One fateful night, two beautiful souls attended a masquerade ball in Markree Castle and their paths crossed. Fast forward a few years and here they are back at Markree for their wedding day. A true Romeo and Juliet style romance, with a happier ending. A fitting love story to share today as I jet off to the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
For nearly 3 decades I’ve held a camera in my hands. For nearly two I’ve called myself a photographer, thriving in this identity. Creating comes second nature to me. It’s something my mind craves. If I’m not creating, boredom sets in. I chose the path of photography, but it could just as easily have been any other of The Arts. A symptom of being right brained.
What I love about art is how it evolves, and likewise how it evolves the artist. A piece of artwork is an expression of the artist that created it. Being an artist means constantly searching for your next true self. The way I take a picture, compose and edit, represents who I am in that moment of time. I can look back over my years of work and see the person I was at any given moment and compare that to the person I am today, simply by comparing my art of then and now. The evolution is evident. Art is amazing in that way. A visual record of our true selves.
The art that has always ignited intrigue in me is timeless. It doesn’t always take the same form. It’s not just one single thing, one piece of art or artist, but a multitude of mediums and people. And much like the art that I find myself drawn to, my own has taken on many variations. Though one objective has remained constant - to create something timeless.
I want to extend my gratitude to these amazing artists in their own right for capturing me in a moment of pure joy, engaged with fellow peers of an industry that has pushed me to flourish as an artist in every way.
Hailing from New York and the Netherlands, Lacey and JM, an international couple, chose middle ground to say their vows in front of their closest friends and family. They said their vows under the sun and dined under the stars. I was honoured to be part of the story.
When I saw Nicola’s dress I swooned. Possibly quite literally. Varca is a Chicago based designer so immediately I was biased to love this dress. I may be more Irish every day but I’ll never leave my Chi-town roots behind. Here’s Nicola and Eoin’s day in the gardens of an Irish castle.
As an artist it’s essential to continuously evolve one’s craft. I can’t tell you how many times I pull an image and re edit it, tweaking subtly. Not because I didn’t like my original edit. Because, I’m constantly inspired to create something new; for my clients and to grow my art. I felt inspired today to look back over Madeline and Josh’s wedding, and subtly tweak.
“Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.” ~ Jerzy Grotowski
If you love invitation shots like this be sure to add a few extra florals to your wedding order to enhance your flatlay. Detail shots can be enhanced by a multitude of heights and textures and flowers are my go-to almost every time.
Invitation supplier: 1 The couple 2 @chereeberrypaper 3 @lenkacalligraphy 4 @appleberryatelier 5 @berriesandbloomsstudio 6 The couple 7 @frecklesandferndesign