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A+B Emotional City Hall - Angler's Rest Wedding - Dublin, Ireland

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Grab the tissues because this wedding is just amazing. 

Antoinette and Ben met in Seoul while teaching and they instantly feel in love after matching in a online dating website. They lived in Vietnam together before that they endure a long distance relationship which it was a tough one. 

After getting his grandmother ring after a trip to his family in Michigan and knowing he wanted to be with her for the rest of their lives. Sadly no long after their trip they found out that Antoinette had a lump on her breast and she would need to go under treatment in Dublin while he stayed in Vietnam still waiting to propose!

As he says: "Antoinette had started chemotherapy at this stage and had lost most of her hair. I knew I wanted to propose but I didn't know how much energy Antoinette had or how she would be feeling. On a whim, and since she was feeling up to it, we decided to take the ferry to Inishmore. Antoinette was weak but she wanted to rent a tandem bike just like we did in Gyeongju, South Korea. I wanted to get a horse and buggy but she refused. We rode our bike to the other side of the island, to Dún Aonghasa. There, high above the rocks and waves, I asked Antoinette to marry me. She said yes and we've both been giddy and smiling ear to ear ever since. I gave her my grandmother's ring, designed by my grandfather.”

When I met Antoinette we chatted on how planning the wedding whilst in treatment was helping her to keep the energy and the hope, her and Ben actually DIY'ed all the decoration which gave an extra special touch in the whole day. 

At the end their wedding was just so full of energy and love, they had a 1950's wedding themed day and even a tandem bike like they did in South Korea and in their proposal and they drove to the door of Angler's Rest which was just awesome!

Is weddings like these that being a wedding photographer is just a blessing and knowing and sharing stories of couples like Antoinette and Ben it's such a honour. 

 

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Holidays in Italy - Lago Maggiore

The sun started to shine again and I thought to myself how I can't wait for summer holidays, but while this is a little far away I remember that I never posted the images from our holidays to Italy last December (and yes, I know it's March but, boy this beginning of the year was busy!)

Me and my partner drove to Lago Maggiore that's almost an hour and a half drive from Milan and spent the day. The sun was shining (even though it was cold!) and most of the shops were closed but we got to ride to the little islands around in a cool boat so that was very fun. I hope you enjoy the images. 

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Smiles at Howth - Couple's Session - Dublin, Ireland

This weekend Raoni and his partner Andrew came to Ireland for a quick visit. I've have known Raoni since my college years (let's not say how many years ago so we can keep young forever, lol) and he has been one of my closest friends. 

With him I talked through many long night about life and laugh a lot on road trips and being able to photograph him and show a little of Ireland was just the best. 

I've been photographing couple's for a while now but nothing is more special than when it's someone you love. I hope you appreciate these images as much as I had taking them. 

J+R - Cool Leixlip Manor and Gardens Wedding - Ireland

I couldn't ask for a best belated birthday gift other than this amazing couple, awesome weather and cool rustic location for photos! 

They have been together for 10 years and have a sweetie pie called Aaron and they couldn't be cooler! Thank you for letting me document your love and your lovely family, can't wait to share the rest of the images. 

Congrats!!! 

A+B- Preview- City Hall + Angler's Rest Wedding, Dublin -Ireland.

Today's wedding was a special one, their story alone it's amazing and I can't wait to share it with you all. 

Just an example of how cool these two are it's they decided to arrive at their reception in a tandem bike! How awesome is that? 

Congrats, Antoinette and Ben, you rock! 

D+D - Boyne Hill House Estate Wedding, Navan, Ireland.

Deirdre and David was one of those couples that wedding photographers dream. 

Such a relaxed and in the moment couple that are enjoying their day as every couple should do. All their friends and family were the same, so happy and please that they were there to witness such a amazing moment in their life.

Their wedding was at Boyne Hill House Estate, a lovely venue with such an attentive staff. They vase some amazing grounds for pictures and even though it was a cloudy day we still got some very cool images including my favorite with the horse!! 

