Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography

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!
Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography

March Photo Of The Month

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography

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!

Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography

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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Photographer Derry | Shea Deighan Photography | Wedding Photography Derry | Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland | Photography Studio Derry Donegal Northern Ireland | Cumber House Weddings

 

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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.

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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.