One year of our youngest....

365 days ago we met Jonas (the bonus) in the flesh for the first time.  I can't say i felt overly comfortable walking about the maternity ward with a camera, i tried to be discreet and sensitive.  Although the staff, especially in the operating room, were very cool and i think they found the whole idea quite exciting.  I'm grateful for all the staff within the Causeway Hospital that day for their love, care and smiles.  

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Vanessa & Owen - Portrush Wedding

Vanessa and Owen travelled from Australia to get married in Owen's home town of Portrush at the end of last year, before re-locating to a new life in Oregon.  They kept everything on home turf by hosting the evening party at Owen's families pub, just a stones throw from their reception venue, 55 degrees north.  A brilliant, chilled out day for their friends and family, on a mild December day. They nailed this one!!

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Katharine & Blayne - Drenagh House Wedding

We couldn't be happier to be sharing this beautiful wedding at Drenagh House that we shot in September with Katharine & Blayne.  We knew from the get-go that there would lots of us to gush over as both Katharine's sister and mum are florists at uber popular FloralEarth and Katharine herself works in the fashion industry. The dress... the dress! No words needed, just look! And Blayne kept up his side of the bargain by getting his suit handmade by Dee Graham and he just looked top dollar :) Let's not forget the epic cake table with Ursa Minor Bakehouse Donuts.... oh my!

 

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Dan & Lois - Tullyveery House Wedding

You know it's a good day when The Red Arrows make a random surprise appearance just as you're saying your vows!  Dan and Lois brought their elegance, beauty and families to beautiful Tullyveery House.  We loved their style and relaxed ceremony, and any party with The Gents band and s'mores is a winner in our eyes.  Lois's cousin handmade her wedding dress which was just incredible, what a talent and how significant. Unfortunately Tolly, Heneretta and Bernadette couldn't make it over from London...their cat and two chickens.  

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Scott & Vic, Downings Wedding, Donegal.

What a privilege to join with Scott & Vic as they pulled their clans together, back to where they met while holidaying for years as kids.  Beautiful Downings Bay in Donegal couldn't have been a nicer spot to celebrate  their day... the weather played ball and we couldn't have asked for more (and a first for Tim getting to photograph a groom getting ready in a sweet caravan at Melmore Head, beaut!)

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Rachel & Ryan - Causeway Hotel Wedding, North Coast Ireland

Rachel and Ryans North Coast wedding was simply dreamy.  It was our first time shooting a wedding in theCauseway Hotel (somewhere we both often (as children) visited for Sunday roasts!) but it proved to be an awesome venue and we would totally recommend it for anyone looking for a great venue on the North Antrim Coast.  And being right next to the Giants Causeway for your wedding photos is just a brilliant bonus.  Check it out...

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Claire & Alex - Larchfield Estate Wedding

It's been a good while since we blogged, I have a baby and 2 other kids to blame for that, alongside a busy summer of weekly weddings and emails through the roof! So time to change that and show off some nice fresh photos of wedding goodness...  

We'll kick things off with Claire & Alex's daft punk-japenese-80's video game inspired wedding at Larchfield Estate in County Down.  

So much love for this...

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Best of 2015...

Two thousand and fifteen, you've been kind to us.  Not with the weather, that made life tricky at about 80% of our weddings, but with our sweet couples, families and friends.  We knew when we sat down to chose these images that if we thought about it too long we'd have problems, so we did a quick whizz through some of the moments that stand out in our heads...

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Shannon & David - Old Court Chapel, Strangford

We had a blast enjoying a day of elegance and excellence. An old fashioned love story between Shannon and David.   Old Court Chapel is an absolute haven set beside Strangford lough. From the beautiful old church to the unique barn room dance floor, it really is high up there on our list of best wedding venues in Northern Ireland.   Guests were treated to a cocktail of rain and sunshine...classic Irish weather for those visiting from across the water...  The wedding was helped come to life by the fantastic Floral Earth, catering by The Yellow Door, and hair and make up by Lynette Murray & Ashley Morhej, both such talented girls and a great team to work alongside!

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4 point 5 of us....

Changes are coming for our wee family... 4 will become 5 in February and having made the transition to 2 kids at school/nursery this autumn (and lots more kid-free time!) we'll be back to all-things-baby in 3 months time!  So we're squeezing all we can out of our free mornings... walking, running (while I still can), coffee breaks galore, netflix and just taking things at a nice pace.

