Kind words


Tara Donoghue Photography, Kilshane House bride and groom Samantha and Paul Brady

I’d seen a photo online of another persons wedding and instantly loved the vibrancy, fun and irish-ness captured in it. I said then, that’s the kind of photograph you’d have on your wall and forever be proud of – a talking point for every guest you ever have over. I dragged Paul to come to a wedding show at the silver springs hotel in Cork and after fighting though the number of photographers promising to ‘bring the banter’ and offering us heart shaped diamante USB sticks I called it quits and had had enough. Mr Brady, in his ever calming manner persuaded me to look upstairs and then I saw the photo and instantly recognised Tara from some online stalking I did of your website.

Meeting you guys was a breath of fresh air and as soon as we booked you I knew we had made the best decision we could ever hope to make. Aside from the venue itself, you guys were so important to us and instrumental to the whole day. I feel like we were trying to absorb it all and never got a chance to thankyou for everything.

Tara, you were so much fun and Dave dealt so brilliantly in getting people together and getting my Dave to shut up and do what he’s told!! Our guests were singing your praises and our co-ordinator afterwards said you were one of the best photographers they’d had at Kilshane.

We’re so excited to see the photos and know our friends and family are too – just on the back of meeting you and seeing how insanely talented and spookily good at weather forecasting you both are. I’d never been a bridesmaid nor Paul a best man so we’d never had the privilege of spending a morning in full prep for a wedding or even to be in the photos. I was a little lost and nervous so again, thankyou for steering me though and catching all the things I probably had missed or forgot to ask you for photos of.

Wishing you both all the best and for the arrival of your little one!

Love and best wishes

Mr and Mrs Brady

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Siobhan and Matthew Burt

Thank you so much Tara & Dave for capturing our precious day, you were both amazing to work with and put us at ease throughout the day! Tara & Dave were extremely knowledgeable, attentive and considerate with any requests we had. We cannot tell you how pleased we are with our photos and the fact that they have now turned into memories we can keep forever. From day one when we met you both we were so impressed with your warm and friendly nature it completely put our minds at ease. Communication was brilliant, which was essential for us as we were planning the wedding from England and this continued into the days leading up to the wedding. In our pre-wedding shoot, the attention to detail and professionalism was clear to see and we knew we would get amazing photos on the day, whatever the weather! The fact they had already photographed a wedding at our venue also helped, as they already knew the best places for photos.

Dave came to the men in the morning whilst Tara went to the women and they stayed right through until the band came on that evening! This ensured we had afantastic selection of photos as the day progressed and we received great feedback from guests on how lovely they both were.

Do not hesitate to book these for your wedding, they are an amazing couple and will not let you down. You will not be disappointed! Once again thank you so much Tara & Dave, we cannot wait to receive our wedding album now.

Bride and Groom Bradley's head, Sydney. Harbour bridge

Hannah and Blair Vincent
Tara and Dave were such a special presence on our wedding day. As a bride, I found Tara’s gentle manner, practical support and enthusiasm so helpful and life-saving. I was stunned by the way she made me laugh and feel beautiful when I was pretty stressed and nervous. She got a long so well with all my bridesmaids and family which really put me at ease. I felt that everyone was so comfortable with both Dave and Tara, which was probably related to them taking the time to come and meet the bridal party and family etc, before the wedding day – at things like our rehearsal. I loved the photos and feel that they really portray the love and joy that was present on the wedding day – even capturing some of the unexpected and funny moments of the day that were not planned at all. I feel that their photos reflect an Tara’s understanding of what really matters to me and my husband – the people, the promises and the laughter that filled our wedding.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grainne Quirke & Maurice Foley
We chose Tara and Dave as they had done a family wedding and we loved how they just blend into the background, no pressure and make you feel comfortable. They are a great team, very friendly and most of all fun. Our pictures are amazing, way past our expectations, its extremely hard to pick photos for the album we just want them all. Would highly recommend them, thank you for capturing our wedding day Grainne & Maurice X


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Jayne O Keefe and Shaun Scammell
Tara is an amazing photographer, so much so she converted my husband from hating having his photo taken to actually enjoying it! She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera by having fun and taking a personal interest in us. On the day they went above and beyond any photographer’s call of duty by helping the boys to get ready and coming up with quirky fun ideas for shots. We were amazed with how quickly the images were ready and needless to say they were perfect. We have been and will be recommending Tara to everyone we know.


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Triona Mangan and Sean Leahy
Sean and I got married on the 29th August 2014 and we are so glad we chose Tara and Dave as our photographers, from our 1st meeting we felt relaxed and assured that we wouldn’t have to worry about anything on the day, and we didn’t, in the end we felt as though they were part of the family! They went above and beyond their call of duty in so many ways, we can’t thank them enough and we are thrilled with the end result! We would highly recommend Tara and Dave to anyone for their big day xxxxx


Bride and Groom standing on the pier at Killarney lakes

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Mulvihill and Phillip Coe

Tara and Dave are absolutely brilliant and we cant recommend them highly enough from the first meeting we were just put at ease and we felt like we knew them for years x we loved the photos from the big day and they made it so much fun. It goes to show how professional Tara was as she battled through the photos with a sprained ankle. Thank you both for capturing wonderful memories of our day xxx


Bride and groom under an umbrella in the rain.

