“CIARA & JONATHAN’s” Big day kicked off at Ciara’s mum and dad’s house in Rathfarnham. I was greeted by the bride’s Dad who was keeping fort as the ladies where out getting their hair and makeup done! As we travelled on the M50 over to the church in Kinsealy the heavens opened!! Thankfully, that was the last of the rain for the day. After the lovely ceremony we all made the journey to the beautiful “BALLYMAGARVEY VILLAGE” it was my first time shooting a Wedding there and I was really impressed with the venue – so many photo opportunities…. The evening’s entertainment was supplied by the brilliant “SOUL PURPOSE” who ensured that everyone danced the night away.<
I had the pleasure of meeting up with Ciara and Jonathan five weeks before their Wedding. We met in Sutton and took a stroll along the cliff walk passing by the lovely Martello Tower on the way.
It was great to hook up and discuss their plans for the big day and get them comfortable in front of the camera at the same time.
Carolann and Joe’s wedding ceremony and reception took place in the gorgeous surrounds of “Wrights Anglers Rest” in the Strawberry Beds, Dublin. The day commenced in Carolann’s parents house in Drumcondra, where I was greeted by her dad, meanwhile the bride to be and her mum were in “Brown Sugar” in the city centre getting their hair and make up done. I then met the groom at the venue and awaited the bride’s arrival. After the ceremony we headed to the nearby Phoenix Park to capture some portraits of the lovely couple. Then back to the venue where the night was kicked off by the brilliant band “Manila Strings”, and everyone danced the night away, the perfect ending to a perfect day!
Around Easter time we had a lovely spell of almost Summer like weather, a perfect opportunity to get out and about and do some family shoots.
I find that Kids are generally more relaxed and at ease in a natural setting as opposed to a studio, this time we brought a bit of the studio with us. I set up a soft box to the left of the girls and fired the off camera flash remotely with the use of on camera triggers.
A short but fun evening in the beautiful Dereen Woods outside Boyle.
In July I was delighted to be asked if I would like to contribute a photo to the Gathering Book – Reflections on Ireland
The Gathering year has been an outstanding success at home and abroad,and this book is fitting tribute to it designed by U2 Album designer Steve Averill it features reflections from the late Séamus Heaney,U2 Frontman Bono,Ireland olympic gold medal winner Katie Taylor,Moya Doherty and Brian O’Driscoll
Its a great collection of stories,recollections and photographs.
all funds raised by the book go to the Irish Hospice Foundation.
It is being launched in Dublin today,London and Manchester tomorrow and in New York on November 12th.