When my new husband and I began planning our wedding over two years ago in Mount Wolseley Tullow, we knew it was going to be a big task. Planning a wedding when you live in Ireland is hard enough never mind living half a world away and trying to organise everything from down under. On one of our two trips home to organise all details and vendors for our wedding we met with numerous different photographers and we instantly knew that we didn't want to have a photographer that constantly interrupted our big day. We wanted a photographer that was unobtrusive and just captured moments as they happened. As we said we didn't want to pose for lots of pictures as that is not the type of couple we are. The moment we met with Fergul outside his studio he was very chatty and friendly and instantly made us feel at ease. Upon reviewing albums in his studio and seeing how friendly and down to earth Fergul was we both instantly knew that we had found our wedding photographer. We hired him that day. Fergul kept in regular contact with us when we travelled back to Australia sending e-mails to see how our planning was going and with a count down to our wedding day which to us was a very personal touch. Prior to our wedding Fergul met with us at our venue and completely put our minds at ease regarding our day and told us to not worry about him that he will blend into the background and capture our special day. He again was very friendly and chatty and spent time talking to us and never made us feel like we were taking up his time. On our wedding day Fergul arrived earlier than expected as he left early to ensure he arrived on time due to the bad flooding and storms that were happening in Ireland at the time. He began taking pictures and we didn't even notice that he was there. The only time we noticed he was present was when he was talking and sharing stories with us and our bridal party. Fergul even provided a lot of assistance to my husband and his groomsmen as none of them knew how to put on their buttonholes and fergul was the one to come to their rescue. Fergul really did what he stated and blended into the background and just captured moments as they occurred. We had a small few family pictures but as it was new years eve and quite cold we had the family pictures complete within 15 minutes much to the happiness of our families. Fergul continued taking pictures late into the night. We also hired a photo booth from Fergul which was personally manned by him throughout the evening and he printed out the pictures for our guests when he had taken them. All our guests were very impressed with Fergul and kept commenting on how nice and friendly he was. Still to this day when we talk with family and friends they comment on our fantastic photographer. After our wedding Fergul left to spend time with his own family. Two days later he contacted us to tell us that he had our pictures uploaded and the file with all our pictures ready and available for us. He had done this as he knew we were leaving to go back to Australia. This again was another aspect that was above and beyond what we expected from Fergul. He really does go out of his way to ensure he looks after his clients to the highest degree. We were very impressed and have so so many pictures from our day. Our pictures are perfect and more than we could ever have wished for. He truly did capture moments that we didn't even know had occurred and captured the true essence of our day for us. He truely was outstanding and we would highly recommend him as a photographer, he felt like one of our guests we had known for years as opposed to our photographer. Aimee & Niall31/12/2015
We got married in Marlfield House in October. In advance of our wedding day, we met Fergal in his studio. What struck us straight away was the array of wedding photos on display, showcasing Fergal’s eye for the perfect setting and ability to capture the moment perfectly. Throughout our initial discussions, Fergal made every effort to assure us that all would run seamlessly on the day & we need not be concerned about his role. Fergal was right! Our arrangement with Fergal was to start photographing from the church and go right through to the band. To say that Fergal blended into the scene was an understatement. Looking back at the photos now, he caught so many scenes where we didn’t even know he was there, and scenes that we had even forgotten! The organised family photos were completed on the grounds of the venue. Our families were extremely impressed by Fergal’s efficiency and military precision in completing the formal photos to such a high standard and in a very short space of time.Overall, we were delighted with both the quality and quantity of photos which Fergal captured and produced for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Fergal for your day.Mark & Sarah Doherty
Rebecca and I were married on Stephen’s Green on a beautiful summer’s day in June. Fergul was there with us from the morning through to the dinner and captured the whole day beautifully. We have so many photographs that we really loved and will treasure. We’ve since shared our photographs with numerous family members and friends. All have commented on the quality of the pictures and the number of unique and special moments captured through Fergul’s camera.We were looking for a spontaneous, unprompted feel in terms of tone. Fergul covered that brief perfectly. He was unobtrusive and professional. He knew how to catch the moment perfectly whilst the wedding day went on happily around him. When family shots were required Fergul was organized and efficient and was able to guide everyone into the correct position with a minimum of fuss. He found the perfect setting for the group photos that we were all delighted with. A great achievement considering that it was a busy summer’s afternoon in Stephen’s Green.We loved the pictures in the Church and walking through Stephen’s Green in particular. Just really top quality shots that reflected the perfect day that were having. He told the story of day and reflected the journey that we were both on.We absolutely recommend Fergal for your big day. We could not have been happier with the photographs. He did a terrific job.Rebecca & Shane, June 2015
Having witnessed Fergul in action at a friend's wedding we knew straight away that we wanted him to be our photographer. We weren't disappointed- my sister nicknamed Fergul the photography ninja-he seemed to get a picture of everything. I don't know how he seemed to be everywhere at one. His unobtrusive style and relaxed nature meant that we felt like our wedding pictures were in trustworthy hands! When we got our pictures we were absolutely delighted- we have the most beautiful pictures to chose from. Fergul, I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us and will be recommending you to everyone who wants a reliable, talented and observant photographer.
