Articles and Advice

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I have 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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Makeup Artist applying makeup to a Bride

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! A professional makeup artist will not only make you look stunning but will ensure that your look holds up for the entire day, accentuates your natural beauty and works perfectly for gorgeous photographs…

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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…

Bride and Groom embrace on the lawn in front of Kilkea Castle

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