Emma Russell Wedding Photographer


I’m Emma and I’m the chief photographer here at Emma Russell Photography! I’m not one to put words to print much so I’ll keep it simple –

I photograph Weddings 🙂

I’m a self taught photographer beginning my journey in 2012 when I photographed my sisters wedding, it was a very relaxed wedding so she was happy for me to do it. With one camera and one lens I photographed the day, except the ceremony as I was bridesmaid too!

I gave her the photos and did a little slideshow with music and watched her cry her eyes out. That was my Eureka moment, that yes! I want to make other people cry so Emma Russell Photography was born 🙂 With over 250 weddings behind me, numerous award winning images from the IPPVA (Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association), featured in Confetti Magazine, on One Fab Day, and Weddingsonline. You could say, I haven’t looked back. That old cliche 😉

A few things about me:

I recently moved to the beautiful hills of Donegal, a place I always loved as it’s where my parents are from. Leaving busy city life behind for a more quieter country life. I’m with my husband Paul for 19 years and married 13 years. We married on 10/4/10, specifically that date as he’s a truck driver, 10-4 roger that, get it?! 😀 So no excuses to forget our anniversary!

We have a mad Patterdale Terrier called Mack (After Mack Trucks )

I love cars – my favourite being a Ford Escort RS Cosworth, an old skool car but one day I WILL own one, ha

All my jobs up to now have been car related, except when I was 16 and worked in Super Valu!

I was a driver with Dublin Bus for 10 years. I went in to that job a shy girl and came out with confidence. It helped me in life, and for weddings! haha our motto was “A happy bus is an empty bus” lol 😉

We LOVE road trips in America, my bucket list is to do all states, so far 35 knocked off the list.  My favourite states are Arizona, Wyoming and Tennessee.

Also love cruises, we’ve been to Alaska, Transatlantic (at sea for 7 days….. that was fun ) and we were lucky to get to Cuba last year!

So I talked more there than I thought I would!!

I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. I use two camera bodies and multiple lenses (not like my first few weddings, lol)

Have a look at my gallery and blog were you will get a sense of what way I photograph your wedding, then get in touch so I can speak to you about your day!

Emma 🙂


  • Winner – Bridal Portrait of the Year 2019 – Learning to Fly Awards
  • 2nd Place – Creative Wedding Photographer of the year 2021 – IPPVA
  • 3rd Place – Classic Wedding Photographer of the Year 2021 -IPPVA
  • Winner – Classic Wedding Photographer of the Year 2023 – IPPVA
About Emma Russell Photographer
Photo courtesy of Paul Sherwood

Donegal based Wedding Photographer, but travels nationwide

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