Last month I spent a beautiful sunny Saturday with Laura & Gareth on their wedding day.   Laura was such a beautiful bride and Gareth scrubbed up well too!   On this occasion, I wasn’t required at the home of the bride prior to the ceremony where I normally take a few preparation shots and still shots of flowers and dress etc.   So instead for once I got to get up at a reasonable hour (I’m normally up at 7am!) on the morning of a wedding and head off to the church with lots of time to meet up with the boys. I arrived a little earlier than the boys so that I could get some shots of the beautiful Saint Columba’s church while it was empty. Nice shots to have and remember in 50 years time!   A few fun shots with the boys and then it was time for the beautiful bride, Laura to make her entrance. Laura arrived in a stunning vintage wedding car with her proud mum. Laura sparkled in the stunning sun and her dress was gorgeous.   The service was lovely and held by Father Chris Ferguson who always makes the congregation at ease. There was lots of fun stories and lots of smiles from the bride and groom to capture.   After the service and after a few shots inside and outside the church, it was off to the popular Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa in Donegal where after some lovely speeches and even a song from the best man, the beautiful Laura & Gareth danced the night away.   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland   Wedding Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Weddings Donegal Northern Ireland
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Wedding Focus: Laura & Gareth

Last month I spent a beautiful sunny Saturday with Laura & Gareth on their wedding day.

 

Laura was such a beautiful bride and Gareth scrubbed up well too!

 

On this occasion, I wasn’t required at the home of the bride prior to the ceremony where I normally take a few preparation shots and still shots of flowers and dress etc.

 

So instead for once I got to get up at a reasonable hour (I’m normally up at 7am!) on the morning of a wedding and head off to the church with lots of time to meet up with the boys. I arrived a little earlier than the boys so that I could get some shots of the beautiful Saint Columba’s church while it was empty. Nice shots to have and remember in 50 years time!

 

A few fun shots with the boys and then it was time for the beautiful bride, Laura to make her entrance. Laura arrived in a stunning vintage wedding car with her proud mum. Laura sparkled in the stunning sun and her dress was gorgeous.

 

The service was lovely and held by Father Chris Ferguson who always makes the congregation at ease. There was lots of fun stories and lots of smiles from the bride and groom to capture.

 

After the service and after a few shots inside and outside the church, it was off to the popular Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa in Donegal where after some lovely speeches and even a song from the best man, the beautiful Laura & Gareth danced the night away.

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Not Just Your Typical Photo Shoot… With Derry Photographer Shea Deighan

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There are so many things about being a professional photographer that I love.

Everyday is different

I get to shoot so many genres of photography. I’m not just one type of photographer. I get to shoot people of all ages in different settings. Today’s blog is focused on a shoot with little Jake at my portrait studio in Derry.

 

Meeting The Star Of The Show

Firstly, I got to meet Jake along with his lovely mum, Caoimhe. Once I was introduced to the little man and he was comfortable around me, I invited him to take a position in the shooting area. Mum, Caoimhe, was sat comfortably behind me in the studio room where little Jake could see her. We used the white background for this shoot but there are loads of different combinations and colours. At Jake’s age, white is perfect.

 

The Shoot

The shoot lasted around 45 minutes but this can differ from shoot to shoot. Shoots usually take no longer than one hour but if necessary, they can go on a little longer at no extra cost. Little Jake kept me on my toes and made me work for all of my shots but as always the hard work paid off and we got some beautiful images.

 

The Viewing On The Big Screen

Today (the day after the shoot), Caoimhe & Jake returned to my portrait studio for their viewing on the big screen in my wonderful viewing room. Here Caoimhe was able to see all of the images in large crystal clear format and with all of my wonderful products on display, was able to imagine her images in each of them.

It was smiles all around as proud mum Caoimhe was delighted with the images and after a little deciding picked her favourites which will be ready for collection in around a week. I try to get all orders back to my customers as soon as I can. Products and prints are created in a state of the art facility which is outsourced.

 

Another Fun Shoot

So there you have it, another fun shoot at the Shea Deighan Photography Portrait Studio. Heres a small sample of the beautiful images from Jake’s portrait session.

 

 

 

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Laura And Hugh – Swan Park, Buncrana

Last week Laura & Hugh braved the mad and unpredictable Irish weather and we all went for a walk together in the beautiful Swan Park – Buncrana, a short journey from where my studio is based in Derry.

 

Beautiful Swan Park In Buncrana – A Great Place For Engagement Photography

What a lovely area Swan Park is and so it was fitting I had such a nice couple to share my afternoon with. In between showers and running for shelter, we got some beautiful and fun shots.

It’s very much my style to let the couples do their own thing mostly. It’s what they are most comfortable doing. All I really do is fine tune their positions.

 

Looking Forward To The Wedding At The City Hotel, Derry

I have the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple’s wedding next year at one of the most popular wedding venues, the City Hotel – Derry and I had such a fun time with them on their engagement shoot.

 

Here’s a few from the day…

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Fenessa & Shane Engagement Shoot

A few weeks ago, I met up with the lovely Fenessa & Shane for a fun shoot at Cumber Park in Claudy.

 

Fenessa & Shane are a lovely couple and are so excited for their big day which is coming up next year.

I love engagement & pre wedding shoots. It captures a moment in a period of time where the couple are excited and very much looking forward to their big day. Fenessa & Shane will be married a long time so having great photos of a time when they aren’t married will be great for them to have and to treasure forever.

 

Their reception is in the beautiful Jacksons Hotel in Ballybofey in County Donegal. It should be great fun capturing their big day.

