Date: 13th September 2014

Cannonball 2014

Cannonball is Europe’s largest road trip, which brings over 150 supercars to the roads and towns of Ireland. This year I embarked on my own mini road trip to Ballina, Co. Mayo to check out the awesome cars on display and take a few photographs. We were incredibly lucky with the weather this year, with the sun shinning so the cars looked fab and people could relax and enjoy themselves. There were all kinds of amazing cars on show from Ferraris to Bentleys and a few interesting characters too! We were also treated to an air show where a stunt pilot performed loads of insanely dangerously looking... Read full post

Date: 30th July 2014

Unplugged or Hashtag Wedding

It’s your wedding day and one of the more recent questions facing a couple is whether to have a wedding free of mobile phones, selfies, and status updates or to embrace the social media craze and collect all the hilarities using a personal hashtag. A hashtag (#) is a universal method of tagging posts, tweets, and status updates with a searchable word or phrase. Anybody than can then search for that phrase (the hashtag) and discover all of the posts that used it. As a wedding photographer I can see advantages to both approaches so I thought I would share my own insight into the debate.Read Full Post

Date: 27th July 2014

Croagh Patrick 2014

Today is Reek Sunday, where people from all over the country travel to Mayo to climb Croagh Patrick. A couple of days ago I decided to document the climb with my camera and tell the story of the day with images, and I couldn’t be happier with the result! As I approached Westport this morning, just before 8am, a large dark cloud loomed ominously over the mountain in the distance, not a good sign I thought. I arrived in Murrisk, parked and slung my camera over my shoulder and gazed up at the thick cloud covering the top, not much of a photo there I thought, so I moved on and began to ascend.Read Full Post

people climbing croagh patrick

Date: 26th July 2014

Weekly Photography News

It’s been a busy week for me so I thought instead of a full blog post I would share some news and updates instead. First of all Candid Photography is now listed on This is a great site where you can plan your wedding, search for suppliers, and check out reviews and information on each business. So if you search for a wedding photographer in Mayo you should find me! More and more people are searching online for their wedding photography..Read Full Post

Date: 13th July 2014

Video Marketing Fun

This week I had a little fun with some video ads. If you like the facebook page you may have seen these already. First up is a tribute to my favorite TV show. Read Full Post

Date: 6th July 2014

The Heart of Castlebar Street Festival 2014

The Heart of Castlebar Street Festival took place on the 4th – 6th July 2014. This annual event hosted a range of attractions such as local markets, children’s entertainments, shopping, heritage shows, shopping and more.Read full post

the heart of castlebar street festival

Date: 29th June 2014

Professional Headshot Photography

At Candid Photography we know how to take a GREAT headshot, whether it’s natural or studio lighting we can capture you at your BEST and create a stunning image that you are....Read full post

headshot photography

Date: 24th June 2014

Engagement Shoot and Guest Signing Frames

I am now offering a free engagement shoot and guest signing frame with all of the album packages! Once you’ve booked your photography we will go to a suitable location and take a number of different posed shots with both of you. This is a great opportunity....Read full post

wedding guest signing frame

Date: 18th August 2013

In Humbert's Footsteps - The Gathering 2013

To celebrate the Gathering 2013, Castlebar hosted "In Humbert's Footsteps", an historical re-enactment of the 1798 invasion of Ireland by General Humbert's French forces. These shots were taken from the "The Races of Castlebar" re-enactment where Humbert's Franco-Irish army defeated the British soldiers in August 1798. I have to say they did an amazing job, and really looked and acted the part.

In Humbert's Footsteps castlebar the gathering 2013

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Date: 15th August 2013

A guide to Wedding Photography

So you’re getting married, you’ve booked your venue and now you’re thinking about booking your photographer to cover your special day. At candid photography we want to give you a bit of advice on what we think are important considerations before you make your final decision.

Photography Style

There are two broad schools of wedding photography, traditional, and photojournalism. Most photographers will fall somewhere along this continuum. The traditional approach focuses on formal, posed shots, with a lot of intervention from the photographer. Shots are organised and arranged often to a pre-arranged time-line. This style is advantageous for family portraits where it is important to get everyone together and in the shot, or when the couple have specific photo’s that they want to get.

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