About wedding photographer in Cork Ivan Begala

About wedding photographer in Cork Ivan Begala

About Cork photographer Ivan Begala

Cork photographer Ivan Begala is an Italian born photographer who moved to Ireland in 2005. Ivan is undoubtedly one of the best wedding photographers in Cork.

His work exudes simplicity and style and his passion to offer the best Cork wedding photography has grown throughout the years. Ivan has gradually compiled an impressive portfolio of work. 

As a Cork photographer, brides and grooms love his artistic eye and his elegant Italian style. Read the reviews from some happy couples! 

Cork Weddings Magazine recently met with wedding photographer Cork based Ivan to discuss all things photography and to discover life through his lens.

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Great to meet you Ivan. Can you tell us how you became interested in photography?

‘I became interested in photography at a young age because my father shared his passion for photography with me. He had a dark room at home and I still remember how fascinating it was when he would show me how images would magically appear on paper. Throughout the years I studied and practised a lot with his cameras and this certainly helped me to gain extensive experience in this field’.


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What are the key elements to capturing the perfect picture? 

‘I am a wedding photographer in Cork with a recipe to obtain wonderful wedding photographs contains the following ingredients: a creative photographic eye, strong camera skills and a fundamental understanding of the use of light. 


As a Cork photographer I can say that it can be difficult to achieve beautiful, artistic shots without careful consideration of angles or without the correct use of lighting. I rely on natural available light wherever possible because natural light will always be more flattering. If I have to use flash, I’ll do it in a way that it blends in so as to retain the atmosphere of the day’.

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How did you break in to the industry?

‘As a Cork photographer I started out photographing fashion models at Cork Fashion Week and, teaming up with local hair stylists, make up artists and models. I also managed to create unique fashion images, some of which have been featured in the Evening Echo, Cork Independent and Irish Independent Weekend Magazine.


As a wedding guest I began watching at another wedding photographer in Cork taking photographs at friends’ and colleagues’ weddings. The feedback I received from them was really encouraging. I then started considering becoming a wedding photographer in Cork as a profession rather than just a hobby when one of the images from my very first wedding won a national photographic competition’.


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What makes you different from other wedding photographers in Cork?

‘I want couples to fully enjoy every moment. I am Cork photographer that stick to photojournalistic, non-intrusive style is what most couples look for on their wedding day. My background, as Cork photographer, in fashion photography has helped me to become really good at choosing the right angles.


It takes a good eye to make the wedding dress, hair and makeup work together in an image, luckily it’s something for which I’m recognised. I am 100% self-taught wedding photographer Cork based and I am quite self-critical but use this to my advantage. ‘I am fully dedicated to each wedding couple that I’m working with and promise to do everything I can to make their day run smoothly’.

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What’s been the most memorable wedding you photographed?

‘It was definitely the first wedding because two very close friends of mine got married. A photo I took of them was voted as best image in a national photo competition.


What’s your advice to the couples you’re photographing?

Pretend I’m not even there. It’s important for couples to fully enjoy both their ceremony and reception. As a Cork Photographer based I can say, Being such a busy day, the last thing a couple needs is to feel pressure to pose for me. 


Having me as their photographer couples can truly relax because I work in the background capturing their special moments’.

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If you look for a photographer Cork based for your wedding, consider I offer tailored wedding packages including digital files only, or with the images presented in a beautiful Italian-made wedding photo album.

Now that you read about Ivan and you know is one of the best wedding photographer Cork can offer contact him and if you need to see more photos check his portfolio.


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