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Kerrie & Eoghan Engagement Shoot

Kerrie & Eoghan are two of the nicest people I have come across since I opened up my photography studio.

 

I met them nearly a couple of years ago while they were visiting home in Northern Ireland for Christmas. At the time they were living and working out in beautiful Australia! Lucky them!

Fast forward to 2014 and Kerrie & Eoghan are home making the finishing touches to their wedding plans and building up to their amazing day at the end of September.

 

I can’t wait to photograph their wedding day.

 

On a beautiful afternoon in early September, they spent a fun hour with me. Here’s a selection of their images…

 

 

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July 2014 Photo Of The Month

Say hi to my July 2014 Photo of the Month winner.

 

This little darling wins a £100 gift voucher and is entered into my Photo of the Year competition due to take place in January next year.

 

I can’t wait to see this little one back in my studio again in the future!

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June 2014 Photo Of The Month

Say hello to my June 2014 Photo of the Month winner. I can’t believe half of 2014 is already gone. As it stands, it’s a tie between the boys and the girls. 3-3 with half the year to go!

First Holy Communion Visit

This young lady visited my studio with her older sister as part of her First Holy Communion celebrations. Her sister got amazing photos taken as well.

It was a really fun shoot. Both girls were so much energy and loved getting their photos taken. I think it was a nice break for their mum who could sit back, relax and watch the shoot from my comfy sofa.

 

Prize

This lucky girl wins a £100 voucher to be used at my studio and of course gets entered into my Photo of the Year competition in January 2015 which isn’t that far away!

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May 2014 Photo Of The Month

Hello Mr Photo Of The Month!

Say hey to my May 2014 Photo of the Month winner.

Second Visit

This is the second time this young man has been to my studio. His first appearance, when he was just nine months old was memorable as all his images were so beautiful! I think I used one of his images as my Facebook photo for a year! I was delighted when his mum called to make the appointment. It’s great for me to see the changes in the children I photograph through the years. There was no big shocks when this little man came through the door. He’s still a cutie pie! It’s great for mum and dad to have amazing professional images of their beautiful boy throughout the important parts of his life.

Prize

This lucky boy wins a £100 voucher to be used at my studio and of course gets entered into my Photo of the Year competition in January 2015!

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April Photo Of The Month

Say Hey, Say Hi, Say How Do You Do

Say hello to my April 2014 Photo of the Month winner. This young man was so much fun during his photo shoot. It’s normally a fun time during all of my photo shoots but I remember this one was a hoot! The craic was great and it makes my job so much easier when I’ve got children like this at the other end of my camera.

The Score

Unlike 2013, where the girls ruled my Photo of the Month, 2014 is proving to be very even. After four months, the scores are: Girls 2 Boys 2

Photo Of The Year 2015

As you know by now, the monthly winners get a £100 gift voucher for another photo shoot in the future and get entered into my Photo of the Year competition which takes place in January 2015.

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March Photo Of The Month

Say Hey

Say hi to my third POTM winner from 2014. This cute wee man is my March 2014 Photo Of The Month winner.

 

Cutie

This cutie was the first name drawn this month. He wins a wonderful £100 gift voucher for a photo shoot in the near future and is the third qualifier for my 2015 Photo of the Year competition which takes place at the start of next year.

 

Beautiful Photo Shoot

This little man came to my studio recently to mark his first birthday. After a few minutes of getting to know each other, I had loads of fun and so did he during the shoot. As always, there were loads of fantastic images for everyone to choose from when it came to choosing the best ones.

 

Amazing Products & Gifts

After the shoot, the most amazing mounted prints were ordered which are sure to be kept and treasured forever.

 

Looking Forward

I look forward to having this little one back in my studio in the future and best of luck for the big competition next year!

Shea Deighan presented with his PPANI licentiate award by Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland President David Coote March 2014

Licentiate Award From The Professional Photographers Association Of Northern Ireland

Here’s me looking quite pleased with my licentiate award from the PPANI. It was presented to me by David Coote, the president of the PPANI at the annual PPANI Awards this past Sunday.

First But Not The Last

This was my first PPANI Awards and it was a lot of fun! As a thank you for all of her hard work for me, I took my little sis as my plus one. Mel is the friendly face who you see at wedding fayres alongside me. She’s a great help and I was glad to treat her to a night out.

Well done Steven

I wasn’t up for any awards this year but my mate Steven Neeson was up for three different award categories so I was cheering him on all night. Think I tortured him actually as I thought he’d win every one he was nominated for! The best part of the night was when Steven was announced as the winner of ‘Reportage Wedding Photographer Of The Year’. I was delighted for him to win. It’s well deserved and he’s an amazing photographer.

Derry Winners

The big winners on the night were other photographers from Derry/Londonderry. I’m delighted for them too. Well done Mustafa, Donal & Audrey! The North West is currently buzzing with great photographers & are taking the PPANI by storm!

 

I’m delighted to be a part of the PPANI and can’t wait for next year!

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February Photo Of The Month Winner Announced

Say Hello

Say hi to my second POTM winner from 2014. This little lady is my February 2014 Photo Of The Month winner.

 

Lucky

This lucky girl was the first name pulled out of the hat. She wins a £100 gift voucher for a photo shoot in the near future and is the second qualifier for my 2015 Photo of the Year competition which takes place at the start of next year.

 

Beautiful Photo Shoot

This little star was in my studio for a fun family shoot & I had loads of fun taking all of the photos as did everyone including mum and dad! There were loads of fantastic images for everyone to choose from.

 

Amazing Products & Gifts

After the shoot, the most amazing photo book was ordered and is sure to be kept and treasured forever.

