Born and raised in the gorgeous sunny south east of Ireland, I’m a complete softie when it comes to furry cute things (I am mum to a spoilt 13 year old JRT, who regularly features on my instagram stories!!). I adore finding a remote corner of the beach and spending the afternoon with my eyes closed listening to the waves crashing on the shore-line. Terrified of actually BEING in the sea – don’t like not knowing what’s lurking underneath me! Love cooking for family and friends – we’re a family of feeders! But you better like garlic if you’re coming over for dinner!! Trained as an architect, but discovered a love of photography after my own wedding.
I love shooting weddings, and strive to create authentic, honest and romantic photographs, using natural light for inspiration. My style and approach to your wedding allows you to relax and thoroughly enjoy your day, whilst still capturing incredible memories for you to cherish. As well as photographing your day I’m here to help guide you through the process, and am always there to offer advice when it is wanted.
I cater for brides and grooms who appreciate photography and want the best wedding photography experience possible. Weddings that I particularly love are light, bright and relaxed weddings but, above all, couples who are totally in love.
I am based in Devon and would love to hear from you.
My style is fine art, documentary, relaxed photography. I want to capture beautiful, natural and romantic images that reflect the true emotions of the day.
What do I not love about weddings!!?? I adore weddings, everything from the gorgeous wedding dress, the overwhelming emotion when a bride first sees herself in the mirror all ready for the ceremony, her fathers reaction, the look on the grooms face when he sees the girl of his dreams walking towards him, the hilarious heartfelt speeches, the fact that no two weddings are alike. However my absolute FAVOURITE part of your day, is when I get to steal you both away to relish your newfound status as husband and wife. I love to capture the tenderness and pure love of this moment.
Go with your gut. Choose someone whose work you love. Do not let price be the main reason behind your decision. It's so important to get an experienced photographer who knows where to be and when. You will cherish these photos - in thirty years time you will pull out your album and reminisce about how much fun you had, how happy your Dad looked, how gorgeous your mum was......... so choosing the right photographer to capture these moments is crucial.
I am happy to travel anywhere in the world for a fun wedding
Our day could not have been captured in a more beautiful way and anyone who sees my photos say they belong in a magazine, a photographer could not receive a better compliment! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. The photos are truly beautiful and capture the beauty of our venue and the love that we have for one another. I couldn’t have asked for better.
Ashling and her husband Dan were absolutely amazing. They completely understood the style of photography we wanted and fitted in with the laid back vibe of our wedding. They produced beautiful natural photographs of a very camera shy un-photogenic couple! They are so friendly and great at putting you at your ease. Ashling really seems to have a gift.
Ashling was unbelievable! She was always on hand to gave us advice and made our 3 children so comfortable. She captured our most memorable moments as a family without any fuss. Ashling has a wonderful ability to put you at ease. The moments she captured are so romantic. When I look at these pictures now I am so thankful to her.
From day one they went above and beyond and were always available for any advice or query. We are so happy with the amazing photographs we received that managed to unobtrusively capture all the emotion and highlights of our special day. Ashling is such a talented photographer who manages to be everywhere yet not get in the way, could not recommend highly enough.
After looking at what felt like all the photographers in Ireland I chose Butterfly Photography, and I’m so glad that I did. When I first met Ashling, she put me at ease & truly made the day relaxing, fun & memorable. When we got our photo package, it was totally worth the wait & the money, to be honest I can’t even remember how much it cost because it doesn’t matter anymore, I have beautiful memories captured in photos.
Words cannot describe how wonderful and talented Ashling is. Her ability to capture the magic of the day was depicted in every single picture. She made us feel comfortable and at ease, while capturing the true beauty of every moment. Not only was she an amazing photographer, but she went above and beyond her duties, which made her feel like a close friend!
We could not have been more delighted with Ashling’s work. Having her there with us throughout the day was like having a second bridesmaid. She was nicknamed the ‘kamikazi photographer’ by our guests because she was so discreet! Our couple photos are utterly stunning, we look like we could be models in a bridal magazine but it is Ashling’s ability to capture the spirit of the day which is truly outstanding. She goes the extra mile.
Ashling and Dan were great to work with. We flew over from the U.S. for our big day to be in my partner’s home village and Ashling and Dan made the whole process very easy for us. They really added to our day and captured the things that mattered to us.
Ashling and Dan were so friendly and easy to work with. The images they produced were fantastic. They really made it easy on the day and really took ownership of the day to ensure they captured the day. Looking through the pictures they instantly transport us back to the feelings of the day. They are great fun to just be around. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
Our photos are completely stunning and our wedding looks like something from a magazine shoot! Ashling worked incredibly hard on the day itself and managed to capture so many precious moments that can now stay with us forever. She was incredibly professional on the day and during the lead up, answering emails incredibly swiftly and nothing was too much trouble.
Ashling is an extremely professional, dedicated & talented individual; going above & beyond to capture the best images she possibly could of our special day. Her patience & good humour brought out the best in everyone. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
Ashling and Dan were great to work with and very understanding as we decided to elope at the last minute. Stepped in to help us when we needed it in getting ready and to catch my veil when the wind blew it off. The quality of pictures were fantastic. Would recommend Ashling to anyone and everyone!!
