The perfect record of your wedding day
So, you’re getting married. And your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days in your life.
That’s where DKPHOTO comes into the picture. My name is Daniel, and I combine a documentary approach with creative flair (even my clients say that!).
I make it fun – your smiles will be real smiles. You’ll actually look happy on your wedding day!
A vivid record of all the magic moments
But, even if you’re going to delight in being the centre of attention, you’ll want a full, dynamic record of the day.
So I’ll not only shoot any family or other group you want (I’ll even shoot your future mother-in-law – with a camera), I’ll also gather lots of great images (unobtrusively) throughout the day: cute kids, funny moments, etc).
My invaluable experience as a wedding photographer ensures that your wedding photographs are stress free on your wedding day and most importantly – FUN!
…more than a thousand photos in my online Gallery:
I’ve gathered 500 of my wedding photos in a five-minute slideshow.
500 wedding photos in just 3 minutes…??? Treat yourself to a mug of strong coffee, then sit back and – off you go….
If you love breaking the speed limit when out driving or riding on runaway rollercoasters, you’ll enjoy this.
In fact, you’re going to be so excited – and so focused on yourself and your loved one (and perhaps your future mother-in-law) – that you’ll miss most of what goes on. And, of course, you can’t see yourself, or what you look like (unless you spend the whole day looking in a mirror). Are you going to look fantastic? Of course you are.
So you don’t want a series of boring photos where the two of you look like a pair of statues. You want photos with style, panache, a touch of magic – photos that look as stunning as you will. You want the best wedding photographer you can get (at the lowest possible price!).
I can also take photos of the preparations for the wedding, or your dressing-up (as appropriate, of course), as well as pictures of the general setting and the little details (rings, flowers, close-ups of that exquisite lace on the dress, etc) that will add lots of nice touches to the wedding album.
My whole aim is to ensure that you don’t just look back on your wedding day as memorable but that, as your memory gradually fades, you’ve got a vivid and complete record from start to finish – and one that will never fade.
That special light – for the radiant bride
Have camera, will travel: Can I come to your wedding, then?
Yes, I can.
I work all around Europe, but I’m based in Ireland. Whether you’re in Dublin or Donegal, Cork, Carlow or Cavan, Limerick, Louth or Letterkenny, Galway or Granard, Sligo or Shillelagh, Athlone or Ardee, Wicklow, Wexford or Waterford, Kilkenny or Kildare, Portlaoise or Pettigo (bet you don’t know where that is), Roscommon or Roscrea, Tipperary or Tralee, Monaghan or Mallow (sorry if I’ve missed any major metropolis), I’ll get there.
But, if you’re getting married in Spain, Italy, Mallorca, Greece, Gran Canaria, Croatia, France or Brixton, I can join you too. Have a look at Destination Wedding Photographer.
Wherever you wed, unlike the bride, I won’t arrive late at the church …
Nor should we forget that there are many places of beauty in the Midlands and inner Ireland: Waterford old 18th century bridges along the Rivers Nore and Barrow in Cos Carlow and Wexford, the great mediaeval city of Kilkenny, Galway the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise along the River Shannon, Lough Key in Roscommon, Waterford, and so on.In parts of Co Cavan, there’s a lake to left or right at every bend in the road.
The picturesque villages of West Cork with their bright, colourful houses make great backdrops for wedding pictures, as do attractive villages such as Carlingford in Co Louth, Inistioge in Co Kilkenny, Sneem in Co Kerry.
(Mind you, in Ireland, it’s hard to get away from the traffic; most villages and towns could be vastly improved if they had a central pedestrianised area, with paving, trees, benches and outdoor cafes instead of a traffic junction).
But the focus is on the bride
Wonderful settings for spectacular photos
It’s great being a wedding photographer in Ireland. The people are very friendly, helpful and good fun, and there are many wonderful venues. Some couples want to be photographed with some special place in the background. That suits me, since I try to combine creative flair with reportage wedding photography or documentary photography – essentially, telling the story of an event in as vivid a way as possible. And the wedding location is an essential part of that story.
There are plenty of great locations: Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains seen from the top of Howth Head; Cork; Glendalough in Co Wicklow; the beautiful port of Waterford; the mountains or seascapes of the Kingdom of Kerry; along the River Shannon in Limerick; the magical grey hills of the Burren; Galway Bay and the mountains of Connemara, up to the unique Ben Bulben in Co Sligo and the glorious Slieve League in Co Donegal (among the highest cliffs in western Europe), and so on (sorry, I can’t mention all the places!).
My wedding photography brings me all around Ireland. I’ve taken wedding photographs for couples from Donegal down to Cork and Dublin across to Galway. I love a good road trip!
When you’re doing the photography at a wedding, of course, you can’t often say “Would you mind standing over at the edge of the cliff there’ (the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare, that is) – especially if the wedding happens to be taking place in Mullingar. And you can’t really ask the bride to climb to the top of the wonderful Skellig Michael in Co Kerry, no matter what the views from the top. (Imagine what the wind there would do to her dress.)
In any case, in wedding photography there’s a subtle art in making sure that the backdrop doesn’t dominate or even intrude. The focus, in all senses, is on the bride (and groom!), and on the wedding guests.
After all, it’s your day. So, wherever your wedding takes place, I’ll make sure that, no matter how spectacular the setting, it will recede into the background in the face of you at your dazzling best…