I take time away from my personal trips to shoot couples abroad because it brings value both to me and to the couple. As mentioned in my previous blog post with Alessandra & Daniel's engagement photos on the Brooklyn Bridge, shooting at 7 am or earlier is really nothing new for me. I commit to these experiences and get amazing photos in return. Central Park is now one of my favourite places to photograph in NYC - it has amazing light, greenery, historical vibe to it and it's a great place for a relaxed, low key engagement photo shoot.Read More
Hello, Lovelies! I'm coming to you today with an interview with Tara Fitzgerald from Planned by Tara, who's an Irish wedding planner in Malta! I've known Tara online for a few months now, as a destination wedding photographer I'm a member of her supplier forum & I we follow each others Instagram accounts (that's a big one, right?! :D). I approached her about this interview and I'm so happy she said yes - 2018 has been the best so far for making connections with vendors and creatives all over the place, and it's all for the benefit of my brides! I love the fact that Tara so relatable - she was a destination bride herself once, she loves to travel & she's committed to making your day as stress-free as possible.
Tara explains why hiring a good planner for your destination wedding will make everything much easier & shares her tips about weddings in Malta. We teamed up to give you some guidance & insights on getting married abroad because so often brides would feel pinned down to get married at home thinking there is no other option. With little encouragement and a smaller budget (!), they could be married off on a beautiful island and have a wedding day of their dreams.
For the past 3 years, I have been pretty committed to exploring Northern Ireland and it's raw coastline, forests and hidden gems, but I somehow managed to miss Islandmagee. It just never occurred to me it exists. It was a total blind spot until I heard about Rob's Heart & Soul workshop from my friends Sheena & Christin. They were raving about the workshop itself, the energy and fuel it gives, about the couples they were photographing and the location.
Fast forward to late May when I attend it, not only learned a thing or two about having a wedding photography business in Northern Ireland (and destination in my case!:)) but most of all met some amazing people. The couple that we were photographing on the island, Charlotte and Michael, are getting married in July and I'm more than sure they will make a wonderful bride and groom. I'm a huge fan of natural, sweet and candid photography focusing on the couple and their loved ones, and I always express how important it is to have your pre-wedding shoot. Not only because it's a great chance to bond a bit with your photographer, but also because on your wedding day you can focus on the moment, on being present and not on the fact that you are being photographed.
Islandmagee will be definitely joining my list of places to elope in Northern Ireland and I'm just delighted I was able to attend the workshop and make some new friends. Keep your eyes peeled for more of Charlotte and Michael, as they have agreed to help me with the secret project I'm planning for August.Read More
I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities coming to my life every day - and I am blessed with the clients that I get. People like Eva & Killian who are true wandering souls just like me, they love new places, they love discovering. They are also incredibly kind, loving, comfortable in front of the camera and just happen to be stunningly beautiful.
It was my first time in Morocco and it won't be my last one - the smells, the bustle and the craziness of Moroccan drivers seem like a distant memory now, but the whole trip was a true experience. So different from typical holiday destination and yet so close to Europe. It won't be forgotten because it was also my first destination elopement wedding outside UK or Ireland.Read More
I recently came across my old website notes, the ones I made when creating the pricing, about me, and so on sections. One of them clearly said, amongst many locations one of the places I'd like to shoot was Provence. As always in my case, a ton of work plus piles of motivation lead us to the day Im finally able to show you my very recent engagement shoot in Provence. So far 2018 only prooves there is no dreams too small - first year as a self employed photographer and a big Love My Dress feature, shooting in Provance at the Chateau, fully booked for 2018 (the last date sold yesterday! :D), Florence, business grant and many, many more. If you follow me from the begining you know that I'm not a local - I don't have an army of aunts ready to share anything I post, don't have a hudge following. But the one I have is the strongest. A few brides will deffinitelly be awarded ''NUMBER ONE FAN'', that's how much love they are sharing. And for that I'm thankful.Read More
The second part of my Italian images arrived - Kinga & Radu wondering about gorgeous Italian Villa in Tuscany, this time pure wedding portraits and beautiful surroundings. We had an opportunity to work with the most amazingly creative sisters from Puscina Flowers (providing the flowers and location, styling by Chic Weddings Italy, previous shoot check here) and they kindly agreed to have some photos taken outside their amazing house and garden.Read More
To be able to photograph a wedding in Tuscany was a dream of mine and I'm so happy I was finally able to travel to Florence and experience my story of joyfulness and awe. My first ever Tuscan experience couldn't be more eccentric - or perhaps I should say it couldn't be more Italian!Read More