Gougane Barra Wedding, Cork Photographer - Emma And Ronan

"Hi Dasha! Thank you so much for sending on the link, and for capturing those fantastic photos of our wedding day! You really captured the atmosphere of the day well, and some of the unguarded expressions were exactly what we were going for. I particularly liked seeing some of the prep shots of Emma and her family, and of people arriving at the church. The portraits you took after the church service are simply stunning! Thanks again for all your hard work!" ~ Ronan and Emma, St. Finbarr's Oratory and Dromquinna Manor

Gougane Barra Church wedding photo

Destination wedding in Gougane Barra church in West Cork.

The stunning Gougane Barra church was the location for Emma and Ronan's destination wedding in Ireland. The St. Finbarr's Oratory had a special meaning for the groom Ronan, who grew up in the area and whose parents were married in the exact same church. Ronan and his fiancee Emma travelled all the way from Australia to get married here surrounded by the rugged landscape of Cork and Kerry.

I think it's safe to say that the bride and groom brought a healthy dose of Australian sunshine with them. Their wedding day in April was one of the warmest this year! Emma's family and the couple's friends travelled over from Australia, which is a true testament to how much they are loved by everyone. 

Emma and Ronan were looking for a photographer to capture largely unposed and spontaneous images of their wedding celebration at Gougane Barra and part of the reception at Dromquinna Manor. They wanted a discreet and relaxed style that would capture the natural beauty of the setting they had chosen for the wedding, as well as their guests enjoying the day. When I first spoke to the couple over Skype, I knew they would be a cracking couple to work with. It was an absolute pleasure to tell the story of their destination wedding in Ireland in photographs. And to photograph a wedding in such stunning location as Gougane Barra for such a wonderful couple was a real treat for me as a photographer!

Wishing Emma and Ronan many happy years together! I know Ireland and Gougane Barra will always have a special place in their heart! 

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