Ronan Palliser (Ireland)

I’ve been photographing weddings professionally since 2009, having had a near life- long interest in photography. I relish the challenge of wedding photography, especially enjoying the creative opportunities it offers me, and appreciating the trust that’s placed in me to capture the memories of such a special and emotional day.

I firmly believe a wedding photographer needs to not get in the way of the natural flow of the day, and needs to turn their camera not just on the happy couple, but also on the family and friends that they’ve surrounded themselves with. My approach is to keep the formalities brief (and relatively informal), while working efficiently to capture memorable epic portraits of the couple. I specialise in off-camera flash-lit night portraits, usually captured after dinner and before dancing, where I work to light the environment as well as the couple.

I am an active member of the Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association, and sit on the council of the association. I teach in Dublin Camera Club and run lighting workshops and off-camera flash workshops under the “A Shot In The Dark” brand.


My first experiences with the FUJIFILM X Series was with the original X100 which I bought and loved, but was never able to use it for anything other than personal work. When the X-Pro2 was released it piqued my interest, and photographers who I admire started to showcase the types of images that the system could capture in real world situations. With the release of the X-T2 I made a complete switch in one go from my digital SLR system to the FUJIFILM X System – investing in two X-T2s, and a set of prime lenses. I haven’t looked back since, and bought the X100F upon release, bringing me back to the form factor of the original X100 that I loved. I often shoot at weddings with the X100F alongside the two X-T2s – my workhorse lenses are the XF16mmF1.4 and the XF50mmF2, although I love the XF90mmF2 for couple portraits. I’ve recently upgraded to the X-T3 and look forward to shooting with it in place of the X-T2s – one of which will keep its place in my bag as a backup camera. The attraction of Fujifilm for me was a combination of the EVF and the colors, both of which have consistently exceeded my expectations and make getting a shot right in camera so much easier. The size of the system is a nice benefit, and guests at weddings often remark on how light on gear I appear to be.


  • X-T3
  • X-T2
  • X100F
  • XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • XF23mmF2 R WR
  • XF50mmF2 R WR
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF90mmF2 R LM WR