Paul Kelly Studio3


Paul completed a BA (hons) degree at UCC in 1993. During this course he joined the university camera club. Encouraged here, he embarked on a 3 year postgraduate course at DIT school of photography in 1996. During his final year he completed a 5 month project documenting life at Aras an Uachtarain by invitation of President Mary McAleese. Paul graduated with distinction.

He went on to gain practical experience assisting professional photographers in the areas of wedding, portraiture and advertising photography. In the years since he set up his photography company, has held numerous exhibitions and opened his own gallery.


The style is fast, efficient, fun with an emphasis on candid and swiftly taken shots capturing genuine emotion and where possible, humour. The importance of the formal family portraits is recognized and Paul guarantees to complete a pre-agreed series of these photographs in the unusually short time of 30 minutes.

Images are captured continuously on the Day and a count of 300-400 shots per wedding is typical. Paul alternates between capturing strong, expressive portraits of family members and guests from a distance on a long lens while moving in closer to record couples and groups on a wide lens.

Check out some of Paul's latest weddings to be published on the Irish Times:

Our Wedding Story: Love, Tayto and some Honda 50s

Our Wedding Story: The bride drove a Ferrari

Our wedding story: from Norway with love

Our wedding story: two proposals and one heart-shaped diamond ring

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Reviews of Paul Kelly Studio3(15)

Paul was absolutely wonderful to work with. His passion to capture our special moment was brilliant! He made the day just that much more special and the photos he took blew us both away. I would suggest anyone coming from the States to get married in Dublin to contact Paul at least a year out as he books up fast and when you work with him, you understand why. He is wonderful to work with and added memories for both Emily and I on our special day. Thanks Paul We Owe You! :)
Review by Charles & Emily
Wedding date 11th Aug 2018
We simply couldn't have had a better photographer for our big day. From our first Skype chat, Paul was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He was passionate, enthusiastic and accommodating to the various logistical challenges during the day. Paul and Joe are superb photographers with excellent eye for detail and intuitition for capturing special moments. They really captured the essence of the day and we are delighted with the results. The guests loved the photo booth and we would highly recommend as they make for some colourful reminders of the day! We have had nothing but positive feedback from our friends and family about how they engaged with our guests and we could not recommend them more highly.
Review by Jess and Gareth Syms
Wedding date 19th Nov 2016
Exceptional. Extremely talented photographer. Extraordinarily creative at capturing the entire day. Incredibly pleasant to deal with. We had so many comments from family and friends about how nice a person Paul is. Thrilled with how the photos turned out-simply magnificent they exceeded all expectations, seven star rating ??????????????
Review by Claire Turley
Wedding date 28th Nov 2015
The Merrion hotel recommended Paul to us and I'm so glad they did. Not only did he manage to capture how happy our wedding day was through his beautiful photographs but he was a pure joy to have as part of our wedding day. All the guests loved his relaxed style and he had us all in fits of laughter throughout the day. He produced photographs of our wedding that are unlike any I've ever seen before. Every single one of them was so beautiful and captured something special. All our guests loved the photos and my uncle thought most of them could win awards they were so artistic!

Having Paul as our photographer was one of the highlights of our wedding. He is such a lovely man and we are eternally grateful to him for providing photos that we will cherish forever and that will be a true reflection of the happy and special day we had!

