Emer & Jer’s Irish American wedding at Castlemartyr Resort and Honan Chapel UCC

Emer met Jer in Scotland about 4 years ago. He is American and she’s Irish so throughout their relationship there has been two time zones, three countries, lots of travel and plenty of fun! They got in touch with me soon after they got engaged, and we hit it off straight away. They threw a …

Abbeyside Wedding with Sophia and Anthony in Dungarvan

A few weeks ago I photographed Sophia and Anthony’s Dungarvan wedding. Starting at Anthonys house in Abbeyside, and then moving to the lovely Dungarvan Park hotel for Sophia’s preparations. Back to Abbeyside for the lovely church, and lots of photos by the boardwalk, before returning to the Dungarvan Park for a huge party. Sophia is …

Lovebirds

Lovebirds Emer and Jer sitting on the pier wall in Ballycotton last Monday. The day was beautiful, sunny and warm, and the late afternoon light started to create some great harsh shadows. – Rory   Fujifilm XT1, XF18-55mm, f4.5 iso 200

Blackwater Castle spring time wedding with Ciara and John

I photographed Ciara and John’s wedding back in early March, and it was like a summers day! We started off at Ciara’s house in Youghal, and slipped down to the beach for a few minutes after their ceremony, before heading out to Blackwater Castle, in Castletownroche – one of my favourite venues Some of the …

Anatomy of a wedding photoshoot – Kerry

This is the third part of my Anatomy of a photoshoot series – you can see part 1 here and part 2 here. Contact Rory! People often ask me about the photos after the ceremony – the wedding photo shoot. You know, when the photographer takes them off with the bridal party, for a few beautiful photos …

Anatomy of a wedding photo shoot – Mayo

This is the second part of my Anatomy of a photoshoot series – you can see part 1 here People often ask me about the photos after the ceremony – the wedding photo shoot. You know, when the photographer takes them off with the bridal party, for a few beautiful photos an hour or two …

Anatomy of a wedding photo shoot – Dublin

People often ask me about the photos after the ceremony – the wedding photo shoot. You know, when the photographer takes them off with the bridal party, for a few beautiful photos an hour or two after they are married. They’re the special photos that you will want in an album and on the wall, but what’s …

Looking back at 2016

2016 wow! What a year! So many great couples, my first gay wedding, beautiful venues from Cork to Kerry, Dublin to Mayo. I find it very hard to pull out ‘best’ photographs, because they are so personal both to me, and all the families involved. Here are some of my favourite moments of laughter, emotion and …

Majestic Kerry – Cycling in Killarney

Just back from Killarney! I took the weekend off and headed to the Kingdom with two of my oldest friends. We stayed at the very friendly and welcoming Randles Hotel in Killarney, and woke to cold and snow on distant hills on Saturday morning. We headed out in sunshine for Fossa and swung left out …

Dunloe wedding, Killarney

It may be mid January, but it’s a great time to look back on some lovely days from the summers gone by, and look forward to the summer coming! This was Indra and Paul’s wedding in the beautiful Dunloe Hotel near Killarney last summer. The weather was warm and balmy (note the horses flaked out …

Gouganne Barra Wedding with Orla & Jack

I first met Orla and Jack at Laura & Ger’s wedding in Blairscove in 2015. That was a really fun wedding, so I was delighted when Orla and Jack asked me to shoot their own wedding down at Gouganne Barra in west Cork earlier this year. If you don’t know Gouganne Barra, it contains a lake, a …

Limerick city wedding with Sandra & Alice

Sandra, a Limerick native, contacted me from the States, where she was engaged to Alice, from the Mid West. They were flying in to get married in Limerick, and both families were meeting for the first time. The families gathered in the Limerick Strand for a lovely ceremony, conducted by a friend of Sandra’s. I …

Castlemartyr wedding with Phil & Michael

This time last year I photographed the wedding of Phil & Michael. Both widowed, with children and grandchildren, their wedding was a little different to most. In fact, it wasn’t that different, it was really special, and lovely to see two people who had found love again. It really was a beautiful day, and two …

Shelbourne Wedding with Sophie & Arie

Sophie met Arie in Australia, and brought him back to Ireland to get married. They tied the knot in Dublin’s famous Shelbourne Hotel, on St. Stephens Green. Being Ireland, we had 4 seasons in a day, but the sun came out when we came out, and walked through the Green. Though we did get caught …

Ballymaloe with Vanessa & Stephen

Back at the end of April, just as spring was coming on strong, I was in Ballymaloe House for Vanessa & Stephen’s wedding. They had just flown in from the UK, with a select few guests from Britain and Ireland. A most enjoyable, relaxed affair – no fuss, lots of fun! I love shooting in …

By Hook!