 And with this gorgeous autumn weather we've been given, we jumped at the chance (finally) to take what could well be one of our last sets of photos as a foursome.  Olivia (6) and Jude (3) are at such a great wee stage, we have a lot of laughs, and Tim and I just adore being with them and lapping up our surroundings together. SO thankful we get to live where we do, it just never gets old!  

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Colin & Claire - Crom Castle Wedding

Crom Castle feels like a dream.  It has a knack of transporting you to another world, where time stands still.  Surrounded by calm waters and lush green fields, you get lost in it all. 

It was a joy to hear about Claire and Colin's vision in advance, and they nailed it!  Their guests were treated to an adventure, which made this wedding all the more unique.  Beautiful from start to finish.  

C&C, thanks for having us along for the ride!

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Paul & Debra - Mussenden Temple Wedding

Paul and Debra brought the party to the north coast! We loved these guys. Another fearless couple that take risks and break some rules. They planned their day their way. Floral crown, sharp suits, epic temple, slick cars, shades, killer dj set, confetti with a capital C and a lush sunset.   If you're going to bring half of your wedding guests over from London this is the way to do it...

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Matt & Ariana - North Coast Cliff Top Wedding

Matt and Ariana had a dream and it was a complete pleasure to document it unfolding. These guys live in Philadelphia, Matt moved away from Northern Ireland when he was 6 so for him and his family this was the right place.  There ceremony was indeed special.  They only decided on the location (at Dunseverick Castle) the day before and had their 2 dads, who are both pastors marry them -  Ariana brought her Greek routes into the day by having a Greek crowning ceremony which was just beautiful. These are two incredibly trusting and generous people. Their love and faith is infectious and I can honestly say this day has changed us. We will never see Antrim coastline in the same way again...

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Hannah & Stevie - Portrush Wedding

"Smell the sea and feel the sky 

Let your soul and spirit fly"

Van Morrison

We are delighted to bring you this inspiring Portrush couple. Stevie, Hannah and her family run two north coast shops which we love, Off The Wall and A Broader Picture. Both put a high value on quality and attention to detail. If you're around the north coast be sure to pop in.

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PK & Erin - County Down Engagement Session....

It all started when we were at a friends house for dinner, and PK happened to be there too... while he was chatting I couldn't get my best buddie Erin, out of my head.  I 'subtly' kicked Tim under the table and then decided to announce that PK needed to meet this special girl... One of his first questions about her was something along the lines of "could she toss a bale of hay??!"

It seems she can :) 

 

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Ben & Olivia - Ulster Museum Wedding, Belfast

One of our first weddings this season and what a way to kick things off! When we met up with Ben & Olivia a few weeks before their wedding we knew it was going to be special.  The twinkle they both have in their eyes is something else, and Olivia's contagious laugh and ability to see the funny side in life is a gift from above (the gene clearly runs in their lovely families!). 

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Bikes, beer, books and beauty - Copenhagen

In October we headed off to Copenhagen, a culture we've wanted to experience for a while.  We like to get away for a few days each year, together, just us, exploring somewhere new. Our few days were pretty simple; run, eat, cycle, read, drink, repeat.

We don't take it for granted that we have able and willing parents to help with Liv and Jude, a true blessing.

Copenhagen, you blew us away, here's to the next time.

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Anneliese & Oliver - Tullyveery House Wedding

We are so happy to bring a bit of celtic love to the blog. It was great to have so many Welsh visitors blown away by our wee countries summer sun...it's like this all the time sure!

Moving from seaside Hollywood through the countryside to the elegant Tullyverry house was the perfect way to spend the day. Escaping a few times with the bride and groom was effortless and these guys were so comfortable with one another, it was a dream.

This is Ollie and Annie...

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Another year, another September...

This time last year we brought the kids down to the beach with our cameras as we felt the summer was drawing to a close and did some family photos of them (you can see that blog here!)  In the last week or so we've had some more gorgeous weather this September, and thought we'd do something similar again - maybe we'll make it an annual shoot?!

We are beyond thankful that we get to live in such a stunning part of the world, it just never gets old and we try to remind the kids everyday how special a place this is - it's easy for them to take it for granted.  These pictures barely do it justice!

Here's to autumn 2014....

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