 

Looking Forward

I look forward to having this little one back in my studio in the future and best of luck for the big competition next year!

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Weddings At Cumber House, Claudy

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Beautiful Wedding Venue

I’m just back from Cumber House in Claudy. Boy is it looking well!

I was invited to photograph the gorgeous Justine today at the newly refurbished Cumber House in Claudy as part of their plans to become a unique and beautiful wedding venue.

 

A cool vintage look

Cumber House is a new wedding venue which can host a civil ceremonies and beautiful wedding celebrations spread across two floors. It has a very distinctive look and feel and is sure to be a hit with future brides and grooms.

 

Suppliers From Today’s Shoot

Room Decor – Ultimate Touches, Dungiven

Bridal Wear – Ti Amo Bridal, Limavady

Hair – The Hair Company, Claudy

Make Up Artist – Adele Mullan

Model: Justine McEleney

 

Here’s just a few images taken from today. More will be published when representatives from Cumber House choose their favourites next week.

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January 2014 Photo Of The Month Winner Announced

Say Hey

Say hi to my first POTM winner from 2014. This little lady is my January 2014 Photo Of The Month winner.

 

Lucky

This lucky girl was the first name pulled out of the hat. She wins a £100 gift voucher for a photo shoot in the near future and is the first qualifier for my 2015 Photo of the Year competition which takes place in January 2015.

 

Fun Photo Shoot

I had loads of fun when this shoot took place. There were loads of fantastic images for her family to choose from.

 

Amazing Products

The most amazing collages were ordered and are now sitting proudly up on the walls of their homes.

 

Looking Ahead

I look forward to having this little one back in my studio in the future and best of luck for the big competition next year!

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Meet My 2014 Photo Of The Year Winner

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I just had the parents (& granny) of my photo of the year winner in my studio to see the photos taken at my studio of their beautiful daughter (& granddaughter) for the first time.

Stunning

To say that they were impressed was an understatement. I love getting feedback and this is exactly why I held off posting these wonderful pictures until they had a chance to see them. Nothing beats the comfort of my studio to see their photos for the first time up on my big screen and it’s great for me the photographer to see what they like best.

Looking at them here on my website is nice but nothing compares to the viewing room at my studio.

The Funs Starts

So after seeing them it, the fun started when it was time to pick their favourites. I have to say that they did really well to pick all that they wanted as they were all gorgeous! The first place prize for my photo of the year was £500 worth of images and products from the shoot.

Happy

Mum & dad (& granny!) left very happy with loads of beautiful images for their homes.

Photo Of The Month December 2013

Photo Of The Year 2014 – Winner Announced!

Drum roll please…

Photo Of The Month December 2013First Place

I’m delighted to announce the winner of my 2014 Photo of the Year is Darcie & mum Gail. Darcie wins a prize worth £500 after getting an amazing 1,328 votes! What a fantastic job. I’m delighted for Gail and Darcie. Darcie was a flower girl at a beautiful wedding I photographed and LOVED being in front of my camera. I can’t wait for our photo shoot!

Photo Of The Month October 2013Second Place

In second place is Abbie & dad Terence with an equally impressive 1,116 votes!

It’s been a fantastic competition this year and my first and second place winners have really surpassed all of my expectations with both receiving a stunning amount of votes. They swapped first place on numerous occasions and were both always well out in front of the rest of the entrants.

So, for Abbie & Terence doing so well and being very unlucky, I’ve decided to upgrade their prize from £300 to £500!

I’m really looking forward to Abbie’s shoot as well. Abbie visited my studio back in October as part of a large grandchildren shoot. I remember saying to her mum and dad at the time that I’d have loved more time for photographing her. I’m very happy as this will be a lovely shoot.

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Third place goes to Ronan & mum Martina! Ronan is the only boy out of the winners so I’m glad Ronan is able to stick up for all the men. Ronan wins a prize worth £200. Ronan is fast becoming the most photographed child at my studio! He’s been in a few times since I opened in 2011. He’s always great fun but I’m going to have to be quick as he’s not one for staying still! Looking forward to this as well, just don’t bring that horrible Liverpool shirt this time! Ha ha

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Well done to Leeann and Emma for finishing 4th! I bet that’s a nice surprise! I’ve included this secret prize as I think it rewards 4th place as I know that everyone was trying so hard to get into the top three. Congrats to Leeann & Emma who win a prize worth £150 at my studio.

Thank you!

I have to say a big thank you to all of those who tried their best to win. You worked so hard to drum up all of your votes.

Thank you as well to everyone who took the time to vote. There has been a lot of family and friends who have been tortured this week! Well done you! There was a total of 3,368 votes cast! Amazing.

Congratulations to all of the winners who are each deserving of their prize. I’ll contact you at the start of the week to arrange your appointment time at Shea Deighan Photography.

 

Here’s the final total of votes:

1st: Gail McColgan (December) 1,328 votes

2nd: Terence Gray (October) 1,116 votes

3rd: Martina Gray (August) 325 votes

4th: Leeann McLaughlin (November) 209 votes

5th: Paddy Moore (September) 199 votes

6th: J. Deery (February) 66 votes

7th: Anthony O’Neill (June) 54 votes

8th: Gavin O’Kane (March) 48 votes

9th: Catherine Sweetman (April) 12 votes

10th: Karen Darragh (July) 4 votes

11th: Charlene Henry (May) 4 votes

12th: Clare Boyle (January) 3 votes

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Cheryl & Emmett Wedding

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As with all my wedding photography, I never publicise any images until the bride and groom visit my studio for their viewing. This usually takes around a month or so to do after the big day.

