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Glamour Session with Milda

Last Summer I was involved in creating “Change goes Burlesque” commercial fashion show for Scandinavian brand “Change” I was responsible for the catwalk training and also offered a voucher for a half day glamour photography session for the best dressed lady. Milda Klinavicene, mom of one of our best models Monika Klinavicute, Miss Ethnic 2012 was our winner! Glamour photography is not easy sometimes especially with the first time models. But Milda was amazing, like she was born to model! Obviously it runs in the family. and here are my favourite shots from the shoot. Milda is a natural, it was a real pleasure to work with her.

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Red&Black

I was away most of Summer but had a few portrait photography sessions between my holidays in Poland and a trip to Belgium Gent. I’m posting here my few favourite shots from the portrait photo shoot with Monika. We had a lot of fun that day! It was the first time that I drove myself to Dublin, first time I got to find parking in the city centre. After that the photo shoot felt like pure pleasure to be a photographer for Monika, one of my favourite clients ever. We have the same name, the same zodiac sign and we even chose identical wedding rings… amazing… So enjoy the photos.

 

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Get a cool headshot in Dublin!

Till the end of March 2014 I will be running special offer for the head shot photography in Dublin: 2 h session only €99!  During 2 hours session I will spend some time coaching you about your angles, how to place your body and your head to create the best angle for you, we will take some test shots and look at them on the screen and then I will keep shooting till we have enough material to choose from. Each client receives 3 retouched photographs of their choice in high resolution, plus the resized copies for the their website, Facebook profile, FB cover photo, Linked-in profile etc. More retouched photos are available for additional 10 euro each,  make-up is also available and it’s 30 euro. To book the session please contact me at 085 1656279

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Students of National College of Ireland

IMG_9688Last Saturday we had a lot of fun shooting some pictures to promote a Charity Fashion Show organised by students of NCI in aid of ISPCC in association with Cocoa Brown and FM104. Make up and styling was done mostly by students and my friend Louise Kaiser, we were shooting inside NCI premises. I was hoping for a few outdoor shots but the rain was to heavy. But we found a lovely light in a hall and great space in the basement, check out yourself!

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Wedding in Killarney Part 1 – Preparations

I never put up those photos because I was not sure I will ever shoot wedding again 😀 This was the first time ever I shot wedding, purely for experience and out of curiosity.. Wedding photography is not as easy as it seams. It’s a combination of event, portrait, family and fashion photography and every shot has to work, especially during the ceremony. Quite stressful.. on a top of that you gotta have good communication skills and some leadership spark too.

We went together with my friend Pawel who was filming the whole thing and we had our friend Marta who was our assistant, but we had to share her between 2 of us. But we had 2 cameras each so I must say it was… interesting . So I’m going to share a few of my favourite shots.. We shot one more wedding that year and you can see it below
Balgladesh Wedding

 

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Wedding in Killarney Part 2 – Ceremony & mini session

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Halloween 2013

Dead Ballerina & Wicked Witch

Photography, make-up and styling: Monika Foltman

 

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Face Painting by Louise

Last year I had a chance to start working with the fantastic face painter Louise Kaiser. My daughter loves her! She has been doing a lot of charity work for One Family Charity and she is always painting all her friend’s kids at a party… But because I have seen commercial face painters work so many times I think she could turn her passion into business 🙂 I was invited to a number of One Family events as a photographer and I had a chance to observe Louise working.. she was so focused on her work that she wouldn’t notice if the bomb exploded beside her! That’s how passionate and dedicated she is.. And children love her! so here we go! A few photos of Louise’s work in the gallery below, and if you are looking for a face painter for a kids party call Louise, I’m hoping she will be well known by all kids in Dublin very soon 🙂 And you can also find more examples of my portrait photography  <– here

Louise Kaiser 087 1516628

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Soul portraits

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After 2 years of my  adventure as a photographer – would like to write the word “mastered” but I’d rather say…I can  manage the technology to be able to capture what I see.. And what I see in people is not what someone else would see. We are all so different and unique. At the beginning we have to learn and the best way to learn is to imitate others. After we can figure out how they did what they did and imitate it – we learn the next skill and the next and the next. But one day it’s the time to take off the training wheels and be you..

IMG_1432bI tried a few things along my journey of discovery. I started with what  I think now  is the most difficult – event photography. I picked the hardest light conditions that exist on Earth. Sugar Club, Burlesque Social Club Nights with constantly blinking colourful lights and moving targets.  Crazy – but with half automatic modes and a little help from my friends I started to panic less and produce more. Wonderful learning curve.. After a few months of tormenting myself I decided to take on a course and I signed up to a Fashion Photography Course with Rick Tylor. Amazing experience! I definitely recommend it.. After the graduation project which was one of the most amazing and fun photo shoots ever we had an exhibition in Good Bits Venue.. my first one, I was so excited! 🙂 I am using the prints to decorate my house at the moment, still my favourite shots ever.. We brought 2 collage girls who never modelled before, all my wardrobe and accessories and had more fun that you can imagine! One of the guys turned to be a very experienced make-up artist and hair stylist which made things way easier..

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I tried a few more things, commercial photography for a start up business, product photography, group sessions for Ballet School, weddings, communions, I used to work with models teaching them how to model, also I did a few catwalk trainings.. But none of those things made me feel really complete and fulfilled so I decided to take a break and step back for a while.  So I moved back to my origins, healing and coaching that has been my passion like forever and decided to stick with the portrait photography mostly because this is something that brings me a lot of fun and comes naturally… And one day I offered a photo session to a fabulous woman I met during one of the Access Consciousness Bars Class. She came over from Galway and we had an amazing day together with make-over and photoshoot.. Few days later I received an e-mail from her:

“Dear dIMG_5745aarling Monika, thank you so much.  I’m so excited about the photos! My sister  has seen them and all she said is WOW and she never says WOW!!!! how does it get any better than that?   I shall now go through them slowly and tell you the ones I like the best..Thank you again for such a lovely day, experience and for changing my belief of how I look.” 

So here it goes, that’s my gift. I have always known it somewhere deep inside that I can contribute to someone’s life in a deeper way than just by taking photos..  I know I’m able to make people feel comfortable with themselves, with being photographed even if they hate it at the beginning, even if they are very conscious of the way they look.. That is my gift and that is what I want to share with my clients from now on…

You can find more examples of my portrait photography here.

 

 

 

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Maliha and Farhad’s Wedding

IMG_5158aI am so late with this post but life has been crazy last couple of months, so much going on in my photography business, the weather is getting nicer so more outdoor shoots are on the plate… anyway: At the end of last year one of my son’s friends decided to get married at the age of 18 and she was looking for a professional photographer for her wedding.  So at the end of December we were invited to shoot and film a very special event, a Bangladesh wedding party! Wedding photography is one of the most difficult and demanding types of photography and combines event photography, fashion photography and portrait photography. Plus there is no chance to try a few times so a photographer has to master the light and adjust to changing light conditions very fast.

This was a very unique experience to see all those beautiful outfits and touching Bangladesh  wedding rituals.  We were working under pressure, the house even though quite big but still was too small for all the crowd that showed up! Everyone wanted to party so our photo session lasted maybe 20 minutes but It was so much fun! Here’s a few shots from a very short session and another few from the party. You can find more examples of my wedding photography here.

Bangladesh Wedding ♦

 

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