Testimonials / Awards / Clients

2016 - What People Say:

Amy Kilkelly - Model
I did a photoshoot with Darach two years ago and I still remember how much fun the experience was. Darach is brilliant at his job and is an absolute pleasure to work with. He was very easy to work with on the day of the shoot, he was eager to let me be as creative as I liked but had many good suggestions on how to make the photoshoot a brilliant experience. His passion for photography really shines through in his work. I was delighted with my photos as they were of very high quality and I would recommend Darach to anyone who would be interested in a photographer for any occasion!

I had the wonderful pleasure to meet with Darach a few years ago as he would always be taking snaps at Athenry Music Schools events. We decided to get in contact and organised a shoot. I was more than impressed. I've since worked with Darach on numerous occasions and have always been absolutely thrilled with the stunning outcome of his photographs. Other than knowing Darach as a friend, he is a pure professional when it comes to work. Always punctual, open to new ideas - a source of creativity , up for a laugh and he defiantly makes my job ten times easier. Over the years Darach has helped me with many projects. Our collaborations have featured in Scorpio Jin an international magazine based in Miami, personal portfolio work, assigned jobs , you name it! Or simply just for the enjoyment of creative banter. Without a doubt, 10/10 would recommend Darachphotograghy to everyone - Newbies, freebies and pros

Ulla Hokkanen - Director of Galway Community Circus - 
http://www.galwaycommunitycircus.com/
Darach has been shooting annual Galway Community Circus productions since 2013. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. I don't think even the most hectic situation would face Darach. Year after year I'm amazed at how Darach captures the spirit of the Circus in his photos. His photos are full of life, action and warmth and he always finds the quirky backstage action, the fun and laughter and the pride in the performers eyes. We are very grateful to Darach for supporting our organisation and we look forward to working with him again in the future!

Maria Ciobanu - Model
I've worked with Darach from the very beginning of my modelling career and I count myself one of the luckiest people to have had him be, not only an amazing photographer to work with, but also a much valued friend and mentor. He has always advised me to be dedicated to my work and has stood by me and encouraged me over the years. He is creative, eccentric, spontaneous and very talented. His photography has always inspired me in my own work. I couldn't be more grateful

Lauren Moran - Ballerina
Well I guess I can just say I felt really comfortable doing the shoot because you made me feel relaxed and it was a lot of fun to do,the photos came out great and I would definitely recommend the experience to other people ☺️

Stephanie Casserly - Professional Model - 
I am a professional model and have worked with many photographers. I always look forward to working with Darachphotography. He is professional and courteous, gives great direction and produces excellent images. Darach has a wonderful way of putting me at ease on set. I cannot recommend Darach highly enough.

Best photographer ever! Darach is the kindest person i know, which made me more comfortable and confident in front of the camera. When i thought it couldn't get any better the photos turned out amazing! Darach ideas with the shoots where extraordinary and this helped my photos stand out from the crowd. Not only is Darach my favorite photographer but he is one of my good friends. A wonderful person to work with..

Aoife Cummins - Ballerina / Contemporary Dancer
Darach Glennon is an exceptionally talented photographer whose creative eye is apparent in every photograph he takes. I had the pleasure of working with him on a photoshoot where I felt at complete ease and entirely comfortable. He is a truly joyful character who brings charisma and positivity to every aspect of his work . I was over the moon with the shots we got , I could not recommend him enough

Rachel Griffin - Irish dancer with "Riverdance"
Darach was so so nice to work with! I felt like a professional model in his company, and he captured shots of me that have made me so proud of myself! He certainly brought out the best in me. An absolute gentleman with a unique eye behind the lens.

Rebecca Casserly - Fashion blogger - 
I have worked with Darach on numerous photoshoots for my fashion blog and also as a stylist. Darach is always professional and delivers high quality images to suit the brief. Always a pleasure to shoot with.

Judith Sibley - Ballet / Dance - Director of Youth Ballet West - 
Darach has been shooting Youth Ballet West & Chrysalis Dance since 2011.  Dance photography is very specific as the picture must always capture a dancer's pure line as well as being a great shot, this is particularly challenging in live performance. Darach has been polishing his skills for years now & has developed a keen eye for capturing the grace & beauty of the dancer & also the dancer's unique personality. He has worked with many of my dancers on individual shoots, all extremely creative & artistic, capturing a very special time in a young dancers life. I look forward to our continued collaboration, confident that Darach's work complements my own.

