Thanks so much for helping to capture our big day, we had so much fun and so happy to have a photographer who understands the day is about having a laugh and capturing a special moment rather than a pantomime performance :)
— Lorna + John
Just wanted to say thank you again for Saturday. Everyone commented on how chilled out you were and we can’t thank you enough for adding to our perfect day.
— Rachel
LOOOOOOVE the sneak pic!!!
Amazing photos!! Thank you so much for everything you were brilliant on the day!! All my family and friends commented on many occasions how great you were....and that was before they even saw the pictures!!! Seriously you put us at ease and we had such craic with you!! One of my favourite memories was when the heat and prosecco got to me and I was tipsy among the balloons in the garden!! The pic in front of the exposed stone wall is so special Facebook is on fire with comments about it!! When you left it was like a guest was leaving the party!!!

You went above and beyond for us we will never forget it and have been raving to our mates so hopefully you’ll get some more local bookings out of it!!
— Mary + Garreth
We are over the moon with the photos and slide show... Stunning shots - and you were everywhere at the same time?! The families are delighted too!
Thanks again for all the work, they are amazing.
— Claire & Adrian
We want to say thank you again for documenting our wedding day(s)! The photographs are fantastic, really capturing the mood and vibe of the day. These days we’ve all become accustomed to iPhone photos and forget how great a photo can look when taken with a proper camera, and even better when taken by sometime who knows how to use it!
We hope we have another opportunity in the future to work with you - it was a pleasure.
— Elaine & Alan
This is the first minute I’ve had to sit down since our little big day and the first thing I wanted to do was get in touch with you to say a massive thank you!!
You really did totally make our day from your advice, tips, the Guinness pit stop and the great locations you had us taken to to get some what I can only imagine are phenomenal shots!! I was so dreading this day and being the centre of attention but you made everything so easy, relaxed and so much fun! I’m actually sad it’s all over and now and no one will ever call me bridey again ;)
I don’t think we had one person that didn’t pass comment on what a great guy and photographer you were/are! We’re not ones for wishing time away or anything but we are LIVING for seeing these incredible pictures you took!
Lots of love from the Stynes’ xxx
— Ciara + Gary {Memento B+G}
Thank you so much for the incredible photos and slideshow! We love them! We knew we were lucky with the day and locations but you captured them exquisitely. The music on the slideshow is the perfect company.
We’re delighted you will be taking our wedding photos as you made that day so relaxing, fun and enjoyable. We look forward to what you capture on the day.
Thanks a million Derek, you’re brilliant at what you do!!
— Dawn + James
Just dropping you a quick email to thank you properly for everything. You were amazing with us and everyone on the day and we couldn’t be more happy with the results!

Everyone who has seen them echoes our feelings and couldn’t get over how great and different they were.
— Fiona + Ed
Thanks so much for all your hard work on the pictures they are absolutely gorgeous we are so so delighted with them. They are so much better than we could have imagined. Steve described you as a ninja! We dunno how you managed to get some of the pictures you did you were everywhere! We are so delighted with them and cannot thank you enough. You were such a pleasure to have around on the day and everyone loved you and was raving about you.
— Aisling + Stephen
Hey Derek
Just a note to say a massive thank you for being such a rockstar at our wedding. It was such a pleasure to have you there with us capturing our big day. You really went above and beyond to help us out with everything from my Dad’s tie to keeping us organised throughout the day.
So many people have commented on how awesome you were and how for the first time ever they actually enjoyed getting their photos taken.
Thanks again for everything you total legend!
— Grainne & Barry {Memento B+G}
Thank you so much for getting those to us so quickly and doing such an amazing job! The pictures are beyond our expectations - so fantastic!
You really did capture the essence of the day and became a part of the celebration, we loved having you!
— Kirsten + Carl
Derek! Wowza!