We’ve been on holidays! Spent a week down the Hook Peninsula in Wexford. Visited the lighthouse, which was old, and very impressive. Swam in the sea at Baginbun and Carnival Bay – stunning beaches! Ate lots of fish n chips. Visited JFK – the arboretum and homestead. Walked Kilmore Quay in the lashing rain. Came …

A look back at last year, as we approach midsummer

  A quick look back again at last year. Great memories of weddings in Barnabrow, Blairescove, Farnham, Screebe, and many more, and holidays and family, and lots of fun. Lovely to see it all again! Rory

Springfort Hall Wedding with Rachel & Robert

Rachel & Robert had a fabulous wedding in Springfort Hall near Mallow on a beautiful sunny June day. The ceremony took place in the beautiful SMA church in Blackrock. The day was filled with laughter and fun, with everyone enjoying drinks and games and general fun on the lawns of Springfort Hall. After a delicious meal, …

Belleek Castle, Mayo wedding with Caterina and Riccardo

Following on from last years Chinese – Irish wedding, in April I shot my first Italian – Irish wedding. Well actually this was really just an Italian wedding in Ireland. Riccardo, our groom, has an Italian father, and Irish mother, while Caterina hails from Italy. Their day was warm and funny, slightly chaotic at times, …

Barnabrow Wedding with Julie and Alex

Last month, on one of the few fine days, Julie and Alex flew in from New Zealand to get married in Barnabrow in Cork. Julie is Irish and Alex English, but neither of them are from Cork, so hillarity ensued as the whole wedding party got lost trying to find their way around the windy back …

Chinese – Irish wedding in the Honan Chapel and Flemings Restaurant

Last summer I had the pleasure of photographing my first Chinese – Irish wedding. Qingyue and James were a great couple – he from Cork and she from China. Qingyue came to Ireland to study in UCC, and met James, who persuaded her to stay. Yay! A small group of Qingyue’s family and friends made …

Greg & Irene’s Killarney wedding

As I sit in my office this March morning, it is a cold 5C with a northerly wind and cloudy skies. There’s been enough winter already! Summer however is mere months away. This is Greg & Irene’s Killarney wedding from last summer. The skies were blue with fluffy clouds, the sun was out and the …

Belleek Break

We took a few days off this week and booked a night in The Ice House hotel in Ballina in Co. Mayo. What a wonderful hotel! Our room had one glass wall that looked out at the river Moy. Floor to ceiling stunning view! Definitely a recommended treat if you are in that part of …

Angelika & Damien at The Village at Lyons

Angelika and Damien travelled to Cork to meet me last year. They hadn’t spent a night in the city before, so I put on my best tour guide hat and gave them a few tips for eating and drinking and generally enjoying a night in the city centre. They told me about their wedding plans, …

New look website!

I’ve been working on a new version of my website. It’s mostly a wedding blog, but I have added some personal work also. You might have noticed it a bit broken over the last few days. Well here it is, up working and fully functioning for the start of 2016. Yay! The old blog posts …

De Ronde Cyclocross in east Cork!

It’s the off season for a lot of sports, and off season for weddings, but for cyclocross the season is very much on! Yesterday I went to De Ronde Cork‘s cyclocross event in East Cork Adventure Centre, in upper Aghada. As luck would have it, right on my doorstep! Originally I had planned to cycle …

Engagement Photos – Songtao & Fan

This is Fan and Songtao, a lovely couple from China who have spent the past few years studying and working in Ireland. Having met here in Ireland, love blossomed and they got engaged. Yay! They are friends with Qingyue, who’s wedding I photographed during the summer. She gave them my number, and they called asking for …

2015 Weddings & Personal review

What a great year 2015 was. I photographed more weddings than ever before, and feel so lucky to have been invited to share so many peoples special day. Thank you to everyone for your friendship and kindness, for hiring me to do a very special job for you, and for making me feel like such a …

Featured in One Fab Day – Joanne & Graham

Joanne and Graham’s wedding has been featured on One Fab Day! Yay! They were married last summer in the garden of Longueville House. It was supposed to be a glorious summer garden party, but they did’t let the howling wind and rain put them off. They and their families and friends donned umbrellas, plastic ponchos and …

Last wedding of 2015, New Years Eve

Happy New Year to everyone! This photo is from Dec 31st, my last wedding of 2015. And despite the huge amount of rain and storms over the past couple of months, 2015 went out on a crisp, cold and quite beautiful day. This last ray of sunshine was with Aoibheann and John down in Inchydoney …