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Rebecca and Aidan's Engagement Shoot plus Wedding Shoot by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

Rebecca and Aidan's recent engagement shoot and wedding took place within three days of each other as they both traveled from the UK to be married in Howth, Co Dublin, which by all accounts is a beautiful scenic part of County Dublin. The day we undertook the engagement shoot was the first day to meet the lovely couple but this did not stop us from having some fun during the shoot in a place unfamiliar to us all. We decided to photograph the engagement shoot on the fantastic grounds of the Deer Park Hotel and Golf Club, where the couple were staying prior to their wedding.The wedding ceremony itself took place in the Church of the Assumption in Howth. Afterwards the wedding party celebrated with a meal in the Aqua restaurant located on West Pier, Howth. The windy and showery weather was against us throughout but we manage to grab some photos in between the incliment weather.

Here is exactly what the bride sent to me as a testimonial: "We LOVE the photos! Thank you so so much. You have captured every moment perfectly for us and we are delighted with them. There are some fantastic ones too from the engagement shoot!. Thanks once again Aidan; you have made us very happy!!"

We wish Rebecca and Aidan the very best for their future together.

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Sarah and Billy Engagement Shoot – Lifestyle Photography by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

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More engagement shoots this summer and Sarah and Billy's July shoot was undertaken in the rain which was not ideal but we did our best to ensure that we covered as much of the shoot as possible in the shelter, ie, under tree cover, and also with the help of the trusty umbrella (a number of which I carry along for the inevitable Irish weather). The photoshoot was undertaken early morn in St Anne's Park in Raheny, a short stroll from the James Larkin coast road.  I was after shooting a wedding the day before in Kilkenny and we had decided that evening to go ahead pending Met Eireann's 'wet finger in the sky' forecast and all appeared well until a half an hour into the shoot and the the rain appeared!. So fiddlesticks and all the rest, we carried on, and to be honest it turned out well, Billy's wet dog adding some character to the shoot - he seemed to have delighted in the whole affair!. The shot taken which looks like a foggy background, was actual heavy misty rain and it is one of my favourites of the day as was a second shot of the railing taken with dripping rain.

Of particular interest was the rose garden which was part of St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival 2011 which was held a week later in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July, 2011. The colors of the roses added a lively palette to the shoot, further enhanced by the diffused light of early morning.

Four hours later I was photographing Neil Delamere on the river Liffey for his new show "The Only Viking In The Village", which will be aired in a few months time - the weather could not have been more amiable. A busy but enjoyable two days of action packed photography.

We thank Sarah and Billy for being so easy to work with and we so look forward to photographing their wedding next year!.

Creative, natural and inspired wedding photography by aidanoliver. We are based in Dublin, Ireland, we photograph nationwide and have also photographed in Europe and Worldwide.

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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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Real aidanoliver Graphistudio Client Wedding Album by Conor Palin-Stewart Photography

Time to show another recently handed over (real client) wedding album of Frank and Sara's wedding this year. Call it Storybook, coffee table, flush mount, magazine style, modern or whatever, I prefer to call it Graphistudio and secondly, quality with a serious range of possibilities. Thanks to Frank and Sara for allowing me to showcase their album and also for their kind comment regarding my wedding day coverage and design of this album......"Hi Aidan,thanks very much for your amazing work!!we`re very happy with the result!!".  Below you will find the 25 x 35 cm version of this album with two parent books and eight keeps sakes (or pocket book copies). I have also included my 2011 price list (subject to change) for this album along with other listed albums which are all custom designed for authenticity. 

aidanoliver Wedding pricelist for 2011 (Subject to change).

Why not call aidanoliver now on 00353 87 2861544 for a brief no-obligation chat. We are experts in the art of wedding photography. We will eat our hat if you are not pleasantly surprised!.

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