Kinsale Wedding Photography | Emily & Scott

Been a whirlwind couple of weeks, away from the office so much….anyway. Here’s a few snips. Emily & Scott got married in Kinsale, Co. Cork. More to follow….BT

K-Club Wedding Photography | Esmé & Kevin

I can still remember the e-mail Esmé sent me. ‘We would like to book you, we’re long time fans of your work..’. A deposit arrived the next day. A couple of months later we met in Dublin and I found out what long time meant. Esmé had been working with one of my first clients, Rachel, who’s wedding I photographed way back in 2003 in Booterstown. She had seen the album when Rachel brought it to work and said ‘I’ll be booking Brian when the time comes…’. Happy days! Esmé and Kevin married last month on a lovely (somewhat showery) autumnal day in Ranelagh Church and onto The K-Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare. I witnessed an amazing day being had by all and a couple of former clients popped up in the congregation – as often happens. I’ll miss Esmé & Kevin’s upcoming wedding booking in my calendar. It’s was one of those bookings that you were looking forward to simply because of the story attached to it. And, like all good things, when it’s over you want to do it all again, buy alas, we all know that’s not how this life works. Having said that, who knows, maybe we’ll be seeing each other again at some friends weddings, maybe in 2014 or maybe 2021… ;-) BT

Wedding Photography Dublin | Matted Duo Album | 12×12 | Laura & Joe

When the Duo album was added to our range a couple of years ago it bridged a gap between the traditional and digital. It has two layout styles in one album. Images are set ‘inside’ the cut apertures with a space around them. The ‘storybook / digital’ feel comes from the full-bleed images you see every few pages. Laura & Joe chose an ivory cover, with ivory pages and mats (the part viewable between the set photo and the cut aperture). This album was embossed with the date of the wedding and two Parent Albums (copies of the main album design) were added, as gifts no doubt. I like to photograph finished albums before they leave our studio for their new homes. Wedding Albums don’t happen overnight, they take a while to get going – couples need to pick out images and materials but once I know the specifications an exciting process can start and it always thrills me to see one move through design, manufacture and onto completion. Long live the album! BT

Inchydoney Lodge Wedding Photography | Duo Album | 12×12 | Viv & Rory

Just before an album is collected I like to take some photographs of it. This is Viv and Rory’s 12×12 (opening to a 24×12 inch spread) bookbound album in Navy with cream pages. Chances are it will be the last time I’ll see it and it being the nett result of days of work from a process that may well have started years ago when the couple booked my services, it’s nice to document it. When I photograph them, it’s not really to show the images within, more to focus on the structure and build quality of them. It’s a shame when couples just get discs of images from weddings, I see it as an opportunity lost. Only an album can give context to a day, tell a story especially to, perhaps, a person who wasn’t at the actual wedding. The real joy in albums comes down the line though, when hopefully my clients will be on a rocking chair, with a grandchild on his / her / their lap(s) looking back at ‘the way we were’. And remember, albums don’t need to be plugged in and aren’t subject to the failure risks that Hard Drives and discs are prone to. Albums: I salute you. BT

Wedding Album Castle Durrow | Mounted Album | 12×12 | Niamh & Gavin

Some images from Niamh and Gavin’s wedding album before it heads off to it’s new home. It’s been handmade using the smoothest onyx black leather cover and images are inset under bevel cut apertures on the ivory pages. Images are printed on fine art stock (paper) and it’s front cover is embossed with their names and date of wedding. As I’ve always said albums don’t happen overnight,choosing the images, designing the spreads and applying tweaking the design all take time – but it’s always worth it. And while you can have any colour, not only black, this little number will stand the test of time and always be in fashion. BT

Ballinacurra House Wedding Photography | Rachel & Mark

Rachel is from Ireland and Mark the UK. It was one of those weddings that just flowed, I think it may have been a combination of the location – Ballinacurra House – and the weather that day. I got there early as always and spent some time with the lads, along with members of their wedding party. A temporary groom’s ‘belt’ emergency was sorted by Declan, the always helpful manager at Ballinacurra who offered his own in lieu! While this was going on Rachel was in the opposite wing of the house getting ready. It was fantastic as my travel was less inter-county this day. Their ceremony was held at St. Patrick’s, Knockavilla (near Innishannon). The 130 guests were joined by two gate-crashing birds who flew above their heads inside the Church throughout. After the meet and greet we all arrived back to the reception where water, Murphy’s and champagne cooled the sun-toasted guests. A most enjoyable day was had by all – including yours truly. ;-) BT

Mount Juliet Wedding Photography | Gail & Justin

Some images from Gail & Justin’s winter wedding at Thomastown and Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny. If they had gotten married in Cork I would have just had to walk 100 yards to start my work – we’re neighbours! A more central wedding location for the Cork and Meath familes was chosen and I have some fabulous memories from a wonderful day…BT

Wedding Photography Cork | Mounted Album | 12×12 | Lisa & Mark

Some images of Lisa and Mark’s finished wedding album which they collected recently. I like to snap a few images of albums before they leave me for their new homes. So much work goes into a wedding from initial meeting and booking, planning, wedding day coverage, editing of images, slideshow, high resolution DVD’s and then the design, production, assembly and delivery of the new family heirloom – ‘The Album’. Lisa and Mark went for a Mounted Album with a 12×12 inch cover (24×12 inch spread) with Ivory Pages. The Mounted Album has images set behind cut mounts giving it a very tactile feel across the page. The cover material was a ‘Gingerbread’ Micro Leather and it had both their names embossed in a real classic fashion. Fabulously smooth, it looked and felt amazing! Albums like this just get better with time….thank you again Lisa & Mark! BT

