The Hair Lounge 24.5.17

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Packed a whole lot into our shoot for The hair lounge today.  Interiors, details, staff shots and then Erin, the most stunning wee model who has left me with complete hair envy!

Catherine (the owner) and I have worked together a few times now, but this was the first in her gorgeous salon in Dromore.  Its so warm and inviting as you walk in the door. Lots of natural light and a beautiful ‘pamper area’ down the back with that fabulous mirror.  I must admit I love a salon that combines hair and makeup in one place, somewhere you can leave looking and feeling completely transformed, you definitely get that here. The girls are so lovely and the styling is gorgeous ❤

So, as is fairly usual on my shoots, we don’t make a set plan until I arrive and then as we start to shoot or notice little cool locations, it all just clicks together. Also I get a little excited when I have a model like Erin, who you could literally pin a bin liner on and she would still make it look amazing.  Ooh and I found a blue door – I flippin LURVE blue doors lol!

So with the focus on the hair and makeup we kept the styling really simple.  I love the shots – and hope you and all involved will too. Enjoy.

Side story:-  As I was shooting Erin I had this idea that a massive pink bubblegum would look totally awesome…….finding said bubblegum not so easy ( when did hubba bubba turn white???). Blowing the massive bubble proved even more difficult……..but we made it work 😉 x

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Hair by Catherine, Sinead and Kim @ The Hair Lounge

Make up Caroline @Make up by Caroline

Model Erin McAtee

Location The Hair Lounge and Bridge Street, Dromore

Photography Erica Irvine Photography

Thank you again to Catherine for asking me to shoot for her.  I am loving working with all these beautiful salons and they tell me the shots are really useful for their profiles and social media – so if yours need updating…..give me a call 🙂 x

Leona 16.5.17

LG-23So about this time of year when I’m out shooting lots of gorgeous weddings and babies and our newsfeed are filled with these images, I like to throw myself into a creative project or two…..

Leona is a mummy I stand in line with to pick our kids up from school, she has 4 of them can you believe???!!!! Total stunner!

I asked her to model for me a few weeks ago when I was in the early stages of an idea involving paint.  Today it all came together with the help of the very  lovely & talented Sinead from Pure Perfection in Fintona.  ( Local talent all the way today!).

We had a lot of fun, my studio is a complete bomb site, but it was completely worth it as I love how the images have turned out.

Hope you like them too.  Leave the girls a wee comment – they worked really hard for me . x

Side note:- Smoke bombs are NOT for indoor use…….tried, tested, studio was filled with billowing yellow smoke….yeah……not for indoors…..but good crack all the same LOL! x

Metallic bodysuit from Zara.com

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