The New Mr & Mrs Mclean

Below is a snippet from the journey I spent with a lovely couple Stacy and Michael, from their pre wedding shoot right through to their fantastic wedding.

For Stacy and Michaels pre wedding shoot we decided to visit the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. Its very often you find yourself smiling while flicking through photos, and this is definatley the case with these two. Full of affection and laughter they both made my job pretty easy. Below are a few pics from the shoot. 

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It wasn't long after the pre wedding shoot that it was time for Stacy and Michael to tie the knot. They had their wedding ceremony at the historic christ church, lisburn, before making their way to the prestigious Galgorm Resort & Spa where they held their reception. Below are a few snaps from their big day, it was a pleasure to be part of it.

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Special thanks to Dale Robinson Photography who was the 2nd photographer and to all of the below who helped stacy and Michael create such a memorable day.

Brides Dress:  Petticoat Lane, Hillsborough

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Blush, Lisburn Road

Mens Suits:  Red Mens Groomswear

Florist:  Sallys Floral Studio

Wedding Stationary:  Roco and Miley

Make Up Artist:  Chloe Flemming

Hairdresser:  Kieran- Harbinson Hair

Light Up Letters:  Electric Alphabet

Allegra Smashing Her First Photoshoot

With all this good weather we (myself, peter & Lucy) decided to hit Crawfordsburn Beach for Allegra's first photoshoot. The place was jammed packed with everyone soaking up the rays, so we all settled for a secluded part away from the human traffic. A wonderful location that didn't disappoint and this little lady was great in front of the camera. Below are a few pics from our adventure. 

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Chasing The Aurora

I have always been fascinated about the Northern Lights (Aurora) and at the beginning of 2015 I decided to take an interest in capturing it. I was lucky enough to capture this phenomenon on my second outing which was ironically on St Patricks Day. Such an immense feeling to finally witness a magnificent spectacle. Below are two photos taken that evening which turned out quite well as it was my 1st attempt at night photography. They were both taken at Dunluce Castle which you can see in the foreground.

The 2nd shot has the foreground lit up by another photographers torch, giving an eerie touch to the photo bringing up detail of the castle ruins.

The above venture kept the cravings at bay until a few days before christmas. It started with me getting inundated with all sorts of notifications of a huge storm predicted. Gear packed and straight up to the previous spot of Dunluce Castle. This time it was a totally different experience as the foreground was lit by a full moon, ideal for getting some snaps. The below photo shows a green belt that was present for around an hour and a half. With no other activity I decided to move location to make use of the moon light.

I decided to head towards The Giants Causeway, got out of the car at the visitor centre and the sky was alive with activity. Grabbed my camera for a quick snap which you can see below. High ISO causing a lot of noise, excitement getting the blame as I panicked with the thought of missing it. A car flew past me during the shot which is visible to the right of the photo. So I rushed to the car and followed suit, still unsure that it was legal lol.

Once I got down it was then a struggle to get a spot where I wasn't getting in the way of any of the other photographers. Below are a couple I managed to get while there was still some activity.