January 27th. 2015 | Leave a comment
Jennifer & Patrick “I found out about Poppies and Me through a friend at work, around the time of their official launch as Poppies & Me. I looked up their site straight away and LOVED what I say. I was also so taken with Kate’s writing and couldn’t wait for us to meet! So, after some lovely emails back and forth, we set up a meeting around Easter time… they had me at “tea” and “biscuits”! ;.) We had a lovely afternoon getting to know Kate and Seán and we knew straight away that we wanted Poppies and Me to capture our wedding day. They were the only Photographers we had met with and we knew we didn’t need to meet any others. They were “The Ones”! and praise the Lord, they…View Full Post.
January 22nd. 2015 | Leave a comment
Thats the thing about the camino you meet so many wonderful people for a second and they tell you amazing stories. You will often go and relive part of their story, you add to that and pass it on to another pilgrim. So the stories grow in richness and history and in that, all pilgrims are inextricably linked to one another. Kinda like sharing and passing down a family history, because in the end anyone that walks the camino is part of a wonderful family that spans the globe.
January 14th. 2015 | 1 Comment
The couple had asked if we could be present for a first look. Naturally we said yes, the story behind where they met was charming. We were to meet out side Ballroom of Romance, in its time it was the local dance hall. It was where Brighdes grandparents spent many evenings waltzing around the floor falling in love. Its an age old love setting for a love story and so no better place to have a first look, a beautiful start to a new chapter in this young couples lives. I hope that many more generations will come back to this spot and remember where it all began. Ians face says he all, that first glimpse of his beautiful bride. It was a very beautiful moment.
January 10th. 2015 | Leave a comment
This weekend sees the 10th annual Mid West Bridal Exhibition taking place in the UL Sports Arena Limerick. We were thrilled to be asked by Celia Holman Lee to do a wee shoot for the occasion. With the beautiful Niamh we hiked up through the woods to find a waterfall. After a bit of a giggle we all settled down to what we do best, create beautiful images. For any engaged couple the Mid West Bridal Expo is a must, full of inspiration and great vendors offering some insider advice for all those planning their magical day. Also, there will be some tips from Celia herself, be sure to check out her ”The Style Booth” for expert tips on hair styling, posture, make up and much more!
January 08th. 2015 | 1 Comment
Standing on the bride we were amazed to find that the light was indeed coming from a thunder and lightening storm in the next valley. It had been going on for hours. We found out the next day that all our friends who stayed in Lorca and Villatuerta experienced the worst thunderstorm and nights sleep of the trip. As for our “romantic night?” I would say we didn’t sleep, there wasn’t too much romancing going on. After walking 36km and enjoying dinner a bit too much. We pretty much passed out.
January 06th. 2015 | 3 Comments
We have shot weddings in Ballintaggart House many times before. Clearly we knew our friends a lot more than most of our couples. We knew Órla is beautiful looking soul and Derek is just a brazen rogue. We knew that there was going to be so much love shared and laughter had by all their wonderful friends and family. That we would have a proper giggle when the cameras went to bed. We knew our locations and plan for the day. We knew it all! Yet, on the day it was a different kettle of fish. The moment I saw Órla in her dress, which to that point I had wanted to remain a surprise, it all changed.