Stephen & Lauren ‘s late Summer Wedding (Part 1)

Welcome to beautiful County Down…a most picturesque part of Northern Ireland…especially here near Tyrella beach – which was the stunning setting for Stephen & Lauren’s late summer wedding. Ross and I arrived early to start shooting the prep at their Gingerbread House and it went a little something like this….morning-2morning-5morning-13At last: a PINK wedding dress! Yay!morning-17morning-19morning-20morning-27morning-31morning-36morning-43morning-44morning-45a most chilled bride…morning-47morning-50morning-54morning-55morning-61morning-68Lauren as a flowergirl…morning-71morning-84morning-87morning-96Seriously, this dress..morning-109morning-111morning-113morning-115morning-117morning-122morning-121morning-119Kisses from baby Loki!morning-129Meanwhile, my trusty assistant Ross was over at the boys house, shooting the preparations there…morning-153morning-160I must have Ross well trained to get such a detail orientated, girly shot…morning-178morning-181morning-183morning-189Back with the girls, we couldn’t resist a few snaps at beautiful Tyrella beach before the ceremony…sure, it would make us slightly late..but when the beach is literally behind your house….morning-132morning-139morning-145morning-147Ok, we’re late enough..Let’s go!morning-149Part 2 coming soon! xx

Advertisements

Antrim Coast Engagement Shoot

What a country we live in! To have romantic ruined castles & white sandy beaches on our doorstep is surely something we tend to take a little for granted here in Northern Ireland?

So I was thrilled when Lauren & Steven chose Dunluce Castle & Whiterocks Beach on the beautiful Antrim Coast for their engagement pics! Although they live quite far away, the Antrim Coast holds family memories to them, making it the perfect spot to celebrate their forthcoming nuptials.

The shoot started at Whiterocks Beach & went a little something like this…Beach (2)Beach (3)Beach (16)I always find coastal lighting is just incredible…Beach (24)Beach (29)Beach (33)Beach (35)Beach (40)Beach (44)Beach (46)Beach (50)Beach (62)Beach (64)Beach (69)We drove a few miles along the stunning coastal road to Dunluce Castle…to fight the raging wind!CastleCastle (6)Castle (12)Castle (17)Castle (21)Castle (22)Castle (28)Ross caught this sneaky shot & I love it!Castle (30)Castle (34)Such an amazing backdrop….Castle (39)Castle (45)Castle (52)Castle (56)Castle (65)Castle (70)The wind was fierce and bitterly cold so we stopped into the visitors room to defrost and write a little postcard!Castle (74)Castle (75)Lauren had this fab idea with scrabble tiles!Castle (76)Castle (77)Castle (78)Back up at the cars the sun was coming out & the sea was sparkling in the distance. Mesmerising.Castle (83)Quick costume change!Castle (84)I’d spotted this coat in Lauren’s car right before we were about to say our goodbyes and I asked her to put it on for a few shots…so glad I did, she looks beautiful in it!Castle (87)Castle (90)

And Lauren will have another ring to admire come August when she marries Steven! Can’t wait to photograph that one, I know it’s going to be a beaut!

If you’d like an engagement or a couples shoot please drop me a line, photographybyastrid@hotmail.co.uk xxx

 

Impromptu day at the beach

Sometimes you have just have to say SACK IT to work & head to the beach with your friends!
DSCF8125We decided to take advantage of a rare DRY day in July & jumped in the car to Murlough Beach, Co Down.DSCF8129  With us were our newlywed friends Sonja & Florian, visiting from Germany. They loved Murlough.
DSCF8138

DSCF8152Florian even braved the jellyfish & came for a swim with me!DSCF8157

DSCF8193

DSCF8201

DSCF8203

DSCF8212 Post swim selfie!DSCF8228
DSCF8235

DSCF8302

DSCF8354

DSCF8357Post swim whisky to keep warmDSCF8374

DSCF8387Old friends, Janika & SonjaDSCF8408

DSCF8415

DSCF8422

DSCF8451

DSCF8466

DSCF8468

DSCF8473

DSCF8485Of course we had to finish with a little Italian ice cream along the coast in NewcastleDSCF8495