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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

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

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

U+K Preview - University Church - Fallon & Byrne - Nolita Wedding Photographer, Dublin Ireland City Wedding!

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Last Saturday I was back again in Dublin City Centre for another Dublin City wedding in Fallon & Byrne (which is some of my favourite wedding venues for Dublin City Weddings)!

This time we were in a few spots in town, one of which I haven’t been before. Nolita is a bar located just on George St and the couple had their drinks reception there and I was so excited to have some photos inside because it looks STUNNING! Definitely want to go back there for a few more photos in the future, there’s so many cute corners!!

So here’s a preview from the photos, we had a great time going around town and even though it was super busy (Sattudays near Grafton Street can be challenging) we managed to get some cool photos :)

Can’t wait to share the rest!! Hope you like it xx

Supplier List

Ceremony: Newman University Church

Drinks Reception: Nolita

Dinner Reception: Fallon & Byrne

Hair: Lou Merryweather

Makeup: Lisa Shannon

Wedding Dress: Love Ellie Bridal

Suits: Louis Copeland

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Coast

Rings: Fields

Bride Shoes: Michael Kors

Flower/Bouquets: Flowers Touch



It's finally here, the Best Wedding Photos of 2018! - Dublin, Ireland Wedding Photographer

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O.M.G. 2018 was one to remember! (Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!!!)

Like last year, I decided to celebrate the “most romantic day of the year” by celebrating the love, happiness and all in between that I was so blessed to capture last year.

Being a wedding photographer for me has allowed me to meet so many beautiful souls, get to see so many moments that will be forever favourites in someone’s life and I don’t take this for granted!

I’m so grateful that I get to call this a job, that I get to see human nature at its best where people share their love, tears and all that comes with it in the most honest way.

That’s the joy of weddings, it’s all about the people.

In a time where social media makes everything looks perfect and the same I get to see beauty in every shape and form and love being the common denominator to all that.

When I say to my couples: “it’s about about having fun and being in the moment”I really mean it and I think 2018 was the perfect example., just watch the video and you will understand why.

I hope you enjoy this images as much as I do.

To all my 2018 couples, I couldn’t have done without you! The way you allow me in and invited me to your day is what made last year unforgettable for me and for that I’m forever grateful.

To all future couples, I can’t wait to make 2019 even better ! Let’s have some fun!

A+T Preview - Dublin City Hall & Fallon and Byrne Wedding - Dublin Wedding Photographer , Ireland

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Last Friday I had the immense pleasure to document Aoife and Trudy’s Dublin City Hall wedding followed by a reception at the lovely Fallon and Byrne. As I said here many times, I’m a sucker for Dublin City weddings and this one was no short of amazing!

We got to do the portraits before the ceremony and we were blessed with a sunny day in the beginning of February, who would’ve thought!?

Here’s a little preview and I can’t wait to share the rest soon :)

Hope you enjoy it! x

Supplier List

Venue: Dublin City Hall

Reception: Fallon and Byrne

Hair: Preen Dublin

Makeup: EF Creative Studio

Skinfull Affairs, https://www.skinfullaffairs.ie

Rings: Stonechat https://www.stonechatjewellers.ie/

Flower/Bouquets: Aoife’s Aunt Fidelma

Cake: Queen of Tarts and others from Austria and Milan

Photo Booth/Food Truck/ (if applicable): DIY job by Aoife and Trudy

Any other entertainment: Singers Gavin Mulhall, Pavel Baxant, Gianluca Perrucci, Kay Gowran

A+S - Preview - Ballymagarvey Wedding Photographer, Dublin, Ireland.

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This wedding is an autumnal dream!!! Not only Ballymagarvey Village looked fantastic with all the colours that only this time of the year you can get but also Stevie and Annie looked a-mazing! They definitely had the best time of their lives and you can see that in every single picture! Was a dream to photograph their wedding and I can’t wait to share more!

For now stay with these sneak peeks filled with giggles, lovely autumn vibes, cool dresses and a dream flower crown! \o/

xx

Supplier List

Venue: Ballymagarvey Village

Hair: Aisling Hamill

Makeup: Ruth Cassidy

Wedding Dress: Dana Bolton

Bridesmaids Dress: Ghost

Rings: Anja Potz Worcester

Bride Shoes: Russell and Bromley

Groom Shoes: Angel Infantes

Flower/Bouquets: Frog Prince Events

Cake: Primrose Bakery (Dundalk)

Band/DJ: Rubix Band



T+M Preview - Borris House Wedding Photographer - Carlow, Ireland

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Borris House is one of the most stunning wedding venues here in Ireland that I ever shot! If you are looking for a stunning surroundings, gorgeous building and chilled atmosphere that’s the place to you!

I had such a great time and can’t wait to share more of this wedding but for now I leave you with a sneak peak!

Thank you to Tracey and Matt for having me on their day! xx

Supplier List

Hair: Marion Brett

Makeup: Edel Brophy

Wedding Dress: Romantica of Devon from Bridal Boutique, Fairview

Suits: Tangos Suit Hire

Bridesmaids Dress (if applicable): Jeutonic, Kilkenny

Groomsmen Suits (if applicable): Tangos Suit Hire

Rings: Weirs of Grafton St

Jewellery: Bride’s own, Bridesmaids are Newbridge Silverware

Bride Shoes: LK Bennett

Groom Shoes: Dune

Flower/Bouquets: All About Weddings

Cake: Queen of Cakes

Any other entertainment: Harp Duets

Band/DJ: Scott Newman



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