Ballycotton & Barnabrow wedding

Sinead & Shane met in Canada, where Sinead lived as a child, and lives again now. Both are from east Cork, so this was a very local wedding, at one of my favourite venues, Barnabrow House. The day couldn’t have been more beautiful, and Ballycotton for photographs was splendid! Hair: Jacqui’s Hairsalon Castlemartyr Makeup: Friend …

Alexandra & Bodie : Longueville House wedding

I have been looking forward to blogging this wedding for a while. I love Longueville House, one of my favourite venues in Cork. I love outdoor ceremonies, especially when the weather is kind! And I love meeting creative people, and seeing their work. Alexandra hails from the UK, and Bodie is Australian, and they work …

Busy Summer of weddings!

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Laura + Ger at Blairscove

  Back in September I paid my first visit to Blairscove near Durrus way down in west Cork. It’s a stunning spot, well worth the trip. Laura & Ger travelled there all the way from Australia, briefly swapping the Gold Coast for the Wild Atlantic Way. Blairscove was delightful, with very friendly staff, great food …

Joanne + Graham at Longueville House

  When Joanne & Graham chose Longueville House as their wedding venue, they agreed that they would have their humanist ceremony outdoors. They love the outdoors, and wanted to get married with the breeze blowing and the sweet smell of summer in the air. As those of us living here in Ireland know, the weather …

Leanne & Seamus at Ballycotton + Ballymaloe House

Leanne and Seamus have been living in Sydney for a number of years, but when it came to tying the knot they had to return to the auld sod. Originally from Cork, Ballycotton is very close to Leanne’s heart, having holidayed there throughout her childhood. Seamus persuaded his family to travel from Kerry to experience …

Outdoor speeches

Love this fathers speech photo. The textures on the old wall in the background, and the guests wearing sunglasses evoke Tuscany for me. We were much closer to home though – who recognises where we are?   – Rory

Emma & John at Castlemagner & Maryborough House Hotel

Although I shot a few weddings in the spring, the season for me in 2015 really kicks off in May. I’ll be at weddings most weekends between here and October. Hopefully they will all be as beautiful as Bank Holiday Mondays wedding of Emma & John. Here’s a few photos from the day  

Featured on One Fab Day!

  I’m delighted that Rose & Denis’s fabulous Rosscarbery wedding is featured on One Fab Day! Have a look here 🙂 – Rory

Mary & Damien at Carlton Kinsale

On most weddings I photograph, I make new friends, some of whom I meet again over the years. It’s nice every now and then to shoot old friends weddings, as was the case last week with Mary & Damien. I’ve known them and their families for a good few years now, and knew at least …

Beautiful Barnabrow “first look” and humanist wedding

Back in September Nirvana and Laurie celebrated their beautiful humanist wedding in Barnabrow House, in east Cork. Nirvana’s smile and personality radiated when I met her and Laurie a few months before that, as she described what she hoped for on the day. It was a lovely small wedding, with the ceremony taking place in …

Rose & Denis, Rosscarbery

It’s a fairly miserable early January day as I write this, but I’m not complaining. I’ve spent the last couple of hours going through the photos from Rose & Denis’s wedding, back on a sunny day in late September. I think September is one of my favourite months for weddings. The autumnal light and the …

Wedstock! Emma & John’s wedding at UCC & Radisson Little Island

Emma & John love music festivals! They’re been to them all, and themed their wedding around a festival, complete with lanyards for guests to wear and tables named after their favourite festivals. Starting in Emmas home near Dungarvan, a trip in a classic 80’s Golf GTi brought us to UCC. The Aula Maxima was the …

Nadine & Cillian at Carlton Kinsale

Early in this years fab summer, in late June, Nadine & Cillian tied the knot in lovely Castlelyons, and then headed on to the Carlton Hotel in Kinsale. It was one of those days where when it rained, it poured, but when the sun came out, the light was amazing! Luckily it poured while we …

City Weddings – a few ideas

Eight awesome top tips for photographing your wedding in the city! 1. Rooftops for a view. Most city hotels will have some outdoor access at the top of the building. It may be a balcony off the penthouse suite, or just some rooftop service access. If you have booked the penthouse as your bridal suite, …

Ballinacurra House Wedding

  Evelyn & Cathal tied the know back in November at the lovely Ballintotis church, near where Evelyn lives, and the fabulous Ballinacurra House near Kinsale. I had heard lots of good things about Ballinacurra House, and it didn’t disappoint when I finally got to photograph there! It’s beautiful inside and out, with very interesting …