Portrait Sessions At Casa Flash Art

I’ve been so busy of late that I have not had time to talk about Portrait Sessions at Casa Flash Art, my home studio in Donaghcloney, Co.Armagh. The studio space is perfect for little people (kids) and big people (adults) too. Family sessions and 1st birthday cake smashes, we do them all. So feel free to touch base should you have a little person to capture or a upcoming birthday to celebrate, family gathering to document or maybe you just need headshots for a professional capacity. Drop me a line – info@markmcgrogan.com to book a session.   About Mark I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in the sleepy village of Donaghcloney, Co.Armagh. I studied Photography at college in Belfast. My early days were spent in a darkrooms processing 35mm film and printing Black & White photographs. Those days are long gone now & have since been replaced with Apple Mac’s & Photoshop, but my passion for creating a lasting image from scratch still excites me. I specialise in both Wedding Photography & Studio Portraiture & have a studio at home ( Casa Flash Art ) for all year round weather proof photography , I love the quality that studio light creates giving you […]

Wedding Journal Show Feb 2018

I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who took the time to chat at the weekends Wedding Journal Show. It was lovely catching up with all the brides & grooms at a chaotic Titanic Exhibition Centre. Hopefully you all received my email correspondence ok, if for any reason you didn’t ( A few email address’s bounced back) just drop me a line here at info@markmcgrogan.com  It was another fantastic show, crazy busy and packed full of 1st class exhibitors.   On to the next one.   Till then,   Mark   Wedding Photography Collections   Your wedding day coverage will start with morning preparations and continue right up to your speeches as standard. You shouldn’t have to worry about the little things on your big day, rest assured all the small details will be documented so you can simply enjoy your wedding day with friends and loved ones.   I produce beautifully hand crafted, hand assembled leather bound fine art albums that will display your images the way they should be displayed. Finest quality materials in a range of finishes combined with timeless images, complete the ensemble so you get to appreciate your premium experience.   […]

The Leathems Annual Christmas Session

  So we kicked off the holiday season photo sessions with a bang, the lovely Christine, Katie & James made an appearance at Casa Flash Art for a few giggles and nice portraits as well. I’ve been lucky enough to be shooting these kids since they were born, but it’ always lovely to see the change from year to year when they come around for their annual Christmas shoot. The two young ladies are getting prettier by the day and looking so grown up now its scary! James is as crazy as every, but sure we wouldn’t have him any other way. The seasonal shoots are a cheap and cheerful option I run every year as a great option for those who have awkward family members to buy for, grandparents, uncles and aunties who don’t need another scarf or pair of socks but who’ll appreciate a wee boxed framed images of their favourite Niece or Nephew. The sessions are only £25 and last for 30-45 minutes and you get a wee boxed framed print as a momento of your day included in the price. Additional boxed framed prints can be purchased for only £15 and digital images from the session […]

Christmas Themed Photo Shoots

You all thought I was crazy, posting about Christmas themed photo shoots at the start of October. Now here we are almost 4 weeks in and Halloween is ahead of us this weekend and next Saturday is the 4th of November! Well I am here to remind you photo shoots will take place between the 4th of November up to Sunday 10th of December, so if you are interested in booking yourself in between now and then you can email me on info@markmcgrogan.com or reach out to me on my Facebook page Mark McGrogan Photography. It’s a cheap and cheerful option which is a great idea for presents for those pesky parents / grandparents who are difficult to buy for, or your siblings aunties / uncles of the wee ones and you’ll always have those images to cherish yourself. They do grow up so fast! About Mark   I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in the sleepy village of Donaghcloney, Co. Armagh.   I studied Photography at college in Belfast. My early days were spent in a darkrooms processing 35mm film and printing Black & White photographs. Those days are long gone now & have since been replaced with […]

Wedding Journal Show – Titanic Exhibition Centre – 2017

Guys I am exhibiting today and tomorrow at Wedding Journal Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre from 12-6pm on both days!!! If you are planning your Wedding pop by say hello – I am at Stand 15 – Just me, myself & I !!! Take advantage of exclusive discounted tickets via this link https://show.weddingjournalonline.com/buy-tickets/ and check out details on the show here https://show.weddingjournalonline.com/   Mark McGrogan Photography Wedding Photography Collections   Your wedding day coverage will start with morning preparations and continue right up to your speeches as standard. You shouldn’t have to worry about the little things on your big day, rest assured all the small details will be documented so you can simply enjoy your wedding day with friends and loved ones.   I produce beautifully hand crafted, hand assembled leather bound fine art albums that will display your images the way they should be displayed. Finest quality materials in a range of finishes combined with timeless images, complete the ensemble so you get to appreciate your premium experience.   Your wedding, your day, your way.   Visit http://markmcgrogan.com to view my work.   Any questions drop me a line at info@markmcgrogan.com   Follow me on social media https://www.facebook.com/markmcgroganphotography/ https://www.instagram.com/flashartmark/ […]

