Bellingham Castle, Wedding Photographer, Louth, Dublin, Bride & Groom Embraced in Love

Bellingham Castle, Louth.

Sarah & Shane, 2017

www.bellinghamcastle.ie

From the moment we met and chatted with Sarah & Shane about their Wedding Day we knew we'd get on, their love for Lord of the Rings had us smiling from ear to ear - I think we chatted more about the books than their wedding!! Of course, it made complete sense that they would choose one of the loveliest castles in Ireland to hold their celebrations, its exclusive setting makes it ideal for party business. The food at Bellingham Castle is always superb, and you couldn't wish for nicer folks to work with.

This was one of those wedding days that had almost every kind of weather, a wedding photographer's delight...not! The day began with lovely sunshine...no, showers...wait...sunshine...followed by showers...and so on. You have to just go with whatever the day throws at you - most of a wedding day is likely to be indoors, but it is nice to get outside for portraits if possible. As luck would have it Gandalf brought buckets of clear blue skies just as Sarah and Shane's ceremony ended, which meant hard shadows, high contrasts and the portrait photographer's eternal search for shade and flattering light. Luckily, the grounds at Bellingham Castle are wonderfully well maintained, and with plenty of mature gardens to work with finding shade is never an issue. 

For couples who only need wedding photographers for a few hours our hourly rate is perfect, and that's what they went with. We spent an hour or so with their families before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, an hour or so with our wedding portrait session and family photos, with some time left over for photos of their guests relaxing and both of them being seated for the evening meal.

Days like these do fly past and as wedding photographers we love to make the most of the time we have. We love talking to couples about their plans, and when their wedding day approaches we'll work out a shooting schedule with them so that we can make the best use of any time we have. We don't like to keep people from their guests for too long, so we work fast to get as much as we can done - which is far easier when there's two photographers working rather than just one.


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