Queen Bee Feb 2017

The beautiful new Spring / Summer collection for 2017 is now available at Queen Bee in Fivemiletown.

We spent a very cold but very fun, day shooting these at the beautiful St. Macartin’s Catherdral in Monaghan – and threw in a few bridal for good measure, available from the stunning Serendipity Bridal, Fivemiletown.

I absolutely love seeing and shooting the new season collections and so grateful to Linda and her fab team for continuing to ask me………wonder where we will head to next time?? Hmmmmmmmmmnnnn…..

Till then, If you have a special occasion coming up – then don’t pass these gorgeous stores by. Here’s a little taster of whats inside. x


Clothing and Styling: Queen Bee & Serendipity Bridal

Models: Lisa McCabe, Claire Gormley  & Jill Wallace

MUA: Beauty by Jill Wallace

Hair: Anita @ The Hair Lounge, Monaghan

Location : St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Monaghan

Cinematography : Ronan O Dornan, Nexus Photo

Photography: Erica Irvine Photography

And a cool little video from our day by Ronan 🙂

Happy New Year 2017!

Could it be time already to write this end of year blog again? Was it just me, or did 2016 fly by in a heartbeat?

I sit here at a big roaring fire, boys in bed snoring, my own jammies soon to be donned.  We decided for the first time in a long while, we would see in the New Year at home, just us. It is bliss.  I feel as fat as a fool. I cannot stop eating the vast amount of crap that we have accumulated over the holidays. I have promised myself a bowl of Ben & Jerry’s caramel choo choo once this blog is finished.  Rich is currently scoffing on his Terry’s chocolate Orange.  Life is simple. Life is good.

Back to running / yoga / gym BIG time in 2017 though!

I have been immersed completely in my own little family for the past few weeks, you may have noticed me a little quiet on the old Facebook / instagram, not because I haven’t been shooting or making beautiful memories, but more because I have been enjoying those moments so much, I didn’t want to tear myself away and sit at my computer, but I promise, give me another week and I will be back in full flow again.  🙂

2016 was another successful year I so am grateful to say.  Pushing myself in different ways creatively, booking more of the commercial and fashion photography which I love and still keeping the balance of motherhood and work I strived so hard for in 2015.

I want to congratulate my amazing husband Richard who took the plunge and moved his accountancy practice into Fintona, where he will hopefully continue to grow and expand – so proud of you Rich!

Tonight as I flick through these images I am filled with love and gratitude. This isn’t even a third of the amazing things I have had the privilege of shooting this year – just some of my favourite moments……the ice cream is calling and there are about 100,000 images in my 2016 file….this will just have to do lol.

So I wish you the Happiest of Happy New Years to you all. May it be a healthy and happy year for you all.

Hug your loved ones tightly, tell them how you feel, think fondly and often of those you miss, be kind, work hard, laugh, eat well, print your photos!!! Some of my resolutions maybe you will share in 🙂

Thank you once more and always for allowing me to continue in a ‘job’ I absolutely love.

Erica x

Rogan is 3! 29.11.16


  So the little blonde one turned 3 today! And, as you probably know by now, I continued my tradition of making sure I have a little mini shoot with them on their birthdays, in the hope that by the time they both turn 18, mummy will have most awesome artwork to give them as […]

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Carino May 16′


OK.  SO, today, I share with you a little taster of what is available in store at the fabulous Carino Boutique, Omagh.  Olga and Avanda are two of the loveliest girls you will ever meet. If a conversation with either of them doesn’t leave you with a smile on your face, then I don’t know […]

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Creative Collaborations May 16′


Sharing with you today some colourful and quirky imagery with Make Up by The Face Angel and hair by Orla Rafferty, Clothes from Rustic Runway and pulling it all together, our beautiful model, Kathryn McMahon. Since there was no set theme in mind, I went and choose some cool pieces with the help of lovely Ann-Louise from […]

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CRS NI Ltd. 14.4 16


This job for CRS ( Complete Recycling solutions, Carrickmore) was something I completely loved. To get inside a business for a day, observe and learn, shoot all the little details that make it work, to see beauty in what others may see as mundane. This is what I do. This is not a typically ‘glamorous’ […]

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Noelle & John 19.3.16


So it feels like forever since I blogged a wedding. But now that I am heading into my busy wedding season again I had to start the ball rolling. Today I am sharing some of my favourite images from Noelle and John’s beautiful day. I hadn’t actually met Noelle and John in person until the […]

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Queen Bee Spring/ Summer 16′


The gorgeous new Spring / Summer collection is now available at Queen Bee.  Here is a little glimpse of what is available in this beautiful store. Linda has fast become one of my most favourite clients. She will call or email me “Erica, I need a shoot….here’s what I would like…..” ….and I do the […]

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Loreal Colour Trophy April 16′

Loreal Colour Trophy 12

Delighted to say that two of my  ‘Creative Collaborations’ clients  ( Hair Therapy and Hair Square ) made it through to the prestigious Loreal Colour Trophy Awards held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast and Maria from Hair Therapy very kindly asked me if I would like to come along to see the show.  I thought what […]

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The Hair Lounge & Pure Perfection March 16′


Todays little showcase is one I am especially proud of since everyone involved is local talent 🙂 The very lovely Catherine from ‘The Hair Lounge‘, Dromore was the one to initiate this creative collaboration, and its working out that the first member of a team to book me gets to choose the theme of the […]

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