Clara & John // Lemon Jelly hills of Kilteel

I am actually late to post this one, as I have already shot Clara & Johns wedding (FAB!!), but I really wanted to show Kilteel's beauty off.  The engagement shoot was on John’s dad’s farm in the summer.  We could not have asked for a more beautiful evening.  Big thank you to John’s dad who was the best set designer I've had on a shoot to date, by moving bails of hay and the horse around all evening for us :)

Enjoy x

Some nice words from John

“Just wanted to email and thank you for the amazing photos! We've been looking through them all week and love them so much. Can't believe they're our photos!  So delighted with how they turned out :). We'll be getting some prints for our house straight away."

 

The Best Wedding Photography of TWENTYSIXTEEN

 

I’ve found it so hard to narrow down my favourite images from a whole year of amazing weddings.  Seriously, how the hell did I do it?? I’ve been so honoured to shoot all of these. So many beautiful moments, stories, people and emotions to choose from,  not to mention a stunning styled shoot in a Wicklow enchanted garden.

While 2016 has been a pretty rough year globally, what balanced it was hanging out with all my fun, loved up, beautiful couples. It makes you realise what is important, surrounding yourself with family and close friends.  

Personally, 2016 means I did my first wedding 10 years ago and It is still one of my favourite weddings.  I went full time into weddings last year (I know, I know, it took a while, but I had a cool part time job and HAD to travel and explore first!). I have not looked back since.  The hype is real people - love your job and it doesn’t feel like work.

Thank You again to all my 2016 couples. 2017 is going to be EPIC!

cx

Danni & Rory // Couple Shoot // Shoreditch // East London

Ah these two.. I love when you meet couples for the first time whether in meetings or shoots and you get a really excited feeling about shooting their wedding. America boy meets English gal! D&R are the happiest and warmest couple with the most epic smiles! We met in Shoreditch one day so check out the photos for yourself. 

Laura & Johnny / Wedding / DIY / Tipi / Festival /Kildare

When Laura first told me what she was planning for her and Johnny's wedding I was hooked. A backyard with tipi, a pony and trap, the kinds of things that for me, feel like a wedding that will be completely personal and unique.

They couldnt have asked for a better day.  Blue skies and sunshine (ok maybe one shower).  Laura was such a relaxed bride.  She got her hair and make done in a salon in Naas and the putting on the dressmoment was done within seconds as she slipped it over her head. Done. Happy. Ready....and absolutely stunning!

We met their two beautiful children, Reuben and Jack, at the church in Kill.  Poor Jack wasnt feeling well.  Laura turned to me and said Claire, it is ok to carry Jack down the aisle with me right? My reply was of course.  Im no traditional wedding photographer, so for me this was a really natural moment and for her, being Jack's mum comes first, even on her wedding day.  Turns out, it was one of the highlights of her day; having her dad and her boys by her side as she walked up the aisle.  All the time Johnny was serenading her with 'San Diego Serenade' by Tom waits.  What a beautiful thing to do.

Music played a big part on the day as Johnny is in Redwood, a really successful wedding band.  Hes a true romantic, proposing to Laura on her birthday while on a helicopter ride.  These two are made for each other.  They have such great fun together and had me cracking up all day.  Their house and land, which was their venue for the day, really was the perfect place to have a wedding with a real festival vibe. They worked so hard to get everything right and ready for the day and they kicked ass at!

cx

 

Wedding dress: Emporium Kalu Naas

Wedding shoes: Joyfolie

Bridesmaids dresses: Monsoon

Hair: Mandika

Make up: Mandika

Groom suit: Reese

Florist: The bride Laura

Cake: Nicola Acari - baker baker

Cars: Our own pony and trap

Ceremony music: Redwood & cousin Kevin mccann from Canada

Reception music: Bag pipes- the reverend Philip Heak

Dj's name: Ciaran Cossack

First dance song: We built this city. Starship

SNAP photography festival

I'm off to a forest in Wales for a few days. I'll have limited acces to the internet which will be a novelty. Radio silence will end on Saturday.  Looking forward to meeting some really inspiring photographers over the next few days. 

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