Even though the couple was amazing, let's take a minute to appreciate how extremely cute their kids were, sooooo adorable! I love when the brides that are also moms include their kids and make the whole wedding a great family moment.

Here are a few images of the day! Congratulations to the happy couple! 

Vendor Informations:

Venue: Boyne Hill House Estate

Dress: Timeless Bridalwear

A + T - Fallon and Byrne , Dublin - Ireland.

This is such an important wedding for me. 

Not just because the couple is gorgeous and so willing to do anything for a cool fun picture, but because I saw this couple happen. 

When they met through mutual friends I said to her flatmate (and one of my best friends) that all the giggling that there was definitely something there and now here they are, married!!! How amazing is that?

The wedding was at the Registry Office and then we pop into Stephen's Green for some lovely pictures followed by some lovely dinner at The Fallon and Byrne.

It was a amazing day and they are just the loveliest people in the world and I wish them all the best! <3 

S + D - Murder Mystery Themed Wedding- Talbot Hotel, Wexford - Ireland.

A murder mystery themed wedding, how cooler can this get? Impossible! 

When Shaunna and Daniel told the themed of the wedding I have to be honest, I did a happy dance in front of my laptop, such a cool theme for sure would have a an amazing couple behind, and I was definitely right about that! 

Thought the day, a typical winter day in November, you could see how the whole room was filled with great and warm people and the couple couldn't be more in love. 

Every guest came in character with 1920's inspired looks and after the ceremony (where Daniel got his guitar and serenade Shaunna with the Proclaimers song, "500 Miles" all the guests received their parts and they would have to acted and solve a murder mystery during the reception time, talk about keeping your guests busy!!

 

Wedding In Partnership with DS. 

How to choose your wedding photographer

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Finding the perfect photographer for your day it's never an easy task and I've seen many brides reaching out to met after looking for endless portfolios and websites and they always say the same thing : booking the photographer and finding the right dress are the most difficult things to do!

I'm here to help with at least half of your problem! (Although I would love to get a post about dresses here soon), so here's how to find the best wedding photographer for you. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions,

When meeting your photographer make 100% sure that he/she is the one. At my meetings I usually make sure I know all about the couple. From how they met (just because I love a good love story), how he/she proposed and how they envision their ideal wedding and I encourage them to ask everything about me too. I'm not that shy and I believe in getting to know my couple so when their big day comes they are as comfortable with me being there as I am to be part of such an special day. 

Check their portfolio, get recommendations

Check their images, their albums (even when you are just going for digital images). I always make sure you have at least one print included in any package I offer. Why? Because even though I'm all for technology and how it made our lives easier nothing like looking and touching a print  to re-live such special moment as your wedding day and that's why photography exists. 

Also, don't be afraid to ask for the contact of a previous couple that worked with your photographer. Recommendations are the base for every wedding photographer, happy clients are the best advertising we can get and there's a reason why., they worked with us and they know how much your wedding photographer can deliver. 

Trust your wedding photographer

One thing I that as a wedding photographer I always hope for a couple it's that they listen to me. Not only to my silly jokes but also when it comes to planning the timeline for their day. 

I'll make a more detail post about how to organise and maximize your wedding timeline in the future, but in summary it's like this: we as wedding photographers know how the day usually goes and we understand when and where would be best time/location to capture the best images. 

Photographing in Ireland it's always a little challenge, the landscapes are amazing but the rainy weather and the sun that sometimes doesn't even grace us with it's presence can be a obstacle. I learned to work with what I have and when working with a client being able to help them to organise which time and how much time we will have for their portraits or family pictures can be essential so make sure you trust your wedding photographer to lead you to the best option. (Wedding Planners can also be amazing helpers! )  

Finally, you have to really like him

At the end, it doesn't matter how stunning a portfolio looks, how affordable their package might be or how experienced the photographer is, you have to essentially like them. Not only his pictures but his/hers personality. You have to be comfortable around him and make sure his "vibe" aligns with your wedding day. If you want to have a fun, quirky wedding, maybe hiring someone that's more of the traditional style might not be the right fit, it's all about a connection, trust your gut, don;t always think with your wallet, trust me!