Top 5 Photographers in Limerick
Whether it’s an adorable newborn or a quiet wedding, photography can be a great way to capture the memories on special occasions. However, different photographers out there have different styles and strengths to consider.
In this article, we check out the best photographers in Limerick to help you decide which one may be the most suitable for your situation.
How much does photography cost?
Photography prices vary on a lot of factors. These include the duration of the sessions, the equipment needed, the quantity and format of the output, as well as the background of the photographer.
Below is a list of prices of different packages we found that different photographers had to offer.
|PHOTOGRAPHER OR BUSINESS||PACKAGE DETAILS||PRICES|
Standard Session Classic
Fine Arts Portraits Classic
Wedding Package A
Wedding Package E
Newborn Sessions Package 1
Birthday Package Cake Smash
Deluxe Cake Smash
Top Photographers in Limerick
We assessed the photographers based on the following criteria:
1. Cormac Byrne Photography
Portraits: Families, Fine Arts, Pets, Newborns
Acting and Business Headshots
|ADDRESS||1 The Laurels, Road, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick|
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PHONE: +353 (0) 61 229805
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Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cormac Byrne Photography offers stylish and refined photos for a variety of different subjects. Cormac himself is very experienced in the craft, winning different awards including the Fuji/I.P.P.A. Masterpiece Award and multiple Gold Crest Awards.
If you’re looking for an experienced photographer, he makes a great choice, having around 30 years of experience in the business.
What we also think makes them a great choice is the variety of subjects he shoots for portraits. From family portraits to even pet photoshoots, Cormac Byrne offers a very versatile selection.
We think customers will especially like how expressive his style is, having great skill in using light and color to bring out the personality of his subjects.
His style is particularly great for more conceptual prompts which we think best suits his fashion and fine art photography. So, if you’re looking for a photographer who is more experienced with stronger concepts, you may want to check him out.
On the other hand, this strong style is still able to bring out his subject’s personality even in more typical portraits like family photoshoots and business headshots. Cormac Byrne is the perfect choice if you’re looking for something more stylized and refined.
However, it’s important to take note that he is only able to supply framed images for his portraits. For those looking for a photographer that offers digital copies, this is not the studio for you.
All in all, Cormac Byrne offers great quality thematic photos with strong concepts that bring out a lot of personality and character.
- Very thorough and detailed with requests
- Starting price is relatively affordable
- Excellent range of photograph types with some more unique offerings
- Pictures are very expressive, great with color and lighting
- Do not supply digital files from portrait sessions
- Portrait sessions are only available by appointment and only on Fridays and Saturdays
The Whole Process was Very Easy
I was thoroughly happy with the graduation photo Cormac took of my son. The whole process from booking the sitting, to taking the photos, to the final selection of one was very easy. Hazel was on-hand to give advice when selecting which I really appreciated as all the photos were fabulous however I only needed one! I’ll be back for all my other graduations. I would highly recommend this photographer. -Jane Quinlivan
Patient and Considerate
We had photographs taken with Cormac for my daughter’s communion. Cormac was great with the children and made everyone feel at ease. My daughter fell ill during the session and he was so patient and considerate (even though he had back to back appointments.) We were delighted with our photos. They were beautiful. Big shout out to Hazel on reception also who was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend this service. -Dannielle Byrne
2. Michael Martin Photography
Wedding Photo Packages
Wedding Albums, Portraits
|ADDRESS||22 Upper Gerald Griffin St, Limerick|
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Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
If you’re looking for a photographer who has a lot to offer in terms of wedding packages as well as outdoor shoots, Michael Martin Photography has a lot of experience.
The studio itself has lasted over 50 years, producing numerous photos for special occasions. What we found most impressive about them is their selection of wedding packages that have a lot of different inclusions and options.
For example, their Package A includes a complimentary studio sitting as well as an engagement portrait and wedding day coverage. We also like that the studio still allows couples to customize their packages, not only limited to their samples available.
We highly suggest checking out Michael Martin’s portfolio of wedding albums as they’ve worked with a variety of different types of weddings, both indoor and outdoor. He can adjust to a lot of different wedding day locations.
Michael Martin also has some more unique offerings on the table.
