Rebecca Maguire – Miss Wright Venue 2012

The “Miss Wright Venue” title is a highly contested accolade. It is one of the most popular entry paths into the Miss Ireland. The 2011 title holder was Faye Fooney and she represented the Night Club  very well, so well she is now an employee in fact. The Belfast Beauty Rebecca Maguire was crowned Miss Wright Venue 2012 last month.

Rebecca is no stranger to the world of pageants or fashion. She is a hot favorite to win the 2012 Miss Ireland title as she came second last year after been beaten by Holly Carpenter. It was a tough contest last year as both were great contenders, but only one could win. This could be Rebecca’s year though.

I sponsored a photoshoot for the winner of Miss Wright Venue 2012. The shoot styling was also sponsored by Nicole Spain of Flutter On By Fashion Styling. Go check the out if you are looking to do a styling course. The Hair sponsor for the shoot was Shauna Spain Hair Styling. Go check out here great deals on a blow dry at the moment. Aine Cahill was on hand to provide her Make-Up artistry skills. Aine a graduate from LA Make-Up Academy did a great job. Finally, the dresses were provided by The Ivory Closet Dress Hire Limerick. The Ivory Closet are a popular name these days when it comes to quality dress hire.

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I was delighted to meet Rebecca and her Mum (Hey Charlotte) and Auntie Karen in the Wright Venue Penthouse for the craic at the after party. We started to plan the shoot straight away to get the ball rolling on it. The aim for the shoot was to shoot some elegant shots with Rebecca modeling the fantastic dresses from The Ivory Closet along with some classic swim ware shoots as well as a lingerie look. Time was limited for the shoot and we had a lot to get through. I think we managed to cover the plan fairly well though 🙂

Rebecca looks great in these swimsuit and lingerie shots though, as I am sure you will agree. You can check these shoots out in the Irish Sun Paper .

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We shot on location at the Wright Venue…. well Rebecca is the Misses of the place after all 🙂 . The WV is a fantastic venue and top class club. It has some lovely features and unique places that make for a great shooting location / background. However, here in lies the problem. It is now hard to shoot there while doing so in a creative and new way. The last thing a photographer want is to be shooting a model in the same way as 2 or 4 other photographers. That is a common problem when shooting at popular locations….. how do you make it look different? Well in this case, it’s not so much about making it look different persay but trying to shoot from either a different angle or by using different lighting.

For example, the Scarface room is a cool private VVIP part of the venue. It has been shot by so many different photographers with so many different models in many different ways… its hard to get a unique take on it. Coupled with that the time limit that we had ( there was a fashion show on later), it’s often under pressure that the solutions come about. My solution was to use my Magic light a.K.a the Orbis Ring Flash. Check out all the black and white shots to see the effect of that.

The Miss Ireland Final is on the 28th of April, so there is not long left for it now. I want to wish Rebecca the best of Luck with it…. I know she will do great.

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Miss Wright Venue 2012 Finalists

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Here are a few images from the Promo shoot with finalist of the Miss Wright Venue. The 2011 Miss Wright Venue, Faye Rooney, along with the help of Lisa Nolan and Steven Baitson organise the shoot and got all the girls together.  Unfortunately a few could not make it. One of those happened to be the winner, Rebecca Maguire.  The talented team from Vanity X were on make-up duty and they done a great job. Some of the other girls who made the finals included Kyla Flaiani, Kasia Halela, Hannah Cassidy, Stacey Moore, Kelsey Flood & Rebecka O’Leary

Rebecca was crowned Miss Wright Venue 2012 last night (Sat March 10th) It was a fantastic night and great craic was had by all. Rebecca now goes onto the Miss Ireland competition which is coming up soon and she is a good contender for it.

Part of my sponsorship of the event was a photo-shoot with the winner. So I am really looking forward to shooting with Rebecca soon.

Nicole Spain is also coming on board on the shoot and is doing the styling 🙂

Holly Carpenter – Miss Ireland 2011

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Meet the current Miss Ireland, Holly Carpenter. These are a small selection of shots from Holly’s last shoot before she headed off to London to compete in the 2011 Miss World Competition. These images ran as part of a piece by the Irish Sun Paper ( Oct 17th 2011). The shoot was all about the swimware as she needed some shots for the Miss World Competition. Holly has a good chance of winning it for Ireland, currently 12/1 on PaddyPower.com.

I worked with Holly before for a Dublin Mag Shoot, along with the other Miss Ireland contestants. We had talked about a shoot long before that but it only came together a few weeks ago after she won Miss Ireland. Hair and Make-up for this shoot were the charge of the the fantastic Julie Caulfield whom I have worked with several times before now. Julie’s sister Serena was at hand to assist for the day and the location was the impressive Wright Venue, Swords.

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I would like to wish Holly all the best in the competition and I reckon that she will do great. She was great to work with and has the right stuff I reckon. I look forward to shooting with her again with the Miss World Crown 🙂 Good Luck Holly!!!

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