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Elaine’s Boudoir Couture

Elaine’s Boudoir Couture

Wedding Couture

Every now and then you get the opportunity to take time out from your busy schedule and get a little creative. Today I got the chance to work with a group of very talented women for a wedding styled shoot. Huge thank you to The Little White Dress, Bridal SalonWhite Dove NurseriesLouise MakeupMary Joyce Hairstylist and of course our beautiful model Adela

Wedding Couture

Katie’s Boudoir

Your wardrobe choice can be so simple, yet again an over sized t-shirt can look amazing or even a leather jacket <3 Boudoir Couture is less about what you wear and more about how you feel!

Katie’s Boudoir

Valerie’s Headshot

Valerie is truly inspirational woman, she has given up a business to follow her heart and start a new journey. Part of her journey includes inspiring others. Please check her new business Inspiration Fest.

Valerie’s Headshot

Kirsi’s Boudoir

This was real a collaboration between myself and Kirsi, she came with a very clear vision of what she wanted and a wonderful wardrobe for inspiration. Between us both we created a wonderful set of portraits that are just stunning!

 

Kirsi’s Boudoir

Sharon’s Headshots

Sharon (aka The Passionate Painter) is a truly creative woman. Not only does she creates top quality bespoke hand painted furniture, kitchens, and staircase painting but also painting & craft workshops for Adults & Children. When she asked me to create her business headshots I jumped at the chance. I adore what we created, with the right choice of wardrobe, hair & makeup we have created business portraits that she can use for years to come.

Sharon’s Headshots

Sharon’s Couture Headshot

Sharon contacted me to update her business headshot and decided to do a Couture shoot along with it, which is a great idea to get more return from your session.

 

 

Sharon’s Couture Headshot

Natasha’s Boudoir

Sometimes for your Boudoir wardrobe all you need is an oversized cardigan/jumper <3

Natasha’s Boudoir

Alice In Wonderland

On a rainy Monday in May a group of Wedding suppliers got together at Kilshane House to photograph a Mad Hatter’s wedding themed shoot. “We were inspired by the writing of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and we took inspiration from the quirky elements that created a very mad tea party. Alice, our bride wearing a touch of blue and her dapper groom, are photographed amongst a beautiful victorian and botanical backdrop in Kilshane House, Tipperary.”

Shoot Creators & Suppliers

 

 

Alice In Wonderland

Barbara’s Boudoir

Meet Barbara, she travelled all the way form Florida to do a shoot with us, okay, okay she happened to be in Limerick for a few weeks and decided to do a Boudoir Shoot. Well… she rocked it as I knew she would! We spent the day laughing, telling stories, and ooooooo-ing at gorgeous pictures. “Amazing” was the (her) word of the day, from the makeup & hair to the wardrobe and results. What an absolute pleasure it was to photograph this woman.

Barbara’s Boudoir

Women In Business

What is your First Impression? Create a headshot that is professional, approachable & confident

 

 

Women In Business

Alison’s Maternity Session

A stunning set of Maternity images for Alison, I adore shooting maternity session’s, the images we create are quiet, reflective & beautiful, just like our clients

Alison’s Maternity Session

Sushi

One of my favourite foods at the moment is Sushi, I really hope to visit Japan in the next few years, however in the meantime I seek out delicious Sushi to have here. I found this supplier, Dingle Sushi, in the local market and look forward to picking up some on a Saturday. Of course it was also a great opportunity to take some images before eating 🙂

Sushi

Brenda’s Business Images

We wanted to create a series of images that reflected Brenda’s brand of Annie Ruffles Vintage Creations, an event styling company that rents and styles vintage props & accessories for events. Through our initial pre-shoot appointment where we discussed her brand & values we chose a stunning location that we felt reflected this. #personalbrand2016

Brenda’s Business Images

Mixed Berry Tart

Amazing how light and props can make the same product look so different.

Mixed Berry Tart

Cupcake

I’m drawn to the red, white & black colourway (just look at my logo) and wanted to use a grey/black backdrop for this cupcake shoot to make it stand out.

Cupcake supplied by Bean A Ti Bakery in Limerick

Cupcake

The Cookbook

This project was the brainchild of Alice of Farrell, with over 51 restaurants submitting a recipe for the book. So proud of the work that went into it, so many talented people & restaurants gave their time and energy. I have a few favourite recipes that I can’t wait to try out  but in the meantime you can buy your copy of the Cookbook on the website thecookbook.ie with monies raised go to Cancer Services in the Midwest. 

The Cookbook

Shane & Jennifer

I had the privilege of working with Yvonne Fahy as her 2nd shooter at Shane & Jennifer’s wedding at Our Lady Queen of Peace church. I adore the colours in the flowers, the touches of pink and the navy dresses & suits.

Shane & Jennifer

Wedding Inspiration

If you like everything vintage then you’ll love these stunning vintage inspired images.

