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


Tarbert Lighthouse


Tarbert Lighthouse on the River Shannon in County Kerry

I recently purchased a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera with 18-55mm f2.8 and 14mm f2.8 lenses.  This is one of the first images I took with it while crossing the Shannon on the Tarbert to Killimer car ferry on a calm summers morning.

The X-E1 is a fantastic camera with stunning image quality, low noise and superb handling.  The lens are wonderfully sharp and the Optical Image Stabilisation on the XF 18-55 zoom lens works very well.  I intend posting more images and information on this camera as time allows.


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.


Winter Wedding


The current winter weather provided a beautiful backdrop for the wedding of Aisling and Pat on Saturday December 18th.  The wedding took place in Ballylongford, County Kerry and the reception was at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, County Limerick.  With freezing temperatures and roads like glass, plenty of time was allocated for travelling.

When we arrived at the hotel the open fire was calling to us, but photos with the snow was the priority and we got some beautiful images with the bridal party under the trees near the hotel.  Despite the cold, the girls put on a great show and never shivered once.  We then headed for the fire, thawed out, and took some more photos with the couple and their parents.
When I was finished I had the hour and a half drive home that would usually take 35 minutes, but we had a great day and that was all that mattered.
Best of luck to Aisling and Pat for a wonderful happy life together.

Torc to recover

After the madness of last night, I decided to visit one of my favourite places today, Torc Waterfall in Killarney.  It was a beautiful day and the waterfall was in full flow so I had a great time trying to get some good shots of it.
Having a nice day to photograph the beautiful landscape of Kerry has been such a rarity this year that I had to jump at the chance.


What a night!


Very busy last night photographing the debs dance for the leaving certificate pupils of Causeway Comprehensive School, County Kerry, many the happy day I had there myself.   The dance was held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel near Tralee and a great night was had by all.  I can only begin to imagine what time they finished at…….
A dazzling array of beautiful girls and well groomed young men all in high spirits and ready to begin the rest of their lives with style.
Many thanks to the pupils for selecting me and to my good friends Ann and Ger for the wonderful help they gave me on the night.  I will have the pleasure of photographing their wedding in July 2010 🙂
Busy weekend ahead to sort and edit all the photographs and get them ready for printing.
Best of luck to the pupils in their future lives.