Vanessa Moss, Development Manager, Edmund Rice Development

‘We have hired a number of times in Ireland to cover our events and she has always been a wonderful asset to us. Her ability to work her way around even a 1000 person capacity venue and ensure the capture of each pivotal moment as well as the guests enjoying themselves is rather extraordinary. In these instances she has always proved a wonderful, skilled, and reliable person to work with.

More recently though, we took Barbara with us on a tour of our projects in Sierra Leone. Throughout the week we visited schools, youth outreach and community projects in some of the most deprived areas of this beautiful country and Barbara not only kept her cool and composure (and a smile on her face) the entire time, she was almost at a loss to capture one bad shot! It was astounding – we would go through the photos at the end of the day, just reeling at the beauty and intelligence that came through her work. Our ability to fundraise around these projects will be hugely helped because of her wonderful eye to find both the strength and vulnerability in each subject. Barbara also shot video for us in Sierra Leone and we are absolutely thrilled with the footage as it is just as top quality as her images. I cannot recommend her highly enough.’

Helen Curtin, Director Shabang Video

“I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara McCarthy on a range of creative projects over the past few years. I have always found her to be highly professional, talented and great fun to be around. My clients also love her work and her energy and I always get positive feedback from those I have recommended her to. Her photography is stunning and has that edge that separates her from the rest and she gets the results regardless of the type of project. She is also a very good publicist, with great media contacts and a deep understanding of how to maximise exposure for the client.”

Sylwia Kaminska, Creative Director of Muse La Belle

‘Barbara helped me organise a documentary in Marocco. She has also done several fashion shoots with me. I have found her to be an incredibly talented photographer and an extremely well organised insightful person. I really enjoy working with her and will work with her again. She is very versatile and can work as a press and PR agent, journalist, photographer, fashion specialist, stylist and more. She is also extremely easy to work with, highly professional and extremely pleasant.’

Oisin Davis, restauranteur and event manager

‘I have worked with Barbara on numerous projects from large scale event management like the Gooseberry Awards in Dublin, to  numerous photography and publicity  jobs and have found her to be extremely professional, fantastic to work with, reliable and always produces excellent photos. Whether I need product shots, press shots, news items, studio shots or head-shots, I always call  Barbara as I know I will get quality images. I wold happily recommend her.’

Venetia Quick, producer Dublin’s Q102

‘I have worked with Barbara for many years, both as a producer, commentator and we have hired her numerous times as photographer. I found her to be extremely professional and committed. She always delivers excellent photographs as well as press coverage. She is very easy to work with, highly adaptable, very intelligent and extremely good and gracious at her job. I will happily work with her in the future and can’t recommend her enough.’

Dr. Virginie Algay, organic chemist and event manager

‘I have worked with Barbara on numerous projects and have found her to be incredibly reliable, flexible, unobtrusive, happy to take on any job no matter how big, efficient and capable of producing fantastic photographs. I asked her to do a job once and she ended up staying 9 hours as there were last minute changes, which I was greatly impressed with.’

Paul Trainer, Managing editor Tnt24 

‘I’ve worked with Barbara McCarthy for eight years, both as Managing Editor of The Dubliner magazine and more recently as Editor of TNT24.ie. Barbara has a great instinct for capturing the right moment in a shot and she also has the ability to draw out the best from the subjects she is photographing. She is a versatile photojournalist as adept at landscape photography on the African plains as she is capturing celebrities on the red carpet.’

Timothy and Annalisa Fanning, wedding couple

‘Barbara took photographs at our wedding in Italy. She blew our minds with the photographs she took. We never even noticed she was there. She stayed all day and night and captured the most beautiful and precious moments. Her photographs were the highlight of our wedding.’

Andrea and Volker Jansen, wedding couple

‘Barbara photographed our wedding in Germany and the christening of our first child. I found her to be extremely dedicated and hard working. She captured expressions of joy and happiness beautifully. She has a great photojournalistic style, which captures great moments, which we will cherish forever. I would highly recommend her.’