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 …

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. …

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 …

Top of the Clarence

I love this photo from a couple of years ago. Not so much for the view, which is great, but for the colours and tones, the blues and aqua greens, and the pink of her flowers, and the deep red of her shoes. The view is fab too of course, and one of the reasons …

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 – …

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 …