Pheonix Park | Autumn Engagement Shoot



I’m a massive lover of Autumn, Halloween, October…all the good things! So I was thrilled when Caoimhe and Micheal wanted to arrange an engagement shoot on a crisp Autumn evening in Phoenix Park. I love photographing people at sunset, known as “the golden hour” to photographers, you get that gorgeous golden glow on your subject and the natural light is to die for!

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Smock Alley Theatre | Photography Farm Workshop



Its a little known fact that being a wedding photographer, who is self employed, can often be something of a lonely job. Long hours photographing a wedding being a one man show and longer hours behind a computer screen busily editing means it’s not always the most social vocation. Enter Photography Farm, a UK based residential workshop aimed at photographers from all over! I was lucky enough to attend one of these workshops in Dublin at Smock Alley Theatre. Helmed by the amazing Paula O’Hara and organised by Lisa Devlin it was a day of learning, photographing and best of all, meeting like minded photographers from Ireland and the UK. 1 day wasn’t enough! While there we all took part in a stunning styled bridal shoot under the guidance of Paula. Here are the pictures from that shoot.

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Dun Laoghaire Engagement Shoot | Benny and Eithne



It was by pure luck and happenstance that I got to meet Benny and Eithne. Eithne had entered a draw at the Ultimate Wedding Live bridal show to win a free engagement shoot. Luckily for her and me she was announced the winner! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple to work with for a morning on the sun soaked Dun Laoghaire pier. I had a brilliant time and both Benny and Eithne were great fun and can we all just take a moment to see how gorgeous Eithne looks even though she was battling hay fever! To date one of my favourite couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with.   

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Woodland Engagement



Do you ever get that moment when you have admired someone from afar completely unknowingly and then you finally get to meet them…and its brilliant! I had just such a meeting with Paula O’Hara, of Paula O’Hara Photography. During my frequent scoping of photography online I had come across her work, loved it, and moved on. It was a pleasant and surreal surprise when I saw on Facebook she was offering mentoring sessions to other photographers. To some people this might seem weird, aren’t all photographers pitted against each other in an over saturated market and only the best man wins? Sometimes, yes, this is the case. But there is a smaller but so much more fabulous section of the photography world where photographers embrace other photographers, young and old, new and experienced. Paula is one of these people, her aim is to share her experience and wisdom with other photographers and at the same time bring together like minded people in what is otherwise an often solitary job.   

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