If you stay in on a Friday night to chill out and watch a bit of TV, then chances are you will know of Kelly Donegan. She is one of the starts of the TV3 reality show, Tallafornia. It is a show that follows the lives of 7 people who are from (around) the Tallaght area in South-West Dublin.
If you never heard of the show, then you may know her from other work she has done with Assets Model Agency, who she is currently signed with. You may also have seen herself and Hazel O’Sullivan appearing on various UK Darts competitions on Sky Sports as work on girls. That job in the UK has boosted their popularity in the UK immensely.
Kelly came down to my studio a few weeks ago to get some new shots for her portfolio. We also shot with the aim of getting ia spread the papers, which it did. We were looking for sexy yet edgy shots, and I think we achieved that quite well. The shot on the right is one of my favorites from the shoot. It’s a simple shot in terms of set up and lighting, but it turned out great. Note IKEA’s finest rug that came in handy. It is a great place to stock up on props.
Another favourite shot from the day is this one above.
Kelly did her own hair and make-up for the shoot, which was very handy. It’s a bonus when not only is the model able to do her own hair and make-up, but able to do it well as well. We also styled it our selves in my usual way.
As usual, its was a great days shooting. It was fantastic working with Kelly and is a genuine and nice girl. The way that they edit these TV shows can be very mis-leading some times. Obviously the producers need to create a show that will contain controversy and drama etc, but when you are watching these shows, you need to remember about the editing and you might not always be watching things in context.