Recently I was at a BBQ in the beautiful Essex countryside with some new friends. The sun was going down & the light was so gorgeous I couldn’t resist grabbing them for a quick few snaps in a nearby obliging pea field! These guys are still newly weds, don’t they make such a cute couple? Thanks for indulging me, cori & gavin! Xx
2017 was always going to be a year of change for us. Before it all kicked in though, we escaped another dreary February and spent the whole month with friends in northern Gran Canaria.It was a much needed rest for the 4 of us, but also the most wonderful adventure!
Situated in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria is a fascinating little climate and culture all of its own. It felt much more South American than mainland Spanish. We stayed in the town of Galdar on the north coast, away from all the tourists and familiar accents that betray the south of the Island. We wanted a taste of real life here, to be with and eat like the locals, to improve our Spanish and to explore the area with an appreciative eye.
The town is built around a Volcano and we stayed on a Finca at a banana plantation at the base of it, near the beach.
The town was quaint and colourful with a colonnial feel…
We saw a lot of Monarch butterflies fluttering around!y’all know I love me a good doorway…actually there were loads…
textures…road trip into the mountainsan inquisitive goat joined us for lunchThis pretty town was only 10 minutes up the road…I shot these all on 35mm film these stunning mountains were the backdrop for the opening scenes of Jurassic Park no way we weren’t having a dip!on that happy note I’ll wrap it up for now! more to come at another date…
So, after a memorable wedding ceremony and a happy afternoon spent in the sun eating icecreams and having their portraits taken, Stephen & Lauren were welcomed into their wedding breakfast. The upper room at the Mill had been decorated with all Lauren’s pretty touches…
their friend Siobhan had spent hours making this beautiful bunting for the whole room!Let the speeches (and accompanying slideshow!) begin!Love this quaint for a table plan…Time for the band to set up…!things got blurrier as the night went on…(!)It was a brilliant night…I danced so hard my legs hurt for 2 days afterwards!
Thanks to Lauren & Stephen for hiring us & letting us be part of your fantastic summer wedding! xxx
Welcome back to Part 2 of Ciara & Dan’s lovely spring wedding in Carlingford! The girls were ready well in time and talked the boys into meeting them at the beach for some pre-ceremony shots. I always LOVE moments like these; it makes a wedding so much more about love, fun & naturalness and much less calculated and formal.
Here’s Ciara walking with her girls to meet her man!and here’s Groom Dan getting their son Noah ready to see his mummy!first look!heading off inside to get married!what a priveledge to have local legend Graine Duffy and her bandmate playing! Totally gorgeous.there were some lovely moments, including readings & lighting of candles for missed loved oneslook at these cheeky wee monkeys!done! married!celebration time!tune in for part 3 soon! xxxx
Thanks for rejoining me on our journey through Padraig & Julie-Ann’s beautiful New Year’s Eve Wedding! From the chapel at Ballymartin we took the gorgeous coastal road round to historic Ballydugan Mill in Downpatrick!
I love this shot below of Padraig with his mum; her hat kept flying off in the wind!
aren’t these flower girls the cutest?!
Join us again soon for the final part of the day – speeches and the awesome dance party & fireworks!