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.