Kieran Hayes Photography, Photographer Clonakilty, West Cork, Cork | About Me





Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my website and possibly even finding out a bit more about me.


As you have probably already guessed my name is Kieran and I am a professional photographer living in beautiful Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland.


I am a father of four gorgeous kids with a fifth on the way, yes five kids...


That was never part of the life plan :-)


Saying that I absolutely love and adore them more and more every day.



So I suppose I should start to mention awards, memberships, publications and ambassadorships but to be honest none of that is really me.



So who am I?

This is something I have tried to write numerous times over the years and failed so let's just give brutal honesty a go.


I am the person who is at home standing on the beach in the middle of winter enjoying the waves rolling back and forth with the salty sea spray slowly covering me from head to toe.


Again possibly not the best impression to give possible future clients and I don't know if you have ever done this but everyone should give it a go.


Dress up warm and go to the coast sit on the rocks at a safe distance from the sea and just stop and listen to it for an hour or so. Watch the water battle with the rocks and just switch off.


Even better bring a camera with you and take a few photographs.


Now, this is the best part wait until you are leaving and lick your lips. You can actually taste the salt.


So that, in a nutshell, is me... 

I am the rock sitting, lip licking photographer that loves interacting with people but also really enjoys the nature around me.


I am very unusual in that I equally love photographing people, products and landscapes.




Up until 3 or 4 years ago I never realised how methodical I was, I always thought I was very happy go lucky until someone asked me if I had OCD while we were doing a hectic product shoot. God the laugh we had afterwards :-)


Between my systems and my routine procedures, I always found that once your organised the shoots go really quickly and we fly through the product. Trust me I have done some absolutely mad photo shoots over the years, being organised really helps.


As regards my photography this is one of my greatest passions in life. I never ever consider it work its always more of a privilege than anything else.




I hope this slightly mad but yet honest approach to this page doesn't put you off.


Thanks for the time and hope to work with you soon,