Some photographic client testimonials which I are very proud to show...
Cora and Sean Testimonial - October 28th, 2016 Wedding.
"Aidan completed the photography for our wedding in October. We only booked him a few weeks beforehand after receiving a recommendation. What an excellent recommendation it was. We wanted an easy going photographer to do a documentary style shoot, with minimal amount of time spent posing and maximum amount of time with our guests. Aidan listened and understood our requirements from the outset. He is a consummate professional, with a fantastic manner. Family commented how easy he was to have around the house as he was not at all imposing in our space. He created a very relaxed atmosphere. The end result was excellent photos, which we were very happy with. When I printed some of them out, the printer asked me who the photographer was, as he said it was abnormal for a wedding photographer to provide so many consistently high quality shots. I would highly recommend Aidan as a wedding photographer."
Lesley ann & stevie, june 3rd 2016
"I couldn't recommend Aidan highly enough as a wedding photographer. Aidan is very relaxed and was a pleasure to deal with, from our first initial phone call to the moment he left our wedding, wishing us all the best. He is so professional and was completely unobtrusive on the day. The photographs turned out absolutely beautiful, so natural and just really captured the atmosphere of the day, and we will honestly treasure them forever!"
WEDDING - CAITRIONA AND mAURICE, 7TH NOVEMBER 2015
"Aidan was a pleasure to deal with from our very first meeting and we really cannot recommend him highly enough. We felt so relaxed on our wedding day with Aidan and at no point in time did we feel under pressure to pose or take the same shot many times. Aidan was everywhere on the day but more often than not I had no idea where he was as he was so unobtrusive. I think that is his greatest skill – to get the perfect photo that you didn’t even realise he was taking. If you want a really skilled photographer to capture the beautiful moments of your day and your nearest and dearest, without ever feeling or often seeing a camera pointed at you, then Aidan is the perfect photographer for you."
Paul & Deirdre - Family Shoot, June 2016
"We are delighted with the photos, there are some fantastic shots in there, particularly some of the black and whites of the kids walking on the tree lined paths. Really appreciate the time you gave on the day to get all the shots in. I will get downloaded over the weekend and let you know when done. Paul & Deirdre."
Martina & Marco - Wedding Album 2016
"Aidan, the photo album turned out fantastic - it's just beautiful & timeless. Thank you for everything & being so kind to us that day of our wedding & accomodating especially with my dad gone so recently at the time. You really helped make our day & the album of memories is just so perfect. I'll give you a shout later prob Sept/early Oct to take make arrangements for some family portraits of Marco, Anna, Jamie & I. I might also get a few wedding photos framed for the house once we've more time to look through them again. Take care & have a lovely summer. Thanks so much, Martina & Marco."
Jacinta lambert - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, medtronic, april 2016
"Hello Aidan, Just wanted to let you know I had seen the ACCA proposed articles and photos, thanks for being so patient with me and pictures look really well thanks to you, Jacinta Lambert."
orla collins - Chief risk officer, standard life , MAY 2016
Thanks again for being so supportive on Monday and for getting me to do something I really hate - having a photo taken! Your calm and reassuring approach made it all so easy. Saying that I am dying to see the final shots (as is my mum), Orla Collins.
SINEAD TROY - CORPORATE HEAD SHOTS
The most organised, down to earth, talented photographer I've ever worked with. Not only that, his skill at relaxing you, whilst taking the most amazing photos is highly unique. Not only would I recommend Aidan time and time again, but I'll be booking him for any project I do that needs a photographer..
WEDDING - Alison and shane
From the minute we meet Aidan he put my husband and I at complete ease. My husband is quite camera shy and not one for posing so Aidan's natural approach worked brilliantly and we cannot be happier with our pictures, we especially love the pictures of the congegration in the church and of the speeches. We cannot recommend Aidan more highly.
WEDDING - Aileen and mick
Your wedding photos are so precious, all those moments that are fleeting, the laughs, the tears, close friends, families gathering. Aidan didn't only capture the 'posed' moments, he captured the ones that we never saw on the day.Being able to see all the bits you miss is so special. Each and every picture had a story to tell. We couldn't have asked for more. Aidan was discreet, patient, fun and friendly. He knew how to get the best out of everyone, young and old, and ladies,most importantly, he knows your best angles! Aidan is a top photographer and I guarantee if you take him on you an scratch that one worry off your list. Aileen
WEDDING - DAVE AND JAMIE
Aidan has an excellent eye that really captures the unique pictures that will ultimately be framed on your wall. Aidan worked with us in advance of our wedding to find out our preferences and guided us through the whole process. He really captured the special moments that we will remember forever! We trusted him completely, even when we trekked off the beaten path for our photography adventure, but it was those moments together as a newly married couple that Aidan did his best work and made us feel so comfortable we almost forgot we were getting our photographs taken!
