Registry Office Wedding Photographer Dublin
Registry office wedding photographer Dublin with over 10 years of experience. It is one of my favourite locations in Dublin to photograph a wedding. This is because of all the lovely locations for wedding photographs close by.
I always like to give a sense of story and place to registry office wedding photographs. Over the years I have formulated a nice route that takes in the banks of the Grand Canal, Georgian Dublin and Merrion Square Park.
This approach makes the bride and groom feel like they are taking a nice walk through Dublin on their wedding day. Thus they were not like they were posing for wedding photographs. It also created a nice story of the day and I like to keep a couples’ wedding photographs natural and unposed as possible.
I also came up with the idea a few years ago to do the group portrait of the guest stand on the Locks crossing the canal. The scene has a painterly quality to it and is an unusual angle. It is also only three minutes from the registry office. It is thus handy for everyone to walk up to it.
The banks of the canal beside the lock also are a nice place for the family pictures. All in all it does not take too much time, around 15 minutes. The guests are then free to go onto the reception venue. I set out with the bride and groom on the route and they are happy with the pictures.
The Wedding Day
On this lovely spring day, I met with Sarah at her house to do the getting ready pictures. This I find can be some of the nicest of the day. I never ask people to pose so I always photograph the getting ready pictures naturally. I just photograph what is happening at the house.
The neighbours and friends gathered at the house to wish the bride well and see her dress, These are very charming pictures of the day. It was then off to the registry office for a lovely wedding ceremony.
After Sarah and Keith were married I set off with the guests to the lock across the canal for the group photograph. Guests always find a lot of fun. It is not your typical group shot angle and everyone always seems to enjoy it.
We then did the family pictures on the banks of the canal. There I also try to make as natural looking as possible. This all went very quickly and then the guests could go off to the reception venue. I set off with Sarah & Keith on the route we had agreed upon.
I really just photographed Sarah and Keith walking around Georgian Dublin and the canal on their way to the wedding reception. It was relaxing and fun, I like to keep it easy and not make a fuss.
Sarah & Keith were delighted with their wedding photographs which is always one of the most rewarding parts of wedding photography for me. They also thought they looked very natural which is the style they were looking for.
What If It’s Raining?
I have photographed a number of weddings in the rain so I have a backup plan for locations. That said it has only happened on a few occasions and 98% of the time the weather behaves itself. Or it clears up so we can get all the pictures done.
On the few occasions it rained we were still able to get all the photographs with a few changes to locations. We can still do the group portion on the canal. Everyone can put their umbrellas up for one picture, like a parasol. Then take them down quickly so I can get that picture. So you will have both versions. There is good tree coverage on the banks of the canal to do the family pictures.
Then I go to St. Stephen’s Green with the couple. There is loads of good tree coverage there at all times of year. Close by is The National Library, Trinity College and The National Museum has beautiful architectural coverage to add to the story of the day.
When rain was forecast, a bride once bought a white umbrella that matched her dress. It thus added to the story and charm of the pictures.
So there are a lot of alternative options around the city centre so we can still get that nice sense of Dublin in the pictures. Whilst remaining dry and still enjoying the time. These are just ideas and of course if a couple has any other preferences around town.
Contact Deirdre for Wedding Photography Needs
Given the current situation I am still able to capture your registry office wedding beautifully whilst adhering to social distancing protocols. I always photograph the portraits outside. Some of the loveliest areas of Dublin that are close by. The Grand Canal and Georgian Dublin. Using a portrait lens so technically I have to be at least 3 metres from the subject to achieve focus. Capturing a wedding in a natural and unobtrusive way means I never need to touch or interfere in a scene.
If you are looking for an experienced registry office wedding photographer and you like my style please feel free to call me anytime on my mobile at 087 995 1252. I would love to hear about your registry office wedding plans. An overview of my registry office weddings is at https://deirdrebweddings.ie/registry-office-weddings/
There is also a category on this site specifically for registry office weddings and you may also see more samples of my Registry Office Wedding Photography at https://deirdrebweddings.ie/category/dublin-registry-office-weddings/
I would be delighted to photograph your registry office wedding and I will photograph it beautifully.