Rainy Ireland

a selection of some of my favourite images from the wedding of Michelle & Lorcan Dunphy married in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland in July 2010. Irish summers are becoming typically wet, but the show must go on!

Photography by Shane O’Neill


Mariquita - August 12, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Oh… so so pretty. I am loving this blog. I learn so much from the amazing photographers here! I especially am loving the way that this gorgeous series is capturing the emotion of the day. It feels so beautiful and intimate.

… I think I may be a blog stalker now. 🙂

Marissa Anthony - August 13, 2010 - 2:45 pm

I have heard that rain on a wedding day brings tons of good luck and happiness to the bride and groom. What beautiful images — nobody would have guessed that is was a rainy day.

Kawi gurl - August 14, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Great site! much appreciated.

melissa - August 17, 2010 - 3:01 pm

These are fantastic. I love love the black and white…they are SO crazy rich!

Candice Springgay - August 18, 2010 - 5:20 am

The church shots are spectacular. Really liked this black and white collection of photos.

Melissa Paul - August 18, 2010 - 2:18 pm

Lovely photos! that makeup case shot is incredible! great catch!

Teresa Beklamy - August 23, 2010 - 7:24 am

I think the umbrellas added a unique touch to the wedding! Let in rain.

Deborah Edwards - August 23, 2010 - 7:25 am

Incredible photos … just love Ireland in the rain.

Dani Meadows - August 24, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Magic and romance … love these photos.

Ben McIntyre - August 24, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Great Images — especially that spectacular church. Bravo!

Germaine LaFountaine - August 26, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Oh, the luck of the Irish is all over this amazing wedding story. Beautiful photographs!

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 27, 2010 - 1:17 am

Very, very nice! Although it may have been raining, these shots of this wedding and Ireland are magnificent! Thanks so much for your continued blogs — I love them all!

J.D. Smith Photography - September 3, 2010 - 4:41 am

You did a magnificent job of including the rain in the wedding story. Nice work.

Scott Gatt Imaginations - September 3, 2010 - 4:44 am

Splendid wedding images in black and white. Great angles and light and use of natural light.

Maia Chase - September 5, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Being a lady from Grenada (which I was convinced was the most beautiful place on earth) … you have convinced me that Rainy Ireland tops paradise. Beautiful and enchanting photographs.

Romantic atmosphere – Wedding in Trentino Alto Adige Italy

Veronica + Federico  July 10, 2010

Wedding in Trentino Italy – location Trento

romantic atmosphere as in a fairy tale, light, colors, flavors and delicate for a wonderful wedding, surrounded by a landscape of mountains and lakes.

Photos: Luigi Rota



+39 0341.283577

Lecco (LC) Italy

Mario Caldeira - July 30, 2010 - 8:26 am

Nice Work!!!

Danilo - August 3, 2010 - 1:59 am

I miei complimenti Luigi, immagini stupende e suggestive! mi piacciono molto.

Roberta Petersen - August 3, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Beautiful photos. Love how you captured the mix of emotions,

Andreas Feusi - August 4, 2010 - 10:10 am

Very nice work. You captured so many different emotions, locations and situations, well done.

Bernadette Kashuba - August 8, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Absolutely gorgeous photos. Love how you captured the many important emotions of the day! Congrats!

Luigi Rota - August 9, 2010 - 3:39 am

Thank’s to everyone for the compliments!

Janelle Smitstone - August 12, 2010 - 3:56 am

Very nice! Love the black and white pics!

Beverly Canalab - August 12, 2010 - 4:06 am

More spectacular work. Thanks. Loved these wedding photos.

Deborah Edwards - August 13, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Absolutely love the photo of the bride sitting in front of the majestic mountains. One of your many photos that will be treasured.

Annalia Nardelli - August 13, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Bellissime foto Complimenti!

Joey Falsetti - August 18, 2010 - 5:24 am

A beautiful wedding story — especially enjoyed the two last photos in black and white with the bride’s veil blowing in the wind – such dramatic imagery.

Germaine LaFountaine - August 23, 2010 - 7:30 am

Simply gorgeous — magnificent shots — with a wonderful background of mountains and lakes. So romantic.

Fred Stuart - August 24, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Magnificent — like the natural shot where the bride has tears of joy — you really captured all the emotions of the day.

Candice Springgay - August 24, 2010 - 1:12 pm

What a terrific location — Italy — for a wedding. Great photos.

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 26, 2010 - 4:55 pm

This truly is a fairy tale wedding, thanks to your excellent photography.

