Wedding Photographer Cork
To remember their special event in both their lives, couples will revisit their wedding photographs time and time again. A wedding portfolio is an important investment and should be left to someone at the very top of their profession. If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Cork, you have certainly come to the right place.
I am the leading professional wedding photographer in Cork and have been in business for over 20 years working from our state-of-the-art studio situated in Carrigaline. I use my long and varied professional experience gained running my wedding photographer Cork business to capture moments in time for eternity. The photos I create are modern, natural, stunning images, not only of the bride, groom and their entourages but of the entire occasion.
I have over 20 years of professional experience as a wedding photographer Cork photographing all kinds of people, places and products for all types of clients and customers. This experience means that I not only bring my camera, but also the knowledge and know-how required to capture great photographs. When photographing weddings I have learned how to be present while also being invisible! I believe my job is not just to photograph big moments, but to quietly capture the little ones also. I always come prepared and always have a plan B and plan C – whatever it takes to get the perfect shot.
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Not all wedding photographers in Cork offer the same high level of service. An important part of a wedding day is the preparation the happy couple goes through from getting up in the morning to arriving at the wedding location. Both of their homes will be a busy hive of activity. I will be there to capture that special frisson in those final moments the bride spends with her family prior to becoming a married woman, the arrival of excited bridesmaids and the transformation they make from their travelling clothes to beautiful dresses, hair and make-up.
Capturing the activities at the groom’s is just as important, and I spend time there too. The hours before the wedding give me the opportunity to take personal portrait photographs of the bride and groom as they stand on the threshold of their life changing event. After the service, I again spend time with the happy couple to capture those early special moments.
Your Wedding Guests
I will be outside the wedding location when guests begin to arrive. My approach is as unobtrusive as possible; they won’t even know I’m there. I will record, on film for posterity; the smiles of family members who haven’t seen each other for a while and the delight they derive from catching up with one another.
The photographs will testify to the nervous tension of the groom’s party as they await the arrival of the bride and the growing sense of excitement amongst guests. Young children love weddings too; they create an opportunity for them to see cousins and friends, and I will photograph their play. Moving on to the reception, I will provide a pictorial record of the formalities and speeches as well as lots of photographs of your guests having a great time.
Awards Received, Training and Experience
When it comes to the quality of my work, I am happy to point out that I have been the recipient of a number of prestigious Wedisson awards. Wedisson recognises wedding photographers internationally for the quality of their work. Over the 20 years I have operated as a wedding photographer Cork, I have photographed a wide variety of weddings. A wedding may be a first time for the couple involved and they may be apprehensive and anxious for everything to go well. I find it helps to reassure them that their wedding certainly isn’t a first for me as I have been photographing two weddings a week for as long as I can remember. This means they have one less thing to worry about because I will produce the very best portfolio of photos they can imagine.
It doesn’t matter where your wedding takes place, my camera and I can be there with you. I cover both East and West Cork, city and countryside. Once I know where your wedding is taking place, I’d be happy to recommend the best locations nearby. The beautiful Georgian Church at Triskel Christchurch is a popular venue as is Blair’s Cove in West Cork. Or what about Cobh Harbour? Some couples choose to have photos taken at the County Bounds between Cork and Kerry. If you want to stay in the city, there are havens there too, such as St Peter’s Church. I don’t have to remind you about the often unpredictable nature of the weather in Cork. I will use interior shots of your wedding hotel when it becomes simply impossible to work outside. I have worked with all the following hotels, to name a few:
- Ballinacurra House
- Castlemartyr Hotel
- Fota Island Resort
- The Kingsley Hotel
- Hayfield Manor
- Maryborough House
- Inchydoney Hotel
I can also produce a portfolio of your engagement celebrations. I will capture the high points of the event along with intimate moments and everything in between. We have some excellent locations for engagement shoots. Blarney Castle and its famous stone has, over the generations, been very popular for engagements as has Fitzgerald Park. Not far from my Wedding Photographer Cork studio is Crosshaven Harbour and pier. I always incorporate seasonal features into my work, such as bluebells in spring or falling autumn leaves. I can, at your request, do the shoot anywhere you choose, although that may not be part of an all-inclusive package and there may be an additional fee levied. Just inquire.
Best wedding photographer Cork
Being regarded as one of the best wedding photographer in Cork is not a boast I make lightly. However, when you understand the amount of work I put into recording your special event, I think you will find that I give incredible value for money. Before the big day I spend time getting to know the bride and groom. I find this helps me to capture their true essence on film. I have a natural affinity with people of all kinds, and I soon help them to relax. I will gently direct proceedings so that guests feel comfortable. My approach is very much present but invisible and I let people know when and where they will be needed. I’m candid but relaxed; I’m present but invisible. I see so many wedding photos spoiled by cheesy poses and awkward looking groups, whereas I strive to make every photograph as natural as possible. Throughout your event, I will work closely with the co-ordinator at the hotel to make sure everything goes swimmingly. You won’t be surprised to learn that as the best wedding photographer in Cork I am on the recommended list of many wedding venue hotels.
Other Services Provided
Operating the best wedding photographer Cork service doesn’t prevent me from undertaking other types of work. I am always in big demand for family shoots, and I work with the county’s estate agents and home owners to produce portfolios that will show properties in their very best light. Commercial photography is another speciality. A recent example includes a project for Matterport which takes the form of a 3D tour. I have many testimonials from across the business spectrum that speak for the quality of my work and my approach.
For all your photographic needs and superlative wedding photography, just give the office a call to find out how we can help.