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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ballintaggart House Wedding on the Dingle peninsula

At the start of July I had the pleasure of spending the day with Laura and Rowan and a lovely small group of their friends and family down in Dingle. We started the day with the girls at Ballintaggart House just outside Dingle town, and then headed to St. Joseph’s church at Inch for the …

Dungarvan wedding

As a respite from the glorious warm weather we are enjoying at the moment, here is Sarah & Patrick’s wedding, on a beautiful, but freezing, day last February. The sun was out, but so were the fur coats! A fab day, at Colligan church and finishing at the Dungarvan Park hotel. – Rory

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 …

Killarney Wedding

  Last month I was delighted to be part of Fiona & Padraig’s wedding down in Killarney. The reception was held in The Malton, a lovely hotel located right in the center of the town. It was there that I met Fiona in the morning while she was getting her hair and makeup done in the …

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 …

Wexford Wedding at Brandon House Hotel

I was delighted to be asked to photograph my good friends Gearoid & Emma’s wedding. The ceremony took place in Drummond Church in Carlow, with photographs at St. Mullens in Carlow. The reception was at Brandon House Hotel & Spa in New Ross in Wexford. This wedding was featured in Weddings Online Real Weddings section – …

Gary FitzPatrick

I have been working on a portrait project with some artists and musicians that I am friendly with. I shot this last week in Gary Fitzpatrick’s place last week. I’ve known Gary for years, but hadn’t seen him for a while, so we caught up, chatted, he played a bit, I photographed. It was easy and …

Gougane Barra Engagement!

Hailing from the US, Michelle and Kendall were in Ireland for a year as part of their university studies. While here, Kendall popped the question, and they got engaged! They decided they would like some engagement photos to bring home, and I got a call. They were based in Cork city, and had no need for a …