ABOUT US

The creative team

About Wonder & Magic: We are Emmylie and Richie, Ireland award winning wedding photographer and videographer team, based in Dublin and available worldwide. With our experience, and our relaxed approach we specialise in providing timeless, elegant and emotional wedding photography and videography for joy-filled couples.

We met 7 years ago, fell in love and have been together ever since. We had planned to have an intimate ceremony in Ireland but ended up celebrating our marriage twice: in Ireland and in Brazil. Two of the most wonderful days of our lives! We will never forget how amazing it felt!

Seven years later… here we are: Living our biggest adventure so far. We have a beautiful brown eyed, red haired ‘Brazirish’ daughter, named Ellie. She is the love of our loves and we are so grateful to seeing her growing up and learning new things. It’s been a wonderful journey so far!

Photo by Karen Stein

We started our wedding photography and videography business before we got married and after we tied the knot, we continued photographing weddings with even more passion than before. We have learned so much from the experience of getting married and being on the other side of the camera. We brought what we learned to our business. We truly adore what we do! 

Working at weddings we get to relive the excitement of our own wedding day! It is such a loving atmosphere and there’s so much happiness on the day we can’t help but feeling a bit of what we felt when we got married. 

We know exactly how overwhelming the planning can be: if you are planning an intimate gathering, a black tie celebration at a castle or a three day destination wedding, we would be honoured to help and to be a part of it!

Dublin wedding photographer and videographer team Emmylie & Richie
Photo by Saulo Oliveira
Dublin wedding photographer and videographer team
Photo by Paul Kelly

We can be your destination wedding photographer and videographer

We also love travelling and have been lucky enough that our wedding photography & videography work has brought us to some of the most amazing places in the world: Califórnia, Spain, Portugal, The Czech Republic, Brazil… we even photographed a three day destination wedding in Morocco.

More about Emmylie

I am originally from Boa Vista, in Roraima, a small but beautiful city in the north of Brazil, above the Ecuador line, where is sunny – almost too sunny! – most of the year.

I thought I was going to follow my mom’s steps and I graduated with a law degree but photography has always been a passion.

My dad loves photography too and always kept cameras around that I got to use from time to time. I used to dress up with a friend and do small photo sessions. We had a lot of fun!

Films were also major part of my life. My grandma and my dad owned a video store so I grew up having access to all the films I wanted to see.

I have been a photographer for 10 years and I started my carrier doing portraits and family photo sessions. I still do them and you can see more here.

I moved to Ireland 8 years ago to improve my skills as a photographer and at the end of my photography course my teacher recommended me to a bride. I fell in love with wedding photography!

That was no surprise as I also always loved anything related to weddings and some of my favourite programs to watch were ‘Say yes to the dress’ and ‘Don’t tell the bride’. I still love and watch them till this day! I love watching any films or series about weddings really…

At the time I photographed my first wedding, Richie and I had already been dating and we started working together. A few years later we decided it was time to start offering wedding films too.

Since then I have had my work recognised and published in some major publications and am I proud to say I have won awards for it too!

Award-Winning Wedding Photography ​

More about Richie

 
 
My dad & uncles have always been into photography & I have inherited a love for cameras & taking pictures from them.

I have a diploma in interior architecture and furniture design. Photography was a large part of my art portfolio to get into college.
 
I have been working as a professional photographer for more than 15 years, starting as an assistant to several well known photographers across a variety of disciplines, from fashion to advertising to food and weddings.
 

I have a number of landscapes currently on display as part of the Seamus Heaney : Listen Now Again exhibition at the Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, Westmoreland St, Dublin. 

While we use the most up to date Canon mirrorless cameras I still regularly shoot film, both 35mm and medium format 120.

I am a massive car and motoring fan. I love road trips and classic cars! Being a wedding photographer that works all around Ireland allows me to combine these passions. I love nothing more than hitting the road in the morning on the way to the next wedding.
 

About Wonder & Magic's Approach

 

 If you are a couple who value real moments and human connection and want your day to be captured naturally with an artistic touch you’re in the right place! You might be camera shy and that’s ok. Most of our couples say the same. Our storytelling style is focused on natural emotion, beautiful light and gentle guidance for stunning portraits. You will feel completely at ease to fully enjoy the day while we seamlessly document it for you. We will provide you with timeless, elegant and emotional wedding photographs and films. We also…

… are fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity coverage.

…. listen to your values and needs and everything that is important to you so that your photographs and films truly reflect you and your personality.

…do the more traditional family group photos in a stress free way. We usually work from a shot list that you provide and we will fly through the different combinations.

…can provide tailor packages if you are having an elopement or a three day destination wedding. Just ask!

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Over the years have been privileged to have been to some of the best and most exclusive wedding venues in Ireland and even created guide to the best wedding venues in Dublin. We have been blessed not only to witness but to photograph and film some very special moments our couples shared, providing them with beautiful and precious memories that will be treasured for generations.

We are also proud to say our work has been featured in some of the most known publications:

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Ireland Wedding Photographer and Videographer Team based in Dublin. All Rights Reserved.