I'm an Irish wedding photographer based in Galway. What started out as a hobby & a love of taking photos, later turned into a business where I now focus solely on wedding photography & teaching photography. I started my photography business with a simple goal in mind; "to provide images of the highest quality that surpass the expectations of my clients". I am a firm believer that what you get back is directly related to the effort put in. At each wedding, I try to reach that goal; I believe it's not good enough nowadays to become comfortable, because as soon as you start to become comfortable, you become irrelevant. Booking a wedding photographer is not just for one day, it's a complete service from the pre-wedding meeting, right through to the delivery of your fully edited photographs, the album design process and finally the delivery of your custom designed wedding album. You can expect to be in communication with me from 4 weeks prior to your wedding day when we have an in-person meeting, to about 4-5 weeks after your wedding date when your final products are delivered. I'll advice you on your days' timeline and take control on the day to ensure your day flows along as smoothly as possible, leaving you to enjoy your day with family & friends. I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in my packages & pricing details, to make it easier to get in touch, you may use this wedding contact form.

Behind the camera...
I'm relaxed, I don't fuss & I don't stress. That’s critically important to the way I work with my couples. When shooting life events like a Wedding the ability to blend in as one of the guests in an invaluable asset as a photographer.

 

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Away from the camera...
I have a wonderful wife and two small boys who keep me busy. I love gadgets & gear but understand that all the gear in the world does not make you a better photographer, to that end I'm constantly striving to better my photography craft. I attend international workshops yearly to learn from some of the best photographers in the industry which has helped me to build up a client base of repeat customers.

Taking a photography lesson, here is some background info...
I take a "cut to the chase" approach with my private digital photography lessons & workshop classes. These classes are about "accelerated learning" on core topics. We focus on the core topics of exposure, metering, camera modes, composition & lighting etc. We take an in-depth look at each of these & then we'll get hands on to put it all into practice. I want you to understand why you choose certain settings as opposed to telling you which settings to use. Once you understand the "why" & understand what the camera is doing behind the scenes, your photography skills will improve immensely.
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Kind Words | "A true professional from the get go..."

We initially got in touch with Gerard after a friend had recommended him and loved the style of wedding photography he showcased on his website. Gerard was a true professional from the get go, from the initial meeting right through to final image & wedding album delivery.

We were delighted with his relaxed approach to shooting on the day as well as his manner with family & friends. He listened to our requirements & he captured our day beautifully with a mixture of natural candid moments & professionally taken pictures.

The album design process was extremely simple, from choosing our favourite images (we received over 1100 images in total) to picking the colour & materials for our wedding album. We got to see 3D versions of the book & box as well as an online version of our page layouts to flick through before ordering. We would highly recommend Gerard to any couple looking for a professional wedding photographer, thank you Gerard. 

Tom & Anne-Marie Loughrey

Behind the scenes photo of Gerard Conneely photographing a wedding at Galway Cathedral

Behind the scenes photo of Gerard Conneely photographing a wedding at NUIG

Behind the scenes photo of Gerard Conneely photographing a wedding at the Claddagh in Galway

Behind the scenes photos of Gerard Conneely photogrpahy

Hi, I'm Gerard, an experienced wedding photographer & photography teacher. I photograph weddings throughout Ireland & I'm based in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland.

I'd consider myself to be a people person, I know how to bring out the best in my couples & I take what I do very seriously, but you would never think so when working with me.

I've been photographing weddings for 6 years; my style is very much documentary in nature & I’ve found over the years the best way to capture beautiful moments is to let them occur naturally. Many love stories have unfolded in front of my cameras and it truly is an honour when a couple places their trust in me to document their day.

While some of my couples live only a few miles away, others plan their wedding from abroad & I place great emphasis on taking care of my couples both pre & post wedding. If you like the idea of a photographer who will guide you through each step from the pre-wedding meeting, the day itself & right through to delivering your printed story in an Italian handmade album, I'd love to hear from you...