Merry Happy!

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Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a 2013 full of joy!

Don’t forget, you can keep up to date with my work over here!

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Lookie!

I know it’s probably not cool, but I am so super excited and honoured to have my work featured on mrs2be.ie! My first submission and feature, natch!

If you’re visting from there, thanks for stopping by. You can keep up to date with me here as i’m a very naughty blogger!

Summertime shoots are in full swing and my next shoot involves sprinkles and glitter among other things so check back soon.

Just can’t resist!

Okay, I was preparing Megan and Sean’s photos and I absolutely could not resist posting a few more. 🙂
I LOVE my job 🙂

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And I will finish with this!
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Vavavoom!!!!

Be my baby

Where is the time going? I still haven’t managed to get better at updating but I promise, I am trying! 🙂

Here’s a quickie from a lovely afternoon with an awesome couple whose wedding I am capturing in October:

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You can see more here!

It must be love, love…

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A&V

So my blogging frequency still hasn’t improved but I am definitely still about! Make sure you check out my Facebook page “Christina J Irwin Photography” to keep up to date with all that’s happening! Here are a few from a recent shoot with the lovely Amy and Vlad, can’t wait for your wedding!

Summer!

I’ve been a very bad blogger, haven’t I? Let me assure you, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth (although it sometimes feels like I’m buried under mountains of editing!). I do update my facebook page a little bit more regularly, so please head over for a peek. 🙂

In the meantime, a few bits from the last few months.

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Sneak peek of Daveth and Trish’s wedding

Torrential rains suddenly gave way to beautiful blue skies just in time for Daveth and Trish’s special day. The Station House in Kilmessan was the perfect setting for such a warm and intimate ceremony. Sneak peeks are getting harder and harder to do when it comes to picking what makes the cut! Anyway, enjoy!


Lovely sand ceremony where they poured sand from two different locations to symbolise their marriage. So sweet.

Mr and Mrs Foxy! I mean, Fox.

And last but not least, a little bit of colour to shake things up.

Thanks, Daveth and Trish!

Shelley and Clive, a sneak peek!

How’s that for a happy bunch? 🙂

One of the loveliest weddings I’ve had the privilege of being a small part of, it was a gorgeous day with a wonderful couple and here is their sneak peek.

Thank you, Shelley and Clive!

And I’ll end with a bit of Shelley, Percy that is, for Shelley.

“See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?”

Max and Anna Marie, a Winter Handfasting

Why would I shoot a wedding during the worst winter in the last 10 years with the most deplorable driving conditions AND 37 weeks pregnant? Well, for the love of, well, love… What else?

Max asked me to help with his wedding photographs a few months back and knowing how late in the game I would be by the time it rolled around, I made no promises, but boy was I glad to be part of their wonderful day. The ceremony was a traditional handfasting and it was held at Markree Castle in Co Sligo. Very intimate and very personal, it was a great experience. I hope these have done their day some justice!


Flowers and champers, check.


One radiant bride, check.


One gorgeous gown, check.


A hope and a prayer, check.


Attentive brideslaves bridesmaids, check.


A tiny bit of help, check!


An excited groom, check.


One moment with dad.


A kiss. One of many to come. 🙂


Sneaking away.


Bestmen!


Mr and Mrs!


I told you there were more kisses!


A quick retouch.


Ahhhhhhhhh. Gorgeous cake, made by the groom’s mum!

It’s so hard to choose which photos to include here but I hope it’s given you a flavour of their day.

Check back soon!

Jess <3 Conor

A few photos from Jess and Conor’s big day. Not for the faint of broadband connection! 😉 Enjoy. Comment if you want me to send you the full link.


This photo was taken during the rehearsal the night before, was praying I’d get one as good on the day itself!


*Sigh* for holiday weddings


Goodies for the girls


Bride with her mum


The “other” important dress of the day


Kisses for the flower girl


Entourage


The boys, well, some of them.


Married!


Gossiping


The bride with her boys


Til next post, bye!

happy new year, world!

I must really apologize for the recent lull in posts. I can’t believe how quickly the months have passed. It was a very very busy end of year for me as well as being away overseas. Unfortunately, holiday mode and work didn’t really mix for me. Huge apologies to anyone who’s orders were delayed, they should all be on their way to you for final confirmation or delivery. I will have a ton of new posts in the next couple of weeks (cross fingers) to showcase my recent projects and really, just to let you all know i’m still alive! 🙂 You might also notice that my web address has changed to http://christinajirwin.com so pass it on! Happy new year!

A few recent photos from Jessica and Conor’s January 2, 2010 wedding. I’ll do up a proper sneak peek soon.


hands up, i love the love heart shadow.


pretty enough for the tree!


new trend, wedding shoes instead of stockings? 😉

In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave…


And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

– Maya Angelou

I am only just going through the photos from Karen and Ronan’s amazing wedding. So, this isn’t so much a sneak peek as a sneak! Check back for more of this beautiful bride. Oh, and the groom too. 😉

Five years!

All photographs in this post are ©Lito Genilo, Smart Shot Studio


My favourite photo of the two of us.


The large sprays of orchids was the florists idea of “simple”. Look fantastic though, doesn’t it?


The irish contingent that came out to party with us.


Yes, this is my bridal party. All of them. Not big by Filipino standards, honest, I’ve seen bigger!

It’s hard to believe that 5 years, to this very day, has passed since we said “I do”. So much has changed (arjay’s hair, we have a 2 year old, i love my husband more), yet so much still the same as well (my hair, the extra 5, 10, 20 pounds i have yet to shift, still in ireland). 🙂

Anyway, here’s to the next fifty!