It has been six years since Santa brought me my first DSLR camera. After much pleading, he finally relented and sent me the journey I have now found myself on. It was an ambition born out of admiration for other local photographers work that ignited the spark of an idea that maybe I could do this. Maybe if I bought a camera, I could create something too.
I have never been so grateful to all the local people who have sent me emails, messages, words of encouragement, a thumbs up on Facebook. Every follower is appreciated and highly regarded. I don’t make much fuss or noise on Social Media. It is by choice. I prefer to concentrate on my editing, my work behind the scenes and the couples I am working with but believe me when I say, every single online follower, real life couple and their respective families that I have encountered are very special to me. They are permanently etched in my memory forever.
I have never ever complied a yearly review before. This is a first for me. I am often too busy to curate one but this year I made it a priority. It was extremely difficult to narrow down which images to include but I tried to concentrate on those images with real life emotion. The in-between bits are often the best. We have such amazing venues and locations in this country and the talent of local suppliers is just immense. For such a small place, we are really spoilt with such a wealth of talent and beauty. From florists, cake makers, wedding dress suppliers, MUAs, Hairdressers and beautiful locations, it is a joy to be able to witness it all coming together.
To my photographer friends who I shoot alongside and provide daily encouragement via messaging as we edit together in our respective offices, I look forward to seeing what next year will bring us all! you know who you are!
And to my couples.
Thank you so much.
You make it all happen and I wish you all luck as you go forward into 2018. Don’t be a stranger! x
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~ Thank you Roisin and Andy ~
~Thank you Aisling and Declan, see you next year! ~
~ Thank you Jane, Cormac and gorgeous wee Beau ~
~Thank you Terri and Paudie~
~Thank you Louise and Stephen~
~Thank you Aoife and Chris~
~Thank you Angela and Gerard~
~Thank you Allison and Peter, see you really soon!~
~Thank you Angela, Wayne and Penny~
~Big thank you to my former classmate and her family! Caroline and Darragh~
~Thank you Cara and Paul, looking forward to next year!~
~Thank you Julia and Florian and their friends, all the way from Austria!~
~Thank you Leanne and Nathan~
~Thank you Maria and Joe~
~Thank you Rachel and Sean~
~Thank you S + S~
~Thank you Seanin and Michael~
~Thank you Meghan and Adrian (and cars!)~
~Thank you Maria and Fergal~
~Thank you Ciara and Gary~
~Thank you to my last wedding couple of 2017, Anita and Philip~