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An engagement photo session offers a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful images commemorating significant milestones in your relationship. It serves as a chance to collaborate with your wedding photographer in a relaxed setting before the big day, without pressure.

Whether you’ve already said “yes” or you’re a partner contemplating the perfect moment to propose to your unsuspecting better half, I can tailor the photo session to your preferences. I provide guidance on selecting locations, suggesting poses, and bringing your creative ideas to life.

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Surprise Engagement Photo Session

For those planning a surprise proposal, consider booking a surprise engagement photo session. We will discuss and plan all the details in advance, including the location, time, and date, ensuring complete confidentiality. I will capture the precious moment when you propose to your partner. After that, we can explore ideal locations for intimate photos to share with your loved ones.

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Preparing for your Engagement Photo Session

I recommend couples wear outfits that feel comfortable and complement each other. Opt for something casual, reflecting your personal style, while maintaining a neat appearance that will stand the test of time.

You can choose any location that suits your personality. Whether it's a serene park, bustling city centre, picturesque beach, or scenic countryside hike, I will adapt to your preferences. If you're camera shy, we can select a tranquil spot that allows for a relaxed and enjoyable photoshoot.

Here are some of my favourite places to shoot: Stephens Green, Malahide Castle, Corkaigh Park, and Phoenix Park.

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He combined professionalism and creativity on the day to provide us with beautiful engagement photos that we are absolutely thrilled with.

David & Shelley

Book your Engagement Photo Session

If you are ready to book your session, please use the booking system to reserve your time and date. Booking deposits are required to book.

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Great Engagement Photos


Thanks, Viv for the fantastic photos and for making a very stressful proposal/surprise proposal much easier on me with great communication. Love the photos and appreciate the time spent with us that was likely longer than the hour booked!

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BEST engagement photos


Viv was fantastic from the start. We wanted to do engagement photos while we were visiting Ireland from NY. He accommodated all our needs to a fantastic shoot, every picture is better than the last. We wanted to capture our pictures in Dublin city center and he hit every historical spot. Thank you so much for such amazing photos. Danny and I couldn’t be more pleased and excited to share our photos with everyone.

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Elissa Bruzga

Gorgeous Engagement Photos


Wow! Amazing photos. I planned to propose to my girlfriend on a trip from the U.S. to Dublin and came in contact with Viv Holst Photography. I wanted it to be a surprise so we managed to just email back and forth all the details. Our photos were taken in St Stephens Green Park in the center of Dublin and they came out amazing. Viv was very discreet and we were able to pull off the surprise! Also, She Said YES!!!

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Frank R

You wont reget it!


Living in the US and coming to Dublin for my proposal, I was nervous about booking a photographer online, especially considering it was a surprise proposal with a lot of planning and uncertainty. Viv did an amazing job helping me figure out the plans and was such a great help with making my proposal something unforgettable. The photos are unreal and he made this a moment my fiance and I will never forget. If you are on the fence about booking with him, I can assure you that he is the right choice!

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Burke Sunderland

Viv is the BEST in the BUSINESS!!


I reached out to Viv to help me with surprise proposal/engagement photos for my future fiance. Note: I live in NYC and was proposing in Dublin. Viv was INCREDIBLE!!!!! He provided suggestions and answers on ALL of my crazy questions I pelted him with for months straight. And when it got to the big day…I’m confident THERE’S NOBODY BETTER!! The photos he captured from the actual proposal were AMAZING. And then he took the time to conduct a full engagement photoshoot with us, and pix were INCREDIBLE!.

Viv is incredibly personable, funny, easy-going, incredibly knowledgeable at his craft, and super responsive.


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