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L&A Preview - Dunmore East Wedding Photographer - Ireland.

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LIVIA!!!!!! These are AMAZING!!!!
Thanks you soooooo much!
— L+A

They flew all the way from the US for their marriage celebration in Dunmore East and we definitely got the “Irish experience” specially when it came to the weather, but there two power through and we end up getting not only hailing but amazing sun and golden hour photos!!

Here’s a little sneak peek, can’t wait to share the rest.

J+L - Home Engagement Session - Wedding Photographer Dublin, Ireland

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Livia!

We absolutely LOVE the photos! Oh my goodness. You managed to capture us and our personalities so well! We are going to use some of these photos for our wedding website and can’t wait to share them with our friends and family. We are so excited to see you at the wedding!

Thank you so much,
— Jenny and Lorcan

Tomorrow is these two cuties wedding and I realised I never shared one of my favourite things I shot last year: their home engagement session!

I always say that if you are considering to have an engagement session (and you should) that choosing a place that really matters to you makes the whole thing nicer and what can be more meaningful for you and your partner than your house?

I hope you like the images and I can’t wait to see what we will do for their wedding, so excited!!

xx

C+J - Preview - Bellingham Castle Wedding Photographer, Louth Ireland

Think about the perfect combination of an awesome couple, amazing venue and vendors and some some magic skills by the venue staff (more on that later) and that's what last Saturday's wedding was.

I actually met the couple last year for their engagement session and we had just a great time and I knew they were going to be pros when it came to the photos and oh boy they delivered even when the day throw us some curve balls.

After the church the bride's dress got dirty and the girls from Belligham Castle got some magical product (which I'm definitely will be buying!) and restored Courtney's dress to new and made the rest of the day go so smoothly!!

Also, Courtney found some lovely way to honour her mum who sadly is not long with us and had photos and memories of her along the important parts of the day <3

Supplier List:

Venue: Bellingham Castle

Hair: Sarah Keogh @sarahkeogh_hair

Makeup: Danielle Mahon @danielle_mahon_makeup_studios

Wedding Dress: Alexandras Bridal @alexandrasbridalboutique

Suits: Neon, St Stephens Green @neon_dublin

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Adrianna Papell

Groomsmen Suits (if applicable): Neon, St Stephens Green @neon_dublin

Rings: Lauren B @laurenbjewelry and Longs Jewelers @longsjewelers

Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom Shoes: Alfani

Flower/Bouquets: Emer Mckenna Bespoke @emer_bespokeweddingflorist

Cake: Primrose Lane @primrose_lane_bakery

Second Shooter: Dasha Caffrey

Videographer: Daydream Pictures

Band/DJ: The Seducers @theseducersband



C+D Preview - Stylish Wedding at Bellinter House - Wedding Photographer Dublin

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Livia thank you so much! You are absolutely amazing on the day and these pictures show just how talented and how much fun we had.
Thank you so so much we loved having you with us to capture every moment of the day
— Ciara + Dave

When I chatted with Ciara about her and Dave’s wedding day she said the most joyful combination of words I photographer can hear: “I trust you, let’s have cool pictures and have fun” and, OMG we had fun!

As I said several times I just love shooting at Bellinter House and if you are considering them for your wedding venue, I would say you will be spoiled for choices when it comes to photos!

All that Ciara and Dave wanted it was to be a fun day and not take themselves super serious so we decided to recreate what now it’s becoming a classic shot for me, the bathroom photos in Bellinter, and that was just one of the many awesome and alternative spots we got to shoot and if you are having a cool bridal party like they had, nothing more epic than this group shot.

We also got the most amazing golden hour and went to a nearby rapeseed field for some photos and wait until you see the rest. When planning your wedding also allocate some time for a few adventures, they are usually the most fun shots.

Supplier List:

Venue: Bellinter House

Photographer: Livia Figueiredo Photography

Hair: Glen Kelly

Makeup: Natasha Ray

Wedding Dress: Kadee bridal, Athlone

Suit: Moss Bros

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Folkster

Groomsmen Suits (if applicable): Michael Barrie

Rings: Weirs

Jewellery: Loulerie

Flower/Bouquets: The Wild Bunch

Cake: My friend Linnea O’Brien

Any other entertainment: Joanna Marie Burke (ceremony and reception music)

Band/DJ: The Hitmen Trio

Videographer: Forget Me Not Weddings

Inside the venue: Ballinacurra House - Cork Wedding Venue

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Thinking on having your wedding in Ballinacurra House? I have a few details from there for you!

