I thought I’d take a break from the usual wedding blogging and talk about some personal work. This time last year myself and three friends, Declan, Sarah & Aishling went on a road trip to go surfing in Bundoran, Co. Donegal on the west coast of Ireland. I was excited because it was the first time I’d been on a holiday where I had an excess of money and was ready to make it a blow up adventure of sun, surf and whisky… that idea was soon thrown out the door. Half way there we stopped at a petrol station to gather some goodies to keep spirits up for the rest of the drive, myself having a massive sweet tooth I loaded up on sweets galore; liquorice straws, toblerones, apple candies, anything and everything sugar coated… it was only when I got to the check-out that I found my ATM card wasn’t working, queue sad music. I  shot Declan a sad look and put most of the stuff back. In what I can only assume was the universe’s way of kicking a guy when he’s down I spent the last of my physical cash on a burger that looked amazing on the menu but when it arrived though… the only way I could describe it was like doing a shot of burger with a disappointment chaser.

Luckily my friends helped me out with money (sorry guys for being a leech) and the weather was amazing so in the end it was a really fun weekend. I can’t describe how much I love the west of Ireland, when the weather is right there’s no better place… it’s the Ireland you see in ads, the Ireland that American’s travel here for. It’s like a temperate version of being on holiday in Greece with the bonus of no mosquitos!

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Seeing the sun setting over the sea, the golden light reflecting against the cliffs just sold me on it, I was hooked. Bundoran itself is very laid back, there’s a huge surf culture here with an annual festival called Sea Sessions being hosted here celebrating surf, music & all things related.

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P.S. It’s been said before so to get ahead of the curve no these weren’t engagement photos! Though if anyone wanted to do a surfing engagement session or even a general sunrise/sunset engagement shoot on the beach I’d be ALL over that.