Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown Wedding
I was delighted to be asked to photograph Madhu and Dermot’s Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown wedding. A really lovely couple to work with. Choosing me as they were looking for something natural and unobtrusive. Which is how I like to work.
Their wedding day was a fusion of their Indian and Irish traditions. So it was a very interesting ceremony to photograph.
Like many couples Madhu and David had originally planned a much larger wedding. Not wanting to wait and longer they decided on a small family wedding. Deciding on a elegant, socially distant ceremony at Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown hotel.
Everyone is also more relaxed. Spending the day with those who matter most to them. It allows a couple to focus on what is most important. Marrying the person you love, surrounded by those who matter the most to you.
Small is beautiful.
Small weddings have always been my favourite to photograph. I really enjoy telling the story of the day. Even with just two guests a couple still have lots of different types of pictures.
My Creative Approach
With all my weddings, big or small. I like to photograph them in natural, calm, artistic and unobtrusive way. Above all I like to keep things simple and not make a fuss. Most couples that choose me do not like having their photograph taken. I do not like having my picture taken myself so I know how people feel. Despite this couples always say that they actually ended up enjoying the process. A bit of fun that added to the joy and memories of the day.
Brides also look at their most beautiful on their wedding day when they do not feel under pressure to pose. I do have to give some small directions but it is very minor. Hence if you leave people alone and to their own devises everyone looks at their very best.
The Wedding Day
After a beautiful socially distanced ceremony we all went to the Phoenix Park by a bus they had hired. The most beautiful autumnal colours were a perfect backdrop for the photographs.
Keeping the family pictures natural and quick as possible is always one of my concerns. If there is room I ask people to walk towards the camera. I came up with this ides on the first wedding I every photographed. To break up the straight line and make the pictures more contemporary and natural. It gives people something to do and makes them smile of their own accord. Always a bit of fun and people usually enjoy it.
Social Distancing Protocols
It is possible to capture your wedding beautifully whilst adhering to social distancing. I use a portrait lens so I have to be at least 3 metres from the subject to achieve focus. Capturing a wedding in a natural way, I never need to touch or interfere in a scene.
Above all Madhu and Dermot were delighted with their wedding photographs. Always one of the most rewarding part of wedding photography for me. If you like my wedding photographs and my style please feel free to call me anytime on my mobile at 087 995 1252. I would love to hear about your wedding plans.
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