Kacey & Alan's outdoor wedding at picturesque Dromoland Castle

Date | 9th July 2017

Real wedding at Dromoland Castle, Ireland

Kacey initially got in touch with me via email as she was organising her wedding from the US. I'm aways amazed how quickly time flies from the initial booking to the wedding day. Before we knew it it was the morning of the wedding and we started coverage with the bridal prep where Kacey's bridesmaids gave her gifts & cards with photos of childhood memories. They effort they went to was astonishing & there was some beautiful moments to capture as Kacey opened her gifts. Once ready, we drove to Dromoland Castle for the ceremony, Dromoland has an abundance of scenic photo opportunities making the venue the perfect backdrop for photos. The rain held off for the outdoor wedding ceremony in the walled garden where there was an abundance of summer colours. 

If you would like more information about my wedding photography services, please email me the details of your event with contact details and I'll be happy to send you on pricing information or discuss your day in more detail. Below are some of my favourites from the day, the final image delivery count was over 1200 images. 

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Dromoland Castle Wedding Photography | for this shot I hid a flash behind the green boathouse which produced that lovely soft light on the couple. Typically I don't take many kissing shots, instead preferring to capture the moment before or after a kiss but as this was a natural moment, it works well...

Wedding album spread showing wedding details and wedding

Some of Kacey's wedding details in wedding album format, I especially love her wedding shoes which had small lights which lit up for her entrance to the banqueting hall in Dromoland

Wedding album spread of bridal prep at a wedding

Kacey got ready at the Lady Gregory hotel in Galway before driving to her ceremony in Dromoland Castle. I often like to photograph details in the brides hands or when she is wearing them to add to the variety of album images 

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One of my favourite images from the day of Kacey walking down the stairs leaving the hotel to get into her wedding car. I asked her monther and bridesmaids to stand beside me on the top of the stairs to my left to give Kacey a reason to look up as the girls made her laugh. 

Bride arriving at Dromoland Castle in a wedding car

When Kacey arrived at Dromoland Castle the open door provided lovely soft light. The image that came our of the camera had guests in the background which was visible through the window to her left so I used photoshop to remove the people and extend the castle window. 

Dromoland Castle bridal getting ready in the spa at Dromoland

The Spa at Dromoland | a private space for the bridal party for hair & make-up touch ups before heading to the ceremony. When the bridal party have bridal prep at Dromoland Castle, this is often the room they get ready in with hair & make-up. It has excellent light and is right next to a scenic outdoor area so from a photographer's perspective, it's an ideal location.  

Dromoland Castle outdoor wedding ceremony

Walking down the aisle with her Father at the ourdoor wedding ceremony in the walled garden at Dromoland Castle

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Outdoor wedding ceremony in the walled garden at Dromoland Castle

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Dromoland Castle wedding photography in the walled garden

Dromoland Castle Ireland | Wedding photography in the walled garden  

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40 shades of green, the tunnel outside the walled garden at Dromoland Castle

Married couple outdoor creative photography at Dromoland Castle

Wedding photography outside the walled garden at Dromoland Castle

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The bridal party at Dromoland Castle, Ireland

Bride portrait at the door close to the Brian Boru hall at Dromoland Castle

We had a few minutes to spare while waiting for the keys to the golf buggies which we were free to use to tour the Castle grounds for photos. I asked Kacey to swing her dress back and forth while taking a wide angle shot to showcase the layers in her dress. 

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Starting the tour of the Castle grounds for outdoor photos, the golf buddy is easy to drive & means we can cover ground quickly to get to the most scenic parts of the estate.

The lily pond at Dromoland Castle an ideal place for wedding photography

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Dromoland Castle Wedding Photography | A photo to end the wedding album

Hi, I'm Gerard, an experienced wedding photographer & photography teacher. I photograph weddings throughout Ireland & I'm based in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland.

I'd consider myself to be a people person, I know how to bring out the best in my couples & I take what I do very seriously, but you would never think so when working with me.

I've been photographing weddings for 11 years; my style is very much documentary in nature & I’ve found over the years the best way to capture beautiful moments is to let them occur naturally. Many love stories have unfolded in front of my cameras and it truly is an honour when a couple places their trust in me to document their day.

While some of my couples live only a few miles away, others plan their wedding from abroad & I place great emphasis on taking care of my couples both pre & post wedding. If you like the idea of a photographer who will guide you through each step from the pre-wedding meeting, the day itself & right through to delivering your printed story in an Italian handmade album, I'd love to hear from you...

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