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Champagne Twist

Funny wedding video with a Champagne Twist taken at the wedding of Noel & Sarah Jane Stynes in Dublin recently…

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Open Closed Eyes

Open Closed Eyes As a wedding photographer one frustrating thing is to take a good photo and then find (on closer inspection) the eyes are closed, half closed, blinking or squinty. This seems to happen most often in group shots when everyone may not be looking directly at the camera at the same time. Usually […]

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Baby Photographer Kildare

Baby Photographer Kildare If you’ve used me as your wedding photographer recently you may be interested to know I also do Baby Photography. I’m probably better known as a Kildare or Dublin Wedding Photographer, but recently there’s been an upsurge in enquiries in Baby Photography. Couples who have already booked me as their wedding photographer or […]

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Killashee House Naas

Killashee House Naas is one of Kildare’s premier wedding venues. Located on the outskirts of Naas on the Kilcullen Road, Killashee House is easily accessible from the the M7 motorway.

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Wedding Cars & Limos

Wedding Cars & Limos Most of the weddings I attend as a wedding photographer in Dublin, Meath and surrounding counties all seem to have one thing in common -amazing Wedding Cars & Limos! I really love cool cars, especially vintage style cars. One such car I’ve had the pleasure to photograph on more than one […]

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SEO for Photographers

In the world of SEO (and not just for Photographers) Google delivers exactly what you ask for – ask for a Wedding Photographer in Dublin that’s what you get. A list of Dublin Photographers, a long list.

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Stephen Roche @ the Leinster Loop Photos 2013

Leinster Loop Photos 2013

Sunday 18th August 2013 saw yet another successful Leinster Loop take to the roads when cyclists of many different skill and fitness levels participated in the now very popular funcycle. See the Leinster Loop Photos 2013 below. The event is held annually and features four seperate “Loops” geared to different experience and fitness levels, 130kms, […]

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Wedding Photo of Susan @ the Arklow Bay Hotel, Co Wicklow

Real Summer Weddings

What a summer it’s been! Beautiful weather, Beautiful Brides and some Cool looking Grooms too! The perfect mix for Real Summer Weddings. In June of this year (2013) I had the pleasure of working with Susan & Stephen as their wedding photographer…

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Johnny Fox’s Pub

The Missing Johnny is here!

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Wedding Photo Packages

Check out the latest Wedding Photo Packages from Shay Curran Photography. Wedding Photography packages from €695, Stylish Packages @ Realistic Prices! Book your 2013/2014 Wedding Photographer for Dublin, Kildare, Meath etc now.

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Gulfoss @ Midnight

The Iceland Blog

The Iceland Blog A recent trip to Iceland made me realize how similar Iceland and Ireland are – in some areas the landscape is just like Ireland. The price of petrol, food, beer etc are similar. And the people are similar – warm friendly and eager to extract the last Krona/Euro from your pocket or […]

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Photograph from St Patricks Day Parade Newbridge Kildare

Newbridge Athy Photos Paddys Day 2011

Newbridge Kildare St Patrick’s Day Photos 2011 St Patrick’s Day never happened – not for me – not as I expected it to. But that’s life I suppose… My plan was simple – spend the afternoon photographing the Athy Paddy’s Day parade. A day off from photographing weddings. But instead I headed for Newbridge in […]

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Photo of Senator David Norris

David Norris – A Walk in the Park

David Norris – A walk in the Park? Senator David Norris takes a walk in the park, Stephens Green Dublin, Sunday afternoon 13th March. A practice run (walk) maybe. It was officially announced today 14th March of Senator Norris’ intention to contend the Irish presidential election to be held in October 2011. Could David Norris […]

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Photo of Whites Castle Athy Co Kildare

St Patrick’s Day Athy 2011

Athy St Patrick’s Day 2011 Someone asked me recently is it possible to get married on St Patrick’s Day in Athy. My answer was “it depends”… It depends on the priest/parish. A civil ceremony is out because it’s a bank holiday and most civil servants don’t work bank holidays. Few parishes I know allow weddings […]

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Affordable Wedding Photographers Dublin

Some people still confuse the words cheap with affordable. As far as wedding photography at Shay Curran Photography is concerned we do affordable wedding photography. It’s reasonably priced for what you get. Cheap on the other hand usually means – well, cheap…..!

