Martina California

54 Grosvenor Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Photography is an art form, and the only way to achieve the greatest results in any arts is to love what you do. My style is to remain in the background, capturing the most natural moments on your wedding day. I aim to keep posing and instructions to a minimum, while keeping with traditional ideals.  As a vintage wedding photographer in Ireland, I have learned that small and simple ideas can often make the biggest difference to creating the perfect memory.  A wedding day is a day filled with feelings and emotions, so being a sensitive person is an advantage! Is it about knowing how to capture that best single moment and make it real again. I like to keep things simple and relaxed with minimal posing and I use natural light % of the time.I am here to make you feel calm, relaxed and to forget about the camera. This is my aim and responsibility as a professional.  
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4 reviews
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Robert and Kyle
Married on 21st Mar 2015
Martina makes the photo shoot so relaxing and enjoyable. Everyone loves her photos and ability to make the light shine through.

The whole time, she is really professional and makes it easy and time fly. She is so impressive in quality and turnaround time.

The pictures came out amazing and the essence of the picture were perfect.

Thank you
Rob And Kyle
Added 25th Mar 2015
John & Dee
Married on 16th Mar 2015
Deirdre & I got married only a week ago in Wexford. Martina California was involved with us for the last 4 or 5 months. We did an engagement shoot with her and the quality of the photos were really good. We both really like her natural style plus her attention to detail. She has a really keen eye for a great photo and sees photo opportunities that more conventional wedding photographers would miss. We were so delighted with these engagement pictures and the amount of time invested in us. It also gave us a lot of confidence before the pictures on our Wedding day. We met a couple of times to go through the order of the day itself and it was all fully understood and her ideas were great.
On the wedding day itself, she travelled to Wexford really early to take pictures of me and the groomsmen. She then travelled to take pre-wedding pics with the bride and kept on shooting right through the wedding, to the photoshoot location and back to the hotel. She captured our special moments until well after the first dance. She worked so hard for us on the most important day of our lives and she must have been more exhausted than us at the end!!. After one week, we received all our pics to review (over 1300!!). LOVE THEM. Thanks so much for everything...John & Dee
Added 25th Mar 2015
Sharon and Paraic
Married on 30th Dec 2014
We found Peppermint Weddings at a wedding fair in Citywest Hotel, Dublin, 12 months before our big day. It was our mission that day to find a photographer and after a few long hours visiting various stalls we returned to Cristina and Mariam after falling in love with their modern, unique style of work. Their friendly, warm bubbly personalities won us over as well as the examples of their photography and videography. We knew we would be relaxed and comfortable in their company. From our first chat we could tell they were flexible and they showed great interest in how we wanted to capture the special, intimate moments of our big day. And we were not disappointed, they were offering a great deal, which included an engagement photo shoot. Initially we didn't want the shoot, however, Cristina advised us otherwise and she was right, so we would highly recommend doing this as apart from getting to know Cristina it was great fun!

Cristina met us a few weeks before the wedding to go through the final details. She advised us to get a second photographer so that the preparation of both bride and groom could be captured as well having that extra angle so that no moment went unmissed. It was definitely worth it.

On the day itself we very happy with how everything went. Peppermint subtly captured all the important moments of the day in their own distinctive style. Also, they instantly responded to any requests that we had for a shot and stayed until well after the speeches to take photos of the partying afterwards!

Within days of the wedding Cristina posted some selected photos on her blog, which was great to have to share with friends and family. After reviewing the excellent photos we met with Cristina to edit the album. Before we knew it we had our beautiful album just over two months after our wedding! We were presented with our photos in digital format also so that we could print whatever we wanted at a later stage. We couldn’t be happier with the results.

After coming to our wedding and seeing Peppermint in action, some of our friends subsequently booked Peppermint for their own weddings. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Added 13th Apr 2015
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Oonagh & Stewart
Married on 21st Jun 2014
We were so glad that Peppermint Weddings did the photography for our big day. Cristina was so friendly and warm and she really put us at ease. We met Cristina for an engagement shoot first and that was great because it really helped us to break the ice and talk to her about our ideas for the day. She was so discreet in the church and throughout the day and she managed to capture so many beautiful pictures without being invasive or intrusive. People on day and after the wedding commented on how friendly she was with the guests.

When we got the pictures we were so happy. The quality was amazing and the pictures were so natural. She really captured us and so many of our guests. There was a huge amount of pictures to sort through. Cristina gave us lots of help putting the album together but also allowed us so much influence over our preference for photographs. She gave so much time over to us and paid really close attention to detail.

We went with Cristina on a gut instinct, she was very friendly and claimed to be creative. She honoured her commitment to creativity and we feel we went with the best photographer we could have ever found. I would strongly recommend Cristina's services to you.
Added 1st Apr 2015