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Boho Wedding Alpacas Inspiration Shoot - Xposé - Station House - Ireland

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A few weeks ago the lovely people from The Station House asked me to join them in a lovely shoot for the Xposé TV show where the wedding expert, Sarah from The Irish Wedding Blog was putting together a fab session with a boho inspired wedding dresses and the best part of it was not only we were surrounded by lovely dresses but they brought ALPACAS!!!!!

To be honest that sealed the deal for me when they invited to come along, I always wanted to meet them in person and check if they were as soft as I thought they were and THEY ARE SO SOFT!!!!

I made sure to hug them several times and I can assure if you decided to have alpacas for your wedding here in Ireland I’m the one you should choose to photograph it because me, Ted and Tom (the alpacas) are pretty much best friends for life now and I know all their best angles, lol!

Hope you enjoy the images and make sure to check all the fab people that were involved in the links at the end of the gallery.

x

Supplier List:

Venue: Station House

TV Crew : Xposé

Stylist: Sarah from Irish Wedding Blog

Model: Simona

Hair and Makeup: Pamela Hair and Make Up

Dresses: White Gallery Boutique Newry

Flowers: Petals & Pressies

Alpacas: K2Alpacas

Photographer: Livia Figueiredo

Assistant Photographer: Joseph Carr

A+S - Preview - Ballymagarvey Wedding Photographer, Dublin, Ireland.

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This wedding is an autumnal dream!!! Not only Ballymagarvey Village looked fantastic with all the colours that only this time of the year you can get but also Stevie and Annie looked a-mazing! They definitely had the best time of their lives and you can see that in every single picture! Was a dream to photograph their wedding and I can’t wait to share more!

For now stay with these sneak peeks filled with giggles, lovely autumn vibes, cool dresses and a dream flower crown! \o/

xx

Supplier List

Venue: Ballymagarvey Village

Hair: Aisling Hamill

Makeup: Ruth Cassidy

Wedding Dress: Dana Bolton

Bridesmaids Dress: Ghost

Rings: Anja Potz Worcester

Bride Shoes: Russell and Bromley

Groom Shoes: Angel Infantes

Flower/Bouquets: Frog Prince Events

Cake: Primrose Bakery (Dundalk)

Band/DJ: Rubix Band



T+M Preview - Borris House Wedding Photographer - Carlow, Ireland

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Borris House is one of the most stunning wedding venues here in Ireland that I ever shot! If you are looking for a stunning surroundings, gorgeous building and chilled atmosphere that’s the place to you!

I had such a great time and can’t wait to share more of this wedding but for now I leave you with a sneak peak!

Thank you to Tracey and Matt for having me on their day! xx

Supplier List

Hair: Marion Brett

Makeup: Edel Brophy

Wedding Dress: Romantica of Devon from Bridal Boutique, Fairview

Suits: Tangos Suit Hire

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Jeutonic, Kilkenny

Groomsmen Suits (if applicable): Tangos Suit Hire

Rings: Weirs of Grafton St

Jewellery: Bride’s own, Bridesmaids are Newbridge Silverware

Bride Shoes: LK Bennett

Groom Shoes: Dune

Flower/Bouquets: All About Weddings

Cake: Queen of Cakes

Any other entertainment: Harp Duets

Band/DJ: Scott Newman



C+C | Fun Dublin Engagement Shoot - Dublin - Ireland Wedding Photographer

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Are you looking for having engagement photos taken but hate the idea of doing them?

Do you love the city vibe and would love to do an engagement session in Dublin? Are you having a country side or beach wedding and would love to shoot something in the city? So you need to check this pre wedding shoot with these two cuties!

If you seen some of my work you know I work around Dublin City Centre quite a lot and this session is a good example of how we can find something cool and fun to do in Dublin and have some great photos. 

Hope you like them! x

Engagement session at Guinness Storehouse - Dublin Wedding Photographer

I always dreamed on doing an engagement session at The Guinness Storehouse since moving to Ireland 7 years ago (time flies when you are having fun I guess!!) and I did had the opportunity to shoot several times in the Guinness Storehouse for commercial photography and every time I would see another corner I thought would be fun to have a couple for it! 

Finally I met these two and convinced them to let me go and let me explore and have fun there and oh boy I'm so happy with the result and I hope you like it too. 

I've been saying for a long time how I think engagement sessions are just so important and this year I've been making sure my couples have some awesome photographs to look back years from now and also to have fun while creating those memories. 

I really hope you guys enjoy it and if you want some cool pictures of you and your partner why not to think outside the box? Which place would be your dream location for a shoot? Let me know and let's make this happen! 

Two day wedding at Dublin City Centre | Dublin Wedding Photographer, Ireland.

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If you have been following me awhile you will know I'm a sucker for city weddings. Dublin City weddings are not easy but they are one of my favourite ones to shoot because the city is constantly changing ad there's so much to see and gladly Geraldine and John share my opinion and they wanted to showcase a few of the many beautiful corners of the city centre for their portraits. 

They had their ceremony at the University Church (which looks stunning!)  for the first day of the wedding then had to the Westbury for their drinks reception and finished off at The Residence for an intimate meal with their guests, the next day they had to Clontarf Castle where they party with a bunch of their friends and celebrated their wedding all over again! 

Here is some of the best images from the two days, hope you guys enjoy it I just had the best time shooting their wedding! 

