Posted on July 12, 2016 by under
Modern and Romantic Boyne Valley wedding
We were greeted with open arms and warm hugs when we arrived at the bride and groom’s bedrooms that morning, despite the fact that it was our first time meeting the couple who had only flown in from New York a few days prior. It really didn’t matter though, from the first email to the time we spoke on Skype we knew that Delia & Derick were our kind of couple: warm, friendly, easy going and determined to have a good time! This was gonna be FUN!
We love romantic tales and meaningful locations and theirs doesn’t disappoint: Together since they were just 16 (introduced by BFF Wendy – ‘thanks Wendy!’), when it came to choosing where to marry, Derick & Delia’s strong ties to Ireland made it an easy choice with Delia’s great grandparents Christened and Married in St Mary’s Church, Drogheda and her parents honeymooned here many years ago. Irish relative Sean took on the job of wedding planner extraordinaire and did a fabulous job! (We can get his details if other couples want to hire him!) So they packed their bags and along with 70 of their friends and family hopped on a plane from New York to Ireland for the destination wedding of their dreams!
The very talented Delia made the modern paper bouquets and boutonierres by hand, featuring sunny yellow and elegant printed book pages with touches of modern chrome. FAB! Delia’s stunning engagement ring was a family heirloom belonging to her Mother’s Godmother and suited Delia perfectly: understated, elegant and unique. The ceremony was relaxed and romantic with wonderful music from Snow Patrol to Andrew Lloyd Webber. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house (including ours!) by the second line of All I Ask of You! Then it was on to the beautiful Boyne Valley Hotel where the guests enjoyed champagne and Guinness (of course!) and we dodged the showers while taking photographs in the beautiful grounds of the hotel. It wouldn’t be an Irish wedding if we didn’t have to run from the rain at least once! Still, the sun came back out and we were able to sneak back out with Delia & Derick to create some stunning portraits in the woods. Derick does love his trees!
We were genuinely sorry to say goodbye to Delia & Derick at the end of the evening, knowing that we’d probably never meet again as they were flying home soon after! Still we were so honoured and grateful that they chose us to capture their magical day, knowing that they will be taking a piece of our Irish hearts back to New York with them.
Photography by Denise Cannon & Brónagh Cannon of DesignWorks Photography
Church: St Mary’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth
Hotel: Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth
Limousines: Sean Freeman
Bridal Makeup: Haven Holistic, Drogheda
Bride’s Hair: Clare’s Hair Salon, Drogheda
Evening Photobooth: https://www.blackandwhiteevents.ie/
Flowers & Boutonnieres: Made by Delia!
Posted on July 7, 2016 by under
Save €43 with our €7 Portrait special offer during July & August only!
We can hardly believe that it’s been SEVEN YEARS since we opened the doors to our Skerries family portrait studio, so we’re celebrating with our (now infamous!) annual family portrait special offer! It only seems like yesterday that we were staying up late painting the walls and deciding what lovely photos to hang on them. We remember it was so much bigger than we initially realised and we had to order lots more (and much bigger!) sample portraits to fill the walls! We’ve lost count of the number of fabulous clients we’ve met over the years but we want to say a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you! We LOVE what we do and without lovely people like you having faith in us to capture your precious memories we wouldn’t be able to do what we love every day.
To celebrate properly we are offering all one hour family, pet or newborn portrait sessions booked in July (and photographed before the end of August) at the amazing price of just €7 instead of €50!! Yes, you read that right….SEVEN EUROS!
As with all of our sessions there is NO minimum purchase or pressure to buy anything you don’t love. You simply view your images about two weeks later and choose what you want! This portrait special offer can be used for families, pets or newborn shoots, even for couples or just for photo of yourself! (why not!) We have VERY limited availability in July and a bit more in August (midweek is a bit easier) so call us now on 018021100 for more information and to book your slot before they are all snapped up! You can also email us on email@example.com
Posted on June 1, 2016 by under
Wedding Photography News!
We’re delighted to announce that our very own Brónagh has won her first international professional wedding photography award! She won 2nd place in the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers competition ‘Love Story’ with a beautiful image of the gorgeous Tama with her new husband Dan taken when she photographed their wedding in California last October. The SWPP is a UK and Ireland association but accepts competition entries from members all over the world.
Tama & Dan at the USS Potomac in San Francisco Bay – 2nd place SWPP Love Story photography competition
Another of her images taken at Siobhan & Ronan’s wedding in Johnstownbridge last Easter was Highly Commended. While she’s been photographing weddings for a number of years, this is the first time she’s entered a competition.
Siobhan & Ronan at St Patrick’s Church in Johnstownbridge. Highly Commended in SWPP Love Story photography competition.
To see more of our Wedding images see here!