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

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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!!!

SUPPLIER LIST:

Venue: Bellinter House - http://bellinterhouse.com

Hair: Nadine Quinn – www.thespace.ie

Makeup: Odharnait Ryan - http://www.odharnait.com/

Videographer: Forget Me Not Weddings http://www.forgetmenotweddings.ie

Second Shooter: Brian Mulligan

Wedding Dress: Asos Bridal - www.asos.com

Suits: Louis Copeland Made to Measure https://www.louiscopeland.com/made-to-measure-suits-i69    

Bridesmaids Dress : No. 1 Jenny Packham - http://www.jennypackham.com

Groomsmen Suits: Groomsmen – Marks and Spencer - http://marksandspencer.ie

Engagement Ring: Cobwebs Galway http://cobwebs.ie/

Bride’s Wedding Ring: Delphi Antiques http://www.delphiantiques.com/

Bride Shoes: L.K. Bennett - https://www.lkbennett.com/

Groom Shoes: Loake - www.loake.co.uk

Flower/Bouquets: The Wild Bunch - http://thewildbunch.ie/

Cake: Cupcake Kingdom (Made by Maid of Honour!) www.facebook.com/cupcakekingdomireland

Magician: Andy James -  http://www.ajmagic.com/

Ceremony Music: Jenny Dowdall -  http://www.jennydowdall.com/

Band: Soul Purpose - https://www.soulpurpose.ie/

DJ: Maxi Browne

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

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

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

Best of 2017 - Ireland Documentary Wedding Photographer

PRESS PLAY!!!!

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

E+A | Lovely two day Dublin City Wedding | Medley Wedding Photographer

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Oh my god Livia these photos have us crying in the taxi from the airport to the hotel in Barcelona! Thank you so much we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day (and photographer!) Thanks so much for all your fantastic work over the 2 days! You really went above and beyond and we couldn’t have pictured it all going any better than it did.
— Emma + Arran

Emma and Aran's was a 2 day wedding something that it's becoming more popular and I have to say I totally get why! Their first day had their closed ones in a intimate ceremony where they exchange loving vows and walked around Dublin City with me to take some amazing portraits of the two and the second day was a bigger reception with all the friends at Medley a private cool venue in Dublin City Centre. 

On the first day just at the beginning of the session at Merrion Square I asked the lovely ice cream man if we could invade his van for a few shots and I end up scoring some free ice cream for the couple (I should start advertising that too, I can see it now: "Cheeky photographer can get you some free food when possible"  my cheekiness didn't;t stop there and I managed to get these two inside the National Gallery of Ireland for their wedding portraits too! 

Free ice creams were far from the only cool thing on this wedding. To start Emma had her wedding dress custom made by Synan O'Mahony and after a quite a few tries they came up to something classically beautiful! To say Emma knew exactly what she wanted is an understatement and even the shoes she designed herself! 

Other things custom made was that Arran created an app for their own wedding! The app is for all the guests to share and view the images from the wedding and it was such a great idea!! On their second day at the reception at Medley they also have their custom logo put so saying that these two were big on making their day their own is saying the least! 

I could stay days here saying how lovely and warm and kind they are and also their family and friends were and how honour I've been to document their day, hope you all enjoy the images <3 

 

Supplier List

Venues: Drinks: Marcels Dinner: Bang Restaurant Reception: Medley

Hair: Nikita from Crow St Collective

Makeup: Adele Miley

Wedding Dress: Synan O Mahony

Suits: Grooms suit - Louis Copeland

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Monsoon

Rings: Rocks Jewellers, Stonechat Jewellers

Bride Shoes: Shoes of Prey

Flower/Bouquets: Adonis Flowers

Cake: Rolling Doughnut

Band/DJ: WeddingDJs.ie - Gary Lonergan 

Second Shooter: Aoife O'Sullivan

 

G+P | Don't let it rain on your parade! | Rathsallagh House | Wedding Photographer

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LIVIA!!!!

