Winners of “WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 2018”. by TaraD

Tara & Dave Wedding Photographers

Where did January & February go to?

This year is just flying by and what a great start it has been!

In our last blog post you would see that this year we were found by LA director Phillip Briggs who asked us to come and work with him while he was filming in Kerry. We were blown away to have even been asked. It was such an incredible honour and we can’t wait to share the imagery with you once the film has hit Cannes (later this year!) and the Oscars! I know its incredible and so exciting!

On the 25th Feb we went to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. We joined with our friends in the wedding industry for a fantastic night out at the Brides of Kerry awards. We wanted to let our hair down and hit the dance floor as our “quiet season” still hasn’t started yet, and to be honest I don’t think it will happen at this stage until next year.

Dave & I enjoyed dinner and entertainment before sitting back to watch the awards. Many of our friends won awards for their contribution to the wedding industry. My voice was beginning to give way from all the cheering!

We seemed to have sat at a lucky table with Jacks restaurant winning, Annette O Brien (Make up artist), Tricia O Sullivan (Hair and Make up), Noreen (Travel Counsellors) and the Kerry Cake Company all taking home awards.

Then it came to “Wedding Photographer of the year” and guess what?   WE WON!

I really couldn’t believe it! We stopped entering awards a few years ago and we’re surprised to have even been nominated for this.

Then for our clients to vote in their masses and decide that we deserved it really blew me away.

Thank you again, we are truly grateful. We had such a great night dancing to the fantastic Pat Fitz band and celebrating with our fellow suppliers.

The Kerry Wedding Industry has such a range of fantastic (and mad) suppliers, you would be crazy not to book them and support local!

Tara x

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Have a hair trial!

Make sure to do trials before your wedding, you should almost see them as interviews for the big day! With the hair trial don’t be afraid to try something new, you want to look and feel a bit different than what you’re used to on a normal weekday.

Research and research again!!

Google, Google and Google hair ideas, use the words like ‘cool’, ‘unusual’, ‘funky’, ‘vintage’ in your searches, save all the images on your phone or print them and bring them with you.

Take advice from your hairdresser!

Take into consideration any advice your hairdresser gives you, he or she might suggest a hairstyle that could be the one!

Be comfortable.

Make sure you are comfortable with the hairstyle you choose and that it will be manageable on the day, see how you feel after the hair trial and imagine yourself wearing it all day. If you are not happy don’t be afraid to try another style!


Think practical, rain and wind in Ireland, will your hairstyle sustain this and if you are going abroad think of how your hairstyle and certain products will wear in the sun.

Dress prepared.

Wear a shirt with buttons or dress so you can get changed into your wedding dress easily without ruining your hair!

Adeline x

For a hairstylist we would recommend make sure to have a look at Tricia O Sullivan! http://kerryhairdresser.com/

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