Ireland Elopement Workshop

1st April 2020
Portballintrae Village Hall, Beach Road, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8US, UK
1 Day
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Join us for an adventure. The Ireland Elopement Workshop features two styled elopement shoots in the most beautiful landscapes of Northern Ireland.

We’re welcoming a small number of photographers to be part of the Ireland Elopement Workshop – an intimate fully-styled workshop. We’ll work together to create jaw-dropping images. A full day with two shoot sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to create images which are uniquely yours. In addition, making some like-minded new friends.

We’re keeping this workshop as open and inclusive as possible. Focusing less on “teaching” and most importantly creating a wonderful collaborative shoot experience.

We won’t stand in front of you for hours telling you how we shoot or expect you to be our shadow throughout the day. Because frankly, that sounds terrible for all of us! We’re here to facilitate a fantastic couple of shoots, encourage you to look at things differently to your normal way of shooting and learn from your fellow industry peers.


We start the day with introductions at Portballintrae Village Hall, Northern Ireland at 10am.

From there, we’ll be shooting at 2 stunning coastal locations in the Causeway Coast area near Bushmills until just after sunset.

Exact locations will be confirmed in our participant guide after booking.

Celtic Roots

We’re both passionate about carving our own paths – thinking about the decisions we make and why we’re making them. This is something we encourage our couples to consider whilst planning their elopements.

We share a deeply-held belief that it’s important to have a wedding day which is a true reflection of a couple. This can be honouring time-old traditions because they truly speak to you. It can making your own traditions. It’s having a ceremony in a special place or it can be turning all ‘the rules’ upside down and starting from scratch!

As part of the elopement shoot session, we’ve decided to set up a ceremony which gives couples the freedom to express themselves whilst honouring the heritage of the place their in. We’ll perform a handfasting ceremony – an ancient Celtic tradition and one of the oldest forms of Irish commitments. Above all it’ll make for a beautiful series of moments to capture.

Love is Love

And in celebration of the recent change in legislation in Northern Ireland, we’re so excited to also have a same-sex couple join us on one of our sessions. Because we truly believe that everyone should have the right to marry the person they love.


Equipment Needed

Cameras, batteries, SD-cards, warm clothing, hiking boots, raincoat, water and pencil and paper.

What’s Included

– Two fully-styled shoot sessions with two different couples at two different locations (styled by the wildly talented Valentina of The Stars Inside)
– Solo time to direct our couples for unique images
– Lunch
– Skill-sharing with like-minded fellow creatives
– Informal teaching to support and inspire you along the way

Additional Info

Hosted by Amber Spits Photography and Raini Rowell Photography – we’ll share our love of elopements, emotional connection, celtic traditions and nature with you.


Once you’re all booked in, we’ll send you over a full itinerary.

Can’t wait to meet you!

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