Hello! I'm Mairéad (rhymes with parade), but I also answer to Marmalade, Lemonade or Mermaid, depending on who's calling. There are some who call me Morag, but I try not to encourage them.
Amongst other things, I love dogs, dancing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kate Bush (as you can see from picture in the middle). I LOVE my movies and music, and am a bit of a (massive) geek to be honest.
I spent 8 years in London before moving back to Ireland where I'm now based. Before that I spent three years in South Korea, which is where I got my first proper camera.
I can be quite shy at times, but I found that photography allowed me to be brave. It helped me to connect, however briefly, with people I might otherwise never have spoken to. It has helped me to see the world in a brand new way, to notice the little things.
I love looking at old photographs and wondering what the people in them were thinking; I'm intrigued by the context behind the moment.
In the same way, when I'm photographing a bride and groom on their wedding day, I look to capture every individual in a way that's true to them, and to create a beautiful moment.
When I’m creating these pictures, I think about the people who will look at them in generations to come, and wonder what they might think.
Life is short and absurd, beautiful and amazing. It’s all about the shared experiences, the moments. For me, photography is a way to really appreciate those moments.
You don’t want to have the same wedding as everybody else.
You want your wedding to be personal and unique to you, to really reflect who you are as a couple.
You want it to be beautiful. The details are important to you, but you don’t want to get bogged down in them.
You want to have fun! You don’t want to spend ages posing for stiff family formals.
You DO want to have gorgeous photos of the day to look back on in years to come, to frame and hang on your wall.
You basically want your wedding to be the best party you’ve ever been to, with all of your favourite people in the world together for one awesome day.
You want to have the wedding that YOU want.
If this sounds like you, then you’re exactly like me, and I think we can make beautiful pictures together!
Get in touch and we can have a wee chat about your plans and ideas!