Tuesday, August 30, 2011

pearl & godiva photoshoot in west cork featuring boho and plume...sneak peek!

Here's a little sneak peek of a winter photoshoot for renowned wedding decor styling and hire, Pearl & Godiva, featuring the lovely artiste Julia Jensen of Boho and Plume (above).

And the ethereal Fiona who was stunning in a BHLDN hair accessory.

The theme was "A Winter Still Life" and featured gorgeous yummy macarons from The Cake Stand!
More to come soon!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

grainne & niall's fab little gem of a wedding at fallon's kilcullen


This is Grainne, a beautiful bride whose wedding I recently had the privilege to photograph at Eadestown Church in County Kildare, and later a fabulous reception at Fallon's in Kilcullen.

This was a really beautiful small wedding and I've saved some photos in the hope that another blog or magazine will share them with you. I can assure you that this little church and restaurant which are full of character and charm, are fabulous locations for intimate weddings in County Kildare for discriminating couples. Thank you to Grainne and Niall and their families and friends for having me along for a couple of hours to document the occasion!

Eadestown Church: http://eadestownparish.com/

Fallon's restaurant: http://www.fallonb.ie/

Bride's and bridesmaid's dresses: Irish Bridal Boutique

Bride's hairband: Jules Contemporary Design, handmade in Ireland

Groom's suit: Cavalli for Groom, Louis Copeland

Make-up Artist: Hayley McGowan

Hair: Lorraine Browne Hair

Flowers: Elizabeth Bolton, Eadestown, County Kildare

Musicians: DUO, Dave & Owen L&M Productions

Invitations: Tulip Designs, Donegal

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

sneak peek of a fabulous petite wedding at a hidden gem in Kilcullen...Fallon's

Couldn't resist giving a little sneak peek of a fabulous little wedding I photographed recently at Eadestown Church and Fallon's in Kilcullen. Hope to have it finished by this weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank you to One Fab Day for featuring Sinead & Enda's Burlington Hotel wedding!

Uber Irish wedding blog One Fab Day featured Sinead & Enda's Burlington Hotel wedding styled by Pearl & Godiva with flowers by The French Touch. This is the wedding that I was lucky to have super photographer Christina Brosnan along with to shoot together! Thanks everyone!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pilates For Life, Newbridge, County Kildare

For the last six weeks, I've been taking pilates classes from Eithne at the Pilates For Life studio in Newbridge. She recently asked me to take some photos of her classes. I used to do Pilates years ago, before I had kids, and it was only a Geri Haliwell DVD combined with a bit of yoga (ha ha!). After doing a bit of online research, I found the Pilates For Life studio which is only 5 minutes away from my house. I recruited fellow photog to join me in my exercise endeavors, Christina Brosnan. Pity she was sick the last time I brought my camera to class!

Pilates is great for all ages and sizes, men and women. I hated going to the gym, but I love that we do the pilates workouts as a group and have a bit of craic and banter at the same time. And you won't sweat too much, just stretch and become stronger and leaner (if you wanna sweat, Eithne has body ball and intensive classes too!).

Eithne has a pregnancy pilates class too, which is something I really would have enjoyed when I was pregnant. Can you believe these ladies are all in their final trimester of pregnancy? If you are interested in giving pilates a try, Eithne has new classes starting the first of September. Have a look at the Pilates of Life webpage and try it out. See you there!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

judith & brendon's sweet wedding at tulfarris house hotel and golf county wicklow

Judith is a really sweet Irish teacher who married her prince, Brendon recently at Coill Dubh Church in County Kildare. While I was at the house getting pictures of Judith and her family getting-ready, my colleague the photographer Elisha Clarke was at the church getting some shots of the groom. And Elisha's blog post here.

Fiona of Candlelight Weddings in Straffan County Kildare did the beautiful flowers, church decorations including lanterns, and reception decor. I love the freshness of the pink flowers and blue dresses of the bridesmaids.

The cute little bike with flower pots was directly across the road from the church in Coill Dubh. How handy for a quick shot of the lovely bridesmaids!

The traditional ceremony was followed by a fantastic outdoor drinks reception at Tulfarris House in Blessington County Wicklow. This was the first wedding that I've photographed here and I can't wait to go back! I loved the outdoor area for drinks as it reminds me a bit of a mission in California. If the weather is good, this location can't be beat!

It was great to have Elisha there as she had shot weddings there before and clued me into the fact that we could get a golf cart and go out to some stunning locations near the lake. Here's Elisha at work! She used some film cameras too so go on over to her blog to have a peep at some more of Judy and Brendon's day.

The interior of Tulfarris House is just as lovely as the grounds and I highly recommend it for your reception in Ireland. Judy's dad made the most beautiful cake I've ever seen a daddy make (well, I've never seen a cake made by a daddy, but this was just BEAUTIFUL!!!). And a cute shot of Brendon's daughter's comfy Converse she changed into later in the evening!

 Judy and Brendon had a comedian entertain after the dinner, and this guy seriously had everyone in stitches. A fantastic, fun night was had by all and am truly honoured that Judy and Brendon had me along to document their perfect day.