Wedding Photography @ Mark McGrogan Photography

Wedding Photography Collections   Your wedding day coverage will start with morning preparations and continue right up to your speeches as standard. You shouldn’t have to worry about the little things on your big day, rest assured all the small details will be documented so you can simply enjoy your wedding day with friends and loved ones.   I produce beautifully hand crafted, hand assembled leather bound fine art albums that will display your images the way they should be displayed. Finest quality materials in a range of finishes combined with timeless images, complete the ensemble so you get to appreciate your premium experience.   Your wedding, your day, your way.   Visit http://markmcgrogan.com to view my work.   Any questions drop me a line at info@markmcgrogan.com   Follow me on social media https://www.facebook.com/markmcgroganphotography/ https://www.instagram.com/flashartmark/ https://twitter.com/FlashartMark         About Mark   I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in the sleepy village of Donaghcloney, Co.Armagh.   I studied Photography at college in Belfast. My early days were spent in a darkrooms processing 35mm film and printing Black & White photographs. Those days are long gone now & have since been replaced with Apple Mac’s & Photoshop, but my […]

Sometimes I Forget Im NOT 21 Anymore ……

So I had a busy weekend, I was on duty for Rock ‘N’ Load and with two gigs in successive nights, it has left me feeling a little jaded. Sometimes I forget I’m NOT 21 anymore. Friday night saw me at Voodoo Belfast for the arrival of The Soap Girls, two French Born, South African beauties who brought their Party In Hell Tour to Belfast. The girls done a whistle stop tour around Ireland and fair play to them they gave it their all. It was a fun night for all involved and two nicer girls you could not meet. Anyone who was lucky enough to be there will remember that night for sure. http://rocknloadmag.com/gigs/soap-girls-party-hell-tour-voodoo-belfast/ Saturday was a different affair, Blackwater Conspiracy who have really established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on both the local scene and beyond. With the launch of their Shootin’ The Breeze album which is still riding high in the UK Blues charts. The guys were back in Belfast for the first time since the album release and after successful dates at both Download & Ramblin’ Man festival, they were home. The Pavillion Bar was the venue for their return and it was […]

Engagement Shoots @ www.markmcgrogan.com

Engagement Shoots Pro’s and Con’s. Talking to potential brides & grooms at wedding fairs always opens up a discussion about Engagement Shoots. Some people have never considered the idea, some cannot wait to get stuck in and some HATE the thought of it! A lot of us just don’t feel comfortable infant of the camera, myself included. Shock horror, but don’t be surprised, most photographers are more comfortable on the other side of the lens. So I can totally understand the hesitation some people have regarding them, a lot of people dread the idea of the photographs on the big day never mind signing up for an additional shoot beforehand. But let me tell you why you should. It is the perfect opportunity for both bride & groom and photographer to have a proper introduction, a 5 minute conversation at a wedding fair is one thing, but an hour in each others company working together to get a set of images that you love is another. You will get a feel for your photographer and he or she will also get a feel for you. It is a valuable exercise for both parties so that you can know each others […]

Wedding Photography – www.markmcgrogan.com

Wedding Photography – www.markmcgrogan.com Who says wedding photography should be boring? Of course there should be time to capture the photos with your loved ones, but theres always time for a little fun. I love shooting weddings, you have a large group of family and friends who are all there to celebrate their loved ones big day. It’s always laughs and giggles all day long, people sharing funny stories and it is a real honour to share that experience. Kerri & Cliffords big day was no exception, from morning preparations to their first dance we have a laugh, now they’re celebrating their first child together and I wish them all the very best for the years ahead. Reach out and get in touch should you have any questions, Mark    Wedding Photography Collections   Your wedding day coverage will start with morning preparations and continue right up to your speeches as standard. You shouldn’t have to worry about the little things on your big day, rest assured all the small details will be documented so you can simply enjoy your wedding day with friends and loved ones.   I produce beautifully hand crafted, hand assembled leather bound fine art albums […]

Beautiful Baby Competition – Summer 2016

So, I was fortunate to have been chosen last year to do the photography for the Ulster Gazette in Armagh and the Newry Democrat. The wee photo attached is of Rosie one of the siblings of an entrant, she was so cute I said to he mum that we just had to photograph her too. Now obviously social media and the magazines are full of retouched images, people looking their absolute best making us all feel like poo! But that is the beauty and power of the all mighty photoshop! Click on the link below to play with the wee slider I have on my contact page which will show you a Before & After retouched studio image. This is why it’s worth investing in a portrait session, put down the i phone, step away from your kindle and go old school and get pro to do it for you. We’ve all go caught up in happy snapping with digital cameras attached to every device you buy these days, but you just can’t beat a large piece of glass on the body of pro camera. Trust me, now go have a play on the link below. http://markmcgrogan.com/contact/ Studio Portraiture I […]