Author Archives: Les Kelly

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Orlagh Deegan – Choice Training And Consultancy

I had the pleasure of having Orlagh Deegan from Choice Training and Consultancy in the studio recently to capture a selection of headshots for her new website which was being designed by Graphedia , superlative digital design and marketing agency.

Orlagh chose to use a variety of costume changes and props to get her message across and visually show off her different range of services. We spoke with Orlagh over the phone before her visit to the studio and she gave us a brief of what she wanted. From there, we were able to put a plan in place to capture the images she wanted. One thing we love at Les Kelly Studios is taking a clients vision and bringing it to life.

Orlagh was able to use these head shot images not only on her website but also to use to promote herself on social media and through her various marketing campaigns.

Best of luck with the business Orlagh and congrats on the new website….it looks fab!

You can view the images from the session below and at . Thanks again Orlagh for choosing Les Kelly Studios. “tell your story”…..without saying a word!

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Orlagh Deegan – Choice Training

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Slicker Family Portraits – Les Kelly Studios Kildare Co. Kildare

So, today we take a look at the images from our recent shoot with the Slicker family, Edel, Gavin, Gwen and Joe.

When Edel first contacted me about capturing her family portraits she mentioned that she would like to do something different rather than a white or black background.

After we had a good chat and learning about what they like as a family we soon found the answer, that something different was an outdoor on location shoot.
As they are an outdoorsy family and enjoy long walks and fresh air, this was a perfect plan.

Edel and Gavin live in the countryside and on their doorstep was the ideal location, a long, winding Boreen road.

I called to their beautiful home where we sat for a while over a coffee and chatted away with their two adorable children.

Gwen was very excited about getting her picture taken and couldn’t wait to get started. Joe, at only ten months old didn’t show quite as much enthusiasm but soon got into the swing of things 🙂

As we took the short walk, a few hundred meters away Gwen told me all about her pink wig and asked if I could take her picture with it when we got back. I told her that yes of course we could and she was skipping for joy. When we got back to the house we did get the pictures for her in her wig and it turned out to be absolutely brilliant, I had no idea what was about to happen…..a little model in the making stood before me and the pictures turned out fantastic.

Thank you again Edel and Gavin for your wonderful hospitality and for choosing Les Kelly Studios to capture these beautiful precious moments for your family!

Please take a look below at what we captured from the day. Click an image if you wish to enlarge.

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Slicker Family Portraits

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Our new studio is nearly there!!

And so a new adventure and exciting times are ahead as we reveal our latest project…..We’ve built our own studio!!!!

Following on from the success we’ve had with our Frame It Weddings and Frame it Productions brands, we are delighted to bring to you Les Kelly Studios.

After we spent a considerable amount of time deliberating about our next move….should we look for a new, bigger space? Should we just continue as we are? Should we take the leap and expand? We had a lot of questions and so much to think about!

Sitting down at home one evening thinking everything over, I was looking outside. And there it was, right in front of me….could this be the solution we were looking for? Could we do this? What would it take? Again, we had so many questions. Instead of moving out of our Sallins office, why don’t we just build something of our own right there, on the land behind my house! This way we can keep our Sallins office which we have worked so hard over the years to establish, and also have a studio space of our own to expand our ideas and offer our clients so much more!….including green screen production, cinemagraphic headshots etc.

We talked it over, put some plans in place and we went for it! We could feel the excitement growing and we put everything in motion.

As soon as we got the green light, the t’s crossed and the I’s dotted, we wasted no time. Just three days later the first machines rolled onto site and the ground works began.

From there, things started to move very quickly. Within five weeks the block work is done, the roof is on, the windows and doors fitted and outside plastered. Inside, the layout has been constructed and the first fix of electrics and plumbing is completed also.

It’s amazing how fast it has all come together since the initial idea and we are very excited about it. If we keep making progress as we have done to date, we hope to be completed and ready to move in in 6-8 weeks.

We have attached some images of the progress so far and will keep you all up to date on the further progress. We are looking forward to seeing you all in our new studio in the very near future!


“Bravery and adventure! That’s the ticket! Don’t sit and gather moss. Get up, get out, do what you dream of doing, and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, and you don’t need to made that particular mistake again, but at least you won’t get old wondering what if you had.” — Garrison Keillo


From us all here at Les Kelly Studios and the Frame It Team.

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Joanna & Jonathan – Clanard Court Hotel Athy Co. Kildare

Joanna and Jonathan were married in November 2015 in the Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare.
We take a look at their journey that took them to their wedding day.

In 2013, Joanna made the decision to visit her sister Maria and her husband Donal who were living in Phoenix, Arizona.

Through work, Maria met and became very good friends with Brooke and her husband Bill. During her visit, Joanna was brought along to a basketball game that the two families, including Joanna’s three nephews, Luke, Matthew and Nathan, had arranged to attend together.

It was at this basketball game that Joanna and Jonathan met for the first time! They didn’t speak very much that day as both were very shy!

Soon after, Jonathan plucked up the courage to get Joanna’s number and he sent her a text! They quickly struck up a conversation that hasn’t ended to this day.

Jonathan moved to Ireland in 2014, and in April of 2015 he took Joanna for a picnic to Lough Key Forest Park. It was here that Jonathan got down on one knee and popped the question… which Joanna immediately said yes!

On November 21st 2015 Joanna and Jonathan said “I do” in front of their family and friends in a beautiful ceremony which was held in the stunning setting of the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy, Co.Kildare.

Just some of the people that helped make Joanna & Jonathan’s day special.

Photography – Les Kelly – Les Kelly Studios
Solemnizer – Berenice Farrell –
Ceremony Music – Lisa McGrane & Kevin O’Donnell
Make-up – Maria Breslin – Maria Breslin Make-up artist
Flowers – Catherine Mulrennan – Kildare Flowers
Reception Music – John Forde – 52nd Street
Band – 52nd Street
DJ – Brian Brett – 52nd Street
Suits – Manleys

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Joanna & Jonathan

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