Last weeks post with the photo of the Bride wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes got a very response from all the eagle eyed viewer out there! You can blame Carrie from SATC for starting all of this. Its only now after years of photographing weddings that I get the shoe 'thing'... most men still dont! I thought you might like to see a few more pair of bridal shoes that I have photographed at weddings but this time I will give you the names..if I can!
What a beautiful day Jennifer and Eamonn had recently for their wedding day in Wexford. It's not called the Sunny South East for nothing! Jennifer and Eamonn tied the knot in the lovely surroundings of Crossabeg Church before proceeding to the wonderful Ferrycarraig Hotel just outside Wexford town for their reception with family and friends. The weather was absolutely wonderful and Jennifer, Eamonn and their bridal party pulled out all the stops to squeeze in some shots in the lovely surroundings of Johnstown Castle where the lovely autumn colours added to this amazing day. The evening eventually started to cool off but not before we managed to grab another few shots in the early evening dusk, a marvellous, atmospheric time of day at this time of year. A few images from the day are shown below.
I have recently gone into business with a professional photographers lab that now supplies a range of wall display options providing everything from traditional framed prints, framed canvas to the more unusual items such as framed block mounts. I decided to use this company for my wall display orders simply because they provide exceptional quality products and a range of options not available anywhere else. You simply choose your favourite image from your wedding day, how you want it displayed and let me do the rest. I will even have it delivered to your door! More comprehensive information will be added to my website in the coming days but for now here a quick overview of the products available: Click on the image for a larger view.
When a Bride and Groom decide that they want their wedding images displayed in a Wedding Book by Graphi Studio, one of the hardest choices they have to make is what cover to use. Graphi Studio provide a hugh range of cover options providing every possibility from traditional leather to varnished metallic. Catriona and Mark decided on the black Varnished Metallic Cover which provides a very classy finish. Their first names and wedding date is engraved into the front of the cover.This cover is available in a range of colours to complement, perhaps, your wedding day colour scheme.
Front cover name engraving
Graphi Studio quality
The bride and groom also choose two identical smaller parent albums
two page spread design shown
Quality presentation and protection for your album comes as standard
I will be attending the Killashee House Hotel Wedding Fair on the 18th of this month (Sept.)
One of my favourite locations for wedding photography in the Leinster area, Killashee House is like home from home for me. I have been photographing weddings at Killashee House from the day it opened its doors as I lived not too far from the hotel at the time. It is an amazing hotel for weddings and wedding photography with its original architectural features and stunning gardens. Actually I was even photographing in the School before it became a hotel and my wife has very fond memories of her school days there.
I will be available to have a chat with you on the day, show you some new album designs and work and I will even have an album on display that features previous work from weddings I have photographed at Killashee.
An image taken at the lovely Victorian fountain in the hotel gardens
So if you would like an opportunity to see how the hotel looks laid out for a wedding day, talk with the hotel wedding planners, and have a lovely stroll around the gardens....stick it in your diary now!
An Irish Bride and South African Groom enjoying their day infront of the lovely Original House in December despite it being minus 3 degrees on the day!
Our shoot for the Heirloom Wedding Bouquets was organised by Lorraine from truly Bridal Boutique in Naas, Co. Kildare The boutique has a beautiful range of wedding and bridesmaids dress from some very well know designer labels such as Paloma Blanca, La Sposa, Mikaella and many others.
From fine silk, soft satin, luxurious lace to timeless embellishments, all of their gowns are carefully crafted using only the best fabrics. Many have commented on how elegant and unique their bridal collection is so contact them to discover for yourself.
I undertook a most unusual shoot recently for Naas florist Pauline Ford. Pauline makes these stunning Vintage Heirloom Wedding Bouquets that really are a beautiful piece of design work. The photo shoot was undertaken to launch these wonderful bouquets to the wedding market. These memorable bouguets are made to last a lifetime and hence their name. The added benefit of owning one of these bouquets is not just the glamour and unique look they provide on the wedding day itself, but the fact that you can hold it again and again while you remember your special day. From experience I can tell you that most bridal bouquets are in a sorry state by dinner time! Our shoot was undertaken at Truly Bridal Boutique in Naas where the bouquets are on display. For further information on the bouquets you can contact Pauline on 086-2332399.
Truly Bridal are located at Friary Road, Naas. They can be contacted on 045-889747 or log on to their website to view some beautiful wedding wear which I had a sneak at during the shoot: http://www.trulybridalboutique.ie/ I hope the images below will do justice to Pauline's wonderful creative designs. Click on a image to enlarge.
I am lucky to have Johnstown Castle almost on my doorstep. It is a well know location for couples who get married locally and has been used down through the years to record their wedding memories
The castle as a backdrop is a photographers dream location especially for wedding photography. However, like all good photo locations it can become all to familiar to a couple looking to have their photographs taken there and this issue has come up with several couples I have spoken with recently. They all mention the fact that everyone seems to have the same photos taken at the castle, ie, standing infront of the lake with the castle in the background! While this is in itself a lovely photo, I can see where these couples are coming from. As a photographer who likes a challenge I have photographed several weddings at Johnstown Castle and I have never taken this 'famous' shot. Any photographer worth his salt especially when he is presented with such a marvellous location should be able to do a little better than relying on just getting shots in at the lake. I love the contrast between stone buildings and soft bridal colours, the ability to mix the stunning greenery with the stonework and human form and shape. A good photographers have to be able to think in several dimensions and take all his surroundings into account. Johnstown Castle provides that challenge to a photographer the minute he drives in through that lovely entrance. Never mind the lake..its all good! A few shots from a recent wedding at the castle.