Romantic Irish Castle Wedding at Ballygally Castle Hotel

N. Ireland Wedding, Family & Newborn Photographer 

Studio

 Cute boy and girl in denim dress and waistcoat with bow tie
 

Caroline would love to welcome you into her comfortable and spacious, town centre studio to create beautiful & timeless portraits of your family - ranging from maternity, newborn baby, 1st birthday cake smashes to large family groups.  Caroline also releases specially themed creative photoshoots for children throughout the year. These range from Superheroes to Fairies & Princesses. 

 

Weddings

 Spring Wedding at Ballygally Castle Hotel
 

Caroline loves everything about weddings and is a self confessed "old romantic".  She used her warm and friendly approach to put you at ease & to capture the most beautiful and timeless memories for you to pass down through future generations. 

 

Awards

 
 NI award winning wedding photographer based in Larne Co Antrim available for destination weddings.  Mrs2Be.ie wedding photographer of the year
 
 Mrs2Be.ie Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017. Available for your weddings in NI, N.I. N.Ireland, Ireland and destination weddings in spain alicante murcia torrevieja villamartin
 
 NI Wedding Photographer of The Year, relaxed, fun, craic, destination weddings Ireland N.Ireland Elopement
 
 NI Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 Finalist Creative wedding photography taken in natural, fun way for weddings in Ireland, NI, N.Ireland & destination weddings, especially in the Alicante or Murcia regions of Spain
 
 NI award winning photographer based in larne, Co antrim for your wedding photography in NI, N.I., Northern Ireland, N.Ireland, Ireland and your destination weddings, especially in Alicante & Murcia regions of spain, based near Torrevieja, La Zenia & Villamartin
 

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I was always taking photographs when I was younger. I still vividly remember my turquoise blue 110 Halina camera when I turned 9. The reason I loved that 110 was because I could just drop a film cartridge into it. I never quite mastered 35mm film loading, (quite a few of my dads rolls of film were ruined by me exposing them to light while trying to load them into the camera) which is probably why I never pursued photography any further. I ended up like most people just buying a small point & shoot camera or using my phone's camera.

In September 2012, whilst I was going through some turmoil in my life, someone lent me their camera for a week, to get me out in the fresh air & to help me relax. That was when I truly found myself & fell in love with photography. 

Not only am I mum to two beautiful, intelligent daughters and to a rather hyperactive rescue dog called Charlie. I am a story teller, a painter of light, a woman who captures your story so that it never fades over time. Without you. I would simply be a landscape photographer, which is where I was headed until I started to photograph people...

 

 

It’s a feeling that I cannot put into words and I still get it every time I take a photograph of someone. It’s a feeling that I don’t think will ever go away – a feeling I want to last until I am no longer strong enough to hold a camera in my hands.  In June 2016 I opened my first town centre studio, which has allowed me to create beautiful portraits.  This is a milestone that I am extremely proud off and also extremely grateful for, as without the continued support from my family & my amazing customers I could never have achieved this goal.   

One of my biggest achievements to date was when I was crowned Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 by Mrs2Be.ie.  This award will be held close to my heart for a long time as it was thanks to my lovely 2016 couples reviewing my work & their whole experience. 

I feel extremely privileged being a part of your story and can’t wait to meet you to capture you own special moments.  

Good photographs are taken not with the camera. Good photographs are taken with Mind, Soul, Eyes, and Imagination where Eyes like a shutter, Mind like a lens, Imagination like an object and Soul like a canvas.
— Parveen Sharma

 

 



Those of you who know me will have no doubts whatsoever that I LOVE what I do and how my clients feel when they're working with me is vitally important. So I really appreciate it when my customers take the time out to give me some feedback on their photo shoots.

I love reading their customer reviews, and I'm proud to share just a few of them with you now...

