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S + M | Ballintubbert House | Outdoor Garden Wedding

If you look through these photos, you’ll notice the bride and groom wearing immense smiles in every single one. The couple did not stop beaming with joy all day long, which made them a joy to work with, too. The wedding, which took place in the lush gardens of Ballintubbert House, was simply gorgeous. In addition to the gardens themselves, the couple had decorated their ceremony and reception with beautiful floral arrangements everywhere. The result was an enchanting setup and some lovely photos. Altogether, I couldn’t have had a nicer time working with this bride and groom, and I hope they keep making each other smile every day.

L + S | Roundwood House Intimate Wedding

This intimate wedding at Roundwood House near Mountrath was such a joy to be at. Picture a Georgian country house with its cobblestone courtyard, charming garden views, and vine-covered archways – nothing could be more picturesque! The bride and groom made perfect use of this beautiful space, creating a wedding with their closest family and friends that felt personal and joyous from beginning to end. I could tell that everyone there was truly cherished by the bride and groom, and it made for a lovely day. The couple themselves were so happy and laid back to work with. We had a lot of fun, and we ended with some photos that I think not only captured the beauty of the setting, but also the beauty of their relationship.

C + A | Marlfield House Wedding | Wexford

Marlfield House Wedding

There is something so effortlessly romantic about an outdoor wedding. Whether it is by the beachside, in the familiarity of your own backyard or in a lovely garden, the natural elements come together quite beautifully to serve as decor. The venue was the exquisite Marlfield house and gardens. Set on thirty six acres of magnificent gardens in Gorey co.Wexford, the Marlfield house stands as one of Ireland’s most romantic and impressive country houses. The lakeside country house offered an aura of serenity and tranquillity which couldn’t be any more perfect for what was set out to be an amazing day. It was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding, the weather was just warm enough, with the sun peeking out every now and then.

The part of the gardens where the ceremony was to be held was wonderfully decorated with hanging white and green floral arrangements. A paved pathway divided the lawn into two sides, both sides of the path were lined with rows of beautiful cream coloured wooden chairs for the ceremony. At the end of the paved path was the stage, the staged was simply designed with a table covered with a white cotton table cloth and specially decked out with similar white floral arrangement. On the right side of the stage were two chairs draped with green and white flowers, which would later serve as seats for the couple. On the far end of the right side of the stage, with about four chairs was a small green tent where the musical band were to perform from. The overall scenery though very simple was just as lovely and picturesque.

The bride started off her big day in a wine session with a few girlfriends in the gardens just behind the main hall of the country house. She spent the time in a bathrobe drinking wine and relishing the outdoors in the early morning sun with her friends. The session was adjourned so the bride could get ready for the ceremony. She got dolled up in one of the rooms in the countryside house, a luxuriously furnished room decorated with embroidered couches, posh sofas, and comfortable upscale furniture. The make up was a toned down yet flawless natural look with her hair stylishly pulled back and wrapped in a bun.

For her wedding gown, the bride wore a modern day princessy ivory-white mermaid gown. The strapless organza fabric accentuated her waist line, hugged the hips, and flared out a bit at the knees to give the classic mermaid frame. The dress had a sweetheart neckline that scoops down in the back, a big white bow made from a netty fabric was attached to the back of the dress, where the back drop ends. Attached to the bow was a long white train made from a similar fabric that would trail behind the bride as she walked down. As a finishing touch, a veil that hung just a little above the waist was pinned to her neatly styled hair. Despite being a relatively simple white dress devoid of embroidery, beading and relating embellishments, the luxurious organza fabric gown was all effortlessly classic and elegant. Other than a pair of beautiful stud diamond earrings, the bride did not wear any other piece of jewelry.

