Laura and Benny Photography are wedding photographers Cork covering Munster, and wedding photographers in Dublin when photographing weddings around Leinster, Ireland. read more about…
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Laura and Benny, wedding photographers Cork and wedding photographers Dublin are a husband and wife team covering Munster and Leinster, Ireland. We have been there, done that, laughed and cried. Our wedding day was one of the happiest and best days of our lives. We want to experience and capture your wedding day. To help you have one of the happiest days of your lives. Our photos will allow you to look back, remember and relive your wedding day. Our approach on the day achieves a balance between natural looking photographs of you and your guests enjoying the day, as well as the spectacular portraits everyone wishes to have of their wedding day.
We would really like to meet you, hear your plans for your special day and give us a chance to show you our personalities and friendliness, so give us a call or email us.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 700 3791
Wedding Photographers Cork
We are wedding photographers Cork based in Cobh on the south coast of Ireland. Nicely positioned to cover Cork’s wedding photography both in East Cork and West Cork. A 40 minute drive to Youghal, Fermoy, Kinsale or Macroom. We are ideally located to travel to and from your wedding locations throughout Cork. Fit and ready for 10+ hours of photographing your wedding day in Cork. Additionally, a brief 20 minute spin to Cork City allows us to photograph weddings at a cluster of the top city hotels and wedding ceremony venues at ease.
In 2022/23, Laura and Benny are booked to photograph weddings at 49 different wedding venues in Munster. As Wedding Photographers Cork, Laura and Benny have photograph throughout the county. 25 of the wedding venues are located in Cork, to briefly mention but a few: Garryvoe Hotel (Ballycotton), Radisson Blu (Little Island), Vienna Woods (Glanmire), Maryborough Hotel (Douglas), Dunmore House Hotel (Inchydoney), Kinsale Hotel (Kinsale), Castlemarthyr Resort (Castlemarthyr), Springfort Hall Hotel (Mallow), Fota Island Resort (Carrigtohill), Fernhill House Hotel (Clonakilty), Ballinacurra House (Kinsale) and many more familiar names.
As per our packages we visit all wedding locations prior to your wedding day. This not only allows us to begin the creative process of photographing your wedding day but this reduces unforeseen issues that get thrown our way. Being Wedding Photographers Cork, man made obstacles change as regularly as the Irish weather (4 season a day like). Dealing with those challenges are all part and parcel of being a professional photographer. We do everything possible to make your day run as smooth as possible.
Wedding Photographers Munster
While we tend to photograph weddings primarily in Cork (Laura’s city of birth), travelling further abreast in Kerry and Waterford is quite common. Limerick and Tipperary in the north of Munster offer great venues. The long drive to Clare tucked in a corner of the mid west of Ireland, likewise offers spectacular wedding photography.
Of the Munster Wedding venues, Laura and Benny as Wedding Photographers Kerry will be photographing at 13 Kerry Wedding venues, including: Great Southern Killarney, Killarney Oaks Hotel, Dingle Skellig Bay, Muckross Park Hotel, Sheen Falls, Sneem Hotel, Ballyseedy Castle, Brehan Hotel, Kenmare Bay Hotel, Ballygarry House, Royal Valentia Hotel, Dromquinna Manor and The Dunloe Hotel.
Wedding Photographers Kerry are spoiled for choice. In Killarney alone with a small radius you have Ross Castle, Muckross House, the Abbey, Torc Waterfall, the many scenic lake openings on the Ring of Kerry and not to forget Killarney’s streets and traditional pubs. Kerry is vast and wide, Kenmare to Sneem to Dingle to Tralee it is genuinely the Kingdom of Ireland’s beautiful landscape and idea for wedding celebrations and Wedding Photography.
Cork and Kerry are dominant in Munster for venue choices but Laura and Benny do photograph weddings throughout Munster. Here is a taste of the some other venues in Munster: Waterford Castle (Waterford), Kilshane House (Tipperary), CloughJordan (Tipperary), Coolbawn Quay (Tipperary), Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel (Limerick), Castletroy Hotel (Limerick), The Strand Hotel (Limerick), Dunraven Arms (Limerick), and Castle Oaks House (Limerick).
