From Newmarket-on-Fergus and now based in Ennis Co Clare, I began as a landscape photographer, documenting my travels as a member of Lord of the Dance. What began as a hobby is now a passion and profession, progressing into portrait, wedding and commercial photography over the last few years. In my spare time I'm found on the coast and I like to incorporate the stunning Irish landscape into my photographic work.
I work as a freelance photographer, working on location. I also have a portable studio for those that want a studio look to their images and this can be set up in your home/other location.
My style is relaxed and unobtrusive, for weddings the emphasis is kept on the happy couple, their guests and the day. Special family occasions are all about the little moments, a glance, a smile and I'm there to document these. Some of my awards and nominations particularly in the area of wedding photography are listed below.
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Brides of Limerick Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Wedding Photo in the Brides of Limerick Magazine' | Winner 2016 (more here)
Brides of Limerick Wedding Industry Awards 'Wedding Photographer of the Year'
| Nominated 2016.
Mrs2Be Brides' Choice Awards 'Best Photographer' | Nominated 2016
Mrs2Be Brides's Choice Awards 'Best Photobooth Provider' | Nominated 2016
Weddings Online 'Photographer of the Year' | Nominated 2015
Mrs2Be Brides' Choice Awards 'Best Newcomer' | Highly Commended 2015 (more here)
Mrs2Be Brides' Choice Awards 'Best Photographer' | Nominated 2015
Camogie Association Media Awards | Nominated 2014
Travellerspoint 'Best of 2013' Photo Competition (Travel Photography) | Finalist (more here)
Wedding Photographer Clare, Limerick & Galway
Wedding Photography by Gary Collins
Gary Collins was truly professional at his work. He was there to guide us through our special day with great ease and allowed us to enjoy our day. Gary had sent us on pictures of different locations of where we could go for all kinds of weather, so this did not delay us on the day and we were able to fit in all locations to capture all special moments. Gary's calm and confident manner put us at ease from our initial meeting and he certainly didn't disappoint.
Written by: Ailish & Jonathan
5 / 5 stars
Intimate Wedding Photography
Thanks Gary. You did a fantastic job. Photos look great. You really made us feel relaxed on the day. We would highly recommend you!
Written by: Ashley & Chris
5 / 5 stars