Kat Von D visits Dublin

I’m a regular photographer for Getty Images and every so often they send you on a job which is a little bit of a dream come true! I’ve been a fan of Kat Von D since her days tattooing on Miami Ink so when they asked me to shot her visit to Debenhams in Dublin to launch her new make up range there was no way I was going to miss it! As an avid vegan all her makeup is cruelty free and vegan friendly so of course I had to stock up when I was there. Being an event photographer means working incredibly fast so on the day it was a case of photographing everything from the makeup artists at work to fans meeting Kat and their tattoos. The atmosphere was great everyone was so excited to meet her which made it a great day to shoot and turning around the images for the tight deadline was tough as I had so many to choose from!

The Artistry Collective (Kat’s travelling makeup artist team) and the human equivalent of caffeine – so hyper and great at cheering up a crowd who waited for hours to meet their make up heroine!

The full selection of iages can be found on www.gettyimages.com if you want to check them out but here are some faves!

Young Enterprise Final 2017

Young Enterprise are my oldest freelance client – I first worked with them when I was a staff photographer in a Belfast based design agency almost 13 years ago and they are still a regular client today! Their events are so much fun and the young people they work with have some seriously inspiring ideas so I always enjoy shooting for them – the final at the City hall is a chance to get dolled up and celebrate the hard work over the year so here are a few highlight images from the night this year!