City Chic…A Real Irish Engagement
by Elisha Clarke Photography

Having recently made the move up to the ‘Big Smoke’ myself, I was delighted when this engagement shoot from Elisha Clarke Photography popped up in my inbox.  Dublin has such a unique energy and personality that would rival any European City, so it’s great to see a couple making the most of some of it’s most colourful corners!

Although Richard and Laura are based in the North, and got engaged stateside, they felt Dublin was the perfect spot to mark the occasion, and asked the fab Elisha Clarke to capture their love.

“We love visiting Dublin and try to arrange a weekend break there when we can. We had planned a trip there to see a band we both love and had met with Elisha the week before when she offered to do an engagement shoot for us. Dublin was the perfect setting for our engagement shoot as it is a place we love to visit and there is a great atmosphere in the city.”

City living will always hold a special place for them both, having spent two years living in Orlando, where Richard decided to pop the question!

“We got engaged in April while on holiday in Orlando, Florida. Richard and I lived there for 2years and Orlando is really our second home.  We had been out for dinner and afterwards went for a walk round a nearby lake where Richard popped the question. It was a beautiful setting and was even more special being in the place we love the most.”

Nothing says love like frozen yoghurt and cupcakes! I love how Elisha found so many endearing and personal spots and captured their day so beautifully. It’s clear Laura and Richard felt completely at ease around her.

“Elisha really wanted us to feel relaxed on the shoot and suggested that we take a stroll through the city just as we would normally while she took some shots. This was perfect for us and really made us feel at ease with being photographed. Elisha knew the city well and knew of great places to take us to capture the best photographs.”

“While walking through the city we came by a frozen yogurt shop where you can serve your own yogurt and add your own toppings. While living in Orlando we used to go to a similar place every Friday so this was the prefect place for us to have some photos taken as it meant something to us.”

Their main priority was to find a photographer who could capture them at their most natural and comfortable. Judging by the fun they had playing jenga, they got all that and more!

“When we were looking for a photographer, what we really wanted was someone who captured moments and emotions and this is exactly what Elisha does. Her photographs are very natural and her use of colour and lighting gives them a really romantic feel. We are really looking forward to having Elisha photograph our wedding.”

I’m sure your wedding day will be just as gorgeous as your engagement shoot, and wish you all the best with the rest of the journey! Thanks so much for allowing us to share in your lovely day, and thanks to Elisha Clarke for sharing her fun and colourful work, more of which you can see here!

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