Best of 2018
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
By John Murphy
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Hi Everyone I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.

I would like to share some of my favourite Wedding Photography captures from 2018.

Thank you again to all my wonderful couples. Here's to 2019 and Beyond.



Emma & Ryan
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By John Murphy
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Rain or Shine.


Well it's been a while since I've blogged a Northern Ireland wedding a lifetime ago it seems. Since then my life has changed and capturing weddings has taken a new meaning for me entirely but that's for another post.

Lets go back to early June and the start of a wonderful summer. This was my first time shooting a wedding outside at the wonderful Antrim Castle Gardens just a stone throw away from my home, the lovely Emma & Ryan live just around the corner from me it is indeed a small world.

The day itself was fantastic it had everything, sunshine,rain,romance and a whole lot of fun. The reception was at the Wild Duck in Portglenone which catered for Emma & Ryan's every need and set the scene for a awesome day and evening with great food and even greater fun.

 This was one of my favourite weddings over the summer and a venue that I would like to be back at very soon.

Would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this blog.

Thank you and speak soon.



Northern Ireland Weddings Emma & Rayan

Bronagh & Brian 27th December 2016
Friday, March 24, 2017
By John Murphy
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It's been a while coming but I've finally got round to my first blog post on my new look website.


No better place to start than the wonderful, stylish, winter wedding of Bronagh & Brian.


Our day began with bridal preparations at Bronagh's home in Dundalk, as I arrived I was greeted with Bronagh's father get into the car with a massive trophy.  I soon found out it was the League of Ireland trophy, that Brian (the groom) had just helped win with Dundalk Football Club.


After the lovely church service at the St Joseph's Monastery in Dundalk we headed to Tranquility House in Omeath for images with the newly married couple and their bridal party, before a short journey to The Four Seasons in Carlingford.


We managed to get to the pub around the corner for a quick pint just before we lost the light. The town did look like a street scene from Paris, and it just capped off the chic feel to the whole day.


I hope you enjoy the images, as much as I did capturing this lovely couple's special day.


Please feel free to leave any comments.


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Bronagh & Brian's winter wedding in The Four Season Carlingford

A little bit about me
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By John Murphy
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Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog.


I just wanted to say a little about me and my photography.


Being a self employed photographer, and a dad to to my two lovelies Emillie (7) and Luke (3) gives me lots of opportunities to capture real moments in my own life; especially with the afore mentioned two lovelies.


I love music all kinds but mainly Rock, this was my first love when I was a kid, all I wanted to be, was in a band (I still do). I actually was in a band all through the 90's but my other passion for photography took over and here we are now.


When I'm not out shooting a corporate PR event or a wedding I tend to focus on capturing the people around me, I’m not one for landscapes although I admire people who are, actually when I am away on holiday I never really look for buildings or landscapes to capture it's usually people or people pictured with a famous landmark or a beautiful landscape.


Sometimes I think I have my kids tortured, I'm always running for the camera when I see them do something or when the light is just to good to pass up. I’m sure when they are older they will love all the images I have captured of them as children or be embarrassed by it; either way it's all good and keeps our memories alive.


Weddings are a big thing for me. I've found over the past year or so I've moved away even more from the "money shots", the image of the cake, the flowers, the shoes etc. although I still do capture these to a point I’m more passionate about reactions, emotions and little moments that might be missed, but should always be remembered.


I aim to blog as much as I can weather it be my latest wedding, PR shoot or personal images of family and friends (maybe the odd landscape we'll see).


Till then