Registry Office Wedding Photography
I hope you enjoyed my Registry Office wedding photography. I am a registry office wedding photographer in 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.
The Wedding Day
On this lovely summers day I met with Susan and Alan at the registry office. After a lovely wedding ceremony we all set off with the guests to the lock across the canal for the group photograph. Guests always find this a lot of fun. It is not your typical group shot angle and everyone always seems to enjoy it. The photograph also has a painterly quality to 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 then set off with Alan and Susan on the route we had agreed upon.
I really just photographed Susan and Alan 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. We came across a number of surprises that Susan and Alan wanted to add to the pictures. A vintage Volkswagen Van and a Mustang. The couple were dog lovers so we also met a shaggy dog that was happy to pose with Susan and Alan for a few photographs.
Susan and Alan 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 Registry Office Wedding Photography Needs
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 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.