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Tralee Ballingarry and a few Cliffs (not the Richard type)

Alan and Deirdre’s Wedding in Tralee

I’m a professional photographer and I’m a member of the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA). One of the great benefits of being an IPPA member is the community of photographers. They can help each other, sometimes at very short notice. This wedding was one of those rare occasions where the photographer who was booked for the wedding needed help. He was due to shoot this wedding and the one the day after. Sadly his Mum was very ill and passed away. He called me to see if I could cover and luckily I didn’t have any weddings that weekend. I had a few portraits but they could easily be re-arranged. So… he sent me all the details, we had a chat on the phone and he called the couples who were very understanding and delighted that he’d already arranged cover without leaving them in the lurch.

It was a bit strange turning up having not met the couple but they could not have been nicer. Everything went to plan and they even braved the winds to go down to the cliffs for a some dramatic shots! The reception after was in the lovely Ballygarry House in Tralee.

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Wedding Invite Shoot – Glasson Country House

The Wedding Invites are about to go out. The Bride and Groom used their son, Noah, to advertise it!

I usually do a little ‘practice shoot’ for wedding couples (used to be called Engagement Shoot but no-one does those much any more!). It’s usually a great time for the couple to get some tips on posing/not posing as well as getting used to the camera (and me used to them!). Sometimes though they might use the session to do something a little different. In this case they wanted to get some shots of their Son, Noah, for their invites. So that’s what we did here. A quick trip to Glasson Country House Hotel and blast round on a golf buggy then a few shots. Great fun!

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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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