Here are some of my images which were placed in this round of the ISPWP Quarterly Photo Contest. The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world.
Ballycotton in East Cork is a hidden gem and I encourage anyone to visit there . Edell & Jonathan tied the knot there last summer. They spent a long time scouting locations and it is easy to see why they chose Star of the Sea Church with spectacular views of Ballycotton Bay and on to the aptly titled Bayview Hotel – about a three minute walk apart. Here are some of my favourites.
The legendary “Bard of Salford” was in town on Thursday to perform as part of the Imagine Arts Festival. I made a call on the off chance that he was free for a few shots in the afternoon. He was and kindly agreed. What was supposed to be a quick 30 minute shoot turned into 3hrs! John was as generous with his stories as he was with his time. He talked about everything from Ian Curtis & his favourite band The New York Dolls to his gratitude to Alex Turner, whom he attributes to his current popularity. Throw in a few random poems and curious onlookers who thought I was photographing Ronnie Wood – it’s an afternoon I won’t forget in a hurry. Big thanks to Sinead Flynn and Ollie Breslin for organising it all.
UPDATE: nice to see I made the FWA One Photo a Day with one of the above shots http://www.fwaphoto.com/#/2009-11-16/