Posted on May 7, 2017
C&B | The Clonmel Park Hotel, Co. Tipperary
7th April 2017
It is a great way to kick off my wedding blogs for 2017, with the beautiful wedding of Carrie & Billy, at The Park Hotel, Clonmel. Going back to a venue I have captured on a few occasions can be daunting, as you don’t want to duplicate the shots from previous wedding’s.
But for me, it makes me work even harder to try different shots and angles, to make the wedding different and that little more special.
Carrie, had local Hair Artist Sara Condon and Make Up Artist Karen Reeves looking after her. They are both fantastic to work with, very professional and their work is fantastic. They both worked together and had everything done on time.
This is always great for a photographer, as any delays in the morning can affect the flow of the whole day.
Carrie and Billy had both the Ceremony and Reception at the Hotel, so they wanted to make the day a little more personal for them. So they arranged to meet each other before the ceremony at St. Patricks Well, located just a few minutes from the hotel.
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon, we were sure we would have the place to ourselves . . . . But were we in for a surprise!!!
Carrie’s old school had organised a school mass at the same time as our shoot!!! It was quite a surprise for all of us. I wasn’t sure how they would react, but being the great people Carrie and Billy are, they invited the girls over for a photo (or two!!) I got trigger happy!!
The school really appreciated it, and the girls all wanted to touch the dress!!
We had to warn them that we still had to get to the wedding, so no dirty hands!
And on to the ceremony
Weddings cakes can be quite elegant and have become a very important part of the Wedding plans. But, I have never seen a cake like this! The details were just amazing, I found myself going back on a few occasions to make sure I hadn’t missed anything.
Well done to Phil O’Regan, at Flour Power Cakes for this awesome cake!
And finally to finish the day off, a few dance moves.
Hair: Sara Condon
Make Up: Karen Reeves
Rings: Ryan Thomas Jewellers
Dress: My Dress
Suits: 6th Sense Mensware, Clonmel
Jewellery: Fields Jewellery
Cake: Flour Power Cakes
Looking for a little more? Here is a slideshow of the day:
Posted on April 18, 2017
Irish Wedding Photography by
Colin J Kenny
Engagements | Weddings | Elopements
We are now in April and the 2017 wedding season has got underway! So it is about time I got my act together and showcased some of the beautiful weddings I had the pleasure of capturing in 2016.
This short video is just a snippet of my own personal favourite images from venues all over the country. (For a list of venues please see below video) Thank you to all the amazing couple that trusted me to capture there day and help create these special moments.
I really hope you enjoy the video, and if you are getting married in 2017/18 give me a shout! Still a few spaces available.
Thanks for checking out my work,
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind
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Venues Captured during 2016
Here is a list of some of the amazing venues I had the please of capturing last year! Really looking forward to 2017 and getting add some more amazing venues to this list!
Anna Carriage Estate, Killaloe
The Anner Hotel, Thurles
Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare
Castlemartyr Resort, Cork
The Brehon Hotel, Killarney
Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel
Castle Oaks House Hotel, Limerick
The Heritage, Portlaoise
Ballykisteen Golf & Hotel Resort, Tipperary
The Park Hotel, Clonmel
Inch House, Thurles
Castle Leslie, Monaghan
Hotel Minella, Clonmel
Devon Inn, Newcastle West
Coolbawn Quay, Tipperary
“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
— Annie Leibovitz
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Posted on April 1, 2017
De Burgh Manor, Kilberry, Co. Kildare
So, where to start. A wedding workshop has been on my to do list for the past 12-18 months. You can never stop learning, and for me to get to the next stage in my photography career I saw this as an important step. I am always willing to learn and find new techniques, skills and the motivation to help me develop as a photographer and as a person.
However, trying to find a workshop was the next step. A lot of landscape workshops had shown up in searches on google – not what I was looking for. I will admit I was starting to give up and look at the alternatives of travelling abroad to participate.
But then, while stalking images from other photographers (a hobby of mine!) I stumbled across some images from a wedding workshop held in London a few months earlier. A few clicks later, and i couldn’t believe it – they were doing a workshop in Ireland!! In a few weeks!! A quick email and I was booked!
So to the workshop . . .
with Guest Speakers
Each person brought something to the workshop that help make it unique, motivating and inspiring. Everyone had their own experiences and shared them with us, both good and bad.
From Tomasz dropping his gear into a fountain on a wedding, just two days before the workshop, to Paula talking about the struggles of being a photographer, parent and partner and how to learn to say NO!
Rob gave us an amazing talk and photo shoot on posing couples. This was an area that I was really interested in and to be honest had not seen on the workshop material! So it was a fantastic surprise! It can be really difficult to relax a couple on a wedding day, especially a groom! But Rob, explained some easy and very natural ways to get amazing natural portraits. So thank you Rob!!
