Have a quick look at what some of our clients have had to say.

I have used Des (Photos by Des) on a few occasions when I needed professional photos taken for my business. At all times I have found Des to be extremely professional in all aspects of his business, from prompt responses to initial queries, to the exceptional quality of his photos. Des's eye for detail makes him a natural. His ability to conduct the photoshoot in a relaxed manner, making you feel at ease, while also confident in the knowledge that you're in the hands of a consummate professional. I would highly recommend Des O'Neill, Photos by Des.
Imelda Breen
IB Health & Fitness
We are so happy about Des and the pictures we got at our wedding day. He was all we could ask as a photographer. He was there through the whole day making sure he got each caption for every moment... He managed to capture all the important moments we wanted plus he is a super friendly person that will adapt to your needs. We are thankful to Des for the things he did for us and the extra details he put effort on. Hope to be working with him in many occasions.
Cristina and Edgar
We first met Des in 2013 when he photographed our first annual 5K School Fun Run, and to say he added great fun to the day is an understatement - he is such a pleasure to work with and has a great rapport with people both young and not so young. Over the years on various occasions throughout the school calendar, he has photographed many school events such as concerts, school celebrations, awards ceremonies, graduation and debs night and taken photographs for use in school publications, for our social media platforms and our student profile photos. Des has become part of the school community, is so professional and has a way with people, putting them at ease and has over the years come up with great ideas for our publications and displays. The quality of his work is excellent We look forward to many more years working with him.
Madeleine Harbison
Ashbourne Community School
Des O’Neill is a wonderful photographer who really knows how to capture your special occasions and moments. He is extremely professional, sharing his experience and ideas which ensures your photo is even more special. He has worked with my family and especially my daughter from a young age. He is patient and kind and as a result has captured many of the important moments in our lives. I would highly recommend Des for any occasion.
Trish Mulvaney
It was easy for me to expect a great job from Des as in the past few years I had admired many photos he had taken. I was surprised by his attention to detail and struck by his gentle, respectful approach to positioning me wherever he wanted me to stand. What impressed me most was how much fun working with Des was. My smiles were all genuine and I am delighted to recommend him to everyone. Des’s professional approach to his work, combined with the passion for what he does and his talent in making his work fun meant that I could relax and enjoy getting my photo taken. He is a skilled craftsman and I recommend him unreservedly.
Dr. Claire Hayes
5* Des came highly recommended to me & he surpassed my expectations when he took our large extended family photo. Really appreciate the time you gave on the day. He listens & has a natural ability to create a relaxed atmosphere and captures smiles and moments even unstaged movements. Des gives his time to our local festival each year taking thousands of photos with no charge as his way to give back to community. Never stop! Des your amazing. Des has taken all my communion photos and his best moment was taking my shy sons communion photos in my garden by getting him to show him his favourite spots. Outstanding photos and my son smiling from ear to ear. Des can enhance the photos on his computer too, our power line pole disappeared!! I would recommend PHOTOSBYDES time & time again. A pleasure to deal with. THANK YOU so much for what you do so well.
Trina Summerville
Since 2016, Des O'Neill has been the offical photographer of the Meath Rose Centre, as part of the wider International Rose of Tralee Festival. Des is an absolute pleasure to work with, a professional through and through who is well loved and respected by our team. We are always so happy with his work.
Jonathan Lynch
Meath Rose Centre
Having known Des for a number of years, I've always been so impressed by his work. Des is a gent who ensures you are incredibly comfortable in front of the camera. We are looking forward to Des photographing our wedding in 2021.
Michelle Kenny
We had the pleasure of working with Des when doing our new website. The photographs turned out far above our expectations and his professional manner and attention to detail were exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any project.
Adrian Mcentaggart
Mcentaggart Funeral Directors
Des is a wonderful photographer with great attention to detail and has the ability to capture any occasion in a very memorable way
Vivian Marsden
Memories of our special family occasions were secured by this truly wonderful photographer. Des always captured the magic of the occasion without being intrusive but rather, professional and courteous to all. His attention to detail is superb. I would highly recommend Des for all occasions.
G. Collins
I have been privileged to know Des O’Neill of Photos by Des for the past 8 years through my involvement with Dunshaughlin Tidy Towns Group and other community activities. During this period I have engaged with Des on numerous occasions in the course of his career activities, that of photographing community events in our area, and I have always found him to be personable, highly professional and courteous to those he encounters. Our Tidy Towns Group and indeed many other organisations in our village have been recipients of his generosity when on many occasions he has volunteered his precious time and professional services for the benefit of the community, for which we are most grateful. In the years that I have know Des I have never failed to be impressed by his skill and expertise in his chosen field of photography and I regard him as a man of integrity.
Luke Colleran
Chairman, Dunshaughlin Tidy Towns Group

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