Hook Head, Ireland – post wedding shoot with Amand and Will

It is not often that I spend a lot of time capturing epic post ceremony wedding shoots, mainly because I am commissioned to document. However, some clients are more adventurous than others and are willing to invest the time. Sometimes the pay-off is big. Introducing Will & Amanda, married last September in Wexford, Ireland. The plan was always to take a quick trip to Hook Head, Co. Wexford to get some images. This is Europe’s oldest lighthouse.  The area is renowned for its natural beauty and the light is always spectacular there. We scouted locations in advance and planned meticulously where we were going and what we were doing – all to save time on the day. We spent a total of 45 minutes there. Here is what we got …

finally, here are the rest of the images: http://www.aspectphotography.net/site/media/amanda&william/video/

Robert Speck Photography - December 10, 2010 - 1:56 am

Absolutely amazing photography …. thanks so much for sharing and how you magnificently worked with the angles and lighting! Great stuff!

Abigail Winters - December 10, 2010 - 2:07 am

How motivating and inspiring. These are incredible photos. They are so crystal clear (brilliant colors and amazing black and white imagery). Gorgeous!

Alexandria Kokostatis Images - December 10, 2010 - 2:17 am

Hard to choose between photos 4, 5, and 6. They are incredible! All of your photography is fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

la wedding photographer - December 11, 2010 - 11:43 pm

wowww what a beautiful place!
Nice shots great images!

Dani Meadows - December 12, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Oh my goodness, these shots are amazing. The colored images are so vibrant, and the black and white very vibrant.

Beat Mumenthaler - December 13, 2010 - 7:44 am

Absolutly great pictures! Congratulation!


Beverly Canalab - December 14, 2010 - 9:22 am

Beautiful photographs. #4 and #5 are absolutely true works of art — phenomenal.

Matthew Lee - December 17, 2010 - 2:42 pm

The second last black and white photo is stunning … beyond words. Kudos!

Belinda Mango - December 21, 2010 - 5:44 pm

You have made these images look just like paradise. Completely and totally gorgeous.

Martin Tavares - December 24, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Spectacular array of imagery. Thanks for sharing.

Wedding Photographer Sydney - December 24, 2010 - 9:15 pm

really amazing photo click by wedding photographer to arrange wedding photo…

Yvonne Dunnington - December 28, 2010 - 2:23 pm

Simply awesome imagery!!!

Darren Williams - December 28, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Stunning mate. Simply stunning. Love your work.

Albuquerque Wedding Officiant - December 28, 2010 - 6:44 pm

What an amazing location! The photos are fantastic…thanks for sharing them.

celebrant blue mountains - December 30, 2010 - 12:38 am

“Forever and ever” This collection kinda gives off this feel. Good job!

Miranda Isber - December 31, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Spectacular photos! Such beautiful artistic skill!

Sacramento Wedding Photographers - January 1, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Awesome Wedding Images!

London Wedding Photographer David Sherjan - January 3, 2011 - 6:32 am

Some striking captures here guys. We just bookmarked you, great work!



Shane O'Neill - Aspect Photography - January 3, 2011 - 6:52 am

thanks to all for the lovely comments!


Berkshire Wedding Photography - January 3, 2011 - 3:19 pm

I have to agree with the others – truly inspirational. I’d love to get the clients willing to do this. It will combine perfectly my business of wedding photography together with my passion for seascapes.

Keep up the great work in 2011!


Scott Gatt Imaginations - January 4, 2011 - 10:02 pm

These are incredible and I mean incredible shots. I could view them every day, hour after hour. Magnificent!

Nora Robinson - January 4, 2011 - 10:04 pm

And I second and third agree with all these comments. Beautiful work!

Allison Larman - January 7, 2011 - 6:37 pm

What an awesome set of photos!

Amanda Villiers-Tuthill - January 9, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Hi, We were so delighted with these shots and enjoyed every aspect of the whole process-the trip to Hook was one of the best parts of the day! Shane was fantastic to work with, so much enthusiasm and professionalism, not to mention the obvious talent! Thanks a mil Shane!

