Una & Piers
Back in May 2017 I had the absolute pleasure of shooting for Una & Piers at their intimate Malin Head wedding – literally at the top of Ireland overlooking the sea. It was a tiny family and best friends only affair which really pulled at the heart strings, with a ceremony in a gorgeous church followed by their reception at the Beech Hill in Derry. Having never been to Malin Head before I headed up really early to check out some great photo spots and it did not disappoint – the scenery is STUNNING! If you haven’t been I urge you to go! Una rocked an incredible alternative style blue hand embroidered dress which the beautiful Irish scenery only complimented. The grey, stormy skies and seas only added to the atmosphere – cloudy days make for great photos!!! Which is a good thing since we live in Ireland and the sun seems to forget us a lot of the time. I could have taken them out for days to do photos – I mean if you give a photographer that much to work with they’re gonna be happy! But since I only had a short time we made the most of it and headed out to the cliffs.
There’s something to be said about being wedding photographer at a cosy, intimate wedding. There’s a closeness to it and it felt really special to be a little part of it. I’ve been lucky enough to do a few weddings like that this year and you really end up feeling like part of the family. I try to keep a really relaxed feel to the day and capture real, happy moments without staging them or adding lots of filters and effects afterwards. In my work it’s all about the couple and the day and those moments you’ll want to look back on. Your photos should be timeless and honest and when you have the chance to really chat to everyone in the group and put everyone at ease it makes that so much more obvious in the pictures so here’s a selection from Una & Pier’s wedding day.