Love love love the photos! They precisely capture the absolute craic we felt on the day! It’s great to see everyone felt the exact same :)
Can’t thank you guys enough for all your effort and we really appreciate the physical snapshots of our new favourite memories!
— Amy & Richie {Memento B+G}
Just want to say a massive thank you, our wedding photos are just amazing!!! (I have looked at the slideshow about a dozen times already!). I usually hate getting photos taken but somehow Derek you managed to bring out my inner diva in front of the camera. Yourself and Sinead were so relaxed and friendly, you made it all very easy and it was a pleasure to have you both around. My dad is still raving about the speed at which you managed to get through the family shots, he thinks it was genius (these shots all came out fab). I also loved how you managed to get a special twilight shot - I think you may have been waiting in the bushes to get it!! You captured the emotion and the story of our day just beautifully, thank you both so much.
— Una & Vinny { B+G}
Hi Derek,
LOOOOOOVE the sneak pic!!!
Amazing photos!! Thank you so much for everything you were brilliant on the day!! All my family and friends commented on many occasions how great you were....and that was before they even saw the pictures!!! Seriously you put us at ease and we had such craic with you!! One of my favourite memories was when the heat and prosecco got to me and I was tipsy among the balloons in the garden!! The pic in front of the exposed stone wall is so special Facebook is on fire with comments about it!! When you left it was like a guest was leaving the party!!!
You went above and beyond for us we will never forget it and have been raving to our mates so hopefully you’ll get some more local bookings out of it!!
Can hardly wait to see the rest of the pics it so nice to have them to look forward too!!
— Mary {Memento Bride}
We LOVE the Stop Motion video! It’s so creative and lovely. We can’t stop watching it over and over. I know I told you this last time, but you have so many fans among our family and friends here. Thank you a million times for getting this to us this week. I only wish we were getting married again so we could do it all over!
— Emily & Michael {Memento B+G}
Thank you so much! The pictures are beautiful and such a fantastic record of the day. You really did a wonderful job capturing it for us.
It was a real pleasure getting to know you before the day and having you as part of our celebrations. The pictures also show how quickly you put people at ease on the day. I still can’t believe you captured a picture of my brother smiling; it is a real rarity and a treasure to have in our album!
— Angharad + Kevin {Memento B+G}
This email is so long overdue. So finally, THANK YOU.
Thank you so much for everything you did to capture our wedding day, your support and good humour during it and for the stunning photos. We are really pleased with them :) We really appreciate all your effort, hard work and talent.
— Eimear and Brian {Memento B+G}
Derek,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The photographs are amazing!

You captured so many ‘moment’s’ thoughout our day that the love, magic and fun can be seen and felt in every photo.Your patience, humor and subtle direction was very much appreciated.

They say you will only remember the best of the day and if a mishap does happen, it will become a laughable memory - that mad woman on the electric wheelchair - while not so much a mishap - is our laughable memory which you caught on camera perfectly!!

You are one very talented fella! :)

