“I wasn’t built for this heat.” David McClelland Summer 2018.
If you were in Ireland during the summer of 2018, I apologise that you didn’t get to experience the real Ireland. What you got instead was some crazy phenomenon called a “heat-wave”. Ice cream sales went through the roof, factor 50 as hard to come by, everyone wore sunglasses, straw hats were a thing, and the grass died. All of the grass died.
It was amazing.
Katherine and Kyle were lucky enough to have had their wedding day during this scorcher and I was lucky enough to be there to photograph it all and what an experience.
The day started at Katherine’s parents’ house in Wicklow. A stunning location and beautiful home that looked like a bungalow but as it was built into a hill was actually split into 3 levels. The rear of their home looked out onto a perfectly shaped hill. A hill that bore a huge amount of significance to Katherine and was her “favourite place”. It was always going to be the spot for the couple shoot later in the afternoon.
The church ceremony was in the most perfect little church. A tad cramped for a photographer but it resulted in some real up close and personal images that if anything makes things all the more intimate. The ceremony had the lovely addition of having Katherine and Kyle’s friend officiate proceedings. A lovely gesture and definitely made things so much more special.
Later it was back to the hill at Katherine’s folks home then onto Tinakilly House for a drinks reception in the sun. It couldn’t have been more perfect and I’m so delighted I was there to play my part.
Katherine and Kyle, thank you for having me and being so welcoming. You guys are truly two of the best.
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David McClelland is a wedding photographer based in Ireland but travels worldwide for destination weddings. Shooting with small discreet, Fujifilm cameras and lenses his documentary style aims himself at couples whose primary focus on the day is to relax, mingle with guests, enjoy their party and not worry in the slightest about photography. Unposed, candid images of people are his favourite topics. He also loves dogs. Do you have a dog? David loves your dog.