Its a little known fact that being a wedding photographer, who is self employed, can often be something of a lonely job. Long hours photographing a wedding being a one man show and longer hours behind a laptop screen busily editing means its not always the most social vocation. Enter Photography Farm, a UK based residential workshop aimed at photographers from all over! I was lucky enough to attend one of these workshops in Dublin at Smock Alley Theatre. Helmed by the amazing Paula O’Hara and organised by Lisa Devlin it was a day of learning, photographing and best of all, meeting like minded photographers from Ireland and the UK. 1 day wasn’t enough! While there we all took part in a stunning styled bridal shoot under the guidance of Paula. Here are the pictures from that shoot.
The shoot was inspired by Elizabethan times, the idea of writing, or theatre and of decadence. From the dresses to the food to the gorgeous hand written props this inspiration carried the whole way through, it was an absolute delight to photograph.
Rich sumptuous colours were a theme throughout the shoot, these items of food were all real and all lovingly made by Smith and Barry. The flowers that were the centrepiece of the whole shoot were created by Ann Marie O’leary.
The model on the day was Juudit who knocked it out of the park! She made the shoot an utter delight to photograph.
Photography Farm styled shoot with Paula O’Hara
Location | Smock Alley Theatre
Model | Juudit at Distinct Model Management
Styling and creative direction | Paula O’Hara
Floral designs | Ann Marie O’Leary
Food styling | Smyth and Barry
Make-up | Anita Conroy
Hair | Rebecca Donnelly
Dresses |Myrtle Ivory and Sharon Hoey