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Athy Wedding Photograph

Athy Wedding

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Colibri String Quartet

Colibri String Quartet

The happy looking guys on the left are the Colibri String Quartet. Am I missing something (someone)? Colibri were playing at a mutual wedding gig – the wedding reception of Cheryl & John Armstrong at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown, Dublin on Friday 27th August 2010. Colibri played the music, I did the wedding […]

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Hanging around Tinahealy

Tinahely Show Photos

Tinahely Agri Show Photos The Tinahely Agri Show is a photographers dream. And how different it is from wedding photography… All human life is there, or so it seems. Whether you’re into photographing vintage cars or tractors – or bulls with big ears, Tinahely is the place to be – Baby ducks, ladies who make […]

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Kildare Photographer Tiger

Nikon Photo Competition

Once again Nikon have announced details of their annual Photo Competition that will have many photographers frothing at the mouth at the thought of winning the Grand prize…. What I like about this photo competition is there are two categories (1) Free subject: Works that convey your unique perspective and creativity, and (2) Energy: Works […]

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Sunflowers  - Photographer Shay Curran

Photographer Van Gough

Photographer Van Gough What if Van Gough had been a photographer living in Kildare? For some strange reason I’ve been asking myself this question on and off over the past week. Ever since I whacked my thumb with the Nikon D3. Not just this question but others too- what if Van Gough was Irish – an […]

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Wedding Cars Ireland

Wedding Photographer talks Wedding Cars

As a wedding photographer meeting people is part & parcel of the job. Recently in Nenagh Co Tipperary I  had a chance to chat with Michael F. Hogan of Wedding Cars Ireland. That’s Michael on the left… Note the happy couple reflected in his shades… Double click to see larger photo. Michael runs a wedding […]

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Blessington Sunrise

Blessington Sunrise

Blessington Sunrise -Photographers Coffee As a wedding photographer I still find something inspirational in sunrises. I suppose it’s a combination of things – a new dawn – a new beginning – the very act of crawling out of bed in total darkness and driving to a chosen location in the middle of the night seems […]

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Athy St Patricks Day Parade 2010

Athy St. Patricks Day Parade

A massive crowd turned out to see the Athy St Patricks Day Parade. All human life was there. Tired girls with their puppies, happy children with their shamrock wands, orange beards, green sunglasses, cowboy hats… Big boys on their Harleys, small boys on their fathers shoulders… and everywhere a riot of green white and orange. […]

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Cuchullain Sculpture Newbridge

Cuchullain Sculpture Newbridge

Rising from the rust brown earth of the Curragh an amazing sight met my eyes this evening as I slipped off the M9 Newbridge exit 12, homeward bound after an all day wedding photo shoot in Dublin. Was it a trick of the light I wondered. Had Cuchullain and his faithful hounds arisen from the rich […]

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Prague Workshops

Take your Wedding Photography to the next Level. Professional (or aspiring) wedding photographers wanting to take their photography to the next level might consider a week long training/up-skilling event in Prague this October 18th to 22nd. Other courses in Prague this year of interest to professional photographers include Travel and Stock Photography and Digital Workflow […]

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Baltinglass Main Street Wicklow

Photographic Time Travel

Like to do some photographic time travelling? There are still many places in Ireland that seem to have remained untouched by time or Celtic Tigerism. Places like Athy in Kildare and Baltinglass in Wicklow immediately spring to mind. My work as a  professional photographer takes me all over Ireland and when I’ve a few minutes […]

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Mick Kinane & Sea the Stars - Shay Curran Kildare

Favourite Photo

What’s your favourite photo from 2009? Even wedding photographers have to take time out and recently I’ve been having a look through my files and I keep coming back to Mick Kinane & Sea the Stars @ Leopardstown Dublin, winning the Tatterstalls Millons. It’s my favourite photo from 2009. Look closely and you’ll see that both horse and […]

