Melissa Mannion February 2nd, 2011
A very belated happy new year! It is now one month into 2011 and while this year looks like it will be a challenging one for everyone I am quietly excited rising to the challenge. I will work hard to make sure that the work I do and what I deliver, whether it is an online slideshow or a custom wedding album, is second to none.
These days there is understandably so much emphasis place on best value but it is also important to value best quality. This is especially important when you are reviewing canidates for your wedding photographer. There is only one chance to capture the beautiful moments of your wedding so that they can be shared and relived for many years.
One thing I am changing for 2011 is the way I do my highlight slideshows. My new shows will be more dynamic and have a lot of new options. You will be able to embed the video directly on your facebook page with one click. These shows will also be playable on mobile devices such as the itouch, iphone or ipad. You will be able order the mp4 files and/or high definition dvd’s to play at home or wherever! I have put together a sample of the new slideshow:
I am also looking at high definition dvd proofing to enable you to see your photos at home on your computer or tv as full sized high resolution previews.
I am also impementing a new system of album proofing to make it more user friendly and you will also have the ability to embed your album design on your facebook page.
In addition to these changes I am adding new products into my line up which I will be showcasing here on my blog.
I am really excited about all of these new developments and am always searching for new ways to improve the service I provide. Please feel free to get in touch, I always welcome any feedback or suggestions.
Most importantly, best wishes for 2011- I am so looking foward to this years weddings!
Melissa Mannion August 31st, 2010
The much anticipated/dreaded first day back. Good luck to all the returning and first time students (and their parents!)
Melissa Mannion August 29th, 2010
Hello again, I’m back again after my summer holidays in New York. It was the longest I have been back since I was married 12 years ago and the longest my daughter has ever been away from home and yet it seemed to fly by!
Most of the time we spent in the town I grew up in on Long Island but we also got to visit Manhattan, Saratoga Springs and Montauk- three very different but equally fantastic parts of New York state. The trip also gave me the opportunity to catch up with some very good friends that I hadn’t seen in many years and to make some new friends that I hope to see again either back in NY or here in Ireland.
Now I’m looking foward to my September weddings, can’t wait to be shooting again
In the meantime here are a few of the photos I took on my trip;
Melissa Mannion August 29th, 2009
I’m a bit late posting this but better late than never. I am over in the states at the moment on a little holiday. I’d like to say we are enjoying the summer sun but, alas, we are practically drowning in topical storm Danny- Oh Danny boy! We did have a few good days so I won’t complain. I hope you are all getting better weather back in Ireland now. I’ll be back at work during the first week of September- looking foward to a few weddings and catching up on the last couple of weddings I shot. When everything settles down I will post up some new favourite photos- I already have a few in mind.
In the meantime here are a few photos from used to be sunny New York:
Melissa Mannion July 30th, 2009
I am famously bad at redeeming vouchers. So, when I was given a voucher last September by my brother in law and his lovely wife to go on a hawk walk in Ashford Castle there were grave doubts that it would ever be redeemed. Seeing as I have a cousin over visiting from the states I thought it would be a good time to prove everyone wrong so off we went to Cong to see a man about a hawk.
I have to say it was a very cool present- the hawks were amazing to watch and to learn about. The guides at the school of falconry were incredibly pleasant and informative. Even Lily got fly the hawks- what an unusual experience for a six year old! Here are a few photos from the experience.
and one of Lily and I having tea after in the castle:
Thanks to Enda and Claire for such a fabulous afternoon!