I’m Johnny, a wedding and elopement photographer based in Ireland, notJack Nicholson from The Shining. While I may share a similar name, my focus is on capturing natural, beautiful moments for my couples rather than being a menacing presence at a haunted hotel. So, please don’t mistake me for the infamous character – I promise I’m much more friendly and approachable!
I have an awesome job. I even think it’s the best job in the world. I’m a wedding and an elopement photographer and it makes me very happy doing things for a living that I enjoy. It is an amazing adventure. I’ve been able to document my clients’ weddings all over the world, and all the beautiful stories that have yet been told. I hope I get to document your story someday!
Hi there! I’m Johnny and I’m a wedding and elopement photographer in Ireland.
My style is natural and beautiful – nothing fussy, nothing formal. Just you two, your love and your sense of adventure. And my camera capturing it all.
I like to think of my photography as art – something you will treasure and hang on the wall in a beautiful frame. I love shooting creatively and playing with shadow and light. My work has a film-like feel, and my couples book me for my romantic portraits (and my laid-back but adventurous nature!).
My couples always say how relaxed I make them feel on their special day. I don’t ask for fake smiles or awkward posing – just that you be in the moment.
Being a newlywed I can completely understand the craziness of wedding planning. This is probably why I love mini weddings and elopements so much – they’re all about the simple act of getting married to your best friend, sometimes with a few favourite people there as witnesses. And that’s all.
I love nature, the outdoors and the simplicity of elopement. To be honest, any excuse to get outdoors and have an adventure I’m there!
So if your idea of a perfect wedding day involves pulling on some comfy boots and running through a field hand in hand while whooping that you just got married, then I might just be the adventure-loving photographer for you.
Apart from my daily work as a photographer, I am a simple guy who loves spending time at home. I enjoy the simple things in life such as forest or hill walking, hiking, picnics in a scenic location, good company and a few laughs.
When I think about what my perfect evening would look like, I would simply answer that a turf fire, a Guinness and being surrounded by the family would make my day. From Thurs to Sundays I am very busy working with clients in different locations but during weeks and some free weekends I like to spend time with my son Aaron and our dog, Ghost and of course staying fit doing Crossfit training.
A few more of my favourite things
– 80s video games – Pew Pew! – Running (Trail Run / off-road running and half marathon or more on the road) – Hyperreal Pencil drawings
– A bit of oil painting – A proper cup of coffee – Popcorn – Comedy films – Spicy chicken wing’s – Adventure
What type of shooting do you do?
As a wedding and elopement photographer, I specialise in capturing moody, relaxed, grainy, classic, and film-like images. (A fun photographer) I want my couples to feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera, and encourage them to be themselves and have fun during the photoshoot. Posing and fake smiles are not necessary – I am there to capture you at your best.
I take my role as a photographer very seriously and strive to be organised and prepared on the big day. I work closely with the bride and groom to understand their vision and preferences, and rely on the wedding party or families to help gather everyone together for group shots. In addition to formal wedding photos, I also love capturing the relaxed, informal moments that reflect the happy atmosphere of the day.
To get a better idea of my wedding shooting style, check out the wedding.
Inspiration for my work
Natural photography is seeking the most natural and relaxed angle in human interactions. It is all about appreciating the lighter side of life, the simple things that make huge things perfect.
I get my inspiration from my usual interaction with family and clients. I use my love of life, the love of all things simple such as art/painting, long walks / hiking, spicy chicken wings for dinner, drink coffee more than water, love TV (I’m watching Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, Breaking Bad, How I met your Mother, New girl and Family Guy)
I love capturing people and their interactions in a relaxed and natural way. I believe that the little things in life, like art and nature, can bring us joy and make big things even more perfect.
I get a lot of my inspiration from spending time with my family and clients, and from enjoying the simple pleasures in life like long walks, spicy chicken wings, and a good cup of coffee (or two). I also love TV and am always watching something new – currently, I’m into shows like Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, and Family Guy.
As a natural photographer, I strive to capture the beauty and authenticity of people and their relationships. Whether it’s a family photoshoot, engagement session, or wedding, I want to help you create memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. So if you’re looking for warm, friendly, and natural photography, I would love to work with you!
How I got my first camera...
Taking pictures is something that I’ve always been interested in, but it wasn’t until I was a little older that I really got into it. My uncle used to lend me his film camera when I was a teenager, and I loved taking pictures with it. But then I got busy with other things, like graphic design, and I didn’t do much photography for a while.
But I always felt like I was meant to be creative, and one day I saw an ad for a photography course at a college called Roslyn Park. I knew I had to apply, and I was lucky enough to get the last seat in the class. I studied for a year and earned a certificate, and then I stayed at the college to practice my skills and work on projects in the studio.
One of the first big opportunities I had was when a friend of my brother asked me to photograph her wedding. I was really nervous, but everything went really well and the bride was thrilled with the pictures. In the years since then, I’ve photographed the weddings of five of her friends, and I’ve loved every minute of it.
I also do portrait work and digital manipulation, and I’m always up for a challenge. Photography is something that I’m really passionate about, and after almost 15 years of doing it, I still love it just as much as I did when I started.
Charcoal, Graphite, and Oil Paintings: A Creative Mix on Instagram
When I’m not busy taking photographs, I like to spend my time exploring other artistic mediums. One of my favorite hobbies is creating charcoal art, as I enjoy the way that the medium allows me to capture a sense of depth and texture in my work. I also enjoy working with graphite pencils, as they allow me to create very fine and detailed pieces. Additionally, I love the rich, vibrant colors that can be achieved with oil painting, and I often spend hours lost in the process of creating a new piece. When I’m not working on art, I like to stay active and fit by going for a run or participating in other outdoor activities. Overall, I believe that it is important to have a balance of physical and creative pursuits in life, and I enjoy finding ways to incorporate both into my daily routine.
Are you an art lover looking for something a little different? Look no further – follow me on Instagram for a unique and eclectic mix of charcoal and oil paintings! From abstract pieces that push the boundaries of traditional art forms, to more traditional works that showcase my technical skills, I strive to create a diverse range of pieces that will engage and inspire my viewers. Whether you’re a seasoned art connoisseur or just starting to explore the world of visual art, I believe that there is something for everyone in my portfolio. So come on and give me a follow – you never know what creative treasures you might discover!