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 Maria Slinkina Photography and Makeup Studio Services include Photography (family photo shoots, maternity, newborn, portraits, events, fashion), Makeup (regular, bridal, stage) and Makeup classes (personal and professional). 

The studio is fully equipped and using high quality products. The graphic designers and photo editors are professional with many years of experience. 

The makeup can be done in different techniques, from Natural to Red carpet, to Oriental (Indian, Arabic), to Stage.  

Maria Slinkina was born in Siberia, and later moved to Ukraine, living in a historical capital, Kiev.  

Having studied finance in Kiev, she moved to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf in her early 20s'. Once in Bahrain, Maria pursued a more artistic career, leaving behind finance and working concurrently as a photographer and make-up artist for over 15 years. She studied makeup at School of Makeup Natalia Naida. She completed lots of Master classes with Top Makeup Artists such as Samer Khouzami, Bouba, Talal Morcos, Patrick Ta and others. Maria's teacher of photography was the top Russian photographer Igor Sakharov. As a make-up artist, Maria has built up an enviable career providing her makeup services to the Royal Family of Bahrain along with an array of celebrities and the glitterati in the Arabian Gulf. She blends rich Arabesque make-up styles with her own subuded, ‘European’ minimalist approach. She worked on numerous projects for Bahrain TV being a makeup and hair stylist at the morning show Hala Bahrain, serial “Malamah Bashar” and other. Maria was participating as a model and a makeup artist in lots of music video clips for a popular Lebanese singers. She worked with fashion magazines and fashion shows. Maria was a leading Makeup Artist in the Top Beauty Salon in Arabian World “Pace e Luce” until she established her own photographic & make-up studio in Bahrain.

Maria moved to Ireland in late 2017 with her Irish husband and daughter, establishing her photography and make-studio in Spring 2018. 

She specializes in bridal makeup and writes articles for Irish fashion magazines and newspapers such as Meath Chronicle, Irish Beauty, Social and Personal and others. Also she runs a professional makeup classes in Russian, Arabic and English languages.

Maria has extensive professional experience in maternity, new-born, family portrait photography and as a working mother of 3 understands deeply the importance of capturing those precious moments in your child’s or family’s lives. 

What makes Maria a unique tour de force are the disciplines she has mastered. Each compliments the other; make-up, photography and well-being. Deep photographic appreciation of light aids in her artistry with make-up. From vivid memories of light dancing through tall Siberian forests, to the coral hues of last light on Bahrain's horizon, and now the ancient landscapes of Ireland, she worships light and colour, be it on the subjects skin or through the camera's optics. 

Maria firmly believes in developing close and lasting relationships with her clients and looks forward to meeting you for a truly personal service!


For more information please contact via WhatsApp 0097339340005 or call/sms (Ireland) +353858530495 



Studio in Kells, co. Meath - family photo shoot, newborn, maternity – 150 euro (1-2 hour, not less than 20 edited photos) 

Outdoor family photo shoot, newborn, maternity –  175 euro (1-2 hour, photos from 20 and up) 

Studio in Kells, co. Meath - Portraits, portfolios  – 50 euro (1 hour, not less than 10 edited photos) 

Portraits, portfolios at the location – 85 euro (1 hour, not less than 10 edited photos) 


 All photos will be saved on USB Key, fully processed, unwatermarked, in high resolution

Secure Online Gallery with all the images will be provided.


Please contact Maria for the makeup prices. 






Hello Ireland! After lots of help from family and friends, my new studio is open for business and I am SUPER excited to be able to offer you my services!
The townsfolk of Summerhill, and especially my neighbours have been so very kind and welcoming! After a hard long winter, I am outside dancing in the sunshine and travelling all over Ireland to collect photographs for my portfolio. 

We just had a studio opening party and it was wonderful to see so many people come to wish me well and see samples of both my make-up and photographic work. 

Right I am offering big discounts for first time clients so if you need any photography you know where to come!

The studio serves the purpose of providing a dedicated space for you, your family, your children (new born, First Communion etc.) or your business to come and have proper, high level photographs taken. I also offer home photography services too!

(I offer a booking only service, so if I am not at the studio, just call or WhatsApp me).

We have full suite of the latest studio equipment, and also can provide a range of printing services such as photo books or large canvas prints to decorate your home or office space.

For ladies / fashionistas, I provide a full make-over sesssion prior to photo shoots – hair, make-up and even outfit advice – to ensure you have the BEST photo shoot experience and amazing photos to keep and cherish.

I have coffee, tea and refreshments on-tap, a childrens play area and changing facilities, all in a secure environment within easy access of the M3 (Dunboyne) or M4 motorway (Kilcock exit). The studio is only 30 minutes from West Dublin so come to countryside and breathe easy!