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 …

Dunloe wedding, Killarney

It may be mid January, but it’s a great time to look back on some lovely days from the summers gone by, and look forward to the summer coming! This was Indra and Paul’s wedding in the beautiful Dunloe Hotel near Killarney last summer. The weather was warm and balmy (note the horses flaked out …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Vera & John | Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe

Eilish and I were invited to our good friends John and Vera’s wedding back in April. I wasn’t the main photographer, but they asked me to bring along my camera for a few extra shots. It was lovely actually to be a guest at a wedding, and we really enjoyed the day. I took a …

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 …

Riona & Rob’s Borris, Carlow, Wedding

Rob has been a friend going back about 10 years, maybe more. We worked together for years, but didn’t see each other so much when I changed career. So I was delighted to hear from him last year, and to meet his girl friend, Riona. Turns out he had popped the question and they were …

Roisin & Johnny’s Dublin city wedding

  Roisin & Johnny’s wedding was a special one for me, as Johnny is a friend from our college days in Maynooth. We hadn’t been in touch for quite some time, so I was delighted when he asked me to photograph his wedding to Roisin. I’d heard lots about Roisin over the years, but this …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Video of Bridget & John’s wedding at Castletownroche

Here’s a little video of Bridget & John’s wedding at Castletownroche. It was one of the many fantastic days we had this summer, and the reception took place in the perfect setting in the grounds of the Blackwater Castle at Castletownroche. Enjoy! – 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 …

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 …