About Me

I’m Mum to four little ladies and married to Malachy. My love of photography began at age nine when I won my first camera in an art competition. I spent the rest of my childhood taking photos and documenting my younger siblings and family life.

When I was at school, I always wanted to study art or photography but instead ended up in the world of information technology and programming code. Eventually, some years ago I decided to quit my I.T. job and become a photographer!

I’ve been shooting weddings since 2009, and my approach is to capture the day as it happens. Your wedding images should all fit together like a jigsaw, telling the story exactly as the day unfolded, capturing all the raw emotion rather than calculated snapshots.

I’m very relaxed, I never intrude, but most importantly I will get the shots that matter. I love meeting new people and the buzz of a wedding day and I’m told time and time again that I have a great knack for putting people at their ease. I prefer not to stage shots but rather that you forget I have a camera as I move around. Only then the barriers come down and the real magic happens.  If that sounds like your kind of thing, please get in touch!

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Award winning documentary wedding image from IPPVA Photographer of the Year 2019 Awards


“Before we ever even got engaged we knew our dream was to have Paula Nolan as our photographer. Anything we suggested she was open to and with her keen eye she was able to make our vision come true. Paula is easy company and very easy to be around. We didn’t feel one bit awkward and she brought out the best in all of us. She has such a lovely manner and there wasn’t one ounce of stress! We laughed our way through the whole process. If you’re thinking about asking Paula to be your photographer don’t think twice. It’s a very easy decision and one that you will not regret. Having Paula was the best decision we could have made.

Ps: Can we do it all again. ”

Bronwyn & Trevor

“ Paula is a joy to deal with, so professional and blended in so well on our wedding day. She has a fantastic talent and caught and captured very important moments on our special day. If any one is looking for a photographer be sure to keep Paula in mind as you won’t be disappointed and her work is second to none.. ”

Orla & William

“ Paula what can I say nothing I write will do you justice.The job you did for us Saturday was amazing and you made everyone feel at ease that you had everything under control. You were fantastic with the kids all day. Nothing we asked you to do was too much you made our day that much more fabulous.. ”

Alan & Jackie

“ I couldn’t recommend Paula highly enough. She was so good on the day and I also really appreciated her doing a recce beforehand. She was thinking about stuff I hadn’t even considered that would save hassle on the day. I’m thrilled beyond words and got quite emotional as I relived my day through her shots, they are every thing I wanted and more besides. I’d highly recommend her for your big day-just get in there quick!!. ”

Eadaoin & Colin

“Paula is an absolute pleasure to work with and so easy going, we absolutely love her style of photography. By far, booking paula was the best decision we made for our wedding day and would definitely recommend working with her to anybody!. ”

Lauren & Bryan

“We first came across Paula at a friends wedding and after we saw their photos and were planning our wedding for the summer we knew we couldn’t go wrong. Paula is truly amazing! There was nothing on the day that she wouldn’t do for us and all the picture were just so natural. Our venue was Kinnitty Castle and she knew exactly how to use the grounds of the castle to create the most beautiful pictures! She captured every special moment and more than expected. I absolutely love all of them! Highly recommend her. Thanks for everything Paula. ”

Kheara & Peter

“ My husband is an amateur photographer and knows quite a lot about the subject, so he knew exactly what he wanted; quality with a creative edge. Well Paula did not disappoint. Not only are the photos she took stunning, inventive and unique, she made me and my husband feel very comfortable and relaxed on the day. Having someone photograph your happiest day is an intimate process and Paula was able to calm my nerves, take away any stress I had about making sure we got all the shots we wanted as well as have so much fun in the process. I can’t thank Paula enough for her diligence, work ethic and most importantly, beautiful photography.. ”

Roberta & Sean

“ We were lucky enough to book Paula as our photographer for our wedding this past September. We really can’t say enough positive things about her and her work. She was so easy to deal with and fitted in seamlessly on the big day, going about her business. The results were fantastic and we are SO thrilled with our pictures!! Thank you Paula! You’re a star!. ”

Sean & Elaine

“We were lucky enough to have Paula attend our wedding & take the pictures for us to look back on. Paula’s advice leading up to the wedding and and the overall approach on the day has given us the pictures we honestly weren’t expecting. To say we are delighted is an understatement! Moments captured and we didn’t even realise Paula was there. Thank you so much & thanks again! We are forever grateful . ”

