Articles and Advice

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I've been photographing weddings for many years now and I love what I do. Capturing precious moments and being part of people's stories never gets old.

In playing my part, I've pretty much seen it all over the years and wanted to share the best insights and knowledge I've gradually picked up, so here are some personal tips and suggestions to help you find those key ingredients that make for a truly unforgettable wedding.

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Weddings at Mount Juliet

A Mount Juliet Estate wedding is always one to be appreciated, whether it’s a small and intimate event or a grander affair. It has a unique atmosphere, a mix of old-world charm and modern comforts instilled with warmth, and good old-fashioned Irish hospitality. This rare blend makes Mount Juliet one of my personal favourite Irish…

Bride and her father entering Dublin City Hall

Dublin City Hall Weddings

Dublin City Hall weddings are about as special as they come. There is something about a city centre wedding that never fails to excite and there is no better city to bring its own personality to a wedding than our very own capital, Dublin city. We are spoilt for choice in terms of iconic city…

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Weddings at Adare Manor

Adare Manor is the kind of venue that draws you in and captivates you for all kinds of reasons. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph weddings in some of Ireland’s most memorable venues. I’d be hard put to say which is the best, but this special place – nestled away in the…

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The best Dublin wedding venues

Urban weddings are back in vogue! And Dublin, our supercool capital city has romance and revelry in equal measures. Steeped in ancient history, yet home to one of the youngest populations in Europe, the city is alive with vibrant chic bars and lively night life and this bustling atmosphere brings additional colour to every wedding…

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Choosing a Makeup Artist for Your Wedding Day

Whether you’re planning an extravagant event or an intimate wedding, one thing is for certain, you want to look your absolute best! Deciding on a makeup look can be a tricky business so finding the right makeup artist is one of the key factors in achieving the look you’ll feel good about not just on…

Bride and Groom on the lawn at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

Choosing the best wedding videographer for your wedding day

When it comes to working with wedding videographers in Ireland over the past decade I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with some of the best. I’ve experienced first hand the differing approaches and the varying shooting methods each film-maker employs and naturally I’m often asked to recommend a good videographer. As with anything which…

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Ireland’s dreamiest manor and country house wedding venues

Dotted throughout Ireland’s landscape are country houses, mansions and estate houses, once belonging to the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. Notable for their impressive and often Italian-inspired architecture, they became colloquially known as ‘The Big House’, and with their ballrooms, drawing rooms, parlours and extensive grounds, they were built for entertaining. Today, many of these exquisite homes have…

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The best Castle wedding venues in Ireland

Few places in the world can match Ireland when it comes to the romanticism of a castle wedding. Whether it’s the wild romanticism and rugged beauty of the West or the tamed manicured elegance of our ancient heritage, there’s something truly magical about a castle wedding in Ireland. For many of us, it is the…

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A Tankardstown House Wedding

"We were blown away with Tankardstown House. The venue is magical, old-worldly and so glamorous! Everything from the food, the Orangery, the selection of wines, they do not disappoint".

My Portfolio Collection

Some photographs I've selected from over the years of the many authentic moments that take place in between everything that is planned on a wedding day. The special moments a couple will remember, the moments they were right there in the middle of, and of course the moments they never even saw.

Why I love weddings

"WHEN TWO SOULS MERGE INTO ONE, MAGIC HAPPENS"

- Keats