Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Cookbook

Finally i'm getting around to posting some of the photo's from the Catherine's Family food. To see more photo's from the book check out the link here

Monday, June 27, 2011

New cookbook

In april i had the lovely job of photographing Catherine Fulvio's new cookbook due out this Autumn. The book was shot in Catherine cookery school, Ballyknocken House.
It makes such a difference when you have a strong team to work along side. All the ladieeez at Ballyknocken were amazing and the wonderful Stylist Orla Neligan and assistant Carly Horan made this shoot such a brilliant experience. I can personally vouch for the yummyness of all the food. I can't wait to post some of the food photo's, in the meantime here's the cover!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fab Ladies!

One of the best things about my job is the fact i get to meet such a variety of people. Last month for The Gloss Magazine i shoot three very different but equally inspiring ladies.

Above is Clodagh McKenna, chef and author of 2 lovely cookbooks. She recently launched her cookery school in the Village at Lyons

Mags McLoughlan wrote a wonderful and very honest account of adopting her son in Guatemala. I had such a lovely time photographing Mags and her beautiful boy, JJ. You can listen to her interview with RTE's John Murray here. Or read the full story in The Gloss here

Nikki Evans won the Woman Mean Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010. She devised and launched PerfectCard – a gift debit card, in 2007. She now employs 60 people at peak season and recorded a turnover of €18m last year, and she has 2 children under 3! Now that's impressive!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The amazing Spiderman!

Its all about the superhero's at them moment. A year ago Oscar was terrified of this spiderman suit, now he practically lives in it! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Ultimate comfort food.

War has broken out with my three year old over vegetables. So today i was looking for soups in which to cunningly hide them when i came across these great recipies from Garden Heaven magazine. I shot these with the lovely Brian O'Donnell, head chef at award winning hotel and restaurant, Danny Minnies in Annagry, Co Donegal in 2005. Click on the images to enlarge the photo.

I often make smaller amounts of this soup with just a chicken thigh on the bone and reduce the amount of liquid and soup mix.

This soup is like a meal in itself.

Brian at work in his beautiful home in Annagry , Co Donegal.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lovely Breakfast Ideas

Here are some lovely breakfast ideas for a lazy weekend. You can find recipes for these on www.easyfood.ie just go to their recipe search section. Yummy! From the top, Berry Danishes, Churros with Hot Chocolate(swoon!), Bacon & Cheese Muffins, Caramelised Apple Croissants, and Eggs Benedict.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring at last.

After such a gorgeous spring day today, it got me thinking about all things outdoorsy!Such good intentions last year...still my cherry tomatoes were pretty outstanding! This time i'm going to make a plan...

These photo's appeared in Image interiors last summer.

Monday, January 17, 2011


I have to admit before now i'd never tasted a pomegranate! But after this lovely shoot with Dee from Deelitefull i can't get enough of them. Here are some of the recipes we shoot together. To enlarge the recipes just click on the pictures.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Almafi Coast wedding

On such a dreary January night it warms my toes to look back a lovely wedding I photographed in Ravello last Summer. I've never been anywhere with so many steps! Though it did come in handy to work off all the pasta and Ice cream i ate while i was there!

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