After being helped through the dressing up process by her bridesmaids, the father of the bride was ushered into the room, where he hugged her and held her hand as he led out. And she looked nothing short of ethereal as she walked hand in hand with her father through the main hall to the outdoors where her groom, the priest and guests were all waiting. Soft classical music had been slowly drifting through the crowd, then the music stopped and the bridal chorus began to play. Everyone stood up and all heads were turned to the far end of the aisle as two bridesmaids in cream coloured sleeveless ball gowns made their way down the isle to usher in the bride. Then down the aisle she came with her matching white roses silk bouquet. Her father held her right hand and they both smiled as they got to the end of the isle where the groom, his best man and officiating pastor all stood beaming.

In a single breasted tuxedo worn over a white shirt and black tie with a brown coloured vest, the groom looked equally stunning, the best man wore a similar outfit to the groom’s. The couple shared a quick kiss before they took their seats in front of the guest. The pastor, gorgeously dressed in a lacy white dress with a complimenting teal jacket officiated the ceremony. One of the major highlights of the event was when a group of four children read out a beautifully worded essay to the soon-to-be couple. Afterwards, while the band of stringed instruments players- cellist and violinists- played soft music in the background, the couple read out their vows to each other. It was the stand out moment of the wedding and the bride teared up a bit as the groom read his vows to her.

After the exchange of vows and rings, as a physical representation of the union, the pastor performed the ‘handfasting’ rite. A literal tying of the knot by symbolically wrapping and tying a black ribbon around the clasped right hand of the groom and the left hand of the bride while the guests applauded. After the wedding ceremony, the guest were served various sumptuous dishes on the grounds as the band entertained and played for the remainder of the event. At the end of it all, it was quite the memorable experience, a celebration of the union of two souls already attuned to each other, the joining of two endowments which diminishes neither but enhances both.

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Crover House Wedding | Wedding Photographer Ireland

This wedding at Crover House was such a lovely day. The rustic-elegant décor set the scene for a ceremony and reception that were moving and a lot of fun. We got to take some stunning photos on the beautiful grounds of Crover House in Cavan. The bride and groom were great sports about taking photos at the edge of the water, in some adorable row boats, and along the estate’s wooded paths. They were so much fun to work with, and we ended up with some wonderful shots that brought out the couple’s personality. My favorite part of this wedding was being able to see this family come together. In the pictures of the ceremony, you’ll see a lot of happy tears, showing just how emotional and special a day it was. I’m grateful I got to be a part of it.

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G + L | Fotografo Di Matrimonia Bolzano | Lago di Carezza | Dolomite Mountains Wedding

When it comes to romantic landscapes, you’d be hard-pressed to beat Lago di Carezza in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy. This misty landscape was full charming buildings, cobblestone streets, picturesque wooden doors, and, of course, rustic mountain and lake scenes – a wedding photographer’s dream. The only thing that could have made visiting Lago di Carezza better was working with this wonderful couple. The bride wore a stunning dress from Anna Campbell that complemented the elegant scenery. What will stand out in my memory of the day most clearly is the pair’s intimate ceremony, with just the two of them at the edge of the lake. Their vows were a beautiful example of true love and trust. I hope they’ll come back to this memory again and again.

C + A | Outdoor Wedding at Marlfield House

Marlfield House in Gorey is a beautiful place to visit any day, but it really shines when hosting a wedding. Last summer, I was lucky enough to join this lovely couple for their wedding. They put together a truly elegant ceremony and reception – even the estate’s peacock’s seemed impressed! I was really moved by the bride and groom’s happiness and love for each other. My favorite photos are of the couple’s meeting at the end of the aisle. You can see from their smiles and their wiped-away tears just how overjoyed they are to be spending the rest of their lives together. That sense of joy carried through the whole day, making this wedding an absolute pleasure to be at.

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M + V | South of France Wedding | Mariage au Mas des Thyms à Arles

It was set in France, one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever photographed and with the most amazing couple. The groom from Germany was looking very handsome, and the bride! Oh the beautiful French bride was so stunning in her dress and she oozed such a positive, beautiful aura around her which definitely set the tone for her perfect day, a beautiful and serene outdoor ceremony at the breath-taking MAS DES THYMS. I couldn’t have picked a better venue and my camera was definitely happy to capture all of the amazing moments as evident in the pictures. The couple got ready for their big moment in Arles City and then proceeded to MAS DES THYMES for their ceremony and reception.

