“Lisa O’Dwyer’s photos immediately captivated me as I searched for the perfect photographer for my wedding. Thank you for being not only a true artist, but also an absolute joy to have on our wedding day! Our photos captured everything I hoped they would: emotions, the Colorado backdrop, the ambiance, and outrageous dance moves. And all were captured with taste and elegance. Thank you for giving us these beautiful snapshots of the best day of our lives! Her artistic and elegant eye makes her stand out above the rest. Then you meet her! She is so incredibly kind, professional, and comes with a positive and calming spirit that I greatly appreciated. It was wonderful to have her be a part of our big day and would recommend her without thinking twice. - Patty & Jason, Beano’s Cabin Beaver Creek Colorado wedding 2017

“My husband and I knew as soon as we saw Lisa’s work that we wanted her as our wedding photographer. Her style is timeless and the quality of her work immaculate. From the first meeting we had with Lisa, her professionalism was apparent but what really struck us was her natural approach to working with clients; she was warm, truly interested in what our vision was and helped us put all of it together. Rather than having engagement photos, we asked Lisa to photograph our rehearsal dinner and we are so thankful she was there. She captured all of the small, intimate moments that as a bride and groom, you aren’t always privy to. She was able to, as well, familiarize herself with our family and closest friends before the wedding and, really, she became part of our extended family. Our wedding itself was seamless and Lisa was able to float in and out of our day without a hitch. We couldn’t be happier with her presence and friendly, expert execution of the whole experience. Then, a few weeks later — we were blown away by the photos! Stunning. Gorgeous. Intimate. Perfect. Those were just a few words to describe the images. She truly made our day one to remember forever and we have the photos to always look upon. Without hesitation, I will say that hands down - Lisa is the best of the best. You’ll be so glad to have her there with you on your most important day!

- Carianne and David, T Lazy 7 Ranch Aspen wedding, 2015

“Lisa O’Dwyer is an exceptional photographer! Her experience, style, creativity, and natural ability to capture intimate, candid moments enabled her to capture the story of our wedding day…which even included our dog. She didn’t miss a single moment!! Her style is romantic and timeless. Her ability to compose an image using light, tone, shadows, and shapes is second nature. Lisa shoots with her heart and that’s what sets her apart from other photographers. She is a true professional that can be trusted to interpret your vision and capture every detail unique to you. My husband and I were married at Upper Beaver Meadows in RMNP. Our theme was “mountain casual”. She captured every last wild and natural detail — the meadow, mountains, trees, and rocks. Our photographs are stunning, in part, due to Lisa’s commitment to find the perfect location with “epic views” of the mountains. She even visited RMNP before our wedding to scope out the perfect location for our “must have” husband and wife shot at West Horseshoe Park. Little kiss, little kiss!! Professionally, she is a talented which is evident looking at her photographs, however, she’s also organized and confident. My husband and I fully appreciated the face-to-face consultation to discuss our vision, “must have” shots, and timeline in advance of the wedding. Her confidence, in the midst of wedding chaos, was very calming and certainly appreciated. She also remained flexible and adaptable throughout the ceremony and celebration. We made the best decision choosing Lisa to be part of the most memorable day of our lives! Thank you Lisa for capturing moments that will forever make our hearts smile!

- Jennifer and Todd, Estes Park wedding, 2016

“Finding a photographer was the hardest part of selecting vendors for me because it was so important to have the right feel for our wedding, but when I saw Lisa’s work, I knew immediately! It was SO perfect! We met with Lisa to go over some package options and it was incredibly easy to achieve the “Package” we wanted, she was so flexible and happy to work with us! Her professionalism was evident from beginning to end! Along with her perfessionalism she was personable, so warm and easy to connect with! It made the day of the wedding a breeze because she made everybody so comfortable, it was seamless! Her photography is absolutely outstanding!!!!! It was a romantic and timeless feel that we were looking for, and she nailed it! She was able to effortlessly capture the beauty, love, and joy of the day! The wedding pictures were outstanding! She also got them to us so quickly! Our wedding was June 12th and we had the pictures on July 9th! I absolutely reccomend Lisa to anybody and everybody who is looking for a wedding photographer! You will be estatic with the photos!!!! Hands down the best photographer!”Lisa, you are a true professional! Beyond that, you are the epitome of an artist, able to gracefully and seamlessly capture emotion, light, humor, composition, joy, love, and whimsy in your images. Your approach to photography fosters confidence in your clients, whether its’ their first or ninety-first time in front of the lens. Lisa, you took wonderful care of us before, during, and after our wedding! We are overjoyed with our photos and the experience of having you join us for our wedding weekend. Lisa, thank you for giving us the most incredible gift of all… We will treasure our wedding images for the rest of our lives! xo”