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being part of our day and making us all feel so relaxed. We had an absolute ball and the photo’s are proof of that.
Thanks so much again,
— Sarah and Martin {Memento B+G}
Derek OMG the slideshow is such a lovely surprise. I totally love how you have put this all together - i can’t stop smiling! Feels like that day again.
Thank you so much - it’s absolutely brilliant.
Elaine
— Elaine {Memento Bride}
Derek you are amazing. You were so fun, so professional, and so easy and relaxed that it’s hard to believe you also somehow took these incredible images.
The sneak peek is absolutely amazing. We are like starved children dying to see the rest! Can’t wait!!
Thank you so much again and chat soon
— Clare + Enda {Memento B+G}
We are totally dissatisfied with your UTTER BRILLIANCE!
we love it…. thank you so much for capturing our day.
As my sister said, ‘you told our story’……
— Lisa + Andrew {Memento B+G}
Sorry for not getting back sooner, these photos look absolutely amazing!!
Thanks you so much. You did such a great job with the photography and you were really good with the crowd on the day; many people were paying compliments about you afterwards.
You’re a natural at it and have great talent for it.
— Sinead + David
We are absolutely thrilled with them thank you so much Derek -
— Julie and Gary {Memento B+G}
I was best man for Markus and Arlene in Borris. I’ve repeatedly viewed your stop motion video of the wedding since receiving it yesterday, mainly because it is brilliant.
I’m sure you will hear from Markus & Arlene, but I wanted to say for myself how much I appreciated your departure from the usual wedding visuals and atmosphere. Much like Ireland itself, I found your work a beautiful mix of classic, edgy, and fun. Your cool, relaxed manner made the day fun too. You’re the first photographer I’ve wanted to go for a pint or hike with; usually, I’d rather lock them in the boot as your folsk would call it.
All the best. Dunc
— Duncan {Memento Bestman}
I just wanted to drop you a quick mail to say a HUGE thanks for your fabulous service on our wedding day. Everybody commented on how much fun you were to work with and we’ve had massive compliments on the photobooth video.
— Jacqui {Memento bride}
Just watched the DVD that you sent us Derek, really really blown away by it and love it to bits! Thanks for all your hard work and if you need any recommomdations let us know. Brilliant work.
More thank you’s to follow.
— Stephen {Memento groom}
Hi Derek, the photos are beautiful! You really captured the location and atmosphere.
Many thanks
P.s. married life is delightful :)
— Fiona & Ruadhan {Memento couple}
We cannot thank Derek enough as he captured our special day in such a creative and personal manor, We cannot recommend him highly enough! Thank You Derek - Very much appreciated
— Martin {Memento groom}
We both absolutely love the photos and can’t wait to get the disks. The colours in the photos are gorgeous and all the different backdrops in the Hotel look so well. Really impressed as is everyone we’ve shown them too. Every time I hear someone mention weddings I am mentioning your name...hopefully it leads to some referrals!
— Sinead {Memento bride}
Wow Derek- that’s amazing. Crying here looking at the video clip. It brought me right back to exactly how I felt on the day. We love the whole slideshow. Thank you so much- you are super talented and it was an absolute pleasure to have you there on the day.
— Hilary + Cian {Memento B+G}
Liam and I looked at the online pics last night.. and we were amazed! They are awesome, we literally loved each one of the 900+ pictures.
Thank you so much! You caught the day perfectly, and even got some very funny moments that we didn’t even know about. The emotion on ours and our families faces is priceless. You captured our happiness and made it frame-able!! Those pictures will always take us right back to Doonbeg.
The only problem we have now is not having enough wall space, think we will have to put up a few walls.
Thank you again so much, we were so lucky to have found you!!
— Ciara + Liam {Memento B+G}
I stumbled across your website and found your work refreshing and stunning. A really novel approach full of craft and lots of fun.
I rarely see work that stands out like this and delighted to see it out of Ireland.
You’re doing a wonderful service for your clients - I hope they appreciate what a fine job that you do.
I, for one, do.
— Jerry {Admirer}
Just letting you know we received the DVD set on Tuesday and we are so happy with it, thank you so much, you did such a fantastic job we are very pleased.
Thanks again
— Jenny + Vincent {Memento B+G}
We have now returned from honeymoon and just about caught our breath after what was, without doubt, the best day of our lives!
We wanted to thank you for everything you did for us on the day. You really did fit in (as you said you would) and everyone had such lovely things to say about you. You were a really calming influence on me and you made sure we were happy throughout. For that, we are so grateful! We can’t thank you enough, from start to finish you were amazing!
— Niamh {Memento Bride}
Hi there Derek,
Hope all is well.
So, Terry and I are back from a well rested honeymoon and just wanted to get in contact to say a massive thank you to you for helping make our day so special. It was great working with you. You were fun and an extremely calming influence on the day for us both and the family and friends also commented on how awesome you were.
— Catherine + Terry {Memento B+G}
Thanks a million the pics are amazing. You sure do tell the story of the day and captured all the special moments. Thanks again for a great job on the day, you were so nice to deal with and great craic.