Thank you Paul!!!
Review by Helen O'Brien
Wedding date 2nd Jul 2015
We got married on the 1st of May 2015. We were advised our venue, photographer and band are the holy trinity when planning your wedding! We started looking for a photographer straight away and came across Paul and looked no further (Who coincidently turned out to be on the recommended list of vendors by our venue).
Both Paul and Joe photographed our wedding day and we couldn't imagine any other photographer doing a better job or even equal to the job they did.
Both were punctual, polite, friendly, funny, hard working and an absolute pleasure to have around on the day. Straight away the bridesmaids/groomsmen/everyone was at ease with them even the camera shy people!
It's like having a friend photograph your day. . . Two very talented friends!! All of our guests were of the same opinion and thought Paul and Joe were fantastic.
The photos speak for themselves, when looking through them we feel the same happiness comes rushing back that we felt on the day and the energy from the day really comes through.
We really cannot recommend them enough, if you are getting married then look no further than Paul Kelly and his team, they're amazing.
Review by Gemma Devine
Wedding date 1st May 2015
Our wedding was the most special day of our lives, it was truly magical. However, it was one of the quickest days of our life, Paul captured so many precious magical moments and thankfully we were able to relive the day over and over again. He was a true gent and beyond professional. His photos are 100% one of the best things about the day. We cannot recommend Paul and his team enough.
Review by Caroline Karkazis
Wedding date 7th Dec 2014
We had a perfect wedding day, and it was scattered with magical moments that we will remember forever. Paul managed to capture those moments without intruding or getting in the way. He put everybody at ease and kept us on track so we got all of the shots we needed. He brought along his colleague Bryan Kelly who filmed the wedding. We were so happy with the results, the photos were spontaneous and natural, and managed to capture the essence of the day and our guests. Our film, brought it all back and some tears! The day goes so quickly, so when you see it put together on film and in print it reminds you of how lucky you were to have such an amazing day. Thanks Paul & Bryan for your great work
Review by Alex
Wedding date 10th Oct 2014
We got married on 31st of July 2014 in Clontarf Castle. The whole day was just perfect. After trawling through a huge amount of wedding photographers we were lucky enough to come across Paul Kelly. What an amazing find he was! From day 1 when we met Paul he was so professional and kind towards us as a couple. He treated us like we were the most important couple he had ever photographed. We were lucky enough to have a pre wedding shoot with him in the surroundings of St. Anne's park. The photographs that he took on that day were spectacular and really gave us a better idea of how the wedding day photos would be. On the day itself I got a "HAPPY WEDDING DAY" text from Paul in the morning to let me know he was on his way over. Himself and his colleague Joe were so professional, fun and kind to us and our guests on the day of the wedding. Our guests loved them and both Paul and Joe were a lovely addition to our wedding day. The photographs that they captured were unbelievable and after seeing our wedding album myself and my husband were just delighted with the result! I would highly recommend Paul and his team as a wedding photographer if you are looking for a professional, fun, kind and talented photographer. Paul and his team were so great to work with from beginning to end and we will have amazing memories to last us a lifetime because of them. We are so thrilled! Thanks Paul!!
Review by Alison Ryan
Wedding date 31st Jul 2014
I would highly recommend Paul and his team to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. His photos of our wedding were beautiful and he captured lots of lovely moments for us. He was professional, efficient and inobtrusive as well as being great fun on the day. Family and friends all commented on how relaxed he made things and we have lovely photos of people smiling and laughing as a result! Absolutely delighted with his work!
Review by Deirdre
Wedding date 11th Jul 2014
I cannot say enough good things about Paul. He takes beautiful photos and he has such an amazing eye for detail. He is a lovely person to deal with, a true professional. Paul made all our families feel so relaxed especially when it came to taking the family photos. Our families and friends are still commenting on how nice he was and the fun they all had on the day. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos. They are more than we could ever have imagined and capture our day perfectly. I would happily recommend Paul to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding.
Review by Carmel
Wedding date 10th May 2014
Your wedding day is a day that you ALWAYS want to cherish and remember. The day goes by in a flash and in that flash you miss the little things. Our photographer Paul Kelly helped us to see those little things and to hold onto those memories by capturing the day for us so discreetly.
Thank you Paul for the laughs and the tears my husband and I shared as we viewed our wedding album and magically re-visited the day. A pleasure to work with while delivering top class photography and an exquisite album
Review by Gemma kelly
Wedding date 11th Apr 2014
Paul was recommended to us by Kilshane House as a photographer who knew the venue well. From the first phone call Paul could not have been nicer. He was lovely to deal with and this was a great help on the day as he put everyone at ease. Paul knew the best spots for the light on the day and we were delighted with the results. I couldn't recommend Paul more highly, my only regret is that we didn't ask him to stick around and capture some of the evening.
Review by Mary
Wedding date 8th Mar 2014
Paul was the photographer for our wedding day in January and we could not recommend him highly enough. He put everyone at ease on the day and added to the happy, laughing atmosphere. We have such beautiful photos of such a special day and that's thanks to Paul and his wonderful work.
Review by Aoibhinn Wrenn
Wedding date 5th Jan 2013
Cannot rate Paul highly enough as a wedding photographer or for anything event probably. The minute we saw his work online we knew he was the guy for us. He is a master of the candid shots. He has brilliant vision for the standard shots needed at a wedding as well. He is meticulous and diligent. He was pleasant to work with and always has a beaming smile.
All our families and friends loved him as well. At no stage was he a stranger in the group or did he make us feel awkward. We would highly recommend Paul and I look forward to picking his brains about photography further in the future.
Review by Aoife and Amit
Wedding date 16th Aug 2006
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Paul. I would highly recommend him. Our photos are beautiful and he made it so much fun for us all. He was such a great person to have around on the day of our wedding, and the atmosphere was brilliant. Our guests had so much fun with him, his work is fabulous and he is such a nice guy. He captured some really stunning pictures and he managed to put everyone at ease for the whole time he was around, which makes things alot easier, everything was just so relaxed. People are still commenting on how great he was. Thanks again Paul for everything.
Review by Angela Hurst
Wedding date 14th Jun 2006
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