A winter wedding can throw up the unexpected for a photographer.
The challenges of shorter days as well as lower temperatures however, pale into insignificance when you get to shoot in a location like Donegal in December.
Stacey and Ciaran’s romance began in Belfast at the Botanical Inn where they met in December 2007 and practically ten years later to the day they got married in front of their friends and family.
The couple fell in love with Donegal and the Blue Stack mountains when they got engaged there in January 2016.
And for the couple there was no other place in the world that they wanted to commit to a life together.
St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town couldn’t have been a more beautiful venue for the wedding ceremony and the snow outside made for lovely intimate portraits as the bride and groom left the church and greeted their family and friends outside.
Stacey and Ciaran were an absolute pleasure to work with and revelled in our outdoor shoot to capture the couple as they enjoyed the wonderful natural beauty of Donegal.
The snow-capped Blue Stack Mountains proved a stunning backdrop for the wedding shoot and working with Stacey and Ciaran we planned the day to make sure that we caught the best light from a wintry day.
Light has a massive impact on how your wedding photographs will look and our images most definitely made the best of the golden hour just before the sun set.
I know that Stacey’s favourite image from the day is of the two of them laughing together with the snow covered mountains in the background. And I must say that the image sums up how easy-going they were on the day.
Shooting in winter can be challenging but Stacey and Ciaran couldn’t have cared less about the cold. They simply wanted to celebrate their day and I feel that that warmth and love has come through in the images we created.
Capturing Stacey and Ciaran’s big day was an absolute pleasure from start to finish.
Flowers: Love blooms from Killybegs
Mens suits: Reds groomsmen
Bridesmaids: Virgos Lounge
Cars: Cool classics
Video: Digital Image Video
Band: The edition
Wedding mass singer: Zara Montgomery music