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Photo of Johnny Fox's Pub Glencullen Co Dublin

Photographers Day Out

Photographers Day Out I suppose one of the saddest things a photographer can do on his/her day off is to spend the time like a tourist taking photos. I snapped this shot of Ireland’s highest pub last summer as I hiked on by Johnny Fox’s Pub on my day off. Well worth a visit if you’d […]

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Nikon Training Dublin

On Wednesday 24th February 2010 Nikon hold a training course in Dublin designed for full frame Nikon D3/D3x/D700 users who wish to understand the technology behind Nikon cameras and utilise the range of feature incorporated into Nikon’s newest professional Digital SLR cameras. The course includes an in-depth outline of Nikon DSLR technologies and give a […]

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Kerry's Cupcakes Newbridge Kildare

A Piece of (Wedding) Cake

A Piece of Cake Thursday afternoon on the way back to the Courtyard car park in Newbridge, Kildare, I noticed my wife drooling. She had just spotted Kerry’s Cupcakes a colourful shop in the Courtyard Shopping Centre, just beside Whitewater. I stood outside admiring the colourful display of St Valentines Day themed cupcakes while my […]

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Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer is a big decision. Ten or twenty years down the road you may not remember who created your wedding album, but it will exist. Unlike the cake. Or the limo. Or the flowers. A wedding album can now last many lifetimes. Your children will see it,. and hopefully their children too… […]

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Stained Glass Photo - Shay Curran Photography

Getting Married in Ireland

Getting Married in Ireland As a wedding photographer I’m often asked various questions about getting married in Ireland. So, based on first hand knowledge and lots of research here’s my answer… Getting married in Ireland is like many things here, entwined in red tape, procedures, local customs, old wives tales and lots of brown envelopes… […]

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Mick Kinane & Sea the Stars

Steal this Photo!

Is someone out there using an image you created? It’s a fear of many professional and even amateur photographers. When I say “out there” I mean the web. Thanks to a company called TinEye it’s now possible to check & see if your images are being published on the Internet illegally. Stock photographers will find […]

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Japanese Gardens Kildare

Kildare Photo Competition

Finding a Photo Competition that pays cash prizes is not always easy, unless you live in Kildare…  Once again Kildare County Council run their annual Photo competition with the final date for entries 29th January 2010. The rules are simple, photographs must be taken in Kildare and the competition is designed to raise awareness of […]

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Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Cake Topper

Top This…. Saw an interesting idea on Irish TV a few weeks ago, hand made wedding cake toppers. In case you didn’t know cake toppers are the small figures that adorn the top of your wedding cake. Cake toppers Ireland create personalised figures for your wedding cake or any special occasion. The figures can be […]

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Photography Directory

PhotoClicksPro-Photography Directory An impressive photographic directory that lists everything from wedding photographers (Shay Curran Wedding Photography included) to every type of photographer imaginable – listings are world wide, wherever you travel, whatever type of photographer you need  PhotoClicksPro has it all.

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Capri - Honeymoon Destination

Honeymoon Ideas

Honeymoon Ideas Often the biggest decision a couple will make surrounding their wedding plans is “Where will we go on our honeymoon?” I’m not going to reveal some secret location here that will guarantee a happy honeymoon, just throwing around some ideas. As I write this Gerry Ryan is on RTE 2 talking about the Citywest […]

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Budget weddings versus Wedding budgets

Budget weddings versus Wedding budgets… Wedding budgets and budget weddings are different. Some couples are trying to spend as little as possible, which thanks to the recession is getting easier. Other couples are still splashing cash around like it grows on trees. Witness the recent marriage of Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan to Yvonne McMahon. And […]

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Photograph of Affordable Wedding Photographer, Shay Curran Dublin Ireland

Hello world!

Welcome to Shay Curran Photography. Finally the new site shaycurranphotography.com has gone live. Thanks to Adam @ AWx2D who skilfully crafted and managed everything. Followers of the old site will notice many changes,  some of the old catagories have been overhauled or dropped entirley. Take a good look around, I’m open to suggestions for improvements etc. […]

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