Wedding Photos At Montalto Estate – Laura & Richard

Wedding Photos At Montalto Estate – Laura & Richard

Back in December, I had the pleasure of shooting Laura & Richard’s wedding photos at Montalto Estate, just outside Ballynahinch.  This is an absolutely stunning wedding venue and one I always enjoy visiting. Laura & Richard tied the knot in front of close friends and family in the Carriage Rooms in a beautiful relaxed ceremony.  Relaxed weddings are the best!  After the ceremony we headed out to shoot their wedding photos around the amazing grounds of Montalto Estate, and we were spoilt for choice as the winter sun began to add another dimension to the shoot. Here are just a few of my favourites from the day....
Galgorm Wedding Photography – Lynsey & Paul

Galgorm Wedding Photography – Lynsey & Paul

Here’s a sneak peek from a wedding I photographed recently at the Galgorm Resort & Spa.  The light was beautiful for Lynsey & Paul’s special day and I enjoyed sharing in it!  To see more of my work at the Galgorm, why not check out these other blog posts: Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding Photography Galgorm Resort & Spa – Renaissance Suite Weddings...
Landscape Prints In Middletown Coffee Co

Landscape Prints In Middletown Coffee Co

I’m super excited to announce that Middletown Coffee Co in Ballymena are now stocking a selection of my Fine Art landscape prints!  I’m really excited for this collaboration and absolutely love what Johnny, Emma and the rest of the team are doing in Middletown.  These guys are serving up some amazing speciality coffee and fantastic food, so please make sure and pay them a visit (and grab one of my prints while you’re in!).  You won’t be disappointed! Prints are available in two sizes at present.  A small print is priced at £10 and an A4 print is £20....
Psalm 19

Psalm 19

I’ve just returned from a super relaxing holiday on the North Coast.  It’s been an extremely busy year so far and so it was great to take time out and chill for a week.  We were staying in a lovely holiday cottage right at the water’s edge, overlooking Portstewart Strand.  I brought the camera along just in case as we had a prime view looking out to sea.  Although this was a holiday, I still managed a few sunsets, as I literally was able to stand with the patio doors open and shoot as I pleased!     This shot was taken just a few feet away from our cottage.  I had been reminded earlier that day of some amazing words from Psalm 19, which I think (for me anyway) sums up this image perfectly.  These are from the Message translation.   1-2 God’s glory is on tour in the skies,     God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. Madame Day holds classes every morning,     Professor Night lectures each evening. 3-4 Their words aren’t heard,     their voices aren’t recorded, But their silence fills the earth:     unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. 4-5 God makes a huge dome     for the sun—a superdome! The morning sun’s a new husband     leaping from his honeymoon bed, The daybreaking sun an athlete     racing to the tape. 6 That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies     from sunrise to sunset, Melting ice, scorching deserts,     warming hearts to faith. 7-9 The revelation of God is whole     and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear     and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right,     showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain     and easy...
Scouting A Location

Scouting A Location

One of the frustrating things about landscape photography (apart from the weather!), can be knowing when to head out and where to head to.  One of the things I find extremely useful when planning a trip is an App called The Photographer’s Ephemeris. This App tells me exactly where the sun is going to be at anytime of the day and in any location I choose.  You can imagine how useful this is when deciding on your plan of attack as there are certain locations that can only be photographed at certain times of the year.  Preparation is key to a good landscape photo! I was out filming with the the Engage Live team a few weeks back for an upcoming Landscape Photography workshop and we visited a spot along the Causeway cliff path.  I had scouted the location and was there in the late afternoon to shoot some long exposures with the LEE Little & Big Stoppers.  Being able to use the TPE App on my iPhone, I then planned to revisit this exact same location, at both sunrise and sunset.  The three different images are all shown below.  You can see how different they all are because of the time of day I visited.  But on each visit, I knew exactly where the sun was going to be and used this to my advantage. So, next time you plan to head out with your camera, make a conscious decision to think about your location and the position of the sun. This is also one of the many topics I’ll be covering on my full day Landscape Photography workshops.  If you fancy joining me, then...