Horetown house wedding. Two brides on the dance floor with their friends.


What others say:

“Our main priority when hiring a photographer was getting someone who would capture the essence of the day without the photos being too staged or stoic. We wanted the moments captured as they were happening; organically and candidly. Joanna surpassed all of our expectations with this! The photos are a true reflection of the day and the array of emotions that were felt. We are absolutely elated with the results and couldn't have been happier to have Joanna there with us throughout the day and well into the evening as well :)”

sinead & Stephanie

“Dealing with Joanna was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. We agreed within 30 seconds after meeting her that we wanted her to be our wedding photographer and haven’t regretted it for a minute. Communication in the run-up to the big day was great and she was fantastic on the day itself, really friendly and relaxed and our guests commented on how nice she was. The photos arrived very soon afterwards and we couldn’t have been happier.

I couldn’t recommend May 22 Photography higher, especially if you’re planning an LGBT+ ceremony.”

Jon & Danny

"My biggest fear going into hiring a photographer was that somehow we wouldn't get what we had hoped we were paying for, or worse: that the photographer wouldn't gel with us or our families. It's such an intimate thing, to invite someone you don't know well into all your closest spaces on your wedding day. I was afraid of trusting a stranger like that. This,110%, did not happen with Joanna! Oh my goodness, where to start -- from the moment we met her, she impressed us with her professionalism and kindness, and the candid artistry of her photography. She kept in contact over the months leading up to the wedding, going over any questions she or we had, but also taking the time to wish us a good weekend, or a happy Friday. The day of the wedding, she was amazing -- looking at the photos afterward, I can't even understand how she managed to take so many lovely pictures of us all. Rather than staging awkward old-fashioned shots, she guided us into situations that offered opportunities for some of the most beautiful pictures of my family that I've ever seen.

Everything is real with Joanna. This is her profession, but it was clear from day one just how much this is also her passion. She is an exceptional photographer, and an exceptional human being, and both Gerard and I feel so lucky that she was the one to capture our wedding on film! If I were to recommend her to my best friend, I would say, DO IT, EMAIL HER NOW! Book her now, before she makes plans with someone else! You will be gaining not only the best photographer in Ireland, but also what often felt like an old friend. If we got married again tomorrow, Joanna would still be our first choice for photographer. <3"

Julie & Gerard

"Hi Joanna
Thank you doesn't seem strong enough to express how grateful me and Eileen are to you for how well you looked after us on Thursday!! You are one of the nicest kindest most considerate and professional superstars we've ever had the privilege of working with. 

Words are still failing me since Thursday and im still going around in a bubble of excitement and on a pure high ( probably will explain why im emailing at 5 in the morning not being able to sleep even when we only got home at 2 !! ) 

The pictures you've sent have set me off crying ( AGAIN says you ) but im trying to silent blub and email not to wake poor Eileen ...

Joanna you are a lady and our kind of person xx
Thank you Thank you Thank you a million times over"

Nicole & Eileen

“We booked Joanna for our wedding in Dublin. Like most couples we were very nervous about our pictures being taken but once we met Joanna for our pre wedding consultation we knew everything would be fine. Joanna was very reliable and communicative in the run up to the wedding day, she was always quick to respond on the phone or email to our questions. During the wedding day she put us at ease and she made the whole thing very relaxed and enjoyable. We really like how friendly and helpful she was, she was constantly smiling and even our guests were asking if Joanna is our old friend who happened to be a wedding photographer.

If you are looking for an alternative wedding photographer with a documentary style but most importantly with a friendly approach we highly recommend Joanna"

Michelle & Simon

“Well where do I even start? If you're looking for something different, something with a real edge, and not your average wedding photographer, then May22 photography has just that.

From day one Joanna was the most helpful, pleasant, attentive person we came across when going through the whole wedding planning process. Being naturally sceptical of the camera, Owen and I really didn't want posed photography. After meeting with Joanna and seeing her work we were reassured and confident that she was capable of doing exactly what we were looking for, including accommodating our dog being present on the day!

On the wedding day she made us feel so relaxed and at ease and for pretty much most of the day we didn't even realise there were pictures being taken! Everything was centred around the natural, cherishable moments of the day as oppose to what our expectations of standard wedding photography was. 

We honestly couldn't be happier with the photos. People are still talking about how amazing Joanna was and also how she was able to capture not only us as a couple and our families but also all of our guests, the decor and the little details that we put into making our day our own. 

Thank you so much for everything."

Owen & Aisling Tierney ❤

"We hired May 22 Photography to photograph our wedding in December 2016. We were absolutely blown away by both the photographs and the service that we received. Joanna put so much thought into everything she did, it was so personalized and special. Our wedding pictures are just gorgeous, they radiate the happiness and love that we experienced with our families on the day, and bring a smile to our faces every time we look at them. Joanna managed to capture the most intimate moments of our ceremony without us even noticing she was there! 

I really couldn’t recommend May 22 more as a photographer for your big day. You will have beautiful, natural memories of your day that are unique to you as a couple."

Karolina & Emer

"Joanna is an amazingly talented photographer. We booked Joanna for our wedding in November 2017 at Cloonacauneen Castle in Galway. A perfect venue with a wonderful atmosphere. Joanna captured the ambience perfectly. Both the posed and unposed photos are faultless. On the day, Joanna worked unobtrusively and captured heartwarming moments. She kept in touch regularly and sent loads of compilations of photos. We highly recommend Joanna for any special moments." 

Ger & Miriam 

“We had a pre wedding and wedding day session with Joanna. Forgetting about a camera pointing at you is not easy, but she made it so easy. All we saw was a friend capturing a moment. Joanna has such a friendly and easy going personality, which makes it so much easier to relax and enjoy the moment.”

Joanna & Paul

“Thank you Joanna for our beautiful pictures and capturing memories to keep forever.

You are such a pro and cannot wait to meet you again”

John & Dylan

“Joanna is a very professional photographer. She made us very comfortable and the session went so much better than we expected. The photos turned out amazing and we have them all printed and framed in the house. 10/10 would recommend.”

“My boyfriend and I had a photoshoot and it was brilliant very chill and Joanna made us feel very relaxed and comfortable...it was such a fun day I recommend may22 to everyone 10/10!! “

Sam & John

“I entered a competition on a whim for a couples photoshoot and was so delighted that I did. Orna and I had a fantastic time with Joanna! She made us feel so at ease and relaxed and was really easy to chat to. The end result was amazing too, we now have gorgeous photos that we will cherish forever. Would recommend may22 photography to everyone. We will certainly be looking for Joanna's talents again in the future!”

Amy & Orna

“We won couples shoot with Joanna and I have to say it was one of the highlights of my year so far. Absolutely a dream to work with and the photos are beautiful..they capture us perfectly. I will have to look for an excuse to get some more taken! <3 Thank you so much!”

Vanessa & Ali

“What can I say? As you can see on the page the pics are just gorgerous and we felt so comfortable working with her! I recommend to everyone who wants really good and profesional pics:)”

Giuseppe & Carlos

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