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From a gorgeous winter wedding in Tankardstown House, a ceremony overlooking the water at the Cliff House Hotel to an engagement shoot exploring Dublin city’s hidden gems and a couple celebrating their love on a hotel rooftop in Belfast, this is a small picture of some of the amazing shoots I’ve had the privilege to be part of.

 
Susannah & Elijah - Kinbane Castle

Elijah and Susannah first met in Belfast 2013 by chance as Elijah had come from California to explore Ireland. They were put in touch by a friend and after a  day trip sightseeing around Belfast, Susannah knew she wanted to marry Elijah.  Fast forward six months and after a solo trip to Ireland where they began dating, Elijah proposed on a visit to London.

Nine months later they married in Belfast surrounded by their friends and family from both California and Ireland. As Susannah explained, 'It was all a whirlwind and very difficult with the distance, but looking back on it, it was such a precious time'.

 They described how they love going on backpacking trips and roughing it, seeing new movies and finding the coolest bars in every new place they travel.  As Susannah explained, 'We definitely can bring the best/worst in each other at times but we know each other through and through so it’s pretty awesome doing life together'. As they had such a whirlwind celebration of their marriage, we decided to slow things down a bit and spend a relaxed evening having a laugh amongst the stunning setting of Kinbane Castle on the Antrim coast creating some awesome images. 

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Melisa & Padraic - The Morrison Hotel

When deciding on their wedding venue, it was a no-brainer for Melisa & Padraic to choose one of the best spots in the centre of Dublin, The Morrison Hotel. The amazing bridal suite with some of the best views over the Liffey along with a wonderfully quirky reception area, it truly was the best spot for a couple who wanted Dublin to be a big part of their day.

For their portrait session, we explored the streets of Dublin with the wedding party and it was one of the best sessions, I’ve ever had! Stopping off at Whelans where Melisa & Padraic met on a blind date, Temple Bar, capturing the kisses under the lights on Dame Lane before one obligatory stop at the Hapenny Bridge, it was a whirlwind tour of what Dublin has to offer and none of us were disappointed!

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Maria & Mike - Ice House Hotel

Maria & Mike, as a lot of my couple’s, decided to do things their way when it came to their big day, after having a private civil ceremony they invited all of their friends and family to the fabulous Ice House Hotel in Ballina for a big celebration.

When the day came, the whole country was in the midst of a storm and when I pulled up to the hotel, the electricity was out with a generator on the way, poor Maria & Mike hadn’t had a chance to get ready ahead of my arrival but they were in the best spirits! So after a bit of a break while the electricity got sorted, we jumped straight into prep and I have to say it was one of the most relaxed days ever!

Maria & Mike even allowed me to drag them out to the pier for their portraits, in the middle of a storm!! What a couple and what a day, have a look below to see their awesome day.

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Anne-Marie & Cillian - Tankardstown

Anne-Marie & Cillian's wedding was full of amazing surprises, from group of musical 'guests' and choir playing a beautiful rendition of 'All You Need Is Love' inspired by 'Love Actually' to a fire and drum performance to get the celebrations started. This was one incredible wedding in the most picturesque of settings, Tankardstown House.   

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Naomi & Danielle - Killiney Hill

One year to the day, since Danielle proposed to Naomi at this very spot on Killiney Hill, we set out on a little adventure. I had such an amazing time getting to know Danielle & Naomi and it was clear from the moment I met them that they were very much in love. There was plenty of giggles, kisses and hugs, these two were a joy to photograph.

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Charlene & Eamon - Belfast City

After a truly inspiring few days spent at the BURN conference in Belfast, I was dying to scratch that creative itch and dive into something a little different and so Charlene & Eamon crossed my path!

Charlene describes how they met;

‘I met Eamon earlier this year at a music festival and it all fell into place and clicked from the beginning. We love history and art, spending our weekends going to antique craft fairs and hidden salvage yards to provide us with inspiration for our home and future plans. We are always discussing our current paths and future plans knowing we have a long and loving path ahead together’.

Eamon was one of the best boyfriend’s to capture due to his remarkably calm nature which was astounding considering he wasn’t a fan of heights or getting his photo taken! He describes their plans for the future; ‘We have only scratched the surface of things we want to do. To look to the future, we have moved in together, we have plans for our first holiday and I can't wait  for our first Christmas and New Year together’.

I wanted to push the boundaries a little and go for a location that demonstrated Charlene & Eamon’s new relationship as well as their love for their adopted city of Belfast. The rooftop of the Europa was the perfect spot especially after the cloud cleared showcasing the most beautiful cityscape.


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Heather & Edward - Clonwilliam House

Heather & Edward's wedding was an incredible joy filled day, there were kilts aplenty as both families have Scottish heritage and based on the many guests that travelled from far-flung places such as Dubai and Australia, these two are loved so much by their family and friends. 

Clonwilliam House is a simply beautiful venue that is perfect for those that want an intimate wedding. You have the entire house and grounds to yourself, this includes a not so secret swimming pool in the basement for those pre-ceremony swims! I nearly forgot to mention the resident cat who graced us with it's presence during the ceremony, weaving it's way between the seats guests, greeting the bridal party and finally giving Edward a seal of approval with a head butt to the ankle. 

What can I say, it was an absolute pleasure to capture their wedding and I can definitely recommend Clonwilliam House if you are currently looking at venues for your wedding! 

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