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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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!

POTM April 2014 Web

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!

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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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