WEDDING - CAROLINE CARROLL,
From the moment I got engaged, Apart from the dress my main focus was my photographs, with my Dad having shown me Aidan's website and photographs, I knew it was him I wanted to take my pictures. I loved how he captured all the little details from gems on a table to him simply standing in the background but managing to capture the love and excitement in a room without having to place people and force a pose. Upon speaking to Aidan i told him that i wanted all the details of my day captured, the small things that would go un-noticed to other photographers. When we spoke I told him of a fabulous Yellow rapeseed-oil field not too far from my venue, Aidan contacted the owners and asked if we could use it for our pictures. Aidan arrived early the morning of the wedding, and was so quiet and un-intrusive in the house capturing the joy and the small details, He then headed to the church and like before during the ceremony he was so quiet and fast taking shots we didn't realize were taken until we received our disks. At our hotel Aidan brought along a gold photo frame and props, which our guests had so much fun standing with to take photos in (it doesn't sound a lot but the pictures were fab, still to this day I have people asking me where i got the frame) Aidan stayed well into the night making sure everything was captured. The next day i received a few shots in an email, EVERYONE loved them and couldn't get over the quality. When it came to ordering our wedding album there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing but that was on my part as i wanted things so specific and certain pictures and backgrounds per page, it was worth the wait, Aidan surpassed my expectations in the work that went into my album and the time he spent throughout our whole journey, I have nothing but good things to say about Aidan-Oliver and he gets the highest recommendations from myself, my husband and our family and friends. I wish him every success and luck in the future!!!
WEDDING - CATHERINE & DEREK, AUGUST 2014
After talking to Aidan on the phone I was 100% sure he understood exactly what we were looking for in a photographer for our wedding. We wanted natural, carefree shots to capture the day and atmosphere. We also have 4 boys and wanted so creative shots of them too. Our venue was Leixlip manor & Gardens and the day was beautiful, warm and sunny. I hardly noticed Aidan taking pictures during the ceremony he was so discrete, even the guests commented how he just floated about the room. Amazing. In the limited time he had before the meal he took the most amazing shots of the day and when we look at them we can feel the butterflies in our stomachs and the buzz of the day all over again. Aidan was so good to work with, gave excellent advise. A Cool and calm guy that I would most definitely recommend. Best of luck to him for the future, he has given us some great memories we can look at over and over. Catherine & Derek Finegan Married 14th August 2014
The Sales Institute - 2015 National Conference
Just a quick note to thank you for the fantastic gallery of shots that we now have from Wednesdays event. They are the best we have had from any event. A really good mix of ‘meet & greet’, crowd, close up’s and I love the ones of the people around the target all blurred.
WEDDING - Eva and GAVIN - October 2014
“One of the best decisions we made throughout planning our wedding was Aidan. Unlike almost everything else from the wedding – the photos Aidan gave us will last us forever. He caught the tone of the day perfectly, capturing the atmosphere and the many moments that made our day unique, some that I wasn’t even aware took place. I can’t imagine when I will get tired of looking at the photos.
Throughout the day Aidan was a pinnacle character, someone who calmed me after the ceremony and made me laugh, a friend almost, I found great solace in our time taking pictures with him. In fact, looking back on the whole day, the time I had with Gavin taking our couple’s shots – this was the high-light of the whole day for me. It was a very special intimate time, and Aidan gave us encouragement whilst giving us our space. At one point we forgot he was even there taking pictures….we actually couldn’t find him…but then we spotted him in the distance through the reeds capturing every minute. We had a great laugh about that – which of course he captured too."
So if you want a fun photographer, that is very easy going, that has an immense talent and a very creative eye….Aidan is your guy.”
WEDDING - Janine and graham - JUly 2014
I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for the amazing work you did taking photos at our wedding last week.
We were really impressed & so grateful that you did such a thorough job - thank you so much. Everyone commented on how brilliant & thorough & professional you were, and I don't know how you managed to whip us all into shape so effortlessly! Both our families were singing your praises the next day!
