Wedding photographer on the road in Ireland and Scotland
Time for a little interlude in amidst the weddings. One of the massive perks of being a wedding photographer is the chance to set my own schedule in the quieter months, and as wedding season wasn’t quite in full swing we took the opportunity to continue where we left off after my Irish Weddings in Cork and the Connemara last year. This year, Niamh and Brendan had booked me for their beautiful Tankardstown House wedding, so we started our trip by driving our big yellow campervan to County Meath for their wedding.
I have to admit, I didn’t see anything of Co. Meath because the surf was so good that Rob, ever the eager beaver, picked me up at 11pm from the wedding and drove through the night to get to Easky, on the North West coast, so that he could surf in the morning. We stayed in Easky until I couldn’t face another day reading and doodling in the van while he surfed, and continued North with our coastal road trip, going through Northern Ireland and eventually the ferry to Scotland, stopping off wherever there was surf of course.
Ireland remains one of my favourite places I’ve ever travelled - the North of Eire is wild and windswept, and much less touristy than the South, but just as beautiful in its own rugged way. Northern Ireland was incredible too but much busier with other tourists, especially now that the Game of Thrones filming locations have become such hotspots (though we did enjoy watching a coach load of super-fans dressed as the Ironborn, complete with swords and shields clambering over rocks on the “Iron Islands”).
Scotland was a revelation, in the way that Ireland felt last year. Our jaws were on the floor for a lot of it, starting with a weekend with friends in Glencoe, where I shot this stunning highlands engagement shoot. Mull, Ulva, Erraid, Lewis and Harris were next, in an emotional return to the scene of a very memorable childhood holiday with my mum over 20 years ago. Next we headed over to the east coast to visit a friend at Findhorn and some more friends in Stonehaven before starting the long journey home.
Anyway, enough of the travelogue! As usual, here’s a little taster of what we saw and did…