Marie & Roger @ Hotel Kilkenny

Liz & Noeleen's Wedding @ Mount Driud

April in Mount Druid. Summer was on the horizon and everything is starting to blossom. This was my first wedding in these beautiful grounds and I was honestly thrilled. Delighted and excited not just because of the venue, but it was going to be the wedding of Liz Connell and Noeleen Byrne. 

I absolutely loved working with them both. Relaxed and chilled doesn't do these girls justice. They graced the place with their own charm and fun atmosphere... everyone of their friends and family seemed to be on the same page. Here are just a small selection of the photos I had the pleasure of being part of that day.

Corina & Paddy @ Step House, Borris, Carlow

A fantastic day with Corina & Paddy at St. Fintan's Chapel, Portlaoise then Step House, Borris, Co. Carlow. Such a lovely day with these guys all day but then in Step House they had a surprise for everyone!! Loveshack - who are a collection of really talented young singers pretend to be waiting staff. Then, after the meal is finished, they burst into song and totally surprise everyone and get the place rocking within minutes. I cannot recommend these guys enough. A great addition to a brilliant wedding!!  

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