This day was a first for me in a lot of ways. It was the first time I’d shot in Dublin City Hall. It was the first time when I’ve had the opportunity to take wedding photos in and around the streets of Dublin. It was the first time I borrowed a pair of glasses with balloons attached from a stranger on the street and it was the first time I got to meet this awesome couple in the flesh – Alison and Fasa. For all of those reasons and more this was one of the most fun weddings I’ve shot. Ever. Alison and Fasa are warm and welcoming people – they welcome you in like a close friend or family member. I rode in the wedding car twice on this day – once with Alison and her dad to the church and again with Alison and Fasa to the reception at Dublin’s Brasserie Le Pont. Both times I thought about what a lucky position I’m in – to be given front row access to one of the best and certainly most important day of peoples lives. Not once did I feel like I shouldn’t be there – because every time I looked at Alison and Fasa they were beaming back at me – full of the joys of getting married.
We decided on doing the bridal party shots after dinner as I knew that the light was going to be amazing. So we went out onto Fitzwilliam Square and had such a good fun together – but the best part was when I had just Alison and Fasa – I got them close, asked them to tell me things about each other and I tell no lie when I say that for a good 5 minutes they never separated – they opened up to me but more so to each other. Again – front row VIP access to something that is so ridiculously private and special and yet here I am photographing it. It was sensational and I hope that it comes across in the photos. These are the photographs I want to make. Photographs that have real meaning because I know that when Alison and Fasa look back at these – they’ll remember what they said and what they felt. That’s as real as it gets.
This is one seriously big blog and I’m starting to ramble so I’ll let the photographs do the talking but Alison and Fasa – thank you again for having me there and allowing me to do what I do.