Newlyweds shoot at sunset

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! XxIMG_3554IMG_3555IMG_3556IMG_3557IMG_3560IMG_3558IMG_3561IMG_3563IMG_3564IMG_3559IMG_3565

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a month in the sun

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. DSCF4728DSCF5039

DSCF4995The town was quaint and colourful with a colonnial feel…
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textures…DSCF5021DSCF4969road trip into the mountainsDSCF5086DSCF5120DSCF5122DSCF5136DSCF5138DSCF5156an inquisitive goat joined us for lunchDSCF5172This pretty town was only 10 minutes up the road…I shot these all on 35mm film r001-016r001-017r001-008r001-007r001-006r001-019r001-004r001-015these stunning mountains were the backdrop for the opening scenes of Jurassic Park r001-012r001-013r001-011no way we weren’t having a dip!DSCF6793on that happy note I’ll wrap it up for now! more to come at another date…

 

Part 4 – Speeches & Dance Party

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…

speeches-4speeches-6their friend Siobhan had spent hours making this beautiful bunting for the whole room!speeches-14speeches-15speeches-16speeches-20speeches-27speeches-30speeches-35speeches-36Let the speeches (and accompanying slideshow!) begin!speeches-38speeches-42speeches-45speeches-46speeches-49speeches-53Love this quaint for a table plan…speeches-97speeches-100speeches-103Time for the band to set up…!speeches-106speeches-117speeches-119speeches-126speeches-160speeches-168speeches-183speeches-141speeches-145things got blurrier as the night went on…(!)speeches-153It 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

 

Ciara & Dan – Part 2; Ceremony!

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!morning (144)and here’s Groom Dan getting their son Noah ready to see his mummy!morning (146)first look!morning (154)morning (164)morning (179)morning (188)morning (192)morning (197)morning (201)morning (203)heading off inside to get married!morning (207)ceremony (7)what a priveledge to have local legend Graine Duffy and her bandmate playing! Totally gorgeous.ceremony (10)ceremony (15)ceremony (17)ceremony (23)ceremony (28)ceremony (30)ceremony (35)there were some lovely moments, including readings & lighting of candles for missed loved onesceremony (39)ceremony (41)ceremony (43)ceremony (45)ceremony (47)ceremony (49)ceremony (54)ceremony (56)ceremony (60)look at these cheeky wee monkeys!ceremony (62)done! married!ceremony (63)ceremony (65)ceremony (68)ceremony (72)ceremony (77)ceremony (81)ceremony (85)celebration time!ceremony (92)tune in for part 3 soon! xxxx

JulieAnn & Padraig Part 3: The Portraits

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!the portraitsthe portraits (4)the portraits (29)the portraits (33)the portraits (10)the portraits (12)

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Join us again soon for the final part of the day – speeches and the awesome dance party & fireworks!