Awarded best Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland – WPJA

Dylan McBurney, Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland is based just outside Belfast in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim. His unique style of reportage wedding photography has seen him photographing weddings all over Ireland & the UK, and many top destinations across Europe.  To view more of his beautiful Northern Ireland wedding photography, view his portfolio below.




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Dylan McBurney

Dylan McBurney

Welcome to my website. My name is Dylan McBurney and I am a professional wedding photographer based in Northern Ireland. I am the only wedding photographer in Northern Ireland to be a member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and since 2006 I have been documenting my clients weddings all over Ireland (and elsewhere in Europe). I have photographed weddings in many of Ireland’s finest wedding venues such as Castle Leslie Estate, Larchfield Estate, Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate, Tankardstown House, Galgorm Resort & Spa, Culloden Estate & Spa, Darver Castle, Belfast Castle, Lough Erne Resort, Merchant Hotel Belfast, The Mill at Ballydugan, Finnebrogue Woods, Ballymagarvey Village, Carton House, Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Village at Lyons, Adare Manor, Marlfield House, Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa as well as hidden gems such as Lough Cutra Castle, Ballynahinch Castle, Lissanoure Castle and Deanes at Queens in Belfast to name a few. I consider it a real privilege to take wedding photographs on such an important day in a couple’s life together. Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience but one you can re-live time and time again through your photographs. My whole philosophy for shooting a wedding is centred around following my heart and trusting my eye. I’m naturally drawn to people and I love hearing stories of how couples met, what the family history is, who the friends are and all that’s happened along the road. I love seeing how that plays out at a wedding day. At your wedding you can think of me as a creative observer on the day. To go unnoticed is great but to capture photographs that fully document the emotion that runs through the day is really what I’m about. My ultimate goal is to make photographs that will not only tell a story but will also become a tangible reminder of the feelings and chemistry shared between a bride and a groom.

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“Hiring Dylan was the first decision we made about our wedding and the absolute best.”

“Dylan McBurney made a true work of art with my wedding album.”

“Dylan’s unique style truly captured the magic of our day and we are so lucky to have his amazing work to help us relive the memories.”

“We highly recommend Dylan to those couples who want to fully enjoy their day from start to end without the worry or stress of posing for photographs! The photos were so natural and captured the real atmosphere of the day. From the very moment we met him we knew we had made the perfect decision!”

“Dylan has an easy grace that brought me a sense of calm, and while he was always around, he wasn’t always noticeable. But he captured the moments that mattered most to us…the laugh of my mother, the smile and joy of my husband’s father with all of his boys, my best friend’s joyful emotion, my family’s outrageous energy and fun and the love of my new husband and myself. I cherish each photo. Dylan managed to please this American who likes a clear-cut plan, and also pleased my Irish husband who has a “ah, sure, it’ll be grand” mentality for planning…that’s not easy to do. Still thinking about it? Don’t…just book him. You won’t be sorry.

“Looking back at my ‘wedding planning’ stage it would have been crazy to have been married and not to have hired him. He was the best decision I made for my wedding (apart from my groom of course!!). I highly recommend him.”

“Personally, Dylan was beyond a pleasure to work with. Planning a wedding in Ireland from the US, he still managed to make me feel like we met on a regular basis. He made everyone feel completely comfortable in front of the camera with his ability to blend right in with our family and friends. I wish we lived closer so everyone we know could have him photograph their weddings!”

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