Roisin NíChraith – Model / Horse rider
What an amazing experience Darach - a photo shoot with a difference! Me & my pony in the beautiful setting of Derrydonnell woods. Stunning photos from a brilliant day! Míle buíochas Róisín & Tequila

Katharine Mac Mághnuis – Director Athenry Music School - http://athenrymusicschool.net/
Darach is a total joy to work with. He is consummately professional and pleasant and always brings a lightness to what can be difficult logistically (50 kids freezing in Athenry castle grounds!) I always know that the results will be first class. I cannot recommend him enough

Donna Rohan – Family / Wedding BBQ 
Darach, I first came across your photography page a few years ago when you took a picture of us on Shop street on Race week, and I seen many friends pictures tagged in different events taken place locally. I really took an interest in your relaxed style of photography. I contacted you to organise a girlie photoshoot afternoon with my mom, sister and nieces. It was such a fun afternoon for all ages, my mom still says 3 years later she never experienced anything like it and we have priceless pictures to treasure forever. The following year we contacted you again to organise some casual photographs for a pre wedding bbq, again you were so discreet and relaxed our family and friends were very comfortable with you around. Our friends were so impressed they also booked you for their family occasions. Darach you a true professional with such a relaxed attitude I want to thank you for your work and friendship, and we are looking forward to working with you soon again. Donna & Family 😆

Amy O Reilly – Ballet / Contemporary Dancer
I was fortunate enough to work with Darach last February. It was one of the best experiences that no doubt will stay with me for life. He made me feel so at home and confident in front of the camera. Darachs ideas are so fantastic and just bonkers enough that they actually work into incredible pieces of art. The way he captures so much movement in one image is genius. He truly is a wonderful photographer.

Hazel Keenan – Model
'Very professional & helpful to guide any model into a successful career, I personally appreciated Darachs guidance for all of my photoshoots, a truly great photographer'

Laydiane Costa Ramos - Model - https://www.facebook.com/LaydianeModel/
Always pleased with the outcome of the photos. Very professional to work and has a great eye for photography. You know how to bring life into the photos and how to tell a story with them, well done. 

Aisling O'Connor – Ballet Dancer
Darach is the consummate professional as a photographer. He is patient and kind. His photography is of premium quality. He always puts his subjects at ease thus capturing them at their very best! ~ Denise O Connor (Mum)

Ailish McDonagh - Singer
Working with Darach was a really enjoyable experience. He can make anyone feel comfortable in front of a camera and is able to capture moments perfectly as they happen

Rachel Ni Dhuibh - Model
The first photographer I have worked with, Darach made me feel extremely comfortable and gave me a great start into the world of modelling. Witty, energetic, passionate and has an eye for capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Sarah J Walsh - Model
Shooting with Darach was a joy, so much fun and easy to work with! Felt really comfortable the whole time and always giving tips and feedback to enhance the images

Clare Farrell – Dancer / Musician
It was a great experience doing the photoshoot. It was something I had never thought of doing but I am so glad I did. Beautiful images were captured and I loved doing it.

Amy Coffey O'Brien - Model
Always had great fun working with Darach! Such a wonderful photographer, as a newbie to the camera I found my experience comfortable and relaxed. Definitely helped that Darachs great personality and humour was always very easy to work with!

Taz Spelman – Model / Singer
Darach is both professional and friendly. When the photo shoot first started I was quite nervous- but Darach's kind and care free ways quickly put me at ease while giving me tips on posing etc. He creates a fun and energetic atmosphere while suggesting locations and themes and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Apart from the enjoyable atmosphere,the quality of his photographs is incredible and it's obvious that he knows exactly what he is doing! I would definitely recommend Darach to anyone looking for a photographer. It's easy to take a photograph but its not easy to create a photography!

Orla Nic Diarmada - Ballerina
Such a great time, great fun and such a lovely experience. So happy with the photos afterwards. Highly recommendable 😀

Pia Cloherty – Makeup Artist / Model - https://www.facebook.com/Make-Up-By-Pia-410351842412556
Darach was great to work with, very professional while being friendly and fun! His concepts are usually creative and unique and the end product is always beautiful!

Emma Babington - Cosplayer
I've had the pleasure of working with Darach a few times now, and would definitely work with him again! He knows what he's doing, and you can tell he loves what he does! He's got a fantastic eye for capturing the perfect pose, and can tell there's a photo-op from any location! He's super lovely!

Angela Chilton – Dance Mom
I first spoke with Darach on the phone and we had a lengthy chat about what to expect when I would bring my 12 year old girl for a photo shoot. We discussed everything from what to wear, what to bring, who to bring, where to meet and what to expect. No stone was left unturned. I already felt like we'd met. When we did meet he was both extremely friendly and professional. Darach very quickly put us both at ease and I was amazed to see my normally reserved and shy daughter completely open up and dance for the camera. As suggested by Darach we had brought along her best friend and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day, the best friend and I even got in on the act. Nothing was too much trouble and at no time did we feel rushed. The images are superb and have brought out a little diva that we didn't know we had. My only complaint is having to choose which of the images to print as I want them all and we only have so much wall space!! I would highly recommend Darach if you're looking for a truly special photo shoot experience.

