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This Week at MIAN HQ

  • November 11, 2020
This Week at MIAN HQ

Lockdown Wedding 2020

We had a wedding! We were so excited this week to get out the door to Threasa & Kilian’s wedding in Bruskey. After a sweet and short ceremony in the church and some quick family altar photos, we headed off to Mullagh, to the Golden Mile for some photos of the newlyweds – we barely caught the last light of the day and made it to the lake just in time for a little drizzle – never let that stop you!


Mr. Wilson Makes

We also took the leap this week to set Andy up with his own Facebook and Instagram accounts to show off his knitwear and other crafts, feel free to show him some love over there!

Andy’s Instagram:

Andy’s Facebook:

All things Christmas!

We’ve taken a chance that we’ll be able to reopen again by December 2nd and have begun to contact clients for their Christmas Mini Session dates, the latest rescheduling thanks to Covid-19! We have dozens of minis and family sessions that were affected by all of this, who we are going to have to get new dates for, so we’ve had to start early and simply hope that we’ll be able to go ahead.

In the mean time, we’ve also been creating our Christmas designs for your cards and gifts and we are so grateful for everyone’s support! Perhaps next year this is something we’ll be able to offer alongside of our minis, using the photos that we capture – perpetual optimism!

Click here to visit our Christmas Things page!

Phone Photo Guide

  • November 1, 2020
Phone Photo Guide

Taking your own photos for our Christmas Designs? Welcome to our quick guide.

Important: Photos are best directly off your camera roll, if you download low-quality images from Facebook, they may not print well. Please note that we are not responsible for the print quality of your photos.

Taking photographs especially? Here’s our guide:

  • Keep your background clear, don’t use your flash.
  • Use a soft cloth to clean your lens, often poor quality comes from a dirty lens!
  • Do NOT zoom in or crop the image, simply move closer.
  • Try not to force your subject to smile, take a second and be silly! Give them a reason for their eyes to sparkle instead of grimacing and showing you their ‘cheese’ face.
  • Get down on their level – try not to photograph your child from above in a dominant stance, get low.
  • No filters!
  • Light? Turn off the lights (they’re orange) and use natural light (not sun, just light!) from one side (not behind!) from a window.
  • Photographing a baby? Keep it simple, follow the same camera and light tips as above, but also consider – photograph a baby from above when they’re lying on their back if they can’t sit unaided, have the light coming from their head down to their toes or from one side to the other, don’t have that window down at their toes, uplighting them like a spooky Halloween torch photo, that was so last month!
Side light!

Christmas Things!

  • November 1, 2020
Christmas Things!

Personalise your Christmas gifts and cards with your family’s photos. Our Digital Christmas Designs are ready!

We have limited the numbers available on each one for now as we are only human and can only work so fast. If the design you want isn’t available, check back in a day or two and drop us a message and we’ll contact you as soon as it’s available again. Turnaround time is roughly 24-48 hours.

Thank you all so much for supporting us, 2020 has been rough on everyone but you make it better x

Pop on over to our shop page for more information and to purchase your favourite design. There are 7 designs available. Prices range from €10 to €20, please read the descriptions on the products to see what we can edit for you.

Click Here to Shop for your Christmas Design!

There’s more!

Support another small local business by ordering your Christmas cards with our design through Deer Lane Studio, based in Co. Cavan.

Click Here for More Information on Deer Lane Studio