Tracy & Noel @ the Talbot Hotel

Another wonderful Winter Wedding in January this year. Noel & Tracy were blessed with the weather and the atmosphere which comes with a lovely day like this in January was electric. Here's just a small selection of the photos I took for them..hope u enjoy. 

Joanne & Karl @ Clonard Court Hotel.

Bernie & Michael @ The Dolmen Hotel Carlow

Una & Liam @ The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge.

Martina & Fergus @ Old Leighlin

Old Leighlin in Co. Carlow is a beautiful little village with lots of charm and was the old stomping ground for Martina. It was great to get the history from both Fergus and Martina...over a pint, in the middle of the day...at THEY'RE Wedding Day!!.

Martina's friend Ken was the driver for the day and I was onboard with them when we took a detour after the ceremony to go to their local in the village. Carey's pub in Old Leighin is a classic old pub. It's small, cosy, and has a nice half-door with a lovely landlady who opened early especially for the newlyweds. Sure what better way to get away from the crowd!! :)

After a pint we headed back to the crowd in the Lord Baganel in Leighlinsbridge. The weather continued to be kind which made it all the better for pics outside. After the meal I managed to squeeze in a few more photos down by the river on the jetty.

All in all it was a great day with great people..hope you get a sense of the day we had from the photos.

Many thanks for stopping by.

joe    

Elaine & Tadhg's Summer Wedding @ Racket Hall

June 23rd, the high of Summer, and Racket Hall in Roscrea was to be the venue for Elaine & Tadhg's Wedding. Weather permitting we would have the ceremony out on the lawn.

The good staff of the hotel had already set the scene inside the hotel but at the very last hour decided it was safe to go for it outside. And so, in haste and with army precision they quickly rearranged the whole event so the ceremony could go ahead out on the lawn as hoped.

Elaine and Tadhg are a very relaxed couple so none of this was a problem. The detail and planning that went into this ceremony was evident from the outset, but it happened with great ease.

My brief was simple, to capture the charm and essence of the occasion. Of the hundreds of photos I took for them that day, here are but a few, to hopefully give you a sense of the lovely day we all had.

Thanks for stopping by.

joe 

Family Shoot

Baiba, Adrian and their son Julian on a beautiful evening recently. Baiba as you might have guessed is over 8 mths pregnant so they wanted to capture some nice family photos before the birth of their next child. On a lovely August evening we got together and in less than an hour I knew we had exactly what they wanted, thanks to nice sunshine a reflector and sometimes a little flash.

Thanks for stopping by for a look and please feel free to comment or share your thoughts. 

I'm available for family shoots on 086 6795036 or email here.

Joe 

Cua recording @ golden Egg Studios

       CUA

These guys know their music! I had the chance to join them in the studio for a little bit yesterday (photos below) while they worked on their new album and I wqs knocked over by their musicianship. The unique soundscape they produce is folk/roots/celtic-ish but with their own twist and tempo. Have a listen if you haven't already..you won't regret it!  

Check them here on Reverbnation.. http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/24427431?pwc%5Bbranded%5D=1

Here's a few photos from the studio yesterday..

Communion's 2017

Increasingly I've been asked to shoot family portraits Outdoors I'm delighted to say. Shooting communion photos outside can be tricky with our weather but I love it. It's nice for a change to shoot communion pics outdoor instead of the studio, in fact It's great to do most shoots outdoors if possible. Sometimes it can be really easy and the natural light is enough to make some nice pics..other times, it can be challenging and speedlights and/or reflecters are needed (which brings its own problems).

Thankfully, this year was hectic and I'm only getting a chance now to select a few from a wide range of outdoor photos. The photos that I like most, I must admit, are pics with all the siblings together. I suppose, coming from a large family it reminds me of my own happy days.

Here's just a small selection of this year's outdoor photos from the families I remembered to ask could I post..hope you like :)

joe

Grainne & Allen's Wedding.

Just a few photos from a great day back in March when Allen and Grainne dazzled on their big day. One of the funniest moments in a cracking day came courtesy of their little man Aidan..when we stopped off in Morrissey's for a pint and somebody put a pint in front of him, then changed it for a small pint of guinness..his face was priceless! I made a small collage of it..

During the ceremony he kept me entertained with his expressions..

And here's some photos from the rest of that brilliant wedding..

Thanks for stopping by.

Joe

Michael & Margaret's Wedding.

Michael & Margaret's story is a very heart warming reminder that love and good times can visit when least expected. Although both had experienced the loss of their spouses in recent years, they both found solace in their faith..and being Eucharistic ministers it was to lead to a marriage made in heaven.

Cheers to the happiest couple.