Wedding Photographers Dublin
From our Dublin location (Benny’s city of birth) it is ideal as Wedding Photographers Dublin. We are 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre wedding venues. Less than 5 minutes from the M50 (Dublin’s ring road) we have access to the North and South Dublin at ease. Creeping out side of Dublin we can be in the likes of Powerscourt, Ballymagarvey or Johnstown House in 30 minutes. As Wedding Photographers Dublin we service Meath, Kildare, Wicklow in addition to the many surrounding areas.
Wedding Photographers Leinster
Being a Wedding Photographer in Dublin really means photographing the vast array of wedding venues in Meath, Kildare and Wicklow. As people try to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City, Dublin’s surrounding areas offer perfect locations for your celebrations and wedding photographs. In less than an hour we can be at either Clonabreany House or Ballymagarvey Village in Meath, The K Club in Kildare or Tulfarris in Wicklow.
Of course the 7 remaining counties of Leinster are covered. The above is to give you an idea of the access to venues Laura and Benny.
Indeed the variety of venues we cover in Dublin and Cork and their surrounding areas adds to the knowledge and scope of our experience. This helps keep our passion for wedding photography fresh for your wedding day.
In 2022/23, Laura and Benny will photograph weddings at 65 different venues throughout Ireland. Some venues as many as 4 or 5 occasions by the time the year comes to a close. In Leinster, as Wedding Photographers Dublin operating out of Templeogue, Laura and Benny will be at the following venues:
Kildare: Cliff at Lyons
Kilkenny: Kilkenny River Court Hotel.
Loais: Castle Durrow and Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.
Louth: Bellingham Castle and Darver Castle.
Meath: Ballymagarvey Village, Tankerstown House, Trim castle, Boyne Hill House and Dunboyne Castle.
Wicklow: Arklow Bay Hotel, Summerhill House, and Rathsallagh House.
Wexford: Ashdown Park Hotel and Brandon House.
While up by Dublin we will also be slipping into Cavan to photograph weddings at Cabra Castle and Farham Estate.
Additionally here is a select few venues Laura and Benny have photographed at in Leinster recently: Rathsallagh Coutnry House (Wicklow), Tulfarris Hotel (Wicklow), Mount Druid (Westmeath), Tinakilly Country House (Wicklow), Dean Hotel (Dublin), Killashee Hotel (Kildare), K Club (Kildare), Ballybeg House (Wicklow), Killruddery House (Wicklow), Boyne Hill House (Meath), The Johnstown Estate (Meath), Clonabreany House (Meath), Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford (Louth), Lyrath Estate Hotel (Kilkenny), and many more.
A little more About
Outside of meeting and communicating with you as part of your decision to select Laura and Benny as your wedding photographers. We will meet you a short time before your wedding day to go through your plans for the day. This gives us a chance to understand how you envision your wedding day. It also gives us a chance to get reacquainted in preparation to your wedding day.
While we love the opportunity wedding photography gives us to showcase our talent. We truly enjoy each and every wedding day. No two weddings are identical. The people we meet make the day. Not only the wedding couple but the people around them that want the wedding couple to have the best day possible. The atmosphere and emotion this creates really is special. Capturing wedding photography is a joy.
Whether a traditional religious wedding, civil ceremony, spiritual or humanist ceremony, as wedding photographers we will capture your day and help tell your story.
Award Winning Photographers
Laura and Benny are award winning wedding photographers in Ireland. Following on from their WeddingsOnline success Laura and Benny Photography were named the Prestige Wedding Photographers of the Year.
With the Pandemic largely affecting weddings in 2020 and 2021, Laura and Benny were delighted to get acknowledgement for all their work behind the camera lens, photographing smaller COVID weddings. As well as in front of the camera, sharing all their wedding knowledge and helping people understand the restrictions on weddings. Particularly giving honest, sound advice in one of the most difficult times for wedding couples and wedding suppliers.
The Prestige Awards sought out Laura and Benny Photography and commended them for keeping things going during the Pandemic including: “The judges were impressed with your team’s personal touch, consistency of reviews and community feel. Benny and Laura seem to go over and above for your customers and I hope this achievement brings more success moving forward.”
Proudly named Wedding Photographers of the Year in 2020 for their 2019 photography work at the WeddingsOnline Awards. An award that considers wedding photographers throughout Ireland. The WeddingsOnline Awards are prestigious awards within the wedding industry. The awards look not only at a business’s specialty but at the business as a whole. The independent judging panel look at the finalist’s services provided, reviews from customers, marketing, presence within the wedding industry and photographic work. As a result of this, in-depth approach to judging, Laura and Benny are grateful to be acknowledged within the industry as Wedding Photographers of the Year.
