Amanda + Sean - Cliffs of Moher Elopement

  1. We had some crazy weather in Clare with a brave couple, Amanda + Sean. They came all the way from America to say vows and a have Celtic Hand-fasting ceremony last December. The plan was to do the ceremony on the Cliffs of Moher but on the day the winds were crazy gusty and we couldn't risk being on the cliff. So plan B it was, we drove around for about 15min to find some shelter to keep out of the rain and wind. Luckily we found the fab Kilmacreehy Church Ruins in Liscannor - Loughloon. Amanda and Sean braved the elements and had their ceremony.

Liscannor (Lios Ceannuir - Ceannur's Fort) Is a small fishing village on the far side of Liscannor Bay. The beach to the west of the village is a popular spot. The ruined castle was originally built in the 12th century by the O'Connors, later becoming an O'Brien stronghold occupied by Sir Turlough O'Brien during the threatened invasion at the time of the Spanish Armada (1588). Kilmacreehy or St. Macreehy's Church (12th century) was built on the site of a famous 6th-century school founded by St. Macreehy.

Afterwards, we went to try a little walk near the Cliff of Moher, but again it was crazy windy the closer to the cliffs you got. Best wishes to you both.

“May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.”

For any other romantics out there thinking of an elopement wedding here in Ireland pop me an email.

red hair bride to elope at the cliffs of moher, ireland

First look at the cliffs of moher hotel

 

Heres the view where we pulled over to park at the Cliff of Moher, not much to see as the wind was blowing the water upward.

red hair bride to elope at the cliffs of moher, ireland
Brides hair dancing in the wind near the cliffs of Moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

Elope in Ireland with Celtic Hand fasting

Cliffs of moher elope first kiss

Red hair bride with beard groom at the cliffs of Moher Elopement

Brides hair dancing in the wind, under arch way Liscannor - Loughloon near the cliff of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

Brides hair dancing in the wind, under arch way Liscannor - Loughloon near the cliff of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

Looking out to the sea near the cliffs of moher

American Brides hair dancing in the wind near the cliffs of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

Brides hair dancing in the wind near the cliffs of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

American Brides hair dancing in the wind near the cliffs of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

elope near the Cliffs of Moher

Brides hair dancing in the wind near the cliff of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.climb over the gate

These intimate Irish elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland spirit of elopements

near the cliff of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

near the cliffs of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

 Dancing in the wind near the cliff of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.

Climbing up near the cliff of moher in an Irish raining weather

elope at the cliffs of moher on th narrow road

 Dancing in the wind near the cliff of moher. This elopement was timeless and I will cherish having documented such a beautiful connection. These intimate elopement photos embrace the weather of Ireland and show the spirit of elopements.


Emma + Kevin - Ballybeg House in Wicklow

Ballybeg House in Wicklow is a beautiful venue. The ceremony space is really cosy and warm just what was needed for a cold December wedding. Even though it was cold, there was still some sun for Emma + Kevin's big day.

Thanks so so much Emma + Kevin for having me tag along and wishing you many years of happiness together! I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to shoot this gorgeous family.

Emma and Kevin seemed like the fun people as we did our Pre-Wedding shoot in Slane HERE, Have a look HERE why Pre-wedding shoots are important before the big day.


Vendors

Wedding Planner: Tee from Ballybeg House

Cake: Emma made the awesome cake herself.

Celebrant: Eileen Morris

Venue: Ballybeg House

Flowers: Tee from Ballybeg House

Invitation: Emma

Hair: Justin Casey

Makeup: Aoibhin Conway


There's me giving back the engagement ring after the close-up ring shot, got down on one knee for a laugh!





What an awesome feather and bullet pin buttonhole. It was made by the groom himself.



Adorable boy was waiting for his Mammy.

Awesome tattoo.









Aideen + Chris - Mount Druid Alternative Wedding

Aideen and Chris, I would like to say thank you for trusting me to capture these memories for you guys; also to the staff and management at Mount Druid for being awesome and looking after me!

I have shot a few weddings at Mount Druid Alternative Wedding and every time I’m excited to be back ‘cos this is where I got married myself in April 2018. I really love this boutique camping site and would say to anyone thinking of getting married there, then don’t “think about it”, just do it!! I know they are get booked up so fast. It’s such an awesome place to get married and you will have an extra guest, their dog, Piddles, who will follow you around on your wedding day.

