2016.

2016 was a year of milestones for us. Five full years in business, passing the 200 weddings mark, and by Neal's not very scientific calculation, taking our millionth photo together as The Campbells. 

That is a lot of glimpses into the human condition and it's what makes us value our jobs. You'll be glad to know that there aren't a million photos in this post, but this small selection does represent the reasons why we still love telling these stories. Moments of stillness, moments of hilarity, moments of raw emotion, and many moments of love. 

Five years in and we're just getting started. Bring on the next five. 

Deirdre & Jarlath / Church Island Engagement

On the banks of the River Bann at Lough Beg there is a small island (accessible only by your cousin's tractor) called Church Island and it's a little piece of magic.

Deirdre had contacted us about doing their engagement shoot there and having never been (and knowing our clients tend to have great ideas) we went for it.  Neal was flying solo for the evening and was blown away by the eerie stillness and majesty of this place.  The spooky beauty of the island was complemented perfectly by the cool blue dusk light on this early September evening. 

Would be visitors please be aware that the wetlands surrounding the island are treacherous in all but the driest weather, and we are very grateful to Deirdre's cousin Connor who packed Deirdre, Jarlath and Neal into the cab of his tractor and took them across.  We'll be buying him a pint on their wedding day for sure.

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Vicki & Dave / Engagement

Neal discovered this disused school and derelict house about a year ago (he likes to poke around abandoned buildings in his spare time), and immediately called me on the phone telling me how he'd found the best location for a shoot.  We knew right away that it would be right up Vicki & Dave's street.  One of the great things about engagement shoots is that we can use locations which might be a bit impractical for wedding days.

We're damn excited about Vicki & Dave's wedding later this year too.  Vicki is a fashion blogger, so we've no doubt there'll be some serious eye candy in store for us.  Have a look at her blog here.

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