Fine art Wedding Album. The Station House Hotel Kilmessan. Ireland

Another great album left my office!

Lay flat Fine art Wedding Album with seamless panoramic spreads. Each cover is handcrafted, as I believe a personal touch goes a long way.

It is a 3-piece product solution, which comes with a beautiful handmade Album, Album Box matching album’s cover and USB case with memory stick. Set is perfect choice if you wish to have your photos kept in physical and in digital form.

Would like to have one? Feel free to email me info@renata-foto.com

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Wedding Venue The Station House Hotel Kilmessan, Co Meath, Ireland.

Photographer Renata Dapsyte

Thanks to Majella and Barry for sharing their love!

 

The Station House Hotel Kilmessan DIY Wedding

I decided to write my first blog post about the weddings I photograph from the couple, who was really easy to photograph and I call their wedding DIY Wedding. They had a stylish and budget-friendly wedding. Have a look, maybe you will find some ideas for your wedding!
The Couple:
Erica and Joseph.
Photographer:
Renata Dapsyte (renatadapsyte.com)
Florist:
Mother and mother in-law
Cake:
My sister
Invitations and Calligraphy:
Homemade with lots of help from family and friends
Venue:
The station house hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath, Ireland (https://www.stationhousehotel.ie/)
Jewelry:
My engagement ring and wedding ring made by Eily O’Connell (http://www.eilyoconnell.com/cms/), Joe’s wedding ring – family heirloom
Hair Styling:
Lorraine Browne (http://lorrainebrownehair.com/)
MUA:
did own make up!
Wedding Dress:
Timeless Bridalwear (http://www.timelessbridalwear.ie/)
Groom’s Apparel:
Massimo menswear Dublin (https://www.facebook.com/MassimoDublin/)
Bridesmaid’s Apparel:
They all chose and bought their own within a specified colour range
Groomsmen’s Apparel:
They all chose and bought their own within a specified colour range, ties and bow ties were from The tie room (https://www.tieroom.co.uk/)
Your wedding day soundtrack – which songs did you use? Feel free to add others if not prompted below.
Ceremony processionals/recessionals: Pachelbel canon in D for the processional, The Sound of Silence (piano/violin version) for the lighting of the candles, Hallelujah (piano/violin version) for signing of the register, A Thousand years (piano/violin version) for the recessional
First Dance: Dance me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen
Tell about your love story! How did you meet? What makes your mate a perfect match? How was the question popped?
We met at a 21st birthday party and were together for 8 years before Joe proposed in front of both our families at a barbeque at my parents house.
Describe your wedding planning process. How long were you engaged? Who helped plan? Did you hire a planner? What planning tools did you use? What turned out to be your best decision surrounding the big day?
We were engaged for just over a year, both of our families and the bridal party helped with the planning and preparation, contributing to all the home made bits especially like the cake, the invitations, place settings, favours etc
Recap your big day for me. What made you laugh? What made you cry? What were the most memorable moments? What unexpected things happened that weren’t planned for?
The speeches were not too long and very entertaining, also Joe jumping ahead to the kiss during the ceremony before he was supposed to – I couldn’t stop laughing for 10 minutes! There were so many memorable moments that I couldn’t even begin to chose one. It was wonderful from the very begining to the very end, from getting ready and having brunch with the girls in the morning, to dancing to the fantastic band at the reception.
What about the details? What was your vision/theme? How did you bring it to life?
My vision was of a largely home-crafted, relaxed and comfortable day, without worrying too much about the little things and if everything didn’t go exactly as planned. It worked out brilliantly! The guests really seemed to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and it made life much easier for me.
What’s the best advice you can give a bride and groom planning their wedding?
Don’t let it stress you out or you won’t enjoy your day, which is the most important thing.
What do you look forward to most as Mr. & Mrs.?
Settling down and starting a family
What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage?
Nothing, life is exactly as it was before except that I keep having to remind myself to use my married name!
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Fine Art Wedding Album

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Do you remember when you printed your photos last time? I’m sure 90% of you will answer ”Oh please, do not step on a wound”.

The printed image is becoming a rarity and your hard drive with your images is dusting in a drawer. What will happen if your hard drive (CD, phone etc) becomes unreadable? Will you feel guilty of not printing your images? One day your children and grandchildren will want to see photographs to look at you, to look what you wore and what hairstyle you had. And you will have nothing to show…

I know I’m guilty too. It is already 7 months since my oldest daughter had her First Holy Communion and I never got a time to print images. But I will do it  because I know how important it will be for my child and her future family!

