Joanne Martin moves to Assets Agency

Photoshoot by Richie Buttle

Joanne Martin is a stunning model from Dublin. The 23 year old Blonde has recently been on ICA Boot camp, along with fellow Assets girls Rachel Wallace & Lisa Nolan, both of whom I have shot in the past.

Joanne and I have been trying to organise a shoot for ages, but it never worked out. Her boyfriend, Joey O’Brien is a footballer in the UK, so due to her traveling between the UK , time was always against us. However, early in the Summer when Compton Agency closed down, Joanne was looking for a new agency. She was signed by Assets Agency  and we finally got around to shooting some fresh looks for her portfolio update.

We also shot with the intention of sending out the images to print. I do my usual routine of taking the shots, sending them out with a back story and seeing what bites. The Dubliner picked it up and ran the image to the right as the cover while running two other image in the articles. You can see the spread on my page of published work.

Photoshoot by Richie Buttle

The shoot went great. We shot a wide range of looks ranging from some fashion & casual to lingerie and swimwear. We finished up with my usual slicked back, wet hair look with a black top. It contrasts great against the white background. Everyone who comes down for a shoot loves that look.

The styling on the day was provided by Steph Slevin Weatherston ( It was my first time working with Steph and she was great. It’s always nice working on a shoot when the team are relaxed, getting along and open to new ideas.

Joanne’s Hair & Make-up was done by the fantastic as always, Aimee Connolly. If you follow my blog, you will know that work with Aimee a lot these days. We have a good system going and know how each other work. Make sure to check out her Facebook Page and give her an old “Like” :

Photoshoot by Richie Buttle Here is a cute outtake shot. The key light did not fire, but the background lights did. It resulted in a nice silhouette. I will be putting up a setup post for this shoot soon.

Photoshoot by Richie Buttle