Beautiful Wedding Photography At The City Hotel Derry

It’s worth it for me and for the happy couple. They get to see them all at once in a wonderful slideshow with beautiful music and I get to see their first impressions. For the bride & groom, it’s another day out associated with their wedding day and it cannot be compared to seeing them on Facebook or my website etc.

On this occasion, the wedding was in late November, I pushed the boat out to get Cheryl and Emmett back into my studio before Christmas. I knew they were dying to see their wonderful images and I was pleased to show them off.

Champagne Viewing At Shea Deighan Photography

After a wonderful champagne viewing, I said I’d hold off even longer without showing them off on my website. This would give them a chance to show them off at home on their big screen to family and friends before they saw them on my website. My site is good but it’s not as good as the bride and groom showing off my photography in their home using the beautiful DVD slideshow I provided them with.

Cheryl & Emmett’s Big Day By Shea Deighan Photography

So, here’s a lovely selection of images from Cheryl & Emmett’s big day. Despite really rubbish weather, it was a fantastic day. The craic at the bride’s home was class. Everyone was so much fun. The service was beautiful and then it was on the wonderful City Hotel in Derry for a fantastic wedding reception.

Great day all around. Congrats again to Mr & Mrs Doherty!

Photo Of The Month December 2013

December Photo Of The Month Winner

Photo Of The Month December 2013

Say Hello To My Little Miss December

This little cutie pie was flower girl at a recent beautiful wedding I covered. She was so good on the day and LOVED getting her picture taken.

This is the first time that a Photo of the Month winner has come from a shoot outside of the studio. I can’t wait until this little lady visits the Shea Deighan Photography studio with her gift voucher for £50.

Twelve Monthly Winners

This little woman is my last monthly winner of 2013 which means that we now have all of our finalists for my Photo of the Year competition.

Who Will Win? You Decide!

Just like last year, my photo of the year will be decided by public vote. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place.

Prize breakdown:

First Place: Prizes worth £500.

Second Place: Prizes worth £300.

Third Place: Prizes worth £200.

That’s a total of £1,000 in prizes up for grabs.

How To Vote

Voting will be done exclusively on my website. Stay tuned for details and on how to cast your vote.

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photography Belfast | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | LSWPP Award

Christmas Photography Gift Vouchers For Derry & Donegal

Gift_Voucher_fullI am so impressed at how well my gift vouchers have been selling recently. They are a fantastic gift to give and receive.

Christmas Gift Ideas In Derry & Donegal

Available at my studio and from my website, my gift vouchers come in a beautiful presentation card which is perfect to give to your loved one this Christmas.

Purchase The Old Fashioned Way Or Via Paypal

Vouchers are still available for any amount you desire and come with a complimentary 10×8 print.

Call into my studio today or visit the Gift Voucher section of my website.

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Charlene & Aran Pre Wedding Shoot At Inch Donegal

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting Aran & the lovely Charlene for their pre wedding shoot in Donegal.

We’re quite close to their big day which has been harder than most to plan as they are now living in Dublin. Charlene is the beautiful Donegal girl and Aran is the Dublin man.

It stayed mostly dry and was quite mild for December. I’d love a repeat of the weather when their big day swings by in a few weeks!

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November Photo Of The Month

November Photo Of The Month Announced

Say hey to my November photo of the month winner.

There was so many little entrants into this months competition. I wish all of them could win.

Monthly Prize

This little lady wins a £50 gift voucher for a future portrait session.

This little one came into my studio recently with her two sisters and mum and dad for a family shoot. It was a lot of fun and I’m sure you’ll see one or two more around my portfolio as they were all gorgeous.

2014 Photo Of The Year

Don’t forget that this little lady will join the other monthly winners of 2013 for my Photo of the Year in January. Not long to go now!

Other Winners From 2013

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

Rockin’ With The Band Perry In Glasgow

I’ve never used my site for anything other than my photography business before but as it’s still photography, I thought I’d share this with you anyway.

 

This weekend, I had a great time with The Band Perry in Glasgow. I’ve been a big fan for a few years now and have been lucky enough to see them a few times live.

 

This weekend, I got to MEET them and have a brief chat, although I should have asked them for a photography job. Maybe next time!

 

Here’s a few images from my little fuji camera. These images are no way near the quality of my other professional images. They are just for me and I’d thought I’d share. I’d love to get the chance to photograph The Band Perry again with my proper professional gear!

 

Oh and just a mention for Lindsay Ell who was supporting. Amazing too. Can’t wait to hear what her first album is like!

 

Let me know what you think…

 

Can’t wait for the shows in Belfast & Dublin later in the week!

 

Oh and if Reid, Neil or Kimberly are reading, I know a great photographer who’d love to do these properly for you next time!

Shea Deighan Meets The Band Perry

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The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

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The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

The Band Perry By Shea Deighan Photography | Glasgow Leg Of 2013 2014 World Tour

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photography Belfast | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | LSWPP Award

Licentiate Awarded To Derry Photographer Shea Deighan From The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP)

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I’m delighted to announce that I have been awarded my licentiate qualification from the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP). This is my second licentiate award. The first was from the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland (PPANI).

I’m the only Derry/Londonderry photographer to currently hold this award from the SWPP and just the sixteenth in the whole of Northern Ireland.

To achieve the licentiate award, the SWPP requires the photographer to submit a panel of 20 images in one genre to be judged and critiqued by a panel of the UK’s best and brightest senior photographers. They judge the images on composition, creativity, lighting, post production and technical ability.

All of my images were given a score out of 20 and I’m happy to say the majority of my images were marked between 18 to 19.