Sharon & Niall

“ Paula was the photographer for our wedding in October. She was so professional while making everyone feel at ease. Our photographs, on a memory stick, have been beautifully presented in a wooden box. There are so many moments perfectly captured…I don’t know how we’re going to choose for the album! Thanks for everything Paula!. ”

Ronan & Mary

“ To say we were blown away from her vision was an understatement. Never intruding, always up for a laugh. Photos of Rory and I laughing on location are all with Paula. She made us feel totally at ease and captured us at our most natural. She was always honest in telling us what looked better. Paula is a truly talented photographer, someone I knew I could count on. And even more so a great person all round. Thank You Paula for everything xxxx . ”

Michelle & Rory

“ Before we ever even got engaged we knew our dream was to have Paula Nolan as our photographer. Paula is very easy to be around. We didn’t feel one bit awkward and she brought out the best in all of us. She has such a lovely manner and there wasn’t one ounce of stress! If you’re thinking about asking Paula to be your photographer don’t think twice. Having Paula was the best decision we could have made.. ”

Bronwyn & Trevor

“ Booked paula for our wedding in March and we definitely made the right choice. So talented and a pleasure to work with. We had a great laugh on the day and she totally put us at ease. Also fantastic with the flower girl, page boy and all the nieces and nephews. She also gave great advice before the wedding regarding the photos and welcomed all questions. Absolutely thrilled with all my photos. Couldn’t recommend her enough. ”

Cliona & Jason

“ Great wedding photographer to work alongside. A true pro. ”

Keith Malone, Wedding Videographer

“ Without any doubt invest in a good photographer and put Paula at the top of your list (And pray she has your day available, so book early!) Photographer is truly the second most important part of your day beside the most important your dress so spend intelligently 🙂 Also if you are someone who needs a good communicator Paula will not let you down, quick and regular responses to all messages keeps the wedding prep stress down.

Thank you Paula, could not be happier . ”

Bebhinn & Adam

“ Paula is one truly talented lady, from the moment we met her we knew the whole process would be great! From beginning to end, Paula just slotted in and just made our day so easy! The photos she got, really captured our day and the turnaround time to seeing them was less than 24 hours! Thanks so much Paula!. ”

Maeve & Ger

“ I honestly don’t know where to begin because I have so many wonderful things to say about Paula! From the start of the wedding morning she slotted straight in and I felt as if I have always known her! She is sooo easy to work with, professional, kind, relaxed and fun – both families loved her! She took so many beautiful pictures, and a lot of the time I didn’t even know she was there capturing those special moments. I could genuinely write a novel praising Paula’s work and I am so thankful that we chose her to be our photographer on the day. I knew she was good but she exceeded my expectations and its a bonus that she’s a sweetheart too. Thank you Paula from the bottom of our hearts ❤❤. ”

Joanne & Dave

“ Anyone that doesn’t book Paula for their wedding, needs their heads examined.

You are the best photographer I have ever witnessed and it was an absolute pleasure spending our special day with you!!! We will cherish our photos forever .. ”

Karen & Shane

“ Paula was our first and only choice as photographer for our Wedding! Her pics are candid, natural and everything we could have imagined and more… she was a dream to work with, so chilled out and a truly relaxing presence on the day. As a bride all you want is to have photos that capture the natural spirit and fun of the day and Paula did that and then some more! Can not say enough! What a talented lady.. love, love, love the pics xx. ”

Naoimh & Rob

“ From the start of the day to the end Paula made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. There are so many great photos of us, our family, and friends that we had no idea were being taken, as Paula quietly goes about her work without ever being intrusive on the big day. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a phenomenal photographer for their wedding. Thank you so much for your hard work on our special day. Marianne and Dan.. ”

Marianne & Dan

“ Paula was our wedding photographer and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! Ours wasn’t a typical wedding ceremony and many photographers would have been daunted by the prospect of no bride and no aisle but Paula rose to the challenge to capture the atmosphere of the day. She is fantastic at putting people at ease and so neither myself or my husband felt at any time that she was intruding on our day while she managed to capture some great shots. Paula is a true professional and we are delighted that she was part of our day!. ”

Joe & Brendan

I am a qualified professional photographer, fully insured and tax compliant.

I am a member of ‘This is Reportage Photographers’, ‘Fearless Photographers’ and ‘Nine Dots Wedding Photographers’.

Fearless Wedding Photographers Ireland Paula Nolan
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Award winning images by Paula

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