Monday, August 27, 2012

stephanie and brian's misty seaside shoot in kinsale

Stephanie lives in Ireland, and Brian is currently in Australia. Brian was recently home, and so they took the opportunity to have a little engagement photo shoot together. We planned the shoot for Kinsale, a beautiful seaside village in Cork. Eventhough it was sunny for the whole day, it started to rain as I drove into Kinsale. We had to dodge in and out of the rain, but at least was 'soft' rain! Stephanie and Brian were good sports though and perfect models! And I was happy we got a good variety of shots in a variety of locations. Thanks again Stephanie and Brian and all the best for you in the future!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

caroline and in the sun dublin wedding at the shelbourne hotel

As a photographer in Ireland, I got lucky with a couple gorgeous sunny days in Dublin for weddings this summer. One of those was Caroline and Sam's wedding at the iconic Shelbourne Hotel near St Stephen's Green. Caroline's parent's neighbours in Howth put out a Child of Prague the night before to ward off the rain, and it worked!
 Their ceremony was held at the Unitarian Church nearby. After greeting guests in the sunshine outside the church, we headed off into Stephen's Green for some photographs. Caroline had brought some cool sunglasses with Irish and British flags as they are an international couple. Sam even brought his own family's tradition from Cyprus of waving napkins in the air as the couple makes their grand entrance into the reception. And of course they made it their own with the song "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" by The Darkness playing as they entered amidst the chaotic fun of the waving napkins! What a fantastic wedding, and a big thank you goes out to my lovely assistant and second shooter for this wedding Ivana Patarcic. Thanks again to Caroline and Sam, and I wish you all the best in the future!


Invites: Jo Kerridge Occasion Cards and Invites,
Orders of Service: The Leaf Press.
Ceremony and Pre Drinks Music: WAVE Acoustic Duo,
Florist: Nuala Tracey,
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone at Shop: Leonie Claire, Brighton, Suits: Moss Bros
Hair and Make up: Billy Orr
Sweet Emporium, put together by the couple
 Favours: Brighton Rock – The Rock People, Worthing,
Table name signsand luggage name tags: The Paper Baker , names and ribbon put together by the couple.
Flip Flopdisplay, put together by the couple
Evening Band: The Legends of Swing,
Vintage Photobooth:Daniel Reilly, Dublin Photobooth

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

candice and nick...ireland destination wedding at the westbury dublin

Candice and Nick, a sweet couple from York in England, recently tied the knot on a sunny Fourth of July in Dublin. An intimate group of family and friends attended their destination wedding in Ireland at the Westbury Hotel. The flowers were beautifully designed by Appassionata Flowers, and the wedding color was red for Nick's favourite football team. The guys wore really cool shoes by Vans...with the BBQ-lovin groom topping off his hamburger-themed Vans with tiny hamburger cufflinks! I know Candice and Nick enjoyed excellent BBQs in the States on their honeymoon...I hope they found some iconic diners in California :) A big hug and thank you to Candice and Nick and their family! It was a real pleasure to be there with you on a sunny Fourth of July! And a big thank to you to my lovely assistant/second photographer, Nuria of Momento Photo Studio in Nurney. You can see her blog post from the day here.

 Venue: The Westbury Hotel, Dublin
 Hair: Toni and Guy, Clarendon St, Dublin
 Cupcakes: Johnnie Cupcakes
 Flowers: Appassionata Flowers, Dublin
 Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia
 Hair Comb: Tina Dee Creations on Etsy
 Bridesmaid's Dress: Rare, London
 Cake Topper: Feats of Clay, UK

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jeanette and Neil...Hollywood meets Ireland at a quirky handmade wedding in Doolin

Jeanette is an actress from LA and Neil is a poet from Cork and together they make one fantastic couple! They recently tied the knot at a small intimate ceremony near the Cliffs of Moher in Doolin at Ballinalacken Castle. An outdoor ceremony was planned, but due to the crazy unpredictible weather, it was held inside. Jeanette did a wonderful job making decorations for the wedding. She really put a lot of love and thought into everything and it was pure delight for me to photograph their day. They are a beautiful couple inside and out and I'm truly grateful that I was there to capture their beautiful day! PS: I'm saving a lot of images for another blog or magazine to share this beautiful wedding! Rustic flowers by The Flower Den in Ennis, County Clare.


Monday, August 6, 2012

super cute wedding sneak peek alert! ballylacken castle, doolin county clare

Super cute wedding alert! Sneak peek of a wedding in Ireland between a handsome Irish poet and gorgeous Californian actress! Coming soon this week...