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Kerin and Tomás O Shea 
Tara and Dave were our photographers at our wedding in Gougane Barra in October. For such a small church, we barely knew they were there. Weather wasn’t great on the day, but that didn’t bother Tara or Dave and we have some fabulous photos in the rain. We had a small wedding with a big party the day after. Tara had a beautiful photo slideshow ready to share with our guests. It really was a highlight of the party. Tara and Dave were a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend them. Katie & Tomás


Bride and groom dancing in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Mulder and John Lynch
Planning a wedding from the states could have been a challenge but Tara made it so easy. She Skyped with us to plan and made us feel comfortable with everything (hard to do for those who don’t really like pictures of themselves). She allowed us to be ourselves on the day, avoiding awkward poses and instead captured our best candid moments. We were so lucky to find Tara (and her assistant and husband Dave!)


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Kathryn and Brian
Tara & Dave from the first time we met them were so nice and professional. They listen to what we wanted and they delivered every request. I would highly recommend them. Love my pics!


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Gemma and Gearoid Keane
Tara and Dave were amazing !! They felt more like one of the guest then any normal photographer, we wanted a very relaxed feel to our wedding and not someone lurking in the background taking pictures. They really got involved with our guests and made them feel very at ease. As for the pictures I couldn’t have been happier with the results, this is the one day of your life were you want to look, feel amazing and you want your pictures to capture that which Tara and Dave really did. They couldn’t have done any more to make myself my husband and all of the guest feel comfortable. We were all worried my father was not going to make it on time due to flying from London later then expected due to my brother being in hospital, it was extremely stressful for me already not having my brother but worrying about my dad also but Tara made me feel so relaxed and helped me to enjoy our special day and cherish every moment and for that I am forever thankful. They both made a great effort to get to know everyone and really get involved with the wedding. They are both so talented and thought up some very memorable photos that myself and Gearoid will cherish forever. Thank you so much Tara and Dave your amazing !!!!! (and so are your photos). x


Brides veil blowing

Christine and Liam

Tara and Dave are absolutely amazing. From the very start they put us right at ease. We did an engagement shoot which really helped settle any nerves. They were able to provide the right amount of direction. On the morning of the wedding they fitted in perfectly and added to the excitement. In the church they were so discreet and yet managed to capture fabulous shoots. We really enjoyed doing our photos after the wedding, it was so much fun. I can’t recommend Tara and Dave enough.


Kristine Brosnan and Micheal Broderick
Myself and Michael can’t thank Tara and David enough. We had our wedding the 31 st of December 2013, what a day we had with them. We felt so relaxed they went above and beyond our expectations. I don’t think I have laughed so much! We highly recommend them both what a team they made… They even managed to keep our twins quiet and entertained for every photo! There are not enough words I can use to describe how professional , friendly and how relaxed we were.. So thank you guys xxxxx


Siobhain Carlin and Matt Colbourne
Tara was the photographer at our wedding last yr, from our first meeting i knew Tara would be playing a great part in our day. Living in Australia it was extra hard picking people to make our day perfect however she instantly put us both at ease. Our pre wedding shoot and our actual wedding day weather wise couldn’t have been any more different but one thing remained the same – was how relaxed we felt. A lot of photographers we spoke with had very set ideas but Tara and Dave make you feel part of the team and actually listen to what their couples are looking for – because all couples are looking for something unique to them and that was important to us, trying to capture our personalities as well as the wedding. Our album arrived recently and to say we love it would be an understatement. We are back in Ireland towards the end of the yr and cannot wait for Tara to capture the next chapter in our lives. Siobhain and Matt (ps Dave’s pretty awesome to0!).


Sinead O Shea and Patrick Fogarty
Tara was a gem from the beginning and I really can’t say enough for her. We would be considered a couple that were both camera shy. We met up with Tara and right from the start she put us at ease. She was very accommodating. We knew she was the one for us. On the morning of the big day, Tara glided around our house and captured the most beautiful photos of my nieces and nephew (not easy to catch two, three and four year olds) On the day, thanks to Tara we have beautiful memories with our beautiful photos.


Aoife Whelan and Brendan Moynihan 
From our first meeting with Tara we knew she was “the one”. Warm and welcoming, she was always at the end of the phone and nothing was too big of an ask. Tara is lively fun and energetic and her fantastic work reflects these great qualities immensely. We were completely at ease the day of our wedding, Tara and Dave blended perfectly, never in your face like I have heard of many photographers. There was no rushing, we were as relaxed as if it were any normal day. It’s fantastic to have a photographer who will listen to what you want, your ideas for your big day and improve on them with her suggestions, there is a lot to be said for the expert eye of Tara. We can honestly, hand on heart, say that we have found our family photographer and can’t wait for our next celebration so Tara can capture our precious memories. We are so so looking forward to getting our wedding pictures back, we have every confidence they will be amazing and if our pre-wedding shoot is anything to go by we will be lucky to have any wall space left! Tara and Dave, we are privileged and honoured to have got to know you and to have had ye as our photographers. Thank you, thank you, thank you xxx Aoife, Brendan & Katie


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Elaine and Ruairi

“We cant possibly thank Dave and Tara for all their help on our wedding day.  Tara was fantastic on the morning of the wedding, she made sure that we had all of our preparations done in time to allow us to be able to sit down and relax for 5 minutes before the wedding, and in hindsight it was so important!!  She was like an unofficial bridesmaid for me helping me with my dress!!  Dave was great with all of our families, everybody was complimenting him on how mannerly and unobtrusive he was with all of our guests.  Our pictures are just fantastic, they caught every moment of the day.  i thought that Dave would have problems with my husband being uncomfortable in front of the camera, but he made him feel so at ease.  Its no easy task to get pictures of loads of children, but they captured the most beautiful pictures of our two boys, they are absolute treasures to keep forever.  they were both so wonderful, they absolutely made our day!!”