Bunratty Wedding Photography – Vivian & Kelvin

Vivan and Kelvin are a really sweet couple. They travelled from Kentucky to renew their vows in Bunratty during a once in a lifetime trip around Ireland. Their story was one of the most romantic stories of any couple I’ve met this year (and I’ve heard some great stories!). Vivian had been sick and Kelvin was there to help nurse her back to health and in the process rekindled their love. It was a joy to photograph that love.

After an emotional renewal of vows in Ardcroney Chapel we went for a stroll through  Bunratty Folk Park to Bunratty Castle. We stopped along the way to look at some of the old buildings and admire the views. The leaves were just starting to turn a lovely shade of gold and we got some beautiful light filtering through them.

Afterwards, Vivian and Kelvin travelled to Dromoland to enjoy a meal together and celebrate their relationship.

Claire was their wedding planner and she did an amazing job. It’s not easy organising a wedding from another country but it all came together beautifully on the day. The little chapel in Bunratty was the perfect find for their intimate ceremony. As a surprise for her mechanical engineer husband, Vivian hired a 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls to chauffeur them for the day. (Vivian later joked that Kelvin thought the car was probably the best part of the day!)

It was great to meet Nigel, the celebrant, and work with Fiona the makeup artist. It was a great day – thanks again to Vivian and Kelvin for having me there to document it! Here are some of my favourite photographs from the day.

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A walk by the lake

In the last post I mentioned I had a few days of down time in Kerry. It was great to recharge the batteries and get away from the office. Taking time out is a brilliant creativity boost and I finally got around to trying something that I had wanted to do for a while. Below…

Inch Beach Sand Dunes

Last week I took a few days of (long overdue!) holidays and went to Kerry with my wife for some rest and recuperation. We mostly stayed in Killarney but we did venture out on a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula too. It was Arthur’s day so we got to see some great live music (by Neon Wolf and Walking On Cars) and we had a lovely chat with Micháel O’Sé in a pub too (author of the Leaving Certificate book “A Thig Ná Thit Orm”). We also enjoyed some Murphy’s Ice Cream in the driving, horizontal rain!

On the way we stopped at Inch beach for a while. It was nice to take some personal photographs for a change. Here are a few little bits and pieces that grabbed my eye along the sand dunes…

Sand Dunes at Inch Strand

Lia’s Christening

It’s been all weddings weddings weddings recently so it was lovely to take a day off and spend some time with my family for Lia’s christening. Lia is my niece and the first grandchild in our family and she is just gorgeous! And I’m not even biased – it’s true! If you want proof just…

Sinéad & Ger – A Marquee Wedding

Farmhouse and marquee

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this wedding sneak peek with you! When I first met Sinéad and Ger they were renovating an old farmhouse in County Limerick. Their plan was to get married next door in their local church and have a reception in their new house with an adjoining marquee. It was ambitious, but they really pulled it off. Here are some of my favourite

Kenny

Kenny is a part time dance teacher. We met up to do a shoot and found this great location. These are my favourites from the session. We will definitely be working together again on a more creative, dance inspired shoot!

Fashion Model Photography

Zoe + Colin – Wedding Sneak Peek

I had been looking forward to Zoe & Colin’s wedding this Summer as it promised to be a little different to weddings I have photographed in the past. It was a Baha’i ceremony and it took place in the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis. Zoe and Colin are a lovely, friendly couple with great families and I was delighted to be there to capture their wedding day. This is a small selection of a few of my favourite photographs from the day…