Try to imagine a lot of eyeshadow, safety pins, several torn pieces of fabric and one eager 15 year old. No, I am not describing this wedding, I am describing my first photo shoot. Which happened to be of this lovely Bride, Hannah. We were great friends in high school and along with a few other girls who participated, we successfully designed, shot, and edited our own photos from my very first photo shoot.
Fast forward 13 years and we are in Ireland photographing her wedding. Wow. From the beginning of my career in the backyard of my parents house with a single lens camera, to photographing a grand wedding in another country. What a difference. I knew when the phone rang that spring evening over a year ago. That night Hannah called, I knew she was asking me to Ireland to photograph her wedding. I was elated and so overwhelmingly thankful that she thought of me.
Beyond the fact that they were a great couple to work with, they were so incredibly happy it was impossible to make a bad photo of them. They are absolutely perfect for each other. She calls him “Angel” and he may smirk a bit but he loves it. They were even more delightful to photograph. We must have walked a mile up to a tree I was adamant about photographing in front of. With the help of Jameson, Chardonnay, and their 10 year old cousin photographing beside me we made it in one piece and my first Irish Wedding was one of the most perfect weddings I have been to.
I can’t thank Hannah & Cj, as well as their welcoming family and friends for the best time and the best company that March Day in Waterford. Let me know when we can do it again sometime…I’ll bring the Camper Van and the droid! Enjoy!
Kiki Looking down at the Cameraman, Tanner. Pampered Bride. Our friend Stacy could not make it, but she was on skype almost all day. Sometimes Stacy had to hang out alone. All smiles. Hannah’s Sister Sarah loved the Camera. Pathway to the Tree. So Gorgeous Hannah. I cannot get enough of this photo! And her true, goofy colors come out. My ten year old Assistant. Cj making fun of my posing for his lovely Bride. Is it getting hot in here? It usually rains everyday in March in Ireland. We got nothing but gorgeous light! Essentials. You had to take a ferry to the Island. Always competition. 🙂 The Dineen’s! The Tree! Such a gorgeous Photo and still one of my favorites! There Chateau. Moody Candlelit Venue with Fireplace. Everyone got in on the Step dancing. And then the Washing Machine came out. And then Irish Photo Booth Props Came out. The Bride & Groom.
Many thanks to the creative team who made the wedding so special…
Venue: The Waterford Castle
Hair + Makeup: Serena Miller with Sola Salons
Coordinator: Annie Byrne with Aislinn Events Reception: John Meade
Videographer: Tanner Deprin Photographer: KiKi Creates