If any couple need a photographer to capture their Mount Druid Wedding, please do drop me an email, and I will be delighted to go back to the amazing Mount Druid.

Great team
dress: @thewhiteroom_mullingar
makeup: @eimermccarthy_mua
hair: @hairmaven.ie
venue: @mountdruidweddings
















































Siobhan + Owen - Pre Wedding in Skerries, Dublin

Some amazing shots from a pre-wedding shoot with Siobhan + Owen along the coast at Skerries, Co.Dublin. It's an awesome place to shoot, have a look at some lovely pre-wedding sunset shots in Skerries.

Why do a Pre Wedding shoot?….. When I show up at your wedding that morning, I want you to feel like we know each other. I want you to be as relaxed as you can be on one of the greatest days of your life! That way, I can blend in seamlessly on the day. Whether it be through Facebook, Instagram or email, feel free to follow me and keep in contact up to and after the big day! I love hearing what our couples are up to. Plus it gives me a good perspective on how you guys are and help in how I capture you both on the day….. and that’s why I like to do a pre-wedding shoot.






















Elaine + Michael Pre-Wedding in Cabinteely Park

Out shooting in Cabinteely Park with Elaine + Michael in a fab day of September 2018. The park is situated on land which surrounds Cabinteely House. The house was in private ownership from when it was built in the 1760s until 1984.

The house and the surrounding park are now in the ownership of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council who have invested in restoring and maintaining Cabinteely House. Much of the funding for the upkeep comes from the temporary letting out of the house for use as a film or TV set. Cabinteely House has ‘starred’ in Albert Nobbs, The General, and in many TV programmes.

Also, there's a lovely place to stop for a yummy coffee with an outdoor mini Japanese garden.






Elaine + Michael - Ballymagarvey Villiage

Back again at the Ballymagarvey Village in Co. Meath. A fab wedding in September 2018. Massive Congrats to Elaine + Michael, it means so much to capture the joy of your wedding day. Congratulations to you both on finding the perfect person to share all your days with.

























































Fionnuala + Paul - Mount Druid Alternative Wedding

Fionnuala and Paul, I would like to say thank you for trusting me to capture these memories for you guys; also to the staff and management at Mount Druid for being awesome and looking after me!

I have shot a few weddings at Mount Druid Alternative Wedding and every time I'm excited to be back ‘cos this is where I got married myself in April 2018. I really love this boutique camping site and would say to anyone thinking of getting married there, then don't "think about it", just do it!! I know they are get booked up so fast. It's such an awesome place to get married and you will have an extra guest, their dog, Piddles, who will follow you around on your wedding day.

If any couple need a photographer to capture their Mount Druid Wedding, please do drop me an email, and I will be delighted to go back to the amazing Mount Druid.







A really nice Freddie mercury jacket from the bride before the Ceremony.

































Jeannette + Niall - Cloughjordan House

Jeannette + Niall got married in the awesome 800 years old manor, Cloughjordan House, Co Tipperary. A truly beautiful venue with a number of beautiful spaces to accommodate a wedding ceremony; from the 17th-century ballroom to the main lawn, woodshed or forest area.  Jeanette and Niall opted for the cozy Woodshed.

It was a wonderfully personal ceremony, where Niall played some music while Jeannette walks down the aisle. It was truly beautiful to see the massive smile on Jeannette's face as she made her way down the aisle and waited for Niall to finish his song before they share a pre-wedding kiss!

For me as a photographer, I always feel really welcome at this venue. The staff and manager are really awesome people. Looking forward to being back to shoot some more weddings there.

Thank you to Carol Sweeney Photography, who helped me out on the day as a second shooter.







Jeannette is a former Irish rugby and Offaly camogie player























Lovely Jessica, Wedding & Event Coordinator





















Boys will be Boys.

My lovely guest book from the pre-wedding







Sharon + Rob – Barberstown Castle

Sharon and Rob got married in Barberstown Castle in Kildare. 

This lovely couple met when they were teenagers, they were together for a long time; it was nine years of getting to know each other before they and got engaged.

They had talked about marriage a good bit before they got engaged. They are both straightforward in the way they do things and their engagement was no different. It was just the way they wanted it. They were in Kilashee House Hotel at an event and while dancing on the dance floor they were joking about it...... then Rob then asked Sharon and of course she said 'Yes!' It was perfect. They then went to Dublin for the day to pick Sharon engagement ring!

Married life is a true blessing and one of life's finest gifts. Congratulations guys and best wishes for the future!

