Travels to Ireland

I recently was very priviledge to be invited along on a trip to Ireland.  My husband is of Irish decendance so we were very thrilled to get this chance to go and explore the place where his ancestors worked, walked and played.  Below is a very small photo diary of the time that we spent there.  It was glorious.  The people couldn’t be more friendly, the drinks more tasty or the scenery more beautiful.

Come on this trip with me and see it through my eyes.

Dublin as seen from the Guinness Beer Tasking Room

Dublin as seen from the Guinness Beer Tasking Room

Kilmainham Goal is where most of the Irish rebellion leaders were imprisioned and some later executed

Kilmainham Goal is where most of the Irish rebellion leaders were imprisioned and some later executed

Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains.  Founded by St. Kevins in the 6th century was an early medieval monastic settlement

Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains. Founded by St. Kevins in the 6th century was an early medieval monastic settlement

Tombstones at Glendalough

Tombstones at Glendalough

Walking path to one of the two lakes at Glendalough

Walking path to one of the two lakes at Glendalough

Kilkenny Castle on a threatening day

Kilkenny Castle on a threatening day

Kells Priory was one of the largest and most important medieval monuments in Ireland

Kells Priory was one of the largest and most important medieval monuments in Ireland

Church at Kells Priory seen from the graveyard

Church at Kells Priory seen from the graveyard

Tower at Blarney Castle as seen from the Top of the Castle itself

Tower at Blarney Castle as seen from the Top of the Castle itself

Tree growing on rocks on the land at Blarney Castle

Tree growing on rocks on the land at Blarney Castle

Walkway on the lands of Blarney Castle

Walkway on the lands of Blarney Castle

Ross Castle on the outskirts of Killarney

Ross Castle on the outskirts of Killarney

The lake as seen from the tower of Ross Castle

The lake as seen from the tower of Ross Castle

The color green from this image attests to why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle

The color green from this image attests to why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle

Celtic Cross on the outskirts of the Burren

Celtic Cross on the outskirts of the Burren

The Island of Inisheer is the closest and the smallest of the Aran Islands

The Island of Inisheer is the closest and the smallest of the Aran Islands

Fort on the Island of Inisheer

Fort on the Island of Inisheer

Traps and a boat on the Island of Inisheer

Traps and a boat on the Island of Inisheer

The famous Cliffs of Moher.  Note the grandeur of these cliffs.  No wonder they have been used in movies and photographed by everyone who sets foot near them.

The famous Cliffs of Moher. Note the grandeur of these cliffs. No wonder they have been used in movies and photographed by everyone who sets foot near them.

Located at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare they are the most visited attraction in Ireland and soar 702 at their highest point

Located at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare they are the most visited attraction in Ireland and soar 702 at their highest point

50s Vintage Photoshoot in Old Montreal

A couple weeks ago I had the priviledge to work with two wonderful and amazing people who enabled me to produce some pretty darn good images for my vintage photography series.  These amazing people where Tomoko Hidaka a make-up artist who has been in the business for quite a few years and donated her time to my cause.  You can check out her work on her website at: http://www.tomokoh.com/tomokoh_makeuphaircreations/Welcome.html and the other amazing person I worked with was Camille Perreault who is a clothing stylist.  You can view her work on her website at:  http://camillepstyling.carbonmade.com/about.

I also worked with two great models Emilie Benoit and Emily O’Connor and was assisted by En JuLee.  All together we made an amazing team.

I am attaching a few images of my Vintage Shoot.  These were all done in Montreal near the waters edge.  The setting was beautiful and the temperature was equally cooperative (not always the case in our part of the world).  The clothing was supplied from H & M with some of the clothing and accessories being vintage pieces provided by myself and Camille.  This shoot was inspired by a Vogue shoot that I had run across a while back.

Hope you enjoy the images.  I will be posting more in a few days time.

50s Vintage inspired shoot done in Old Montreal

Ballerina style pose

Walkway in front of the St. Lawrence River