Tanya & Rory’s Modern City Wedding | Glam Wedding at Brasco’s Skerries

Posted on April 13, 2018 by DesignWorks Photography under Bridal, Weddings

Modern pink and navy wedding in Dublin



Tanya & Rory’s wedding was like a reunion of sorts: both of us grew up 2 doors up from Rory (in Rush) and our families still live in the area so we all know each other really well since childhood! We photographed Tanya’s family in our studio recently so really, there were no strangers at this wedding! No ‘getting to know each other’, it was more like meeting old friends.

They told us from the beginning that they wanted their wedding to be relaxed & intimate, just a special day for them, their 3 gorgeous kids and their closest family and friends.  Tanya was always going to be an elegant and stylish bride, in her modern (and wonderfully on trend) blush pink beaded gown, perfectly accented by FABULOUS rose gold sparkly shoes and clutch bag. Rory’s navy suit was the perfect foil for the pops of pink throughout the day. We started the day with them in the city centre, going for a walk around one Rory’s favourite spots along the Grand Canal. Then we returned to Skerries for a few quick portraits at Skerries Mills followed by family portraits and the party in Brasco’s restaurant at Skerries harbour. We had so much fun with Tanya & Rory (and their adorable kids!) that we were sorry to say goodbye at the end of the day.


pink wedding flower

pink wedding flowers


Photography by Denise Cannon & Brónagh Cannon at DesignWorks Photography

Ceremony Venue: Dublin Registry Office

Reception Venue: Brasco’s, Skerries

Flowers: Mayflower Vintage, Balbriggan

Bride’s Dress: Monsoon

Groomswear: Remus Uomo, at Dowd Menswear, Drogheda.

Bride’s Shoes: Roland Cartier

Engagement and Wedding Rings: Trevor at Ór Designs, Rush

Groom’s Shoes: Paddy Dwyer, Drogheda

Invitations: Wedding Cards Direct



Take better photos in front of the Christmas Tree!

Posted on December 16, 2017 by DesignWorks Photography under Portraits
Leave a comment

Let’s be honest – we love this time of year. Everything is sparkly, eating copious amounts of baked items is encouraged, and family and friends make a special effort to be together no matter how busy we are are! Also, there are very few days when it’s acceptable to drink Bailey’s at 2pm! (so I’m told!)


We ALL love taking taking group shots of the gang together at Christmas – here are a few tips to make that easier:


  1. For a big group – Set your camera to landscape (to make sure all the people and the tree are in focus). Give yourself plenty of light too! If it’s not bright enough in the room, turn on the main light or use flash. For smaller groups try portrait mode, again plenty of light is key! Move nearer the the window if necessary.
  2. All adults need to push their chins forward and down for a flattering portrait! Think of it like this: push your forehead towards the camera – it takes years off you in a photo!
  3. Turn slightly sideways onto the camera -don’t face the camera square on. Turn 45 degrees and you’ll look slimmer!
  4. Try to laugh and not smile in a photo! It looks much more natural! Say a silly word – it will look great! (smelly socks, silly sausages or pizza all work well!)

Get ready to enjoy better selfies!  P.S.  Now, you know as well as I do that group selfies are tons of fun, but for some uses they aren’t quiiiite the same as a photo someone else took.  If you’d like at least one family photo that doesn’t include anyone’s arms sticking out of the side of the frame, and you want someone to take it who knows how to make everyone look fabulous, here’s an easy way to get one: we have a great offer this Christmas for a one hour family session plus a 20″ wall portrait (as a fine art canvas or an artblock) for just €250 (save €130!) Get in touch on 018021100 or email bronagh@designworksphoto.com to grab one!




Fairy Portraits Cork | The Enchanted Forest is on the move!

Posted on August 22, 2017 by DesignWorks Photography under fairies, Fairy, Portraits
Leave a comment

Fairy portrait Ireland


We know how much you all love our Enchanted Forest portraits – fine art fairy and elf portraits that we create in our Dublin studio – and we have so many requests to come to different parts of the country that once a year we choose a different location to bring this unique experience! We’re delighted to announce that this year we are bringing The Enchanted Forest to Cork for one weekend only, October 20th-22nd.

The Enchanted Forest is a special event where little boys and girls (newborn to adult!) are transformed into fairies and elves while we create stunning fine art portraits in a lifesized forest set. It is a magical experience for your kids and you leave with stunning works of art for your to enjoy forever. We supply all the costumes and each session can accommodate up to three kids. For children under 3 years of age we allocate a little longer as babies and toddlers take longer to get great images!


fairy portraits ireland

fairy portraits ireland

fairy portraits ireland

It costs just €50 to secure your appointment and this is taken off whichever package you select once you’ve seen your portraits. We have four packages to choose from and each one includes a 20-30 minute fairy experience and photo shoot :


18″x12″ printed portrait plus two 12″x8″ printed portraits – €240



24″ Art Block with Swarovski Crystals plus three 7″x5″ printed portraits – €375



Printable USB of all images from your child’s session plus an 18″ printed portrait – €450



Stunning Multi-image Art Block with Swarovski Crystals (28″x11″), printable USB of all images from your child’s session, three 12″ printed portraits and a set of two photo keyrings, each with two photos – €750


We also have gorgeous add on products such as a personalised storybook, small gift prints, Christmas cards and tree ornaments, keyrings etc. Once you choose your package you can spread your payments out over a few weeks or months if you prefer – especially helpful for the higher priced packages!

Call us on 018021100 or email us on bronagh@designworksphoto.com to ask any questions or to snap up one of these slots before it’s fully booked. The Enchanted Forest will not be traveling to Cork again (we’ll go somewhere else next year) so this is your chance to turn your little ones into beautiful fairies and elves! 

divider 1
divider 1
divider 1

Blog Post Categories

divider 1

Find us on Facebook

divider 1

Follow Us on Twitter

divider 1

See Our Latest Pins

divider 1

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



All images © Copyright protected DesignWorks Photography
Portrait & Wedding Photographer      26 Church Street, Skerries, Dublin, IE Tel: 01 8021100