Colin Colleran Photographer

Aghaboy, Emyvale, Co Monaghan
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My style of photography is non intrusive. I like to let the day flow and capture everything from a candid point of view. I always like the portrait images to be as relaxed as possible. I believe that this environment makes the best images.

Photography is my passion. I was always into art from as far as can remember and much of my younger days were spent drawing and painting. In recent later years I was very much into drumming and playing with local bands. I always liked taking pictures. I began to see my images as not just a pretty picture and to see my photography as a way of showing emotion and elation through my own artistic vision. I love the look of old film stock and even though I use Professional Canon cameras I love to edit my work as though it was captured on film.

My style of photography is to capture things that happen in a natural way and document everything throughout the wedding day. If you're  looking for the photographer that will pose people and do the cliche things, that’s not me. I love the outdoors and will always try for outdoor portraits (try to find the closest forest) . I’m a sucker for forests and mountains !!! So often we don’t realize the value of a moment, until it has passed. And that to me is why photographs are so important, they remind us of things we otherwise have forgotten or taken for granted.

I hope this helps and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please do check out my Website and Facebook page all the time as I will be updating it with images and it will give you an idea of my style.

Reviews of Colin Colleran Photographer

21 reviews
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Catriona and Wayne Mc Kenna
Married on 21st Oct 2023
From the moment Colin entered the house he put us all at ease!! Such a genuine lovely guy who moved around seamlessly taking pictures without anyone knowing! No pressure to pose this way or that, it was the most relaxed way of getting pictures taken and both myself and husband loved this. 2 days after the wedding Colin sent us some sneak pictures and to say we were blown away was an understatement. Can't wait to get the album. A class act!!!
Added 3rd Nov 2023
Married on 16th Jul 2021
I can’t say enough good things about Colin! He was the absolute dream photographer to have on your wedding day. He does his thing in the background and has the BEST laugh with the bridal party. We had a great day with him. Only a few days after the wedding he sent us a handful of photos as a sneak peak which was so exciting to receive and the quality of the shots are beautiful! Couldn’t recommend enough!
Added 27th Jul 2021
Suzanne Tavey
Married on 4th Jul 2021
Colin was the most amazing photographer. I cannot recommend him enough. We got married at the start of July after having to change our date a few times, Colin was always so accommodating and always got back to us straight away.
On the day, he couldn’t have more amazing. He made us feel so relaxed and we all had a good laugh together. He went over and beyond to capture the shots we wanted. All of our guests loved him.
I highly recommend Colin as a wedding photographer, if I had to do it again, I would choose him every time.
Added 28th Jul 2021
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Aisling & Derek
Married on 7th Dec 2019
We were delighted to book Colin for our wedding on the 7th of December in Crover House Hotel Cavan and on the day, we couldn’t have been happier with our decision.
Colin was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning, he very much put us all at ease and many laughs were had with him throughout the day. We particularly loved how quickly he captured the shots and this meant we got to spend our drinks reception with our guests – without compromising on the quality of the photographs. We absolutely love our photos and don’t know how we are going to narrow it down for the album.
Thank you so much Colin for capturing so many incredible images from our day, we couldn’t recommend you highly enough!
Added 9th Mar 2020
Ciara Power
Married on 2nd Nov 2019
We were lucky enough to have booked Colin as our photographer on the 2nd of November 2019. Colin is amazing at his job, he is so relaxed and made the morning of our wedding so stress free and enjoyable. Along with being an excellent photographer he’s a lovely person, and had everyone laughing with his humour, I was beyond happy with the photos Colin sent us (he sent us 20 photos three days after the wedding which is amazing service) Overall I couldn’t recommend Colin enough, we feel really lucky to have him capturing our special day.
Added 17th Nov 2019
Gillian Mee
Married on 12th Oct 2019
Very easy going, took all pictures we requested. Nothing was too much trouble. Great laugh was had with Colin.
Added 7th Nov 2019
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Grainne & David
Married on 8th Jan 2019
We asked Colin to be our photographer for our wedding in February 2019.
Colin was amazing, he went out of his way to find a place on route to the reception to take some photos, he was so professional on the day, making myself and David completely relaxed and just a really nice down to earth guy! (kinda want to be his friend)
We were sent a sneak peek of our photographs a week after the wedding and were so so impressed!!!