I wanted to ask you if we could return the favour by writing you a recommendation or quote to use on your website, and also if I could suggest to the wedding venue to add you to their list of preferred photogaphers? I will also be giving glowing reviews to anyone who will listen!
And I hope your old film camera was ok after it's fall?
Thanks again Aidan - you were really so amazing, and I hope Graham & I can get to see yourself and Mo socially again really soon too."
Very warm wishes,
Janine & Graham x"
wedding - Helen and Alan - October 2014
"Up until I met Aidan I never liked getting my photograph taken. Thanks to him all that has changed. We got married in October 2014 and had viewed many photographers websites but what we loved about Aidan’s was how he managed to capture “that special moment”. From the first time I spoke with Aidan on the phone he made me feel at ease.
Aidan was a pleasure to work with and his professionalism was outstanding. Everyone commented on this and on how relaxed he made them feel throughout the day.
We were so excited when we received our photos. Aidan captured our day like a story through his amazing photographs. He managed to capture so many special moments not only of us but of our friends and family, in particular the kids. Aidan had a special way with them and took the most amazing photo of them jumping mid air which I plan to give them all for Christmas as they haven’t stopped talking about it.
I can honestly say there is not one photo that I don’t like. So we would like to thank Aidan again for the fantastic job covering our Wedding Photography.
We would highly recommend Aidan to any couple looking for a wedding photographer or indeed any special occasion. He was absolutely fantastic and really cared about getting us the shots we wanted. You only get one chance to capture those moments on your special day, so I'm glad we left ours in such safe hands!"
Michael Brosnan - January 2014
Management Committee Member at HedgeServ
Aidan provided the art work on a recent industry profile for me. He was punctual, very efficient and a super nice guy. Made the process very relaxed and I would highly recommend him.
Anne Talbot - July 2013
PR & Events Consultant
Aidan recently carried out a photo shoot with my 2 year old son. In the initial consultation he explained that taking the photographs outside the studio would produce a better picture, not only are toddlers fast movers but they are easier to work with when distracted! Aidan suggested that we visit Marley Park, located in South County Dublin. The park is a wonderful place and proved to be the perfect destination. The photographs that I received back from Aidan are magical! I highly recommend Aidan as a photographer; he has a natural way with kids and a great technique in capturing the moment. Kids grow up too fast so I am delighted to have these pictures to frame, admire and treasure forever. I will certainly be using Aidan in the future for more kiddie pics. Thanks Aidan.
Enda Ruxton - April 2013
Owner, Greentherm Ltd
A good professional photographer's value is the ability the see things in a way that others in there day to day business cannot see. Aidan has worked for my company on numerous occasions and has always managed to do exactly that. His technical background has proven a real asset in understanding what we do and translating that value into photographic images.
Christine Feely - April 2013,
Mature Student seeking opportunities at Dun Laoghaire V.E.C. Adult Learning Centre
Met Aidan at a networking event. Friendly, very knowledgeable of the subject. As I'm just the usual holiday / special events kind of photographer and don't have the terminology - Aidan answered my questions in a simple understandable manner.
I had a nice photo that didn't quite have the "X Factor". Aidan formatted (photoshopped ??) it and when I got it bac
Michael Cullen - January 2012
Editor at Marketing.ie
Aidan provides an excellent service, is dependable and courteous.
Susan Forrest - November 17, 2011
Marketing Co-Ordinator at The Hope Foundation
Aidan is an excellent photographer with a creative and imaginative style and a keen eye for detail. He is extremely professional and reliable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aidan.
Robert Seale - October 2010
Photographic Sales @ One Photographic
"We hired Aidan for a recent marketing campaign and found him to
be highly organised and creative.
I would have no hesitation recommending Aidan as he is very
professional about his work,executes his service efficently and above
all takes great pride obtaining the final result.
Aileen Galvin - September 2010
Group Head of Marketing, Communications and Corporate Development - PRESS UP Entertainment Group
Aidan has worked on a number of photography jobs for Entertainment Architects and his work has been excellent, very creative which is a huge bonus when trying to get shots to land at press. He is also great to work with, which is a great asset in a stressful environment. He is also very reasonable in his pricing. I would recommend Aidan for both business and personal...more
Tony McPoland - August 2010
Chairman| Independent Non-Executive Director| Business Advisor
Aidan took tremendous photgraphs of our children for me which were a fabulous Christmas gift for my wife and wider family including grandparents. They were thoughtful and imaginative and the children were very much at their ease when he was working with them. The "jump up and down madly" photo he took which I have in my office is admired on a daily basis
Wedding - Thomas and Megan - June 2010
Aidan comes highly recommended. His pictures of our wedding were amazing and we did not notice him around, only when it came to doing the family shots which were over in a flash. The album is now the centerpiece of our sitting room and we relive the day each time we look at it. Thanks so much.