Getting great results is one thing but my aim is to improve my photography and try to get 20 out of 20 in the future.

If I’m honest, I used this panel submission as a bit of fun and to see where my images really are and what standard my work is at. I honestly expected to get some feedback, constructive criticism and how I could improve the images so was pleasantly surprised to get the award.

All panel submissions are anonymous and each of the five judges didn’t know who the images belonged to so it’s great to get such fantastic feedback and good scores. The judging system is great so you end up with a very honest representation of the images.

The results of the panel show that I’m headed in the right direction and my award will be displayed proudly next to my licentiate from the PPANI in my studio reception.

Here’s to bigger and better things in 2014 and beyond!

 

Shea Deighan

BA (Hons), LPPANI, LSWPP

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photography Belfast | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Photography Studio Derry Donegal Northern Ireland | Engagement Pre Wedding Photography

Engagement Shoot At Muff Glen

What a wet morning at Muff Glen yesterday morning. An absolute horror of a day for a photo shoot. As soon as I shot my first image, the rain got even heavier.

The gorgeous Danielle and her fiancé Jonny were still in the mood for a walk under the umbrella so I went off for a walk under the umbrella too. It was such a horrible day but that didn’t stop the gorgeous recently engaged couple from holding back their smiles. They are such a beautiful couple and I cannot wait to cover their wedding when 2015 swings by.

Photo Of The Month October 2013

October Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography

Well, the boys put up a good fight but in the end, most of my 2013 photo of the month competitions have been dominated by the girls!

Say hi to my October 2013 Photo of the Month winner! This young lady was part of a huge group of seven grandchildren who came into my studio for a fantastic portrait of them all. I have to say that they were all very good and I look forward to this little lady coming back into my studio early next year to spend her £50 gift voucher.

Don’t forget that all monthly winners from 2013 go into a huge annual Photo of the Year competition. Only two months to go!

Corporate Photography For Local Construction Firm Raemac Interior Systems

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It was time to put on the hard hat and hi visibility vest as I traveled to UCD in Dublin to photograph elements of a project that local Derry firm, Raemac Interior Systems were involved in. This is the first time that I visited UCD and I was very impressed with the campus. Takes me back to my own uni days…

Raemac Interior Systems were directly involved in a new multi million euro  Sutherland School of Law development project as a specialist partitioning subcontractor. This was quite a prestigious project for Raemac to be involved in. I was delighted to be asked to photograph the completed areas of work.

Here are a few images from the shoot which will be used by Raemac Interior Systems for their own website and brochures.

For more information on Raemac Interior Systems, visit their website here.

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Gorgeous Ten Square Wedding By Shea Deighan Photography

Wedding Photography By Shea Deighan Photography Derry | Ten Square Hotel Belfast | Wedding Photographer Northern IrelandWow! Can’t believe that this wedding was shot back in May this year! I can’t believe that it’s only now that I’m showing some of these off!

I loved this wedding. Ashleigh & Aaron were lovely to deal with and what a good looking bride and groom! Just beautiful.

I loved that this wedding was up at Ten Square in Belfast. It’s such a great place to get married. A fantastic venue. Plus, it was somewhere I have never shot before. I’m very open to travelling around Northern Ireland for weddings.

After the ceremony,  the plan was that I’d photograph the bride and groom around the hotspots of Belfast but unfortunately the vintage wedding car broke down on the way.

We all jumped out and settled for the grounds of Belfast City Hall. No worries! No matter the location, all the focus was going to be on the beautiful bride. Such a stunner! The City Hall turned out great in the end.

Walking back to Ten Square, I spotted a bus in traffic and after flagging it down, I asked the nice bus lady if we could take a few photos. This turned out to be one of my favourite photos of the day. Can you spot the photoshopping? How many changes did I make to the bus? I made four. See if you can find them!

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As you can imagine, this is just a small sample of the images from the day. There were literally hundreds more fantastic shots. I don’t like to show off too many on the web (I like to keep most for the bride and groom to show personally) so if you want to see more, you’ll just have to visit me in the studio. Why not get the bus?

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David Campbell Presentation With The PPANI And My Licentiate Award

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Last night, I spent the evening with the lovely folk from the Professional Photographers Association of Northen Ireland (PPANI). The wonderful David Campbell gave a very interesting talk on A Lifetime In Photography.  David covered all aspects of his photographic career from the beginning right through to his Venture days and beyond. As a young photographer, it was really interesting to see things from his perspective and angle. He is a fantastic photographer and businessman. I left the presentation inspired and motivated for the future.

As a side note, it was announced that myself and Steven Neeson were given the licentiate award from the PPANI. As you can imagine, I’m delighted to be accepted in the the PPANI. It’s a brilliant organisation which represents Northern Ireland’s best and brightest photographers. I’m looking forward to learning and growing with the PPANI.

September Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography – Studio And Wedding Photographer Derry / Londonderry

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan PhotographyWhat do you think of my September photo of the month winner? What fun we had during his photo shoot recently. A gift voucher for another photo shoot in the future is on it’s way to you!

Just when the girls were taking over my monthly competition, the boys are fighting back with winners in August and September! It’s currently 6 – 3 to the girls but who’s counting… Winners are drawn at random each month but some months, there are more girls names in the hat than boys. I’m guessing this is why the girls are dominating!

It won’t be long until this year is over and I’ll have a public vote to determine my photo of the year winner. It’s a nice way to start off the year and the winner gets a big prize. It’s all fun.

