Engagement photography is a relatively new concept in Ireland although it's becoming really popular with couples who are looking for relaxed loved-up photos of themselves in the lead-up to their wedding. Engagement photos allow you to get to know your photographer so you'll be more relaxed having your pics taken on your wedding day - plus you get a cool set of fun photos which are more likely to get framed and make it onto your wall!
I came across this image of Britt and Chris by Studio B Photography and it really made me smile - it captures one of the most important parts of any relationship - hanging out together, goofing around and making each other laugh! This fun loving couple wanted an engagement session that reflected their personalities and love for each other and I think these emotions are captured beautifully. Rebecca is based in Atlanta - you can see the full post on her blog.
The second image of Aoife and Thady is by White Tea Photography - an Irish and Polish photography duo, with an individual and relaxed style. This engagement session took place in the Phoenix Park and you can almost feel the wind blowing through their hair as they roll along on their tandem bike. See more of this carefree shoot on Noel and Aga's website. (Make sure to try some of Aga's apple cake if you visit their studio).
And Finally, Christina Brosnan is an American photgrapher, living in Ireland and married to an Irish guy! Her fresh style is certainly influencing trends here and winning her lots of admirers! Christina will be photographing the wedding of Claire and Aidan in Ireland next year. They are currently living in London so Christina travelled over to shoot their romantic picnic-styled session. The full feature is on Christina's blog - I can't wait to see the wedding...
...maybe I could do a follow-up post featuring all three weddings. Now there's an idea :-)