Working with Aidan was very pleasant. He took amazing photographs, turning a simple seminar into an exquisite event. Thank you again Aidan, we all are more than delighted with the work you have done. We won’t hesitate to call you back if we organise another event in Dublin.
St Laurences National School - Mildred Healy - January 2010
Our National School contacted Aidan to take a School Group Photo and also individual photos for purchase by each family. Aidan has a great rapport with children, puts them instantly at ease and as a result he gets great photos . Parents were very happy with the end result and commented how different these school photos were in relation to photos from previous years. In the school we were very happy with the professional way Aidan dealt with the whole process from the beginning to end. We will be using his services again in the future!
I'm absolutely thrilled with my Christmas present. The photographs are, without any shadow of a doubt, the best professional photographs I've had done - by a mile. I think most of all it was how you've captured the love between my two daughters that got me in the end - hence the happy tears.... Thank You.
Children Portraits - John Bermingham - November 2009
We wanted great pictures of our family, and specifically, our two children aged five and eighteen months. We were delighted with Aidan's approach from start to finish, both the day of shooting and the follow up later. Professional but friendly and easygoing. However most importantly, we were delighted with the finished product. Aidan took the time to make the children very relaxed and the photographs reflected their natural expressions - this is exactly what we wanted. At what we felt was a extremely reasonable price we would not hesitate in recommending Aidan to anyone'.
Aidan Weldon interpreted our brief perfectly and even went beyond what we expected, delivering fantastic photographs. He captured the images we needed while at the same time adding his own distinct creative touch to each photographic setting. He was able to bring out the natural beauty and dynamism of the people in each photo while also driving home our key messages through thoughtful setup and editing. It was great to work with someone who cares so much about the quality of their work.
Wedding - Tommy and Denise - July 2008
I just wanted to say we're absolutely delighted with the album, you done a fantastic job. Everyone who see's it says how natural the photos are. We'll keep you in mind for our family photos, when we have completed the clan!.
Wedding - Francis and Liz - July 2008
Our experience with Aidan was delightful. Well before the wedding he took time to understand us and our vision for our wedding. So from the outset, he wanted it to be our day and meet our need without failing to advise us where necessary. This highly personalized service was greatly appreciated.
On the day of the wedding, his presence was non-intrusive and respectful, and his commitment and professionalism truly heartening. He was always pleasant and friendly with everyone and got the best out of us all. But most importantly, we got what we were looking for: a fantastic album with a high level of creativity and an unusual personal touch.
Wedding - Peter and Dawn - May 2008
Peter and I (Dawn) wish to thank you for the most memorable photographs of our wedding. The photography took our wedding to the next level. From our first meeting with you, you listened and advised with an open mind. We felt so comfortable in front of the camera and love the way you never made us pose in the usual stances I have seen in many albums. We had so much fun and were so relaxed on the day as was depicted in the photo's. Aidan your preparation and imagination is inspiring, as many of the guests that have seen the album are astounded at the artistry in which the photo's are presented.
Many thanks.............Dawn and Peter
Wedding - Clayton and Rae - 2008
Aidan Oliver is very professional photographer. He took all of our photographic requests with energy and enthusiasm. Aidan is wonderful with young children and is very patient. He has a very good eye for what looks great and once the day is over he is always in contact, updating you on your album.
Aidan has created a magical album which everyone is loves, we are very impressed.
Child Portraits - Denise - 2008
Sure! I looked up the internet and the golden pages online but I only had an interest in anyone with a website so that I could see sample photographs. Personally, I think there are a lot of people passing themselves off as photographers who have no real instinct for it!. So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw your photos, I loved your creativity! You obviously have a natural talent and it was very handy that a guide to your prices were online too. So that's how I made my decision!
City Portraits - Dublin - 2011
I just wanted to let you know how happy Mark and I are with our pictures! I love the ones of us on the bridge and the black and white copy from the entrance of Trinity College. The colorful Bulmers graffiti made for a terrific background as well, really captured what I wanted from the downtown/pub area. We had a great vacation and thanks to the Dublin pictures a great souvenir to remember it :) If I know of anyone planning on visiting I’ll make sure to tell them about you!
Lisa and Mark “Day in Dublin”