January 10, 2015

2014. Best. Year. Ever!

It’s tradition at this time of year for photographers to put together a post that showcases their work for the past year, a “best of”, a kind of “year in review”, if you will. I have had discussions with good photographer friends of mine to ask – why bother? – what’s the reason for creating a “best of” post? – who’s it for? My answer to that was that it’s mainly for me, mainly for Dee and I and also for my couples. Just the other day when I had this discussion I went back and looked at my 2012 and 2013 posts and it was actually great to look back on. It’s like looking through an old family album – nice to reminisce and remind yourself of all the opportunities you’ve had, the people you’ve met, the places you’ve been and things you’ve seen.
So rather than call this a “best of”, I’m calling this…. well, I don’t know what I’m calling it. All I know is that what you’re about to see is a collection of my favourite moments of the year both personally and professionally. Dee and I have had quite honestly the best year ever. We got married, got to travel across America on Route 66 on our honeymoon, I’ve shot two weddings in New York, one which has still to be blogged but you’ll have a few sneak peaks in this post – I got to shoot another wedding in England, and of course here in Ireland I was able to photograph so many beautiful weddings for some of the most fantastic couples I’ve ever had. Truly blessed.
So this blog is a tip of the cap to all of that – full of moments. Photographs that will forever remind me of a moment that made me laugh, made someone else laugh, gave me goosebumps, made me emotional, made my heart beat faster or made me want to give myself a high five – but most of all to remind me of an awesome moment that I’ll never forget.
Before I finish up – I need to give a huge thank you and bear hug to all of you who’ve shared this year with us and made it so utterly special from start to finish. You all know who you are and each and every one of you rock my socks off.
Now. On with the show.
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Millhouse, Slane, Meath, Wedding, Photographer, david mcclelland, photography, my2014_0330 my2014_0331 my2014_0332 my2014_0333 view from royal marine hotel in dun laoghaire guests dancing at cloughjordan house to the goods my2014_0336 my2014_0337 my2014_0338 my2014_0339 my2014_0340 my2014_0341 my2014_0342 my2014_0343 my2014_0344 my2014_0345 my2014_0346 my2014_0347 my2014_0348 my2014_0349 my2014_0350 my2014_0351 my2014_0352 my2014_0353 David McClelland Photography, Kilkenny Photographer, Wexford, Personal, blog, fujifilm, x-t1 my2014_0355 my2014_0356 my2014_0357 my2014_0358 my2014_0359 my2014_0360 my2014_0361 my2014_0362 David McClelland Wedding Photography, unobtrusive Kilkenny Photographer, Documentary, Storytelling, Candid, Clonabreany. my2014_0364 Dublin, City, Hall, Brassarie, La Pont, Fitzwilliam Square, Wedding, Photographer, david mcclelland, photography, my2014_0366 my2014_0367 my2014_0368 wedding ceremony at coughjordan house my2014_0370 my2014_0371 my2014_0372 my2014_0373 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Ireland, real world, test David McClelland Photography my2014_0425 my2014_0426 my2014_0427 my2014_0428 my2014_0429 my2014_0430 my2014_0431 my2014_0432 my2014_0433 my2014_0434 David McClelland Wedding Photography, unobtrusive Kilkenny Photographer, Documentary, Storytelling, Candid, Clonabreany. my2014_0436 Kilshane, House, Limerick, Wedding, Candid, Documentary, Photographer,David McClelland my2014_0438 my2014_0439 my2014_0440 my2014_0441 Dublin, City, Hall, Brassarie, La Pont, Fitzwilliam Square, Wedding, Photographer, david mcclelland, photography, yellow dress lady with baby at dublin city hall Dublin, City, Hall, Brassarie, La Pont, Fitzwilliam Square, Wedding, Photographer, david mcclelland, photography, my2014_0445 my2014_0446 my2014_0447 my2014_0448 small girl at door of dublin city hall wedding my2014_0450 my2014_0451 my2014_0452 my2014_0453 my2014_0454 my2014_0455 my2014_0456 my2014_0457 my2014_0458 my2014_0459 my2014_0460 my2014_0461 my2014_0462 my2014_0463 my2014_0464 small girl picks nose at wedding candid shot my2014_0466 my2014_0467 my2014_0468 my2014_0469 my2014_0470 my2014_0471 my2014_0472 my2014_0473 my2014_0474 my2014_0475 my2014_0476 my2014_0477 my2014_0478 my2014_0479 my2014_0480 my2014_0481 my2014_0482 my2014_0483 my2014_0484 my2014_0485 my2014_0486 my2014_0487 my2014_0488 my2014_0489 my2014_0490 David McClelland Wedding Photography, unobtrusive Kilkenny Photographer, Documentary, Storytelling, Candid, Clonabreany. my2014_0492 my2014_0493 Dublin, City, Hall, Brassarie, La Pont, Fitzwilliam Square, Wedding, Photographer, david mcclelland, photography, Dublin, City, Hall, Brassarie, La Pont, Fitzwilliam Square, Wedding, Photographer, david mcclelland, photography, my2014_0496 my2014_0497 my2014_0498 my2014_0499 my2014_0500 my2014_0501 my2014_0502 my2014_0503 my2014_0504 my2014_0505 my2014_0506 my2014_0507 my2014_0508 my2014_0509 my2014_0510 my2014_0511 my2014_0512 my2014_0513 my2014_0514 prism shot of bride in black and white at royal marine hotel 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12 Comments

Shane

excellent stuff Dave - you are superb at harnessing The Craic. The Craic master if you will. Craicing images!

17:09 January 10, 2015
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Paul

Cracker stuff my friend really amazing!

18:20 January 10, 2015
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Ian Weldon

Fucking brilliant.

20:09 January 10, 2015
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Claire

Ok so that was just a little bit mind-blowingly freaking brilliant. WTF!! Amazing year. You got some serious soul.

20:45 January 10, 2015
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louie

Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom etc etc etc - awesome year Dave. Truly inspiring. And we featured in it, yea!!!! Glad we had a part in making 2014 so epic ;)

23:22 January 10, 2015
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Fraser Stewart

Amazing dude. Every single frame. Insanely creative lad.

19:24 January 11, 2015
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Tim

Bloody brilliant Dave! This has everything. Loved hanging out with you two this past year.. hope our paths keep on crossing

22:49 January 12, 2015
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Kristi

Dogs, babies, brides and mayhem. Perfection Dave. (also I really liked the angry Paul shot)

13:20 January 13, 2015
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Rob

Flip me dude that was amazing!

08:37 January 16, 2015
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Nigel B

Wow Dave.... What a year, STUNNING!!!!!

14:00 January 17, 2015
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Aga

You didn't set a foot wrong Davey! World class imagery, full of life, emotion and craic.

18:04 January 17, 2015
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Fotograf Gdansk

Your review is absolutely amongst my top ranks!

18:44 January 26, 2015
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