Bernard Ward Photography

Lifestyle, Portrait and Wedding Photography by International Award Winning Photographer - Bernard Ward. Winner of The Ireland National Award at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.

Award Winning Photographer

Ireland National Award - 1st Place

World’s largest photography competition announces Bernard Ward, as winner of Ireland’s National Award. Single best photograph taken by an Irish Photographer

Bernard Ward - 2017 Sony world photography awards - Ireland National Winner

Wedding Photography

I have a unique down to earth approach to wedding photography. I believe the best photographers will put people at ease and make you relaxed allowing for much more natural and candid photography.


Photographer from Derry Northern Ireland

A few years ago I became a father for the first time when my fiancé gave birth to our beautiful baby girl Maria. She is the most beautiful little girl in the world and so much fun and seeing her develop makes me so proud. Since then we have welcomed our second little woman Clodagh in to the world. Life is just moving far too quickly which makes photography so precious. Photography offers families the chance to relive those precious moments that fly by too quickly. To be part of that experience is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work and it is a pleasure to create photographs that will be truly cherished forever.

Weddings, family portraits, and other special occasions offer a chance for families to get together and create endless memories. Inviting me to your special occasion allows you to relax in the confidence that you will be able to look back and remember the day with fondness through my photography.

In 2017 I won 1st place in the national awards at the Sony World Photography awards. This was one of my proudest moments and has given me the motivation to be the best photographer that I can.







Michelle & Ali

A lot of photographers in Derry have the same thing going on. Bernard however, is in a whole league of his own. With his ability to mix a contemporary, modern style with vintage type photos, he created the perfect wedding photographs for me, photographs I could only ever have dreamed of. He has such a great eye for detail and is so particular, not stopping until he has the perfect shot. He is an absolute gentleman and such a professional, with the patience of a saint might I add, needed for any bride on her big day. I would highly recommend Bernard ward photography. My first choice for any professional photos. Such a talent. Thanks again for my dream photos Bernard. They are just perfect.

Shannen & JB

We had asked Bernard to photograph our wedding and he did not disappoint. He was so easy to talk to and made us feel at ease while we were getting our photos taken.
He knows exactly what he is doing and we are so so pleased with our wedding photos.
I would definitely recommend Bernard, 10/10!

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