Galway city wedding photographer

S+E - Winter Wedding Perfection - Bellinter House Wedding Photographer, Ireland

We knew Livia was special when we met her, but my
god she exceeded every expectation we had. We work with photographers a lot in our industry, so we had specific and high expectations for what we wanted our photos to be. We knew when she joined us in Galway for our engagement shoot that we had made the right choice in photographer. She is amazingly talented, listens to what you want, is extremely creative, and the way she captured the day was just superb. We didn’t want stuffy posed “weddingy” photos. We wanted photos that captured the sense of the day, our guests, and all the small special moments that would mean so much in the years to come. Livia did all of this beautifully and was so subtle in her approach on the day that half the time people didn’t even realise photos were being taken. She went so above and beyond on the day and post-wedding and the results were truly amazing.
— Sarah + Eoghan

This is for sure one of my most loved weddings I ever shot! There’s not one client that sees some of the pictures on my website and don’t tell me what a dream it is and I always says that they are definitely one to beat!

Sarah and Eoghan put so much time and effort to make their wedding to look exactly what they envisioned and there was so much of their personalities in every corner of Bellinter House, which by the way is one of my favourite wedding venues in Ireland, and you can definitely tell that when you look at the photos.

I hope you enjoy the photos and if you are planning a winter wedding this one is for sure one to take loads of inspiration from!!!


Venue: Bellinter House -

Hair: Nadine Quinn –

Makeup: Odharnait Ryan -

Videographer: Forget Me Not Weddings

Second Shooter: Brian Mulligan

Wedding Dress: Asos Bridal -

Suits: Louis Copeland Made to Measure    

Bridesmaids Dress : No. 1 Jenny Packham -

Groomsmen Suits: Groomsmen – Marks and Spencer -

Engagement Ring: Cobwebs Galway

Bride’s Wedding Ring: Delphi Antiques

Bride Shoes: L.K. Bennett -

Groom Shoes: Loake -

Flower/Bouquets: The Wild Bunch -

Cake: Cupcake Kingdom (Made by Maid of Honour!)

Magician: Andy James -

Ceremony Music: Jenny Dowdall -

Band: Soul Purpose -

DJ: Maxi Browne

Stationery/Signage: All made and designed by hand by the Bride and Groom

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


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!