Clare Island Engagement Photography | Ashley & Don

Let’s hear if for an amazing Clare Island, Co. Mayo, engagement session. She said ‘yes!’. Thank you Ashley & Don. B

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

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

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

Castlerosse Wedding Photography | Paula & Bradley

Loving the sun these days. Cork met Durban, in Killarney, as Paula & Bradley wed at Castlerosse. Thanks you all! B

Wedding Photography Cork | Matted Classic Album | 14×10 | Maeve & WIll

This is a fabulous Mint Buckram (a linen material) covered 14×10 inch (opening to 14×20 inch), vertical, Pagemount Wedding Album with Mist Mats and Ivory Pages. Hot off the press and collected by a very happy Bride and Groom earlier today. The album is completely hand made, even down to the old-school metal page edge protectors. The colour and finish of it is just amazing. Twoards the end of the post you’ll see a smaller copy Parent Album (7×5 inch) in a velvet bag. They picked up two of these – one for each of their sets of Parents for Christmas. Love it x 2. BT

Fota Island Wedding Photography | Deirdre & Derek

Would you believe we just found these scrabble pieces at Fota Island Resort and added the wedding ring? Of course we didn’t – it was all organised! Thank you Deirdre & Derek. B

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

Dunmore House Wedding Photography | Cliona & Brian

A memory from Cliona & Brian’s Dunmore House Wedding. Thank you for a fabulous day! B

The Europe Wedding Photography | Cliona & Matthew

Was great to let the hair down at The Europe for an early season wedding in Kerry. More images from this day to follow. Thank you Cliona and Matty! B

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

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 | Matted Classic 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 Classic Matted 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

Castle Durrow Wedding Photography | Niamh & Gavin

Niamh & Gavin’s wedding at Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix and Castle Durrow, Co. Laois. Have been going to this venue for nearly ten years now and each time you can find a new area to work in. Of course, having exceptionally relaxed Bride and Groom always helps. Niamh and Gavin are taking their honeymoon later in the year when we are in the depths of winter, good thinking guys! Thank you again for some great memories. 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

Castlemartyr Wedding Photography | Eileen & Derek

Eileen and Derek were married recently 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 to myself and Paschal 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

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

Inchydoney Lodge Wedding Photography | Eimear & Brian

Love this time of the year. Rain, wind and leaves. We took this image in Bandon before heading onto Inchydoney Lodge and Spa. Much thanks to all. B

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 me! BT