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Event Rider Chloe & her eventing horse Matinee
October 11th, 2012

Event rider and Eventing Horse Equine photo shoot by Ni Riain Photography

Event rider Chloe and her horse Matinee

Chloe’s Mum asked me to create these portraits of her daughter, an Event rider and her horse Matinee to mark their wonderful 5 year partnership. Matinee was moving to a new family that evening as Chloe is pursuing her College career. She wants to return to eventing once her studies are over.  It was a beautiful evening with gorgeous light and we had lovely grounds around her home to use. I suggested to Chloe we use three different looks a fashion, casual, and Dressage formal. Chloe has a great sense of style and I loved her red dress. I have always loved a ‘frame within a frame’ in my images and the beautiful stone arch immediately caught my eye when I arrived.

Event rider and Eventing Horse Equine photo shoot by Ni Riain Photography

Back lighting is my favourite light and I love the way the light catches the horses ears and catches Chloe’s blonde hair

Chloe O'Flynn Event Rider and her eventing horse Equine photo Ni Riain Photography 008

Chloe O'Flynn Event rider and Eventing Horse Equine photo shoot

Chloe O'Flynn and her Event horse Matinee Equine photo by Ni Riain Photography 012

Chloe O'Flynn Event Rider and her eventing horse Equine photo Ni Riain Photography 009

Event rider and Eventing Horse Equine photo shoot by Ni Riain Ph

Sneak Peak Hunt Family Portraits
October 10th, 2012

Hunting Horse & young rider Equine portrait by Ni Riain Photography

Aisling & her Hunting Horse Ollie using my Signature lighting

Foxhound puppy and hunt rider - Equine portrait by Ni Riain Phot

Kieran & his Foxhound puppy

Hunt photograph with Foxhound puppies
October 9th, 2012

Really excited off to photograph two brothers and their sister with their ponies and hunting gear. Have two foxhound puppies and lots of antique hunting props the Mother has organised. Using my signature lighting. Doing a relationship series of images.

Horse Photography Drogheda
October 6th, 2012

Beautiful dawn light here @ Termonfeckin Drogheda always touches the soul. Early equine portrait shoot before back toThurles for studioshoot

Equine photography
October 6th, 2012

Great buzz when an equine shoot goes well 2 horses 2 labs 2 Rottweilers & their beautiful owner all in one shot at their stables.Onto Bambridge

Kilkenny / Fethard Co. Tipperary Wedding photography by Ni Riain Photography
October 4th, 2012

Old Hollywood Glamour was the theme for the wedding of Pamela & Niall, I had great fun doing their wedding photos in the The Abbey Church Fethard and Hotel Kilkenny. I loved Pamela’s creative eye and attention to detail which shone through her wedding.

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

I loved using my new portable Studio lights run off battery, it brought out all the stunning detail in her dress that a flash on camera wouldn’t. Her dress was  Pronovios “Fiona” in Jeutonic Bridal Kilkenny and Pamela “to make the dress my own I asked the shop to stitch on some beads onto the shoulder” Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

She wore and Ostrich feather wrap which for a winter wedding is both glamorous and warm.

The Brides Wedding Flowers were by Dot and Catherine Whelan – Sunflowers, Thurles Shopping Centre. “I wanted to keep things quite simple again with bouquets, Flower girl had a basket. Candelabra’s in the church, rose trees at entrance of church”Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

Pamela’s hair was done by well known Bridal mobile hairdresser Marie Hickey www.bridalhairbymarie.com her Hollywood styled makeup was by Yvonne Maher www.yvonnemaher.com

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogrWedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogrWedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

The furniture in Hotel Kilkenny lent itself to the wedding images. Brides love their shoes and Pamelas peep toe bridal shoes were from Pure & Precious

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogrWedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

The Groom Niall and his brother Shane are well known for their love of horses.

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

Pamela and her sisters

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogrWedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

Wedding Cake –Emma Barlow, Clonmel Cake Toppers – www.weddingsonline.ie – online shop.

Wedding photography Fethard Co. Tipperay and Kilkenny by photogr

Other details

Maid of Honour Dress – (Again to make the dress different I got them to remove the band that was under the bust and got them to stitch on a Pornovias head piece to add some sparkle & Detail)

Flowergirl Dress –  Dunnes Stores. (The girls doing my dress put the band from the Maid of Honour dress onto the flower girls dress to add colour)

(Veil was my something borrowed from my Maid of Honour) Hair pieces, Ear rings, (Bride & Maid Of Honour) – Butterslip, Kilkenny

Maid of honour’s shoes (Grey Satin Peep toe Medium heel) – Shoe Rack.

Maid of  Honour’s Necklace was her gift from Niall & I. (Kept that vintage looking also, Paul Costello silver bought at Ryan Thomas Jewellers, Clonmel.

Mens Suits – Grooms, Kilkenny.

Groom & Best Man – Black Pinstripe Suits,

Dads & Pageboy all Black Tie Tux’s.

All male wedding party wore socks on the day groom, best man, page boy, father of the groom & father of the bride. (Amazon)

Fairylight Back Drop & LED Rose Trees – www.addalittlesparkle.com

A lot of Pamela & Niall’s guests noted the thoughtfullness of the baskets in the Bathrooms (Can be gotten in Heatons/Dunnes, Filled bottom with newpaper & Covered with Black crepe paper) Filled with Antiperspirant, Perfume Samples, Lint Roller, Sewing Kit, Plasters, Sanitary Towels, Tampons, Anti Bacterial Gel, Dental Floss, Hair Pins, Hair Elastics, Hair Brush. Mens had Hair Gel, Shoe Polish, Comb, Lint Roller, Dental Floss, Antiperspirant, Aftershave Samples.

Hotel Kilkenny were asked to put as many tee lighting candles in bathrooms and on tables and to have fires lit to create atmosphere, to also have music playing in the back round during drinks reception as well as the meal.

National Dressage Ireland Champion 2012-Kate Dwyer
October 1st, 2012

Dressage Horse & Rider Equine Photography by Ni Riain Photogaphy

Dressage Horse & Rider Equine Photography by Ni Riain Photogaphy

Dressage Horse Reve D’Or and Dressage Rider Kate Dwyer are National Dressage Ireland Champions 2012  and I had the pleasure of creating these portraits at their stables in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Kate and her Mum Maureen were fantastic to work with and Reve D’Or or “Tito” as he’s affectionately known was a dream horse. He is no stranger to modelling having featured in the Mackey Equestrian Catalogue 2011. I used my Signature lighting to show the stunning confirmation of this magnificent stallion. Kate has an incredible bond with her horse, they were in sync together. It was amazing to watch him watch her every move. I look forward to following their wonderful career ahead.