Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Carmel & Jimmy

A week after Siobhan and John's wedding, I was back in The Landmark again for Carmel & Jimmy's big day. This time I had Gerard Haughey with me, as Carmel & Jimmy had a special surprise planned for their guests. As well as having the benefit of a second photographer and all the extra coverage that brings, when we got back to the hotel Ger began downloading images and put together a fantastic slideshow of 150 pictures from the day which was shown on the big screens after dinner. When the lights came up there were people wiping their tears away all over the room. I haven't done a same-day slideshow before, but after this, I'm happy to do it again.

The day itself was great - I went to Carmel's, while Ger spent the morning with Jimmy and the boys. After the ceremony in Bornacoola, we stopped by the bridge in Drumsna, and caught the last of the beautiful warm evening sunlight. I've had experienced photographers tell me in the past "you must always shoot with the light, not against it", but I love to shoot into low sunlight, and get the flare and the glare and the sillhouettes and all that comes with it.

As Ger & I left The Landmark, the two mad lads from The Looney Hoppers were warming up for the evening and it promised to be a very lively night. Jimmy was looking just as relaxed and satisfied as he does in the last picture below. Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet and a beautiful new wife...









Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back to Blog

Due to the Christmas rush and trying to hit deadlines for album delivery etc, as well as having quite a few weddings on, I had to suspend the Blog for a while. Just when I was ready to get back to it, my O2 broadband stopped working for a fortnight. Thankfully all seems to be back in order again now.

So there are quite a few things to catch up on. The first one is Siobhan & John's wedding back on November 6th. After a nice morning, it turned into a wet, dark day in Ballinamore, where the ceremony took place. However, as we drove to The Landmark, the skies cleared and the sun came out. By the time we got to the hotel, there was a beautiful golden sunset behind the bridge in Carrick, so we hurried down to the water. 60 seconds later, the heavens opened, but it was just long enough to get a couple of shots. If you look closely, you can see the raindrops on the surface of the water in the shot of Siobhan and John. Luckily, The Landmark's star wedding planner/co-ordinatior/manager/master of ceremonies Patricia was on hand with the umbrellas to keep the everyone dry as we dashed back to the hotel.

Lots more to come over the next few days, so come back for a look....





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