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J+R Preview | Ballybeg House Wedding Photographer, Wicklow Ireland

Brazil and Ireland can together to one pretty amazing wedding day at Ballybeg House in Wicklow, which is one of the nicest wedding venues I'e been this year and with one of the nicest staff I ever seen. 

This wedding is filled with love and amazing images but until I can share it all here' a little taste. 

Hope you all like it!

x

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

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! 

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 

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