Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Niamh & Alan - The Landmark Hotel

Alan is a neighbour of mine, Niamh isn't from too far down the road either, their wedding took place in Boyle, with the reception in The Landmark in Carrick, so this one was really on home turf. Alan and his Dad Ernie were still in their wellies when I popped by on the way to Niamh's house- a farmer's work is never done - even when there's a big wedding on in a couple of hours' time.

Following Josephine & Lindsey, Niamh completed my hat-trick of beautiful beauticians - she works in the Ciúnas Spa in Cromleach Lodge, another fine local venue. Again, Gráinne was busily at work when I arrived, on what was a fine sunny morning. If the sun comes out, Autumn light is beautiful to work with. There is a quality to it that you just don't get in June or July, when it tends to be almost too bright and contrasty. And the afternoon sunshine is great as the sun is lower in the sky, casting a warm glow and long shadows.

If you're travelling from Boyle to Carrick, it's a no-brainer to stop in Lough Key Forest Park, so that's just what we did. Then it was on to The Landmark and the usual warm welcome from Trish & Emma. By the time we hit The Black Mint Bar all the hubub of the day had eased away and Alan and Niamh were able to completely forget about the camera and take a romantic few minutes together.

In the Facebook era, people often post pictures from weddings almost as they happen. Sometimes these are, frankly, pretty crap. So Niamh asked me if I could post one on her Facebook page. It's not something I'd ever done before, but it was nice to see them getting lots of "likes" and especially to see that Niamh is now using one as her Profile Pic and another as her Timeline Front Cover. So to all my future brides, (and there were two at Niamh's wedding), if you want to go to my woefully underused JR Photography Page and "Like", I'll do the same for you if you want.













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