- Chelsea and Garrett, Estes Park wedding, 2016

“For the moment we saw Lisa’s work we knew we wanted her for our wedding. Lisa was a joy to work with and her enthusiasm was contagious. On the day itself she blended very well, we were barely aware of her presence. She was very organised and despite threatening rain got fantastic shots. We couldn’t be happier with the results and would definitely recommend her to any prospective couple.”

- Alison and DJ, County Kerry wedding, Ireland 2016

“When we got engaged, my fiancé and I agreed that our top three priorities for our wedding were great food, great music and a great photographer.

I had seen Lisa O’ Dwyer’s work before somewhere and I loved how soft and beautiful the pictures were. When we started researching photographers for our wedding and looked at Lisa’s website, we realised that she is one of the few photographers to use mainly film photography, which we loved. So, even though we researched almost forty photographers in total, for us, none of them came close to Lisa, so we contacted Lisa and thankfully, she was free on our date! As we were getting married in Rome, Italy, it seemed like fate when Lisa told us that she had spent some time studying in Italy and was very familiar with Rome!

Once Lisa was booked, we just needed to decide on the photography package that we wanted. Eoin and I both agreed that our pictures and our wedding rings are really the only tangible things from our wedding day so we choose a package that included a beautiful wedding album and a full set of photographs from our day.

Our package also included an engagement session, which we got to do in Rome a few days before our wedding! We are not the most comfortable people in front of the camera but Lisa was absolutely amazing at making us feel relaxed and just making the whole session so much fun. Eoin was particularly nervous about it but even he said ‘it was quite good fun’! In hindsight, it was a great idea to do an engagement session as it really made us feel so relaxed and at ease on our actual wedding day, that we didn’t even notice Lisa. And, we got stunning photographs of us having fun in Rome, presented in a beautiful box, that really captured our excitement and anticipation in the days before our wedding.

Our wedding celebrations were mainly held in a venue just outside of Rome so Lisa joined us on the evening before our wedding so she would be onsite on the morning of our wedding so there would be no issues with travel delays or anything like that. Lisa, Eoin and I had already have several email and Skype conversations about the specific photographs that we wanted and the timeline for the day. Lisa was fantastic at giving advice and suggestions on the order of our photographs, which was really helpful and took a lot of stress out of organising the pictures, especially since I have nine siblings, so there was thirty people in my immediate family alone! Lisa managed to get all our group photographs just after the ceremony and then my new husband and I went with Lisa for about forty minutes to get some couple shots done. Everything was very seamless and relaxed, which is exactly what we wanted!

So, for the pictures………we got the engagement photographs and the full suite of the wedding photographs first, both in beautifully presented boxes and we couldn’t believe how beautiful they were. We were so thrilled with Lisa’s work and we hadn’t even seen the album yet but we knew it would be amazing! We recently got our album and it is absolutely beautiful! We can’t believe it’s actually us in the pictures, as it all looks like a fairytale. We are so happy that we made the decision to, firstly, have Lisa as our photographer and secondly, that we choose a package that included beautifully presented hardcopies of all our photographs and a stunning wedding album that we will have forever.

As you can see, we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lisa at all!”

- Catherine & Eoin, Borgo di Tragliata, Italy. 2014

"Jenny Packham dress Ireland wedding"

“My husband and I cannot express just how delighted we are with our wedding photographs ! Lisa captured our day perfectly and we now have images, prints and an album we will treasure forever. From the day we met Lisa for our engagement shoot in Ireland to our Skype and email communications ( Ireland to Colorado) and then the wedding day itself in Durrow Castle, Lisa was the embodiment of professionalism, vision and creativity.. Thank you Lisa for giving us a wonderful joy-filled experience and a product we know our children’s children will enjoy and cherish. The beauty of each shot, quality of the prints, the gorgeous album and the exemplary service have ensured we are both more than satisfied with Lisa O’Dwyer Photography. It’s beyond satisfaction - we are delighted with ourselves for finding you!!! We would recommend you to everyone we know!” 