Ballinacurra House is one of the nicest wedding venues in Cork that I shot in.

Lovely sport for photos and gorgeous settings for inside or outside ceremonies and/or reception, so if you are planning to have your wedding there here’s is a little of inspiration.

Hope you enjoy it!

Surprise T-Rex Couple Session - Wedding Photographer Dublin, Ireland

I received an email from Meredith saying that she wanted to a couple shoot as a birthday gift to her boyfriend and there was a small request: she wanted surprise him with a T-Rex costume and do part of their couple session dressed as dinosaurs I almost fell of my chair with excitement!

First, everyone knows I love a session in town so what can make it better? T-REX COSTUMES, THAT’S WHAT!

So me and Meredith planned how to keep this a secret and go to the session as usual and reveal to her boyfriend when we stop for a pint and the rest is history!

I have to say it was a challenge to walk with them in the middle of the city centre, a lot of people were stopping, taking photos and even a kid stop to hold their hands which was very cute. But it was all worth it, I never laughed so hard in my life!

Anyway, I hope you all like the images and that brightens your day as much as it brightened ours :)

xx

J+R - Brazilian-Irish Love Celebration Ballybeg House Wedding Photographer, Ireland

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Talented, fun and professional are just some of the words I would use to describe Livia and her amazing work. From the moment we made contact with Livia, she was friendly and listened carefully to what my husband and I wanted for our wedding. On the day of the wedding, Livia was really quick at taking the family and group photos and spent the rest of the day documenting and capturing the happiness and love of our wedding day. She was so easy to work with and was so relaxed and fun on our wedding day. The photos we received were just perfect as Livia had perfectly captured all the emotions of the day and we are beyond happy with the results that we will get to treasure forever. Thank you Livia
— Joanne + Renato

I’be been living in Ireland for a good while and it’s always extra special when I get to shoot a Brazilian wedding (Brazilian-Irish in this case) and although I don’t get to do it often it makes even more special when I do!

Joanne and Renato are one of the kindest clients I ever got to shoot, their sweet approach to the whole day is just what every photographer dreams and on that sunny day in July I felt so welcomed and embraced not just by them but by their while friends, family and the team at Ballybeg House (I can’t wait to go back there this year, what a gorgeous venue!!)

Here’s some of the photos, I really hope you enjoy it :)

xx

Supplier List

Wedding Venue: Ballybeg House 

Hair: Denise Bray

Makeup: Grainne Kaneswaran  

Wedding Dress: Camila Machado

Jewellery:  Pandora

Bride Shoes: Camila Machado

Groom Shoes: Di Pollini, Sao Paulo

Flower/Bouquets: Tee Corkish 

Wedding Planner (if applicable): Tee Corkish

Cake: Kim at The Cake Avenue

Band/DJ: The Dream Band 

Videographer: Seed of Light

How to choose your wedding photographer: finding the right one made it easy | Dublin Wedding Photographer

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Weddings are amazing but they can also be a LOT of work!

Through the years a lot of my couples said that finding the right supplier in a sea of options can be overwhelming so here is a few tips make your decision a little bit easier from someone inside the wedding business industry.

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WHAT MATTERs TO YOU

Obviously the whole wedding day is very important, but knowing what images you imagine printed all over the house is a good start.

Would you like portraits of you two printed in your living room living room or getting candids of your guests in a wedding album is more important? The family portraits are the thing you can’t miss or do you prefer having more images of the day it self? Knowing what you want is very important, sometimes is not one thing or the other, but establishing what your priorities are really helps.

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what STYLE YOU LOVE

Do you like more bright looking images or dark and moody is your thing? Do you prefer more traditional “looking at the camera” pictures or unposed? Maybe something more creative is your style or even something completely documentary? There’s a huge amount of talented photographers out there and they all have a certain style so go on Instagram or Pinterest and save a good bunch of images you like and see what they have in common, that’s probably the style you are looking for!

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LET’S TALK ABOUT MONEY

Budgeting for a wedding can be hard and is not always easy to know when to cut corners, but trust me when I say this: you should approach wedding photography as an investment.

I know that we all want to save money maybe to get a fantastic honeymoon and I’m all up for that (give me a beach and a cocktail and I’m in heaven!), but when deciding where to invest your money, wedding photography is the most important thing left from your wedding day (specially if you decide not to have a videographer).

All the months planning are worthless if you don’t have a professional that can capture the day properly. That day only happens once and finding a professional that can capture in a outstanding level is priceless.

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RESEARCH

Recommendation is key, learn from the resources available to you.

