Desserts table at a reception

TESTIMONIALS

from our couples:

TESTIMONIALS

Dressed up newlyweds walking hand in hand black and white wedding photo at Castleknock Hotel

Where do I start?!? Having Dena be our photographer on the day was an absolute pleasure. From our initial meeting over coffee to our engagement shoot right through to our wedding day the experience was tremendous.

Dena is an absolute perfectionist and her work and her portfolio speaks for itself. Ahead of our wedding, Dena travelled to our location to assess where best for lighting and shots for all weather occasions, so time was not wasted on the day looking for good spots.

On the day of the wedding, Dena was invisible and looking back over the photos I am in awe at some of the moments that were captured, because I simply do not remember the camera being there. Dena almost became an extra guest at the wedding, as she blended in with guests mixed and mingled and captured those candid moments of laughter and conversation that are often missed.

Would highly recommend Dena as a photographer for any big day!

Carol & Derek

Brida and groom facing each other

• After days of research on the internet and hours wasted back and forth with a handful of photographers, I was coming close to giving up until I stumbled across Dena! Within the first 2 minutes of our phone conversation, I knew she was the one! As I live in the UK, I knew little about the ins and outs of Dublin and Dena went above and beyond to help me make my secret proposal, perfect! She not only guided me but gave me a full virtual walkthrough of how the location looks and how I should execute my proposal! Even to the point of helping me figure out which knee I should get on as she secretly captures the moment from a vantage point! 

• As my experience with Dena was exceptional for the proposal, I knew I’d want her to capture the next 2 big milestones of my relationship, Nikkah (Signing of wedding documents) and Mehndi (Afterparty). As this was a traditional Pakistani Wedding, Dena asked all the right questions ahead of the events and intuitively made all the right calls on the days. She was respectful, efficient and managed to capture all of the key moments!

• Dena is easygoing, professional and meticulous in her research ahead of the events. She listens carefully and provides flexible guidance to her clients. Her turnaround time for the photographs is short but up to the high professional standard you’d expect. I cannot emphasise any more how pleased we are with the photographs from not one but three events! I would highly recommend working with Dena if you would like someone who can capture the essence of an event, the emotions in the air and the key moments that make an event special. Thank you Dena for not only being so professional but also now becoming a wonderful friend!
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Sultan & Marium

Caitriona and Jack's wedding at Roundwood House

I could not recommend Dena as a wedding photographer more. We found her profile online and although we had no prior knowledge of her work we could not have been happier with how things worked out! Dena was amazing to deal with from start to finish and of all the wedding vendors we engaged with we were most impressed by the professional, yet personal, service Dena provided. Dena made sure we were all on the same page regarding the style and types of photographs we wanted and helped us pull together a schedule for the day to ensure everything ran seamlessly and no shot was missed. Dena's non-intrusive, documentary style really suited what we were after. Guests commented that they barely saw Dena on the day and yet it feels like not a moment was missed in the fabulous images she captured. Dena was incredibly efficient and helpful post wedding and we are delighted with our final pictures and album. We have already recommended her to family and friends!

Julietta & Sam's love shoot outside a cafe captured by Dena Shearer

I cannot recommend Dena enough as a wedding photographer to future couples. Her style was exactly what we were looking for: a more documentary approach mixed with some traditional shots. Dena was able to capture the most important and emotional moments without us even realising she was there. She made us feel super relaxed and put us all at ease which was great on such an important day. After the photos with family and friends in the registry office, we went on a photoshoot in the streets of Dublin and WOW the photographs literally blew me away! They are all so natural and beautiful. Dena has truly exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much Dena for such great memories!!

- Julietta & Sam

wedding portrait of a couple dancing in Anne Street, Dublin city.

An exceptional day. Dena Shearer Photography is without a shadow of a doubt the easiest, most reliable and stress-free photographic service that a couple can hire for retaining their memorable day in a time capsule forever. An unforgettable day of an excellent photoshoot in the heart of Dublin city that really topped up the most joyful moments of our life. Dena has given us more than she said she would, from start to finish. Despite the pandemic restrictions, we made it.
Dena, we can never thank you enough. You ticked all the boxes including price competitiveness and efficiency.
While we wish Dena the best of luck we would highly recommend her top-class photographic services.
Thank you for being such a brilliant artist.

- John & Nina

newlyweds standing by the pool at Finnstown House

My husband and I were so lucky to have Dena take the photographs of our wedding in June. Dena is incredibly talented and took amazing shots of my husband and I as well as our families. She really captured the mood and even though I didn't have a videographer the photographs told the story of our wedding day. Dena is such a professional and I couldn't have chosen a nicer person to spend the day with our families. I would completely recommend the engagement photo shoot which was part of our package and was such a good way to get us ready for our wedding photos. The quality of the photos are first class and I couldn't believe that they were of me. I would 100% recommend Dena for your wedding photographs.

picture of family in the bedroom playing

We can't rate Dena highly enough. Dena's most recent visit was for our family shoot. The shots that she took we're simply amazing. She not only took super family shots but she also captured the moments in between. The laughter and love that she managed to catch was brilliant. I never thought it possible, that a photo could fill me with so much love and pride. These photos will be on our wall for a lifetime.

