Naoise and Ben actually met at another wedding I photographed back in 2013 in Carlingford. I was so excited to photograph their beautiful Darver Castle wedding in early January. They were such a lovely couple whose relationship had been carefully documented by photos scattered throughout their house, my kinda couple! They both had so many ideas for the wedding and were both clearly so invested in making it a special day for their friends and family. It was the perfect wedding to start 2017 with!
So, while I did a tidbit of this in December, I’ve waited until January to post about my Best of 2016! 2016 was a generally good year for me, professionally speaking. The path of self employment is a long and very hard one, a lot of people ask me why I do it, and the very simple answer is that I love photography, and more specifically wedding photography. In my humble opinion, if you love your job, you better be willing to fight for it.
Eilish and JP had a gorgeous autumn wedding in October last year (only my favourite time of year!) in the charming Ballymascalon Hotel in Dundalk. I’d been looking forward to Eilish and JPs wedding since I met her and her absolutely lovely mammy over a year ago. You could tell that all the stops were going to be pulled out and that this was going to be a pretty spectacular event. Roll on the 29th of October and I wasn’t disappointed. Eilish looked downright stunning and every detail was seen to, from her dogs little dickie bow to the beautiful labels for the hangers for her and her bridesmaids.
I had the incredible honour of being Nikki and Steve’s photographer when they eloped in Ireland in the stunning Mount Juliet Estate. It was something new to me, to be one of the few present as two people promised themselves to each other forever, I felt honoured, humbled and very excited to be part of their elopement! Nikki and Steve were a really special couple, and their love was very clear for all to see, which made the whole experience all the more touching and special.
When Sarah first emailed me I knew we were going to have an amazing shoot! From the start we were completely on the same page and I could clearly see her vision (I loved it) and I knew immediately that we were going to work fantastically together. When I met her and her lovely fiancé Shaun I was even more excited as they were both so lovely and completely put their trust in me to create some gorgeous sun kissed shots of them on Howth Cliffs.