Holst Photography Portrait Studio

Viv has been photographing portraits of people of all ages since 2005. He setup Holst Photography in 2010 after leaving one of Ireland’s largest Portraiture studios as a means to broaden his photography skills. These days he moves between the studio environment and location based portraiture.

The studio is based in Citywest, Dublin and caters to visitors from Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.

Contemporary Portrait Photographer Dublin

Portrait photography that takes care of what matters most to you

Studio Portraits

The studio’s location is in Citywest, Dublin. It caters to a variety of portrait sessions ranging from maternity/newborn sessions and family portraits to modelling/head shots. Photo sessions are fun, relaxed yet professional.

Outside the studio, lifestyle photo shoots can be booked to create beautiful, natural portraits in an indoor or outdoor setting of your choice.

Special events like graduation or communions can also be booked for call out in Dublin and neighboring counties.

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Location & Lifestyle Portraits

Not all portraits need to be taken in a studio to have them turn out great. Using a portable lighting setup, great portraits can be captured anywhere. Over the 15+ years Viv has experienced photographing in various locations and calling out to clients across Co. Dublin and surrounding areas.

This setup is ideal for clients wanting to be photographed in their own setting, be it for comfort or blend in with the environment.

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Business Portraits

In business, people connect with people. In this fast paced world, the visual media strongly represents the identity of a company. Business portraits are a great way to introduce the people behind your brand to potential clients. Be it on your company website, Linkedin or other marketing channels it’s vital to have captivating images that make a clear statement of professionalism and trustworthiness.

We work with businesses to create the look that will set them apart.

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Portrait Photography Dublin

Based in Citywest, Dublin

Come over to the studio which fully equipped with everything needed to create bold, eye-catching photographs or let the studio come to you.
I can call out to your home or location for family portraits sessions, lifestyle shoots & outdoor photo sessions.


Prepare for Your Session

A successful portrait session starts with the right kind of preparation. I have written up a few tips to help you get the most out of your photo session, follow the link below for tips and advice. With a little preparation beforehand, there’s no reason your portrait session won’t be great success.


Friendly, flexible and super open to any ideas or themes you may want to work with on your day. He’s particularly talented at coaxing good photographs out of more reluctant subjects – a rare skill!

“Being camera shy myself, he was able to capture us very naturally and was a joy to be around and work with.”

“His approach of just blending in with our family and capturing very special moments was exactly what we were looking for”

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