We have recently finished shooting our fifth Cover for the Irish Dancing Magazine. We are so excited about seeing the final issues. The following issues were shot by Time In Focus.
<-January Issue 2012. This was our first cover with dancer Caitriona Quinlan. We were at Butlins for the Great Britain Championships in October 2011. We set up on the Friday and took multiple portrait, action shots and outdoor shots of Caitriona. Butlins had the perfect setting for some of the shots especially the outdoor ones as the weather was warm(ish) and sunny. Caitriona was very relaxed and professional which made our job very easy! We were thrilled with the finished cover. You can see Caitriona's cover on the January issue.
->Our second cover was shot in Dublin with the wonderful Miriam Lee. Miriam won the World Championship for n Comhdhail so we were really excited to shoot her for the cover. I chose St Stephen’s Green as our location. Myself, Emer (sister) and my Mam walked around looking for good locations, taking some test shots. Emer always loves to be the model! When Miriam arrived with her mum Michelle, we began the shoot. We used many different areas of the park to make sure we had lots to choose from. The sun eventually came out and we ended up with lots of amazing shots. Miriam was a natural and we all had a good laugh on the shoot. You can see Miriam’s cover on the April issue.
<-Our third issue was with the wonderful Etain Mulvenna. Etain is a fantastic dancer and was a pleasure to work with. We shot this cover at the All Ireland Championships in City West in Dublin. As this was shot in February, we struggled with the weather as it was so cold that week! Also trying to find somewhere to fit in with the spring theme was tough as the flowers had not yet bloomed! So myself and my wonderful assistant (my mam) went and bought some lovely flowers for Etain to use which brought lots of fun and colour to the photo. You can see Etain's cover on the May issue of IDM.
->The July issue features Olivia Griffin from America. Olivia’s photo shoot took place at the All Irelands in February also. As we struggled with the weather and lack of colourful back drops, we managed to find some nice locations at City West in Dublin. We got some great shots of Olivia. She braved the cold weather and was fantastic to shoot.
<-The June issue features the beautiful Simona Mauriello from Maguire O'Shea Academy in London. Simona has won numerous major competitions through out the years and has recently toured with Lord of the Dance. Simona's photo shoot took place in our studio in Essex. She was a pure natural in front of the camera and we got some fabulous shots indoors and outdoors.
We have recently shot more IDM covers. Who will be our next Cover Girl? Check back here very soon for more cover shot stories and photos.