Have an A1 day! (Breaking Bad reference – lol)

Family Fun At Mussenden Temple With Todds of Campsie And Kular Fashion By Shea Deighan Photography

Local Women Photo Shoot At Mussenden Temple By Shea Deighan Photography | Photographer Derry | Kia Todds of Campsie | Kular Fashion DerryLocal Women Photo Shoot At Mussenden Temple By Shea Deighan Photography | Photographer Derry | Kia Todds of Campsie | Kular Fashion DerryI was delighted when asked by Local Women to shoot an advertising feature for their September edition of their magazine.

My assistant & I headed to Mussenden Temple in Downhill to shoot a feature for the New Kia Carens from Todds of Campsie. All fashion clothing was provided by Kular Fashion.

The brief was family fun. It was a lovely shoot to take part in. Both child models kept everyone in high spirits! The Kia Carens has so many beautiful features with seven seats. The best feature we had fun trying out was the reversing camera as you can see from the photos!  It’s a great family car.

After all the fun with the car, it was inside the Mussenden Temple for the fashion shoot. All models were fantastic to work with and they all look fantastic!

Here’s some of the images which are featured in this months Local Women. It’s on sale now so go get one!

For more information on the new Kia Carens from Todds of Campsie, visit their Facebook or Twitter. Their telephone number is: 028 7181 1611.

For more information on Kular Fashion, visit their Twitter or Facebook.

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August 2013 Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Childrens Photo Studio Derry | Superman | Man of Steel | Copyright 2013 Shea Deighan Photography All Rights Reserved 5Well, the results are in. Say hello to my August 2013 Photo Of The Month winner!

What a cutie! A gift voucher is on its way to you!

As most of you know by now, all monthly winners go into a grand prize draw which will take place in January 2014 to determine the Shea Deighan Photography Photo Of The Year!

Keep checking www.SheaDeighanPhotography.com for more updates.

Super Photo Shoot For A Super Wee Man At The Shea Deighan Photography Studio Derry

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s… Superman!

Look at this absolutely fantastic set of images from a recent photo shoot at my photography studio in Derry.

Meet Clark junior. What a brilliant little man! I’ve always wanted to do this photo – I’m such a huge Superman fan! I was delighted when I put the idea to his mum & dad. They were delighted to be part of such a super photo shoot!

I’m saying super a lot. This boy is SUPER! Especially as he’s just 4! We all had such a good time getting these done.

So here’s a few shots from one of my favourite shoots of the year. Thanks Corin for being such a super wee man!

To see more from Shea Deighan Photography or to arrange a photo shoot for your own Superman, visit www.SheaDeighanPhotography.com or telephone 078 9532 6608.

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July 2013 Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography Derry/Londonderry

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The results are in…. Say hello to my July 2013 Photo of the Month Winner!  There were so many brilliant photos to choose from this month and all would have been worthy winners.  A gift voucher is on it’s way to her parents. All monthly winners from 2013 will be put into a grand prize draw to take place in January 2014!

Busy Day In The Shea Deighan Photography Studio Derry

I had such a fun day in the Shea Deighan Photography studio today.

In the morning, I had Sinead & Padraig come in to view their wedding photos for the first time. They were both delighted with the results which made me very happy! They were such a lovely bride & groom and I had lots of fun shooting their wedding.

As normal for my all of my brides and grooms, I don’t show off any of their photos on my portfolio until after they have had a chance to show off their images to their friends and family. In the days of extreme social media, I think it’s a nice touch and the bride and groom can make a big deal about inviting friends and family around to their home to see their professional wedding photography. I’m thinking that these images are going to be seen a lot in the next few days!!

I gave Padraig & Sinead Coke bottles with their names on it which I found at a shop on the way home from their reception. Their names aren’t the most common and they were just sitting together in the shop as if it was meant to be! (Still waiting for a Shea on a coke bottle lol) I thought it was kinda cool so got them for the new Mr & Mrs which they were chuffed with!

To finish off the day, I had a beautiful graduation portrait session with Jenny and her family. I wish I could show one off here today but will have to wait until after the viewing session next week. (They are AMAZING!) Jenny graduated from Middlesex University with an amazing First Class Honours degree. Not just beautiful but a very clever girl! Well done Jenny on your First and well done to all the other graduates who came to my studio this year.

Fun In The Belfast Sun With Emma By Shea Deighan Photography

Photo Fun In Belfast By Shea Deighan Photography | Photographer DerrySeems like it’s been forever since I’ve written on this blog so hope it’s been worth the wait!

My Derry studio has been so busy lately but finally starting to see daylight! My blog and website always seems to come last as I always try to make customers needs my number one priority.

I plan a massive website update soon so stay tuned folks!

So, on to sunny Belfast. I attended a fun lighting course provided by the very talented Jayce Clarke. It’s always a good idea to stay on top of trends and to keep improving which is why I try to attend workshops like these a few times a year.

Apart from learning new tips and tricks, it’s a lot of fun, you get to meet new people and did I say it was fun? Great weather and a beautiful model, what more can you ask for?

Here’s a selection of some of the images taken by me in the beautiful Lady Dixon Park in Belfast.

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Model: Emma Tully

Workshop training provided by: Jayce Clarke

June 2013 Photo Of The Month Prize Winner Announced By Shea Deighan Photography!

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My photo of the month winner for June 2013 has been chosen.  This is one of the images from a fun family session in June. Such a fun family shoot and with children, so young, it was great to catch them all the family together for a fantastic group picture which will no doubt look great up on my clients wall at home.

I’m sure her mum and dad are delighted and have an excuse to come in for another photo shoot some time in the future because a gift voucher is on it’s way!

