Eimear & Ralph

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Eimear and Ralph. Where do I start?! At the beginning I suppose…. they met on a speed dating night (perfect speech fodder!) and those three short minutes were enough to create a spark. Seeing them together when we met to discuss their wedding plans and of course on the wedding day itself I think that speed dating or no speed dating they would still have ended up together somehow. They are such a good match for each other and I was honestly humbled to be there to document the day. Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t a soppy “perfect” wedding day that’s going to be turned into a major motion picture starring Hugh Grant! But, all things considered (especially the miserable weather!) it was a fantastic day.

Things I loved about Eimear and Ralph’s wedding:

  • The guys were getting ready nearby so I had time to swing in and photograph their preparations. Sunil was busy being DJ and it was good fun – especially the “parrot” jokes when putting on the flowers! 🙂
  • Customised Converse.
  • Witnessing the world’s first “belfie”!
  • Mons. Dan putting everyone at ease.
  • Mags and the staff at Coolbawn Quay. I love going to new places for weddings – but the more weddings I do the less new places there are! However, I’m looking forward to going back to Coolbawn Quay for the first time in good weather! 😉
  • Eimear and Ralph purposely taking some time out to just sit together and have a drink.
  • The girl’s rendition of “I love you baby”.
  • The best man dream team – Sunil and Raul – there are rumours of them setting up a Best man academy! 😉

Some kind words from Eimear & Ralph:

I don’t know where to begin… I knew you were an amazing photographer but you totally exceeded our expectations by miles!!

You were a true professional and worked so hard all day. You even went beyond photographer duties and took on other tasks, organising mics, finding missing bridal party members, etc. As for the slideshow we were blown away!

We got so much great feedback from all our guests on your work. On behalf of both our families and Ralph and I, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We were so lucky to have you part of our big day!

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Julie & Kevin

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Julie and Kevin were married in Julie’s local church in Lohar, one of the most picturesque churches I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. They held their reception in The Heights Hotel in Killarney so we were spoiled for choice when it came to choosing a location for the bridal party photographs. I spent a day driving around oohing and aahing at the potential places we could go from beaches to lakes to gardens. Thankfully the weather held off and we were able to make the most of it!

Things I loved about Julie & Kevin’s wedding:

  • The views! From Julie’s house, from the church all along the drive to the hotel. Stunning.
  • The bridesmaids spontaneous fit of dancing when “Uptown Funk” came on the radio.
  • The hive of activity in Julie’s house. While the girls were busy with hair and makeup, the guys were busy polishing shoes, ironing and tying ties. I’m often the only man in sight so it was good to have company!
  • The gospel singing during the ceremony.
  • The architecture-inspired table plan that Kevin made himself. Genius.
  • One of the most unique wedding cakes I’ve ever seen.
  • “And now for the bit ye’ve all been waiting for” – you had to be there! 😉 I’ve never seen a room so visibly divided by a statement!

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Maureen & Conor

Maureen and Conor were married in Kilcolman church and held their reception in The Castle Oaks in Limerick.  If there was a test to tell how friendly a family are by the size of the teapot they use then Maureen’s family must be one of the friendliest families I’ve ever met! 😉 As a little…

Noelle & Dave

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Noelle and Dave were married in Milford church and held their reception in The Malton in Killarney. I think the bridal party photo session was one of the coldest I’ve ever experienced, with a bitter winter wind sweeping in across the lake. But you’d never know it looking at the photographs – they seem completely oblivious to it.

Things I loved about Noelle and Dave’s wedding:

  • Page boy Iarlaith deserves a special mention – despite constantly running away from the “photo man”.
  • Speaking of which, his photobomb while I was taking a photo of the wedding dress is one of my all time favourites!
  • The flowers in the church – it was almost like being outside.
  • John, the best man, as he struggled to release the wedding rings from the double knot (or maybe triple?!) on the altar. Perseverance won in the end.
  • Noelle’s brother who helped us out on during the photo session. And what an assistant – in gale force winds he was able to hold three umbrellas, four shawls, some props and STILL BE ON FACEBOOK! 😉
  • The groomsmen starting each other like lawnmowers on the dance floor!
  • The swishing and swooshing of the bridesmaid dresses – they were each given plenty uninterrupted space on the dance floor!

Some kind words from Noelle and Dave:

“You were an absolute pleasure to work with and nothing was ever a hassle to you. And don’t get me started on the slide show. It was the talk of the weekend. People are still talking about how amazing it was, we were truly blown away by it. Can honestly say we feel blessed to have had you as our photographer. Thank you so much”

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Jennifer & Liam

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Jennifer and Liam were married in the Star of the Sea church in Quilty and held their reception in the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point. It was a magic day – starting with a solar eclipse no less. It was a day full of music and fun and the hotel was decked for their beach inspired reception. And, somehow, they managed to get the perfect summer weather as the icing on the cake!

