Viv was a joy to work with.
From the initial planning stages of our wedding, Viv talked us through his various packages and what we could expect from Holst Photography on our big day. When the day itself arrived, Viv was on time, conscious of the Bride’s nerves and full of suggestions and ideas of how to capture every special moment. Viv was great with all of our guests, easily chatting and making friends with people (including children and in-laws!) which made for more natural and relaxed pictures. We had a wonderful day and feel that it couldn’t have been captured in more a natural and vibrant way by any other photographer. We love our photo albums and haven’t stopped showing them off!
We would highly recommend Viv Van Der Holst to anyone who is negotiating the potential minefield of wedding planning!
– Kayt & Dave

Viv van der Holst - Wedding photographer

Behind the lens…

I am a South African born and raised, love the sunshine and outdoors. Being flexible, social and open to new ideas comes naturally to me. I landed up in Dublin by happy accident in 2005 and was lucky enough to find myself working for one of Ireland’s largest Portraiture companies. Working with film cameras at the time we were encouraged to get the shot right first time, ensuring the company ran economically. This honed my skills to see the moment and capture it before it is gone.

During my time with the company I learnt my skills behind the camera as well as working with large groups – Families and children in a quick-paced environment. It was at that time I started photographing weddings of my colleagues, family and friends and so the love affair with Wedding Photography began.
The most important person in front of my lens is YOU!! Without you, I wouldn’t be able to get those magical photographs.Your photographer is the person you’ll probably be spending the most time with on the day. My job is to make sure you stay relaxed and happy throughout.

So helpful and professional

Susan and Anthony 2012 Testimonial

I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to Viv who took our pictures for our wedding. We couldn’t have asked for more.
From the moment, we met him he was so helpful and professional.
He was not only brilliant on our wedding day he added to it!!
We were so relaxed with him and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Our pictures have exceeded our expectations and could not have asked for more. – Susan & Anthony