From the off I have always photographed weddings in a documentary style, lately that word “documentary” seems to mean many things with everybody jumping on and using it (oddly a lot of them not documentary, it’s just become a buzz word for some) but to me that means that I will photograph a wedding in a candid manner which in my opinion is the only way a wedding should be documented as it allows the day to breath, just watching as the day unfolds for me holds plenty of excitement, and being both quick and patient to capture and anticipate what may happen.
This gallery is a scrapbook collection of images collected over the last couple years or so from weddings in Cork, Kerry, Limerick and beyond. My way of working is to candidly produce a set of pictures that sum up a wedding day and the natural flow of that wedding day, so what we have here is a selection of moments from a numerous amount of different weddings, different beneius, different people, little snippets from those weddings which will give a taste of how I like to work and what may be produced on a wedding day with a documentary wedding photographer behind the camera and their individual vision.
Realistically you just can never know what may happen on any given day, but what is important to me is being ready and to observe carefully to capture the essence as best as I can which in turn is the only way to make that day as unique as possible, unique, there’s a word that is bandied about til it has lost all meaning, but in allowing somebody like myself to just go for it can there be any other result? Each day will bring what it will, never forced, but in a natural manner.
No set ups, no messing about.