I am a registry office wedding photographer in Dublin with over 10 years of experience in photographing weddings at the registry office. It is one of my favourite locations in Dublin to photograph a wedding 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 and 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 and 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 so it is 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 so all in all it does not take too much time, around 15 minutes. The guests are then free to go onto to the reception venue and I set out with the bride and groom on the route they are happy with for the pictures.
On this lovely spring day I met with Sarah at her house to do the getting ready pictures with 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 and 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 which 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 which 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 and 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 and 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 part of wedding photography for me. They also though they looked very natural which is the style they were looking for.
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. I have a category on the 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.