Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I am a Limerick based documentary wedding photographer and film maker but also cover assignments throughout Ireland and abroad.
I have won many many awards from professional photographic organisations through the years.
My style of photography is really about taking a fresh and contemporary approach when photographing weddings. I go for minimal direction and tend to lean more on reportage in my approach. This gives a very fresh and contemporary feel to my photography.
I really see photography and film as artforms and a powerful platform to express myself as a visual artist . From my earliest days shooting on 35mm film to today's incredible digital camera technology, photography and film have always been my passion.
Pictures tell stories and weddings are such an important life story to tell. I love the idea that I can be the observer and the archiver of events.
There are just so many parallels between film and photography. Film often inspires me in my photography especially the way lighting is used or how a scene has been directed.
I am also a portraiture photographer, having trained in the U.K and Ireland with some of the great portrait photographers such as Bjorn Thomassen and Frank Doorhoff.
My very talented son Darragh has joined me in the business in the last few years and has been so creative in our film making.
My journey in photography has taken me so many places and I have met so many interesting people . This is what I love about photography - it's a bit of a 'walk on the wild side' and not for the faint hearted but it rewards and enriches you so much through personal development, both as a photographer and visual artist .
John McGarry May 2017
Mob +353 86-3408209 Tel +353 61-224569