Irish Wedding Diary Magazine FeatureMarch 4th, 2016

Delighted that Irish Wedding Diary Magazine will have a feature in their Summer edition on IPPA members.  Here is a sneak peak at their feature on some of our recent award winning photographers.

The Bank of Ireland Professional Photographer of the Year 2016 is Deirdre O'KeeffeFebruary 23rd, 2016

Congratulations to Deirdre O'Keeffe who was announced as the Bank of Ireland Professional Photographer of the Year 2016 at a gala ceremony on Sunday, February 21st in the Radisson Royal Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin.

A gallery of all the award winning images can be viewed here

IPPA Conference and Bank of Ireland Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016February 21st, 2016

The IPPA annual conference is Ireland’s premier photographic event run by photographers for photographers. This year it is taking place on February 21st 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane in Dublin and is an opportunity for inspiration, creativity, business ideas and marketing.

We have organised a star-studded lineup of international and Irish photographers through a diverse range of disciplines. From fine art landscape to weddings, creative portraiture and marketing ideas with a common thread of commitment to quality, creativity and the promotion of the photographic industry in Ireland.

The Bank of Ireland Professional Photographer of the Year Awards will be presented at a Gala Event on the evening of February 21st with Bobby Kerr as Master of Ceremonies. Bobby Kerr is an Irish entrepreneur and businessman. As chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company he has led Insomnia to become Ireland’s largest coffee house chain over a 16 year period. He presents ‘Down to Business’ a Saturday Business Breakfast show on Newstalk and was a founding ‘Dragon’ on RTE’s Dragons’ Den. Featured on the show from 2008 to 2012 Bobby is still involved with 8 of his investments.

Bobby is one of the owners of BANG Restaurant which has carved out a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Dublin City. He has a variety of business interests in food & hospitality, technology, manufacturing and retail. Bobby is also a popular public speaker and business mentor.

Tickets are available to IPPA members, general professionals and amateurs alike. A love of photography and a desire to learn and be inspired is all that’s needed. Visit for full speaker line up and booking information.

Image Copyright Rui Teixeira

National Portrait Week Awards 2015June 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to Nicola Webster AIPPA who won the overall IPPA National Portrait Week Award 2015.

The NPW 2015 Awards, sponsored by Canon, took place in the Mansion House, Dublin on June 2nd. Nicola's image was taken during the charitable initiative for this year's National Portrait Week campaign which raised funds for LauraLynn.

The runners up were Michelle O'Sullivan LIPPA and John McMahon LIPPA.

A selection of images from this year's awards can be viewed at National Portrait Week Awards 2015

This year IPPA members raised €36,000 for LauraLynn, making it to date over €500,000 that has been raised for charities by members of the public donating €25 in exchange for a professional portrait experience. IPPA members give their time each year to this initiative and 100% of the proceeds go to charity.

Image © Nicola Webster AIPPA