— Louise and Kevin { Memento B+G}
Thanks so much Derek, we’re absolutely delighted with them, and you were so great on the day, efficient and artistic, the perfect combination!!!!
We’ve already had loads of enquires about you and of course we couldn’t recommend you enough!
— Louise and Kevin {Memento B+G}
OMG DEREK!!!
This was a great surprise email to get today!
Jonathan and I just viewed this together on the laptop, it is unbelievable!
We screamed about 10 times with all the amazing pics, such a great job you have done.
— Helen + Jonathan
I hope you are well, thank you so much for sending us on the pictures and slide show , we have had a great time looking over them all, they are truly amazing, you are so talented, we will have everlasting memories of our wedding day. You captured so many amazing moments. Thank you so much,
— Colette and John {Memento B+G}
Chris and I just went through them all and they are fandabadoozie!!! Seriously the exact thing we were looking for, but even better. I was literally crying laughing at some of the ones of the bridal party messing in the drive way, the faces are priceless.
— Lisa-anne + Christopher
Hi Derek,

Wow!! We love the photos so much. You did an amazing job and you were great to deal with. Thank you so so much. Now on to the hard part of trying to pick ones for the album haha.
— Siobhan and Dave
This message is long overdue but we wanted to say to you that we received our wedding photos + usb from you a little while ago in the post. Thanks so so so much again for everything! We really appreciate it all and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer :)
— Jennifer + Iain
 
The pictures are absolutely stunning! You really managed to capture the vibe of the day, and these will be memories we’ll treasure for a long time. You also made a mighty big impression on everyone there, and blended in so seamlessly with the crowd - it really shows in the natural photos you captured.
Thanks again for your professionalism, the jokes, and for sending on the pics.
— Fi + Thomas
Thank you so so so much for these—the photos look amazing! We can’t thank you enough for capturing our big day! There are tons of shots in here that I totally do not remember noticing you taking—you really were like a fly on the wall in the best way :) Iain and I’ve had so many people tell us that you were such good craic on the day too.
— Jennifer + Iain
We can not express how amazing it was to work with Derek for our wedding. Being in NY he made the whole process super simple, and stuck to his word. He said he was quick, and our families were both super impressed with how family photos were fun and didn’t go on for ages! From start to finish you great to work with, and most of the guests said they didn’t even realize you were the photographer and had asked you to take pics of them on their phones! Your style is so unique, and even just seeing a few of the shots, we know it was one of the best decisions we made on our wedding day. Thanks so much, and I can’t recommend you enough!!! Hope to see you at friends and family weddings in the future!!!
— Jenny + Niall {B+G}
Every time I see a Facebook or Instagram post/image of a new wedding you have captured beautifully, I get so nostalgic and even a little sad as I’d give anything to live our special day over. We had a small and super simple wedding but going on a tour of the city and having you take fab photos of the two of us was our most favourite part of the whole experience, it was so enjoyable!
— Ciara
Your just amazing!!
Thank you so much for the most amazing pictures of our family and friends on our most special day.
The whole day is captured beautifully and you made it all look so effortless!! The craic we had with you is evident, and all your behind the scenes photography is more than we could have hoped for, our day and our love story told through the camera lens.
— Carol + Denis {B+G}
Thanks so much for the photos. They are unbelievable! You done an amazing job! We were up till all hours looking through them last night. I love how natural the shots are, not too posy at all. We’re so delighted with them, there’s so many parts of the day we forgot but the photo’s bring it all back, I don’t know how we are going to choose for our album!
— Gillian {Bride}
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. We absolutely love them!! They are perfect!
Once again I want to thank you so much for making our day so relaxed and even more enjoyable! We are so glad we chose you to shoot our big day!
— Ciara + Graham
Hi Derek. Hope you are well. We arrived home from honeymoon today and got your little gift. Thank you so much, love the packaging. I’m going to do my very best to get anyone I know who is getting married to book you.
And the slideshow is amazing, a few tears were shed.
Thanks so much again,
— Ciara + Shane {Memento B+G}
Thank you so much for our photos. We are thrilled with them. The hard part is deciding which ones to frame.
Thank you also for being so great on the day. You made it so easy and we never felt under pressure. We enjoyed taking the photos and I think that shows in what you captured.
— Mary-Beth
Got the pics Derek-WOW!! We just re-lived the whole day flicking through all the pics-they definitely captured the fun & madness! You were snap happy and got all the little details, funny moments, big shots and more. You even managed to make us look good & hide the dark clouds of rain with your Memento touch! Thanks again-your a pro with a bit of calm & crazy thrown in😀
Off on honeymoon today so at least we’ll have your package to arrive home to to ease the post holiday blues!!

