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Niall Coogan Photography

Castle Park, Termonfeckin, Co Louth
Reviews (31) 5/5
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Getting married is how it all started for me!  I didn't even own a camera on my wedding day but enjoyed the whole experience so much that within a year I was working with a photographer and out shooting weddings!  After several years training, I then started my own wedding photography business and it continues to go from strength to strength. 

My approach to weddings is simple - I want the couple to enjoy their day as much as I did mine.  To this end, I shoot in a relaxed, informal and fun way letting the couple's unique dynamic and personalities come to the fore.  A wedding day should be about the bride and groom (and not the photographer) so I try to keep them from their family and friends for as short a time as possible.

On the big day itself, I'm not just there to take pictures - I am also there to help, advise, give a gentle prod in the right direction, maybe even tie a Windsor knot or two.  I've even taken bridesmaids to the church a couple of times!

I'm based in Co Louth but travel far and wide to shoot weddings.  I usually shoot alone but can also provide a second photographer on request should it be required.


31 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Karen & Conor
Added 29th Aug 2021
Wedding 20th Jun 2021
Niall captured our wedding in June 2021. In the lead up he was very responsive to messages which was great. He was easy to be around on the day, captured some great natural moments and was a bonus bridesmaid constantly fixing my dress throughout the day!! We received our photos pretty soon after the wedding too. Overall, we were really happy we chose him as our photographer. Karen & Conor
Helen Desmond
Added 20th Jan 2020
Wedding 20th Jul 2020
We were delighted to have Niall photograph our wedding. He did a fantastic job and took really cool photos. He knew the style we wanted and really delivered on the day!
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Ah cheers Helen - it was an absolute pleasure working with you both.
Suzanne & Jamie
Added 23rd Mar 2019
Wedding 9th Nov 2018
Niall shot our wedding on a wet and wild day in November 2018. From the minute we met with Niall we were completely put at ease. He understood we weren't the type of couple who liked to "pose" for photographs too much and he took everything we said into account on the day. He was so lovely to have around on the morning, with advice, laughs, and easing worries about the horrendous weather outside. He managed to get candid photos of all our guests throughout the day, really showing us everything we, as the bride and groom, would have missed. He was also brilliant with our page boy and flower girls. Our USB arrived in a beautiful presentation box, and we've looked at all our fabulous photos with our families and friends and everyone loves them. He captured everything we wanted, just the way we wanted, even managing to get some stunning outdoor shots on such a wet and miserable day. We are so happy we chose Niall for our big day and can't recommend him enough. Suzanne & Jamie
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Thanks so much folks - you were both brilliant (it's not easy getting married in a hurricane!!)
Ciaran & Olivia
Added 17th Feb 2019
Wedding 28th Oct 2018
It was a pleasure to have niall capture our wedding day our photos are amazing. We asked for natural photos which is what we received, we're now at the stage where we're trying to pick and choose for our album which is difficult as we want them all. When we got our usb in a lovely presentation box it actually told us the story of our wedding through the photos as there is some parts of the day the couple actually dont see ,that was really enjoyable to see. Niall has great banter to calm the nerves and so easy going which is great as you relax and enjoy the photos more. Will definitely recommend niall to future couple's . Many more successful years in youre buisness niall. Thanks niall for being part of our special day you have given us our own unique memories to cherish forever. Ciaran & Olivia
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Thanks a million folks
Martina Leahy
Added 28th Feb 2019
Wedding 30th Sep 2018
Book Niall, you won't regret it! We wanted natural photographs and that is just what we got. Niall was a great guy to have around on the day of our wedding - he has a really fun personality and made sure that no one took him too seriously which is always a help when you are photographing a bunch of people (and a bride and groom) who don't like photos! We had chosen to create our own unique ceremony venue in the beautiful Dun A Ri forest park in Kingscourt as it is a very special place for us and for my family in particular. The week before the wedding Niall met me there for a walk through so he knew what locations we wanted to use and so he could check the lighting at our venue space, which was far from ideal, but did not phase him! I was confident going into our wedding day that Niall would capture all the beauty and magic of the location and our day. The morning of our wedding did not go as planned - my youngest daughter was very sick and had an unplanned visit to the doctor and I was in a tizzy as people were offering to mind her for me while I got married. Niall was there in the background with advice as well as his camera and he managed to get some beautiful photos of a very sick and very uncooperative little flower girl, and we managed to get her to the wedding. Our timing went completely wrong and we had a missing father of the bride, a few disappearing family members, and a car robbery to contend with but Niall was there all along, with plenty of assurances not to panic and with lots of jokes to keep everyone smiling. He also stayed late so he could make sure he got all the shots we wanted. I am truly delighted with the photos that we got back, he captured so many moments that we missed and he really captured the essence of us as a family. There are laughs and tears looking through the images. I would book him again in a heartbeat.