Martin Tavares - January 11, 2011 - 10:48 pm


Ben McIntyre - January 14, 2011 - 9:22 am

The fourth image is amazing — the colors and the lighting are excellent.

Germaine Lafountaine - January 18, 2011 - 10:16 am

Stunning photography. So glad I checked in.

Paul Cunningham - January 21, 2011 - 11:01 am

Brilliant imagery!

Kat - January 23, 2011 - 8:52 am

Gorgeous images in such amazing loactions! If you ever need a 2nd shooter, I’m available. LOL!

Kris - January 25, 2011 - 7:43 am

Lovely set of images, fantastic location.

Fotoe Excellence - January 25, 2011 - 11:17 am

True works of art! Such beauty!

Aaron Howe - January 28, 2011 - 11:46 pm

Your imagery simply takes my breath away! Way to go! Brilliant!

Nancy Shaw - February 3, 2011 - 10:59 pm

Incredible and stunning is how I would describe these outstanding images. Beautiful … I could stay on this site all day just viewing your incredible work.

Philadelphia Wedding Photographers - July 13, 2011 - 8:40 pm

Beach! Light house! So romantic.

Joséphine + Rogier : wedding in Aix en Provence – South of France

A great day in Provence in last september at the Joséphine and Rogier’s wedding.

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rspeck@photographer.net - December 7, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Superb and brilliant photography! Absolutely beautiful (both color and black and white images).

Shauna Dallamsphum - December 7, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Superb and amazing imagery. Wow!

Wilma Cornelisse - December 7, 2010 - 11:06 pm

Those first two images just blew me away — so articulate, clear, and breathtaking … and then I viewed the rest of them. Oh my goodness, they are all wonderful. Really, really enjoyed viewing your blog … and I know, I’ll be back time and time again.

Sydney Wedding Photography - December 8, 2010 - 4:18 am

Like to say your photography images are excellent. Fantastic use of available light and creativity. Love to shoot a wedding in France one day. Awesome work guys.
Awesome to see stylish work. Cheers from Perry in Sydney!

Natascha Yaeko - December 8, 2010 - 1:24 pm

Amazing pictures. I love the last black and white shot!!!! Beautiful 🙂

la wedding photographer - December 8, 2010 - 11:26 pm

That last B&W image is amazing!! really love it.

Aaron Howe Imagery - December 10, 2010 - 1:58 am

Exceptional and brilliant photography. Absolutely love the last image (although all are fantastic).

Alexandria Kokostatis Images - December 10, 2010 - 2:21 am

I am totally fascinated with the brilliance and crispness of your 2nd photograph. Amazing!

Dani Meadows - December 10, 2010 - 2:22 am

Oh my goodness, your first and leading image is a true work of art …those colors are absolutely amazing!!

Chris Werner Photography - December 10, 2010 - 3:13 pm

All of these moments were beautifully captured…

Beverly Canalab - December 12, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Wow, the first two photos are amazing (as are all the others) — such detailed crispness and awesome colors. Thanks!

Matthew Lee - December 14, 2010 - 9:25 am

Gorgeous … the lighting, the angles, the vivid colors (greens and blues).

Kirsten - December 17, 2010 - 7:55 am

Aix is my favorite place in the world. I can’t decide if I’m more jealous that I wasn’t the photographer for this gorgeous wedding or that I wasn’t the bride! Beautiful photos!

Maria and Dominique - December 17, 2010 - 8:47 am

Thank you all for your nice comments!

Matthew Lee - December 17, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Beautiful photographs … and you sure captured the fun and joy of the day.

Belinda Mango - December 21, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Love how you superbly captured the lighting of the tent overlooking the gorgeous pool and landscape.

Martin Tavares - December 24, 2010 - 12:14 pm

All photos are great! Really enjoyed the photo of the three ladies peeking out the window … so playful and cute.