Remember, all monthly winners go into a grand prize draw to take place in January 2014 to decide the Shea Deighan Photography Photo Of The Year.

Visit my website at www.SheaDeighanPhotography.com for more details.

Finally… May 2013 Photo Of The Month Announced By Shea Deighan Photography – Photographer Derry / Londonderry

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May has been a whirlwind month and I’m only just catching up…

My photo of the month winner for May has finally been chosen and she’s a wee cutie. I’m sure her mum and dad are delighted and have an excuse to bring her in for another photo shoot some time in the future because a gift voucher with your name on it is on it’s way to you! :-)

Remember, all monthly winners go into a grand prize draw to take place in January 2014 to decide the Shea Deighan Photography Photo Of The Year.

Visit www.SheaDeighanPhotography.com for more

Looking Back… Model Portfolio Work By Shea Deighan Photography, Derry / Londonderry

Sometimes you have a shoot in the studio which makes you go wow!

Here’s a few more from a shoot I did back about a month ago.

This shoot was so much fun and I’m looking forward to similar at the Shea Deighan Photography studio in Derry.

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April 2013 Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography

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Uh oh, the girls are beginning to hijack my Photo of the Month competition! So far the girls are winning 3-1!

What do you think of my April Photo Of The Month winner? Look at those gorgeous eyelashes.

A gift voucher is on it’s way to her lovely mum and dad.

Remember, all monthly winners from 2013 will be entered into a grand prize draw to take place in January 2014 to decide the Shea Deighan Photography Photo Of The Year.

Check out my other 2013 winners here:

http://sheadeighanphotography.com/photo-of-the-month.html

March 2013 Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography Derry

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What a busy month! What do you think of my March Photo Of The Month winner? Isn’t she a cutie!

A gift voucher is on it’s way to her lovely mum and dad.

Remember, all monthly winners from 2013 will be entered into a grand prize draw to take place in January 2014 to decide the Shea Deighan Photography Photo Of The Year.

Professional Photo Shoot At The Shea Deighan Photography Studio, Derry

Fashion Photo Shoot Derry | Fashion Photo Shoot Donegal | Model Portfolio Derry | Model Portfolio Donegal | Shea Deighan Photography | Photo Studio Derry | Photo Studio DonegalI had a fun photo shoot with a lovely young woman yesterday at my photo studio in Derry.

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Here’s just a small sample from the shoot. I love black & white images and shot with this in mind. I left one colour shot in to show the difference.

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My photo studio in Derry is minutes away from Donegal and is in a great location with lots of free parking. My studio is spacious with not only a large studio for the shoot to take place in, but we also have a large dressing room and great viewing area where you get to see the images taken from the shoot at the end of the session.

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First Holy Communion Package Offer Derry By Shea Deighan Photography DonegalI’m offering First Holy Communion packages starting at £100 which gives you a saving of £101!

What’s included?

Up to one hour studio time

Four sets of four 7×5 prints (16 prints!)

One 10 x 8 print*

One large 12 x 10 print*

*Same image as one of the 7×5 prints.

Savings. That’s what everyone wants and you get them at a beautiful relaxed and comfortable studio. Contact me today to get your studio time booked for your child’s big day.

Remember it at The Shea Deighan Photography Studio.

Photography Studio Derry – A Peek Inside The Shea Deighan Photography Studio

Photography Studio Derry | Photographer Donegal | Photo Studio Northern Ireland | Shea Deighan PhotographyThis is where all the magic happens…

If this is the first time you’ve seen a glimpse of my photography studio, I hope you are impressed. A lot of effort has been put into developing my studio which is based in Springtown Industrial Estate, 5 minutes away from Derry City Centre.

The great thing about my studio is that it’s a home from home. Everyone is immediately relaxed as soon as they enter and there is lots of room to have fun. It’s always a nice temperature too!

This is how your photo shoot at Shea Deighan Photography will go…

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Reception Room

This is where I meet and greet all of my customers. It has a wonderful comfy sofa for customers to sit back and relax. This is where I get you and your children comfortable and chat about the shoot. What you want, what style etc.

The Dressing Room

Self explanatory! This is where you do the finishing touches before you walk into your own personal catwalk! The dressing room is great. Lots of mirrors and there is even an iron in there in case of emergencies!

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The Photography Studio

I have to say, this is a great space. It’s a great size for shooting all kinds of subjects. From newborn children right up to big family groups, this studio will suit everyone. The best thing about this studio is the photographer that comes with it but there is another comfy sofa as well! Mum and dad can sit back and relax while I photograph their precious children.

Did I say this is the best part? Or does that come next?

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The Viewing Room

THIS is the best part! You get to sit back and relax on another comfy sofa and watch a beautiful slide show of all the great photos taken at your shoot on my big screen. This is really interactive as you can instruct me as how you would like the photo to be edited. Wether it be black & white or colour. There is loads of fun and smiles in the viewing room.

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So there you have it, a blog about my photography studio in Derry in under 400 words! Hope to see you here real soon! :-)

February 2013 Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography Derry

Photographer Derry | Photographer Donegal | Photo Of The Month 2013Drum roll please…

The February 2013 Shea Deighan Photography Photo of the Month has been decided and it’s a boy!

Regular readers will have noticed that this prize is usually won by the girls so it’s great to get a boy who has won so early in the year. For the record, for 2013, it’s Boys 1 Girls 1. :-)

I think this is a great choice for the February photo of the month. This wee man was great fun during the shoot and his family had lots of great photos to choose from when deciding on their favourites.

This month, the winner’s name was drawn randomly from a hat.

