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Wedding Photographer Sligo

Hi I’m Darek Novak , wedding photographer based in Sligo.


I Start my wedding photography in 2009 . Since then my business grow and today it’s my everyday bread. I’m photographing weddings not only around this part of island. I’m traveling extensively around Ireland to document two people love. Wedding photography is quite demanding but give me a great pleasure when I’m asked to photograph someones wedding day.

With massive experience i gather over the years photographing i keep my quality high and try to create something unusual rather than traditional.

This is why you might not see typical wedding poses or traditional photographs when you flicking thorough my website. I love to include great landscape in my photography. This is advantage of place I’m living in. Sligo offer endless location which are perfect backdrop for any wedding. You can explore amazing coastline of Atlantic and create those moody looking adventurous shots with windswept in bride hair . You can hike a bit and take a great wedding portraits in mountain which create dramatic background when combine with moody clouds.

Below i would like to share with you some base of knowledge about top wedding venues and supliers in Sligo area. I think wedding photographers and videographers are those who seen the most . Most of the weddings we start on morning and finish after first dance. Plus photographing close to 500 weddings so far give me an idea how to organise perfect day.


Timing is very important . im not big fan to be to strict in this field, but… There is few easy way how you can avoid delays and have a relaxed morning.

1.location – best option is to have everything in one place. Your morning prep, your ceremony and wedding. It’s no brainer. I see hundreds of brides and I’m 100% sure when you have all in one place you are much more calm. No stress about the car, about traffic. You can easy check and do last minut fixing to your ceremony room to your table plan as you are just there. No drama. So if you planing your wedding at moment and thinking about it it’s great idea.

Sometimes i heard ohhh but it cost extra to hire room in venue. Right it cost extra but you do not need a car ! Sometimes two cars right. Another great advantage to get ready in venue is that you have a service . If you need tea or coffee they will serve you , most of the time they serve a food also. So your mum and dad do not have to run to shop or making breakfast to all party!

Last thing i would like to look at it from photography perspecive. I have been visiting some amazing houses with lots of natural light floded inside , spacy rooms etc. those are crucial factor to create best enviromental for your pictures. But most of the time there is a lots of personal belonging, quite small space and its hard to keep place clear during morning wedding preparation. yes there are all paper bags, suitecases and all sort of things you need that day all around the place . Its hard for your photographer to avoid it . We focus to capture moments so not always have a time to remove something from background. And lets face it:) we are there to photograph your day …


There is few places in Sligo which you can hire for your wedding day. It all depends on your budget.

I will try to list here some of best i know and i have chance to work with.


Markree Castle is an old building in Collooney Co. Sligo and actually on my doorstep. It’s a venue where i work most in Sligo. Every year i shoot around 8-10 weddings in this place. If you consider a castle wedding it’s number one not only in Sligo but i think is one of finest castle in Ireland

What special is about Markree Castle? There is a lot!

Markree Castle was recently renovated and it’s totally different when i start photographing wedding there. Now it’s wedding venue with high quality service, an impressive interior to highest standard. Starting from accommodation for couples a beautifully decorated dinning room and old chapel with lots of character. It can really makes impact when you see it live. Also their garden are so nice. I do not like if it’s over-manicured and Markree has it all . It looks natural bit of wild in some corners what is great for your photographs to look more natural.