Dresses by Sefton House Bridal
Makeup by Romy
Hair by Lorraine
Modelled by Derv

Wedding Inspiration

Boudoir Street Photography

Imagine taking Boudoir outdoors? Why not! This shoot was designed for a makeup artist and we wanted to create something edgy.  We used the urban art on Thomas Street as our backdrop.

Headpiece by No.15 “Le Maison de Curio”
Photography, Corset & Skirt by Eva Birdthistle Photography
MakeUp By Romy
Hair by Lorraine
Modelled by Derv

Boudoir Street Photography

Martina & Damien – A Winter Wedding

Oh i love weddings! I am an utter romantic and can’t help getting swept away by the emotions of the day and shedding a happy tear for the couple. Martina & Damien’s wedding in Co Limerick was no different. A day filled with love and pops of red to warm up the winters day.

Kind words from Martina & Damien: “You did such a fantastic job, it was a pleasure having you capture our wedding. So friendly and warm, you made everyone feel at ease which was no easy task x”

Martina & Damien – A Winter Wedding

Boudoir Couture Experience Video

 

Boudoir Couture Experience Video

Boudoir Couture Angel Video

Boudoir Couture Angel Video

Bobby O Connor Headshots

I recently photographed the CEO of Unijobs, Bobby O Connor, on the day we discussed the importance of having a good headshot, not just for the self employed but also those who are looking for work.

 

You can read what he told me 

 

Bobby O Connor Headshots

Olivia & Alan AnnaCarriga Wedding Shoot

So thankful to all the wonderful suppliers who made this shoot possible Lilac Rose, Mike O’Connell Menswear, Serendipity Shoes Adare & Limerick, White Dove Nurseries, MMCookies, Citrus Ink, Tadhg Kearney Jewellers, Alison Smith & Marian Hayes Downes, set against a stunning landscape in AnnaCarriga Killaloe with our two gorgeous models Agata & Shane (aka Olivia & Alan)

Olivia & Alan AnnaCarriga Wedding Shoot

50 & Fabulous

 

50 & Fabulous

Earth Goddess Bridal Shoot

This beautiful Earth Goddess is inspired by the natural Irish landscape and Celtic Mythology
Model: Kiara Quane
Dress by Mon Cheri, supplied by Sefton House Bridal in Limerick
Makeup by Laura Halvey
Hair by Mary Joyce 
Headpiece designed by White Dove Nurseries
Photography by Eva Birdthistle Photography
Earth Goddess Bridal Shoot

Lani Maternity

animotoThis is such a special time for a Mum, and your maternity images should reflect this peaceful time

Lani Maternity

Cake Smash

Zac’s 1st birthday was celebrated with a photoshoot inspired by an american concept quickly becoming popular on this side of the pond.  We had oh so much fun, a little messy but certainly worth it!

 

Cake Smash

Connor & John

A very special day for two wonderful people and their families. This service was such a personal day for Connor & John with a beautiful blessing in front of their family & friends. What a privilege to be there to capture it.

Connor & John

Judith Ryan

Judith is a wonderful actress, who recently asked for headshots for a one woman show in Dublin. We created images to reflect the type of characters she plays so as to help achieve future roles too. As always images are supplied in colour and black & white.

 

Judith Ryan

Environmental Portraits

We don’t often do location shoots but when we do, we’ve got to pick a great location. This is the gorgeous Louise, a stunningly beautiful soprano singer. During the pre-consultation we discussed the type of imagery and one place came to mind… can you guess? Its King John’s Castle. Thank goodness the weather was in our favour!

Environmental Portraits

Business Headshots

Business headshots need to look welcoming and professional and reflect the industry you are in. Keep your style simple, avoid large patterns, and opt for solid colours and a style that is comfortable.

Check out the blog post about Business head shots, it might answer a few questions  http://evabirdthistle.com/business-headshots/ 

Business Headshots

Sarah & Stephen

Sarah & Stephen

Lorraine’s Wedding Preparation

I loved capturing these moments before Lorraine’s Wedding. This is the quietest part of any wedding the day… the calm before the busy day x

Lorraine’s Wedding Preparation

Men’s Business headshots

Business headshots need to look welcoming and professional and reflect the industry you are in. Keep your style simple, avoid large patterns, and opt for solid colours and a style that is comfortable.

Check out the blog post about Business head shots, it might answer a few questions  http://evabirdthistle.com/business-headshots/ 

Men’s Business headshots

Ciara’s Boudoir Couture Video

 

Ciara’s Boudoir Couture Video

Ciara’s Boudoir

Boudoir Couture is feminine, beautiful, sensual, empowering and strong

Ciara’s Boudoir

Communion & Confirmation Photography

Unique contemporary Communion & Confirmation photography in a Limerick based studio.

Contact me to find out more about our collections.

 

Communion & Confirmation Photography

Bridal Boudoir

Bridal Boudoir

Georgian Hotel Rooms

Not only are these stunning period rooms tastefully preserved in the georgian style but the accessories enhance this tasteful period of design.

