I just have to share with you a little sneek peak from this lovely wedding!
The ceremony was held in a beautiful church in Dublin, The Newman University Church, it’s so unusual inside and a really cool place to visit. Afterwards we all walked through Stephens Green and on to The Shelbourne where the staff were so attentive and lovely, this gorgeous hotel is such an established place, deep rooted in Dublin history, I really enjoyed spending the day there. What can I say about my bride and groom?! these two loved up people welcomed me into their family to share this special moment in their life, the speeches gave me a lump in my throat, the personal touches throughout the day were really lovely and I’m so happy they chose me as their photographer. 🙂
A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable..William Wordsworth.
I met Jo after taking some photos of the wedding band she sings in The Moog69’s, ( they are brilliant check them out!) she came to me looking for new photos for her website and solo church side of things, so we had a chat over a coffee, clicked straight away and started planning. She was very open to ideas and naturally goes with a bit of a rock chick vibe, I like to try to push things a little out of the ordinary but still stay in that comfort zone so it’s not forced and unnatural, so after talking to Jo I knew Jill would be brilliant at bringing all of our ideas together, more coffee… loads of ideas.. we always tend to go waaaaay beyond the brief, get super excited then nail it down to something not too scary! So off we went to Glendalough one morning, it was an awesome day outside in the cold, wandering around the beautiful lake and playing in the trees, it was really fun! and this is what happened…….
I did share a few photos before but I love them so much I had to show you some more, It would be the perfect romantic spot for an engagement shoot or even a family portrait session with the kids splashing by the water.
Thanks to Jill for her styling on the day and to Jo for being so good at standing in cold water!!
behind the scenes/outtakes
I made some pretty sheet music…
Check out her new look website here
Take out your wedding dress and have some fun with it! If its sitting in the wardrobe forgotten and unloved why dont you mix it up with your favourite accessories and hobbies and have a photoshoot that reflects your personality.
They will be pictures to treasure for life!
This shoot with Louise was so much fun, we had a brilliant day on the freezing windy beach….. and oh how we laughed when my car broke down on the way home…..
…..BUT seriously , I believe this is a fantastic thing to do with something that you’re never going to use again, you get your hair and makeup done and get to do whatever you like for the day and have some amazing photos to look back on, you can bring so much personality to this kind of shoot its so easy to customise.
If you go online and look up rock the frock or trash the dress youll see all sorts of examples.
I prefer the name ‘Fearless Bridal’, to me its not about just wrecking the dress and how torn up you can make it look , its about doing things in the dress that you wouldnt on the wedding day, or wearing it a certain way, adding accessories, making it more fashiony or rock chick, or wearing your favourite pink boots! Try it for yourself, you’ll love the results.
Heres some piccies from a lovely small wedding in Tankardstown House in Slane.
It was a very personalised ceremony read by a close friend of the bride and the lucky things had the whole place to themselves.
The staff there were lovely too, id recommend a visit if you are looking for something similar.
I really enjoyed the day…. thanks to Niamh & Ian for including me in it – shame about the rain! can’t forget we are in Ireland.
check out the handmade cake toppers, brilliant eh?!