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Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is changing

These are exciting times for wedding photographers in Northern Ireland. The wedding photography we all grew up with – boring portraits, endless combinations of stiff group shots, white vignettes and soft focus – has had its day (and not a moment too soon!).

The new generation of wedding photographers understand that you want a true record of your big day. You want relaxed photos of your friends and family enjoying themselves, you want beautiful detail shots that tell the complete story of the wedding, you want gorgeous natural portraits with the love of your life. Modern wedding photographers don’t just want to document who was at your wedding, they want to capture the emotions of those people, the laughs and the tears.

It’s a cliché but it’s true: once the day is over, what have you got? Your memories and your photos. Photos that will only increase in value, that will bring so much joy to your children and grandchildren as they look back and realise just how gorgeous you were! That’s why it’s such an honour to be a wedding photographer : )


My style

I *love* weddings. And I understand weddings. I realise how important they are to you, and I will do everything in my power to give you the fabulous wedding photographs that you deserve. I find it exciting and humbling when someone lets me be part of their big day, and I want to repay them with the most beautiful photographs they’ve ever seen.

My aim is to give storybook-style coverage of every aspect of your wedding. For much of the day you won’t even notice I’m there, I’ll blend into the background and record the fun as it unfolds around me. I’ll mix documentary-style photography with stylish informal posed shots of you and the rest of the bridal party. I realise that some people aren’t as comfortable as others in front of the camera so I keep it relaxed and always fun. Having your photos taken should be a part of the celebrations, not a distraction from them.

I don’t do gimmicks. The wedding photographs I give you will be fresh and modern, but also timeless and elegant. They’ll look as great in 20 years as they do today.


Real Weddings

Feel free to read through some of my wedding photography blog posts by clicking on the images below, or view all of my recent wedding photography by clicking here.

Documentary wedding photographer in Northern Ireland

Ireland wedding photography – Carton House, Kildare – Olivia & Kevin

When it’s cold, dark and wet outside and wedding photographers all around the country are hard at work behindView full post »

Weddings at Chateau Canet France

Destination wedding photography – Chateau Canet, Carcassonne, France – Laura & Alex

There are a lot of cool and beautiful places to have your wedding ceremony, and right up there with the best of themView full post »

Weddings at Castle Leslie, Monaghan

Ireland wedding photography – Castle Leslie, Co. Monaghan – Katy & Chris

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that another full wedding season has been and gone, and it’s time toView full post »

Documentary wedding photographer in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland wedding photography (Cultra Manor) – Amy & Peter

It’s always an honour to be asked to shoot another photographer’s wedding, and even better when it’sView full post »

Documentaire bruiloft fotografie nederland

Netherlands wedding photography (Theehuis Dennenoord, Twente) – Renske & Sander

As some of my blog readers will already know, a few months ago I started sharing my time between my home in NorthernView full post »

Lisnavagh House wedding photographer, Co Carlow

Ireland wedding photography (Lisnavagh House, Co Carlow) – Ailbhe & Paul

I’m very excited to be finally sharing this wedding, it was definitely one of my big highlights of 2014! Back inView full post »

Larchfield Estate wedding photographer

Northern Ireland wedding photography (St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast & Larchfield Estate) – Catriona & David

Ever since I photographed my very first wedding at Larchfield Estate, back in 2011, it has been a real favourite of mineView full post »

Documentary wedding photography in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland wedding photography (Orange Tree House, Greyabbey) – Felicity & Scott

With shooting weddings for well over 5 years now, there aren’t many venues in Northern Ireland that I haven’View full post »

Documentary wedding photographer in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland wedding photography (Redcastle Hotel) – Chantelle & Stephen

Shooting winter weddings in Northern Ireland can be a real challenge, but it’s a challenge that I love! This yearView full post »

Northern Ireland wedding photographer

Northern Ireland wedding photography (Galgorm Ghost House & Renaissance Suite) – Mimi & Niall

I’m always fascinated to hear how my wedding photography couples met each other, and in the case of this wedding IView full post »

Scotland wedding photographer

Scotland wedding photography (Cameron House, Loch Lomond) – Amy & Alex

Although most of my weddings take place in Ireland and Northern Ireland, occasionally I have the pleasure of shooting aView full post »

Northern Ireland wedding photographer

Northern Ireland wedding photography (The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn) – Angela & Peter – black and white edition

Wedding season is here again! It only seems like yesterday that I was shooting the last weddings of 2015, but almostView full post »

Wedding photographer in Northern Ireland

Ireland wedding photography (Bellingham Castle) – Elaine & Shane

Just before Hallowe’en I had the pleasure of photographing another beautiful autumnal wedding. I just love thisView full post »

Documentary wedding photographer in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland wedding photography (Whistledown Hotel, Warrenpoint) – Laura & Mike

Oh it’s hard to know where to start with this one! As I was putting together this post late last night I realisedView full post »

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