Supplier List: 

Venues: University Church, The Westbury, The Residence, Clontarf Castle

Hair: Gina

Makeup: Nicole Lynch

Wedding Dress: The Bridal Outlet Baldoyle

Suits: Louis Copeland

Groomsmen Suits: Protocol Dawson St

Rings: Bride, from mother. Groom Duggans Jewelers Fairview Dublin 3

Bride Shoes:Badgley Mischka

Flower/Bouquets: The Yard, Clontarf

Cake: Creative Cakes

Any other entertainment: Paul Harrington

S+ E Engagement Session | Galway Wedding Photographer | Why Engagement Photos are important!

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This couple right here is a living proof of why you should have engagement photos done before you wedding! I can't wait to share their wedding day at Bellinter House but their engagement session in Galway was so lovely that I couldn't not post. 

Lately I've been talking more and more to couples about the importance of having your pictures taken before your wedding day. I already gave you 5 reasons why you should have an engagement session, but I just wanted to go a little more in depth, specially for the people who are looking to hire a wedding photographer but not sure how to choose one. 

When it comes down to why photography is what I love and how I get the best of my couples is all about one word: trust. They need to trust me and be free in front of the camera, sounds easy but it's not. 

To be yourself in a uncomfortable situation where all you want to do is look alright for your photos it's important that not only you trust your photographer but also that your photographer understands what kind of couple you two are. 

I like to really know my couples and I genuinely care about what they have to say because when you care that shows in the images.

I receive so many emails of people asking for natural photos or how do you get candid and unposed images and it all comes down to genuinely caring about the people in front of the camera, wanting them to be their best selves and wanting to show how beautiful their love is.

 We go for a tea before or a pint, whatever it takes for us to know each other a little more and I tell about my weird obsession with pugs and most of the times they laugh (because they are polite lovely people) but we and up a little closer and after all that being in front of the camera doesn't sound so scary because I'm not a random person with a huge camera hiding my face, hopefully I'm a pug lover that will make you laugh on your wedding day and get the best giggles between you and your partner that cares about your story and that's why I decided to have my own business and that's why I keep getting fantastic people in front of my camera because we all care. 

Have all this in mind before saying no to an engagement session, make it a day to invest in your memories!

A+D | Intimate Alternative Wedding in Tinakilly House | Wedding Photographer Ireland

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Storm Emma is in full force outside so why not go back to lovely September and check this amazing intimate and alternative wedding in Tinakilly House

When they contacted me the first thing they said was: we LOVE photos! To be honest I'm not that used to hearing that so it definitely sparkled my attention. They said that they were having a very intimate wedding and that her family and a small group of friends were coming from America and their budget focus was to get cool, fun pictures of their day (that's why I freaking love my clients!) so on the day oh boy, these two delivered! 

They told me to be completely free and as creative as I wanted, we end up doing a first look (which is something that here in Ireland I don't see happing that much - but I absolutely love it) and we had a great time! 

We also split the couples portraits in two sections so at night we could do some more alternative ones and that also meant they could spend more time with their guests (which I'm all about)!. 

Some of my favourite moments was when one of the bridesmaids actually took the brides vows from her bra, so funny! The bridesmaids were actually fab and when the bride's wedding dress needed some last minute alteration (5 minutes before the ceremony) they came to the rescue and with scissors in hands they made it perfect!

I hope you enjoy this wedding, it's a representation of how many cool photos you can get when you let yourself be creative and to have fun on your day! (The night shots are one of my favourites I ever took!)

Best of 2017 - Ireland Documentary Wedding Photographer

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Happy Valentine's Day! What more perfect day to finally release my Best of 2017! 

2017 was such a important year in my career and it was one of my most intense ones as well, I met incredible people with some fantastic stories and together we created some of my favourites images so far. 

From outdoor ceremonies in the sun, confetti shots, two day bashes, Dublin City elopements, winter weddings full of style and everything in between, 2017 was the year where I was able to document couples that were several years together finally starting a new journey and it's just such a blessing, really. 

Being a photographer is not an easy job, I tell you. There's a constant weight (metaphorically and literally speaking - those cameras weight a ton, lol) of being the person who will document forever a spitting stone in two peoples lives and doing it in a respectful, creative and truthful way is not something that comes easily but I wouldn't do it in any other way. 

Can't wait to see what 2018 has reserved of all of us, but I have a hunch that is going to be even more amazing!

Hope you all enjoy the images xx

Elope in Ireland | Not even hurricane Ophelia could stop these two! | Rock of Cashel Ireland Elopement Wedding Photographer

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Livia,

That day was so special and you helped make it that way. We have incredible ones to cherish the actual wedding day from you. Thank you so much. These are so beautiful. They made me cry my eyes out!
You not only took incredible photos os us, you really helped me through the stress of that morning and that lead to a fairytale kind of day with my husband <3
— Liz + Kevin

Liz found me through a photographer friend that shared my love for pugs (who knew pugs would get me new customers?! That's one more reason why pugs are the best, lol!) and we hit if off instantly! She decided to Elope in Ireland and wanted a wedding photographer that could capture their elopement the way they dreamed of and I couldn't be happier to have been a part of it! 

Then the Hurricane Ophelia came one day before their big day and we didn't give up! Although her makeup artist didn't show up I, who am slightly obsessed with makeup,  did my best to help out, but Liz was such a bad ass and took charge! Surprisingly the weather was lovely and full of sunshine and no fallen trees were in our way so the rest of the day went smooth. 

From their intimate ceremony in Cork just with their parents to stopping on the way while we drove back to Dublin we managed to capture some of the beauty Ireland has to offer like the ruins of the Rock of Cashel, which is just stunning! Please have a look through the end of this post and check how stunning those surrounding are!  

If you are thinking about eloping I say: be prepared for the things you can't predict, open your hearts and embrace the moment because it's magical and totally worth it!! 

Hope you all enjoy the images xx