Stunning Kerry Locations

Family Photoshoots

Preserve your precious family time with a personal photoshoot with us. Have a location shoot in the stunning Kerry landscape customised for you and your family.

Make that staycation extra special and set its memory in place forever.




Colm and Jackie

I can truly say that I cannot recommend Ciara enough.
We asked Ciara to do our wedding Photography for our micro wedding in July 2020. Ciara is a true professional, right from the start we made a plan of the day taking into consideration the Covid19 restrictions, Ciara was available throughout the planning stage by email. We wanted a relaxed , easy going day and we asked that Ciara capture those special, intimate moments of the day, and also some of our venue and some traditional shots after the ceremony. Ciara has a beautiful presence, she enhanced the flow of the day and made everyone feel very relaxed and natural. I was amazed by her skill, she created the most beautiful images of our wedding day, I will be forever grateful that she captured the essence of our wedding, we received a 'sneak peak' the day after, and it was so exciting to see the amazing images she had captured. From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much.

Colm & Jackie

Chantal and David

We planned our wedding and met Ciara before anyone ever heard of Covid.
Then everything changed.
Nice one, Corona.
A wedding for 150 people in Kerry became 25 guests in Dublin.
We were panicking.
Ciara didn’t, and after discussing our new plans and hopes that she could still be a part of our day she delivered more than we could have hoped.

With all the stress of whether the wedding would go ahead, losing deposits and constantly changing things, Ciara was a constant reassuring voice.
On the day itself, she made everyone feel at ease again. The ceremony photos captured all the perfect moments and reactions and throughout the course of the day Ciara made it feel as if she was part of it with her kindness, humour and professionalism.

We’re not experts when it comes to understanding photography - other than what Instagram filter works best - but in terms of what we wanted from a photographer we could not have asked for anyone better.

Chantal and David

Michelle and Mark

After a lot of research my husband and I asked Ciara to capture our big day. We loved the style of photography displayed on her website, and after meeting her in person we were over the moon to have her on board. I can’t stress enough how much I treasure the memories Ciara captured for us and how beautiful the pictures are, but in addition to the stunning pictures her fun energy made such a massive impact on the day, as Ciara was able to put everyone at ease so quickly.

This was especially important to me when choosing a photographer as I’m not overly comfortable having my picture taken, and also I have a sister with special needs and wanted to make sure she was comfortable.
I needn’t have worried as Ciara just went above and beyond her role as photographer - unintrusive, respectful of the other vendors and somehow shewas able to make sure everyone was relaxed and having fun. By being in the right place at the right time all day, she even organised my new husband and I to get a few moments alone. I joked it was like having a wedding coordinator!

I am so grateful to Ciara for not only capturing our day just as we wanted but for also giving us such a lovely experience and having the craic with us all day.

Michelle & Mark

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Hi, my name is Ciara O'Donnell, I am an Irish Wedding, Event, and Portrait Photographer, based in Kerry. I specialise in capturing natural, authentic moments, in stunning Irish locations.

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Ciara O'Donnell Photography
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17:10 10 Oct 22
Ciara was so accommodating and very helpful. We had an elopement so no bridal party. She helped me with everything from getting in and out of my ball grown to everything else which isn’t a photographer’s responsibility. She was a superstar. She pushed us into so many photographs that were out of our comfort zone and we have a smile on our faces thinking about the experience now. We highly recommend more
Aoife Fay
Aoife Fay

20:28 10 Aug 22
We did a beach family shoot with Ciara during the summer and I couldn’t recommend her enough. She made the experience so enjoyable and made everyone feel relaxed. She was excellent with our 2 small kids and they engaged so well with her. We got so many lovely photos and will definitely be doing it again in the future!read more
Ian Gardiner
Ian Gardiner

08:10 01 Aug 22
We had some family photos taken by Ciara recently and they were absolutely brilliant. The pictures are incredible but Ciara put everyone at ease throughout and you never felt like you were being bossed around. Absolutely delighted with how it all turned out. I would highly more
Heather Browne
Heather Browne

14:21 27 Jul 21
Amazing honeymoon photoshoot in Killarney! We are honestly just blown away by the photos, they are better than we could have ever dreamed and Ciara captured us in the beautiful setting in such a relaxed and natural way. It was a pleasure to work with her and she really put us at ease to make it such a fun experience. We will treasure these photos forever and are so grateful for her amazing talent and skill in photographing everything to perfection, even in 30°C heat! We cannot recommend her highly more
Michael Mason
Michael Mason

16:36 15 Dec 20
When my publisher called me about my upcoming book requesting a photograph for the book jacket, I immediately went to the directories in Kerry, and found Ciara O’Donnell. I consider it fortunate that I did so!Ciara is the consummate professional, she went to work immediately and produced distinguished photographs that will grace the back of my book. I found her a pleasure to work with, and I have recommending her to many friends who intend to marry. Her wedding photography is exquisite. Michael J. Mason, more
Niamh Kissane
Niamh Kissane

20:30 20 Nov 20
Ciara has the most wonderful eye for capturing pictures; which I used when revamping my business website. She was so easy to work with, and provided me with plenty of ideas and suggestions in how best to portray my business in a visual way. I was extremely impressed and pleased with the finished album collection and I will only hire Ciara again for any future professional more
Emma Larkin
Emma Larkin

13:27 13 Nov 20
Ciara took photographs of me for my new website in the Summer of 2020. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Ciara listened to my ideas as to what I wanted to portray on my website in terms of photography. She made brilliant location suggestions. On the day of the shoot, Ciara really put me at ease, it was a fun day! The end result, the photographs were stunning and are a huge asset for my more
Maura Sheehy
Maura Sheehy

21:08 11 Nov 20
I first met Ciara just as I was setting up my own business, this encounter has led not only to we working together ever since but also to a beautiful documentation of the progress on our little flower farm.We have worked on several photo shoots and weddings down through the years, it is very easy to recommend Ciara, her easy going yet professional approach makes her the highly sought after photographer that she more
dooks fine foods
dooks fine foods

20:28 11 Nov 20
We recently had a shoot at our premises to create a bank of images for getting our e-commerce website up and running. As a restaurant it is something we’ve wanted to do for four years and with all the change in business focus brought on by the recent health crisis in the country it was time to get online. Ciara was incredibly professional as always (this is not our first time working with her as she photographed our wedding too!). Never daunted by a big project she just gets stuck in and is constantly working in the lead up, incredibly prolific during a shoot and exceptionally prompt in postproduction and delivery. Photographing food is not straightforward but in one day Ciara managed to capture so accurately the essence and heart of the business including the food, the setting, the ethos core values and family dynamic behind the business. She’s an absolute pro and such a brilliant personality. She’s creative, dynamic and versatile while being so able to capture what a client is trying to portray and calm anxieties all at once. We’d recommend working with Ciara for any photography purpose!read more
Niall Jackson
Niall Jackson

11:59 17 Jun 19
Ciara did an incredible job at our wedding. Her soft skills and professionalism are unmatched.She helped ensure our wedding was stress-free and provided a soft touch here and there to redirect family members and capture great shots.If you’re getting married, hire her, it’ll be one less thing to worry about and you’ll be really impressed with the end more

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