Gougane Barra Wedding Videographer

No, it’s not Italy — it’s Ireland, our beautiful little country.  And no, the sun is not CGI.  It really happened.  Gougane Barra, Co. Cork to be precise, and later on to the Fernhill House Hotel in Clonakilty. I’d shoot every wedding here if I could — it’s spectacularly beautiful.  Enjoy Jamie-Lee and Stephen’s stunning … Continued

Maximize TIME spent with family and friends at your wedding

Maximize your time spent with family and friends by choosing a wedding videographer who shoots in a fly-on-the-wall style… Weddings are all about TIME.  For a wedding day to go according to plan, time has to be used wisely.  The primary reason wedding days get out of hand is poor and/or unrealistic time management.  One … Continued

Elopement Wedding in Ireland – Ballyfin + Dublin

I knew I’d have fun filming Shane & Michelle’s wedding video at Ballyfin Demesne. Having arrived from the US only yesterday morning, the rain didn’t dampen their spirits one bit. I was excited that Shane is a protege of George Lucas, himself a STAR WARS filmmaker, and we hit it off immediately. When I saw … Continued

Wedding Video Will Live Forever

We need to talk about the word “video”…and more to the point, the term “wedding video“. What is video?  Definition:  “the recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images.” To many people, “video” seems to be a dirty word.  And admittedly, it was something I tried to distance myself from for a long time merely … Continued

CLIFF AT LYONS wedding video…with Max the cute French Bulldog

Enjoy this gorgeous wedding video short film from CLIFF AT LYONS (formerly The Village at Lyons)…  Ida + Ray were a fantastic couple to shoot with and it was great to be their official wedding videographer for their big day.  We sure don’t get many beautiful sunny days like this in Ireland.  You’ll love little … Continued

Discreet and unobtrusive wedding videographer

Most wedding videographers say that on a wedding day they operate in a discreet and unobtrusive manner.  There are many who do, but this isn’t always the case.  How exactly is a two or three person film crew with various cameras, Steadicam rigs and lights supposed to be unobtrusive, no matter their intention?  I choose … Continued

In the Name of the Father of the Bride

I recently had the pleasure of filming the wedding of Naomi Sheridan and Mark Little, who came home to Ireland from Manhattan to get hitched amongst a gathering of family and friends, up in the hills, in the picturesque surroundings of Co. Wicklow. When I was originally contacted to film the wedding, the name Naomi … Continued

Nominated for the Brides’ Choice Awards 2015

A little late posting this, but I was thrilled to be nominated for the Brides’ Choice Award 2015. In order to actually participate in the awards I would have had to register my participation. As I was so busy, I didn’t get around to it this year. But I would like to thank anyone who … Continued

Nominated for the Brides’ Choice Awards 2014

I’m delighted, and very grateful, to announce that a number of my couples who chose me to be their wedding videographer, have nominated me for a ‘Brides’ Choice Award’.  This is the very first time that the Brides’ Choice Awards are in operation, and they’re run by Mrs2Be – a popular online forum, supplier directory … Continued

The Point of View of your Wedding Videographer

You’ve been working all day and you’re tired.  You’re trawling through different wedding videographer’s websites.  You’ve never done this marriage thing before (or maybe you have).  Nonetheless, it’s all new to you. “Who do we pick?”  “Who’s good?”  “What’s their price?”  “What do they offer?”  “Am I booking the best?  It is my wedding day, … Continued

Richard Finlay was recently ranked among the best videographers in the world by the DV Awards. He was also voted ‘Wedding Videographer of the Year’ in Ireland’s very first online wedding awards. In the same year, he was named as a top wedding videographer by Weddings Online.