EDIT: Maria & Keith’s wedding images can be found here
A sneak peek from Maria & Keith’s wedding that I shot recently. The rest will be on the blog later this week.
EDIT: Evelyn & Andrew’s wedding images can be found here
I am really looking forward to this Friday’s wedding as it will be taking place at St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and then heading onto Middle Park House, which is a 19th Century Victorian House set in its own grounds.
I popped over on Sunday to have a quick look around and I was blown away by the amount of light in the main reception hall. And check out the main entrance hall staircase which reminds me of the type you would see in the old films with the likes of Rita Garbo or Betty Davis coming down to their guests. Just to show what I mean, here are a couple of snaps I took whilst I was there with more to appear once the wedding has taken place.
See you on Friday Evelyn & Andrew :-)
I was fortunate enough to be working a wedding yesterday where the reception was held at the fantastic Castle Leslie at Glaslough.
O M G, this has to be the most amazing reception venue I have ever been to in my nearly 3 years as a full time photographer. There are so many rooms and each one is so unique in the way it is designed and decorated. Another nice touch is that each room provides a bit of history of the location with personal memorabilia going back many many years.
I really HAVE to go back and visit it again and I am sure it would make for a great long weekend break in the future sometime. It will also give me chance to really have a good wander around without the added pressure of a wedding day.
Dinner at the Lodge afterwards was also great. The service was great, the food was excellent and was not in any way overpriced which really surprised me considering the location. The staff were very friendly without being over the top and did anything that was asked of them with hesitation.
One thing I would love to do is to go back with a model or three and do some shots there as the castle and grounds are so big and have such a wide range of locations to play with – now to get the permission :-))))
The drive up to Dublin on the morning of the wedding was without any issues but in typical Irish fashion the weather could not decide whether to play ball or not with a few drops of rain. We had a small shower when I went out to take some pictures of the 1928′s Brenchley Convertible which was used to ferry Ann Marie and her dad to the church but to be honest it did not dampen anyone’s spirits.
I would also like to thank the talented Christine for helping me out on the day. Thanks Christine, you are the best!!!!!!
Church: St Vincent de Paul Church, Griffin Avenue, Marino, Dublin 11
Reception: Roganstown Golf & Country Club, Swords, Co Dublin
Hair: Peter Marks, Pavilion S/C, Swords, Co Dublin
Makeup: Lipstick Salon, Marino, Dublin 3
Flowers: Frog Prince Weddings & Events, North Road, Dublin 11
Dress: Bride2Be, Carroll Village S.C, Dundalk, Co Louth
Cake: Creative Cakes, Bealing Crescent, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
Car: AT&T Chauffeurs, Dublin
Like many other boys in the 70′s, I had always wished it was me who had taken the iconic ‘Tennis Girl’ picture or at least was around to help out. But alas, I had make do with the poster on the wall instead
News came through recently that the creator of the picture, Martin Elliot had passed away. A copy of the story from the Daily Mail can be found here
Image Copyright: Martin Elliot
Whilst I was up with the in-laws for the Easter weekend. I met with Leomi & Liam, who’s wedding I will be shooting on the 5th June at St. Muredach’s Cathedral with the reception taking place at the Downhill House Hotel in Ballina. The weather for the weekend was not at its best but the guys were real troopers and we managed to grab an hour before the heavens decided to open up on us.
We started off at the front of Belleek Castle where we encountered the the resident dogs keeping watch over what we were doing. They were such dotes and wandered everywhere we went and all they wanted to do was to be in the pictures or be given loads of attention which was easy enough to sort out.
When the rain started we made a dash inside Belleek Castle and we were kindly given permission to take some pictures in the main entrance.
Thanks again guys for being such sports and having no issue about rolling around in the trees and leaves. Just wait to see what I have planned for the wedding day
I was first introduced to Majella and the rest of the family almost a year to the day when I was asked to take some portraits by a friend.
To my surprise I got a call about 2-3 weeks back from Majella to say she had had a baby and would I come out to take a few snaps. It was good seeing everyone again, especially the little princesses, who had all grown so much since I last saw them. When I got there Majella and one of the girls were feeling a bit rough around the edges so I took a couple of snaps but decided to come back when everyone was on top form.
I thought a quick sneak peek was in order of the cute Patrick with his saucepan eyes! Girls, you had better watch out when he is much older as no doubt this young chap will break some hearts for sure.
I recently had the great pleasure of working with the amazing Sinead Doyle and had the opportunity of shooting her stylish Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. We were given access to the “Loft” in the Powerscourt Centre in the heart of Dublin which as a location goes, is simply divine. What I would do to have that space as a office/studio. It was just so big with a vast amount of natural light streaming through the many windows in the room – a photographers dream!!!!
Anyway, without further adue, below are some of the images that were taken on the day including some background images that were taken by Mark Grealish, who was there helping me on the day.
Makeup: Malvina Barret
Hair: Jane Akkeman
Models: Grace Connell & Veronica Rajaste