arnham Estate wedding - bride and groom at the near lake

Spring wedding in Farnham Estate | Maureen & Paul

You can easily tell after a few pictures below that Maureen and Paul are
really into music- these vinyl invitations are real and filled with music!
This fun-filled wedding in Farnham Estate was a fantastic start of my busy season.
I always liked shooting here including a risky ride to the nearby lake in a wobbly golf cart.

Maureen putting her dress on - black and white documentary picture sister of the bride is checking all the buttons on the back of the dress bride is putting her earrings, reflection in the mirror girls are putting jewelery on first look with brides parents great wedding inspiration for music lovers Paul is seeing his bride for the forst time in the church blacj and white rustic portrait of the bride at the old house natural style phot of Groom and bride laughing wedding Picture at the lake nearby Farnham estate, alternative documentary photography natural group pictures of bridesmaids with bride, beautiful blue dresses building of radisson farnham estate in cavan amazing first dance

Coolbawn Quay summer wedding | Rachel + Andrew 1

Coolbawn Quay summer wedding | Rachel + Andrew

Coolbawn Quay summer wedding | Rachel + Andrew

Rachel is getting her makeup done beautiful wedding dress Bride sitting in the window with mua Great timing with the horns on the wall. Groom looks like he's having horns Andrew with his bestman putting the ties on Groom is putting his gift - watch on his hand gorgeous photo of Rachel and her brides halping her with putting stunning dress on engagement ring Bride portrait at the window Bridesmaids and flower girls waiting for the bride in front of the church Rachel is walking down the aisle impatient groom taking a look down the aisle to see his Bride bridal party is taking a boat to get to the drinks reception sail through Lough derg Bride is waving hand to the all guests from the boat stunning room setup in marquee style photos of bride and groom at Coolbawn Quay Wedding photo of the couple from coolbawn Quay with view on the all venue Dress and flowers Rachel and Andrew picture from small pier beautiful sceninc portrait from coolbawn quay with wedding couple and green boat spectacular first dance - rachel jumping on Andrew

ceremony in conservatory

A laidback and intimate winter wedding at The Cliff at Lyons

Seven months before Becky and Cameron's wedding at The Cliff at Lyons we met to talk about their plans for the Big day
and to see their venue. I was amazed by the entire place; I couldn't wait to see it again in December lit up with all Christmas decor.
Cliff at Lyons has everything, the beautifully designed conservatory, ideal for small intimate weddings to the exquisite
grounds and architecture. If you are looking for a wedding venue with everything under one roof - that's the place for you definitely.

A few words from Becky and Cameron about their wedding at the Cliff at Lyons.

The minute we visited the Village at Lyons, we were really keen to have our wedding there.
It is an amazing historic location in a unique rural setting along the banks of the Grand Canal.
We wanted to find a place where all of our closest family and friends could come together
from all over the world and totally feel welcome, relaxed and at home. We took over the entire hotel
for two days and it was a wonderful experience - everywhere we turned we ran into friends
and family as the excitement started to build for the celebration itself. It was the perfect venue for
a Winter wedding as it was cosy and secluded and warm and the beautiful buildings
and surrounding gardens made for a beautiful backdrop to our day.

Becky: The whole day was out of this world but one of my most memorable moments was with Cameron,
after the ceremony and after greeting guests, we left to have photographs taken. It was surreal,
beautiful and peaceful outside, Cameron and I were in a world of our own, very in love and very happy,
we only had eyes for each other. There was another moment during dinner, when I realised
we had done it and everyone we love we had with us, enjoying the special day. We absorbed the moment
and took the time to watch our friends and family, the feeling of love and warmth, I won't ever forget.

Cameron: There are lots of parts of the day which really stick out, hosting the breakfast buffet
and seeing everyone so excited for the day, walking around the gardens and bumping into
all of our friends and family, having a real laugh getting ready with my best man and son
but the highlight of the day for me was when I saw Becky turn the corner and walk down the wedding aisle
for the first time. It felt like time stood till 
as she walked towards me and the entire room of people disappeared
and all I
could see was her smiling face and how incredibly beautiful she looked.

