Paula & Mark’s engagement shoot, Roche Castle


It seemed as if the odds were against us last weekend as I headed to Greenore with Paula & Mark for their engagement shoot. The skies were heavy with rain clouds, the start of the fishing season meant the shore was peppered with anglers and the gates to the port were locked. We did consider climbing the wall but as it was about 6ft high  Paula was wearing a gorgeous red dress and high-heels that idea was quickly abandoned!

Armed with brollies and a positive attitude we spent some time on the beach before changing tactics and heading for somewhere closer to Mark’s home ground. After an acrobatic change of clothing mid-drive we climbed gates, hiked hills and made our way to the magical setting of Roche Castle. I can’t describe how gorgeous this place is -definitely tourist brochure material. The shelter of the ruins was a welcome relief after being battered by the gales on the shore, (did I mention it was windy as well?), so for a while we managed to see Paula’s face underneath her hair!

Windswept and interesting best describes the day and the couple and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in October – if they smile half as much as they did at the weekend my job will be very easy!

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