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Behind the Scenes with MIAN Photography

  • January 31, 2016

We had a day full of photography at the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan yesterday with two of our mobile studio setups. We had a selection of backgrounds, a range of clients and lots of giggles! It was lovely to meet you all and we’re working hard today to deliver your professional portraits!

If you missed us, we’re in Mullagh Hall on February 27th (Saturday) – the cost of your session is €50 and includes a free print. It must be pre-booked as spaces are limited. Email us on through our Contact Us page or call us on 0429690315 – there are 3 Spaces left!

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Budget Wedding Photography – New Package for 2016/2017

  • January 26, 2016

Wedding Photographer Cavan Monaghan LouthWe like to keep it simple when it comes to our pricing, as you can see from our website. We also want to be fair, as weddings cost enough as it is! Our standard wedding photography package is €1,200. You get full coverage of your day, from prep to first dance (none of this running off when the dinner call sounds, we’ll refuel and get stuck back in to capture you in the arms of your loved one for your first dance before we leave), with two photographers.

Now, not everyone needs us there for prep, there may not be room or time for a photographer to capture you and your other half getting ready. You may also not want us to stay until first dance. If all you want are beautiful photos of your wedding ceremony, whether that be in a church, at the registry office, or an alternative location, followed by some relaxed photos of yourself and your newlywed partner and your wedding party and family, then you shouldn’t have to pay full price!

So we are introducing our Mini Wedding Photography Package, where you still get the same treatment, the same quality and even your engagement/pre-wedding shoot, for just €650! You’ll still get your Custom Wedding USB with all the images that we have captured, finished in the editing style that you prefer.

Click the button below to see what’s included with your package and view our add-on prices (for albums & prints etc.)

2016/2017 Wedding Prices

Win a Professional Photo Retouch or Restoration

  • January 24, 2016

We’re feeling generous today, so, for the next 24 hours, in the comments on our Facebook page, upload a photograph that you would like retouched. This can be an old photo that you’d like restored, a portrait that you’d like cleaned up, a background that you’d like removed ore replaced etc. We have THREE retouches to give away and the winners will be chosen at random tomorrow after 6PM.

The better quality that you can email your photo to us if you are selected, the better results that we can give you!

(Note: You must own the rights to the image, we cannot retouch another photographer’s or person’s photograph without their express permission. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or in conjunction with any other offer.)Wedding Photo Retouching Service Cavan Monaghan Meath Ireland

Professional Photo Retouching Example Photo Restoration

Digital Darkroom Course, Kells

  • January 23, 2016

We’ve had some requests for a beginners digital image processing course in Kells, Co. Meath, so we’ve just scheduled one in. Places are filling up already… There’s only one space left on our Introduction to Photography Course in Bailieborough, so we expect this one to fill up quickly too!

Location: The Book Market, Kells, Co. Meath
Course Title: Digital Darkroom for Beginners
Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Cost: €40
3 Evenings (10th, 17th, 24th Feb)
Tea/Coffee & Biscuits included!


Week 1: Introduction, Demonstration
Week 2: Practical, guided work on set images from your tutors
Week 3: Practical, guided work on your own images

A practical, affordable, simple 3 evening course that will help you to understand basic digital darkroom processing. A common misconception is that this is ‘Photoshop’ and that you are changing the image. All we’re going to show you how to do in this workshop is control the light, tones, colours and other elements in your image, as you normally would in a darkroom in the days of film!

By the end of this course, you will understand how to get the best out of your images using Adobe Camera RAW or Lightroom and hopefully be interested in learning a little more.

To book, simply Contact Us – spaces are limited.

Digital Photo Processing Course Cavan Monaghan Meath

Beginners Photography Course – Bailieborough

  • January 22, 2016

Hi folks!

We’ve had some requests for another beginners photography course in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, so we’ve just scheduled one in. Places are filling up already… We also have a Digital Darkroom course coming up in Kells soon, so contact us if you’re interested in that. Details for the course are as follows:

Location: Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
Course Title: Introduction to Digital Photography
Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Cost: €50
4 Evenings (11th, 18th, 25th Feb & 3rd Mar)


Week 1: Introduction, Photography Equipment (Cameras, Lenses, Tripods) and Composition
Week 2: Theory of the Exposure Triangle & its Elements i.e. ISO, Shutter Speed & Aperture – No more AUTO!
Week 3: Practical Work on Depth of Field and Low Light
Week 4: Practical Work on Freezing or Showing Motion

A practical, affordable, simple 4 evening course that will help you to understand your camera, composition and the exposure triangle. Once you understand the basics of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture and how these 3 things affect the exposure and look of your pictures, you’ll be well on the way to making the best use of your camera.

By the end of this course, you will understand the elements of the exposure triangle, what makes a picture, how to take a picture and hopefully be interested in learning a little more.

To book, simply Contact Us – spaces are limited.

Beginners Photography Course Lessons Bailieborough

Butter Wouldn’t Melt…

  • January 20, 2016

A little insight into the life of Tommy Fisher… Tommy has become MIAN Photography & Training’s Official, Unofficial Mascot over the last 7 months. We did his newborn shoot when he was just a few days old and have done a monthly set of portraits of him with various props and poses. He is a comical little chap and so incredibly cute! He is starting to recognise us as the people for whom he has to pose and is becoming very adept at doing so.

It’s training for us too – Milca has changed his nappy and been ‘sicked’ on and Andy has dressed him in his outfits. This month was a bit of a ‘Butter Wouldn’t Melt’ series, so we thought we’d show you a representation of Tommy before, during and after one of our photo sessions! (It’s amazing what a baby wipe can do!)

Be sure to scroll down to the end to see his mum’s review!


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After… All tuckered out…Baby Photo Portrait Cavan Monaghan Meath

I can’t praise MIAN Photography enough. They have created so many beautiful pictures of my little Tommy. I look forward to our monthly sessions to capture his development. They are not only fantastic photographers but they are also fantastic with Tommy and my other kids aswell. Every session is stress free and alot of fun.

Charlene Fisher

So there you have it… A day (or at least an afternoon) off for mums…


Another mum had this to say:

My little girl was made to look and feel like a real princess during her newborn photo shoot. As a new Mum it was great that MIAN came to our home. All I had to do was sit back and they took care of everything. The results are fabulous! Would definitely recommend them.

Helen Eagleton

Our prices start at €150 for a studio session in your home, to see what’s included, click here!