Trinity College Wedding Photography | Laura & Joe

Some images from Laura & Joe’s Trinity College Dublin wedding that I have just finished editing. A fabulous collection of people from Ireland, the UK and further afield. The sun shone and it was all good. Thank you Laura & Joe! BT


Wedding Photography Cork | Duo Album | 12×12 | Emily & Scott

You might remember Emily & Scott’s wedding in Kinsale I blogged a while back. Their 12×12 inch (opening to 12×24 inch spread) wedding album arrived today. It’s a Duo Album and it’s super-soft Vanilla Bean Micro Leather Cover is printed 1/2 cover with their chosen photograph. The Ivory and Mist pages frame the prints beautifully and tie in with the front cover colour. This particular order included a 5×5 inch Parent Album. Perfect keepsake! BT

Castlemartyr Wedding Photography | Eileen & Derek

Eileen and Derek were married at SMA Blackrock, Cork and had their reception at Castlemartyr Resort on the Saturday of the June weekend. It was one of those weeks where an Azores high rolled in and we all knew it would be a scorcher. An early start in Castlemartyr for some footie practice and then to Blackrock, the Crowley homestead, where fabulous lemon cake was served on arrival (was tempted to take the champagne offered ;). You can see how the day developed from then on in below. Thank you Eileen, Derek for booking, and I’m looking forward to getting you your wedding album down the line. BT

Barnabrow Wedding Photography | Michelle & Colm

Some images from Michelle & Colm’s Big Day. As you can see there was more than a passing reference to VW vehicles at this wedding. The weather was so good that the drop top on Austin’s VW California was kept down. I started at both their homes and then travelled onto UCC’s Honan Chapel for the Ceremony. We double parked (you get away with so much with ribbons on a car) in City Centre at the English Market, for that stroll, then finally zipped onto Barnabrow House in East Cork for the party. A great day full of happy details and even happier people. Some pictures of their wedding album to follow in due course. Thank you Michelle & Colm! BT

Ballyvolane House Wedding Photography | Linda & Damien

Some images from Linda and Damien’s wedding in Novohal Church and the fabulous Ballyvolane House, near Fermoy, Co. Cork. I photographed Linda’s sister, Sharon’s wedding previously so it was great to get back and meet them (and their new extended family) again. The girls wore some fabulous gold dresses made by Linda’s talented seamstress mother. Oh, and the weather gods looked kindly on us that day also! Seriously looking forward to getting back to Ballyvolane house, I might event book in for the night myself next time Justin and Jenny beware! Hope you are enjoying Barcelona, Linda, Damien. BT

Carrygerry House Wedding Photography | Jojanneke & Niall

Some images from Jojaneke & Niall’s wedding at Carrygerry House, Co. Limerick. New York, meets Holland, meets Ireland. A fabulous mix of people and creativity, and even song. Both Jo and Niall have now relocated to Europe so trips back to Holland and Ireland are that bit easier. Thanks for booking :) BT

London Wedding Photography | Catherine & Paul

It was a pleasure to cover Catherine & Paul’s wedding in London a few weeks ago. I met Catherine at a her friends wedding I was covering in Limerick a number of years forward to her day in London. As you can see from the images, it was a fabulous sunny drenched October day at Threadneedles Hotel and Skinner’s Hall. Many thanks to Catherine and Paul and all I met on the day! BT

Castle Oliver Wedding Photography | Kathryn & Dominic

What a great couple, and great location for this wedding. Flying out the door here to a wedding. Will write more when I get back!….*I’m now back!*….had a ball working with Kathryn and Dominic and their respective extended families. Both are from the greater Charleville area. Dominic being from Newtownshandrum a hurling mecca in North Cork. A balmy summer morning greeted me as we stared at his Father’s residence where we did a tour of the yard with some family members. Then onto Kathryn’s Parent’s house, which as you can see from the photographs, had some interesting little antiquities…and some fabulous cake and tea. I had to remind myself I was working as I was drawn into long conversation with Kathryn’s family. But we made it and a Chruch service in Charleville was followed by a short drive to Castle Oliver in Ardpatrick. what a venue, the pictures speak for themselves. Amazing statues, stunning views, lakes filled with carp. I was tempted to book in! Anyway, looking forward to getting you your wedding album Kathryn, Dominic – thanks for booking.

Cong Wedding Photography | Jennifer & Michael

Jennifer and Michael’s intimate wedding took me close to Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo, where the weather gods smiled on us all. Thank you for a most memorable day. BT

Co. Clare Wedding Photography | Megan & Neil

Megan and Neil travelled across the pond for their wedding in the Emerald Isle. We drove the high roads and by roads of Ballyvaughan and Doolin, Co. Clare to capture some beautiful images. Thank you and safe travels home! BT

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Duo Album | 12×12 | Fiona & Mick

This is Fiona and Mick’s 12×12 inch (opening to a 24×12 inch spread) Matted Duo Album which was delivered to it’s new owners just today. It features a contemporary Ivory leather cover, thick Ivory pages. The cover features an inset ‘cover motif’ with the couple’s names and date of wedding. You will also notice some of the pages are ‘double winged’ giving the album a very nice 3-dimensional effect when viewed. The album is full of both fabulous colour and timeless monochrome images – a mix that’s just right. I know this wedding album is going to be treasured by Fiona and Mick for generations to come. B

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Duo Album | 14×10 | Ciara & Tadhg

Some albums are slow burners, as you can see from the date on the cover of Ciara & Tadhg’s, but it can often be worth the wait. After a lot of thought and research we planned a ‘Gold Buckram’ covered 14×10 inch (28×10 spread) album from the Matted Range. The tactile panoramic spreads show off the wedding images with ivory mats, gold base page, gold page edging and gold tips. It also features a number of winged pages you won’t find in any other range. A memorable production, it’s got the midas touch for sure! Gold buckram has now been discontinued. BT