Ireland is one of those most romantic, magical places I have been to, so when Grainne and Dara asked me to document their day in the small town of Dingle in Co. Kerry, there was only one answer. Having never met the couple before, we had a lot of getting to know each to do other upon my arrival. As luck would have it, both Dara, Grainne and their families extended the warmest of welcomes to me. I felt right at home, excited for their wedding in just a few days. Before the wedding, I explored the rolling hills and the quaint town that surrounded the Ballintaggart House, the old manor in which the wedding would take place. Location scouting in Ireland was one of the highlights of the trip- from old dirt roads lined with fox gloves, to vast fields filled with cows and green grass for days, I was in my element. I was inspired. The wedding day was filled with love, tradition, laughter, dancing and singing (lots of singing!). After a ceremony in the local church in Annascaul, everyone wandered down the road to the South Poll Inn Pub for a pint (or two…). Guests continued to enjoy the pub while the bridal party joined me for some portraits in a field nearby. Dinner and speeches preceded singing and dancing which lasted until 6am! Needless to say, the Irish know how to have a wedding. The traditional music and all the sing songs were entirely new to me. It was amazing to take it all in. While shooting in Ireland was a highlight of my career, it doesn’t stop there. I have never felt a warmer welcome than I did from the Killorglin O’Connor clan and the Kealy family from Galway. Thank you for making this experience even better than I could have imagined. Grainne and Dara- I am so happy you two found one another, and are spending the rest of your life together. I loved watching you make the other laugh during my visit- you really are the best of friends.