Sarah and Cormac at Darver Castle
Posted: Jun 12 in featured
This is the wedding of Sarah and Cormac. A really lovely relaxed couple who I first met what now seems like an age ago for a coffee and chat about their big day. Usually these meetings consist of me showing the couple a demo book, telling them about the way I shoot and listening to the couple talk about what they’re after from a photography point of view. That last part is usually the key as to whether I’ll be their photographer or not. I have to say, that with Sarah and Cormac I really wanted to be their photographer. They wanted everything to be relaxed, casual, very little posing but more to the point these guys did’nt stop smiling and laughing. They also fancy the head of each other. Constantly looking at each other and giggling. It’d make ya sick Being newly engaged will do that to people but come the wedding day they hadn’t changed one bit. Still giggling with each other, stealing sneaky kisses and generally just being a pair of loved up kids. So easy to photograph. The fact that they’re both super photogenic didn’t hurt either :)
I started that morning in Cormac’s parents home. It was a lovely morning – Windy, but lovely. Turns out it wasn’t has windy as it had been just a few hours prior. “I thought someone drove a truck through the front room!” his dad told me. “The girls have no power down at their house and I think the waters gone too!” he laughed! Yip, it didn’t do anything to stop Cormac and his father having a great laugh thinking of how the girls would manage without their hair dryers/straighteners/tongs.. Sure it was all a bit of craic… :)
They were right, no water or electric at Sarah’s! The girls had to go to a friends to get their hair done. Water (carried from a neighbours) was being boiled on the gas stove for tea and lucky for Sarah the makeup girls didn’t need electricity. I have seen brides get panicked over much less yet Sarah seemed to just find it all a bit of a laugh and a bit … exciting really.
Darver Castle was the venue of choice and it was my first time to shoot there and I really enjoyed it. It must have very thick walls because it’s big on the outside but cosy on the inside. The staff are great there too. I had a trusty sidekick on the day too with Ronan Quinn on video. I’d never worked with Ronan before but really enjoyed his company. It’s great shooting with someone who has a similar style as they can predict what you’re going to do so keeping out of each others shots is always so easy.
Easy really sums up this day though. Everything was just a breeze (windy pun aside). Big, big thanks to Sarah and Cormac for having me there to shoot their day. Loved every bit of it!