The Magazine of a Northern Ireland Photographer

The Bling Shoot

Recently I did a test shoot with the wonderful April. I wasn’t testing anything in particular, just trying to keep a little … Keep Reading


Pandemic Pups

We catch up with Robin Bates and ask about how the pandemic has affected our puppies. … Keep Reading

Why is this blog is called The Happy Hedgehog?

Since relaunching the blog last week, I’ve been asked a few times ‘Why the blazes did you call it ‘The Happy Hedgehog?’. Let me explain. Before I was a photographer I worked for British Telecom. I loved the job, sure it had it’s stresses and strains but overall, it was a well paid job with… Keep Reading

Happy 5th Birthday!

Stacey Irvine, one of the country's top Newborn & Baby and Pet Photographers, celebrates 5years at the Studio. Here's how she started and how she is celebrating... Keep Reading

Fundraise for a puppy unit…!

Almost Home NI is in need of a new puppy unit. In the past 3 years, they are have had 71 litters from unwanted female dogs. Find out how you can help and receive a pet photoshoot voucher as a way of thank you from Peter Thomas Photography Studio. Keep Reading


Acts of Kindness

Normally the duty of a nurse or caretaker, Smudge the Shitzu-Maltese Cross, does the Rounds at a home for the elderly in Belfast... Keep Reading

Hair & Make-up advice: Interview with Bridal Beauty NI

It's no surprise that you'll want to look and feel amazing on your wedding day. Having worked with Bridal Beauty NI for years, I know first hand how wonderful this company are, making them first choice for hair and make-up with brides across the country. Today, I caught up with Claire Gibson, hair and make-up artist at Bridal Beauty NI to discuss trends, best products, and the importance of booking professionals for your wedding day. Keep Reading

Top luxurious honeymoon destinations

One of the most exciting tasks on your wedding planning to-do list will no doubt be booking your honeymoon! Many couples take the opportunity to go all out and book a once in a lifetime trip and we say, why not! From sensational all inclusive resorts, to tropical islands we've rounded up our favourite luxurious honeymoon destinations to ensure you kick off married life as you mean to go on... in style! Keep Reading

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