A photographer or videographer often has the easiest and the hardest job in the industry we find. You might think they just turn up, take a few pictures, get a free meal and email you over the photos and ‘that’s it’ but you could not be more mistaken.
They have to get so much right! Certainly we provide the venue and have to orchestrate and run a smooth event, working closely with the suppliers our couples choose, but the photographer has to capture those magical moments that will be hung on walls, put in albums and sent to family all around the world. They only have one shot (or multiple depending how fast their shutter speed is!) to capture that first kiss, that tear before it falls and so much more!
Capturing the atmosphere of a wedding day is not easy! Never mind getting everyone looking at the camera. Then there is the photo selections and editing that come afterwards. That all being said it is a wonderful job, and a real honour to be asked to play such a huge role in a couples big day.
The anticipation for our couples awaiting their pictures is always sky high but the wait is always worth it when that USB/album/link arrives! We too cannot wait to see how the day is portrayed in the photography and videography by their chosen suppliers.
We thought it would be helpful for our future couples to see a sample of the photographers who have shot here at Tullyveery. We asked them to send us a sample of some of their most memorable shots, their thoughts on Tullyveery and a brief bio about themselves and their photography style to help any couple’s researching photographers for their big day. We really hope it helps!
Remember, photographers see multiple venues every week (well maybe not in 2020 but let’s not go there!) so their opinion on a venue, it’s layout, grounds, management etc is invaluable. They see it behind the scenes and front of house so know more than anyone in that respect.
We hope you enjoy the blog and would like to thank the below photographers who got involved. We really enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane looking at the pictures they sent in.
The Team at Tullyveer arrives
Jonathan Ryder Photography
I always relish the chance to get back to Tullyveery. It's one of my favourite wedding locations in Northern Ireland.
It's exciting just heading up the driveway. Glimpses of the Co. Down countryside flicker between the trees and the grounds are beautiful. There's a welcoming, homely quality to the house itself, despite its stately appearance.
From a photographer's perspective, there are gorgeous backgrounds at every turn, which are perfect for shooting portraits - and it works in every season. The interior of the house is lovely too, so if the weather is against you, there are great fall-backs.
I've always found the team at Tullyveery to be excellent. Weddings there seem to run so well, with suppliers being really well catered for and everyone knowing what they're doing. Best of all, each wedding at Tullyveery feels genuinely unique, reflecting all that each couple brings to their day, rather than a formula pre-set by the venue.
My best memory of shooting at Tullyveery is walking backwards up the drive behind the house at the wedding of one of my couples, shooting as their guests hurled confetti over them after their ceremony. I knew the shots were great, but they were just so happy and it was a delight to be there with them.
Lynn Stanfield Photograpahy
Francis Meaney Photography
Angel NI Photography
Laura Curran Photography
Leigh Parke Photography
Grant Jones Photogrpahy
Gavin Sloan Photography
More Than Anything Photography
Sam Wolsey Photography
Thank-you to all of the photographers who took part in this blog.
The Team at Tullyveery.