— Louise & Richie {Memento B+G}
The photos are absolutely amazing, we couldn’t be happier with them and feel that they capture the day perfectly. You did a fantastic job! It’s going to be so difficult to choose our favourite ones to print out!
Seán and I really enjoyed having you as our photographer on the wedding day, you made everything so easy and relaxed, which is exactly what we were hoping for. Our only regret is that we did not get a picture with you before you left!
We actually received the USB this morning which was so cool, thanks for forwarding it on.
Thanks so much again for everything!
— Laura & Seán
Every time I look at our photos I’m grinning from ear to ear...
The lovely Derek captured our big day back in August last year and we were THRILLED with the photos!!! He documented the day so perfectly and really managed to capture the fun and magic the whole way through, plus he was great craic to work with, super creative and really just slotted into our day! We didn’t use a videographer on the day but there was no need as it’s all perfectly captured in the photos.

Cannot recommend Memento Photography enough. Thanks a million from Kat & Barry.
— Kat & Barry {Memento B + G}

We received the album and love it ! Thank you so much again!!! It looks amazing.
— Thelma + Dave {Memento B+G}
We received our gorgeous USB package in the post yesterday. Thanks you so much again for capturing our day so perfectly, and for making the whole process so easy and enjoyable.
— Aoibhinn + John {Memento Bride + Groom}
Thanks for this we love it, we also received our USB . Our video is amazing nearly had me crying and I’m a hard Irish woman.
Thanks again it’s all perfect.
— Jennifer {Memento Bride}
Hi Derek!
Thanks for sending thorough the link for photos! Obsessed with them!
You captured so much and got so many different style shots in! Loving looking at them!! Anyone I’ve showed can’t get over how amazing they are and all the things you thought of!!
Thanks a mill
Sarah
— Sarah {Memento Bride}
Hi Derek!! I can’t believe how the time has flown by. We are still talking about your photography and we have had so many people remark on the pictures and the stop motion video you did for Patrick and Alecia. Once again a huge thank you! Pat and Al hit the jackpot with you. I hope some day we can have you come to Canada either just for a visit or to have you do one of my other (or all 3) children’s wedding pictures! I’d fly you over here in a heartbeat and they ALL loved you. You have a wonderful way with people and your sense of humour was fantastic.
— Memento {Grooms Mom}
We had so much fun with you on our day, honestly couldn’t have asked for more, you were part of the party and everyone was so complementary of you.
— Jenna {Memento bride}
Hey Derek!!

We just wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thank you for all you did for our big day! We’d an absolute ball and taking the photos outside was definitely a highlight (I don’t think there’s many couples who get to say that!!)

Everyone was raving about you and just had so much fun!!

Can’t wait to see the photos!!
— Kevin {Memento Groom}
Hope all good with you, sorry we’re only getting onto you now to say thanks a mil for being absolutely amazing on our wedding day.
We couldn’t of been happier with how it went, you went above and beyond your call of duty and literally were like a wedding planner on the day!!
You made sure everything was running on time, herded the families for snaps (my dad was in awe of the speed) and the best was bringing us off to have time away from the madness!
I didn’t see you leave but Zac said you were there well past your time so thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I’ve recommended you to everyone and we look forward to seeing the pics!!
— Katie and Zac {Memento B + G}
Hi Derek
I absolutely love the photos! I can’t stop looking at them. They have made me smile and cry about three times. Thank you so much!
— Clare {Memento Bride}
OBSESSED!!!! They are absolutely fab and we can’t wait to sit down and properly go through them all taking our time! Niall is so happy with the not posed look and there are so many amazing and hilarious shots of people!! Thank you so much and will chat soon!!
— Jenny and Niall {Memento B+G}
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so so much for the links to photos and slideshow and the fabulous USB key package.

The photos are brilliant and we were blown away by the slideshow. It captures all of the key moments of the day and the snippets of video were a wonderful surprise! I have watched it so many times already :o)

You have done a super job with the USB key package - I even took photos of each stage of unwrapping it. It is so professional as is everything you do.