There simply isn’t enough stars to give Caroline. I haven’t even recieved my wedding pictures and I don’t need to in order to give her 5 stars. My sneak peak pictures were absolutely beautiful. Caroline didn’t have alot of scenery to make use of but you would never know as she used what was available and made it look amazing. I had a very busy morning on the day of my wedding with some major incidents some minor and had it not been for Caroline and her assistant becca I don’t think I would have made it up the aisle. Her friendly warm manner is something you couldn’t pay for and that you would want in someone spending so much time with you on your wedding day. Caroline stepped up and took charge when things went wrong and like a fairy godmother fixed it all. We ran behind schedule and Caroline didn’t bat an eyelid she reassured me constantly that all was ok and that she would still get the pictures I wanted and that she did. Even on her pre wedding meeting the week before the wedding we ended up spending 3 hours with Caroline chatting. Caroline becomes a friend minutes after you meet her she will guide you with your photography needs she will also lend her advice to any wedding questions you might have and she also knows alot of vendors to recommend to you. Caroline is more than a photographer she genuinely cares about what she does and who she meets. She will make you feel at ease infront of her camera so effortless you will forget you were ever worried about it in the first place. You couldn’t find a better photographer in my opinion if you tried. She works hard at what she does and it shows in all aspects of her business. Cannot reccomend Caroline enough.
— Gerard & Lisa O'Hara
Everything Caroline Smyth Photography does oozes class.
Caroline captured our wedding day and I cannot recommend her enough.
A truely gifted photographer who captures memories and moments that you will cherish all your life.
If you are looking the best photographer about for your special day then don’t hesitate - I really mean that.
And a really nice person too - thanks Caroline
— Brian & Louise Quinn
amazing photographer. after seeing Caroline’s pictures i had to book her and after meeting Caroline for the first time i knew she had to be my photographer. she was so warm and friendly and i knew i would be comfortable with her on my wedding day. so excited to see my pics after getting a sneaky preview. (all my friends couldn’t believe how on the ball she was with previews and were amazed at the pics). Caroline has such a calming, friendly nature with her and even when kids etc weren’t playing ball she kept everything going and kept everyone calm. i would highly recommend Caroline to everyone. you definitely wont be disappointed.
— Kerryanne & Niall Corrigan

As soon as I stepped through Caroline’s door I was met with the warmest welcome. I was buying a birthday gift voucher for my daughter who had recently had her first baby. As we had missed the newborn stage Caroline gave great advice on the best milestones to use the voucher towards getting the best pics and has kept us included, up to date and well informed on all her promotions.
My daughter used her voucher today towards a Christmas Mini Shoot. Again Caroline was very welcoming and the studio looked amazing. The atmosphere was relaxed throughout the whole session and I cannot wait to see the photos, of which there were plenty
Thank you Caroline for making it such an enjoyable experience for Carla and Olivia
— Tracey Parke
Caroline is absolutely amazing! Her attention to detail is brilliant. My girls did the fairy photoshoot and it was such an amazing experience for both them and us. Stunning props, dresses, wings, tiaras, she makes sure everything is perfect. She made my eldest (who hates girly things) feel totally at ease and enjoy the experience. I honestly couldn’t recommend her enough
— Marina Johnston
This girl is amazing!! I highly recommend her for a newborn photoshoot, Caroline not only done absolutely beautiful photos of our newborn son kobi but family ones aswel, she is such a lovely woman and works great with you if baby gets unsettled or needs feeds, made us feel so at ease and comfortable as I wouldn’t be one for getting a photo taken. She honestly is the best around and the quality of the photos are outstanding!! Can’t praise her enough
— Charlene Bunting
Words alone cannot describe the talent in which Caroline possesses. Not only is she amazing at capturing precious moments, but has also shown immense thoughtfulness each and every time we have popped into the studio.
The individualised experience in which we received prior to, during, and even after our fairy photoshoot was greatly appreciated and will definitely not be forgotten.
Little Lottie was mesmerised by the whole experience and especially loved how the “lovely lady” showed her the “magical butterflies”.
I would undeniably recommend Caroline to anyone looking for an unforgettable photography experience.
Thank you Carolinexx
— Lisa Robinson
Thank You Caroline, your advertising slogan says “Let me tell your story”. Well from the first time we met you, you became a very big part of our story. Getting photographed was my worst nightmare, but through meeting you and having the pre-wedding shoot (excellent idea) you took away my nerves. You have a real eye for original shots but most of all you have superb people skills. A real way of making people feel at ease. All the way up to the day (and on the day) your constant reassurance was invaluable. Our wedding day was amazing and perfect, and thank you for your immense and vastly important contribution. You captured not only the events of the day but the personalities of people onto film. These photographs will be our lasting memories, a record of all our loved ones and friends in happy times. This is PRICELESS, so thank you so much for telling our story. We wish you every success and thanks for becoming a friend.
— Kathy & Harry Foster
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