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Dunmore House Hotel Wedding – Sharon & Ken

By April 14, 2016 One Comment

Glanmire Church, Riverstown House, Clonakilty, Wedding Photography

Sharon & Ken’s engagement photography down at the Marina in Cork only a few days before the wedding was blessed with some amazing autumnal light and calm conditions so the omens were good for the big day and it didn’t disappoint. And while the sun made a few brief appearances on the day it certainly didn’t take from the magic of the occasion.

Glanmire church is certainly one of the more spacious and bright churches in Cork and it looked wonderful all decked out in white. We had been discussing locations for some photos in the lead up to the wedding and the location of Riverstown House came up. Having been there before, on the other side of the camera, I knew it was a stunning backdrop and was excited to finally make some pictures there myself and I love them. Then it was on to the ever popular Dunmore House Hotel in West Cork with a quick pit stop in Clonakilty at the Old Linen Hall for a few shots.

Now, I have to be honest and credit Sharon for coming up with the idea for this location, but as soon as I saw it I knew it would be great spot for a picture and indeed I made one of my favourite pictures of all time there. The red door and blue walls are lovely and colourful but I wanted to add a bit of movement to the shot and asked Sharon and Ken to run passed as if they were late for the reception. Now that got Ken moving all right and all credit again to Sharon for flashing that little bit of leg, just enough to make the picture magic!

Thanks again guys and look forward to seeing you again sometime.! ;-D

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Darren Forde is a Irish wedding photographer based in Cork. He works all over Ireland as well as overseas for destination wedding photography and elopement wedding photography. His sharp eye for detail and creative use of light combine with meticulous planning to deliver a range of images from your wedding that tell the unique story of your day and capture all the little details in between. His images give you the feeling that each moment just happened – never too posed or contrived – capturing the feelings and emotions of the day just as they unfold. He is a regular guest blogger on several popular wedding websites and his images have been globally recognised for their creative direction and use of natural light. You can email Darren on [email protected] or follow him on Instagran @darrenfordeweddingphotography or on Twitter @darrenforde

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