Myself and David can't thank you enough!
Added 11th Mar 2019
Ann Marie & Tom
Married on 22nd Dec 2018
We were absolutely thrilled with our photographs Colin captured of our special day on 22.12.18. From start to finish, Colin was super to work with. He had us laughing throughout our pictures and made everything so relaxed. If you’d like Wedding pictures that are unique and modern Colin is the man to choose! You certainly won’t be disappointed.
AnneMarie & Tom Moriarty.
Added 2nd Jan 2019
Sinead & Andrew
Married on 12th Oct 2018
We choose Colin because we loved his natural style of photos! His sense of humor set us at ease instantly and he blended into the wedding party and captured priceless moments of our friends and family!! We followed his lead and achieved some really quirky shots which we love We couldn't recommend him enough
Added 11th Mar 2019
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Mary Clerkin
Married on 31st Aug 2018
What can I say Colin was part of the family the day of our wedding. From start to finish he made everything seem easy. We really enjoyed the pre wedding shoot we would advise anyone to go for it, it's part of package anyways. It made us feel relaxed with him and practice some natural shots. On the day Colin captured every special moment. We would highly recommend
Added 25th Oct 2018
Laura & Ciarán Hanratty
Married on 21st Jul 2018
We booked Colin for our wedding Day in July 2018 after seeing the photos he took from Amy & Darach's wedding in March 2017. Our wedding was in Coolbawn Quay in Tipperary so it was a bit of a trek for him, but from booking him right through to our wedding day, Colin was so enthusiastic about going somewhere new and being there on the day. He travelled all the way down to the venue weeks before the event (a 3 hour trip for him!) just to get to know the areas and blew us away with his energy and PASSION for his job, even before taking a photograph. For any brides or grooms who are uncomfortable with the idea of a photographer, Colin will just blend in with the family - he puts everyone at ease and is just good craic. For anyone who has already booked Colin - my advice would be to trust him with your dress, trust him with your precious time on your big day, be adventurous and you will reap the rewards when you see the amazing moments he captures. You are in safe and creative hands.
Added 27th Aug 2018
Amy and Jack
Married on 13th May 2018
eceived our wedding album today and couldn't be happier with it. Colin did an amazing job capturing every moment from start to finish and was hardly noticeable on the day. He melted into the background but didn't miss an opportunity to capture it all on camera and the photos are outstanding. He put us at ease and kept the photos very natural, exactly what we wanted. Couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thanks Colin
Added 1st Sep 2018
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Catherine and Ronan
Married on 13th Mar 2018
Colin was a pleasure to work with right from the beginning. He has excellent attention to detail & captured the many laughs, smiles and love shared between us and our family & friends on the big day.

Colin has the ability to put everyone at ease and allows the day to unfold..caputuring special moments in a very natural way ????

Despite the mountain's of snow on the build up to the 3rd of March'18 Colin assured us he would be there no matter what and he was.

Thank you Colin, for the beautiful photos we have to remember our White Wedding day, it was a pleasure. ??????????
Added 31st Aug 2018
Married on 1st Feb 2018
My husband Steve and I got married on 1st February 2018 in Crover House, Cavan. We had a small family wedding, but to me finding the right photographer was one of the most important aspects to the wedding. I had no idea where to start looking for the perfect photographer, and I researched a few local photographers, as well as ones who were recommended to me by friends. But none seemed right. Then, when I was scrolling through Crover House's Facebook page I saw a stunning photo and Colin Colleran was the professional behind the pic! I immediately knew I wanted Colin to capture the special moments of our big day and I emailed him right away. Luckily he was free on our chosen date, so I made the booking with him. We were so busy before the wedding, we didnt get to meet with Colin, but I had no worries. On the day he captured such special moments and was a joy to be around. He even spent ages outside in the freezing cold snapping images by the lake! I would definitely recommend Colin and you can check out the photos of our Big Day here:

Thanks so much Colin!
Added 28th Jun 2018
Paul and Caoimhe Agnew
Married on 7th Oct 2017
We had the absolute privilege of Colin photographing our wedding in October. He was absolutely superb from start to finish. He was above and beyond 5 stars.

From the minute we met Colin we knew he was the photographer for us. Not only was his photography amazing but he had the personality to go with it- he was so easy to get on with and made us feel at complete ease.

We did our pre wedding shoot in the Argory in Moy- we hadn’t a clue what to expect and we were both pretty nervous but Colin soon knocked that out of us and we had such a laugh- and really enjoyed it- the images were so natural- picture perfect to be honest. We just felt after that we would love our wedding photos.