Tom look at SEO and Web site development, and the importance of blogging. This was a bit of an eye opener, and really hit home the power and complexity of the web. This could take me a while to get my head around!
Tomasz, gave us all a bit of a wake up on efficient editing workflow and file management. This guy is a machine! But again, he didn’t hold anything back form the group. He freely discussed his process after the wedding to handing over to a client – every detail.
Wojtek, the awesome London based photographer, looked at off camera flash. This is an area of photography sometimes we are afraid to challenge as it can fell like you will never get a grasp of it. But Wojtek broke it down step by step and showed us the process of getting to those amazing off camera images. I was his ginny pig! So no photos unfortunately!
The last of the speaking I will cover in this blog has been left to end for a reason. I am not going to hold back, I wasn’t expecting to get much form Paula’s talk. It had nothing to do with her work, which is fantastic and you should check it out. I just had a perception in my head that Wedding editorials were not for me.
However, Paula really opened up to the group about how people had perceived her to be this great photographer, doing great and a much sought after photographer. But behind it all she was struggling to come to terms with the daily routine of juggling work and family.
It is easy for us to get wrapped up in our work, and when this happens the people we hurt are the ones we love most. Paula, gave an emotional talk on her experience that really hit home with every single one of us in that room.
We also had the chance to shoot with Paula on an editorial wedding.
Styling: Grace & Saviour Hair: Claire Barry – Hair Stylist
Makeup: The Powder Room Makeup Studio Gorey
Model: Teodora Sutra with 1st option models
Florals: Bella Botanica
Paula explained that you can use editorials to get the clients you really want to work with. She was encouraging, inspiring, helpful and a pleasure to be around.
We were not on a workshop to be made feel inadequate or out of our depth. This workshop was all about learning small things to make us better. Everyone from the speakers to the participants were there to learn from each other. It was about networking and creating a group of close connections with people that deal with similar day to day circumstances.
Tom, Tomasz and Wojtek, were all close at hand to answer any questions we had. If they didn’t know the answer they would find it! If you are looking for some inspiration and motivation in your photogrpahy, life or just starting out on the journey, these guys will provide it in abundance.
So keep an eye on the wedding workshop.co website for upcoming workshops, you will not be disappointed.
Also, Paula and Rob are running some fantastic workshops in Northern Ireland. For more information on this click here.
To all my fellow participants on the workshop, it was fantastic to meet up with such a talented group of people from all over the world. You all brought something to the workshop to make it that much more of an experience for me. So thank you!
Finally here is a list of some of the sponsors from the workshop:
Tribe Red Leaf | Rebel East | Folio Albums | Shootproof | Fundy Designer Flothemes | Wooden Banana | Alien Skin
Posted on March 18, 2017
Travel – Africa – Tanzania – Zanzibar
A collection of portrait’s, captured of locals, in the villages of beautiful Tanzania. We received such a heath warming reception wherever we went, and met with beautiful smiles. This was all organised for us by G Adventures.
Maasai Village – Mto wa Mbu – Zanzibar
The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people inhabiting southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
The men are responsible for looking after the cattle and travelling large distances with them for grazing. It is the duty of the women to build the houses of the village.
No electricity, no running water, and a house made up of one room with a stool and stove! This was an experience!
Many of the women of the Maasai have been suffering from blindness. This has been due to the fact that the house’s have no chimney. So to combat this, the Maasai women have been trained to install chimney’s in their homes. This village had just started to install the first chimney’s. You will see this process in some of the photos.
We also visited Mto wa Mbu village, which lies within the east African Valley, some 120km from Arusha City, Mto wa Mbu inhabits more than 18,000 thousands in which there are 120 tribes.
They brought us into their village and showed us the local culture and how the tribes all live together in harmony. We were also treated to a beautiful lunch by the locals.
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Posted on March 17, 2017
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Posted on March 16, 2017
Laura + Thomas
Expecting a cold wet day in December, Laura and Thomas had brought the sunshine from Australia with them. Laura & Thomas have been living in Australia for the past five years, and returned to get married on 28th December.
It was an honour and privilege to capture their beautiful wedding day. I hope this little peek at their day will do it justice.
Here is a list of all the people that helped make this day so special for them:
Photography: Colin J Kenny Photography
Videographer: Dragon Video
Hair: Mary Quinlan – Mollys Hair Moyne – 087 753 1462
Make Up: Yvonne Hughes Make Up
Dress: Australia – Tuscany Bridal
Wedding Car: www.absolutelimos.ie
Cake: Marie Cakes Kilkenny
Flowers: Flowers by Claire – Thurles – (0504) 26633 or (087) 9884316
Bridesmaid Dresses: Chantilly lace limerick
Groom /Groomsmen Suits: Morans Menswear Thurles
Band: Phil in the blanks