צילום חתונות - December 27, 2010 - 5:51 am

Some great moments captured here!!!
I like the BW vride dancing with here friends
and of course the last one is my favorite!
Moshe Samuel,Israel.

Yvonne Dunnington - December 28, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Excellent wedding imagery — the full day from beginning to end. The wedding aisle shot is beautiful and unique.

Darren Williams - December 28, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Wow, great photography and that last image is fantastic. Love it.

Miranda Isber - December 31, 2010 - 2:27 pm

You captured a beautiful wedding story — excellent shots!

Wilma Cornelisse - January 4, 2011 - 10:00 pm

Bravo for the amazing documentary of this wedding. Just love Image #5 … the emotions are fully captured.

Nancy Shaw - January 4, 2011 - 10:11 pm

Love your photography artistic talents. This is a blog that I will continue to visit. You captured every single emotional moment that could happen on a wedding day. Love it!

Allison Larman - January 7, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Love the black and white photo of the bride and attendants peeking out the window.

Martin Tavares - January 11, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Beautiful wedding documentary. Your work is amazing.

Ben McIntyre - January 14, 2011 - 9:24 am

I really enjoyed this full set of images … every emotion that could possibly be felt are beautifully displayed.

Germaine Lafountaine - January 18, 2011 - 10:18 am

Such a beautiful couple and fantastic imagery.

Tampa wedding photographer - January 19, 2011 - 9:20 am

It must be incredible to be a wedding photographer in France…. such incredible churches and scenery! I guess you always want what you don’t have, I’m sure there are a lot of photographers who wish they had access to the beach like we do in Florida. 🙂

I just want to say that I really love the church shot of the top hat. The shallow DOF and leading line of the aisle really draws the eye. I’ve never shot a wedding where the men wore hats but the first time I do I’m replicating that shot. 🙂

Great stuff!

Paul Cunningham - January 21, 2011 - 11:03 am

From the very first photo to the very last — beautiful lighting and imagery.

Kris - January 25, 2011 - 7:37 am

Stunning imagery, love the candid captures.

Aaron Howe - January 27, 2011 - 1:25 am

Beautiful wedding story from beginning to end. You captured everything in this story — the emotions (including candid photos) and all the beauty and love. Way to go!

Shauna Dallamsphum - February 3, 2011 - 11:02 pm

I really, really enjoyed this series of photos. You do magnificent work, and I am so glad you shared your blog posting with us.

Brian, Tampa Wedding Photographer - February 15, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Its so much fun to photograph destination weddings… been a few years since I’ve done one out of the US, but I do remember how great they were.

Kat Fraser - June 2, 2011 - 8:33 am


Would someone be able to tell me where this wedding was held. I am currently planning my wedding and this venue looks beautiful.

Many thanks,

fashion photography - October 4, 2011 - 11:53 pm

Love the black and white tones. Amazing work.

meong - May 12, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Nice post: wedding in Aix en Provence; South of France | Best of Wedding Photography. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

Arpineh B/ - January 18, 2013 - 1:08 am

I was wondering where is the location?????


Simonet - March 27, 2013 - 8:16 am

Bonjour, les photos sont magnifiques! Je recherche un lieu pour mon mariage, pourriez vous me dire quel est celui ou ce mariage a été organisé? Merci. Cdlt

Olivia - August 7, 2013 - 9:32 am

Just stunning!! I too would love to know where this wedding took place…I am planning my wedding and can’t stop thinking about this venue!

Shan and Pete, Kiama, South East Coast, Australia – 10.10.10

I’m going to keep this brief in fear of going too overboard with long winded descriptions gushing with stories of this wedding being the; funnest, coolest, warmest, freshest, most honest, most beautiful wedding, I’ve been fortunate enough to document. Replace ‘wedding’ with ‘bride and groom’ and you get the short version of the big picture.

Shannon and Pete got married at a place called Bush Bank in Kiama, which is on the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia. They got married on the 10th October, 10-10-10, and for everyone involved their wedding was nothing less than a 10 out 10.