Congratulations to my February 2013 Photo of the Month winner. A gift voucher for £25 is on it’s way to you! :-)

What’s In A Name? Shea Deighan Or Shay Deehan Photography?

Shea Deighan Photography | Photographer Derry | Photo Of The YearWhat’s in a name?

Quite a lot! Phonetically spelling my name leaves with you with Shay Deehan Photography and not Shea Deighan Photography. In the days of search engines, this is very important.

I just had a customer book an appointment over the phone and she couldn’t find me when she looked for my website.

She got a fabulous recommendation from one of my previous customers and was given my name verbally over a coffee.

Of course, my name isn’t the easiest to spell but it’s spelt right! That’s what my folks tell me anyway!

The Process: Your Photo Shoot At Shea Deighan Photography Derry ~ Londonderry

Shea Deighan Photography | Photographer Derry | Photo Of The YearThought I would give a short description of what the process is when you have studio photography done here at my studio in Derry at Shea Deighan Photography.

1. You have an amazingly fun time during your shoot! (Whether you are 5 or 50!)

2. After your shoot , you then take a comfortable seat in my viewing room. I dim the lights and show you the images I have captured during your shoot on my big screen cinema display. (Here I can show you what your images will look like in a variety of ways.)

3. Just before you go home, I give you a private address on my website (with password) to view your images at home on the internet.

4. You choose your favourite images from home.

5. You email or call me at a time that’s convenient to you with your order.

6. Usually within a week, your order is ready for collection.

7. Sit back and enjoy your products displayed in your home.

So, there you have it. Seven simple steps that make your photo shoot experience at Shea Deighan Photography amazing. :-)

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Photo Of The Month By Shea Deighan Photography Derry

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You might have noticed that I’m very late in announcing my winner for my January 2013 photo of the month! I’ve had a busy January so apologies to those who were eagerly awaiting the results!

In 2012, to decide the monthly winner, I asked customers to choose their favourite. This didn’t turn out so good for the boys as most of the winners were girls.

So for 2013, I’ve decided to mix things up a bit. I’ll now be selecting a winner from random. This month, I picked the winner from a hat – actually it was a cup but you get the idea. And luck being what it was, it selected another winning girl! There were more boys names in the cup!

So congratulations to my January winner! A gift voucher for £25 is on it’s way to you!

Band Photography – Housem8s Live At Tower Hotel Derry – By Shea Deighan Photography

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I’ve just about recovered from the beautiful wedding at Lough Eske Castle I photographed at the weekend so just getting a chance to post…

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Wow! What a night! I really wish I was enjoying the Housem8s from the other side of my camera as they put on a great show for the crowd gathered at the Tower Hotel in Derry.

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These guys really are a lot of fun and are so talented! They kept the crowd entertained from start to finish with a medley of songs to get everyone up on their feet and dancing. The crowd interaction is what really separates this band from the rest. On lots of occasions, their lead singer made his way on to the middle of the dance floor to stir up the fun! It was all smiles from everyone!

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As well as the guests to the Tower Hotel, there were also a few brides in attendance doing a scouting mission! I’m sure that the Housem8s phone was ringing the following morning! :-)

Here’s a few pics from the night. More will be added soon! ;-)

For more information on The Housem8s, please visit: thehousem8s.com or Tel: 079 1207 5247 or 079 1207 5246.

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Wedding Videographers Derry, Tyrone & Donegal – Milltown Digital Recommended By Shea Deighan Photography

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In my experience as a wedding photographer, I have come across wedding videographers that are great and some that are not.

The photographer and the videographer should be on the same page regarding the end results of their client’s work. Each should compliment each other.

It is not in the best interests of the new Mr & Mrs if they are watching their completed video and the photographer keeps getting in shot! Likewise, if the videographer is in shot of that perfect photo, it isn’t so good either!

The wedding photographer and wedding videographer have both been commissioned to do similar works. This usually means that have different styles but both should have the same objective in mind – t0 give the bride and groom the best possible works that can be done.

When I’m shooting a wedding I always think of the videographer because I want him/her to have the best possible chance of great shots. A great wedding videographer is thinking the exact same thing for the photographer. :-)

At the end of the day, each should have different finished products in different styles. Seriously, I’ve seen videos that have copied all the ideas of the photographer which means that the video is a poor copy of the photographers work. This isn’t great viewing for the happy couple!

So, as well as a beautiful wedding album from Shea Deighan Photography. the newly weds should have a wonderful wedding video to watch and entertain them again and again.

As far as the best wedding videographers that I have ever worked with, I would have to say that Milltown Digital from Strabane are streaks ahead of their competition. From a clients perspective, (I’ve asked all my brides and grooms their opinions) they are fun to work with throughout the day from morning to night and the final wedding video is brilliant!

From my point of view as a photographer, they are amazing. I don’t have to worry about them because they are brilliant at what they do. They have their own great ideas for what to do for their clients and have an amazing feature where guests of the bride and groom can come individually or in groups to record special video messages. This is an amazing item to add to their video and is guaranteed to make the new Mr & Mrs very happy indeed!

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Photo Fun At Shea Deighan Photography!

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I had the best fun today with my Photo of the Year winner!

Annie’s mum brought in a few lovely props and outfits for her and she had a great time in front of my camera.

We also had a bit of fun with one of my old cameras. Maybe this little one will grow up to be a photographer!

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This is the second time I had Annie in for a photo shoot so I tried to keep things fresh for both Annie and her mum and tried to make this shoot as different to her first shoot as possible. I think Annie had lots of fun today and now it’s now it’s gonna be fun for her mum picking her favourites!

Have fun Avril! :-)

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