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Ryan and Seanna

It was Ryan and Seanna's wedding at the beginning of the month, the ceremony was held in Whitehead followed by a stop at the waterfall in Gleno, then on to the reception at the Clarion Hotel in Carrickfergus. A few of the photographs are attached below...


Wedding Albums

These photo books / albums arrived yesterday, ordered recently for Gillian & David. The quality is excellent...


Martin and Cindy

The weather took a bit of a turn for the worse for Martin and Cindy's wedding. This turned out to be an indoor wedding when the heavy rain prevented a visit to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. The ceremony though was held at the Fisherwick Presbyterian Church in Belfast, the interior is quite bright and provided some interesting backdrops for the day.


Connor & Clare, Belfast Castle

I've not added anything to the blog for a while, so time for a little update...

I photographed Connor & Clare's wedding at Belfast Castle recently. This was a local one for me.
Although it was a bit of a grey day, and a little cold at times we had a great day at the castle, even making it outside for some photographs in the gardens.



A couple of shots of an old building taken this morning, I have driven past this on many occasions but never stopped to look. It appears to be an old school house, built 1853.


Cave Hill

Not too far away, near Cave Hill Country Park, this evening as the sun was setting and the freezing fog was rising I stopped by the side of the road to take a few shots...

Carrickfergus Harbour

My hands were virtually frozen to the camera today walking around Carrickfergus harbour.
A few random photographs are attached below...

I love the signs of deterioration on some of the boats in the harbour, the distressed paint work, the rusting bolts, the colours and textures... the name of this one is also quite appropriate "Defiant" - it may be rusting with faded paint but it stands strong by the side of the harbour


Belfast Castle

I had a "free day" last week, so decided to take my daughter up to Belfast Castle for a quick run around. We have been to Belfast Castle on many occasions, partly because it is only about 15 minutes from our house and we love the place (My wife and I were married here)

I also have another wedding coming up at the castle towards the end of March, so any excuse to head up and have a look around.

My philosophy is "know your venue", and I now know Belfast Castle quite well...

The Italian style serpentine staircase

"Cat paws on the path"
The cat theme runs throughout the grounds of the castle.


Wedding & Events Co-ordinator

Please check out Annie Byrnes website, Aislinn Events at http://aislinnevents.com/blog
There is an article about the thank-you cards I offer and I am currently working on a set of photographs for a new post which should feature later in the month.

Screen shot of Annie's website below...