Ask friends and family members for referrals, read reviews from the photographers past couples online, they all matter. Ask to possible wedding photographers to send you full galleries of their work and look for consistency in different scenarios and have a chat with them before booking, make sure they are knowledgeable and ready for whatever type of wedding you will have, a few pretty images on social media is not enough!

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COMMUNICATE

Professional wedding photographers deal with a big amount of requests and concernes throughout the years and it’s our job to listen to what a client wants and communicate to make sure we are the right fit.

Sometimes is being in front of the camera is a big fear for you, or maybe is the timing the day is being a challenge or maybe you have no clue what you want and just need someone to help, whatever you need your photographer should be able to shine some light into, trust the professionals, we seen it all.

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GET TO KNOW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Everyone has busy lives but take the time to chat/meet your photographer before hand, make sure you are on the same page because they will be the person you will see the most on your wedding day and when that trust is there it can make the wedding day 10 times better.

When there’s trust between a photographer and the couple not only the day go smoothly but the chances are taking photos will be not something you need to do, but that you enjoy doing it!

Sometimes taking the time for an engagement session (where we can actually practice, get to know each other and see the results) is the best way to create that bond before the wedding day, so if you have the opportunity I highly recommend it.

I hope you like these tips, I’m planning to share more wedding tips soon so keep an eye out! If you want to be the first to see everything wedding planning related that is coming out subscribe to my newsletter.

Lots of love

xx

J+M - Malahide Engagement Session, Malahide Wedding Photographer, Dublin Ireland

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Today’s I’m heading to shoot these two cutie’s wedding and I’m so excited!

For our meet up before the wedding we decided to take the opportunity to not only have some nice Avoca scones in Malahide and talk about their wedding day but also to take a stroll around Malahide Castle and do a quick engagement session there.

I know I’m a broken record when it comes to doing engagement sessions and how I believe it’s important, but I truly believe is such a nice way to practice and take the fear of the camera away, I enjoy doing them so much!

There’s not the rush of the wedding day (I try my best to keep you away as little as possible from your guests and the prosecco glasses) and we get to get to know each other a little bit more.

I can’t wait to see what the wedding day brings us but for now I’m so happy to share their engagement session at Malahide Castle.

Hope you enjoy it xx

D+M- Dream two dresses, fireworks and camper van- Kilshane House Stunning Wedding - Wedding Photographer Dublin, Ireland

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Thank you Livia! Not sure if your superpowers extend to super hearing, because if so, you’d have heard the chorus of thanks and happiness from across 3+ timezones: from us in Canada, across Ireland, to Hong Kong, and then finally in Manila! We love the slideshow and our families across the globe love the pictures too. We really enjoy reliving the small moments you managed to capture (secretly!)!
— D+M

When I met these two that flew all way from Vancouver for our engagement session in the Farmleigh House I knew that I was in for a treat! They were so lovely and cute and filled with excitement for their day that I couldn’t wait for the big day!

They had their wedding in Kilshane House which is a fantastic luxury venue in Tipperary that every corner looking straight out of a dream, their orangery in particular is one of my faves, but other than a stunning venue, Kilshane House has another great feature that it’s the reason why I get so excited when I shoot there: they have two adorable pugs that the owners kindly allow me to hug and kiss when I go there!!! If you don’t know I have a slight obsession for pugs and tend to hug every pug I see, lol!

Back to the wedding, the day started and oh boy Daryll’s girl squad was just amazing! Such a lively group of ladies that were so keen to help (they were involved in a lot of details for the day, I heard) and we got to take some fun bridal party photos, the boys were maybe a tad less helpful but so fun to be around too!

From the church ceremony back to the venue we were quite blessed with the weather and we managed to take some beautiful portraits at Kilshane rain free, hooray! If you are having your wedding there, I highly recommend exploring the venue for portraits, there’s so much option.

Fast forward to the night time when Daryll look stunning on her second dress and we get to see some a-mazing fireworks display! Can all weddings have fireworks, please? To finish off we got back inside for some awesome dancing, and when I say awesome, I mean it! Their friends and family were one of the most fun dance floors I seen all year!!!!

Hope you like the images as much as I do xx

Supplier List: 

Venue: Kilshane House
Hair & Makeup: Nicki Fanning and Tara Eustace
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Suits: Hugo Boss
Bride Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Groom Shoes: Cole Haan
Flower/Bouquets: Bloomsday Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Dawn
Photo Booth (if applicable): Retro Photobooth
Any other entertainment: Elaine Hogan (harpist)
Videographer: B&G Weddings

Band/DJ: The Beat Boutique