While winners of the Wedding Photographers of the Year, Laura and Benny are regularly acknowledged for their work. Past finalist recognition includes the likes of the Wedding Journal Readers, Hi Style Awards, Mrs2Be, Let’s Talk Weddings and WeddingsOnline. Laura and Benny Photography have been approached by LUX Life Magazine to be nominated for the Global Wedding Awards. The LUXlife Global Wedding Awards aim to seek out the best of the best based on merit, including expertise and skills, customer service and satisfaction being committed to excellence and innovation.
Due to the COVID Pandemic Laura and Benny do not expect to attend Trade Shows before Autumn 2022. Keep Safe! Get Vaccinated!
Wedding Shows are one of the best ways to immerse yourselves in the world of Wedding planning. You could literally organise an entire Wedding at a large showcase. The fairs have exhibitors from officiants to bands to cake and of course photographers. Whether you want to book the lot or just get some ideas it is recommend attending.
Ireland has great wedding shows and Laura and Benny Photography have stands at 3 of the best shows, when possible. The great thing about shows are that you get to meet your wedding suppliers in person. Vendors matching in many aspects of the products and services provided is down to personality matching. Wedding Photographers will spend the entire day with you at your wedding. As well as finding a photographer who’s style you like, who produces excellent quality photos and much more. It is so important that you like your photographers approach and personality. Your Wedding Photographer will be in your presence a lot. Meeting them at a trade show can help you weigh up that crucial decision.
Here is details of the wedding shows that Laura and Benny Photography exhibit at (when there is not a clash of dates). We do really enjoy meeting so many couples at the shows so do stop by and say hello. If you met us at a show and have any further questions do contact us.
During COVID-19 (Coronavirus Pandemic) wedding trade shows or fairs are not taking place in Ireland. The Autumn 2020 shows were cancelled and the January 2021 shows will not be able to take place. Small shows may take place in 2021 but it is most likely big shows will not return until January 2022.
Munster Wedding Expo, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
The Munster Wedding Expo plans to return to Páirc Uí Chaoimh once large wedding fairs are permitted, the next show is expected in late 2022. The Expo held a virtual meet the vendors show in April 2021 so watch out for virtual shows while COVID-19 continues to impact gatherings.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh is Cork’s premier conference centre. The open plan of the middle level new re-developed stadium is perfect for large trade shows. Wedding couples can free walk around the concourse and approach stands of exhibitors at their leisure. The Munster Wedding Expo has over 100 exhibitors and a dedicated catwalk area for fashion shows and entertainment. The Expo is of course oriented towards those having weddings in Cork, Kerry and all the 6 counties in Munster. Many Exhibitors do cover through Ireland so it is well worth asking evening if your wedding is not in Munster.
Wedding Journal Show, CityWest
The next Wedding Journal Show at the CityWest Hotel, Dublin will take place February 12th and 13th, 2022. Laura and Benny do not plan to be at the show but highly recommend the show to Wedding Couples.
Dublin being the Capital City attracts fierce competition for both Wedding Shows and Wedding Photographers. That said the Wedding Journal Show brings a grand entrance to a huge exhibit hall with countless suppliers, big screens, large catwalk, cars and buses inside. Being on the Outskirts of Dublin the CityWest Hotel is accessible without having to get in to the city. It therefore attracts crowds from throughout the Ireland.
The variety of Wedding Photographers at the Wedding Journal Show covers everyone’s tastes. If you can narrow down photographers to a finished product you like you should be able to find a personality that clicks with you.
Wedding and Honeymoon Show, RDS
The RDS Wedding Show will take place in Ballsbridge Dublin once large wedding fairs are permitted. It is highly likely that the show will not take place in 2021 due to COVID-19. There is a strong possibility the show will take place in 2022, watch out for dates being announced.
The Royal Dublin Society is Ireland’s premier location for fairs and as such attracts the best exhibitors. Dublin’s population of 1.3 million includes people from throughout Ireland, who get married all over Ireland. Getting married in Wedding Couples home Counties or at destination locations. So the Wedding and Honeymoon Show no matter where you are from or where you are getting married is a great show to find your Wedding Photographer.
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Below is a selection of brief Testimonials from wedding couples over the years. WeddingsOnline has independently collected over 100 reviews from happy couples and those reviews can be viewed on our profile.