Showing posts from May, 2011

Y Factor Project for Mencap NI 2011

At the end of last year I was approached by Laura McManus of Mencap for Northern Ireland. She was involved in organising the 2011's Y Factor Project. This was a show that travelled across Northern Ireland showcasing local talent in a singing contest. Anyone was free to enter the competition and each heat had an overall winner that then went on to the final heat in Omagh. Of course I jumped at the chance to be apart of such a great project. A close family friend has a daughter with down syndrome and I know first hand how hard it can be to try to get peoples prejudice's lifted. I was lucky enough to be working along side the beautiful Jennifer Ireland, an amazing Makeup Artist and now good friend. We travelled to Belfast, Londonderry, Newry and Omagh. Lots of fun for us on our multiply road trips. The overall winner of the Y Factor Project was Kate McCusker, she was so talented. She took part in the Omagh heat and made it through to sing again in the final. She sang an acoustic …

Showcasing for B Ford

A couple of months ago I was asked to do the hair for Ursula Bamford. She owns her own company called B Ford . She lovingly handmakes headpieces for every occasion. She will even make you your very own personal headpiece to match any outfit. Ursula is making me a headband for my own wedding day in November which I am so excited about. So of course I jumped at the chance to work with her professionally and style the hair to bring to life her amazing headpieces. Again on this shoot I worked with Jennifer Ireland on make-up and I got to work with Jess Holmes the photographer. I have done a couple of shoots with Jess now. She is very creative and looks at photography in a very fresh and new way. You can check out her work on . Ursula's sister Judi Bamford assisted on the shoot and styled the girls beautifully. She had been given the lend of some beautiful clothes from Liber…

Spring Bridal Shoot

On Monday 9th May 2011 my alarm woke me very early. I was going on another road trip with Jennifer Ireland and Ursula Bamford. We were going to Ballymena to visit Lissanoure Castle to do a Wedding Shoot with the crazy talented photographer Paula O'Hara. The lovely people of Lissanoure Castle kindly let us use their house to get ready in and prepare for the shoot. I was very excited as they are my favourite team of girls to work with. Paula had given us all a brief and I took my inspirations from the website Photographer Elizabeth Messina was my inspiration from this site. If you go to and check out Paula's work, the way she can capture a moment is just breathtaking. She really is amazing!! We all agreed that we wanted to do a wedding shoot with abit of a twist. Paula got two amazing models for the job, Collette O'neill @ Style Academy and Richard Skinner @ First Option Model Agency and Alison Campbell. Their chemistry just worked so…