Although the majority of my approach to wedding photography is documentary, I do like to pick up an artisitic image for clients too. Something that is not going to take all day to capture, an image that could be put onto canvas later on. To get this shot you really can only go as far as a client is willing to go. Even though I would happily go to extremes, I would never insist on anything too intensive. The client has the final say. In this case, Danny & Bernie opted to go off the beaten track (well, Danny had to be dragged!) in the pursuit of something a little specatuclar, in this case Hook Head.
Hook Head itself is not too difficult to get to. You can pretty much drive right up to it. My favourite location to shoot there is east of the lighthouse, looking back along a small inlet. It takes about 5 minutes to get there across rocks in normal clothes. Add about another 3 minutes for anyone wearing a wedding dress! It was cold and windy. So cold that my hands were numb. It would have been easy to ditch the idea and get back to comfort of the car but the lads were happy to continue. Was it worth it? Decide for yourself, here is what we got …..