- Deirdre & Andrew, Castle Durrow, Ireland. 2014

“Lisa is BEYOND amazing. My husband and I searched for a very long time for a photographer that shared our philosophy about photography and would capture photos that were timeless heirlooms. When we found Lisa, we knew she would be it! Our wedding photos are unbelievably gorgeous. Lisa captured the most beautiful images for us and created such a romance about our wedding day that reflects what my husband and I shared and felt the day of. We had terrible weather on our wedding day – flooding and hail – and I was so worried our images would be dark and dreary. Because of her experience shooting in Ireland, our pictures are ethereal, light, and soft. There is a dreaminess about them and they are so stunning! When we received our pictures in the mail in a box that was damaged, Lisa made sure to fix the situation and send us a new box to hold our precious heirlooms. Lisa is professional, forthright, an exceptional artist, kind, and just a lovely person who we cherish! We just love Lisa!”

- Emily & James, 2015

“We soooo enjoyed working with Lisa D’Owyer! She was warm, professional, and flexible! Lisa offered us 2 planned dates to shoot as the weather was questionable at the time! I was very interested in utilizing a film photographer for our engagement photos as I love the look it produces! I know this requires a skilled photographer as one cannot “spray and pray.” But I was not concerned as I loved the look of her work! I was also very interested in finding a creative photographer that would not produce ‘typical’ engagement photos. Lisa was open to my ideas for the shoot and helped guide us for what would work best. She was thoughtful in her composition and most importantly made us feel relaxed! We had never done a professional shoot before and Lisa guided us appropriately. I am very pleased with the quality of work we received and would highly recommend Lisa for your next shoot.”

- Janine & Josh, Fort Collins Colorado, 2014

“Searching for a wedding photographer was a challenge! So many were great, but quite generic, over stylised or simply extortionate. We found Lisa through a friend’s recommendation and from the moment we met, I knew we were in safe hands. Her art history background reassured my artist husband that the photographs would be truly special. I was especially impressed that a wedding photographer was competent and confident enough to use film, in an age where it seems to be dying out.

The entire process was easy with open communication about our aspirations for the day, how to organise our wedding party and the timing of each part of the day. It was seamless (despite the inclement weather!) and enjoyable. Lisa was able to capture tender moments with us alone, without intruding, and was equally capable of handling the rowdy groomsmen and countless family into dynamic compositions. She directs with ease and confidence and is brilliantly efficient.

The end result is that we have the most incredible collection of images from our day that we will cherish for years to come and look forward to sharing with our future children/grandchildren!”

- Catriona & Jamie, Castle Oliver, Ireland, 2013.

“My husband and I are from Texas and there is nothing we love more than warm, friendly people. Lisa could be a Texan at heart. Lisa is exceptional in every way. Her work is absolutely stunning, her personality is beautiful, and her ability to capture the moment is priceless. I am horribly awkward in front of a camera, and Lisa managed to do what few are able. She captured real moments between us that weren’t staged or oddly posed. Lisa gave us a priceless gift. Our engagement and wedding photos are stunning. I look at them every day and each time all of the emotion, love and joy comes back to me through those images. My husband and I are fairly conservative and traditional in taste, but we like to have a little twist of uniqueness. Lisa was perfect for us. Her images are not cookie cutter. The use of film is a lost art, and the photos are so much more unique than just a bunch of digital shots. Perfection. And, to top it off, Lisa is just one of the kindest people you will ever meet.”

Joette and Justin, Estes Park wedding, 2015, Twin Owls Steakhouse at the Black Canyon Inn

"Leadville Colorado wedding photographer Lisa O'Dwyer"

“I’m normally not a “reviewer,” but I can’t begin to say enough about Lisa and her work for our engagement pictures! I fell in love with her style when I saw her work posted on my favorite wedding blogs. Lisa is not only the ultimate professional, but she is kind, warm, friendly, honest, genuine, and the perfect addition to our engagement and wedding experience. She was so easy to get to know and feel comfortable around. She has made our decision of splurging on our engagement and wedding photos beyond worth it. The value of her work is priceless to us, and I am thrilled to have our insanely beautiful photos become timeless heirlooms for us and our families! Thank you so much, Lisa!”

Scott and Kyle, Leadville Colorado, 2015