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Thank you so much Martina - it was most definitely a day to remember!!
Muireann and Peter
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 15th Sep 2018
We were really lucky to find Niall and we chose him on the basis on these reviews. We were not disappointed. Niall came to our house at short notice, ran through all the options, discussed how we wanted our day to run and any key pics we wanted him to capture. He took on board our wish for it to be a relaxed day without too many formal photos. He really put us and our families at ease from start to finish. Getting through the family photos with 40+ immediate family including kids was no bother to him and he had everyone relaxed and entertained, enjoying the photos, rather than willing them to be over. He gauged our level of energy for additional photos really well, not pushing us beyond what we wanted but making sure to capture everything. We are thrilled with the photos and the photo-story Niall created. Looking at them is like re-living the day, and seeing it from so many perspectives, the ceremony, the guests, the party etc. He did a fantastic job. Highly recommended.
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Cheers folks and thanks for having me.
Gerard & Shauna Kelly 17th August 2018
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Aug 2018
It is hard to put into words what Niall Coogan brought to our day as our wedding photograhper. Niall not alone was our photograhper on the day, but was part of our journey from when we got engaged. Niall was recommended to us by friends and it was the best recommendation we got in the whole wedding planning. From our inital meeting with Niall we were put at ease, nothing was too much trouble and his expert knowledge and advise in not alone planning our photography, but how to get the most out of the whole experience was invaluable and for that we could never thank him enough. Through the updates and planning before the big day, Niall continued to check in with us to offer sound advice and help in making sure we had photograhpy plans for the day and to make sure we got what we wanted and this was fantastic and way over and beyound what was expected. On the day itself, Niall arrived at both of our houses on the morning and his air of calmness, smile and great sense of humour was fatastic to be around on the morning. Everyone was put at ease and we did not even know he was there. The attention to detail that Niall had taken in planning our photograhpy on the day was seen at the Church venue and also at our reception when the elments were againts us there was never a panic and we managed to get every shot we wanted even with the weather conditions that he had to deal with on the day. Nothing was ever too much hassel and the stress over the rain was put to bed by his excellent calming nature. Niall went way over and beyound for us, staying until the late hours past our first dance to capture shots of friends and family that will last a life time. In the production of the photos for us, Niall was very fast with his work getting photos back to us and kept us updated on the work and time lines to have the final shots. When Niall arrived to our house with the photos on a personalised USB stick in a package we were blown away. The photos were so good that they took us both back to the day itself. The photos rekindled tears and laughs with family and the great memories that were created. They say a picture paints a thousand words, but Nialls paint a million. The day went so fast for us that it is hard to remember everything of what happened. The photos were done so well that they gave us the story of the day and made us wish we could do it all over again! It is hard to sum up into a few words how good Niall is, he became much more than just our wedding photographer, he became a central part of our wedding day and our experieince. His work is simply CLASS! Gerard & Shauna 17th August 2018
Yvonne Callaghan
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 9th Aug 2018
Niall was amazing from start to finish. He made the process so easy especially living in Australia. He visited my home house before the big day to go through everything to be prepared, which i thought was really nice and personal. He has such a great personality that on the day he had us all in stitches. He was so calm and helpful with our entire family and made them feel so comfortable while taking family photos, especially getting the kids to stand still. Recently got my photos and they are truely beautiful. I'd highly recommend Niall as a wedding photographer so book him asap or you will be sorely disappointed.
