Clodagh & Denis Wedding – The Devon Inn

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Clodagh Kennelly and Denis McMahon at The Church of Assumption, Loughill, Co. Limerick.  Their reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick.   Many thanks to them for asking me to share in their special day and I wish them every health and happiness in their lives together.  AK_140920_0028 AK_140920_0029 AK_140920_0034 AK_140920_0042 AK_140920_0049 AK_140920_0057 AK_140920_0063 AK_140920_0068 AK_140920_0088 AK_140920_0110 AK_140920_0113 AK_140920_0119 AK_140920_0122 AK_140920_0126 AK_140920_0137 AK_140920_0139 AK_140920_0140 AK_140920_0144 AK_140920_0156 AK_140920_0161 AK_140920_0170 AK_140920_0176 AK_140920_0179 AK_140920_0181 AK_140920_0188 AK_140920_0201 AK_140920_0203 AK_140920_0209 AK_140920_0211 AK_140920_0214 AK_140920_0227 AK_140920_0234 AK_140920_0237 AK_140920_0244 AK_140920_0251 AK_140920_0258 AK_140920_0291 AK_140920_0321 AK_140920_0334 AK_140920_0363 AK_140920_0376 AK_140920_0440 AK_140920_0460 AK_140920_0462 AK_140920_0503 AK_140920_0516 AK_140920_0522 AK_140920_0530 AK_140920_0535 AK_140920_0545 AK_140920_0552 AK_140920_0557 AK_140920_0563 AK_140920_0571 AK_140920_0573 AK_140920_0576 AK_140920_0580 AK_140920_0585 AK_140920_0587 AK_140920_0590 AK_140920_0597 AK_140920_0604 AK_140920_0607 AK_140920_0620 AK_140920_0625 AK_140920_0626 AK_140920_0629 AK_140920_0631 AK_140920_0632 AK_140920_0639 AK_140920_0647 AK_140920_0662 AK_140920_0667 AK_140920_0678 AK_140920_0683 AK_140920_0687 AK_140920_0689 AK_140920_0691 AK_140920_0695 AK_140920_0698


Dublin Cityscapes

Some images from various trips to Dublin, all taken with the fuji X-E1 system and 18-55mm and 14mm Fuji lens.

Kelly & Brian Wedding – The Armada Hotel Spanish Point

I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kelly and Brian on Saturday March 1st 2014.  The wedding ceremony was at St Flannan’s Church, Lisdeen County Clare followed by reception at The Armada Hotel Spanish Point.  On the way to the reception the wedding party stopped at Garrihy’s Pub in Moyasta for some refreshments.  The Armada Hotel holds a special place in the couples hearts as it was here that they first met.  Brian’s family made the long trek from his native Canada for the wedding and thoroughly enjoyed the landscape, the people and the celebrations.

Kelly and Brian are a wonderful couple and I wish them every health and happiness in their married lives.


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2013 Printable Calendar

Meenogahane 2013


A high resolution printable calendar for 2013 is available in the downloads section of my website.  The calendar features an image of Meenogahane in County Kerry.

I hope you like it.


Black & White Workshop

A big Thank You to Listowel Camera Club for asking me to give a talk on black and white photography on Monday night.  We had a great attendance and a very lively question and answer session through the night.  Special thanks to Ger Roche and Jim Doolin for the invite and for co-ordinating the event.  Its always a pleasure to attend their club nights and I would encourage anyone with an interest in photography to visit them and become a member of their very active club.


Black And White Photography Talk


I will be giving a talk to the members of Listowel Camera Club on black and white photography on Monday the 26th of March at The Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road. They are a very active club and I have had the pleasure of working with them on many occasions. I am looking forward to a lively session with lots of questions, example images and some tutorials.


Neil van Nierkerk Workshop II


The Neil van Neikerk workshop which was held at the Portmarnock Hotel recently was a wonderful experience.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable day which was packed with useful information and practical sessions.  Neil has a fantastic ability to make learning easy with a relaxed presentation and style that comes from years of experience.  He was accompanied on the day by his assistant Jessica and with beautiful models Roz Purcell and Hannah Devane on hand, we could not ask for more.  We were also very lucky with the weather for the outdoors portrait sessions, and it held dry for the day with a soft light that made for some great shooting.
Neil displayed the on camera flash techniques for which he is justifiably regarded, as well as using video light for dramatic portrait lighting.  The Portmarnock Hotel provided some lovely locations for the sessions and we certainly distracted a lot of The All Ireland Football Final fans when they caught eye of the models.
Thanks especially to Liam Ramsell of Pro Foto Training for brining Neil to Ireland and organising the event so well.  It was amazing value and I could not recommend it highly enough.
I intend posting some shots from the workshop here and on my website in the coming weeks.

Check out Neils site for tons of information………..


Neil van Niekerk Workshop


I am really looking forward to the Neil van Niekerk workshop in Dublin on Sunday September 18th 2011.  I have been a big fan of his work and missed the opportunity to attend on his last visit to Ireland.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake this time and jumped at the chance to get a place.  For anyone unfamiliar with Neil, check out his website which is always full of great advice and wonderful examples of his work.  
The workshop is being organised by Liam Ramsell of Pro Foto Training.

Causeway comprehensive School Debs Dance 2011


It was another fantastic night photographing the students from Causeway Comprehensive School, Co. Kerry as they enjoyed their debs dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee.  I cant believe how fast another year has passed and that a new group of students are ready to face the world.  It was a wonderful night despite the wind and rain and it certainly did not dampen their enthusiasm.  Ballyroe Heights Hotel is a wonderful location and its always a joy to work there.  Many thanks to the hotel management and staff for their help on the night and to the Principal and Vice Principal of Causeway School for hiring me again to photograph this wonderful night.
Best of luck to the the students for the future.