He’s also able to provide commercial photography including buildings photography and studio product shots. For those looking to revive their older photos, they have photo restoration available, making a trip to their studio even more worthwhile.
However, we do think that their portrait photography varies less in terms of style. We still think that they are of good quality, but they are not the best choice if you’re looking for some more dynamic shots.
Michael Martin Photography is one of the best options out there when it comes to wedding photography. He’s able to work in a lot of different environments and having a lot of packages to choose from.
- 50 years of business
- Multiple types of wedding packages available
- Able to work with outdoor and indoor photography
- Have a range of other types of services from drone shots to photo restoration
- Shorter operating hours
- Not a lot of props or style variation in portrait photography
Went the Extra Mile
I had a great experience dealing with Michael Martin Photography. Michelle Martin went the extra mile to help me out and locate my lost graduation picture in her digital archive. I got my graduation pictures done in campus along with many other students on the graduation day (thousands of students). I lost my receipt so I thought that it would be very difficult to find my photo, however Michelle went the extra mile to find it. She was also very accommodating with my time availability. I am very happy with the service and I highly recommend their work. -Elvia Ape
A Pleasure to Deal With
Thanks a million to Shane for our beautiful wedding photographs & album. He was fantastic on our wedding day making it very relaxed. Shane and Niamh are a pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend them -Mary Vithalani
3. Ayesha White Photography
Newborn Sessions, Birthday Sessions
Milestone Sessions, Mini Sessions
|ADDRESS||6 Market Pl, Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick|
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PHONE: +353 83 856 8417
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: Open 24 Hours
Ayesha White Photography specializes in capturing the gentleness and affection of families in each of the pictures.
We think that they’re one of the most well-rounded options out there especially for new and expectant parents because of their combination of services. From newborn photography to their milestone sessions, they help families mark significant events.
They’re your best bet if you’re looking for a photography studio that can help you fill up your albums with pictures of your child’s growth.
On top of this, we find the quality of their pictures to be excellent. They use props and sets very creatively and tastefully, capturing an elegant ambience.
Previous customers have also noted how pleasant their experience was with them. Ayesha is very professional and has a great eye for detail and guidance, able to guide subjects calmly and peacefully.
We highly recommend checking out her portfolio, as we were impressed by the atmosphere of ease she was able to create.
However, take note that her birthday sessions are limited to one package type. Her other categories of studio sessions do feature multiple packages with features like varying set ups and prints.
They also have milestone and mini sessions, which we find excellent for more seasonally themed photoshoots. This pairs great with their newborn sessions as customers can have all of their family and children’s photos taken by them.
Ayesha White Photography offers the perfect combination of services for new families, including high quality photographs that are refinedly done.
- Excellent use of props and styling
- Great with kids and babies
- High quality portraits for more seasonal occasions like Christmas or Valentines
- All in one stop for mothers and families with their selection of options
- Not a lot of variation in birthday sessions packages
- Newborn sessions are limited to babies up to 4 weeks old
Absolutely love our newborn photoshoot pictures with Ayesha. We also got an Absolutely gorgeous sibling photo too & we will 100% be back for another. Ayesha had our images ready in no time for us to view & kept me in the loop every step of the way. She is amazing!!! -Rachel McCormack
Amazing Pictures and a Relaxing Photoshoot
Ayesha was amazing from the initial booking to the days leading up to and after the shoot! The shoot itself was very relaxing, she done what she needed to do and we just waited our turn to get family pictures done, she was fantastic! Her assistant was brilliant with our little girl and our newborn too, it was an absolute pleasure to be there. The pictures are just amazing too! Would highly recommend her. -Rebecca Hackett
4. Posie Photography Studio
Photoshoots: Maternity, Newborn
Cake Smash, Family;
Sitter Session, Popup Station
|ADDRESS||148 Maiden St, Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick|
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PHONE: +353 69 66762
Posie Photography Studio offers a great photo taking experience, producing simple yet elegant pictures for families.
Taking a look at their selection of services, they make a great one-stop-shop for expectant families. From maternity all the way to birthdays and family shoots, customers will find it convenient that they cater to plenty of significant childhood events.
