What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is special and memorable in it's own right. I've worked with a lot of lovely people. I had a very special wedding with a great couple who invited me to capture their wedding celebration weekend several months after their wedding day. It was at the magnificent Luttrellstown Castle just outside Dublin and was unforgettable!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Storytelling, dramatic, vivid, timeless, classical
What about your business are you most proud of?
Providing my customers with great photographs that they'll treasure for many years to come. It really is a big deal and always an honour.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy your day and relax! It's all about you and your wedding day is a celebration! Please allow as much time for the portrait shoot as you can. This is our time to hangout, have fun and get some very special shots of you both. Usually 90 minutes works well.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Meeting with the couple for coffee. I like to get to know them and what they enjoy. I discuss the shot list, working out the details and encourage other ideas. It's informal brainstorming and fun. Ideally it's good to meet them twice to build that bit of rapport.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I have many key shots that I like to incorporate. All important to telling the wedding story.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas. I have several in my car. Unless it's a monsoon I still like to get outside portraits in natural light. Alternatively indoor shots work very well in most venues but it's hard to beat the great outdoors.
Describe how you got into photography.
I've been passionate about photography since my childhood. I studied Design Communications at art college where I began using photography as a serious creative medium.