I’m a creative all-rounder and get my kicks from combining my loves for photography, the outdoors, working with people and my digital skills.
My photography work is lifestyle in nature, with a keen focus on food and hospitality. I’m pretty sure this interest has come from growing up in my family’s pub and restaurant! When I’m not shooting images, I’m working on my computer and have developed a handy set of complimentary graphics, marketing, pr and event management skills.
I graduated from Cork Institute of Technology in 2004 with a degree in Multimedia. After a few years of gallivanting, sailing and exploring as many far flung places as I could, I began to pursue my passion of photography and graphic design on a professional basis. My first big projects were the publication of two travel photography books “Coast of Cork” and “Coast of Kerry”. I later spent time living in London and the Netherlands, nurturing my creative skills in photo studios, outdoor sets, short films and a part time multimedia teaching stint! Fast forward to today and my work has been featured in publications, magazines, calendars, exhibitions and more.
As an aside, I’m also the founder and event co-ordinator of the Irish Redhead Convention, a weekend festival of ginger loving madness and Ireland’s only and ultimate whacky celebration of all things to do with red hair!
I hope you enjoy my site and the work that I’m doing. If you think I can do something to help your business, then get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.
“Thank you so much for all of the attention to detail, time and love you put into the shoot. You are very gifted… not only with the camera but with putting people at ease, listening and just being in general a very lovelable and kind person.“
Christine Gannon – The Old Convent
“I did a photo shoot recently with Joleen for my natural skin care business and I was so impressed with the photos. Joleen was great to work with; friendly, helpful and great fun. I would totally recommend her.“
Tracey Ryan – Bia Beauty
“While working with Joleen we found her to be very professional and a great van driver!… Only joking, but you should ask her about this sometime!. Seriously though, we have worked with Joleen several times in the past, and we never have to worry about anything because we know we are in very capable hands. We don’t have to explain what we want because somehow, she already knows. She has a great eye for framing a shot and knows instinctively where art can be captured. We do as we are told and the results are always much better than we would have expected. She is great also at putting us at our ease and we always have a fun.“
Paul Linehan – Frank & Walters
“I have worked with Joleen numerous times now and I can honestly say she is a talented photographer. Her energy and enthusiasm for photography is reflected in the images she produces. What I love most about working with Joleen is that she understands your personality and the style that you want to achieve and will go above and beyond your expectation to achieve just that. Joleen is understanding and a true professional, she has a fantastic personality and her photography speaks for itself. I always look forward to working with her, I would highly recommend working with Joleen for any genre in photography!“
Christine O’Sullivan – Chef
“During our recent photoshoot with Joleen, my partners and I enjoyed a very smooth and enjoyable process and outstanding results. She is a rare find: a photographer with raw energy, enthusiasm and creative vision who also possesses flexibility, professionalism and grace under pressure.“
Caleb Patterson Jaquith – Bluefin Media Group, Berlin.
“Thanks again for everything…. I really have had a brilliant time doing the shots with you. You’re very easy to work with, I always felt comfortable and knew I could totally be myself, try different things and you’d be there to catch the shot. Anyone I have showed them to really loves them and they all have a different favourite, which I believe shows much variation, which is so important in the world of the arts and I’ll be able to use them for different purposes, so thanks a lot!“
Kim Sheehan – Soprano
“I hired Joleen for a photo shoot of our Restaurant. Her work was impeccable, very creative and extremely good value. I look forward to work with her again on another project in the very near future.“
Conor O’Brien – Star Anise