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Loving… finally getting some sunny weather! I was doing some preparation work for an upcoming wedding in the Burren during the week and it was so nice to be out in the sunshine. After the Spring we had we are definitely overdue a good Summer so hopefully there will be more days like this. Not…

Carol & Aidan – Glandore Wedding Photography

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Carol and Aidan were married in St. Fachtna’s church in Glandore and held their reception just down the road in The Rectory. Despite a gloomy weather forecast, the weather played along perfectly (well… apart from one shower in the middle of the family photographs!). The location was stunning, the guests were all relaxed and having a good time and it was great to be there to capture the story of their day.

Things I loved about Carol and Aidan’s wedding:

  • The location was amazing. I’d never been to Glandore before but I will definitely be going back. It happened to be sunny both on the wedding day itself and when I went to do some preparation work the month before so it was looking its best.
  • The craic in Carol’s house on the morning of the wedding. From dressing up to practicing pretend speeches it was a barrel of laughs!
  • Anluan (the best man) and Ann Marie (the bridesmaid) were super organised and helpful and really made the day go smoothly.
  • I loved the quirkiness and uniqueness of The Rectory. The view from the front lawn is beautiful and there are lots of lovely little touches inside too.

Here is a quick pick of some of my favourite photographs to tell the story of their day…

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Loving… delivering the final wedding album and other products to people. I’ve had a busy few weeks of processing and designing albums but this week I got a lot of deliveries and I got to deliver the first one. I love the excitement people have and how thankful they are after they’ve looked through it.…

LCC End of Year Competition

Each month there is a competition night in Limerick Camera Club with five categories – Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Beginner Colour, Beginner Monochrome and Challenge. At the end of the year all images that placed first, second or third in the monthly competitions come back for one final round of judging by an external judge.…

Siobhan & Neal – Sneak Peek

carrygerry house hotel wedding photographyToday’s sneak peek is the wedding photography of Siobhan and Neal. A good friend of mine was booked to photograph their wedding but he put his back out AND got a vomiting bug the day before the wedding so I came to the rescue! 😉

I usually meet couples once or twice before their wedding to get an idea of their plans for the day, their preferred style of photography and so on – so I was a bit apprehensive about meeting the couple on the morning of their wedding. Likewise, I’m sure Siobhan and Neal were wondering what their substitute photographer was going to be like. As soon as we met I knew we were in for a good day! Siobhan and Neal were very natural and relaxed and enjoyed every minute of their day, which made my job easy. We got on great and I love the natural happiness and tenderness of their photographs.

They were married in Barefield Church and had their reception in Carrygerry House.

Things I loved:

  • Siobhan’s relaxed approach to the day. Not only did she have a “surprise” photographer, but her wedding dress didn’t arrive until the day before the wedding!! She took it all in her stride.
  • I was made promise that I would try the hors d’oeuvres at Carrygerry and I was blown away by them. Delicious! They have won a lot of awards for their food and it shows.
  • The cherry blossom trees in full bloom at the church and the bluebells on the grounds of the hotel.
  • A little gust of wind that caught Siobhan’s veil perfectly for the photo above.
  • The table plan was one of the most original I’ve seen in a while. It was an old sash window, with each pane of glass representing a table and it was decorated with ivy from the grounds.

Here are a handful of my favourite wedding photographs from their day…

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Loving… lazy bank holiday weekends! Relaxing, reading, people watching in Lahinch, a bit of sunshine, ice cream cones, sleeping in – and there’s another one in a few weeks. Oh yes! Laughing… at Special K crisps in the local village shop. What’s next?! Weetabix chewing gum? Also laughing at textastrophe. I stumbled upon this during…

Lahinch Summer Holidays

My wife and I decided to take some time out at the weekend. She works a 9-to-5 and I’m usually busiest at the weekends so it was great to have a weekend where we could hang out together for a change. We decided to go to Lahinch for our “Summer holidays”. The weather wasn’t great,…