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Hi there! We're Ivana & Sam

We are wedding photographers, designers & hiking lovers based in Ireland. On our blog you'll find helpful resources and guides for planning your wedding in Ireland as well as our recent weddings & travels. Whether you're planning your wedding or looking for some travel inspiration, we hope you enjoy your time here.

Coronavirus & Wedding Planning | Your Options Discussed + Free Postponement Template Planning a wedding around the coronavirus? Take a breath. Our heads are spinning from the constant news updates and this virus has changed just about everything we knew. But with the help of one another, we can adapt! As wedding photographers, Sam and I […]

Couple holding hands in the face of coronavirus pandemic

Covid19 & Your Wedding | Planning Guide and Alternative Ideas

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Luttrelstown Castle wedding ceremony setup

How To Check Off Everything You’ll Need To Plan your Destination Wedding in Ireland Or ‘How to Plan Your Wedding in Ireland (from Abroad)’ Flying across the Atlantic to get married in Ireland is exciting and oh-so-romantic! However, we know it can be difficult to process the many steps and hurdles in the way. But as […]

The Ultimate 6-Step Guide to Getting Married in Ireland

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Tankardstown House | Ireland Wedding Venue Guide

Tankardstown House, Exclusive Meath Wedding Venue If you’re searching for the wedding venue that fits your dreams, this guide will help you. As photographers, Ivana and I want to highlight some of our favourite (and the most picturesque-) venues in Ireland; this time, we’ll visit the grand Tankardstown House! Standing in Slane’s hilly countryside, this […]

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Iva and Steffen’s Spiritual Summer Wedding When Iva and Steffen asked us to photograph their summer wedding, Sam and I were thrilled! These two souls have an innate warmth and generosity of spirit; we knew their big day was going to be special. —– Set amongst three lakes in the wild southern region of Bulgaria, […]

A Spiritual Outdoor Summer Wedding | Iva & Steffen

INSPIRATION, TRAVEL, WEDDING

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Clonabreany House, Meath Wedding Estate If you’re searching for the wedding venue that fits your dreams, this guide will help you. As photographers, Ivana and I want to highlight some of our favourite (and the most picturesque-) venues in Ireland; this time, we’ll explore the country gem that is Clonabreany House! Just an hour northwest […]

Clonabreany House | Ireland Wedding Venue Guide

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American Honeymoon in Connemara, Ireland | Kacey & Alex

Connemara Honeymoon in Galway, Ireland | Kacey & Alex With one eye up to the ever-changing cloudscape, our long drive westwards finally brought us to wild Connemara. Through thick clouds, the waning sun cast tiger stripes of light across the mountains; we knew we’d found the perfect place for our Honeymoon couple! Fresh from their […]

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Mountain Engagement Adventure | Iva & Steffen | Sofia, Bulgaria We drove up through the dense, zig-zagging mountain road to reach our favourite vantage point for their mountain engagement session. On hot summer evenings in Bulgaria’s capital, retreating to Vitosha is always a good idea! Eventually, we arrived at our trail to celebrate their engagement in […]

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Iva & Steffen’s Mountain Engagement | Sofia, Bulgaria

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Georgian Romance in Gloster House | Birr, Co. Offaly Gloster House lies along the leafy road between Roscrea, Co. Offaly (close to the magnificent Slieve Bloom Mountains) and the Heritage Town of Birr. Gloster House is one of Ireland’s most stylish (and exclusive) wedding venues. Planned with Martina (of MartinaO Weddings), we drew inspiration for […]

Gloster House | Ethereal Irish Romance

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Mykonos private villa with swimming pool for destination weddings

Steven & Jamilya’s Destination Wedding | Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos Private Villa – Destination Wedding in Greece Steven and Jamilya’s destination wedding makes for fantastic inspiration if you’re looking for a private and exotic location. The couple and their families travelled from opposite ends of the globe to come together on the beautiful island of Mykonos for a gorgeous sunset ceremony. With only close family […]

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Nick and Jenna are a sweet, adventurous couple from New York who chose the beautiful Lake Como for their honeymoon (who wouldn’t!). Their session began on a beautiful morning in the lovely town of Bellagio. We chose to explore the gardens of Villa Melzi, which offered amazing views of the lake and mountains. Our time […]

Bellagio honeymoon photosession

Nick & Jenna’s Honeymoon Adventure | Lake Como, Italy

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Fine art portrait of couple among mountains in Ireland

Dave and Laurie’s couple session in the Wicklow mountains happened on one of the coldest days that Ireland had to offer this March… Despite the weather conditions at Glendalough, these two never stopped smiling at each other and loved their adventure in the Wicklow mountains. If the cold weather is good for one thing, it […]

Dave & Laurie’s Winter Lake Adventure | Glendalough, Ireland

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Epic bridal portrait in Ireland

CLIFF AT LYONS – WEDDING FAIRYTALE

You’re planning the wedding day and you just can’t make up your mind: “Should it be modern? Maybe more classic..? Hmm but I like the sense of freedom and wildness too.” The possibilities are endless but you have only one wedding day and it’s coming fast. I think I have a solution for you. Cliff […]

INSPIRATION, Uncategorized, VENUE GUIDES, WEDDING

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I’ve always wanted to photograph someone’s portrait session or wedding in a greenhouse… When I met Victoria and saw her unique style and passion for making her own clothes, I immediately envisioned these photographs. I suggested we go to the beautiful botanic gardens of Ireland for her portrait session and so we began planning. We styled […]

PORTRAIT SESSION – BOTANIC GARDENS IRELAND

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This home engagement session was something special in terms of style. Viki is an artist and jewellery maker and Viktor is a car interior craftsman. Naturally, these two have some style up their sleeves so we decided to incorporate the jewellery which Viki and her partner Petya make for their brand “Upon Extinction”. I love […]

EDITORIAL HOME ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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ANCIENT ROMANCE – PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

If you’re into traveling and exploring hidden away destinations with lots of charm, Plovdiv might be the perfect place even for your special day! Check the post and see how beautiful this ancient European city is!

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