Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Vintage Heirloom Wedding Bouguets

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:  I hope the images below will do justice to Pauline's wonderful creative designs. Click on a image to enlarge.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Johnstown Castle,Wexford...a photographers blank canvas

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.

Coolbawn Quay....its majestic surroundings.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Brandon House Hotel Wedding Fair

We will be attending the annual Brandon House Hotel Wedding Fair on Sunday 28th August from 12 noon until 6. This is one of the South East's best and well attended wedding events in one of the area's best known and well established hotels.  We will be showcasing some of our new album designs for the 2012 season so drop along and have a talk with us about your wedding photography requirements. We will also be providing a very special offer of two free parent coffee table books with any bookings confirmed on the day.