Posted on July 7, 2016
Wedding days are great fun, they really are. You are surrounded by people you want to be surrounded by and you get to have a huge party. I don’t think you can get better than that in fairness.
Last year I shot Reginas wedding, and this year I was lucky enough to shoot her sister Lorraines wedding. So with a bridal party split 50% Irish and 50% New Zealand, we did what comes naturally to both, and headed to the pub !
So up we went to Macnamaras in Bunrattty Folk park and the girls decided to play a little tune. Lorraine of course was the star attraction, but the 3 bridesmaids made for a great backing group.
Have fun on your wedding day, mess around, the photos will look so much better if you are actually having a good time with your friends. And if you see a piano in a 1900’s themed bar, then use it, your photographer will love it and you will love the results.
Posted on June 6, 2016
Sunset is beautiful time for photographers its one of those special times of the day when colours start to pop, shadows become really interesting and possibilities arise for photos that just aren’t there during the day. I had the privilege to shoot Ciara and Andys wedding in Dromoland Castle recently. For those of you who don’t know it, Dromoland Castle is just outside of Ennis, it is a stunning building surrounded by beautiful ground overlooking its own lake.
I had a chat with Ciara and Andy during the day saying that we might get lucky with a sunset if they wanted to venture out in the gap between the dinner and the band setting up. A quick stroll outside and all we needed was an umbrella, a flash and the beautiful sky to the west. It took about a minute to get this photo, and in my own very humble opinion it was a minute well spent. It also gave the guys a few minutes away, just for some peace and quiet.
I love how Ciara and Andy pop out from this photo, the background sky with its beautiful warm tones, the reflection on the lake and even the grass on the edge of the lake forming a leading line up to Ciara and Andy. To have an opportunity to create an image like this for such an amazing couple is just fantastic. Hope you enjoy it too.
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Posted on June 1, 2016
I actually remember seeing Marie and Bernard at a wedding I shot last year in Athenry. They looked like the cool fun couple both with a quick answer for everything and constant smiles on their faces. So when we met up and they asked me to shoot their wedding, I was only delighted. Roll onto March and they were still the same cool, fun couple and they planned a pretty spectacular wedding with sunshine ! This is Marie and Bernards wedding day story.
Posted on April 21, 2016
Weddings are always fun and emotional days, the fun usually comes from spending the day with the ones we love and the ones who make us laugh. The emotion comes from the waiting, from the build up, from the love we feel from friends and family and from that special someone waiting for us at the top of the aisle. Mark and Neil were married in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa on March 19th, and what an emotional and fun day it was, from start to finish.
Posted on March 15, 2016
Michelle and Graham were fantastic from the get go, they were exactly the type of couple I love to work with, laid back, relaxed and just looking forward to having a great party. In fact the first time I met them they had been to a party the previous night and were a little “tired” after it. Shooting at the inn at Dromoland is always a pleasure, its a great venue, and to have a civil ceremony there makes life so easy for the bride and groom. It really was a wonderful day at the Inn, and the dancing was top class. So have a little read of Michelle and Grahams day . . . .