Claire and Liam, St Patrick’s , Holywell Belcoo and the Abbey Hotel ,Donegal Town

Claire and Liam’s wedding day was perfect with the most beautiful weather, wonderful families and a beautiful bride. It was a pleasure to photograph another family wedding and to be surrounded by so many lovely children. My only problem has been in choosing photos from so many photographic opportunities on the day and it’s going to be fun to choose the photos for the album.CLA_3967ssandra armstrong photographysandra armstrong photographysandra armstrong photographysandra armstrong photographysandra armstrong photography
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Sam and Collette’s Wedding

Sam and Collette had their wedding at Court Farm in Ditchling, East Sussex in the most perfect summer weather. When i visited their cottage in the morning Collette’s fridge was full of film and a little bit of alcohol.She captured some of the day herself with vintage cameras and an amazing panoramic device. There were lots of artistic details with handmade invitations and favours and the level of organisation wasn’t really surprising at a wedding of two teachers.It was a pleasure to take their wedding photos and i hope they’re having a great honeymoon. FIA_8502sFIA_8512sFIA_8518sFIA_8525sLEO_1497_ppsLEO_1496_ppsLEO_1546sLEO_1608_ppsLEO_1687sLEO_1686sLEO_1621sLEO_1631sLEO_1662sLEO_1697sFIA_8724sLEO_1802sLEO_1650sLEO_1683sFIA_8907sFIA_8906sLEO_1749sFIA_8641sLEO_1822_ppsLEO_1841sLEO_1870_ppsLEO_1848sLEO_1846sFIA_8818sLEO_1991sLEO_1903sLEO_1930sLEO_2062sLEO_1993sLEO_1782sLEO_1977_ppsLEO_2066sLEO_2128sLEO_2164sLEO_2280sLEO_2260sLEO_1889_ppsLEO_2422sLEO_2561rLEO_2685sLEO_2715sLEO_2725sFIA_9043sFIA_9057sFIA_8715sFIA_9049sFIA_9076FIA_9143s

Natalie and Eamonn’s Wedding

Natalie and Eamonn had a beautiful Christmas wedding in Mullaghdun Chapel, Belcoo, followed by  the Abbey Hotel in Donegal town.It was a friendly relaxed wedding which went so smoothly and I really was made to feel welcome. Eamonn and groomsmen arrived at the chapel in classic Toyota twincams and  a starlet and somehow that twincam noise just never leaves you.

Natalie was a calm and relaxed bride and the staff of the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town provided an amazing meal with the greatest of ease for the large number of guests.

Congratulations to them both.

 

Wedding photography tips continued

  • Remember the very best photos are totally unposed
  • Water, don’t forget to drink water. Have a water bottle with you… especially if it is hot outside.
  • Remember that everything takes longer than anticipated
  • The bride needs to make it clear what she expects from her bridesmaids.Can you go to the toilet unaided,who touches up your make up?
  • If you’re likely to receive money or gift vouchers  on the day think about what you’re going to do with them.I know a bride who remembered she’d been given gift envelopes the morning after her wedding and it took days to remember who she gave them to.

Darbi G Photography has some great tips on her blog. Please follow the link below

http://blog.darbig.com/2008/08/do-you-want-photogenic-wedding.html

Wedding tips from photographers

I belong to some excellent online photographic forums and one discussion recently has been around the best advice you would give to a bride. This could take several posts but the following are the most important for me:

  • During the kiss, kiss for longer or kiss twice
  • Choose your bouquet carefully and discuss with your florist how you’re going to carry it, remember that your height and dress style will impact on this. A well chosen bouquet is a real god send to a photographer and will help to provide a focal point in so many of your photos

 

  • Delegate as much as you possibly can, why save a few pounds by doing the invites if you’ll stress yourself out over it
  • Walk slowly down the aisle, enjoy the moment and make eye contact with your friends and loved ones. It makes all the difference to your  photos
  • Tell the photographer if you’re wearing special earrings,if you’ve received a special present on the morning of the wedding,is your elderly godmother at the wedding……
  • Don’t stress over the small stuff
  • Don’t feel that young children need to be told to smile or say cheese.Let their personality show through, trust your photographer

 

  • Have fun, show your emotions,don’t worry too much about watching the photographer. If they need you to look at them, they’ll tell you so

To be continued………