Lusai, sneak peek!

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Jess <3 Conor

A few photos from Jess and Conor’s big day. Not for the faint of broadband connection! 😉 Enjoy. Comment if you want me to send you the full link.


This photo was taken during the rehearsal the night before, was praying I’d get one as good on the day itself!


*Sigh* for holiday weddings


Goodies for the girls


Bride with her mum


The “other” important dress of the day


Kisses for the flower girl


Entourage


The boys, well, some of them.


Married!


Gossiping


The bride with her boys


Til next post, bye!

happy new year, world!

I must really apologize for the recent lull in posts. I can’t believe how quickly the months have passed. It was a very very busy end of year for me as well as being away overseas. Unfortunately, holiday mode and work didn’t really mix for me. Huge apologies to anyone who’s orders were delayed, they should all be on their way to you for final confirmation or delivery. I will have a ton of new posts in the next couple of weeks (cross fingers) to showcase my recent projects and really, just to let you all know i’m still alive! 🙂 You might also notice that my web address has changed to http://christinajirwin.com so pass it on! Happy new year!

A few recent photos from Jessica and Conor’s January 2, 2010 wedding. I’ll do up a proper sneak peek soon.


hands up, i love the love heart shadow.


pretty enough for the tree!


new trend, wedding shoes instead of stockings? 😉

Sneak Peek! Hello, Jaimie!

A sneak peek for the very adorable Jaimie who had nothing but smiles and giggles for me during the whole session. I can’t believe how BUSY boys are! I don’t remember Gabriella being that busy at 11 months, he was a real hurricane. But who can resist those beautiful eyes?

Thanks!

Hello, world!

Rock on!

Woods’ Sneak Peek!

A quick sneak peek of the Woods’ Family Portraits I took over the weekend. I love family portraits, especially because my own is so far away. They were celebrating T&M’s 40th wedding anniversary and I was really priveledged to come along to capture them all together. The siblings came from Dublin, Belfast and as far as New Zealand to bring the family together. Thank you for letting me share your special day!

Hanging with the Hendersons

I spent an evening with this lovely family the other day, and here is the promised sneak peek,

First off, a very special member of the family, Winnie! Who can resist those eyes?! 🙂

Then, in order of appearance…

Now, admittedly, on first glance, you wouldn’t automatically guess they were siblings, but if you spend any time with them at all, it is really very noticeable!

And for the stars of the evening,

Happy Anniversary, folks!

Thank you for inviting me into your home and for letting me share this time with your family!


Happy Belated Easter or appropriate chocolate eating holiday…



My princess.

I have been very naughty for neglecting my blog of late. Life seems to get in the way of things sometimes, right? 🙂 Easter passed before I noticed and only have the chocolate stains to show for it. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you avoided the chocolate coma. Happy belated Easter!

Snow Day!

We were greeted with a blanket of white this morning which came as a bit of a shock as we thought we were very definitely moving into spring. Methinks we spoke too soon.

I love snow days, they are so beautiful if you discount the fact that the Irish in general aren’t very well prepared for snow because we don’t often get it. In fact, several local schools were closed today because the school buses weren’t running.

I especially enjoyed it though because I didn’t have to drive. Snow+me driving=disaster. 🙂 I would have liked to capture more snow scenes but real life got in the way. Next time.

Stay warm everyone!

Spring has Sprung!

Okay, so i’m a month late with the first day of Spring ( traditionally the 1st of February in Ireland, though the weather hasn’t caught up to that concept yet) but we had wonderful blue skies today and daffodils are making their appearance in roadsides all over the place.

The last two weekends have been work free so plenty of opportunity to get out with the family and make our own memories! We spent a lovely afternoon in Murvagh last week, which was only marred by the copious amounts of rubbish people left in the woods. I enjoy a party as much as the next person but the blatant disregard by some people of these beautiful resources saddens me. 😦

So, public message aside, here are some family snaps from the last two weekends. My internet connection is still driving me batty so I haven’t been able to upload as much as i’d like to.


Still waiting for the blue skies.


Playing in the dunes.


A tire swing in the woods! Yay!

Today, we spent the afternoon at the Holmes’. It is still very cold but it was wonderful and brisk. And we got the blue skies we were waiting for!


No rain today, pussycat!


Blue all the way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Let there be light!

Everything seems to happen at once! This was one busy weekend. There were several events on around the town such as the county protest against cuts to education, the monthly Farmer’s Market, the launch of the second part of the Photographic Exhibition I participated in and the switching on of the Christmas lights on the Diamond.

Unfortunately, I had to spread myself pretty thin, running from one place to another so I have plenty of mediocre photos to show for it! Still, we had a fantastic weekend and I’m only starting to think about the whole Christmas thing.

Remember, gift vouchers are available for sessions and/or prints which make a fantastic Christmas or anytime present!

A massive thank you!


With Mr Michael McLoone


Mr Michael McLoone, Manager, Donegal County Council with myself and Emer


I don’t remember a word I said but I know I forgot to thank half the people that I should have!


Me and my castle girls, we missed Caroline who only flew in from New York that morning.


Great turnout from the Donegal Town ladies


Hobnobbing with local officials 🙂

Well, it’s almost two in the morning and I am winding down from the high of the exhibition. There was an amazing turnout, over a hundred people came to support us and it was just so overwhelming. I want to thank everyone who made the effort to come in such poor weather and also for all the help and positive responses I received. I met old friends and made new ones too. It was a fantastic night and I’m so glad so many people enjoyed it and all the hardwork we put into it. Again, thank you all for your support and well wishes! Now, we have to go and raise the bar that wee bit higher.

All photographs by Roy Irwin, my FIL who kindly took photos during the event.

It’s official!

Ready or not, here I come. The details of the upcoming exhibition are up at the
Helen Allingham Gallery, Abbey Centre. I am nervous yet excited. Again, I want to thank everyone who has helped me with this exhibition and I hope I don’t get laughed out of the place!

This rainbow is an outtake from my choices. But I love the colour and the fuzziness anyway.

I hope to see you there. The exhibition will run from November 8 to 22, 2008 and we will have an evening drinks reception to launch it on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm. The county manager, Mr Michael Mc Loone will be opening our exhibition.

I am also donating part of my proceeds from any sales to the Irish Kidney Association for all the support they’ve given us over the years.

*Logo used with permission from the IKA

Pink!

I took some photos today for the local Community Garden Project. They’re having a small presentation tomorrow at the Organic Centre, who has supported them in this project. Its absolutely fantastic. I think these projects will explode all over the country, they’re such a great idea.