The wedding planner MC2 Mon Amour for this event definitely outdid herself as everything was just gorgeous! From the flowers to the decoration and the cake! I loved the simple and elegant theme of the event and I was amazed at the outburst of emotion from the couple and the entire audience. They are deeply in love and definitely made it easy for me to capture those priceless moments.

One of my favourite moments in this wedding was the reading of the vows, mainly because the couple couldn’t stop crying. They looked at each other with so much love and affection in their eyes and you can tell that this was definitely a dream come true for them. I feel honoured and lucky to have been a part of this wonderful event and I wish the couple a lifetime of happiness!

S + J | Inish Beg Estate Wedding | West Cork Wedding Photographer

I had a great time shooting this particular wedding because it was set so far away in Ireland and as you know, I am always ready for a new adventure! I was asked by S + J to photograph their special day and I couldn’t have been more ecstatic about the opportunity. The wedding ceremony took place in the prestigious and serene Inish Beg Estate in Wet Cork. This estate contains one large house, several cottages and a boat house, thus giving the ultimate feel of intimacy and I could immediately see why the couple chose this location for their special day.

The stunning bride chose a simple, elegant wedding dress which my camera could not have enough of as she looked absolutely stunning, and the groom, draped in a sharp navy blue suit was obviously in awe of her.  The bridesmaids also synced beautifully with the couple in their black dresses and were all smiles throughout the ceremony. Definitely a pleasure to capture!

I have to commend the wedding planner who did a really good job and made sure the whole event went on perfectly from the church ceremony to the reception at the estate. The highlight of the entire event for me was definitely the lively dance performance by the bride and groom as it showed that not only are they lovers, they are also best friends.  I am definitely grateful to have been a part of this beautiful ceremony and I wish the couple a joyful life ahead!

Rangefinder | 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography

What is your why? 
I do not mean why are you sitting here and reading this particular post right now and scratching your nose …I take you might be just searching the internet for something interesting to read .
What I mean is this: WHAT IS YOUR BIG WHY IN YOUR LIFE ? 
What is your purpose in life? Why do you do what you do, why do you wake up every day and why do you want to continue doing it?
Long time ago, when I was still a teenager, I decided on my big WHY.
Recently I watched a movie called “Collateral beauty” and I realised I was right the whole time. 
There are 3 why that only really matter: time, death and love 

LOVE- we all long for it
TIME- we all wish we had more of it
DEATH- we all fear it
I wanted to challenge all 3, so I became a photographer. I see myself as a magician who works with LOVE,  captures TIME and leaves behind memories that live on forever, despite DEATH.
This is what I do. You see, I photograph people at their most emotional and life defining moments. I photograph them when they get married. I capture their big WHY’s.
I leave them with memories for the years to come. I shoot love and emotions. I give people the power to stay forever young, forever in love. I give them the power to share these moment with people who have not even been born yet.
A photograph is the only way, in which we can time travel in time. It allows us to go back to that special day and relive it once more. As I wrote many times before, life is hard. I know it well- I struggle a lot just like every one of you with my personal life and responsibilities. Life is not always about dreams- it is about practicality also . However, life is beautiful and especially its highest moments. I capture them for people and so when the harder times might come, they can always take my photograph and absorb all of the energy and strength from it.
And do you know what else? I help them answer the most important questions of their lives in moments like this: WHY? One look at the photographs and all becomes clear. They see their big WHY!
So yeah…you can think of me as a simple wedding photographer with a certain style and charisma but all my past clients know it …I help to answer your WHY .
And so it is my pleasure to announce that I have been shortlisted as one of the Top 30 International Rising Stars in Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine.
A very prestigious list. The biggest award for me is your trust and your happiness but…being shortlisted by them has only assured me in what I always knew- I have selected the right “WHY” for my life and my career. THANK YOU ALL: TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY! 
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