Conor Pass Adventure Elopement Ireland
There are many countries I would love to visit, but my trip as an Ireland elopement photographer in November this year was so incredible that I don’t know how anything will top it! I came home with so many incredible memories – and photos – that I hardly even knew what to start sharing. But Christin and Gareth’s post-wedding adventure session at Conor Pass had to come first!
This beautiful couple were the most incredible sports as we hiked through soggy wet moss and were pelted by rain and win. And they helped me get better photos than I ever could have dreamed of as an Ireland elopement photographer! Then when we got back to Ballintaggart House where we were staying in nearby Dingle, we stayed up way too late, sharing stories and drinking wine in front of the fireplace while trying to warm back up again. To say Christin and Gareth are two of my favorite people in the world now is not an understatement!
The Irish lovebirds originally got married close to their home in Belfast. But Christin’s one-of-a-kind dress by Reclamation deserved another wear for more incredible photos. Her dress was made with artfully reclaimed and vintage materials, including lace from old tablecloths and curtains. I’ve truly never photographed a dress this unique before! I am completely in love with Trista who makes these dresses by hand in Canada, and hope I get to photograph more of her wedding dresses soon. Look closely at the details of the dress in some of these close-up photos, and notice the way it flows when they’re running through the moors. Pure perfection!
As this was my first trip as an Ireland elopement photographer, I had done tons of research online before my trip to scope out the best possible locations. I was super intrigued by Conor Pass, because I’m a huge fan of driving up random mountain passes at home in Colorado too! Conor Pass is Ireland’s highest paved mountain pass, and on a clear day you can see as far as to the Aran Islands. The road is so narrow and winding that trucks and camper vans can’t drive there. If you look closely, you can actually see the road in the background of some of these photos – but it looks nothing like a drivable road!
I’ll be sharing photos from the rest of my adventures as an Ireland elopement photographer soon, but for now – enjoy these photos from Conor Pass! And if you just so happen to be planning an Irish adventure wedding of your own, I’d love to chat with you about capturing the big day. Reach out and let’s make it happen!