I was delighted to be asked back again by the very talented team of http://www.yvonnemaher.com/ & http://www.bridalhairbymarie.com/ to create a shoot with an editorial feel of old world charm with a twist. Our location for our shoot is the wonderfully splendid Left Bank Bar in the heart of Kilkenny city http://www.leftbank.ie/. The staff & management could not have being more helpfull & generous with their time & use of their building & a big thanks goes to Clodagh for allowing us this privilege.
We had quite a large production team on this shoot with Myself,Vicky & Kalle looking after the photographic duties whislt Hair & Makeup was looked after by Marie & Yvonne. Our models were Aine,Vicky & Aindrea whom excelled themselves throughout the shoot. We also had a behind the scenes video of the shoot with http://www.theweddingvideoman.com/Aboutus.html Brendan looking after this.
All clothes were supplied by Agnes & the girls from Lola Rose Boutique in Kilkenny city http://www.lolarosekilkenny.ie/ some really amazing dresses & designs & worked really well on camera.
The lighting setup was kept very simple with a single light source (Bowens 500w) head with Honeycomb grid to prevent light spill. As i was using a mixture of natural daylight & back lighting having control was very important to create that dramatic effect. My lens of choice was a 70-200mm 2.8 & a 35mm prime all shot on a canon 5d.
All photography by Ben
All images shot upstairs in Left Bank Bar.