Best Wedding Photographers In Ireland (updated 2020)
Before we dive in, please bear with me while I explain the background to this post about the best wedding photographers in Ireland. I hope it helps any couple who are keen to get a videographer’s perspective.
This post is entirely subjective. It’s just my opinion. Also, it should be considered a work in progress. I still have more leading Irish wedding photographers to add. So, if you are a photographer and don’t see yourself mentioned here, please don’t get offended and not talk to me the next time we meet!
There is little value in listing the literally hundreds of Irish-based wedding photographers that I have worked with to date. Where’s the sense in that?
So what I’m trying to do here is prioritise the best wedding photographers in Ireland that have a similar approach and style to me. Oh, and those who are great to work with too!
The styles of wedding photography vary so much. If you’re an engaged couple and are struggling to find a suitable style, hopefully, the photographs below will draw you in and give you a sense of that photographer’s style and approach on the wedding day.
So who are the Best Wedding Photographers In Ireland?
OK, let’s dive in now and see who I consider being among the best Irish-based wedding photographers (that I’ve worked with so far).
Note: Photographers appear in alphabetical order.
Annie & Kevin Kheffache
Super cool photography couple duo Annie and Kevin are a dream to work with. Based in Dublin, they cover weddings nationwide. Both of them work together as a team, but also, they have their own individual brands that they shoot under as well.
Annie and Kevin are talented creatives. They’ve won numerous individual photography awards over the years and this simply speaks for itself.
Claire Wilson (Gingerpixel)
I first worked with Claire many years ago and so we’ve covered a wide range of weddings together. She is a natural creative with plenty of experience under her belt.
Claire documents the day with a laid back, relaxed vibe and this is perfect for couples who want to enjoy the day and not spend hours on their formal photographs.
Daniel of DKPHOTO
What can I say about Daniel? We have such good fun whenever we shoot weddings together. His work portfolio speaks for itself. He excels in capturing the very essence of a wedding. Daniel recently tied the knot himself and so he completely understands what it is like to be on both sides of the camera.
Over the years, I’ve witnessed many couples who love Daniel’s calm & reassuring personality. It’s easy to see why so many couples refer to Daniel as a master of his craft and one of the best wedding photographers in Ireland.
Dasha’s focus (pun intended!) is to create natural photographs that document a wedding. Not only is she in high demand from couples, but she also mentors up and coming wedding photographers within the community. Dasha’s relaxed & creative shooting style makes her a pleasure to work with.
It’s about a decade since I first worked with David and I’m thankful that we’ve had the opportunity to work together a few times more recently. He’s a true gentleman who is great to work alongside. David is a talented wedding photographer who likes to keep his style fresh and authentic.
On the day, I always notice him looking for that creative angle to give the couple something a little different from what they might have seen before. David goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are consistently happy. Check out his work and see for yourself how captivating it is.
What I like about working with David is that he is constantly looking for the shot that is that little bit different from his peers. He is hugely creative and very humble about it too. We always have good fun shooting weddings together.
Dream Team Duo: This Cliff At Lyons Wedding Video
The multi-talented Emma Russell is great fun to work with. We tend to sing from the same hymn sheet (not literally thankfully!) when covering an event together. Couples love her non-pushy, relaxed approach, and creative documentary style.
As one of the best wedding photographers, she books up fast, so if you’re sitting on the fence about booking her, do it now!
John Gillooley (formerly Jam Shoots) is a guy who likes to push the creative limits when it comes to his wedding photography. His work is outstanding. It’s easy to see why he is considered one of the best wedding photographers in Ireland. I’ve seen first hand how John’s clients form a great bond with him in the lead up to the wedding.
His hilariously entertaining Instagram Stories are only a tiny part of John’s overall offering. If you follow him, it’ll feel like you know John already when you first meet him in person.
For sure, couples will have the craic with John on the day, but they’ll also receive stunning photographs that capture their wedding day so well. If you do nothing else today, follow him on Instagram and enjoy his work and infectious sense of good humour.
When you first meet Kathy, you’ll be charmed by her warm & fun personality. Combine this with her beautiful photography and you’ve got a match made in heaven. I’m always impressed by the way she has such a lovely rapport with her couples.
Dream Team Duo: This Cliff At Lyons Wedding Video
Katie Kav Photography
Bubbly, fun, insanely talented. These are the words that first spring to mind when I think of Katie Kavanagh. She’s an awesome photographer to work with. And not just because her approach is 100% compatible with my own. It’s because couples also love her and her candid, laid back vibe. She gets the most out of every couple on their wedding shoot – without them even feeling they’ve been having a photoshoot. When you book Katie, you know you’re going to having the craic on your wedding day!
What impresses me hugely about Michelle is that she creatively brings her skills in street photography to each wedding that she shoots. This is what helps make her an excellent documentary wedding photographer.
She is also very well regarded by her peers and she has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of her profession. Michelle also mentors other photographers so if you’re considering booking Michelle, rest assured that you’ll be in very good hands.
I first worked with Niall towards the end of 2020 although we had met at network meet-ups on a few occasions before that. Niall’s easygoing and chilled approach was a big hit with the couple. It was a pleasure to work with him and we collaborated really well during the entire day.
When I saw the sneak preview shots of the wedding we had just worked on, I was super impressed with how well they captured the vibe of the day and personalities of the couple. Go and check out Niall today!
Nick is a joy to work with. Not only is he a talented documentary-style photographer, but he also builds a great rapport with the couples and vendor teams he works with. Nick has a relaxed and easy-going approach to capturing the day. He’s based in Kilkenny, with many high-end wedding venues on his doorstep.
Paul is based in Galway and has an impressive local knowledge of most of the surrounding area. This is invaluable to couples who need advice and guidance on where to go for their couple shoot. Each time I work with Paul, I’m reminded of the brilliant connection that exists between him and his couples.
Remarkably, this doesn’t fade even long after the wedding.
His sincerity is shown by the way he remembers each and every couple’s name, when and where they got married, many many years into the future. This is because his previous clients tend to remain in good contact with him long after they’ve received their photos. This says a lot.
Behind the scenes, Fiona (Paul’s wife) plays an important role in liaising with all of their couples and ensures they receive excellent customer service.
Pawel is an absolute gentleman who is very well regarded within the wedding photography community. His emphasis is on capturing the natural moments as they unfold on a wedding day. Are you seeing a pattern here?
I love working among the best wedding photographers who shoot using this natural, unstaged style because it’s very compatible with my own. Pawel’s couples tend to be completely blown away when they receive their images.
They can’t believe how he manages to cover the angles he covers while he remains very discreet on the day. Pawel is also a pleasure to work with and I look forward to my next encounter with him.
Ryan is a master of capturing natural, unposed moments with a focus on human connection. He achieves this while also taking particular care with the composition and light that presents itself in the moment.
Ryan describes himself as more of an observer on the day, like a guest almost, but unobtrusively he is documenting the day in stealth mode.
Again, you’ll notice the running theme in this roundup of my favourite photographers in Ireland to work with because this approach is very similar to how I prefer to capture video on the day.
Although I haven’t worked with Bruno Rosa yet, I’ve been an admirer of his wedding photography work for quite some time. I hear only good feedback from my videographer colleagues who have worked alongside him at a wedding.
I love that Bruno’s style is natural, authentic, and very creative. He’s well worth checking out.
And there you have it! The (strictly in my opinion) best wedding photographers in Ireland that I have worked with so far. Come back and visit this post as I’ll be updating it with more cool photographers very soon.