Mary & Ivan, The Clare Inn, Dromoland

Back to the beautiful county of Clare for this gorgeous wedding of Mary and Ivan. Scorching sunshine, clear blue skies and smiles all around were the order of the day as Mary and Ivan were married in Bunratty. They’re just a fantastic couple, and surrounded themselves for the day with a great bunch of friends and family. It was an honour and a pleasure to capture their day.

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Every wedding is different, but to create one that’s truly unique is no easy task. Orla and Trevor managed it without a doubt with their fantastic wedding in Trudder Lodge. Brilliant bow ties, cool camper vans and an incredible, rainforest-esque setting at Trudder Lodge made this wedding truly unique and spectacular. Narrowing down photos for the blog was not easy!

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Anne & Conor, The Armada, Spanish Point

Have you ever seen a more beaming bride than Anne? If the secret to making your wife that happy is being able to iron your own shirts, well then I’m in trouble! Whatever it is, Conor has it, as his beautiful bride Anne was radiant all day. Anne & Conor were married in one of the west’s most beautiful towns, Miltown Malbay. Their reception was in the Armada hotel, with the stunning scenery of the Atlantic coastline behind us.

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Maeve & Enda, Barberstown Castle

It was all smiles at the wonderful wedding of Maeve & Enda. Fr Frank set the tone for the day with a warm, welcoming, beautiful wedding ceremony in Kinsealy, before Maeve & Enda braved the cold of Malahide Castle for some photographs. Barberstown Castle played host to the celebrations, in a gorgeous reception with open fires at every turn. It makes me want to be back there!

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Carol & Michael, Dunboyne Castle

Here is a wedding that is long overdue on the blog, the gorgeous wedding of Carol & Michael in Dunboyne Castle from back in July. Perfect weather, fantastic guests, a bridal party who were completely nuts and a bride and groom who couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Simply a perfect wedding to photograph!

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Evelyn & Michael, Luttrellstown Castle

There could be no better wedding to restart the blog than the jaw droppingly stunning wedding of Evelyn and Michael. Evi and Mike travelled home from Australia to be married in Clondalkin, and later travelled to the heavenly surroundings of Luttrellstown Castle to celebrate their wedding.

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Big Changes at a Little Studio

You may have noticed that the blog has been a little light on content lately. It has, quite simply, been an absolute whirlwind the past couple of months and I’m very glad to be finally through to the other side!

As many of you know, my mother had been seriously ill and in Beaumont Hospital for almost 2 years. During the summer, there were times when it looked like she would never be well enough to leave. In August, she made the brave decision to undergo a very high risk operation, an experimental procedure with a very high chance of not surviving it. Thankfully she beat the odds and came through it with flying colours, and on September 1st, she went home for the first time since October 2011. I can’t even begin to describe our relief and elation to bring Mam home.

Unfortunately, she was home just a few short weeks when she slipped and fell, breaking her hip in the process. So, she’s back in hospital again, but making progress and will hopefully be home again soon.

Over the past few months I’ve had some lovely messages from clients, past and present, with good wishes for my mother and family, so I just wanted to thank you all. To those of you who have had to wait a little longer for albums, galleries and prints over the summer, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding.

So, what are the ‘Big Changes’ I mentioned in the title?

Well, I’ve decided to try out this wedding lark for myself and popped the question to my other half last month. She said yes, and we’ll be tying the knot ourselves next August!

And if that wasn’t enough of a change, we also moved house. Not just to a different town, or a different county, but to a different province! I am now an adopted Connacht man, living in Co. Roscommon. In Boyle, to be precise!

And as if planning a wedding and moving house wasn’t enough, I also decided to throw in a studio move on top of it all! So, from this point on, Visionary Photography headquarters is now proudly situated on The Crescent, Boyle, Co Roscommon! The studio used to be the old dance hall in Boyle, is steeped in history and makes an absolutely perfect studio space. As I type this, there are tradesmen milling about the place getting it ready for an official launch at the end of the month.

So, what does that mean for existing clients who have bookings with me? Don’t be worrying, not a thing will change for you. I still have the Dublin studio for a while and will continue to carry out shoots and meetings there. I still plan to make regular Dublin visits, so will arrange to meet new clients in either Dublin or Boyle, whichever suits them best!

If anyone out there is thinking about planning a house move, a studio move and an engagement all in the same month… you need your head examined! I can just about breathe again but am delighted to say that normal service will now resume. The blog will once again be getting regular content, starting tomorrow!

If you find yourself travelling down the N4 and you fancy dropping in for a coffee, please do! You’ll find the studio situated proudly beside the clock tower in Boyle Town Centre!

The Wedding of Sarah & Garret, Rathsallagh House

I can’t help but smile when I look through the 500 photos from Sarah & Garret’s wedding. A fantastic couple and a beautiful venue, topped off with sunshine, made for a stunning wedding to photograph.

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Kim & Brian, Dromquinna Manor

Looking at these pics and you’d be forgiven for thinking the wedding of Kim & Brian took place on the French Riviera. It was, in fact, in the gorgeous town of Kenmare, followed by a reception in Dromquinna Manor. Stunning sunshine, a surprise boat trip, great music and lots of fun were the orders of the day!

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Maura & Bart, Carton House

The Irish Open wasn’t the only big event in Carton House in June, as it also played host to the gorgeous wedding of Maura and Bart. A downpour after the ceremony in Staplestown, Donadea, did little to dampen the spirits as Irish and Belgian guests celebrated together in style back in Carton.

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