2 of the best Wedding Photographers in Dublin, Ireland - Mike & Jill O’Dwyer
Wedding Photographers in Dublin, Ireland, Mike & Jill O’Dwyer, are a husband and wife team known for their good humour and calm professionalism. We believe having 2 professional wedding photographers covering your wedding day in Ireland gives you the best chance to capture more of what’s happening. Based in north County Dublin, between Swords and Ashbourne, Mike has a background as a documentary photographer (www.modwyer.com), designer, and creative director, while Jill is a highly sought after commercial photographer (www.gillianbuckley.com).
We’re easy going and relaxed, our good humour and calm professional approach is appreciated by couples, their families, and guests. We believe that if people are enjoying themselves we’ll always get the best wedding photographs, so we’re immensely grateful for all the great reviews that Dublin Wedding Photography receives. We’re particularly good with Brides and Grooms who are any way unused to being in front of cameras, which is most people ;)
As professional wedding photographers in Dublin (we also work in Louth, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and the surrounding counties on the east side of Ireland) we’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, and our experience has thought us to concentrate on doing the good things well: understanding composition and light; being able to anticipate what might happen and where to be in position; and, perhaps most importantly, having the ability to make people feel at ease in front of cameras.
We like to meet with couples here at our commercial studio, which is located on Jill’s family farm in north County Dublin where we live, just 15 minutes from the M50 between Swords and Ashbourne. We like to arrange meetings for Sunday afternoons where possible as it suits most people, but we can arrange for other times and venues also. Just contact us to arrange a time that suits.
Wedding Photographer Ireland
As wedding photographers in Ireland we’ve worked for couples from all over the world who want to come to Ireland to get married. A lot of couples are based in the UK, which is no big surprise, with one or both of them looking to come home to Ireland to have their wedding among family and friends. Every year we also get couples from further afield - Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East - coming to Ireland to get married, sometimes with no family connection to Ireland, just a desire to step into our corner of the universe.
About 20% of our wedding photography business comes from couples living abroad, whether they’re Irish and wanting to celebrate at home close to family and friends, or simply couples who have always wanted to visit Ireland and come to the conclusion that they might as well bring everyone along for an Irish celebration. We limit ourselves to working at wedding venues in Dublin and the surrounding counties, but we will travel a bit further if something piques our interest. Because we’ve been dealing with international clients for years, we have our own processes in place to make sure that it’s as easy as possible to chat, make arrangements for the wedding day, plan a shooting schedule, and arrange viewings of all their wedding photos afterwards.
Dublin Wedding Photography Prices
When it comes to our wedding photographers prices we like to keep things simple and stick with a few basic packages:
We begin 15 minutes before the ceremony and stay until everyone is seated for the meal.
Preparations + Day Package
We begin 2 hours before the bride leaves for the wedding ceremony and stay until everyone is seated for the meal.
Preparations + Day Package + Evening
We begin 2 hours before the bride leaves for the wedding ceremony and stay up until first dances; 10.30pm latest.
All our wedding photography packages include 2 professional photographers and travel, plus all the wedding photography RAW files we shoot on the day - not just the images we select to process. You can read more about what’s covered in our wedding photographers’ prices here.
Wedding Photographer Meath
As wedding photographers based in North County Dublin, where we have our studio, we have easy access along the M50 to the surrounding counties where we do most of our work: Meath; Kildare; Wicklow; Louth. Working as Wedding Photographers in Meath is an absolute pleasure as it’s home to some of the most ought after exclusive wedding venues in the country: Ballymagarvey Village; Bellinter House; Boyne Hill House; Clonabreany House; Knightsbrook Hotel; The Millhouse; Rock Farm Slane; Tankardstown House; Trim Castle Hotel; We’ve been lucky enough to photograph some great weddings in Meath, with it’s rolling landscapes of hills and sprawling farmlands there’s always going to be a venue that will make you feel welcome whether it’s a hotel, a farm / barn setting, or an exclusive estate to have all to yourselves, we can’t recommend County Meath as a wedding venue highly enough.
Wedding Photographer Kildare
Kildare is one of the most popular counties in Ireland for weddings, home to every kind of venue from Castles to Country Estates to some of the country’s finest hotels; we liked it so much we got married there. When we’re working as Wedding Photographers in Kildare, just a short drive away from Dublin, we’re in a completely different world to the hustle and bustle of big cities. Kildare wedding venues tend to be very special indeed, with a particular emphasis of having great gardens and lawns to work with every couple seems to fall in love with their chosen location. For wedding photographers it’s a wonderful county to work with couples, there’s always a romantic setting or view to hand which can be made the most of.
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Dublin Wedding Photography Reviews
We were so lucky to have Mike and Jill photograph our wedding. When we met Mike before the wedding, he was both so knowledgable and reassuring, we felt immediately confident in his skills and experience, as well as how we were listened to and heard. Both Mike and Jill were so calm and relaxed on the day itself that spending our day with them by our sides, was such a pleasure and so easy. Our photos were processed really promptly and we were thrilled with all of them. So many great ones! Choosing Dublin Wedding Photography was one of the very best decisions we made when planning our wedding. We’d both have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Liz & Emmet
’The House’ Wedding, Howth
There isn't enough stars to say how amazing Jill and Mike are. They made us feel at ease from the first moment we met them in their kitchen . I honestly cannot speak highly enough about them. They are professionals to the end but never ever make you even aware that they are in the same room as you. The end product you are left with is the most amazing pictures and memories of the best day of our lives. We cannot thank you enough. You’re an amazing couple and a brilliant business dynamic. No better team than a husband and wife. If you are looking for photographers that will go the extra mile and get the pictures you can only dream of then look no further that Jill and Mike
Wendy & Paddy
Balyna House Wedding
Siobhan and I used Dublin Wedding Photography in Sept 2018 for our wedding in Rathfarnham Church and reception afterwards in the K Club. Mike and Gillian were so professional throughout and have that extra touch that made us feel so comfortable on our big day - their experience was clear to see. Pre and post wedding they were so easy to deal with and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for any occasion.
Siobhan & Ollie
K Club Wedding