I really hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

Dean Dampney AAIPP, CloudFace Photography

Mary Fabian - November 25, 2010 - 5:43 pm

You are right! These are fantastic!

elegant wedding invitations - November 28, 2010 - 10:26 pm

My, what a beautiful wedding! Job well done!

Candice Springgay - November 29, 2010 - 11:55 am

Gorgeous images, lighting and angles. I just love the amazing colors of the flowers and trees of the picture of the groom following the bride across the grass.

Philippe Wiget - December 6, 2010 - 1:08 am

These are great, well done photographs that match the gorgeous style of the wedding perfectly!

Annabelle Morris - December 6, 2010 - 8:23 am

I really enjoyed this blog posting. Beautiful Australia. Oh, and you captured the many emotions of the day. Nice!

Shauna Dallamsphum - December 7, 2010 - 10:18 pm

Incredible photography .. I could spend the next day or month or two just living the beauty you created.

Robert Speck Photography - December 7, 2010 - 11:10 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed this whole series. You captured me right from the first photo in the Barber Shop. Brilliant!

Aaron Howe Imagery - December 10, 2010 - 2:01 am

Brilliant and beautiful imagery from beginning to end. Loved everything, especially your artistic talent.

Beverly Canalab - December 12, 2010 - 9:16 pm

#27 is by far the pinnacle of this whole session. So awesome!

Matthew Lee - December 14, 2010 - 9:30 am

It’s great how you captured the pure joy of the bride in the black and white photo (#9). Nice.

Belinda Mango - December 17, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed these gorgeous photos. You captured the very essence of the southeast coast of Australia. Brilliant work.

Nancy Shaw - December 21, 2010 - 5:53 pm

Remarkable capture of expressions on the little flower girls shot, contemplative, serious, and full of awe. Bravo — a moment to treasure forever.

Martin Tavares - December 24, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Terrific wedding imagery. Wonderful how you captured every single emotion the bride felt that day.

Yvonne Dunnington - December 28, 2010 - 2:32 pm

What a splendid array of colors … the image of the guests tossing delicate flower petals upon the couple.

Miranda Isber - December 31, 2010 - 2:32 pm

The seventh image from the bottom of the sky/clouds over the water is magnificent.

Allison Larman - January 7, 2011 - 6:41 pm

The photo of the bride and groom under the tree is amazing — great lighting and beautiful colors.

Martin Tavares - January 11, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Your images are SO REAL! Thanks so much for sharing such brilliance with the rest of us.

Chaba Vigh - January 23, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Wow, that flash photography is well used in the little house next the road! I guess you used radio transmitter..?

Dean Dampney - January 24, 2011 - 3:12 pm

Hi Chaba, thanks for your kind comment. The answer to your question, is yes, I did use a transmitter.

Engagement Photos in Alberta, Canada – Buffy Goodman Photography

I recently did a very fun photo session with one of my couples in rural Alberta! Here are some favorites of Sheldon and Laural.

In Sheldon’s mother’s barn – such cool light!

This old pub was wonderful! Totally old school, down to the sawdust on the floor! I really loved it in there!

Our wonderful bartender!

Some neat details! Those are some cheap beer prices!

Fred Stuart - November 16, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Totally enjoyed this fun set of images!

Mary Fabian - November 16, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Those shots of the bride and groom through the broken car window are magnificent — great lighting and brilliant photography.

Andreas Feusi - November 19, 2010 - 7:41 am

Wow, amazing. Excellent session. My favorite photo is the second one. Looks like stars. Overall very well done.

Deborah Edwards - November 19, 2010 - 12:54 pm

What a novel idea — fantastic imagery and amazing lighting and angles. Kudos!

שמלות כלה - November 20, 2010 - 1:57 pm

great photography, your photography art made the pictures lively. very natural and very beautiful.

Madeline Jutras - November 23, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Love those pub shots — you captured the essence of the place.

Katlyn Forrest - November 23, 2010 - 7:42 pm

#11 with the two images of the couple in front of the barn in the natural environment is my favorite — superb work with the soft natural light.