Isaac and I were lucky enough to have been recommended to use Butterfly Photography to capture our wedding day, they are a beautiful talented couple who made us feel at ease while capturing our day in the creative natural way we wanted, we cannot recommend them enough, don’t look anywhere else xx
Thankyou so much for everything you did for our special day in August. You are both so lovely, so talented and such a fabulous couple. We were so delighted to have you both and everyone was raving about you guys. Lots of love, R&M x
Ash and Dan were absolutely brilliant to deal with from start to finish! We will treasure the stunning photos they took of our special day. Can't stop looking at them! As well as taking beautiful couple shots for us we love how they captured the joy of the day with our family and friends. They were so generous with their time and patience, advice and special touches throughout our entire dealings with them. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Really cannot thank you guys enough! From the extra friendly emails and tips from the beginning. Felt like we knew you!to getting to know our venue before the big day and then being so relaxed, fun and subtle on our wedding day!the couple photography was one of my favourite parts of the day so special and relaxed...with the love notes and music made it so real! Then our wedding video collage and now receiving our beautiful gallery.....cannot thank you guys enough could not have asked for more! Want to do it all over again xx
Ash and Dan are an INCREDIBLY talented couple and are an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish!!
We were lucky enough to have a beautiful crisp sunny winter's day (28 December 2016) for our wedding so were able to get some outdoor photos. True professionals as they are, Ash and Dan had visited the venue and location of our wedding in advance so they knew exactly what what settings and scenes would work and there was no hanging around, which meant we got back to the party in no time! Ash in particular was excellent at giving direction and putting us at ease while capturing the perfect shot.
The individual portrait and couple shots are stunning, but we equally love the hundreds of impromptu photos of the wedding party and our family and friends enjoying the day - Ash and Dan really captured every moment of the day perfectly. Having received a little 'sneak peak' video the day after the wedding (which was an a super surprise!), we were so excited to received the rest of the photos, and they certainly didn't disappoint!!! The only difficulty now is selecting the ones we want to frame!
We highly highly recommend Butterfly Photography to any bride and groom looking for beautiful artistic wedding photos to treasure for years to come!
Ash & Dan are so amazing to work with, right from the very first email, to our wedding day & finally to receiving our photographs. The light that they capture in their photographs amazes me & we're so happy to have these to look back on our amazing day. Thanks so much guys x
Ash and Dan are literally the best photographers, from our first meeting in Avoca, I knew I wanted them at my wedding, on the day they blended right in and in the morning it was like having a friend with me, snapping away to capture all of the best moments of the getting ready process.
The photos taken throughout the day are absolutely stunning and they easily captured the relaxed and happy atmosphere we wanted on our day. The photos were sent quickly after the big day and with some beautiful prints that I am already deciding where to hang.
Thank you both soooo much for all of your hard work to give us amazing memories of our special day. Brides to be you need Butterfly at your wedding. 5 stars xxxxxxxxxxx
Ash and Dan, where to start..... I don't think we can thank you guys enough for the photos of our big day.
When we first met, Ash told me that she had a feeling we were fond of throwing a party, she was right and absolutely nailed the photos. As well as showing our fondness for partying, we wanted our photos to capture the reality of the day, the little moments, the interactions between the guests and the bits that the happy couple doesn't always get to see.
The pictures are incredible and capture these things so well, everyone who's seen them is raving about them and they show a load of different stories which we wouldn't have seen otherwise.
Admittedly, we were quite laid back on the day but Ash and Dan were such a cool and calm presence that they fit right in with our group. The group shots and couple photos felt so natural and everyone commented on how they seemed to take place without people realising it.
Thanks so much. The photos are a testament to how good ye are at what ye do and anyone looking for a wedding photographer would be lucky to have ye.
PS. You also managed to get the Unicorn shot. Photos of my groomsman Chris smiling. It's unheard of, so well done.
Ash and Dan captured our day day perfectly! It was wonderful to go back through and relive our wedding through the photos. We had the difficult task of organising a wedding in Ireland while living in Australia. This experience was made much easier upon finding Butterfly Photography. Ash was ever patient with our regular emails and requests. As for on the day they made us feel relaxed and at ease, even though we had a few locations we wanted photos at (even got a few sneaky pints in). and they were able to capture our style and what we are like as a couple. In the end we are really pleased that we asked Butterfly Photography to capture our day, as we will have these awesome photos forever!
Ash and Dan were absolutely amazing!! In the lead up to the wedding they were so great with communication and answered any questions we had so quickly. By the time the big day came, I felt like we knew them already, and they honestly felt like part of the bridal party! Ash was more than a photographer, she kept me calm when the flowers were late, and even went and got us some prosecco from the bar! They put us so at ease during all the photos and we had so much fun! The photos are completely stunning, they’ve captured the day perfectly. There are so many gorgeous ones, I honestly don’t know how we’re going to choose which ones to print and display! We can’t recommend them highly enough!!
Ash and Dan are not only 2 of the warmest, kindest and lovliest people but they are incredible photographers too. They're talent and eye is something that I would never be able to comprehend. Both of them were such a lovely presense to have around on our wedding day. They were discreet and yet took photos of each and every guest. I read another review which said Ash is more than a photographer; that she was a friend on the day and I absolutely could not agree more and I know my husband would say the same for Dan.
Stop searching for a photographer now. Look no further. These are your guys!! Adorable couple, epically talented and professional always. Xx
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