Today I would like to show you one of my wedding albums.

Wedding album is exactly like a story book. You can re-live it again, again and again.

All my fine art wedding albums are printed on museum-quality, fine art paper. I was truly blown away by the quality of these albums the first time I held. It was 6 years ago! And I never was disappointed. Each of my albums are personally designed by me. The process is pretty simple: once you’ve decided on your preferred cover and number of spreads, I’ll work with you to select the images that best tell your story. After I send you the initial spreads, you can review and alter each layout adding or subtracting images and making comments along the way.

There are few cover options to choose from: eco-leather, fabric or paper. You have a choise  of text, font and embossing.

Here is an example of white eco-leather with a photo on a cover photo album and USB memory stick, both packed in a beautiful album matching box.

 

Lifestyle Newborn Session Ireland | Baby Justin

To get a call from the family, who are my clients for the past … 5 years it is always a big pleasure for me. But to get a call, saying ”We’ve got a baby” it is even bigger pleasure! And that feeling… When you come to clients home for the lifestyle newborn photo session, and first thing which you hear from 4 years old boy is ”You know, I’ve got a small baby”  – your face smiles like you’ve got baby yourself and your eyes sparkle like stars in the night sky.

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After long chat with ”big brother” finally I am allowed to see his ”little baby”. I can’t describe the joy in Oscar’s eyes. Please meet them:

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And of course please meet mummy and daddy! So from now on – a beautiful family of 4! (if we won’t count fishes in a fish tank).007_BabyJustin

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In between the brakes, when baby was fed, they had a time together – daddy and his big boy:

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Some of you, who follows my work noticed, that I’m moving to lifestyle newborn photography. Yes, I am. But I do not say, I don’t do posing shoots. I still do. A bit less and a bit more natural, without crazy amount of props, which in my opinion are hiding the beauty of a baby:

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First Holy Communion Session. Roganstown hotel & country club

I know, the First Holy Communion Season is finished this year, but I never got a chance to blog about it at all as this year is really crazy for me.

Here in Ireland the May month is called First Holy Communion and Confirmation month. Communions are held every weekend during this period. It’s one of the biggest celebrations in child’s life after Christening.

Communion season was very very busy this year and I met lots of beautiful children and their families. Some of them were my returning clients, some of them – new.

One of them – wonderful Lucia. We met at the Roganstown hotel & country club where she had her party dinner with her siblings. It was a short mini session and I got a chance to photograph only her. Hope, next time to meet all her family!

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Happy Christening Damian!

Christening documentary photography is one of my favorite events to photograph. Especially when you come to the house and you find out how much family members were preparing for this big day. Really love the colour of the table decor.

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My heart always melts, when I see our previous sessions photographs on the walls of clients home.043_web_Damien_Christening

Look at this beautiful cake. It was made by christening boy’s mother!044_web_Damien_Christening046_web_Damien_Christening

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Mila’s Christening. Cavan. Ireland

It is always a big pleasure not only to see clients in a studio, but to come to their home as well. This time for your attention – Mila’s Christening. A girl and her family, which I met 8 months ago, when she was visiting me in a studio for her newborn session. Happy Christening Mila!

First Holy Communion, Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Kildare

It has been a while, since I posted my last post on a blog. However, it does not mean I do nothing. May month is usually very busy here in Ireland! It is a first Holy Communion month, where kids of second class are celebrating this special occasion.

They really work very hard all year.  Their teachers and priests, parents and family do an amazing job preparing kids to this special day.

Please meet Arnas, who was celebrating his First Holy Communion at Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Kildare. Beautiful place not only for First Holy Communion celebrations, but also weddings, christenings and all other family occasions!

Lifestyle newborn photography. Baby boy Arminas through my lens. Ireland

I met them 5 years ago, when they were family of 2. And it is always a big pleasure for me to shoot them again and again. Engagement photoshoot. First baby. Beautiful baby girl Amelia. Her 1st birthday. Second baby. This time baby boy Arminas. Maybe next time third one? Who knows ha ha. I know I missed their wedding, as I was here in Ireland and they went to Lithuania. But 5th wedding anniversary coming soon!

Ok. For now please meet this beautiful baby boy Arminas. The always used to come to me. This time I went to them. Lifestyle home photoshoot went really easy. Relaxed, funny, enjoyable.

Would like to capture your family in your home atmosphere? Feel free to contact me  by email info@renata-foto.com

You can check my work here: http://www.renatadapsyte.com