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Professional Photographer Dublin

Viv is a professional photographer in Dublin with over 15 years of experience. Careful consideration to clients needs always ensures top quality results without compromise. Sessions are professional, fun and above all else, stress-free.

Photography Studio Location

Based in Dublin off the N7, he is ideally located to cover weddings in Dublin and surrounding counties. The studio caters to visitors from Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath for Portrait sessions and Commercial shoots.

Versatile Photographer Dublin

Professionally providing clients with high quality photography as a wedding, portrait and commercial photographer.

Wedding Photography

As a professional photographer, Viv captures all the unforgettable moments and details of your wedding day beautifully.

Using a photo journalistic style and working with natural and professional lighting he delivers a no fuss, unobtrusive & professional service from start to finish. Giving you the time to enjoy your day with loved ones. Guaranteed!

Wedding Photography Info

Portrait Photography

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

Out on location, lifestyle photo shoots can be booked to create beautiful, natural portraits in an outdoor setting.

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

Portrait Photography Info

Commercial Photography

Start up businesses and established brands alike would benefit greatly to use a professional photographer in Dublin. To help create product photos for their online shop, and their visual presence on social media.

With careful planning and working closely with the marketing team, Holst Photography delivers commercial imagery that is both eye-catching to the viewer and high in quality.

Commercial Photography Info

“We took our son Daniel for a photo shoot with Viv when he was 3 months old. From the second we entered his studio Viv made us, and more importantly our son, feel at home. The relaxed, yet professional atmosphere meant we got some excellent pictures which are now covering our walls at home. The prints are an excellent quality and we were delighted with the results. The pictures are ones we will treasure forever and we won’t hesitate to use Viv again in the future.”

Tanya & Damian

“We travelled from Canada to Dublin, Ireland for our wedding and had planned everything online. Dealing with Viv through email was extremely easy and his services were detailed and clear. Once our day came Viv was great! ”

Peter & Katie

“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.”

Burke

“I had the pleasure of working with Viv on a commercial photography shoot. We were working to a tight schedule and the material was highly technical. I am very impressed with Viv: easy to deal with, the quality of his work is second to none, and he could not have been more accommodating. His attitude through the project, from my initial contact to receiving the photos, was helpful and professional. Highly recommended him as a professional photographer.”

Kevin O'Connell

The Wedding Photographer who gets the shot without getting in the way

Looking to hire a wedding photographer in Dublin? One who will tell the love story of your wedding day in a unique and creative way? You’ve come to the right place!

As your wedding photographer, I capture all those special moments unobtrusively. Your job is to soak up the wedding day bliss while having the time of your life with your loved ones!

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Relaxed and informal Wedding Photography

“We hardly knew he was there and yet he captured every magical moment of our day!” ~ L+A Byrne

Love Stories:
Relive those unforgettable moments

Have you ever taken a look at a wedding album from years ago and noticed it’s more than just photographs? It’s a time capsule of people and happy moments frozen in time. That’s why memories get ever more important and precious over time.

As time moves on and memories fade, the stories in those photographs are what lives on forever. A priceless investment.

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“He was fun, low-key, professional and kept us at ease the entire day.” ~ A+T Austin

Recent Weddings in Dublin

Happily Ever After

best photographer 5 stars

“a great eye for combining the people element with the beauty of the venue – cannot recommend this guy highly enough”

“Professional, friendly manner
which ensures everyone around him is relaxed”

“Fantastic Photos & Wonderful service”

“made us and our guests feel so comfortable and the results show that”

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FAQ

Q: We live abroad/are very busy and cannot meet with you in person? A: That’s no problem. Many of my clients come from abroad for their wedding in Ireland. In these cases, I usually Zoom, FaceTime or Skype with them to have an online meeting.

Q: I’d like to set up a meeting and see more of your work in person, how do we go about this? A: Drop me an email: Contact page, or drop me a line: +353 86 403 4694

Q: How long have you been working as a wedding photographer in Ireland? A: I started to photograph weddings in 2007 for friends and colleagues. I worked as a portrait photographer at the time for one of Ireland’s largest Portrait studios.

Q: What is your photography style? A: I use a photojournalism approach to capture the wedding day naturally as it happens. During the Couple’s session I get them to interact and chat while I capture photos from a distance. Have a look at examples of my style in the Wedding Photography Gallery. Or in the Love Stories section.

Q: How long is the photo session? A: I try to keep that to a minimum so couples can enjoy their day with little fuss

Q: We found some photos I’d like to recreate for our wedding photos, can we do this? A: Absolutely!! Send the samples ahead of the big day, so I can work on getting it photographed on the day.

Q: I am having a winter wedding, or it’ll be dark – is this a problem? A: I have worked in many locations that have been dark. I can usually light the interior with flash which gives me great results. Some churches prohibit flash, however my equipment is capable of shooting in much lower light conditions so that’s not an issue.

Q: Do you cover destination weddings? Are there any additional fees? A: Absolutely!! I have covered weddings all over Ireland and destination weddings in France, South Africa, Netherlands, Spain, Poland and the UK to name a few. I try to keep the travel and accommodation costs down to a minimum.

Q: When do we get to see our wedding photos? A: Once all the editing has been done, within 2 weeks from the wedding day I have them up on your personal gallery. In the busy season it can take a week or 2 longer. You’ll receive an email with all the info on how to log in to your gallery to share it with friends and family. I have the disc ready at the same time when the gallery goes live.