You have killed me, these are so amazing. I absolutely love what you managed to capture. Thanks so much for sending this over - we’re delighted.
— Gemma+Phil

I often get asked "Livia, what happens if it rains on our wedding day?" rain is one of couple's biggest fear when it comes to wedding but what I say, as a wedding photographer that seen it all, is: you are the one that makes your day special, not the weather!

When it rains on a wedding I'm shooting my main job is to make it something to be incorporated (that doesn't mean running in the rain, although that would be fun too!) but to find light, beauty and special moments regardless of the weather and this wedding I'm showing today it's an example of that. 

 Gemma and Phil had planned their day up t the smallest details (Gemma was fantastic and there was a impressive spreadsheet involved when we met!) but one think you can't really predict is Irish weather, but they didn't let a little rain be an obstacle and as you can see in the images there was no short of happy faces all around! 

One thing that they decided to do that it's having their first look and their couple's portraits before the ceremony, that I believe helped with the nerves and they were able to enjoy their reception with friends and family without rushing to have their photos!

If you are planning your wedding at Rathsallagh House there won't be any problem when it comes to lovely places for photos even with a little bit of rain! 

Hope you enjoy the images xx

Elope to Ireland | Dublin City | Woolen Mills | J+G Preview Wedding Photography Dublin

Livia, Omg! I shouted with joy when I saw these.
You truly have no idea how amazing a gift this is to us that you captured these images. We’ll never be able to thank you enough. I’m so glad that we had the privilege of working with you. It truly made our day that much more memorable and amazing. I know for sure that Gio and I will always cherish our day venturing through the streets of Dublin with you”
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They came all the way from California to Elope in Ireland , they wanted to capture the city in all its colours and shapes and all they said to me was: "We want to have fun, do whatever you think will look good!" Are this clients even real?

More and more I've been encountering couples that embrace their own style and not necessary do whatever is traditional if doesn't resonate with them and I just find that fab! Nothing wrong with traditional specially if that what you envisioned for your wedding but nothing better for you and your partner than doing what feels right and what represents you. 

Here's a sneak peek from their elopement and I will be sharing more soon, hope you like it! 

Supplier List:

Venue: http://thewoollenmills.com

Celebrant: Josephine McCaffery

Planner: http://www.marrymeireland.ie

Makeup & Hair: https://www.facebook.com/joface.ie/

Photographer: www.liviafigueiredo.com

Preview - G+J - Dublin City Centre - Westbury Hotel Wedding - Dublin, Ireland

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Their wedding was divided in two days and that meant double the fun! 

Their first day was a great Dublin City Wedding with great locations such as The Westbury for drinks or the lovely Residence for dinner not forgetting the stroll around town to capture the beautiful and colourful places that Dublin has to offer. 

Looking forward to share more images soon! 

Vendors List: 

Drinks Reception: Westbury Hotel

Reception: Residence

Dress: The Bridal Outlet 

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom Suit: Louis Copeland

Groomsmen Suit: Protocol for Men

Flowers: The Yard Florist Clontarf

Cake: Creative Cakes

Hair: Gina

MUA: Nicole Lynch 

 

Stay and Couple's Session at Bellinter House - Ireland

This weekend I had the pleasure to stay at Bellinter House, which is a very well know wedding venue near Meath, Ireland.

Usually, as a wedding photographer I get to go to amazing wedding venues but the day goes by so fast and I never get the chance to enjoy the venue with time, so for Easter me and my partner had the chance (gifted to us from our lovely friends) to stay there and I have to say: such a lovely staff, comfortable beds and overall great experience! 

Even though I was taking the time to relax I made sure to snap a few shots and take a few pics with my partner, I said here before how important it's to have nice pictures of you as a couple and how I making a effort to document our story too and I hope you enjoy it. 

Best of 2016 - Couples

I've been blesses this year, not going to lie. 

I've met some of the most adorable, loving and full of joy couples, that made me fell in love with wedding photography even more.

It was so hard to choose a few images but I hope this selection gives an idea of how lovely 2016 was and hopefully 2017 is filled with more great images. 

I can't express enough how grateful I feel for the trust they had in me to tell their stories and I can't wait to tell even more stories in 2017!