The year that was … 2013

It’s almost March 2014, and I’ve only just now taken my first proper look back at the work I made in 2013. It’s very hard to choose a selection to represent a year, so I won’t label any of these as favourites – they’re just some of the photos that I like from the year. …

Cork city winter wedding

I met Dave & Eva back around March ’13 to discuss their wedding, and do a little engagement shoot around the docks area of Cork city. It was pretty cold as we ran around the docklands, but we had a good time and quickly realised it would be great to come back to this area …

Beautiful Bantry wedding at the Westlodge

All night the wind Howled and the rain Battered the velux And I got up in the Dark and splashed two Hours through Crookstown Floods to Bantry Which was awash and Grey and we Ran to the church As the rain rattled the Windows and then And then we came out And they were married …

Christmas Wedding at the Imperial Hotel

  Just before Christmas I shot Elaine and Jared’s wedding at the Imperial Hotel in Cork. They came home from New Zealand to get married, well aware of the vagaries of Irish weather and lack of light in December. The day did indeed turn out to be dark, wet and cold, but I was determined …

Kate & Donal at Springfort Hall

Kate & Donal were married in the lovely Kanturk church on a beautiful day late September day. Despite being a week or so from October it was like mid summer, but with that beautiful autumnal early evening light. From Kanturk we drove a short distance to Springfort Hall which was perfect for an early evening …

Katie & Federico Cork City Wedding

Katie & Federico got married last September. They signed the paperwork in the lovely little registry office in Cork, with their friends and family, and then headed to Flemmings for a champagne reception and delicious dinner (I can vouch for it – Katie & Federico very kindly invited me to eat with them). After a fantastic …

All the guys

Photographing a group where the subjects are all spread out in a long line can be tough. To get them all in, they can be tiny in the frame, a little strip of bodies along the bottom. So for this group with all the lads at Evelyn and Cathal’s wedding at Ballinacurra House, I took …

Fota House and Gardens wedding

This was Louise and Brian’s wedding at Fota House & Gardens. A great spot for a civil ceremony with the stunning Fota House, and the gorgeous gardens. No need to travel anywhere for photographs! Louise is the owner of The Fairy Godmothers Weddings, a fantastic wedding planning business. Do get in touch with Louise if you …

Garryvoe on a rainy day

Sometimes I get asked by prospective clients, “what’ll we do if it’s raining?”. Now, this is Ireland, so everyone knows what to do when it rains. Find a nice cosy pub! Seriously though, it’s Ireland, and there’s always a chance of rain. The only thing to do is embrace it. Bring along a nicely shaped …

Kay & Keith

  I received a lovely email from Kay & Keith today. They were married last year in Castlemartyr. Always great to hear some kind words – “We would like to thank Rory for his excellent photography at our wedding in Oct 2012. Rory made it exceptionally easy for us all day. While one of us is camera …

Maryborough House Wedding

Joanne & Eddie are a fantastic couple whom I met last year, and had the honour of shooting their wedding. It was one of those great sunny, fun days, where everyone was in really good form and ready to party! Joanne tells me that she met Eddie in Mangans nightclub in Cork (obviously love at …