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Vintage Theme Wedding Photography by aidanoliver photography by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

Chris and Emma Theme Wedding

Themed weddings are a rarity and Emma & Chris’s vintage wedding (1920‘s - 50‘s) earlier this year was an even rarer chance to photograph their wedding without the pressure of being the main photographer. My good friend German Collins had this great pleasure to undertake so we were left to wander around as a casual observer. The wedding venue was Cabra Castle in Kingscourt Co Cavan. Regarding fashion, well, we are talking, spats, trilby’s, zoot suits for the men, feather boa’s, empire waisted gowns and flapper outfits for the ladies - vintage fashion was clearly very evident for this fine wedding.

We stood and observed, armed with a Hasselblad 503CW and many rolls of Kodak T-MAX 400 film. A mix of both the CF 80mm and CF 50mm lens were used to capture the images as seen below. Available light was measured with the trusty Sekonic L-608 light meter. We did not use flash, just simple ambient light. All images were scanned in using Epson V750 PRO scanner and sepia toned for effect.

It was an amazing to go back to (relative) basics for this shoot, the aim being to capture as roughly and naturally as possible a flavour of Emma and Chris’s fab wedding day. Obviously, there were some “acting up” photos which we could not resist capturing.

You will also observe occasional out of focus or fuzzy movement in the odd photo which adds to the authenticity of the shoot, and the fact that we have included them in this blog means we had the freedom to do so with artistic licence and jurisprudence!. You can also see some more photos we captured with modern technology (the next day) here 

Thanks to Chris and Emma for letting us showcase our relaxed take on this brilliant wedding. We wish them the very best for their future together.

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Frank and Sara Wedding - 4th February 2011 in The Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

Just after uploading these images of Frank and Sara's wedding in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Friday just gone. The ceremony was in the Holy Cross church in Dundrum. The weather was very blustery which created some difficult conditions within which to photograph in, although thankfully it was not the severe snow we have seen of late. Does this look like Dublin in mid gale swing?. Both Frank and Sara were remarkably relaxed and a pleasure to work with. The day went smoothly and we stayed until the first dance to capture  the spirit of their wedding. Winter weddings are difficult to work at times but this wedding was a sheer pleasure. Experience helps the seasoned photographer make difficult decisions easier for all concerned and I thank Frank and Sara for their attitude and gentle disposition. I know that they will have a great honeymoon.