Linda Howley – Makeup Artist - https://www.facebook.com/madeup/
“I have had the pleasure of working with Darach on a number of photoshoots and at various fashion events around Galway. Darach has a wonderful way of making you feel at ease straight away before even taking out his camera; be it over a cuppa or a quick chin wag! He always says that there is no point putting in the work if we are not having fun whilst doing it – such a refreshing, effective and professional approach to photography. Aside from Darach’s infectious positive energy, he is extremely talented at his trade. Before taking any pictures, he will carefully listen to everyones ideas and opinions; ensuring that he is capturing the perfect image for the Model, the MUA, the Bride or whoever is involved. I am always delighted with any images of my work taken by Darach and would recommend him as one of the best Photographers in Galway! – Made Up, by Linda Howley.”

Brigitte O'Reilly - Ballerina
Had two fantastic shoots with Darach, he is great to work with! He created such a positive atmosphere even when it was -4 degrees on a frosty January morning! Not only a great photographer but he was helpful, encouraging, patient and very accommodating during the shoot. It was a wonderful experience overall but most importantly the photos were amazing!

Shannen Lee – First time model
I loved doing the photoshoot with you, at first I thought I'd be nervous and have not a clue what to do but you made it into such a fun atmosphere that I could be myself in front of the camera. The shoot went very well, took amazing pictures in a beautiful area and really couldn't ask for a better outcome. Overall it was an incredible experience, I did things that I never knew I could and really boosted my self confidence.  I would defiantly recommend to anyone that wants a career in modelling or just a fun day out, wouldn't recommend any other photographer but yourself! Best in the west for sure

Michelle Ruane – Makeup Artist - https://www.facebook.com/MRmakeup2012
Darach is a fantastic photographer. He is a gifted people person and makes clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. He has a clear passion and love for photography which comes across beautifully in the quirky moments he always manages to capture so well.

Emer Lenihan – Ballerina / Dancer
I would strongly recommend Darach Photography, Darach was extremely encouraging, professional, and creative. He had lots of fresh ideas. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere which helped bring smiles all round. We have used him both in the studio and in an outdoor setting and were extremely pleased with the results from both.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and am looking forward to doing another shoot.



Awards:


Picture below - RTÉ Weather Photographic Competition, Winter 2010 runner up out of 5000+ entries 


Also...

Featured in the Irish National Broadcaster RTE 2010 Annual Report



Also featured on http://theshot.ie/daily.html - Irelands Photography Magazine - Sept 2011

RTÉ Weather Photographic Competition, Presentation in RTE 











RTE Weather Presenters Gerry Murphy & Karina Buckley (picture 1) & Audrey McGrath and Nuala Carey (picture 2) - Click here to see album (pictures courtessy of Kyran O'Brien)






Picture below - RTÉ Weather Photographic Competition, Winter 2011 finalist - Starling Mumeration







Comments on published books (http://www.blurb.com):


johnu says

Darach,
Your work is masterful and one of the best on Blurb. It shows the artistry that many photographers strive to achieve. The glorious range of color, the kind and gentle perceptions of composition, the capturing of the decisive moments...mesmerizing. The photo of the cloud-hand tenderly holding the ray of light given from above is so very moving. 
Your work has honored the sanctity of photography. Congratulations!
John Ulatowski


knappogue says

Beautifully captured images, great composition. Appropriately titled book. Love your use of light and the variety of subject interest. My fav would have to be the tree in the snow, great use of rule of thirds. Keep up the good work............


Wow love the book. Favs have to be the girls in the Cathedral, the beautifully captured swan, and looking across the water at the city lights. Great work, makes me want to get my camera out NOW!!


brymel says

"MAN GENIUS"... fantastic works of art captured with clinical accuracy...well done and good luck with the book.


SionaG says

Fabulous shots that stir an emotion or 2 :)


Another great image book, also love the cathedral shot. Love the special dedication too!


Darach, thank you for the beautiful book of photographs, I am so thrilled with how you captured the night. I will treasure it always


Aldona-gtg says

It looks like you have found your passion. Excellent photos Darach! You have an eye for photography.
Waiting for more:)


wglennon says

Fantastic, good man you **** you. Lovely job.


Niamh Walsh - Wedding book on blurb says

The book is out of this world, it is fantastic!! Thank you so much.







