Busy Summer of weddings!

Bride and groom kiss in Ballycotton with lighthouse in background

It has been a busy summer of weddings, and I have really let down my blog! Here’s a few from recent weddings that I love. The photo at the top is from last Friday, Sinead and Shane in Ballycotton. This was a real local wedding for me, with the bride and groom both from Midleton. They tied the knot in the lovely church in Ballycotton, and headed back afterwards to Barnabrow House, near Cloyne.

Rockabilly bride and groom at a Barnabrow wedding

I was back in Barnabrow the following day, for Emer and Philips civil ceremony. This time it was all on site, the couple and their families staying in the Barnabrow cottages the night before. Emer & Philip are into amateur drama and it showed in their fun rockabilly style and their amazing first dance – easily the best first dance I have seen this year!

West Cork and Malton Killarney wedding

Ruth and Shane were married in a beautiful Church of Ireland church somewhere in the middle of west Cork. It’s so remote that I can’t actually remember exactly where it is! Suffice to say it is somewhere near Dunmanway, beside a lake and surrounded by hills. We headed back to Killarney afterwards, but this spot was so beautiful that we made most of the couples photos right behind the church!

bride and groom kiss with sea in the background somewhere in west cork

Gillian & Bobby were married at a civil ceremony in the Aula Maxima in UCC. I like the Aula Maxima – much nicer light than the famous Honan Chapel on the same site. Afterwards we decamped westwards to Dunmore House outside Clonakilty. Again we used a secret location for photographs – well, a friends front garden, which rolls down to the sea! It lashed rain in Cork city, but the west Cork sun was out and the early evening light was beautiful, as you can see in their photo above!

Belleek Castle wedding with bride and groom

The day following Gill and Bobby’s west Cork wedding, I found myself all the way up in Belleek Castle in Mayo, a good six hours drive away. It was worth the drive up for a Georgina and Francis’ wedding in Ballina. They had travelled in from the UK with their families for a destination wedding in the ever stunning west of Ireland. And it didn’t rain!

bride and groom on the beach at Ventry Dingle

Going back a few weeks I was at one of my favourite venues, Ballintaggart House near Dingle. Mide and Adam had a civil ceremony at the Dingle Brewing Company (hic!). We went from there to Ventry for some photos on the pier and beach. Mide immediately took her shoes off and dipped her toes in the water. Well actually toes, ankles, and most of the way up to her knees! The weather was beautiful and she needed to cool down! After playing in the dunes for a while, we headed back to Balintaggart for the most delicious meal (thanks for feeding us photographers and videographers Ballintaggart!), and a night of dancing

tattoo bride and groom kissing in the garden

Alexandra and Bodie are tattoo artists from England and Australia, who are now living and working in Cork. Their families flew in for a lovely weekend in one of Corks favourite venues, Longueville House near Mallow. It was small and intimate, and they really brought out the creativity in me. I loved it.


Hope you enjoyed this small selection of what I have shot in the past few months. I’ll blog these and more in the coming months – check back! I still have availability in 2018, and would love to hear from you if you are looking for a photographer for your big day – just fill out the form below

– ┬áRory



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