You saw their wedding in Seattle, now we’re going to go for a walk in Ireland; you may know Dublin, maybe the end of the line to the west. Now we’re at the top, in Northern Ireland. To say that it is beautiful is far below my sense of reality. The feeling of being at the end, a little close to civilization, as if it had stopped. We had chosen 2 places: Dunluce Castle (photos with the castle in the background) and Giants Causeway. The most beautiful viewpoint in Dunluce has its access closed, so I was a little sad. This is the point of view we dream of, but it is very, very dangerous, so we will do it differently. We arrived at the place a little bit short with the sun already very low. The meadows are made up of major parts of peat, difficult to move without losing a shoe. So the bride dresses on the spot, once you have the place… very very practical. Chelsea being very motivated, it goes well.
Giant Causeway is a whole other story… imagine that National Trust, which manages the coastal edges, sees a very financial interest and suggests to you that you have to pay just to go see the waves and that a “wedding shooting” is definitely paying if you step on the rocks, but the road is public ! you see where I’m going with it? So everyone goes to the cash register without reading what is written on the signs at the entrance “public road is free access”. We felt like we were being blackmailed. So we went the next day at dawn, before the official opening and then a guy who came out of nowhere tried to blackmail us, again, we persevered and he snapped before us. We were pretty fast, tourists arrive quickly and it’s worse than the Trocadero one morning in June at 8:00 am.
A very nice memory… I’d love to go back.
If you are looking for a photographer in the Paris area look no further than Jacques. I’m a photographer myself and would only trust my photos with someone whose work they are truly good at their art. This is Jacques. He is so easy to work with, he speaks enough English that the process is very easy. He gets epic shots. We originally did our engagement session in Paris with him. When our local photographer called me in tears a few months before the wedding saying she thought she might need to cancel I shared the story and the stress with Jacques. He immediately and selflessly offered to photograph the wedding. At first I thought he must be joking with us because a trip from France to Washington State isn’t cheap or short. Eventually I got up the courage to ask: would you really do it? He said yes and the rest is history. We have shot an engagement session (Paris, Fr), a wedding(Seattle, WA), and two honeymoon sessions with Jacques. At this point we think of him more as a friend and cannot wait to book him again once everything is settled and we’re able to go to all our favorite places again.
DO NOT WAIT- BOOK JACQUES – HE’S FANTASTIC