My name is Liam Kidney and I am an Irish Wedding photographer based in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. I am passionate about all aspects of photography. As well as wedding photography I also love Wildlife, Landscape, Sport, PR and Portrait photography. I also teach photography and run photography courses throughout the year in Athlone.
Award Winning Photographer
I am a member of the Irish Professional Photographers and Video Association (IPPVA), Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers(SWPP) and The Guild of Photographers. I came 4th in the European FEP Professional Wildlife Photography Awards in 2018. I was the Winner of the "2015 IPPA Best Classic Wedding Portfolio" and "2015 IPPA Best Classic Wedding Single Image" awards. I won a Silver medal with Irish Photographic Federation in 2014. I won the Travel Photographer of The Year Award for 2009 with the SWPP and I have also won several Gold awards with the SWPP.
Irish Wedding Photographer
I provide the perfect photography for your wedding and capture the most memorable moments of your special day, bringing out the bride’s beauty, the groom’s nerves and the marvellous atmosphere of your celebrations. I mix the Traditional Wedding Styles with Contemporary to produce beautiful images of your day.
On the day, I keep things calm, light-hearted, and fun. I grasp the opportunity of a location and use it to create the most captivating visuals and bold, striking imagery. I have won several awards for my visual style and attention to detail.
I love to seize the emotion of each moment in my wedding photography. The love the couple share, the comradery of the groomsmen, the banter between bridesmaids, the laughter during speeches and the fun of the first dance.
I am based in the heart of Ireland in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, but in the past ten years I have photographed over 400 weddings nationwide. I have photographed weddings in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Cavan, Longford, Roscommon, Mayo, Offaly, Wicklow, Laois, Sligo, Cavan, Leitrim, Limerick, Meath, Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Monaghan, Louth, Clare and Kerry
My favourite local wedding venues in the Midlands that I have worked in are Glasson Country House Hotel, Hodson Bay Hotel, Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Sheraton Athlone, Radisson-Blue Athlone, Mullingar Park Hotel, Bloomfield House Hotel, Annebrook House, Mount Druid Boutique Venue in Castletown Geoghegan, The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon and The Wineport Lodge in Athlone.
My favourite venues outside Westmeath are Lough Rinn Castle and it’s sister hotel Kilronan Castle, Kinnitty Castle, Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe, The County Arms Hotel in Birr, Loughrea Hotel and Spa, The G Hotel and Spa in Galway, The Ardilaun Hotel, Hotel Meyrick, Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill Hotel, Killashee House, The Keadeen Hotel, The Heritage Killenard, Bridge House, Tullamore Court Hotel, Carton House in Maynooth, Finnstown Castle Hotel, Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Cliff at Lyons, Barberstown Castle, Bunratty Castle Hotel, Markree Castle Sligo, Castle Dargan Hotel and Dromoland Castle Hotel. You can see samples of weddings at the above locations on my blog here.
I specialise in natural outdoor environmental portraits of couples and families in local woods and parks or a location of your choice. My relaxed style is guaranteed to put you at ease to capture you and your family’s unique character. I have found that children are more relaxed when they are outside running around and their personalities shine through in my photography. You can see samples of my portraits here.
Book Me Today
Please contact me to discuss your upcoming event, either via my Contact Page or on my mobile at +353 (0) 87 222 7331