Things I loved about Jennifer and Liam’s wedding:

  • Looking for the “good scissors” to cut the ribbon that morning.
  • The signs made for Ralf, the honorary page boy.
  • Jennifer’s floral head piece. Loved it.
  • The music in the church – all of Jennifer and Liam’s friends got together and t was phenomenal. Jennifer even sang a song. The last time I heard music as good was probably at this wedding. 😉
  • Uncooperative confetti – but we got there in the end.
  • The hotel which was a details extravaganza – from nautical themed old photograph boards to the signing canvas. The cake (made by Yvonne) looked amazing too.
  • Liam’s emotional speech. Even the cake was in tiers! Boom boom! 🙂
  • The surprise special guest – Sam Maguire!
  • The strawboys’ shenanigans.

Some kind words from Jennifer and Liam:

Thank you so much for everything, everyone I’ve met since the wedding has complimented your photos! I can’t wait to see the finished lot when you’re done with them I know they’ll be fantastic! You were brilliant to work with.

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

Kelly Ann & Mark

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Kelly Ann and Mark were married in Croom and held their reception in the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon. On the day we had good old Fr. Ted caravan holiday weather – blue skies one second, horizontal rain the next! We made the most of it though and during a break in the weather we made a run for the cascades to take some photographs there.

Things I loved about Kelly Ann and Mark’s wedding:

  • Kelly Ann describing their efforts to get flowers to bloom the night before the wedding by leaving them under a light bulb as “like something out of Breaking Bad”!
  • A fridge magnet collection that belongs in the Guinness World Records. 😉
  • A “swit swoo” whistle as Kelly Ann walked down the aisle.
  • Hatchet hurleys.
  • Hearing that the Falls Hotel apparently got its name from all the people who fell down the steps.
  • The world’s most dangerous donkeys!
  • The Bulls Carpentry and Construction business cards – Call anytime (except Sunday evening / Monday morning)


Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

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Cathy & Mike

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Cathy and Mike were married in Kiskeagh church and held their reception in The Malton in Killarney. It was a lovely day – not just the weather which was shockingly good, but the company and the fun too. It was a real celebration with all the guests enjoying themselves no end – thanks in no small part to the constant grinning of Cathy and Mike!

Things I loved about Cathy and Mike’s wedding:

  • Cathy’s family dog, Duke, who really couldn’t care less who was getting married.
  • Selfie sticks – they almost put me out of a job!
  • Getting married on the anniversary of Cathy’s grandparents in the same church. Which happened to also be Valentine’s Day. How romantic!
  • The gospel choir. Ah-maze-zing.
  • Muckross Abbey. I love going to new locations and this one worked out really well. I’d visited it the week before and loved it AND I got to use all the little spots and angles I’d picked out which is always a bonus.
  • Mike’s tour-de-force speech. It’s hard to describe it – the closest I can think of is it was like being on at a stand up comedy gig on a rollercoaster during a hurricane.

Some kind words from Cathy & Mike:

“We had a brilliant day!! You were a breath of fresh air! I hardly knew you were there. We were blown away – can’t wait to see the pictures!!”

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

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Sarah & Rory

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Sarah and Rory are living in Seattle, so I didn’t get to meet them until a few days before their wedding, but from that first conversation I knew their wedding was going to be a bit different – they had great plans for the day and everything came together really well. Every so often when I’m photographing a wedding I think – “I wish I was a guest at this wedding” – Sarah and Rory’s was that kind of day.

Things I loved about Sarah & Rory’s wedding:

  • Sarah & Rory’s custom music inspired signing frame. Genius.
  • One Pery Square. It was my first time photographing a wedding here and I loved it. It’s so cosy and friendly and it has so much character.  I can’t wait to go back.
  • The ceremony was by Romy and as always it was a beautiful ceremony. It incorporated a traditional hand binding as well as personal vows and other lovely details.
  • Gorgeous Winter light in the People’s Park for the bridal party photographs.
  • The speeches which were informal but very funny! I was cracking up laughing at all of them – but Neil’s speech was pure comedy gold!
  • The gasps of awe as guests entered the warehouse. To be fair, it did look amazing.
  • Karl Spain was hilarious when he welcomed Sarah and Rory into the warehouse and Leading Armies were excellent – definitely on my to-do list to check them out next time they are playing a gig.

Some kind words from Sarah & Rory:

“Thanks so much for taking on our wedding. It really was a pleasure to work with you!”

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…

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Amanda & John

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Amanda & John were married on a beautiful Winter day in Croom church and held their reception in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. Their daughter Roisín was a star on the day and despite refusing to have a nap (not surprising considering all the excitement!) was in great form for the day.

Things I loved about Amanda & John’s wedding:

  • The calmest and most relaxed bridal preparation of the year (okay it was the first wedding if the year but still) – it was so quiet I thought I was at the wrong house when I got there.
  • Roisín learned a new word that morning – “Kevin” – that she was more than happy to practice at any opportunity – especially during the ceremony!
  • Amanda’s custom made Christian Louboutin shoes incorporating something blue.
  • Being threatened by Amanda not to put her “something about Mary” moment on my blog! Don’t worry, I didn’t! 🙂
  • Roisín clapping enthusiastically durin the speeches.
  • Canon Willie stealing John’s “suffering” joke!
  • Clear blue skies in the middle of Winter.

Some kind words from Amanda & John:

“Everyone was singing your praises along with us and mentioning how nice the slide show was. It was super can’t wait to see the rest. Thanks so much for everything. We had the most amazing day.”

Here is a quick selection of just a few of my favourite images to give you a taste of their wedding day…