Thank you so very much again for being our photographer and for adding to our special day. We will treasure the photographers forever.
— Roseanne & John {Memento B+G}
This is AWESOME!!!! We absolutely love it! Thank you so much!
I can’t stop watching it.... you captured so many special moments perfectly!
Don’t know how we are going to pick photos for the wall!
Go raibh míle,
— Michelle {Memento Bride}
We’ve had absolutely tons of compliments on the photos including: ‘best wedding photos ever!’ since we shared the link. We put the link to your blog and our photos up on our facebook pages and have had hundreds of comments! I think we have friends who are going to get married just to get you to photograph them.
We are just so over the moon with the images, you’ve captured everything we could have asked for, and more, and we barely noticed you clicking away, other than you were good fun to eat ice cream with!!
Thank you for the bottom of our hearts for what you did, just amazing!
— Emma and Rowan {Memento B+G}
“Derek, myself and Ger would both like to say a huge thanks for the amazing job you did on our wedding day. Everyone told me I’d have a sore face from smiling for the photos but I don’t think I had to use one forced smile because you kept us laughing throughout. Walking from the church to the venue with the new husband and you snapping away was one of my favourite parts of the day. We love the photos we’ve seen so far and can’t wait to see the rest. Not only are you a huge talent and a dream to deal with but you’re a true pro. Many, many thanks xxx
— Elaine & Ger {Memento couple}
Myself and Jonathan just want to say a huge thank you for everything on Saturday. From the moment you arrived at my house you were an instant source of support and entertainment to us all. Everyone commented on how much you brought to the wedding celebrations and that is before we have even seen the photos :)
We are bursting to see the photos you have taken, I have no doubt they are stunning!
Thanks for everything

— Teresa & Jonathan {B+G}
We got in touch with Memento through word of mouth. The word of mouth was in fact so good, that we didn’t even look for another photographer! It was one of our easiest decisions in the whole wedding process and we are so delighted with the finished product that we are more than happy to keep spreading the good word!! From the word go, the guys were so professional and easy to deal with that we knew we had made the right choice. They dropped a sample DVD of a wedding to my parents house so we could see some of their work, this I have to say really impressed us, it felt so personal and that not only our business but our wedding day mattered.
We also live in Australia which could have made things difficult but not for Memento Photography. We communicated by email and met up on trips home to discuss what kind of photos we wanted and what end products we could choose. Derek made us, our families and all our guests feel totally at ease and they managed to get the best out of everyone ensuring that all our photos and video showed the best of everything we could have wanted. We are both thrilled with the album, disk full of all the photos and the video of which both our families also got a copy off.
Thanks so much for capturing the magic and happiness that we felt on our very special day.
— Catherine & Donovan {Memento couple}
We received your package in the post yesterday, thanks so much. The presentation and packaging look really good too (by the way!).
We are still working through our photos in terms of what we might pick for an album but they look amazing.
Love the slideshow too, it’s really cool.
— Dee + Cathal {Memento B+G}
Thanks Derek - its class!! The stop motion is brilliant I’m delighted with it and I didn’t realise you got some more as we walked into the reception - very nice surprise :) I’m in work so haven’t heard it with the music but no doubt I’ll check it out a few more times ha ha! Cant stop looking at the pics... they are better than I had imagined. Thanks a mill - we gotta get choosing pics for the album now :)
— Sara + Paul {Memento B + G}
Hi Derek,
Just wanted to drop you an email to say cheers for emailing on the video & pics, We just went through them and we love them. they are brilliant. Couldn’t have asked for more. The video was brilliant and our mates and family love it. Thanks again we are so happy that we had you as our phototgrapher. We cant wait to receive our USB now :)
— Darren + Lorraine {Memento B+G}
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything on our wedding day! You put us all at so much ease and we were able to enjoy the whole day! It was truly one of the best days of our lives and you added to that experience!
Can’t wait to see the photos! We’re off on honeymoon now so talk soon!
— The Moore's
We don’t know what to say except thank you, your photographs have completely blown us away! We are looking forward to spending hours looking through them, choosing which should go into the album.
You are amazingly talented, and we cannot wait to share the special moments you captured forever for us with our pals who celebrated with us on the day, and indeed with those who couldn’t make it.
A hundred million Thank You’s
— Sandy and Mark, and Juno {Memento B + G + D}