Updated on 2nd September 2023
If you decide to book a Cliffs of Moher engagement photoshoot, it will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip to Ireland.
Standing at 214m tall, the completely vertical cliffs in the West of Ireland are right on the edge of Europe. With views across the churning Atlantic Ocean as far as the Aran islands, the next stop is America.
The cliffs are the place to see breathtaking sunsets in all shades of oranges and reds. A trip here will shock the senses in every way imaginable. Killer views paired with a strong sea-breeze and delightful fresh ocean smell. The constant crash of waves bashing against the jagged cliff face all makes it all a pretty epic experience.
The wave that breaks at the bottom of the giant cliffs is known as Aileens (A common Irish woman’s name) derived from the Irish translation of Cliffs of Moher – Ailltreacha Mothair. If you are lucky and the weather plays ball on your trip, you may even see the local surfers dropping down giant masses of water.
The Cliffs of Moher is one of the most spectacular places you can have a couples photoshoot in Ireland.
Rachel and Ryan wanted to take engagement photos on their vacation to Ireland to use on their wedding ‘Save the Date’ cards. We had the most fun adventure from Dromoland Castle to all the best trails at the Cliffs of Moher.
Rachel said this about her experience: “Shauna was amazing to work with! She was soo friendly and helpful! It had only been a few hours and we already had our highlight images and they’re AMAZING. We were so excited for the full gallery and they were just as amazing! She took us to the secret spots on the Cliffs of Moher and they made for amazing photos. She truly went above and beyond our expectations. She stopped at any spot she thought would make an amazing picture and they just turned out amazing. Her creative ability and artistic eye was incredible!”
Erin & Carley travelled from the United States and got engaged in Ireland. After a romantic proposal, they booked a Cliffs of Moher engagement photoshoot with me.
I took them to one of my favourite parts of the cliffs, away from any other tourists.
The weather was wild! There was a strong westerly wind, scattered rain and the most beautiful moody sky. The wild weather didn’t discourage Erin and Carley, they got right into the middle of it, held on tight to each other and we ended up having so much fun.
After the epic experience on the cliffs, it was time for delicious food and drinks at McGanns pub in Doolin.
This is what Erin had to say about their Cliffs of Moher engagement session.
“Shauna is top-notch! I booked a couples adventure photoshoot for my fiancé and I, who travelled to Ireland from the U.S. Shauna was so helpful and genuinely thoughtful through all of the planning. We got engaged two days before our photoshoot and she was so kind as to recommend restaurants in the area we were staying at the time. On the day of the shoot, she stuck with us through the wind (it was absolutely wild!) and the rain and was so calm, dynamic and affirming the whole shoot. My partner was a little nervous about having her photo taken, but she said within minutes Shauna made her feel at ease and enjoy the experience. She knows the best locations and her photos had my partner and me gasping because they were so dang beautiful! We are so glad we booked with Wild and Green and for the memories captured and made during our shoot. Thank you, Shauna! Can’t recommend enough!”
You can see some highlights of Erin and Carley’s Cliffs of Moher engagement photoshoot below.
Along with engagement photoshoots, the Cliffs of Moher is also a really great place for surprise proposals!
Chris got in touch with me to help him plan his proposal to his girlfriend Channing. I showed him all the different options for beautiful viewpoints and pointed out the areas that would have the fewest tourists.
We planned a sunset shoot and it was nothing short of breathtaking! After an emotional proposal, we hiked around the cliffs to more viewpoints and watched the sun go down. They headed back to Doolin to celebrate.
Here are some kind words from Chris “I want to make sure I tell you how wonderful you were, how helpful, and how magnificent those photos turned out. We truly love them. Everyone loves them. We look at them often, and I’m so glad for the adventure of those photos. Thank you so much, I am so glad for our meeting and working together. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Earl proposed to Julia at sunset at the Cliffs of Moher on an absolutely stunning evening.
If you are looking for an alternative dramatic cliff experience with much fewer tourists, then check out Slieve League in Donegal. I’d be delighted to talk you through everything about the beautiful area.