General comments:

It's a few days early but Ive been on the prowl for our photographer of the month. This person has been a great friend to the group, his photographs inspire and amaze In summing up this photographer - a favourite saying of mine comes to mind "we do not remember days we remember moments" and this photographer captures the very best moments and turns them into timeless memories....congrats to our photographer of the month Darach Glennonhttp://www.facebook.com/darachphotography
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Denise O'Dwyer says - 

A talented photographer as well as a true gentleman to work with, Darach is the master of "spying light".  His inspired, original images result from his effortless ability to capture the most spontaneous moments with ease and humour....great photo shoot !


Other publications & clients:


Galway United - Eamonn Chick Deacy Souvenir  Programme - Galway Soccer

Áras an Uachtaráin- Irish Presidents Website - Aras An Uachtarain

VIP Magazine -   Irish Celeb Magazine

The Shot Magazine - Irelands Photography Magazine  2 Pictures published @ http://www.theshot.ie/dailysept.html

Maeve Berry Public Relations - http://www.maeveberrypr.ie/

E&R Events Ltd. - Ironman 70.3 Galway - http://eandrevents.ie/events.html

The Irish Independent - Fit Magazine -  http://www.independent.ie/ 

The Irish Daily Mail

The Irish Daily Mirror

The Sunday Business Post - http://www.businesspost.ie/

The Galway Advertiser - http://www.advertiser.ie/galway

The Galway Independent - http://galwayindependent.com/

Autobiz Magazine - http://www.autobiz.ie/


Insurance Institue of Galway - http://www.iii.ie/galway

Catwalk Model Agency - http://www.catwalkmodels.ie/

Ballinderreen Community Centre - http://www.ballinderreen.com/communitycentre/

An Cosantoir - The Defense Forces Magazine - http://www.dfmagazine.ie/

Athenry Music School - http://www.athenrymusicschool.net/

Goldenegg Productions (Galway Now Magazine) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/goldenegg/310588212057



Galway Mayo Institue of Technology (GMIT) and Students union - Check out my facebook page - Marketing Society and Students Union gigs

The Hope Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hope-Foundation/147837796789

The Irish Heart Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/IrishHeartFoundation

Model Shahira Barry - http://www.shahirabarry.com

House of Delphine - Wedding deisgner - http://news.houseofdelphine.com/

Laura Jayne Halton Designer - http://www.laurajaynehalton.com/fashion.php

Lisheenkyle National School website:   -   http://www.lisheenkylens.ie/pages/news.php

Galway Community Circus - http://www.galwaycommunitycircus.com/

Renmore Gymnastics Galway - https://renmoregymnastics.org/

Irish Vintage Scene - http://www.irishvintagescene.ie/

Irish Farmers Association - http://www.ifa.ie/ - https://www.facebook.com/JoeHealyfarmer/



Entertainment:


Keith Duffy - Singer from boyzone / Actor and sportsman - http://www.officialkeithduffy.com/sport/

and their new website - www.duovocis.com 

Keywest Band- http://www.keywestofficial.com/ - Debut Album - The Message




Corrib Dance Academy - http://www.corribdanceacademy.ie/

Youth Ballet West - http://www.youthballetwest.ie/




Macnas Musical Director - Orlagh De Bhaldraithe - http://www.orlagh.net/

Macnas - http://www.macnas.com/

Irish Assocation of Youth Orchestras - http://www.iayo.ie/

Sport:


Ironman 70.3 Galway:

2012:

Tri Athlete - Jan Van Berkel (aka The Berkelizer)  wins the Pro-mens event at Ironman 70.3 Galway: 


2011: 

Tri Athlete - Mike Aigroz wins the Pro-mens event at Ironman 70.3 Galway:  http://mike226.blogspot.com/

Tri Athlete - Lucy Gossage wins the Pro-ladies event at Ironman 70.3 Galway:  http://www.lucygossage.com/
http://www.tri247.com/article_9056_Ironman+70.3+Ireland+report.html?region_id=&category=

Tri-Athlete - Charisa Wernick from the US, 3rd in the Pro ladies race @ Ironman 70.3 Galway - 

"Great pics of the Ireland 70.3 race today :) thx!!Thanks so much for sharing your photos"  http://charisawernick.blogspot.com/

Irish Tri Athlete - Owen Cummins finishes third in the Ironman 70.3 Galway -  http://owencummins.com/2011/09/06/ironman-70-3-galway-3rd-place/

Check out Triathlete sports clothing provider Compressport website: http://compressport.uk.com/blog/
Check out Chanel4's Ironman 70.3 Galway programme - Darachphotography pops up here an there! http://www.channel4.com/programmes/triathlon/4od#3231514