Hempful Products

Hempful Products

Hempful Products is a photo shoot I did recently. Hempful are located at Campsie near Derry so it was great to help out local people with product photography. I took some samples and had some fun with different images. I went to an Grianan in Donegal for the background and also to Mussenden Temple on the North Coast for more background images.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD, or to give it its full title, Cannabidiol, is one of the most prevalent compounds found in the plant Cannabis Sativa. It is non-psychoactive, completely legal and a major health-boosting ingredient. Full spectrum CBD oil is the most effective and most beneficial.

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

The difference between Hemp and Marijuana is night and day. The term Marijuana was used by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in America in the 1920’s to refer to recreational Cannabis. At the time cannabis extracts were widely used in medicines and other food products, so the department criminalized cannabis by association with Reefer Groups and the term Marijuana became the street name for recreational cannabis.
Hemp on the other hand, although a Cannabis plant, never did make it as a recreational drug. It doesn’t contain the psychoactive compound, THC, which causes the high. Therefore you could smoke fields of Hemp and never get high. When Cannabis was officially banned Hemp feel under the bus with it. The understanding today is Marijuana gets you high, Hemp gets you healthy.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Gormley’s Strabane October 2020

Gormley Shoes Strabane

I went to Gormley Shoes, Strabane for a Local Women Magazine Photoshoot. It took place in October 2020 for the November magazine. I asked Yasmin to model again. We have worked together quite a lot over the last couple of years. She is very good at what she does and is always great fun. We got the hair and make up with Valerie Kennedy in Eglinton. Again, Valerie has always helped out and as always produced fantastic results. I went to Gormley’s Strabane October 2020 to get the product for the shoot. Declan who owns the shop is my brother in law so always good to see him. Gormley’s Strabane October 2020 was another great shoot. Many thanks once again to Declan, Yasmin and Valerie for helping out in this shoot.

Little about me (Gormley’s Strabane)

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Kaily Photo Shoot in Derry

Kaily Photo Shoot

I went along to the Waterside railway station in Derry for the Kaily Photo Shoot. We met Kaily a couple of months ago. I noticed her walking along the river Foyle in Derry.  Just had to ask to take her photo and she said yes. She is just so natural at posing and loves getting her photo taken. The first photo shoot was only a few minutes long. This time we met at the railway station. I had the platform shot in mind but we also got some images at the riverside. It was a cool evening but dry and nice. We fortunately got permission to go onto the platform where it was quiet. Then we went over the side of the river where we got some nice lights of the town in the background.

A little about me – Kaily Photo Shoot

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Dobbins Family Communion

Dobbins Family Communion

The Dobbins Family Communion took place this week where  Finn was the star of the show. His father Simon was trying to be the star but just couldn’t do it this time. We met at St. Columb’s Park House early evening and the weather was just lovely – a little cool but nice. This was basically a family photo shoot. It turned out to be great fun. I know Simon and the family so the craic was good. We just went for a walk around the park. We ended up at the swings with all the kids. Some kids had to move so we could get some photos but they were ok about it. The usual parents kissing above the child photo was great fun with poor Finn cringing and his mum and dad loving it of course.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

 

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Fitness Shoot with Aidan Doherty Fitness

 

Fitness Shoot with Aidan Doherty Fitness based in Skeoge Business Park was a good laugh. I called to the gym and although I had some ideas, so did Aidan lol. I actually attend this gym and have been since January. Everyone is great fun and more than willing to help and support each other.  Then there is Ryan who is affectionately known as Hitler lol. He loves it of course. Attending the gym has been a great experience. Aidan has created in my opinion something special. Both Aidan and Ryan try and get the most out of you at the time. That said, they do keep a close eye on us all when at the gym and exercising. They both pay a lot attention to the overall well being including mental health of their clients. I have had gym membership in the past but this is very different in a good way. This of course is only my opinion but the other members I know would agree I feel sure.

A little about me.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Bride on the Wedding Morning

Bride on the Wedding Morning – here are a few images from getting ready to meeting the man she loves. This is Martina and Justin’s wedding. The morning of a wedding can be chaos but it is so much fun. This is obviously the bride’s house and will be very different to the groom’s house. Here you have hair and make up along with so much stuff going on. The main focus is the bride but if kids are involved things can get tricky lol. These images are when everyone is ready and starting to get ready for the trip to the Church.

A little about me.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Ciara and Nathan

Ciara and Nathan had their photo shoot at the Pollan Beach near Ballyliffin. This really is a fabulous location in Donegal. Many bridal parties arrive here for photos so we were lucky with the weather. Ciara and Nathan were great fun to work with and they all just got stuck in and had a fun day. Rain had fallen earlier in the day and we got a lovely photo of the couple under the rainbow. Without the rain you will not get that shot.

 

 

A little about me.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Christina’s Wedding Prep

Christina’s Wedding Prep. This is just a quick look at Christina’s Wedding Prep on the morning of her wedding with Noel. It really was such a fun morning. As a wedding photographer, I find it a privilege to be asked to document the day. I arrived around 930am to Christina’s  parents house where she was getting ready. It was organised and chaotic all at the same time. It was a fun time for them all. When her dad came in to see the dress she did a little emotional which is to be expected. The raw emotion was palpable. The hair and make up were all done in the house which worked well for Christina. There is of course the usual bottle of bubbly to be opened.

A little about me.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Benito Rodriguez Photo Shoot

Benito Rodriguez Photo Shoot.

Benito Rodríguez made his operatic debut in 2011 with the character of Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Boheme” in Mexico City. Since then he has sung that role on several occasions in other cities in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

It has been performed at festivals and opera houses in many countries.

In 2019, he recorded Gounod’s opera “Faust” with the UK National Symphony Orchestra.

In that same year, he participated with HBO as an actor and opera singer in that chain’s new show, “The nevers”, directed by renowned producer and film director Joss Whedon.

He also had the honor of singing the New York premiere of the opera “Il Postino” by composer Daniel Catán and the world premiere of “Shulamit” by composer Dina Pruzhansky.

She continued her training under the guidance of Maestro Plácido Domingo and the international soprano Nelly Miricioiu, mentor of the Jette Parker Program at the Royal Opera House, with whom she has participated in multiple concerts and operas.

In addition to being an opera singer, Benito is a cultural promoter, supporting Mexican singers through the Opera Studio Beckmann, giving them the opportunity for an operatic preparation of the highest level, with renowned teachers from Mexico and the world.

 

A little about me.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Gillian and Dee Wedding Day

Gillian and Dee Wedding Day

Gillian and Dee Wedding Day – where do i start? It was a fun filled day from start to finish. Gillian was just gorgeous and Dee was looking well also. Kids always make photos more fun so their two children were just brilliant to have on board. One was a little more sticky which proved great for photos because Dee and Gillian wanted candid images. From the church, we went to Bishops Gate Hotel in the town. This was great as it as not too far away. On arriving there, guests were there before us so plenty of photos immediately. Here are some black and white images from the day.

A little about me.

I’ve spent years helping people to find the perfect sole. In my shoe shop in the heart of Derry and now through my passion for photography
I get to photograph people with their soulmates! My daughter Bronagh and parents have always been and always will be a big part of my life. We have shared so many moments and enjoy looking at older photos and laughing together. Moments and the moments between moments during a wedding or a portrait session hold so much emotion. I love to capture images in a fun, natural and classic way. I’ve been passionate about photography for years, from the darkroom to my digital camera today, and storytelling is at the heart of what I do. I’m Gerard and I look forward to telling your story.

At Gerard Gormley photography, I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share and like this post. You can also follow my work on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.