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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

Preview - S+G Delicate and stunning Wedding at Wineport Lodge - Athlone, Co. Westmeath - Ireland

This wedding was very special because I actually shot the groom's sister wedding before and I knew that they were just great people and to be honest by the end of the day I was certain that not only the groom's family was great but the bride's one as well!

The day was surrounded with laughs and love and I'm dying to share more, specially on our couple portraits at the great surroundings on the Wineport Lodge

Preview - P+F Classic Wedding at Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin - Ireland

The Shelbourne Hotel is one of the best hotels in the country and also a staple when it comes to classic weddings. In the middle of the city, it's just a perfect location forhttp://www.shelbourneweddings.ie and this is a little preview for this mature wedding where they kept it minimal but extremely elegant! 

More photos to come :)

Preview - E+T Pinterest Dream Wedding at Ballilogue, Kilkenny - Ireland

This wedding was just the dream that we see on Pinterest! The couple was the most relaxed and up for photos, I actually never had so many amazing options for couples photos like in this wedding, I just cannot wait to share it!!!! The grounds in Ballilogue was just perfect!

Preview - G+P Cool Wedding at Rathsallagh House, Wicklow - Ireland

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Here's a little preview from this gorgeous wedding at Rathsallagh House , can't wait to share more! Isn't she the most beautiful bride ever? And that pink wedding dress? Swoon! 

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. 

How being in front of the camera made me a better photographer.

Impromptu couple's session in our recent trip to Glasgow, UK.  

There’s thousands of photographers out and several of them share their experience on how to light in a flattering way or how to pose your subject creatively and don’t get me wrong, all of those things really help but the thing that helped me the most was being in front of the camera, sounds silly but bear with me here.

I’ve been photographing couples for a while now and I’m so grateful that I had the most amazing, opened and patient couples that let me create some great images specially in such a overwhelming day such as your wedding day.  My motto it’s to exist in photos, to document your story so it exists through the years, but I’ve been lacking to do that myself, so how can I convince couples to do so?

The solution was clear: face my fears and be in front of the camera. Me, as I believe everyone else in the world, have a few insecurities about my own image and stepping out of my comfort zone to actually document my own happiness is a good reason to face my fears.

A while ago my partner and I started to make an effort to print even the silly “selfies” we took on our phone but that wasn’t enough. I wanted to know how you would feel to be in front of the camera, to actually stop and “pose” and creating not only images of us, but us as a couple so that’s what I’ve been doing for the last months and I tell you, it's been great.

Allowing myself to “Exist in photos” changed my perspective of the value of my work. When I look at some of the images of us I know that they are not only good images but I also remember the day we took them, how fun was that trip or how much we laugh at that car ride.

That’s what photography is all about, it’s about capturing the real emotion of that moment and that’s what I inspire to do every time I photograph, every time I go to a engagement photo shoot or their wedding I always tell my couples to make a day of it and I truly mean it because I now know that if I let go of my fears of maybe not looking perfect in a shot and just enjoy that moment with the person beside me that’s all I will remember in years from now and that's what I call great memories.