Niki + Steven, an engagement photoshoot in Belfast … and Helen’s Bay


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I love my job. Did I say that already? So I did. Here’s one reason why: an engagement photoshoot showing just how much two people can make each other beam with happiness and contentment. I’m so looking forward to photographing … Continue reading

An engagement shoot with Catherine and James


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Catherine and James recently won an engagement shoot with me through Facebook. They’re a really romantic couple – and, as it happens, huge Dr Who fans. So much so, that James made a Tardis ring box for his proposal. I wanted … Continue reading

Jo & Jonny, an engagement shoot


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    A few weeks back, I met Jo and Jonny for this engagement shoot at the lovely Tollymore Forest Park. It’s a beautiful place and I was looking forward to shooting there. But what made the afternoon memorable was … Continue reading

Win an Engagement Photoshoot


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If you’re getting married either this year or next, here’s your chance to win an Engagement Photoshoot. If you win, you’ll also receive a complimentary professional print (any size up to 12*8 inches) set in a signature mount. To enter … Continue reading

My favorite shots from 2012


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  I can’t remember time ever flying by so quickly as in 2012. Looking back over the year’s images really brings it home. Photography is a constant learning process – exciting, eye-opening, moving - and I’m very grateful to everyone who’s … Continue reading

Engagement photography


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The prospect of being photographed on your wedding day can seem a little daunting, at least for some. In truth, you should hardly be aware of your photographer for most of the day, but a little apprehension is natural. Pre-wedding … Continue reading

Lisa and Damien, pre-wedding shoot


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There are certainly practical reasons why having a pre-wedding or engagement shoot is a good idea, but they’re also a great deal of fun – for the photographer and the couple. I loved doing this pre-wedding shoot for Lisa and … Continue reading

Jimmy and Katie, engagement shoot


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Last weekend, I did an engagement shoot with Jimmy and Katie. We went to the Balleyboley forest in Co. Antrim, a place where they often walk together. It was a really foggy Sunday afternoon, and the atmosphere was great, even … Continue reading

Danny and Sarah, couple shoot


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I meet up last week with Danny and Sarah for a romantic shoot in Belfast’s Botanical Gardens. I was meeting them for the first time, but it struck me straight away that there was a lovely tenderness about their relationship, … Continue reading

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