Two Awards of Excellence


Gerry reveals just what it takes to win Photography Awards again and again

Ann and Gerry O'Carroll pictured at the IPPA National Photographic Awards at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin on Sunday March 8th

The National Photographic Awards were presented recently at a black-tie gala dinner held in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. Waterford Photographer Gerry O’Carroll was the South East’s only representative as a finalist and his images were once again recognized with two Awards of Excellence. Gerry’s photographs were from four real weddings entered in the “Contemporary Wedding” Category and four Portraits, entered in the “Family Portrait” Category and he received an excellence Award for each category.

gerryocarroll waterford photographer Contemporary Wedding Award of Excellence Panel

Gerry has been Waterford’s most celebrated photographer for more than a decade since winning the much sought after Kodak Photographer of the Year. Other successes along the way included Family Photographer of the year (twice) in Ireland, “Overseas Commercial Photographer of the Year” from the British Professional Photography Awards, as well as many Category and “Awards of Excellence” prizes won both in Ireland and in the UK.

gerryocarroll waterford photographer Family Portrait Award of Excellence Panel

Gerry is first and foremost a working professional. Together with his wife Ann, they operate their Studio from the Waterford Academy of Music & Art, Passage Cross, Waterford. For Gerry, it’s all about telling the story. A story of Love from a wedding; the arrival of a newborn or coming of age. Or even a big event or business story. It’s all important and it all matters. So, Gerry, what does it take to win photography Awards again and again over years and years? “Thanks to couples like Avril and Andrew, Tanya and Paul, Amy and Ronan as well as John & Catriona, real couples who value their photographs and trust me to capture and tell their story. Or families like the Culleton’s, the Bible’s, the Hoctor’s and the O’Shea’s, ordinary families who get me to capture their families and tell their story. Without the best clients in the country, there would never be any photographs, not to mind Award winning photographs. Thanks to my customers, new and old who continue to motivate and inspire me, and who keep me in business by booking me year in, year out. Thanks to you all, I get to capture great images and tell all your great stories. We look forward to seeing your great images and reading your reviews” .


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“Gerry & Ann are both outstanding. They have captured our story perfectly from the day we said I do to the addition of our little girl and boy. We will treasure all the portraits forever. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough” Siobhan Spillane .

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