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Thanks so much Yvonne - it was a real pleasure.
Chris and Janice
Added 2nd Mar 2019
Wedding 8th Aug 2018
Niall was extremely responsive to all our queries and questions, was really easy to deal with and very friendly. He was really flexible, took the time to get to know what we wanted and made everyone feel really comfortable on the day of the wedding.
Caoimhe & Glenn
Added 13th Nov 2018
Wedding 8th Jun 2018
Niall completely put us at ease from the moment we first met to discuss our wedding, very flexible and easy to deal with and gave us exactly what we were looking for in terms of our wedding photography. Have already recommended him to close friends getting married soon.
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Cheers folks - and if you need pictures of your first Feis give me a shout Glenn!
Majella Douglas
Added 14th Nov 2018
Wedding 31st May 2018
I would not hesitate in recommending Niall Coogan to anyone looking for a photographer. We knew from our first meeting and viewing his previous work that he was exactly what we wanted. His work speaks for itself. We our over the moon with our pictures they capture the day perfectly. He is easy going and made all our guests feel relaxed on the day. Huge thumbs up from us.
Response from Niall Coogan Photography
Ah thanks a million Majella
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 18th May 2018
Everything from start to finish was great with Niall...he has a great ability to make you feel at ease all while he is busy getting the perfect shots... myself and my husband are over the moon with our wedding pics and love that Niall captured all of our special moments
Pamela O’ Rourke
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 28th Apr 2018
Niall Coogan is an absolute pleasure to have around on your wedding day, not least for the beautiful moments he captures. Niall is also very funny which ensures the smiles and laughter in the photos he takes are genuine. He is a calm and helpful part of your wedding day doing so many small things in the background which just makes everything flow so easy. Niall is a great asset on your wedding day and most importantly takes beautiful photos and creates gorgeous albums.
Abi & Rob
Added 10th Jun 2018
Wedding 16th Mar 2018
We could not have asked for a more professional and pleasant person to be our wedding photographer. Niall is a really friendly guy as well as an incredibly talented photographer. During the day Niall as very unobtrusive, Myself and my husband felt that we really got to enjoy our day without being pulled away from the celebration. Niall was a pleasure to work with, he took beautiful shots in both of our homes beforehand as well as incredibly natural shots of our family, friends and children throughout the day. We had lots of fun and Niall made of both feel at ease with his calm and collected nature. Thank you Niall for being a part of our day and capturing our wedding so well.
Added 14th Nov 2018
Wedding 23rd Feb 2018
Niall was a pleasure to deal with and the quality of the photos were excellent!
Lisa Hughes
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 17th Feb 2018
Myself & Peter first contacted Niall about a wedding date for December 2018. He could not have been nicer or more helpful - he came to our house to meet us, brought along lots of samples of his work, and chatted with us for over an hour. As two people very new to the wedding planning process he really put us at ease and helped soothe our nerves considerably, assuring us that it's all about enjoying the big day! From the start we loved Niall's style of photography - so natural and authentic, with emotion leaping off the pages of the beautiful albums he showed us. We were absolutely delighted when we booked Niall for our day and I was very relieved to think that, no matter what else happened on the day the photos would be smashing! Fast forward a few months and unfortunately we got some devastating news. Peter's beloved Mam had received a diagnosis & we decided to bring the wedding forward. We had a month to organise things. One of the first people I contacted was Niall to explain the situation and to see if he would be free on the new date in Feb 2018. Niall could not have been more accommodating and came back immediately to say he would be available. The relief was immense, at a very difficult time. We had a wonderful day, very different to how we originally planned it, but we were blessed with beautiful sunshine & Peter's Mam was able to be with us & enjoy the day. Niall's kindness to her on the day will never be forgotten by any of us. He came to Peter's family home that morning to get lots of family photos and they are now so very precious. Niall's sense of fun and easy manner were an absolute joy and helped to make a potentially bittersweet day a very happy one. He went above and beyond. Niall also sent me on one of the photos that evening as a 'sneak peek' and it was a wonderful to have! Sadly Peter's wonderful mam passed away a week after the wedding. Niall very kindly sent me on a beautiful photo of her from the day. This meant a lot to us all. When our photos were ready Niall presented us with a lovely wooden USB key with all the photos. To say we were bowled over with emotion looking at the pictures would be an understatement. They are absolutely beautiful and mean the world to us. I cannot recommend Niall highly enough to any couple out there. He is simply outstanding, as a photographer and a person.
