Ballintaggart House and the Missing Cupcakes..

Cloudberry Cupcakes

Okay, it was no great mystery, we eat them all after the shoot and managed to stash a few to bring home (we were thinking of our loved ones!). Sam and Maureen from Cloudberry Bakery created these incredible edibles for our shoot in Ballintaggart House, which is a 300 year old country home overlooking the amazing Dingle peninsula in Kerry. I’ll tell you about the gang of gals who created this shoot with me, as we work our way down through the shots..

Red Head Model

I discovered our model, Sarah in Tralee. She had never done any modelling, nor was she looking to do any but I approached her, because her red hair caught my eye. Sarah had a beautiful face but then she smiled and I thought this girl has got to be part of the shoot. I was prepared to do major arm twisting but luckily the free spirit that Sarah was, it didn’t take a whole lot. I admired the fact that she was happy to come along on the adventure with us. Kathryn O’ Neill who is head of make-up artistry (Ireland) for Daniel Sandler Cosmetics converted Sarah into a photographers dream. I meet Kathryn quite regularly at weddings and boy does she know how to make the best of every facial feature..

Ballintaggart House

Cloudberry Bakery

Irish Red Setter Dog

Rory, the resident, red setter felt the need to represent all red haired dogs too..

Carrie O’ Connor from Best of Buds created these beautiful table settings and did all of our room styling. She brought carnations back out of the dark ages, by packing them in tightly and polishing the look off with brooches to make the candle setting below.

Afternoon Tea Ballintaggart House


Another creation by Carrie, the brooch bouquet…

This is probably one of my favourite looks from the shoot. What really makes the  look is Sarah’s hair. Styled by Tricia O’ Sullivan from Munster Mobile Hair who I might add has just won the Weddings Online Munster Hair Dresser of the year 2011. I would love to see more brides wearing hair down like this, it really frames the face as well as making the overall look very soft and natural.

vintage bride

brooch bouquet

More amazing creations by Cloudberry Bakery..

Our dresses, jewellery and hair accessories were supplied by Kathy in Dirty Fabulous. Kathy and her business partner Caroline source wedding and occasion dresses from the 1930’s to 1960’s. They can come from any part of the world, our prom dress below came from New York so it has a story or two to tell…



  1. Eileen Diggin

    WOW! What a fantastic shoot! Great styling! Very cohesive! I love everything about it! Congrats to all involved!

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