Georgian Hotel Rooms

Fresh Ingredients at No1

No1 Pery Square pride themselves on producing  delicious meals with the freshest ingredients. This rural country Georgian house is in the heart of Limerick City.

www.oneperysquare.com 

Fresh Ingredients at No1

Romy’s Boudoir Video

Romy’s Boudoir Video

Leanne’s Boudoir Couture

Leanne’s Boudoir Couture

Film Noir Boudoir

This session is inspired by the icon imagery of the 1940’s Film Noir, a stylish Hollywood Femme Fatale with an emphasise on light and shade.

Film Noir Boudoir

Burlesque Boudoir Couture

This beautiful Boudoir Couture session is inspired by the always stunning and exciting Burlesque.

Burlesque Boudoir Couture

Marilyn Inspired Boudoir Couture

Boudoir Couture Session inspired by Marilyn Monroe, naturally beautiful white one white with a touch of iconic red.

This Boudoir photography is available in my Limerick studio, by a female photographer.

Marilyn Inspired Boudoir Couture

Marley

Oh my, what a gorgeous little puppy, this  beauty was our first studio pet portrait. We didn’t want to give him back he was so cute 😀

Marley

Woof

Say hello to Woof.

This little kitten may be little but inside he is a Tiger, rawwrr!

(miaow miaow)

Woof

Before & After Couture

Before & After Couture

Actress & Model Headshots

Actor & Model headshots a are little different to business ones. They should show character, they can be dark and they should be memorable

Actress & Model Headshots

Maternity Portraits

A maternity portrait should create images that are quiet, reflective and beautiful. This is such a special time for a Mum to be and i want to create works of art to reflect this.

Maternity Portraits

Fine Art Portraits

Fine Art Portraits, emotive portraiture of your little ones, creating works of art for your home.

Fine Art Portraits

Pretty In Pink Portraits

Beautiful pretty in pink portraits for a Couture Session created for Makeup By Jessica

Pretty In Pink Portraits

Catriona and Aileen

Mum & Daughter Couture Session, a fantastic way to spend the day together

Catriona and Aileen

Dylan’s Confirmation

Dylan and his lovely family popped in recently for his Confirmation shoot. I love his images so much, what a handsome dude he is! Thanks Dylan 🙂

Dylan’s Confirmation

Mum’s Portrait

How many Mum’s have a wall full of images of their kids but none of themselves? I’m determined to change this, I’m starting a campaign to get our Mum’s in front of the camera.

Mum’s Portrait

King John’s Castle

King John’s Castle

Cara’s Couture Video

Cara’s Couture Video

Cara’s Couture

Cara contacted me looking for a couture Session that was a little bit different, She wanted something more theatrical. At her consultation we discussed her interests. She loved Cabaret, Chicago the musicals and the 1920’s. We just happen to have most of the costumes in stock.

On the day we were all very excited! Jessica did an amazing job on the hair & makeup and I set the scene while Jesscia was putting the finishing touches.  You will find a number of our favourite image from this shoot here, far too many to choose from. Enjoy.

Cara’s Couture

Communion Video

Communion Video

Communion In Grey

Another beautiful model who we photographed for Sefton House Bridal for their range of Communion dresses.

Communion In Grey

Eve, Louise & Me

I have been trying to get more Mum’s in front of the camera, so i thought why not get my Mum, my Sister and myself in front of the lens. My partner took the image under very strong direction from myself, hee hee.

Eve, Louise & Me

Headshots The Boys

Actor & Model headshots a are little different to business ones. They should show character, they can be dark and they should be memorable

Headshots The Boys

Maya’s Couture

Maya is a beautiful woman inside and out and it was an absolute pleasure to capture her Couture images. She is also the owner of a yummy business called MMCookies www.mmcookies.ie

I cannot find the proper words to describe how I feel and look . Thank you Eva for a great morning, it is real pleasure work with you.

Maya’s Couture

Communion In Pink

We photographed the beautiful Michaela for a Communion shoot against our new pink backdrop.

Communion In Pink

Percy Bloodworth

Percy Bloodworth is Clown Noir’s father and the owner of Bloodworth’s Circus. We also created the Bloodworth Circus poster for the upcoming Clown Noir tour.

You can check out his website at www.clownnoir.ie

Percy Bloodworth

Gwen’s Family

Gwen’s family had a double celebration in 2013, a Communion and Confirmation. It was a great opportunity to capture not just this occasion but also the family portrait.

Gwen’s Family

Sophia’s Family

These handsome dudes have the most stunning eye, love it.

Sophia’s Family

Lorna’s Family

Lorna brought her beautiful children in for a shoot to mark the occasion of Megan’s Confirmation. How grown up Megan looks <3

Lorna’s Family

Clown Noir

Clown Noir wanted to a number of images for his up and coming tour. We had so much fun creating this shoot which tells the story of a clown looking for a second chance.

Check out his website at www.clownnoir.ie

Clown Noir

Roisin’s Couture Session

Roisin is a very talented writer and when she asked me to produce a set of portraits suitable for publishing, I also asked could we try something different too, hence the painterly images which i just adore.

You can check out her website at www.roisinmeaney.com

Roisin’s Couture Session