Viv & Todd, Destination Engagement Shoot, County Sligo
Viv & Todd are travelling around Ireland from California and are about to celebrate their wedding anniversary too, so I was honoured to capture some relaxed portraits around Sligo & it’s surrounds and show them a few spots that were off the beaten track! I couldn’t believe when Viv booked me to do a lifestyle/engagement shoot style shoot around the Sligo area even before they had booked their flights to Ireland! That’s the kind of organisation I would normally do for a trip!!
With one day to get this shoot done there would be no rescheduling, but somehow between the showers, we managed to get some sunshine, clouds, wind, nice light, dull light, dark light & everything else too! I call this shoot a destination engagement shoot, as it pretty much is! I might not be the one travelling, but the couple sure are, and it’s the kind of shoot I’ve done a few times now over here, including one with an actual proposal! I totally enjoy showing couples around the county! And that’s exactly what I’m trying to capture in the photographs…a mix of my relaxed style, but also showing the surrounding Irish countryside, whether that is an old abbey or castle, a simple country boreen or a wild Lough Gill! And as you can see from the photos, Viv & Todd were pretty amazing in front of the camera! And a first for me, and a rare sight, was a couple of deer running & jumping over some fences at Markree Castle, a mere 10 feet from us taking pictures!!
Thank you again Viv & Todd, enjoy the rest of your Ireland trip & safe travels.