I’m not sure where to start with this Connemara wedding. As a photographer when you choose images for a blog you always want the good technical photographs to get in there, a good mix of that and the great moments from the day. But Tara and Chad’s wedding was a little different. Definitely not the regular wedding format, Tara and Chad just wanted the day to flow as it happened and everyone to have a good time. There was no set time for a ceremony, no family photos (even though we ended up doing 2 which I think is important) and no real structure for how the day should go. This is probably one of my favourite ways to shoot. Of course it’s not always gonna be that way, wedding days are timed and structured and thats perfectly fine and really quite helpful. But when you get a day that has no constraints it can really be liberating.
So it was hard to narrow this bunch of images down, mainly because the day was filled with so much great genuine emotion I wanted to include as much as I could without going over the top!! And then there’s Tara and Chad, they are just so natural in front of camera and also of course…. THE WEATHER. Clifden is absolutely beautiful but it doesn’t get many days like this, in fact when I asked the owner of the property how many days a year the weather is like this in Clifden his answer, given with a smirk was … eh about 4.. But then rain or shine the landscape is unmistakably incredible and we certainly got the best of it.
From the warm welcome when I first arrived, to the first look on the beach, to the beautiful ceremony on the edge of the cliffs the day was a photographic feast!!
Thanks to Tara and Chad for being so amazing, treating me like I was a guest and feeding me some of the best food I’ve had. You guys were brilliant to work with and I wish we could do it every year!
Due credit goes to:
Wedding Venue: Love Connemara Holiday Cottages
Evening Reception Venue: Mannions Bar and Restaurant
Tent and Furniture Rental : Reshape
Bride’s Attire: BHLDN and Aran Sweater Market
Groom’s Attire: ASOS