Wedding Photography

Documentary Style Wedding Photography 

Documentary Approach

Unposed and Undirected

Reportage Photography

Storytelling with Images

Storytelling with Images

Capturing real moments

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bride and groom smiling and enjoying the cliff walk, Ardmore

 Documentary Wedding Photography


Welcome to the wedding and portrait photography website of Advocate Photography. I am a Irish documentary photographer that specialises in wedding photography and family portrait photography. Michael O Farrell is the guy behind it. That’s me.  I am based in Lismore, Co Waterford and I travel for wedding all over Ireland and beyond. 

How does a documentary wedding photographer approach your wedding day? As the day unfolds I will capture all the unique moments as they happen. During the day, I will try to be as unobtrusive as I can and still get close enough to capture the all the emotions of the day.  Each wedding is different and I try to capture all the energy and flow of the day as it unfolds. 

Previous Weddings

You can see some of my previous weddings here. Click image to explore each one

bride and groom walking hand in hand while walking in a hay field

Ardmore Cliff Walk

Jonathan & Weronika

bride and groom walk ballyseede castle

Ballyseede Castle

Michael & Amanda

Dungarvan Park Hotel

Sean & Michaela

My style will suit a couple that are not big into posing for photographs. Above all, I am not a pushy wedding photographer that will be ordering you about on the day. Your wedding day is a very special day in your life and you will want to spend as mush time as you can with your friends and family. Hiring a documentary photographer will give you this time. Most importantly, you will get natural and great wedding photographs that you can cherish forever. 

If you are planning a vintage retro wedding, a smaller civil ceremony, a church wedding, an Irish castle wedding or an alternative wedding, my style of wedding photography will suit them all. For bookings please contact me. I am also available for destination weddings. 

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Kind Words

Michael was extremely professional throughout the day and understood the stress of the situation. He kept us calm and did not let the wedding photography become an issue at any stage. We could not recommend Advocate Photography any higher and were very impressed with the service before, during and after the day

Dave & Sharon

So happy with the service provided. Michael was amazing getting such great shots of our day. He was so professional on the day even before it, helping us in many different ways. We are so happy with the photos will definitely recommend him

Alan & Michelle

Beautiful, personal photography , delighted with the work, Lovely natural position, really really outside of the normal

Just what we were looking for

Thanks again

Kay & Billy

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I am also involved in the fantastic Operation Help Our Heroes. Discounts available on a digital packageIf you are a bride or groom working on the frontline around the world and due to marry in Ireland before December 2021 you can avail of a whole range of offers from wedding suppliers from around the country. 

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