- Lucas & Ida

Sibeal and Rob's wedding, couple holding hands and smiling at each other

Dena was my wedding photographer in Bellinter House on 19.08.2017 and she was amazing from start to finish. She is so thorough and professional and the photos turned out absolutely STUNNING! I couldn't be happier with my choice of photographer and now I have the most gorgeous pictures that will last a lifetime. Thank you for everything Dena! xx

Aish & Paul's wedding at Kilronan Castle

Oh my god! We went to a coffee shop today for WiFi and your email came through. We spent 4 hours in the coffee shop in Bolivia eating cake, drinking coffee and going through the gallery. It was the best day!! :-) we loved each photo more than the last, they are stunning. It was like reliving the day all over again! It was so special to us because we got to enjoy all the little things you miss as the bride and groom on the day. Thanks so much for the amazing pics, you really are so talented.

Sarah and Dave's wedding photo

Dena, myself and Dave cannot thank you enough for the beautiful photos you took at our wedding! You managed to capture every moment and all of the action shots are incredible! We would 100% recommend you to all of our friends and family. Thanks again Dena.

- Sarah & Dave

Yvonne and Efka's wedding

We hired Dena to do our wedding photography back in June 2016. I can honestly say that we are so grateful that we have such amazing photographs to remind us of what a great day it was. We are delighted to have found such a great photographer, who was so easy to work with, and was so accomodating with regard to our requests.
Dena's shots really captured the essence of our wedding, the laughter, smiles, the dancing and the craic! They were EXACTLY what we wanted! No stuffy shots with unnatural posing and forced smiles. And we barely noticed the camera snapping us.
A lovely touch was our Engagement Shoot, which Dena offered as part of her very reasonably priced wedding package. It allowed us get a taste of what it was like to be in front of the camera, and to get a flavour of Dena's creativity and style.
Her cool, calm and collected personality allowed us to feel confident that Dena knew exactly what she was doing and wow did she deliver! From our first meeting to our last, Dena was such a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering booking a photographer for their wedding! Thank you Dena!!

- Yvonne & Efka

Anne & Sven's wedding

When we first saw Dena’s portfolio we were both struck by the naturalness and warm emotions that she captures in her photography and immediately decided that she was the photographer for our wedding. When we met in our local coffee shop to discuss the packages on offer Dena made everything simple. The Engagement Shoot was a great way to break the ice, especially if the concept of a camera pointed at you is a bit daunting like it is for us – we brought the dog, we had a laugh, and have some wonderful family photos. The day of the wedding was a whirlwind of excitement, but the photos Dena captured are timeless memories of precious moments. Dena is passionate about her photography and what she does, and it comes to light not just in her brilliant photos, but also in her professionalism, organisation, calmness and brilliant attitude – she enjoys her work and is a joy to work with – highly recommended!

Joe and Catherine's wedding shoot at Harvey's Point, Donegal

From the moment we sat down with Dena, we knew that she was the perfect photographer for our wedding. we wanted her to capture the moments as they unfolded rather than staged photographs. Thankfully Dena was on the same page as us and she enjoyed capturing the small subtle moments that only a good photographer can capture. We were able to enjoy our day whilst Dena snapped away. She was like a ninja, most of the time you didn't even realise she was there taking photographs. when we saw our photos, we were blown away by all that she managed to capture and the quality of all the photos. I couldn't recommend her any more highly.

- Joe & Catherine

Newborn baby with family photoshoot, Dublin

Dena was fantastic to deal with for our family photo shoot. She made us feel so relaxed and at ease. The photos were amazing and we are so delighted with them. Cannot recommend her enough, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with her. Hopefully we can work with Dena again for future events. Thank you so much Dena, we'll cherish the photos for years to come!

- Gillian

Newborn sleeping with roses besides, photograph captured by Dena Shearer

I first saw Dena's work when she was a photographer at my friends' wedding. She did such an amazing job for them, myself and Husband we're kicking ourselves we didn't know her for our wedding a few years previous. But when we had our 1st baby she was the only person in my mind to do our newborn shoot with. She came to our apartment, brought props and got us the most amazing photo's. She is such a lovely warm person & such a talented girl. I couldn't recommend her enough for any special event's you wanted captured.

- Jolene

Newborn Family photography

Dena has done 3 family shoots for us over the last 2 years. She's an absolute pleasure to deal with and so relaxing to have her around our home doing the shoots. She's a natural with children and has a real vision for what she wants to achieve. We'll only be hiring Dena for any future needs, we'd never consider anyone else. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Anne and Greg

Alison and Spenser's wedding portrait in Galway, Lisdinagh House

My husband and I had Dena shoot our wedding and she was fantastic. She captured all of the big moments and everything in between. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and got our photos to us really quickly!

- Alison & Spenser

Wedding Portrait at City Hall, Belfast

We like to say a huge Thank you to you Dena! Highly recommended your work, your experience and the attention to the smallest details. Many are seeing that have professional machine, but not many could have your point of view behind the any expensive lentil. Each photo we're looking is still full of emotions,so glad that we had the chance to have you for our ceremony.

- Mika & Marius

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