As the summer of 2018 came to a close, two scientists, Sam and Steph, tied the knot on the banks of the River Liffey at the Angler's Rest. This landmark establishment located on Dublin's Strawberry Beds has a history that stretches back to the 17th Century. Today its picturesque location, next to the Phoenix Park and its reputation for fine food, has made the Angler's Rest a popular and alternative wedding venue. It's definitely one of my favourite locations to get married.
Surrounded by family and friends, Sam & Steph had a humanist wedding ceremony followed by drinks on the balcony. A short stroll in the Phoenix Park preceded the speeches, which were full of real emotion. As food was served I quietly said my goodbyes and departed for home. It was a day I really enjoyed, so thank you Sam and Steph for inviting me to record your wedding story. The artistic freedom you gave me was very much appreciated.
The images I've chosen to display below depict an historic day in the life of a couple who have chosen to spend the rest of their lives together. This is the photo essay from that sunny day in late August 2018.
Enjoy the memories Sam and Steph and may I wish you both the very best of luck in the future.
'Documentary wedding photography is all about taking truthful images without directing or prompting people at a wedding.'