Hello and welcome to the home of our photography business - Adore Weddings Northern Ireland! We are Lisa & Marty, a husband and wife team based in Carrickfergus, just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. We have been shooting weddings since 2009.
Our photography journey started with travel, with our hobby being wildlife & landscape photography. If you visit our home you’ll instantly see how much photography means to us as it is everywhere! Our memories are on every wall, in every room.)
In 2008, our friends Mike & Judith asked if we would photograph their wedding at Belfast Castle the following April. We won’t lie – we were apprehensive, we didn’t have a clue about weddings (we were just engaged!) and we worried we wouldn’t live up to their expectations. They took a leap of faith with us and we are pleased to report we are still friends – so they can’t have been that bad! The following year we got married ourselves and we shot our first 3 weddings. And the rest as they say is history.
We invested in equipment, marketing materials and did a few bridal fayres the following year. We have been consistently busy since- thanks to word of mouth and the recommendations from other amazing wedding vendors across the island of Ireland..
When we aren’t shooting weddings, you’ll find us out and about trying to tire out our kids and dogs! We both love music (ALL genres of music) and love nothing more than going to a live concert. We both enjoy paddle boarding (Lisa isn’t great at it but gives it a fair go!) We are rugby supporters and Marty supports Spurs for his sins.
We really do try and keep things relaxed and easy going on the day. We always come well organised and prepared for all weather conditions with our car boot full of umbrellas, blankets, towels, heel protectors, shoe protectors, sewing kits and SAFETY PINS!! We will always get stuck in and help out when required, whether it’s putting on the brides dress, sewing a bridesmaids hem, sorting buttonholes or making tea to help settle the nerves. We want your day to run as smoothly as possible and want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
We are always up for having a good laugh and putting everyone at ease, after all that’s how we get the best photos! We both have two Nikon cameras each, so can easily capture a look, a kiss or a silly moment as we’ll have the capability to capture it with the lens required already on the camera body!
We don’t just shoot weddings, as we mentioned already, we love capturing wildlife (although nothing in Northern Ireland can compare to Kruger National Park in South Africa!) and landscapes around our beautiful Island. In the words of Gary Lightbody from his song I think of home -“There’s beauty north, south, east & west.” How true. We are so proud of this place we call home! This leads beautifully to photoshoots with families and couples at locations across the island. We capture memories in your back garden, your living room, your favourite beach or forest walk. There are endless possibilities and we find that so exciting!
If you would like to find out more about us, what we do or if we have availability you can get in touch through our contact page or via social media (Facebook & Instagram)
We genuinely believe we have the best jobs in the world.
Lisa & Marty