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Road Trip Through Ireland with Destination Wedding Photographer

Jul 13, 2022

As a destination wedding photographer, Ireland has been on “the list” for a while. Telling my couples’ stories and documenting their love in places all over the world is one of my very favorite parts of this beautiful job. I will happily pack my bags for anywhere in Europe that comes calling, but Ireland will now always hold an extra special place after our visit.

If you’ve ever been to Ireland, you’ll likely remember the feeling the first time you saw its beautiful rolling hills on the coast. They’re gorgeous, otherworldly, a little eerie, and undoubtedly full of magic! An immediate sense of awe and wonder sticks with you long after you return home. For us, it was no different. 

Killarney

The gap of Dunloe in Killarney was magical, as was our stay at Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney National Park. When we arrived, it was a foggy and cloudy fall day with tons of wind coming through the mountains. The energy in there was really something. It’s a wild ride through the pass with one-lane roads overlooking lakes. Renting a car for our three-day trip was the best decision! 

While our first day was mostly fog, the next day was the opposite, so bright and sunny; the perfect September day. The cliffs were so majestic and stunning, and I’m convinced Slea Head Drive was the most beautiful ride I have ever been on in my life. We even set up a camera at one stop to document being together near the coast! 

Toward the end of our stay, we squeezed in a visit to Dublin and were just as blown away. It was full of life and music, and we met some of the nicest people! We stopped into one of the sweetest coffee shops – a must-visit if you find yourself in the area.  This gem was located within The Clarence Hotel.  A perfect stay in the heart of it all.

I so hope we will be back soon, maybe this time to celebrate a sweet couple starting their lives together! If you’re planning your own destination wedding, I would love to chat more with you! 

A road in Ireland between mountains | Photo by Hope Helmuth
A rocky field in Ireland in the fog | Photo by Hope Helmuth
A small river in Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Sheep grazing on a mountainside in Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Sheep grazing near the road in the fog | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
A river with rocks and mountains in the fog | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Sheep grazing in a rocky field | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Winding road on the coast of Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Road going through the mountains in Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Rocky fields with yellow flowers | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Winding road on the coast of Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Coastal road in Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Woman in a brown jacket holding a camera | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
A field in the fog with mountains | Photo by Hope Helmuth
Man standing on a rock in a field | Photo by Hope Helmuth
Colorful buildings in a coastal town in Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Colorful buildings in a coastal town | Photo by Hope Helmuth
Killarney Ireland | Photo by Hope Helmuth
Boats on the coast at Harbor | Photo by Hope Helmuth
| Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Man walking near the coast in Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Mountains on the coast of Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
A walkway from the mountain to the see in the sun | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
The coast of Ireland in the sun | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
A Dublin Ireland cityscape in the fog | Photo by Hope Helmuth
Dime Coffee Co in Dublin | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Dime Coffee Co in Dublin Ireland | Photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth

Hope Helmuth is a Luxury, Destination wedding photographer based in Bucks County, PA & NYC. Serving modern couples across the east coast, Hope specializes in timeless, candid, and romantic wedding imagery. For more information about the experience or to book your destination wedding, you can find more information here.

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