Steven & Virginia

"Right now, you’re probably in the same position I was not long ago, trying to find the right person to include in a very personal moment that you get one shot at getting right. 

I interviewed 8 photographers across Ireland, initially over email before speaking with two face to face on opposite side of the world. You can get a lot from photographers’ portfolios, enough to quickly decide if they can frame a shot and engage the shutter, I was looking for something different, something more. I needed to know that the person I bought into this moment deeply valued the unique position they were asked to play, I was looking for someone who had personally experienced the roller-coaster of emotions that moment brings and someone, who despite never meeting us prior could connect with both of us more than a business transaction. 

Vanessa, is an incredible photographer, a wonderfully warm human (even in the cold Irish mornings) who embodies everything a proposal should be and thrived in the love and excitement. She managed two very different personalities with ease and it very quickly felt like a shoot with a close friend we’d known forever. She’s a talented photographer, one I’d work with again in a heartbeat. Vanessa is the photographer you’re looking for. 

Steven Coan"

Rory & Jen

An absolute pleasure to work with and such a lovely person too!

I asked Vanessa, at the very last minute, if she was free to take some
photos of my girlfriend and I when I secretly propose to her. 

Needless to say, such a huge moment in your life can generate a certain 
amount of nerves. From the very start though, Vanessa made me feel 
completely at ease. She knew the location inside out and we planned 
the proposal to the minute.

Once I had proposed (woohooo!), we went on a photoshoot around the location 
and Vanessa made us both feel so comfortable. It really was like she wasn't
even there, just the two of us enjoying the moment and the bubble we were in.

The photos are absolutely incredible! We have been looking at them every day
since and I'm so glad we have them to look back on for the rest of our lives!

Thank you so so much Vanessa!
Rory & Jen

Zach & Sidney

"Vanessa, Thank you so much for such a picturesque and absolutely gorgeous session! With your help I was able to pull off the perfect surprise proposal. The pictures are absolutely perfect and we love them! You were so kind and patient, and made us both feel extremely comfortable. I can’t thank you enough for such a unique and wonderful experience! You are extremely talented at what you do! -Zach and Sidney"

Jackie & Daniel

"The entire proposal process was completely seamless when working with Vanessa. She had excellent ideas for location of proposal and how it should happen. Following the proposal, the photoshoot was fun and engaging. And of course, all of our photos turned out great!" Daniel

"Vanessa, Thank you so much for sending the photos so quickly! We were able to preview them on the plane home from Ireland. Your work is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this moment with us and for capturing our engagement for our families! Take care, Jackie"

Joe & Brittany

"Vanessa was absolutely amazing. She made both of us feel so comfortable and went above and beyond our wildest expectations. She has an incredible eye for what will make a great photograph, and allowed us to act so naturally while still capturing amazing shots. We are still in awe of the engagement pictures we got. The shoot could not have gone better, and we look forward to the next time we need professional photographs, because we know Vanessa will be our first call! 

Thanks for everything, Joe and Brittany"

Alida & Killian

"Since we contacted Vanessa to organise the photoshoot, she has been nothing but supportive, kind and professional. We wanted to have the session in two different places and she accommodated our request without hesitation. The photos are gorgeous and her job is impeccable. We are very happy with the results and we would definitely recommend Vanessa as your photographer for your events. Thanks for your patience, support, and guidance."


"Thank YOU so much for such an incredible shoot! We absolutely love the photos, they couldn't be more perfect and we have been so excited to share them with our friends and family!
We can't thank you enough for capturing this moment in our lives, we'll be looking back at these photos for many years to come. Let us know if anything else comes up, and until then, we wish you the best with everything!
Jane & Chris"


"Vanessa did a fantastic job. She was so great with the kids and had a great eye for spots around Dublin that captured the memories of our time living in Dublin."


"Hands down best photographer I’ve ever worked with. As a soon-to-be fiancé, I had no idea how, where, or what I wanted the engagement photos to look like. Vanessa answered all of those questions with many options and recommendations. She was also very personable and accommodating throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone doing any shoots in Dublin. We are even thinking of flying her to the United States to shoot our wedding because she was so wonderful and helpful, and the pictures came out far better than we could have ever imagined. Thanks again, Vanessa! Sharon and I are blessed to have found you!"


"I reached Vanessa because I needed a set of photos for my website. I have my own business and I was looking for photos that would enhance my brand and capture how a real day of work looked like for me. I wanted to avoid the traditional and boring portraits people usually get done for work-related photos. I was looking for natural looking pictures. 

Vanessa promptly answered all the questions I had since my first email and before the shooting day we met to plan our session and make sure we got everything covered. 

During the session I felt very comfortable, relaxed and I had so much fun! She’s very confident with her work and has an amazing talent to capture the best moments. Vanessa worked hard for me to ensure I got the best shots on the day. 

I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Each photo is of superior quality! I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking for a lifestyle photographer. Thank you so much for everything! Looking forward to my next session! :) "


"It was lovely to have such natural photos of our family celebration!
Vanessa stayed for the three hours with us taking a combination of natural shots and posed family ones. Her manner put everyone at ease.
I was delighted with her work and would work with her again!"


"Perfect! What an amazing photographer. She was the responsible for registering one of the most important moments of my life in a way that all my family and friends can see how special and beautiful that moment was for me. I still can't understand how did she managed to be everywhere and to get every single moment and feeling of that day and for that, I just want to say THANK YOU Vanessa Carvalho for your exceptional work."


"We had a great experience with Vanessa. She knows her city very well. When the vacation photos came out, me and my husband are so happy and blown away. As a photographer, I am also very selective of who I hire for my photoshoot. I love how colorful and great composition of the photos. Vanessa also recommends where to shoot and plan the route for us. Thank you. This is 100% a great gift for our 8th anniversary."


"It was great all the informality in the session, it made me feel very relaxed. I was very concerned about being photographed to become awkward, but it turned out good fun! The quality of the pics taken is amazing. These pics are definitely a great memory of that day.
I would totally recommend Vanessa, and I have done every time when I show my photos to my friends."


"Vanessa did a great job taking my wife and I around Dublin for some on the town pictures. Very professional, knowledgeable, technical and charming, she has patience when taking shots and dealing with her clients. We look forward to working with her again, when we come back to Dublin. Outstanding!"

Korey And Mickey 

"We found Vanessa through Flytographer and loved every minute of our photo session with her. Vanessa made herself available to meet our schedule and allowed us to decide where to shoot while making excellent supplemental location suggestions. We met Vanessa at Dublin Castle where she immediately put us at ease and made us feel comfortable with the shoot and our surroundings. She was very engaged and expressed genuine interest in us as people, a couple, and photography subject. Vanessa truly made a lovely experience even lovelier. Her wonderful personality brought out the best in us which can be seen in the photographs from that day. We feel we made a friend of Vanessa as we meandered the streets of Dublin seeking out unique backdrops. We will certainly have fond memories of this experience for years."

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