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 27, 2010 - 1:21 am

No matter what anybody says, I am a romantic at heart and #11 is my absolute favorite — the soft photograph of the bride and groom kissing. Fabulous.

Luigi Rota - August 27, 2010 - 9:21 am

A REAL THANKS TO ALL for your compliments

Isobelle Thornborough - September 3, 2010 - 4:48 am

Spectacular shots — all that greenery and natural light and beauty.

Mary Fabian - September 8, 2010 - 6:14 am

Those outdoor shots are amazing!

Lorenzo Poli - January 9, 2011 - 7:04 am

Bellissime foto Luigi 🙂

Sei riuscito a cogliere quello che io non avrei mai visto, a due passi dal mio studio.



Romano Fanì - January 9, 2011 - 7:13 am

Come al solito, gran bel lavoro Luigi….emozionare, emozionare!!!!

Pyramids, old markets and camels: a dream wedding in Cairo!

There is nothing more amazing than shooting a destination wedding on a location you have dreamed about all your life.

When Deena and Nawaf contacted me from Philly, I could never imagine I would be the one chosen to shoot their wedding in Cairo.

Both of them had a connection with Egypt and it felt just natural to organize the whole wedding at Deena’s uncle’s gardens in the outskirts of Cairo. Not an easy task to fulfill from the US, but in a matter of weeks, everything was ready to go.

My second shooter and I flew in three days before the wedding from Stockholm and we had the chance of getting to know this wonderful couple better when we shoot their couple shoots on the day they got legally married.

We spend the day in Cairo’s market place, in Old Town, as well as by the Great Pyramids, at sunset.

In Egypt, getting legally married is not the most important part of the wedding. What really matters is the religious blessing given by an Egyptian priest and the Zaffa, the famous Egyptian musical-dancing procession followed by lots of good food and dancing, dancing, dancing, all night long!

Too many wonderful pictures to be posted in only one post, so I’ve divided the four days we spent together into many smaller posts. To see them all, please visit the links given under the pictures!

Couple Shooting by the Great Pyramids:


Their religious ceremony as well as the ZAFFA:



Couple Shots in Cairo’s old town after the legal ceremony:


Jeremy Buck Photography - July 25, 2010 - 11:29 pm

What an amazing wedding and amazing photos!!! Cairo — such a new and diverse location for a destination wedding. Thanks so much for sharing these images, Julia.

Aaron Howe Imagery - July 26, 2010 - 12:25 am

Inspirational and beautiful, Juliana. I just checked out your profile and your website. You are an amazing photographer.

andy wood - July 29, 2010 - 2:27 pm

That is so cool. Love the pictures. Never would have thought of shooting there. Opens the mind up to the possibilities. Thank you for sharing.

Mario Caldeira - July 30, 2010 - 8:27 am

Nice Work!!!

Michael Howe - August 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Really enjoyed these images. Thanks for sharing.

Mariquita - August 4, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Oh, so very romantic. I am loving the emotion in these photos. I feel like I know this couple intimately after viewing just this short series. Like a novel in pictures. Beautiful.

Bernadette Kashuba - August 8, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Cairo is amazing … due to your exceptional photos! Thanks!

Paula Lukas - August 12, 2010 - 3:57 am

What a beautiful wedding story.

Beverly Canalab - August 12, 2010 - 4:08 am

OMG — amazing photo shoot. I want so much to be them — so romantic. You displayed and cpatured so much romance in the photots. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Summers - August 13, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Just loved the brilliant ring shot amongst the terrain. Fabulous technique.

Joey Falsetti - August 18, 2010 - 5:27 am

I was captivated by your ninth photo — black and white on one side merged with color on the other — very nice.

WraphanitiarI - August 19, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Very Interesting!
Thank You

Jacqui Jagt - August 23, 2010 - 7:34 am

The first shot looks like something from out of a fairy tale — the couple walking towards the pyramids at sunset. Lovely.

Candice Springgay - August 24, 2010 - 1:17 pm

I have never visited Cairo … and thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos and culture of the pyramids and old town.

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

My very favorite is the last photo — not only the natural joy on the bride and groom’s faces — but the amazing cultural background.

Isobelle Thornborough - September 3, 2010 - 4:51 am

Thoroughly enjoyed these wedding photos in Cairo. Wonderful background and joyful bride and groom.

Tahany Dwaik - December 7, 2010 - 4:23 pm


My engagement’s party will be in 29/1 and i wish you could be my photographer but i need to know the total cost because i’m work on budget (the party will be in orabi and it will be from 3 till 10 but i’ll need you from the morning )


Wilma Cornelisse - December 7, 2010 - 11:04 pm

Absolutely amazing photography of both the wedding and the location. You inspire me!

