It will be the second time we’ve visited Drenagh during an Engage Live workshop, and I’m never short of a beautiful backdrop to photograph our models against.
Designed by renowned architect Charles Lanyon – the brains behind Queen’s University, Crumlin Road Gaol and Customs House in Belfast, to name but a few iconic buildings – Drenagh was completed in 1835 and also houses Italian style gardens, wonderful water features, an arboretum and some of the finest furniture in Ireland.
Students of our next Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop are sure to come away with an entirely new portfolio of images taken at Drenagh, which they are free to use however they wish: to promote their wedding photography business, update their websites and attract new clients.
Places on the workshop are still available – book your spot today. To whet your appetite to come and learn with us this September, here are some of my favourite Drenagh Estate backdrops.
With a venue this beautiful, it’s a given that you should pose your bride and groom against the building itself. If they love their history, classical literature, Downton Abbey or architecture in general, they are bound to love these images and want them in their album.
The staircase at Drenagh was built to impress, and it always does, sweeping up onto a beautifully decorated landing filled with objects crying out to be photographed as detail shots.
They’re a bride’s dream, and a photographers’. The light in Drenagh’s bedrooms is always exquisite, as is the interior decoration, and we will spend lots of time here building up our portfolios.
Workshops students always love photographing our models outdoors in the Drenagh Estate gardens, where they get to play with light and composition. It’s always the most active part of the workshop and I love imparting my knowledge of shooting weddings using natural light.
There are so many textures to capture outdoors at Drenagh, so many nooks and crannies to take your bride and groom away from the crowd and capture them together, happy on the biggest day of their lives. Here are just a few of my favourites.
Join us at Drenagh Estate on the next Engage Live Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop on September 6–7. Book your spot today.