Ruth & Joe
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 31st Dec 2017
Niall was our photographer for our NYE’s wedding and we honestly can’t rate or thank him highly enough. For two people who hate getting their photo taken Niall put us both at ease and made it fun. He captured so many gorgeous moments, many of which we didn’t even realise he was taking as he blended in with all the guests. He’s so easy to get on with and we couldn’t be any happier with our photos. The hard part will be trying to narrow them down!
Lynda Wynne
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 25th Nov 2017
5 star service provided by Niall. Lovely guy, he really fitted perfectly into the wedding & made our guests feel at ease. The photos turned out great - very natural which is exactly what we requested. I'd definitely recommend him.
Added 29th May 2018
Wedding 12th Nov 2017
We were so lucky to have Niall as our photographer for our wedding! He was the photographer for my cousin's wedding and did such an amazing job that I knew I wanted him for our day. Niall was so nice to work with and captured lovely moments throughout the day. He was really funny and put everyone at ease, he even managed to get natural smiles and laughs out of my husband which looked great in the photos! He has years of experience and knew our venue very well and where to get the best photos. He even went to the venue the week before to see where the best light would be for our wedding. I would highly recommend Niall as a photographer!
Emmet and Dearbhaile Judge
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 31st Aug 2017
Niall was our photographer for our wedding in August 2017,he came to our house for our first meeting and brought along lost of photographs from previous weddings for us to look at so that we could get an idea of his work. Of course we loved his work and booked him there and then for our Big Day. On the day Niall went to both our parents houses for photographs of the preparations before heading to the church and then onto our wedding venue, Bellingham Castle. Niall was unbelievably professional on the day without being too pushy or controlling. He got absolutely fantastic shots throughout the whole day and even managed to get the most stunning natural photos of our guests throughout the day without having to bother anyone. Niall is an excellent, professional photographer but is also nicely laid back and knows how to have the craic and make you feel relaxed in the middle of the craziness of your Big Day. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos and the memories he captured and have already recommended him to friends of ours for their special day. Thanks again Niall :)
Edel (Egan) O’Doherty
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 26th Aug 2017
Niall was really accommodating. My friends had told me they struggled to get their photographer of choice because they didn’t book a photographer early so the very first thing I booked was Niall (in August 2016). I got engaged in July and married the following August! I did a lot of online research and once I’d found a photographer online who had pictures I liked, I contacted Niall. Niall travelled to Dublin to meet with myself and then fiancé and showed us more photos and asked us what we wanted. We booked him that day and then spoke again closer to the day. Niall was calm, unobtrusive, really friendly and very accommodating. I can’t recommend him enough. I have so many beautiful shots of my wedding party at both the reception venue and of the church! Thank you Niall!!
Carla and Kevin
Added 12th Jun 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2017
Choosing Niall as our photographer was hands down one of the easiest decisions during our wedding planning. Niall is a very friendly and helpful photographer. We instantly got on well with him and he understood how we wanted our day to be remembered. He was good fun and a great addition to the day but also very discreet which was important to us. Would highly recommend Niall for your special day too..
