It was a wet, windy and very cold day just after Christmas in Donegal, a far cry from the weather Tara and Paul are used to in Australia! But, nothing was going to dampen this couples spirits.
We visited a nervous Paul at his parents home in Derrybeg in the morning, then to meet a very relaxed bride Tara and her family in Gweedore. The intimate ceremony took place in the very beautiful Sacred Heart Church in Dunlewey at the foot of Mount Errigal, with some very funny moments when Tara forgot which hand Pauls wedding ring was supposed to be on!
The wedding cars then whisked the bridal party away to a beautiful Glenveagh National Park for the main photoshoot, and I must say the bridal party were amazing because it was pretty cold and windy, but as you can see, we got some lovely (and some dramatic) shots.
The reception venue was at Danny Minnies in Annagry, which we had never been to before, but were really impressed with the cosy, homely feel, the food looked (and smelt) amazing and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We hope that you all had a blast at the reception!
Here’s some of our favorite images from the day 🙂
We take photographs of babies and children – lots of babies and children – but their parents never want pictures of themselves with their children. We think its so sad.
Lets face it – none of us really like getting our photographs taken, or for that matter looking at ourselves in photographs.Your family loves you no matter what you look like (or think you look like). We allow ourselves to enjoy photographs of our children, but it denies your children the opportunity in years to come to enjoy photographs of you and them as a young family. It’s one of those things that’s really undervalued – usually they become important when something unthinkable happens.
So now you may be thinking that you take lots of family pictures, “we have lots of holiday snaps” etc – and now think how often is either Mom or Dad behind the camera taking the picture or worse still you tried the self timer method (we’re professionals and it’s never worked for us). So are the family photographs you have always of your full family?!
Shows like “Who do you think you are?” show the importance of photographs. Professionally produced photographs will last well over 100 years (something our obsession with digital media can never match, but that’s a whole other story!!) and it allows future generations to look at the faces of relatives they’ve never even met, but still feel a real emotional connection with.
As most of you know – we have two little ones and we hate getting photographs taken, we find it just as stressful as all of you. But we make ourselves do it on a regular basis, because it’s not about us.
Food for thought…
So we’d love to photograph your family to give you and your children lovely memories. You don’t always need to be in a studio – heres some we’ve done in the studio and on location – enjoy!
We were out in Letterkenny the other day when we ran into (not literally!) this little lady and her mommy – it’s been a while since we took her photographs and she has grown so much – but she’s still just as cute! Here’s some of our favourites 😉
Newborn Baby Photography by Pure Purple Studios