A lovely message from the couple:

"Johnny was our photographer for our wedding in July 2018. Not only is he an extremely talented photographer but he is so professional and such a lovely guy! We wouldn't be the best at getting our photo taken but he made us feel so comfortable and at ease. All of our family and friends commented on how friendly and professional he was throughout the day! His style of photography is amazing and he captured our day perfectly! We are so in love with all of our photos I honestly wouldn't be able to choose between them.

Johnny we can't thank you enough for our amazing photos! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer!!
Sharon and Rob"

Have a look at D.art Wedding stories fab video. Awesome guy to work with CLICK HERE See if you could spot me :-)

Great team
Make up - Lisa Shannon Makeup
Hair Styler - Emma Nolan
Videography - D.art Wedding

























































Zara +Ger - Ballymagarvey Village Wedding

I always love shooting at the Ballymagarvey Village in Co. Meath. It's one of my favourite venues, with amazing grounds. I love it when I have loads of options on a wedding shoot. Thank you Zara and Ger for having me as part of your celebrations.

I can't wait to go back there again.

A lovely message from the couple:

"Johnny was the most amazingly Talented photographer to capture Love , Fun and family on our  Wedding day .
I was really particular that I didn’t want the photographs to take over my day , and Johnny completely nailed this . It never felt forced or that I was missing out on anything because Johnny captured everything wherever we found ourselves , chatting with friends or dancing the night away . I would recommend Johnny to any bride to be , he will give you the pictures you always wanted . Also he is the nicest Guy and a pleasure to have with you on your big day . Thank you Johnny. Zara + Ger"





My own timetable for the couple knowing what's happening during the day for the photo shoot.

















Rachel + David - Hiking Elopement in Muckish Mountain and Poisoned Glen, Donegal

Do you want your wedding surrounded by some awesome views in Donegal, Ireland? Well, I think you can but I understand it can be hard to get people on board so I decided to do a hiking mock elopement shoot to showcase what's possible. My relaxed, natural photography style really works for this wedding type and I have added a new "Hiking Elopement" package to my options. This is for anywhere in Ireland, not just beautiful, wild, Donegal.  I would like to say a massive thank you to Rachel and David for giving up their time for this photoshoot. I'm so happy they LOVE the pictures as I got really lovely feedback from them:

"Having our photos taken by Johnny was an absolute BLAST!!! He is so adventurous and went hiking with us through the hills & mountains of Donegal and got the most incredible, scenic shots! He really has such an eye for the lighting and scenery around you. His talent and creativity are unparalleled. But more-so than that, he really makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera (even if one of you is extremely photophobic). We were genuinely having the best time waltzing through the fields with Johnny. He is the nicest, up for anything kind of guy. He really captured raw emotion and love between us and made it so effortless on our part. It was the best experience with him as our photographer and we will definitely be using him for future life celebrations! if you're looking for professional, relaxed, un-posed & natural photos, Johnny is your man! Thank you, Johnny, for a wonderful day and beautiful photos!! ♡R&D"

Traditionally elopements are where the couple run off and get married in secret before returning home. Friends and family are disappointed to have missed out on the big day… Elopements today are completely different! Imagine wild moors, dense woodlands, sweeping vistas. Breezy mountaintops, muddy boots, wildflowers. Your absolute fave people, an officiant, AND YOU TWO.

You don’t have to do it completely alone – having 10 or 20 of your people attend is still a lot easier and more enjoyable than herding 100 people around. So if the thought of making small talk with distant relatives and plus ones and doing the first dance in front of 100 people brings you out in a cold sweat and has you running for the hills – then why not actually just run for the hills? And bring me to you…

I offer an Elopement package that includes:

  • Travel to anywhere in Ireland
     • A knowledgeable planning buddy (me!)
     • Photos via downloadable online gallery
     • Elopement package prices range from €1000 to €2500

If you’re planning an adventurous elopement, you’ve come to the right photographer! This is my specialty and where my heart lives. Dust off those hiking boots and get in touch! HERE


Hiking Elopement in Muckish Mountain and Poisoned Glen, Donegal


Hiking Elopement in Muckish Mountain and Poisoned Glen, DonegalHappy and relaxing elope in Donegal mountains

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Hiking Elopement in Muckish Mountain and Poisoned Glen, Donegal
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Hiking Elopement in Muckish Mountain and Poisoned Glen, Donegal