JJ - March 16, 2012 - 3:07 am


I am traveling to cairo next month. And I wish to have some picture taken around the city for one day during my stay.

Do you provide such photography services? how much is it?

Thank you!


Alexei+Marina=just married

My latest couple was a young couple from New York of U.S.In fact Marina is Greek but live also in N.Y almost  a decade.They are both musicians and they decide to married in Greece in Thessaloniki.We had couple shots in preparation and after that we went to some popular locations of Thessaloniki for shooting before the ceremony. and the reception.

Thanks Marina and Alexei for your co-operation and i hope we can get also some images at N.Y in the near future.LOL.

stacy - July 19, 2010 - 12:36 pm

nice work!!! great angles

Martin Tavares - July 20, 2010 - 9:24 am

What a beautiful and perfect place for a destination wedding! You will probably have many couples interested in arranging their wedding in Greece. I just love the photos, especially the one of the bride and groom walking along the pier as the sun was setting.

Nik Pekridis - July 20, 2010 - 9:31 am

It’s not as beautyfull as the islands but yes…its prety nice i think.

Andreas Feusi - July 21, 2010 - 10:49 am

Beautiful place for a wedding. Nice details and great photos with sunset.

Jeremy Buck Photography - July 25, 2010 - 11:31 pm

Beautiful images! You really have a style that captures the full emotions.

Aaron Howe Imagery - July 26, 2010 - 12:27 am

I am captivated with your second last photo … on the dock … with the bride and groom … with the sun setting. The colors that your captured are breath taking.

Nik Pekridis - July 26, 2010 - 1:03 am

Andrea and Jeremy thanks a lot for your comments.
Aaron…new lightroom 3 and a litlle of viveza2 and voila.

Mario Caldeira - July 30, 2010 - 8:28 am


Cynthia Blackstone - August 3, 2010 - 5:21 pm

Love the first photo of the shoes. What fun!

Nik Pekridis - August 4, 2010 - 12:29 am

thanks a lot Cynthia

Jonny Wedding Photographer Leeds - August 5, 2010 - 8:05 am

The quality of this wedding photography is just amazing. I am so inspired and can’t wait for the weekend for my next shoot now my head is filled with so many ideas.

Nik Pekridis - August 5, 2010 - 11:15 am

thank you all for your nice comments.Hey Jonny hope i am gonna see you next Jan in swpp convension.I have my own masterclass there.

Bethany Paris - August 8, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Makes me want to get married all over again — in Greece. Beautiful, beautiful photos!

Nik Pekridis - August 9, 2010 - 12:20 am

Just pick up the dates and we can make re-wedding day…thanks Bethany

Paula Lukas - August 12, 2010 - 3:59 am

Wow …. wonderful photo shoot .. enjoyed every pic!

Carmela Harry - August 12, 2010 - 4:03 am

My favorite place .. so much more favorite by looking at your inspirational images. Thanks so much!!

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 12, 2010 - 4:11 am

Really LOVE Photo#8 — beautiful and fun! Way to go!

Nik Pekridis - August 12, 2010 - 4:53 am

thanks Shauna

Nik Pekridis - August 12, 2010 - 8:37 am

i am start to feel…shy? !!thank you all

Jennifer Summers - August 13, 2010 - 2:57 pm

I could not help but comment on the photo with the green lighting of the bride and groom facing each other. Brilliant!

Julis McIntyre Photos - August 18, 2010 - 5:29 am

Nice work — my fav is the 2nd last picture — the sky was so spectacular.

Belinda Mango - August 23, 2010 - 7:36 am

Oh my … #8 is the best … with such vivid and amazing colors.

Candice Springgay - August 24, 2010 - 1:18 pm

I am certainly enjoying all the culture and locations from around the world. These photos in Greece are magnificent.

Shauna Dallamsphum - August 27, 2010 - 1:22 am

You know … I cannot even pick one favorite. Just loved all of your photos … and can hardly wait until your next blog.

Nik Pekridis - August 27, 2010 - 1:33 am

thank you all for your comments…i would love to make a destination wedding in Us.

Teresa Beklamy - September 3, 2010 - 4:54 am

I’m becoming of fan of your work. This is the third wedding I have enjoyed viewing. Again, very beautiful.

Nik Pekridis - September 3, 2010 - 5:00 am

thanks a lot Teresa for your comments.