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

Olivia & Jonny

We chose Ciara O’ Donnell as our photographer for our wedding at Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Kerry, Ireland in December 2019. We planned our wedding from China so this made the process more difficult however Ciara really put us at ease when we met her for our pre-wedding consultation. Ciara was easy to talk to and walked us through what would happen on the wedding day. Ciara was the first port of call when organising our wedding and was definitely a great place to start. On the day of the wedding, Ciara took beautiful candid shots of the bride and groom getting ready at two different houses. Ciara was totally unobtrusive which was exactly what we wanted on our special morning.  Ciara captured our church wedding perfectly taking pictures from all different angles and really capturing the atmosphere inside the church.

 In the evening, due to the bride being an hour late and the time of the year, Ciara was fighting against failing light to take the outdoor shots that we wanted. She even managed to cajole everyone into their group shots which was not an easy task! We had asked Ciara to stay to take evening pictures in the gardens and we couldn't be happier that we did, the sparklers and photos in the pavilion are some of our favourites of the day. We wanted to limit the amount of ‘posed for' pictures and tasked Ciara to take candid shots of everyone interacting at the wedding and the reception. She did a fabulous job of capturing moments from our incredible day and we would recommend her to anyone seeking a skilled wedding photographer. We have so many fabulous pictures that creating our album was an impossible task however again Ciara was more than patient and made wonderful artistic suggestions which resulted in a beautiful album which we will treasure forever. 

Sinéad & Eamonn

We met with Ciara prior to the wedding day which was great for discussing what we wanted. Ciara spent ages with us at my home and we also checked out the church and a few outdoor locations. We did a rough run-through of the day which was invaluable because on the actual day we knew exactly where to go and how much time we needed. Ciara was so calm and in control, even with the madness going on around her. She had a little kit with her pins, wet wipes and tissues for my dress which was brilliant. She was brilliant to deal with and we absolutely loved the photos - the biggest problem now is narrowing down the photograph choices for our wedding album!


Ciara did the photography for our wedding in October 2017 and we haven't stopped talking about her since. When we first met Ciara we left with a sense of excitement and calm. Excitement for our own day and the sense of ease you get from speaking to Ciara, we knew her just being around on our day what going to make such a difference. She promised to look after us and told us not to worry, that she would be there to take any stress away from us on the day that that was her job.  Ciara is so much more than a photographer to a couple on their day, she is a friend, a calming voice, an event planner ( a true Franc), she runs the show with such ease,  giving us more time to enjoy the moments. Her photographs are a just a bonus. Her sneak peak album gives you a feel for what's to come. She captures the most amazing and precious moments with a sense of pride, joy and a love for what she does. We can't express in words just exactly what she did for us on our wedding day, just having her there would have been more than enough. She is a true lady, a fantastic photographer and a genuine asset to any couple on the special day. 
Thank you so much for what you did on our big day.. looking forward to seeing our photographs..

Sueanne and Stephen xx


Ciara was absolutely wonderful! She was more than just our photographer. She went above and beyond for my husband and I. Being from the States, she made it easy to get in contact with her, and offered to meet us when we landed in Ireland. She came to our hotel the day before our wedding just to answer all our questions, offer any help and welcome us to the country. Besides all that, her work is just incredible. She was able to get samples (a sneak peek) the evening of our wedding day. Our photos turned out amazing! Ciara stayed longer just to ensure we got any and all photos. Overall, we had an amazing experience and we would recommend her 100% if you want an extremely talented and personable photographer.

Amy and Kevin xx


We couldn’t have been more delighted with the amazing photos Ciara took of our wedding day! Given that she was working with two people (the groom in particular!) who are a little uncomfortable with the idea of posing for photos, Ciara managed to make us feel completely at ease from start to finish with results that we were so pleasantly surprised with. She really managed to capture the fun and emotion of the day so perfectly, which was exactly what we were looking for.

Ciara was so much fun to work with on the day while at the same time keeping everything moving so smoothly. We never felt as though we lost time away from our guests for the sake of the photographs, which was important to us. Ciara understood this completely and yet still took oceans of beautiful photos! The research and thought she put into the day in the lead up to it was another pleasant surprise. We will treasure the photos and can’t recommend Ciara highly enough.

Eleanor and Justin


Firstly we can’t thank you enough for how personal you made our day feel. Living abroad meant putting our faith into others hands even more. When you suggested a Skype chat, we were delighted and it was a reflection of your personal touch and care. Your flexibility suited us down to the ground and your openness to our ideas as regards location meant a lot. On the day, we didn’t even know you were there, you blended in and made us feel very relaxed. Your easy going approach was exactly what we hoped for and lots of people commented positively on that. The final selection of photos was beautiful! They were natural, captured the atmosphere as it was, colourful and really “us”. Family and friends loved the pics as much as we do.
Thanks a million Ciara! Wishing you lots of success in the future.

Nuala & Andrew xx


When we went about selecting a photographer, the first thing that stood out about Ciara was how approachable and friendly she was. We both found that being in her presence we felt very much at ease and so when she did our engagement photos we saw how professional and effortless the photos came out. On our wedding day Ciara made us feel so comfortable and so relaxed we sometimes forgot she was there but little did we realize she was capturing some of the most natural photos of our day. We loved all of our photos and would recommend her to everyone. Thank you so much again Ciara for capturing our special day.

Emma & Tim xx

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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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