We would also like to highlight their photography style. They’re able to create more effortless and modest pictures through their soft editing and lighting.
We like that they don’t use as many props which allows the subject of the photos, mostly children, to really shine. Many customers have also noted that they had a great time during their sessions, citing Posie’s excellent guidance and friendliness.
If you’re looking for simpler styles of baby and family photographs, we highly suggest checking out their gallery of photos.
Admittedly, they do usually offer only one to two variations in terms of packages which we wish were more customizable. However, the pricing is very reasonable.
We also suggest beforehand to take a good look at the information regarding their cancellation policies and recommended booking times. These may be slightly stricter so it would be best to prepare ahead.
Posie Photography Studio is a great option for those who are looking for photos that take the simpler approach but with expert guidance from the photographer.
- Simple and soft style for their newborn photography
- Highly recommended by customers for their quality of output
- Give great guidance to the customers for posing during the studio sessions
- Good amount of options for babies and young children
- Much stricter in scheduling and booking appointments
- Less variation in packages
Could not be Happier
I cannot recommend Posie Photography enough! We did a Newborn/ Family photoshoot with Katie, who was amazing with our 3 week old. The photos were gorgeous and we could not be happier. They are a great reminder of such an amazing time. 100% recommend and we will be back! -Niamh OMahoney
Beautiful Mother and Daughter Photos
We visited the fabulous Posie Photography Studio just before Christmas. Katie and her colleague were absolutely fantastic with my 8 month old daughter who had been teething. They were so patient and the whole session felt very relaxed and we really enjoyed it as an experience. Katie also took the most beautiful and tasteful breastfeeding portrait which I initially felt really awkward doing and thought I would hate it, but it is one of my favourite pictures and it captured mammy and baby perfectly. I will treasure it always. Thank you Katie and Co. -Belinda O’Keeffe
5. JustForYou Photography
Collections: Maternity, Newborn
Standard Session, Smash
Simple Us, Fine Art, Communion
|ADDRESS||6 Cornmarket Row, Limerick|
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JustForYou Photography impressed us with their range of photoshoot collections to choose from, varying in occasions and styles utilized.
Aggie Laprus opened the studio back in 2015 and has now become a mentor to other newborn photographers. A family woman at heart, she aims to capture other newborns and families with the same affection and care as she does with her own.
We think customers will greatly appreciate their attitude and approach to the sessions. Many previous customers expressed how friendly and warm she is during the photoshoots.
This is especially important when it comes to taking studio pictures of children and babies. Customers can rest easy knowing their kids are in good hands at JustForYou Photography.
On top of this, we were very impressed by the range of different collections they had to offer. Aside from maternity and newborn shoots, they also offer sessions for communion, simpler styles, and fine arts portraits.
Customers who are looking for a studio that is versatile in terms of styling and aesthetics will really be pleased with what JustForYou Photography has to offer.
However, we advise checking out the price information of their services beforehand, as some add-ons are slightly pricier.
For individuals as well looking to avail of the mentoring sessions, take note that Aggie Laprus can only accept previous students under specific conditions.
JustForYou Photography proves to be an excellent candidate for different types of photoshoots as they are very versatile and offer a friendly customer experience.
- Have worked with a lot of props and themes
- Can work with both simpler and more dynamic styles
- Friendly and approachable, helps the customer feel at ease
- Have a lot of different package levels to choose from
- Slightly pricier packages and add ons
- Strict requirements on those who can avail of her mentoring sessions
Professional, Warm and Friendly
Ive been with Aga a few times over the years, she is very professional but also very warm and friendly. My children love her! She even managed to get ‘Newborn’ photos with my 4 month old that was born during the shutdown over covid. She is amazing -Kate Foley
Made Us Feel at Ease
Aga took my daughters newborn pictures. She was professional and so sweet. She made us feel at ease and when she was with my daughter, she treated her like she was her own. I wouldn’t go anywhere else to get pictures done. -Michelle O Brien
FAQs about Photography
Every special occasion is personal so we hope our list helps you in finding the photographer that can really capture the distinct characteristics. If you would like to read more, we also have an article on the best wedding venues in Ireland.