Our wedding day......what can we say— Colin really was out of this world. From the minute he arrived at the house he just fitted right in- our family absolutely loved him as much as we did. He guided us the whole day and kept us on schedule and believe me with 4 women this wasn’t an easy task. Colin completely captured every minute of the day. We always felt at ease and at every photo opportunity there was a smile or a laugh being cracked. We had so much fun. Our photos are absolutely amazing we honestly couldn’t be happier with them- so natural and so us. Colin captured literally everything from start to finish. Perfection at its best. Thanks for everything Colin- we would have been lost without you!
Added 1st Jan 2018
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Claire & Glenn
Married on 1st Jul 2017
I am so so so so glad that we chose Colin to photograph our wedding on the 1st July. We first met Colin at our pre-wedding photoshoot back in April of this year and instantly he put us at ease (particularly my non photograph loving and apprehensive husband!) with his friendly manner and easy going style. We left the shoot really happy and just loved the style of pictures we received back. The morning of the wedding Colin arrived and just slotted into the proceedings seamlessly, he's great craic to have around and you would barely even notice he was there to take photographs as he was just so unobtrusive. Personally we definitely didn't want a lot of forced and posed pictures and were looking for someone to capture the day really naturally which Colin absolutely did. Although the obligatory posed group photographs were still really fun and enjoyable! Our bridal party repeatedly mentioned how good he was on the day. We've received some photographs back as a teaser and are loving them so far and cannot wait to receive them all. I would recommend Colin to everyone and anyone and again we are so pleased we choose him for our wedding pictures.
Added 30th Aug 2017
Claire & Brian Ahern
Married on 2nd Jun 2017
Myself and my new husband cannot thank Colin Colleran enough, for capturing our wedding day 2.6.17. As soon as we met Colin at the pre-wedding shoot we knew we had made the right choice. From the minute he arrived at the brides house the morning of the wedding he was amazing, putting everyone at ease and full of craic and banter for the entire day; yet still remaining discrete and largely invisible. Having been watching his excellent work over the last few months and now having worked with him, and seeing first hand how enthusiastic he is about his job, i just CANT WAIT to see all the photos! It takes someone who really loves their job to continuously make each wedding feel unique and special for the couple - and this is what Colin does so naturally. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Colin is relaxed &non-intrusive on the day, yet remains on top of things and co-ordinated our day seemlessly.
Added 7th Jun 2017
Married on 11th May 2017
I want just to thank Colin Colleran for making our day even more special. Colin photographed our wedding on Thursday 11.5.2017.
Intially myself and Conor met Colin in the Botanic Gardens for a prewedding shoot and having grown up with Colin I knew of his calm, friendly and professional manner.Colin instantly made us feel so relaxed and at ease. We received the photos and I was amazed at his work and I knew the wedding photos would blow me away.
Colin arrived at my house Thursday morning and his friendly manner and endearing personality made him fit in so well to the morning.Colin went over and above to capture the day.His style of work and ideas are second to none. I loved his modern and quirky style and this is one of the untial reasons we picked him to capture our special day. Conor instantly took to Colins photographing style as he made my whole bridal party feel relaxed and special.
I am so excited to get my album and wedding shots and would highly recommend Colin to every upcoming bride who is looking for a modern , new age photographer. He is is first class at what he does.
Thank you so much Colin.
Michelle and Conor
Added 3rd Jun 2017
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Amy Mooney
Married on 11th Mar 2017
Colin really has the personality for wedding photography. His friendly nature and easy going manner allowed him to become a part of our wedding party with ease.

Colin had brought us for a pre-wedding photo shoot, which helped things to move along smoothly on our wedding day as we were more comfortable in front of the camera, and knew what to expect. Along with this, Colin’s informal style of photography allowed the day to carry on seamlessly and naturally. His experience in this regard is invaluable as he is so quick and almost invisible on the day.

We received our USB of images today, and I have just loved looking back on our wedding day. Colin quietly caught so many brilliant little moments from the day. I would highly recommend Colin as a wedding photographer as he has such enthusiasm for his work and clearly loves what he does. Thank you so much Colin for being a part of our day and for capturing such beautiful images.
Added 25th Apr 2017
Sarah and Jamie Wild
Married on 22nd Oct 2016
Colin was just brilliant from start to finish. On meeting him for our engagement shoot he made us feel so comfortable and listened to and took on board anything that we weren't so keen on. On the day everything went so smoothly, Colin not only did his own job but also helped us out in any way he could throughout the day. He made the experience fun for all the bridal party, especially when we were absolutely freezing outside! The finished products just blew us away, he captured everything exactly how we wanted it and seen small details that we didn't even know existed. Would highly recommend Colin to anyone needing a wedding photographer!
Added 2nd May 2017
Sinead & Niall Treanor
Married on 29th May 2016
After our blog went up on Facebook a friend commented:
'Love the photos, my friend at work couldn't believe you are "real people", she thought it was from a magazine'.

Colin's photos are of the highest quality and captured the day completely, in years to come we'll still look back on them and smile. Colin was so easy to work with and great craic in the house that morning. After the ceremony he got all the shots we wanted really quickly! We couldn't recommend Colin highly enough!
Added 5th Feb 2017
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