Becky: It is ok not to have a very clear idea what you want when you start. We found for us,
it was a process and our own expectations changed over time in terms of what we wanted on the day.
The venue was probably the most important choice as it influences so much else of what the experience ended up being like.

cliff-at-lyons used to call village at lyons conservatory in the morning poets cornaer room where bride is getting ready becky's portrait on the stairs aith amazind long dress wedding at the cliff at lyons wedding portraits after ceremony

destination wedding photographer

Destination Wedding Photographer in Canary Islands | Warm Lanzarote wedding in October

Destination Wedding Photographer | Warm Lanzarote wedding in October

Gerry and Elena got married on the Island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
They both have a very special connection to the Island as Gerry used to live here many years ago,
so it meant the world to them to get married in the place that brings back so many memories of days gone by.
To be part of anyone’s wedding day is a privilege but I have to say, to be flown out to Lanzarote
as a destination wedding photographer was a huge buzz for me, it's not everyday you get to wear shorts to a wedding.
Spending five days here was amazing, seeing the sandy beaches, the volcanic mountains and feeling that heat!
So you can imagine scouting the Island was pretty exciting. The day of the wedding was beautiful.
An outdoor ceremony with a view on the ocean. Great rock music performed by groom's brother and his band.
It was a huge surprise when Elena jumped up onto the drums and Gerry took lead Guitar.

I loved every day I spent there especially when you travel from cold and wet Ireland in October.
So I have to say I'm really looking forward to shooting a wedding in Portugal this Autumn.
If you are interested in getting married on an island, an elopement or an intimate wedding,
don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m looking forward travelling with you!

beach view with a blue ocean village and boats in te harbour Elena hugs her birdesmaidblack & white picture of bride putting a veil on funny moment bride eating sandwich in wedding dress hotel view dad first look girls helping Elena to put the dress on Gerry waiting for his bride walking down the aisle elena walking down the aisle Birde on the terrace in designer wedding dress artistic-portrait-of-bride-canary-islands pictures on the cliffs bride and groom portrait in warm soft sunset light destination wedding on Canary islands photo shoot at the lanzarote beach elena and gerry face to face smiling Bride and her mother hugging

Fun-filled Rathmullan House wedding | H & C | Donegal photographer 2

Fun-filled Rathmullan House wedding | H & C | Donegal photographer

Helena and Cathal got married in one of my favourite wedding venues in Donegal, Rathmullan House.
It has so much wildness and beauty which can be seen all around.  You just have to walk out the front door
and you're instantly greeted by its beautiful surrounding landscape.  Helena and Cathal's wedding was great fun
from start to finish.  Their day was very unique and the music was a huge part of their day and its uniqueness,
their first dance was to the romantic Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova,
which was performed by Cathal’s brother and sister in law.
Here are some highlights from their beautiful Spring Rathmullan House wedding


welcome-sign-at-the-entrance view at Rathmullan House Rathmullan house wedding, bride and groom's spectacular entrance groom and groomsmen playing football on Rathmullan beach couple holding hands on the dancefloor guys swim in the sea in the morning beautiful horse passing by on Rathmullan beach romanatic moment at the first dance, the couple holds their faces very close and smiles The first dance song is performed by groom's brother Cormac Neeson, vocalist of The Answer Northern Irish hard rock and blues-rock band fun on the beach with lads Hilarious picture of Cathal and his brothers with just the panties on. Wedding underwear groom, groomsman, bestmanhaving a glass of whiskey with lads in the morning Bride is walking out the car, waering gorgeous Emmy London shoes Couple is lighting a candle in the church Groom is putting on a pair of braces table plan decorated with world map, wedding details view at the house from groom's suit groom looking in the mirror ready to leave to the church, wearing blue suits and bright blue bow tie bride's veil is floating in the wind wall decoration in Rathmullan House   rustic style flowers decor at the church groom's brother a musician plays flute

Autumn Tinakilly House wedding | Katya & Peter | Wicklow wedding photographer 3

Autumn Tinakilly House wedding | Katya & Peter | Wicklow wedding photographer


oh, those Autumn colours and light...

Selection of best wedding pictures in Ireland in 2016 and 2017 and slideshow

2016 Look Back | Weddings in Ireland - Rafal Borek

2016 Look Back ~ Wedding photography in Ireland

So now that 2016 is behind us, I want to reflect on what a fantastic year it was. I shot weddings in every part of Ireland,
discovered beautiful hidden gems and travelled abroad to shoot weddings also. I'm so thankful to all my couples for welcoming me into their homes
and trusting me to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives. As everyone knows no two weddings are the same
and I learned something from each one I shot. I'll never forget the morning a 10 year old girl stopped me on the stairs before I started shooting and said
"I hope you will get some good shots and won't let us down." I thought perhaps she was joking, but no she was very serious. It was really hard not to laugh,
but actually she made a really good point. It reminded me how important it is what I do, not only for the bride and groom but also for their families. 
Not only is it about the couple portraits but also about those unexpected moments that happen at every wedding
Here's to another exciting year ahead!

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