Q: Do we get to see every photo you took on the day? A: That would be tedious to yourselves. To make viewing your wedding photos a pleasurable experience, I eliminate every wedding photo that doesn’t meet my standards. Those that are out of focus, bad expressions, closed eyes and shots that are generally not flattering to the couple. I narrow down my selections to only the best wedding photos from the day. My Wedding packages explains how many photographs are included in each package.

Q: Are the photos edited? A: Yes. Your wedding photos are fully edited and will be ready to share and print as you see fit. Have a look at the Love Stories Blog to see what the series of photos are likely to look like.

Q: How many photos will we get? A: Every wedding I cover is different so there is no set amount. I aim to deliver 250-280 for a short wedding and 350-500 for a full day.

Q: What if you have never photographed my Wedding Venue before? A: If I have never been to a Reception venue before, I do my research online to see what is available to me. I also aim to get to the venue early to scout locations I’d like to use for the photo sessions. All wedding venues are the same in regard to finding locations for the shots I have in mind.

Q: How long does it take to get our prints? A: The turn around time is usually around 1 week, however in the high season (June-Sep) this can extend to 2 weeks

Q: Do you provide a photo framing service? A: Yes, I have a photo framer that takes care of all my framing with plenty of options to customize it to your needs. The online gallery will also have a selection of frames to choose from, so you can mix and match.

Q: How long does it take to get our signature board? A: At the end of the wedding evening, I take the signature board with me to be completed. The chosen print is mounted and sealed up by my framer. This process is usually around 2 weeks.

Q: Can I add a wedding album at a later date if we only chose the digital package? A: Yes, absolutely. You can purchase an album later on, here is more information: View Wedding Albums.

Q: Do we get to view the album design before it gets printed and make changes? A: Absolutely! Once I have the design completed, you will receive an email with log-in details to flip through the virtual album. There is an area for comments if you would like any changes made.

Q: How long does it take to get our album? A: Once my client approves the design I send it to the lab for printing. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for me to receive the completed album.

Q: How can we reserve our date with you & how far in advance? A: Once the booking deposit clears, you secure your date. The booking form link gets emailed to you to get all your details of the day. It’s better to secure your date early. The wedding industry is busy in Ireland, with bookings coming in much earlier these.

Q: How much to reserve the date with you? A: A deposit of €200 secures the booking.

Q: When is the balance due? A: The balance is due 1 week before or on the wedding day.

Q: Do you charge travel fees and how far do you travel? A: Generally, No. However, if the wedding is over 2 hours drive away I ask for compensation for fuel and possibly needing to stay over the night.

Q: Will you be shooting my wedding? What if you fall ill or unable to cover our wedding? A: Absolutely I am the only wedding photographer. If you book me, you get me. If something happens that is beyond my control and cannot cover the wedding, I have a number of trusted photographers I can call on. I try to keep our styles as close as possible. I will notify you and consult with you regarding any changes.

Q: Do you work alone, what if we need a second photographer? A: Most of the weddings covered I work alone. If you need a second photographer, I have a number of wedding photographers in Ireland who help me out with this. Extra charges for this apply.

Q: Do you have liability insurance? A: Yes. Public Liability and equipment insurance. Many Reception venues and photo session locations ask for this in advance of arriving at their premises. I am happy to provide this if need be.

Q: What rights do I have to the digital prints? A: You can print and share your photos freely without restriction. You are however not allowed to sell any on to a third party without written consent from Holst Photography.

Q: Do you provide the RAW files from my engagement session and/or wedding day? A: RAW files are unprocessed images which still need editing. RAW files aren’t included in standard photography packages. I will provide you with edited high quality JPEG Images ready to print and share without any restriction. I do however offer the option to extend your package to include RAW files at an extra cost.

“We had Viv as our wedding photographer and it was the best choice we could have made. He has a very professional yet friendly manner which ensures everyone around him is relaxed. Viv has great ideas for shots which turned out beautiful and our special day was captured in full. What’s different about Viv is that he really captures the emotions of guests, the smiles and looks that we didn’t see on the day. Viv was almost invisible during the ceremony and at the venue. He made the wedding party shoot short and enjoyable, again something very important in terms of not missing the reception. Viv is skilled enough to capture the shots that you want in a short space of time. We would highly recommend Viv to be your wedding photographer.”

Malahide Wedding | Dublin | Holst Photography IrelandVicky & Ferghal

“We hired Viv as our wedding photographer in Dublin after interviews with possible candidates. After seeing his wedding portfolio, he seemed to be an artist in the field as well as a most pleasant person. We were impressed with what he accomplished. He captured and highlighted our precious moments in the most creative ways. On the wedding day, he was clearly in charge of the situation as a wedding photographer. We trusted him and he delivered! His wedding photography have given us even more than we hoped for and will be with us till the end. He followed through with all agreements made and were dependable, positive and helpful throughout the planning process, always interested in our opinions and wishes. He is, indeed, highly recommended!”

Clontarf Wedding | Dublin | Holst Photography IrelandMagdalena and Oyvind K. Nilsen

Book me as your Wedding Photographer

Your plans and vision for your big day is the most important part of the booking process. Face to face is always best way to discuss them, that way we get to meet each other and get to know if it will be a good fit to work together.

Get in touch to book a date & time to meet up on a phone/zoom call to discuss your upcoming wedding plans and how I can help make that dream come true.

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