Padraig & Anita
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 15th Jul 2017
We found Niall to be a very friendly and approachable person which was important as both of us are fairly camera shy! Niall did both our engagement and wedding photos and was a pleasure to deal with on both occasions, especially on the wedding day when he was a really relaxing presence to have around. We had no issues at all in dealing with Niall and would highly recommend him.
Maedhbh Toibin
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 30th Jun 2017
Niall was all we could have hoped for! Very professional but relaxed, he put us at ease straight away! Our formal shots were perfect but I was mainly impressed with the photos he took of your guests mingling-the natural shots! He knew the venue quite well which was great and we never felt that pressure to get the photos done-it was more like he was a guest! Couldn't recommend him highly enough and our wedding album turned out fab too! Thanks Niall!!
M Deignan
Added 29th May 2018
Wedding 19th May 2017
We found Niall so easy to deal with on the lead up to our big day and on the day itself. He also captured some beautiful off the cuff photos on the day.Extremely happy with our album and we had a bit of a laugh on the day too -which is what it's all about!
Lorna and Seán Hurley
Added 11th Jun 2018
Wedding 8th Apr 2017
Niall was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding. We feel that he really made the effort to get to know us and made sure that the photos of our wedding reflected our personalities. He was absolutely brilliant from start to finish and we cannot fault him in any way. He was so professional, friendly, fun and made sure we were completely relaxed and at ease in his company, as were our guests. He was a joy to be around. We will forever treasure our photos which mean so much to us and it's all thanks to Niall. Thanks again xx
Conor and Beca Smith
Added 29th May 2018
Wedding 7th Apr 2017
We couldn't recommend Niall enough. He was the perfect photographer for us. We wanted to have a relaxed day with fewer formal photos in favour of candid shots and that's exactly what we got. We really enjoyed spending the day with Niall around. Niall was easy to communicate with, we met before the wedding to put together a plan. After the wedding we met again to go through the album which we are delighted with. Thanks Niall for capturing the day so we can relive it.
Conor Pounch
Added 29th May 2018
Wedding 25th Nov 2016
Niall shot our wedding down in Tankardstown house in late November. Incredible photographer and a genuinely nice and extremely personable guy! Really put us and our families at ease and could not have done more for us on the day!!Could not recommend him enough! The photos he took are just incredible as he managed to capture all our special moments perfectly! Even moments we didn’t realise as we barely noticed him flying around! I would not hesitate in booking Niall when looking at photography for your wedding as we cant recommend him enough. Many thanks again Niall
Orla K.
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 29th Sep 2016
When we got engaged, one of the first calls we made was to book Niall. Having seen him in action at my brother’s wedding, and the beautiful photos and moments he captured, we were 100% agreed that we wanted him to photograph our wedding. His style is so refreshing. He is very relaxed, unimposing and captured so many wonderful moments of the day – not just of us, but of our guests and families having fun and laughing, which is exactly how we remember our day. Niall is an absolute professional with a great sense of humour and fun, and makes a point of ensuring everyone feels very relaxed and at ease, which shines through in the photos. He even managed to corral my large and sometimes unruly family into one frame where they are all looking the same way! No easy feat! I would recommend Niall for your big day, as I can assure you, you will be delighted with the results.
James Farrell
Added 30th May 2018
Wedding 29th Jul 2016
Niall was very professional and great to work with. He could not do more for us on the day making us both feel relaxed and knew exactly what picture types we wanted. He was also brilliant working with crowds to get larger shots which turned out fab. An overall 10/10 professional experience and great value for money. I have already recommending his services to all family and friends and will definitely be booking him again.
Ciara Carter
Added 31st May 2018
Wedding 12th Jun 2015
From our first meeting with Niall I knew we had made the right choice with our wedding photographer. He is a genuinely nice guy and very personable. On the day he was so professional but still made us and our family feel at ease. This resulted in the most beautiful photographs. He captured every special moment of the day perfectly. We were thrilled with our photographs and would definitely not hesitate to recommend Niall as a photographer.
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