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 are not documentary, it’s just become a buzz word. To me, to document means that I will photograph your wedding in a candid manner. This allows the day to breath. Just watching as the day unfolds for me holds plenty of excitement. Being both quick and patient or reactive 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. Snippets from those weddings which will give a taste of how I like to work as a documentary wedding photographer.
Realistically you just can never know what may happen on any given day. What is important to me is being ready and to observe carefully to capture the essence of that wedding day. 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. And in allowing somebody like myself to just go for it can there be any other result? Each day will bring what it will and in a natural manner. And therefore you will enjoy your day in such a natural manner. In my view, there is a lot to be said for that. Allow a photographer like myself do the work while you simply enjoy your wedding day. And without the need to fake it up. I’ll simply take pictures.
No set ups, no messing about.