About Me

My name is Ronan. I'm an Irishman, currently dividing my time between home country Ireland and beautiful Alpine surroundings in France, closer to home for my long suffering partner.

I've held various cameras in my hands for as long as I can remember. The first given to me by my dad, an avid shooter himself, and my passion grew from there. I've always tried to experiment and to push my boundaries, and with photography that ultimately leads to a greater understanding of the craft.
Now in my thirties, I own too many cameras and lenses to count, I develop my own black and white and colour film (yes we still use film!) and I feel I've reached a level in the craft where I can tell a story well.

Photographing weddings is something that gives me a lot of satisfaction. There's always so much going on, so much emotion, tension and relief, fun and laughing, tears and hugs. What I ultimately capture are natural and genuine moments between loved ones on one of the happiest days of their lives.

My style is artistic, un-obtrusive, fun and creative.

Much of my photography might be described as portrait photography, but they are not posed or staged the way you would traditionally view a portrait. Instead these are real, and natural moments captured as they happen.  

For the majority of the day I'll be in the background, out of the way but continually documenting, on the lookout for the moments that can define such an important day. My portraits sessions are quick and relaxed and capture the mood more so than trying to stage any particular poses.

Ultimately, I try to capture every moment and every little detail of your day, without disrupting the natural flow of your wedding.

Honours Bachelor of Arts, National University of Ireland, Galway 2005 - 2008

FETAC in Print Journalism DunLaoghaire College of further education 2001 

Certificate in Commercial Photography DunLaoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology 1996 – 1997 

City & Guilds Certificate in Photography Sallynoggin Senior College, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin  1996

Feel free to have a look around the site to get an idea of how your wedding photography might look, and don't hesitate to get in touch at ronanshawphotographie@gmail.com to check if your wedding date is available, or if you have any other questions.