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Wedding Photographer at Dromoland Castle

Photographer: Viv van der Holst
Couple: Jenny & Pasquale
Reception: Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare
Wedding ceremony: Civil ceremony in the castle grounds

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I started by photographing the groom, Pasquale and his family getting ready. The light in the room had a lovely quality to it, very directional which is always my favourite as it creates a nice sculpting effect with portraits.

The castle has so many areas to use for wedding photographs, which is why it is so popular with couples for their wedding day. I am always on the look out while walking between rooms for areas to use for the couples photos.

In the centre of the building is an outdoor larger than life chess set, which I knew would come in handy later on when the sun drifts over a little more.

At the bride, Jennifer’s room, her and her mother were getting all the details finalised, makeup and hair. The room didn’t offer the same natural light so I quickly setup my portable lights on the stands to fill the room with lovely soft light, which is pleasing for the setting.

Grabbing a few detail shots of the flowers, dress and shoes first, allowing Jennifer to get dressed and ready for leaving for the main ceremony.

Romy McAuley, the ceremony officiant of “A beautiful ceremony” was waiting with the family, friends and groom to start the ceremony. The gardens are a lovely setting and the weather played along nicely for them.

I always love the chance to shoot an outdoor wedding, it allows me to walk around and photograph from just about every angle, giving my clients a nice variety of images to fill their wedding album.

We grabbed a few group shots of family and friends after the wedding ceremony before heading back to the main lobby of the castle for cake and drinks.

The guests were then given time to mingle and head off to relax while we photographed the couple shoot. Using the main stair well for a few, upstairs and outside gave them a nice variety which really made use of the castle’s charms. Being rom Chicago, this is exactly what Jen & Pasquale came to Ireland for, I’m glad they chose me to photograph the wedding and give them photographs they will cherish forever.

This post was submitted by Viv.

Viv! The short answer: Absolutely brilliant!
Friendly and a consummate professional and a great artist to boot! The long answer:
I selected Viv from his photography portfolio. His style is a combination of a gorgeous, clean design aethetic that pays attention to lines and texture and an uncanny ability to capture authentic moments.

What really won me over was when I skyped him from America. You have to have a connection to your wedding photographer. Viv w... (Read More) Jenny and Pasquales
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