Myself and my husband asked Jamie to be our photographer for our big day and it’s safe to say it was the best decision we made in capturing every single aspect of our day!! He did exactly what was on the tin- every photo came out amazing which is a statement and a half! He captured the beauty of the venue, the joy our guests experienced sharing the day with us and the love my now husband and I share. Jamie didn’t miss a beat on the day and I would highly recommend him for capturing the happiest day of your lives. He went above and beyond in every aspect!! Dedicated to the job is an understatement!! A top notch guy!! – Grace & Johnny
Bride prep for Grace was at her parents home with the ones she loves.
I took this one as a bit of a laugh, as if Grace’s father and brother in law where part of the “Bride Squad”
I purposely stood here waiting for Grace to walk past all these pictures of her and her siblings and also her parents wedding photos. I Thought it was a nice way of showing alot of past as she walks towards her future!
Always love catching the reactions of the family as the Bride is seen for the first time.
I didn’t realise till I turned up that Johnny was getting ready on his own at his flat. This was a moment he was trying to process everything before he started getting ready.
Johnny was wearing crocs all morning and I really wanted to get them in a shot whilst he was putting his new wedding shoes on.
It’s a bit of a cliche shot this one, but anytime you have nice natural light coming through a window, the classic looking out shot isn’t a bad one to have. This was probably the only time I asked Johnny to do anything throughout the day.
Johnny really was finding the whole ceremony hard, he really struggled to smile and even look at anyone.
Grace on the other hand couldn’t stop smiling. I took an opportunity to nip in and get a close up here.
I do love getting in close to faces, but sometimes they need context and this shot was a way of showing Johnny’s stern nerves as Grace walked in.
Kinnity Castle was a great venue and always a classic shot to get the couple out the front of a venue. Just after the ceremony is great for reactions between the couples like this moment.
Walking back down the aisle hand in hand is always another classic shot for the couple, but not always easy as you need to focus and compose whilst walking backwards!
Speeches are one of my favourite parts to capture from a wedding day, there’s always such great emotions from everyone!
I always like to include more than just those at the head table in a few shots.
Sometimes reactions can be very subtle but show alot. You could see the love from Johnny’s mother in this fleeting moment.
Catching Grace in a full on laugh was great, but i was trying to add something to the picture here by shooting through some fairy lights that were on a balcony.
This picture might not mean much to most people, but to Grace and Johnny it means alot. This was the end of a silly anecdote Johnny was retelling about their relationship together.
I love catching groups of people together.
At the time it can be a throw away moment in time.
But these are the kind of pictures that years down the road are so interesting.
I love this one in particular from the day. It was inbetween some formal family pictures that there was some great moments.
I shot this one as to make it feel as if you’re there at the table congratulating Grace & Johnny.
Then there’s fun moments when there’s alot going on that are so fun to capture.
If you had seen me taking this picture you wouldn’t think this would come from it. This was a stylistic choice where I wanted to highlight the interaction between Grace & Johnny.
A short walk from Kinnity Castle are some great woods. The sun was beaming in and creating some lovely light.
There was alot more captured than the few pictures you see here. This one was just a nice moment as they walked around exploring.
First dance is easy to focus on the couple dancing, but I love catching peoples reactions also.
This was a fun cake cutting, they were given this sword to cut with!
This was a fun game where Grace was behind the curtain using her hands to control Johnny. I got in close to show the confusion on Johnny’s face while his brothers laugh their heads off in the background!
The stage lighting was causing some crazy colours on Johnny’s brother as he held up the curtain. I used this to frame the guests laughing at the entertainment.
Reliving some funny moments really made this guest laugh!
Here I stood behind the band to give some context to what the guests are singing and dancing to.
Wedding // Kinnitty Castle Hotel // Birr // Offaly // Grace & Johnny
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