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Equine portrait of Showjumping horse ‘Mrs Quinn’ | Ireland Professional Horse photographer
March 26th, 2014

Equine portrait Mrs Quinn Greg Broderick Caladonia stables

This commissioned professional Equine portrait of Top Showjumping Horse and prolific winner, “Mrs Quinn” who partnered Ireland’s top International show jumping rider, Greg Broderick of Ballypatrick Stables to many of his National wins.
Mrs Quinn was a fantastic mare to photograph. She adores Gregs sister Cheryl and was a supermodel for us during the photoshoot. I used my signature studio lighting set up as it really highlights her gorgeous compact confirmation.

Mrs Quinn
13 yo b m
Sire: Laughton’s Flight
Dam: Kyle flower
Owner: Caledonia Stables
Breeder: John Doyle
“Mrs Quinn is a typical Irish horse with a huge heart and a real fighter in the ring. She has a quirky personality and she’s not a lover of the farrier or the clipping machine, but we get around her. She was bought in Cavan sales as a five-year- old and campaigned in Canada under Alan Kruger before returning to Ireland as an 11 year-old. It took a while to get to know each other but we have formed a very good partnership.
She is a full sister to International showjumping mare Shannondale, so its exiting to see what her foals will be like.
“Since competing at Grand Prix level in Ireland she has clocked up numerous wins”

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Newborn Baby photography| Tipperary Ireland Photographers
March 24th, 2014

Newborn baby photographers Ireland Tipperary Limerick Kilkenny

Newborn baby in pink tutu a baby gift from a parent for dancing teacher Michelle Lawerance on the birth of Elaina.
Michelle herself hails from Cashel and is 7 times World Irish Dancing Champion. After retiring from competitive dancing at the early age of 19 with 45 major titles under her belt, Michelle followed her dream of dancing all over the World as a Lead dancer and Choreographer touring not only European countries but also America, Australia and Asia. Michelle flew through her Dance exams to become a qualified teacher for An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha. The school now only open just over 3 years has spread from Cashel to Cahir, Clonmel, Dundrum, Fethard, Galbally, Golden, Littleton and Tipperary Town having many dancers winning 1st place at the mini Munster Championships in 2012 and 2013, Munster and All Ireland medalists the same years and Qualifiers for the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in LONDON this Easter.

Michelle’s partner Michael Fischer comes from Leipzig Germany. Michelle and Michael met on tour in Norway while Michelle danced the leading role and Michael lit the stage as the lighting designer and technician for the Irish Dance show. They toured for over 2 years together to countries such as Norway, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Russia before moving home to Ireland together to start a family. Their first baby daughter Elaina Lawrence Fischer was born on 11th February this year.
The Michelle Lawrence SchoolOf Irish-Dancing opened August 31st 2010 in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

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National Portrait Day 2014 Tuesday the 1st April
March 19th, 2014

NPD2014 Ni Riain photography EventNATIONAL PORTRAIT DAY 2014
When: Tuesday 1st April 2014, 10am – 5pm
Where: In The STUDIO Ni Riain Photography Cassestown Thurles
CALL THE STUDIO on 050423562 to BOOK your place.
Advance booking is essential as we book up every year.

For a €25 donation to the ISPCC you will receive a 10 min mini portrait session and a 7″ gift portrait in presentation folder of an individual. 100% of every donation goes to the ISPCC.

This is our 5th year and so far we’ve raised over €12,000 for charities.
Sharing this Event on your page would be much appreciated


The ISPCC helps hundreds of thousands of children and young adults throughout Ireland every year with a range of unique and independent support services. We help children who are being abused, bullied or neglected; children who are confused, sad, or who badly need a friendly voice.
Childline is the ISPCC’s free, nationwide helpline dedicated to children and young adults who can contact us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and talk to a volunteer who is trained to listen and understand. In the last 25 years Childline has answered over 5 million calls from children in real need.
Through our community based support programmes ISPCC Counsellors and Mentors work with over 1500 individual children and their families nationwide each year to address behavioural and emotional concerns and to prevent issues such as social isolation and early school leaving.
In 2014 the ISPCC marks 125 years protecting children in Ireland and we are delighted to partner with the IPPA’s National Portrait Day whose support can ensure that we continue to make a real and lasting difference.
No matter the extent of your support it will make a big impact on our services. For example for every €25 picture taken during National Portrait Day the ISPCC will be able to answer 5 calls to Childline. That’s five children who will be listened to because of you, thank you.
For further information please visit www.ispcc.ie

Charlotte + Sarah-Jane | Ireland Horse photographer Blog | Award winning Equine photography
March 17th, 2014

Ireland Equine Horse pony photographer Ni Riain Photography Thur

This was an equine commission from Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show of sisters Charolette and Sarah Jane with their beautiful horses at their home. The girls were fantastic to work with. We had glorious evening light. When I arrived the girls were wearing beautiful blue dresses, the opposite in the colour wheel to brown is blue. It was a great fun session for me and we even took a few family photos with the girls parents & brother as well.

The girls Mum helped behind the scenes at the session.  You can imagine how much work goes into cleaning tack, clipping and washing horses for a photo session:)

I used my signature studio lighting to enhance the conformation of the horses

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Equine Family portrait Horse photography Ireland
March 13th, 2014

Family portraits Ireland Tipperary Ni Riain Photography

This family equine portrait was taken on the beautiful laneway of trees on their family farm in Fethard Co. Tipperary. This lovely couple I met at the Dublin Horse Show/. On arriving the trees and light caught my eye. When deciding which way to photograph I always look at the light direction and then view from various angles.  I love frames with in frames when taking photographs. It forces your eye to the brightest part of a photograph. I walked up and down the avenue to get the right light and placement. I was mesmerised by the trees and rustic Irish setting that evening. The winter light is a low angle and I used it as backlight. The studio lights worked as fills and to highlight the ponies coats and confirmation.

Horse photographer Ireland pony Ni Riain PhotographyThe twins were such great fun to photograph and their Dad had their ponies turned out so beautifully. It was photographed on their grandparents farm which had the most beautiful old trees which were cover in lichen (a sign of pure air). When the evening light hit the trees and ponies coats – it was picture perfect

Horse photographer Ireland pony Ni Riain Photography