Our Team ...



Meet Shane, supersnapper photographer, co-founder and seriously fast runner. He runs circles around the competition …literally.

Quick on his feet Shane has more national running medals than he can fit in his sock drawer and a 2.34 marathon under his belt. When he’s not running around photography jobs or a park somewhere Shane’s favourite chill out place is up a remote mountain in Kerry or pretty much anywhere that has a poor phone signal.

In addition to his running prowess he also has a 24 year career spanning three high profile photo agencies and running his own business. Shane has worked with heads of state and government ministers and has an intimate knowledge of strict protocols during his time as an official photographer for President Mary McAleese and President Michael D. Higgins on official foreign visits.

His areas of expertise include corporate photography, corporate portrait photography, event photography, press and public relations photography.




Meet Orla, photographer, co-founder and NOT a fast runner. She tries to run circles around the competition, but mostly would like to dive into the nearest ditch on a x-country race.

Orla’s ok without a sock drawer of national medals as it leaves more room for other more important things … like socks. Favourite switch off place is a beach, preferably one where you don’t need to impersonate the local seals in your wetsuit and the temperature doesn’t turn you blue in the short space of beach between the water and your towel.

Away from the running and sandy beaches Orla has spent most of her childhood mixing with press, being photographed by press photographers, following press photographers around and hanging around a newsroom waiting for her Dad to finish his shift. She understands deadlines , daily buzz of news and how national newspapers work.

Orla's career spans 22 years including working for one of Dublin larger photo agencies. She's photographed corporates, semi-states, start-ups and charities as well as with most Government departments and at Áras an Uachtaráin in that time.

The Real Bosses:

Carol and Grainne are pretty much on the same page as Orla on the running front and honestly prefer a good walk. Although I think Grainne might have a few National running medals hidden away somewhere in a sock drawer from her school days. Carol is our numbers lady and manages everything to do with our accounts. While Grainne’s all about the quality and our customers experience making sure our clients receive a standardised, high quality service.


Accounts Manager

Carol is an experienced account manager and has worked with the team since 2019. She expertly manages all the company’s accounts and is happy to answer any of your queries.


Head of Quality and Projects

Grainne is an experienced operations, project and quality professional with twelve plus years of senior management experience within the healthcare/hospitals/life sciences/pharma sectors working with single and multi-site teams.

Our Creative Partners ...

Our Creative partners are what make Coalesce unique. I can’t tell you who is the fastest runner, but maybe after Covid we can have our sports day and find out! Or maybe we’ll just go for a coffee. With over 400+ combined years of experience across a wide skill base we’re all about knowledge transfer and creating opportunities for work within the group.

We have photographers, video and graphics all under one roof to find solutions for our clients and we’re still growing. If you think you’ve something to add to this collaborative group let us know. We’d love to hear from you.  


John has 24 years’ experience in all aspects of photography and has worked at senior roles with two large agencies as well as running his own company. His strengths lie in commercial and studio photography as well as covering awards, press and PR events.


Fintan has worked for the Fingal Independent for more than ten years, gaining valuable skills in press and PR photography. As well as event and conference photography. Fintan also has an extensive portfolio of interior photography.


Peter’s work with the Irish Independent and other publications has given him insight into the tight deadlines and requirements of editors. He has 18 years’ experience working as a senior photographer in all areas of press and PR.


Dominic has been working in the video industry for the last ten years in the areas of camera operator and editing. His work as a camera operator has seen him work on shows such as Operation Transformation, Gogglebox, Fleadh TV and What Planet Are You On.


Paul's experience covers newspaper, press agency and motor magazine roles in the UK. Since arriving In Ireland in 1996 this now includes PR, Event, Social, Commercial, Interior and Food photography.


Meabh established her own photographic company 20 years ago and specialises in events, corporates, portraits and PR. She travels across the world providing photography for a number of blue-chip companies.


Stephen has been working in the video industry for the past seven years and is an accomplished videographer and editor. He worked within agencies before establishing his own business in 2014. His expertise lies in corporate videography and promotional content, live streaming and motion graphic animations.


Alan’s background is firmly rooted in photojournalism and documentary photography and this shines through in his work. Alan specialises in bringing events, brands and businesses to life with his fresh and dynamic reportage approach.


Donal is a Dublin based cinematographer, camera operator and video editor with over 10 years’ experience, working freelance in the film production industry. He has experience in all aspects of production from planning and pre visualising a project, to shooting and lighting a wide range of different subjects including interviews, documentary style filming, live events, narrative projects or TV commercial.


Michael is an experienced photographer based in the west of Ireland covering a broad range of photographic assignments including Commercial, Press PR & Editorial shoots.


Andrew is a Creative Designer with expertise in Graphic Design, Motion Graphics and Social Media Content with a knowledge of both the private and public sector. He has worked with many businesses, developing motion graphics to help promote their organisations.


Kevin has an extensive portfolio working in Architecture & Interiors, Construction, Corporate photography, Press & PR and Theatre. He is a fully licensed IAA Drone Operator and also is experienced in Aerial photography, Video and time-lapse.