Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jen and Mark's 6 month nostalgic anniversary shoot in county westmeath

Jen and Mark are a fantastic couple, and I feel like over the past year we've become great friends. I photographed their beautiful Christmas wedding at Middleton Park House this past December (you might have seen it on One Fab Day or the June issue of Stellar magazine). They had wanted to do an engagement shoot before the wedding, but we just didn't get the chance to do it. So when I suggested the idea of an 'anniversary' shoot, a 6-month anniversary shoot to be precise, they were really keen to be captured at their lovely home in County Westmeath. I was in photographic heaven again as Jen and Mark are keen DIYers and also antique-lovers. They made the tiled table in the picture below!
Their home was just the right place for the 'nostalgic' shoot we had in mind, and they even have a picture-perfect folk park across the road where we got some very Irish cottagey shots.

 This was my first shoot done entirely in film and I love the results! I used a Mamiya 645 AFd for all shots with a combo of Fujifilm Pro 400H, Portra 800, and Ilford XP2. If you'd love to capture your moment in time on beautiful film, please send me a note. And enjoy!


Friday, June 22, 2012

leah and gavin's wedding at the city north hotel

Leah and Gavin are a such a sweet couple and I was thrilled to photograph their wedding recently at The City North Hotel. They had an amazing vintage wedding car which had been owned by James Bond himself, Roger Moore. Thanks again to Leah and Gavin and I wish you all the best in your new life together as husband and wife!


Flowers - Kays Florist Rialto
Dress - The Bridal Outlet, Baldoyle
Band - Pink Champagne
Church music - Blush Choir
Suits - Aston Formal
Hair - Christine Murphy
Make Up - Rhona Cullinan (Powder Room Girls)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

spiderman and a ninja in rural ireland! yikes!

I'm a mom who loves to takes photos of my two favourite models! I was using my Mamiya 645 with some fantastic Portra 160 (sunny day film) for these shots of my little spiderman and ninja out back playing.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jeanette and Michael's romantic Glendalough wedding

Jeanette and Michael's vintage-inspired beautiful wedding in the mountains of Wicklow at the Glendalough Hotel. Flowers were done by Fiona of Candlelight Weddings. Stunning location for a wedding....even if there's rain!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

sneak peek of a anniversary shoot done in film


I did a 100% film 6-Month Anniversary shoot recently for one of my favorite wedding couples from 2011, Jen and Mark. We didn't get the chance to do an engagement shoot before the wedding, so we did their anniversary shoot in May. Camera used was a Mamiya 645 AFd with Fujifilm 400H and Portra. Full blog post to come soon!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

downton abbey inspired photoshoot in nenagh featured on 100 Layer Cake!

A big thank you to 100 Layer Cake, one of the top wedding blogs in the world, who featured a fantastic shoot that I collaborated on with top Irish wedding vendors! Have a look at our Downton Abbey inspired shoot at the romantic Ashley Park House in Nenagh, County Tipperary here on 100 Layer Cake.

 Location: Ashley Park House, Nenagh, Co Tipperary /
Photographer: Lisa O’Dwyer assisted by Anne Hadnett / Producer
coordinator and planner: Claire Barry of White Sage Events /
Producer, stylist and decor + china rentals: Pearl Collins of Pearl & Godiva
assisted by Maura Dineen and Collette O’Connell
 Video: Rodolphe Quinto of Best Day Productions
Make-up artist: Kathyrn O’Neill of Kerry Makeup Artist
Hair: Stephen Cronin
Flowers: The French Touch
Cakes: The Cloudberry Bakery
Stationery and invites: Finer Details
Wardrobe: Jenny Vander, Dirty Fabulous, Bella Bleu Bridal, Salingers, The Hidden Closet
Car: Wedding Cars Limerick
Models: Eider Leite from Morgan the Agency, Georgia from Compton, Michaela from Lockdown

Monday, June 11, 2012

pretty cottages in Adare, County Limerick, Ireland

Adare is a pretty village in County Limerick with rows of traditional thatch-roofed cottages along the main street. I was there in May after photographing a wedding and used Kodak Portra film to photograph these shots with my Mamiya 645.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

maeve and niall, happy in love at the woodlands hotel limerick

Maeve and Niall were a joy to photograph at their wedding in Castletroy and The Woodlands Hotel in Adare, County Limerick. They are so happy and in love, and were clearly meant to be together. Everytime I peeped at Maeve through my camera's viewfinder, she was beaming. The bridesmaids were dressed in a beautiful soft sage green, and there were lots of happy children there enjoying the day with their parents. And, I do have to say this was the first wedding where the groom's right hand man, was a dashing pink-haired woman! Check out her gorgeous suit which was hand-tailored in Australia! A big hug to Maeve and Niall and congratulations on your wedding and your new life together!


Friday, June 1, 2012

katie and paul's elegant wedding at mt. juliet, kilkenny

I love gorgeous weddings! I feel so privileged to be invited to photograph one of the most important days of a couple's life. It's such a big responsibility, and I really feel honoured to be part of the wedding day. When I first met Katie and Paul last Spring, I could see that they were beautiful people inside and out. I knew that their wedding would be filled with love and beauty! While it rained a bit for the ceremony at the church in Iniostige (where the film Circle of Friends was set), the beautiful umbrellas everyone carried really brightened things up. At Mt. Juliet during the group pictures, the girls pulled out a collection of cute little pinwheels they'd made the night before. It was a brilliant idea for their pictures! I'm not sure the guys were so convincing with them, but I loved their "tiger" poses! I have so many shots from the day, including a selection done on traditional medium format film which I've included here. A big hug to Katie and Paul and I wish you all the happiness for your future! Watch out for a video of this wedding from Best Day Productions and a blog post by Christine Burns the second shooter in the near future.

Vendors: Bride's dress: Martina Liana from Myrtle Ivory Bridal Couture, Dublin Make-up: Sarah Keville Hair: Jacinta Lewis Men's suits: Bond Brothers Flowers: Katie's aunt did the flowers Music: Amoroso Ensemble Cake: A Slice of Heaven Band: The Scene Cinematography: Best Day Productions Second Photographer: