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.…Details
Today’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…Details
I met up with Ailís and Adrian recently for an engagement photo session ahead of their upcoming wedding. Engagement sessions are a great way to get used to being in front of the camera as well as picking up some tips on how to get great photographs. Ailís and Adrian were absolute naturals and I…Details
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…Details
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,…Details
Loving… an engagement photo session in Dromoland with Ailis and Adrian whose wedding I will be photographing in two weeks. It was really good fun and I’ve got some great photographs I can’t wait to share. For now, here’s a little teaser photo – but stay tuned for some more as soon as they are…Details
As his Godfather I might be a teeny bit biased, but isn’t this little fella the cutest ever?
While I was setting up my lights for the family photo, these cheeky monkeys were my “assistants”…
Loving… at the weekend I was photographing a confirmation when these two little guys pounced! They were inquisitvely asking questions about everything I did, every bit of equipment I had, who my boss was, why, what my umbrella was for, where I was from, what my PPS number was, etc. Their enthusiasm was contagious, I…Details
Fiona and Martin were married in Our Lady of the Rosary Church on the Ennis Road in Limerick and had their reception in The Falls Hotel in Ennistymon. I always love when the priest is a good friend of the family or even a relative because it makes the marriage ceremony so personal. In this case, the priest was the groom’s brother! It doesn’t get more personal than that!
Things I loved about Fiona and Martin’s wedding:
- The atmosphere outside the church before the ceremony was electric. I’ve never seen so much hugging! It was amazing.
- Martin’s giddy reaction to Fiona walking down the aisle!
- How comfortable, natural and relaxed Fiona and Martin were with each other for the ceremony. There definitely wasn’t any nerves!
- The most dramatic and enthusiastic first kiss ever.
- Discovering the little forest walk beside the hotel with the bridal party. We were only in there for about 20 minutes but it was very funny.
- The speeches were hillarious. I cried myself they were so funny. From Martin telling the story of how he asked for Fiona’s hand to referrring to his brother, the priest, as Double Oh Heaven!
Here’s a little taster of their day…Details