Scott Gatt Imaginations - November 25, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Excellent imagery … so natural and unique … beautiful lighting … and loads of fun.

Nick Grove - November 26, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Great images. Absolutely Australian to the core. Crisp colours, fun couple, and loads and loads of great images. Great to see something from down under. I wonder if there’s more as good as this? Let me see!

Candice Springgay - November 29, 2010 - 11:58 am

This looked like it must have been a lot of fun … and the shots turned out beautifully. Love the parallel/pun of the couple sitting in front of the building — Hitchin’ post.

Annabelle Morris - December 6, 2010 - 8:25 am

Excellent imagery! Really enjoyed the unique settings.

Shauna Dallamsphum - December 7, 2010 - 10:19 pm

Utterly fascinating. Your gift and talent are amazing!

Robert Speck Photography - December 7, 2010 - 11:11 pm

Oh My! Those first three shots in the barn are magnificent — the angles, the lighting — everything was true perfection with you behind the camera! Way to go!

Aaron Howe Imagery - December 10, 2010 - 2:02 am

I know you have heard these comments before, but I would like to reiterate … you have incredible talent, as well as a great sense of adventure. What you did with the lighting is incredible. Way to go!

Beverly Canalab - December 12, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Fantastic and fun! Your passion shines through.

Matthew Lee - December 14, 2010 - 9:31 am

The ignition shot is brilliant.

Belinda Mango - December 17, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Such a cool idea for engagement photos. Very fun series.

Martin Tavares - December 24, 2010 - 12:19 pm

Truly inspiring session — superb lighting and angles.

Yvonne Dunnington - December 28, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Bravo … such a unique and fun setting … and yes, you did a magnificent job with the lighting.

Miranda Isber - December 31, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Brilliant work!

John + Dimitra…wedding day

Yes one of my beloved couple for the 2010.They trust me 100% and the result was awesome….

Take a look.

Teresa Beklamy - November 9, 2010 - 2:18 pm

That first shot is awesome too!

Isobelle Thornborough - November 9, 2010 - 2:44 pm

A delightful set of photos … love the serious expressions you captured in the 2nd last picture … so serene, so thoughtful, beautiful.

Irene Jones - November 13, 2010 - 8:14 pm

#11 is stunning. What a beautiful bride!

Fred Stuart - November 13, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Photos 32 and 33 are my very favorite — beautiful lighting and angles. Congrats — this beloved couple must be thrilled with their final wedding photographs. Really enjoy your talent and work.

Mary Fabian - November 16, 2010 - 5:04 pm

Image 35 is beautiful … the bride looks just like a princess.

Deborah Edwards - November 19, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Wow … that blue lighting at the reception is awesome.

Katlyn Forrest - November 23, 2010 - 7:44 pm

That black and white photo (#25) of the reflection of the bride and groom is perfect — beautiful.

Scott Gatt Imaginations - November 25, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Nik … you did it again. Beautiful set of images.

Candice Springgay - November 29, 2010 - 11:59 am

You always shoot such amazing sunsets … like the one in your very last image.

Annabelle Morris - December 6, 2010 - 8:26 am

#14 of the bride is truly beautiful. Your skill shines through.

Robert Speck Photography - December 7, 2010 - 11:12 pm

That first shot is a keeper — fantastic!

Aaron Howe Imagery - December 10, 2010 - 2:04 am

I agree .. an awesome bride and groom, coupled with your awesome talent == incredible!

Beverly Canalab - December 12, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Awesome wedding and imagery … Kudos to you!

Nik Pekridis - December 13, 2010 - 1:33 am

thank you all for your comments

Matthew Lee - December 14, 2010 - 9:33 am

I really like the imagery in the photo of the bride and groom in the Louis Vuitton frame. Very nice work.

Belinda Mango - December 17, 2010 - 2:53 pm

The third last photo (black and white) of the bride and groom at the end of the dock is magnificent.

Martin Tavares - December 24, 2010 - 12:21 pm

The emotion and romance in #41 paints a beautiful wedding picture.