Aine and Aidan
We got married in April 2015 and having seen some fabulous photographs from other weddings Fergul had done it was an easy decision to have him at our own big day. We were living in Australia when planning our wedding and Fergul made it so easy and was very helpful from booking right through to the day itself and any time we needed to contact him in between. We were absolutely blown away when we received our photographs, they were even better than we had imagined. Fergul managed to captured every detail and it didnt even feel like he was there on the day. As we were heading back to Australia 10 days after the wedding Fergul worked hard to make sure we had our photographs before we left which we really appreciated.We can't recommend Diamond Photography highly enough, if you are looking for a photographer to capture your special day, then look no further, Fergul is your man!!
We booked Diamond Photograohy very soon after we got engaged. It was so important for us to get the best photographer out there. We certainly got that in Fergul. He was amazing from word go. He was very professional and efficient, and was always ready to answer any questions, which had a very calming influence on me. On the day itself, he truely lived up to his name as a non invasive photographer: I have no idea how he managed to capture every moment of the day without us even noticing. That was really important to us! It was clear from the beginning that Fergul really knew what he was doing, which in turn gave us such confidence on the day itself.We had previously seen Fergul in action at my best friend's wedding. We saw his final product and were immediately impressed by his photographic style. We knew immediately we would have no trouble choosing our wedding photographer.We now have such amazing photos that we will treasure forever. We could not have chosen a better photographer. Fergul is the very best there is, and we feel very lucky that he was the photographer for our special day! We confidently recommend Diamond Photography to every couple out there!
We had our wedding in June 2016, after being to a wedding fair and having seen some of Diamond Photographs work, we knew Fergul was the photographer for us, from the minute we booked he was more than helpful, on the day of our wedding Fergul just blended into the crowd and took the most wonderful pictures for us, ones when we didn't even know he was there, Fergul captured our day exactly the way we wanted, and was so pleasant an easy to talk to , so if your looking for a photographer, look no further than Diamond Photography, as you won't be disappointed.
Conor & Lorraine
As we both live in Australia, finding a photographer for our Irish wedding, online was very hard, A friend of mine suggested Fergul (Diamond Photography). On checking his website I found the sample wedding photos were beautiful. From our first contact with Fergul, he explained everything, he even gave great tips for handling nerves on the big day. We were not sure where to get the photos taken and his suggestion was so original and unique. The photos are beautiful. Fergul has a very calming nature and his photography unobtrusive. Exactly what you need to enjoy your wedding day. We also got the Photobooth, which was a great hit with our guests, our Ozzie friends are still taking about it. We would highly recommend Fergul to all our family and friends.
We had the most magical day and Fergul was there to capture it all. The key here is just how unobtrusive the pictures actually were. Fergul became part of the day - as a friend, confidant, door opener, kid controller (only kidding), simply one of the group - not a mere contractor. We loved having him involved and if we got the chance to do it all again - Fergul is the first one we would call.
How is that? We mean every word xxxx