Wedding at Tankardstown House
Notes from the Photographer
Here’s a few notes from my favourite photographs from Katrina and Mick’s wedding at Tankardstown House in Slane.
I really liked this first image of Katrina getting into her dress.
A little difficulty getting the ring on!
During the ceremony if you look around the church you’ll often find the kids lost in thought. Or up to mischief. These guys were quietly watching and I was able to sneak a couple of frames without them noticing the camera.
Tankardstown House is quite possibly my favourite wedding venue to photograph in. The drinks receptions are always fantastic, the space is perfect for little groups of friends to gather and I love the atmosphere of the low light.
Of course, wedding receptions can seem a little daunting for the little people of the family. This boy noticed me in the crowd. I remember thinking that he seemed like me – here we were in our own thoughts, here to explore and observe all of the big people around us!
This was Katrina’s Dad writing a message in their guest book.
I really liked the idea of this little baby girl observing the world around her – quite possibly the first big party of her life.
A few minutes later I passed by and her Daddy was really making her laugh. There’s a series of photographs in the slideshow above but I really like this one.
Guests during the drinks reception enjoying the wedding at Tankardstown House.
I wonder what they were laughing about – I never ask – I just shoot the pictures and move on to the next picture.
This lady struck up conversation with me and we each took a photograph – although I don’t think hers came out because the film wasn’t loaded correctly! I remained unseen!
I really like this photograph of Katrina talking to her friends.
Wedding guests enjoying the drinks reception at Tankardstown House.
An emotional moment during the bride’s Fathers wedding speech.
One of the most personal and lovely wedding speeches I’ve ever heard was followed by this moment when Katrina rushed up to her Dad and hugged him.
This was the groom’s niece just before the dancing started.
I really love this photograph – perfectly spontaneous.
There were a lot of great ‘dancing moments’ in this wedding at Tankardstown House but I really liked the light in this one. Sometimes the lighting from the band can be a real issue for the camera but it came out pretty well here I think!