“Ger Holland has a great eye and a steady hand. She is a true artist but just as important, Ger has the knack of putting her subjects at ease which is so vital in the photography business.” - Eoin Colfer

'I've seen Ger Holland at work at many literary events and she is superb: quick, kind, understanding, reassuring and brilliant at getting a shot that captures her subjects perfectly. Having been photographed by her, I had no hesitation in asking her to record an important family occasion. She did a wonderful job and endeared herself to every guest with her charm and lovely manner.' - Jane Casey

“Ger was the dream portrait photographer. She is charming and sweet, and as a result, made me laugh and feel relaxed during the process. Ger never asked me to pose in a way that felt false or unnatural, but she also tried out locations for fun to see if they worked for us. I am so pleased with all the shots she took and have used several of them for marketing and publicity, including in my book jacket. I look like the best version of myself in her photographs and I would unreservedly recommend her services.” - Sarah Crossan

I've worked with Ger at countless literary festivals and have always been impressed by her skill and professionalism. She's an excellent technical photographer, but more than that, she's a lovely person, and I've watched her put the most reluctant subjects (myself included) at ease. Ger is patient and unobtrusive, so people feel comfortable around her and as a result, she captures them really well on film. Her photographs are stunning - the work speaks for itself - and as someone who is loathe to have their picture taken, I've been delighted with any photos Ger has taken of me." - Sinéad Gleeson

"Ger is one of the best known and most respected faces on the Irish literary event scene. When she's shooting at an interview, an awards, a reading or a launch you know you're going to end up with brilliant shots you'll want to hang on to." - Rick O' Shea

“I like to call Ger ‘The Invisible Photographer’ because her way of working is so unobtrusive. She is polite, unassuming, and takes the most extraordinary portraits within the space of a couple of frames, before anyone has time to feel, or look, awkward. The results are always beautiful, warm, natural portraits that offer insight and add a touch of mystery to her subjects.  I am also pleased to attest that her portraits always flatter!” - Edel Coffey

“I'm always happy to see Ger Holland at literary events and festivals. It's not just that she's a great photographer, although she is. It's not just that she's always friendly and puts her subjects at ease, although she does. It's the combination of talent, professionalism and good humour that she brings to every shoot. She's simply a joy to work with." - John Boyne

 

"Recently, I asked Ger Holland to take some photographs so that I could have up to date portrait pictures to use for my books, promotional literature and events. The setting Ger selected was excellent as it portrayed my gritty crime author profile. She helped me overcome my fear of having my photograph taken! She captured the light and sense of place on the day, but most of all she successfully captured images which I am proud to use in the promotion of my crime thriller books. I am absolutely delighted with the end product. I highly recommend Ger for any photographs you may need. She will put you at ease and is a pleasure to work with." - Patricia Gibney

“Ger Holland chased us down a number of years ago and asked if she could come and photograph our Festival and we have never looked back. She rocks into Listowel on the first morning and just does her job with efficiency, beauty, sense of place and sense of atmosphere that is Listowel.  I never had to worry about our events being captured and authors photographed, Ger is always there, ahead of time, being discreet and efficient but always with such a keen eye.  The fruits of her labour at the Festival adorn our walls, website and social media for months & years!  We would not be without Ger Holland at the festival, she is a member of our team & an integral part of what is Listowel Writers' Week! Thank you Ger!” - Listowel Writers’ Week

“You know you are at a proper literary event when you discover that Ger Holland is the official photographer. Writers can be a prickly and vain bunch but we can immediately relax and exhale when we know that Ger is behind the lens. She gets THE shot, the one we didn't expect, the one when we are off-guard and open-faced. I look forward to seeing her whether she has a camera in her hands or not. Though, she always has a camera in her hands.” - Liz Nugent

 

"Having Ger Holland at my book launch was the best decision I ever made. I knew I didn't have to worry about capturing the moment, I could just relax and enjoy it and leave the photographs in her capable hands. She's so unobtrusive you don't even know she's taking pictures half the time, and the resulting shots were amazing - and she made sure everyone was holding the book! I really can't recommend her highly enough. My only regret is that I didn't hire her for the second launch we had down in Cork too."  - Catherine Ryan Howard

“Through hard work, artistry, and simply treating people right, Ger Holland has, in a very short time, made herself the go-to photographer for Irish literary events of every kind, from launches, to festival gigs, awards ceremonies and author portraits.  What more is there to be said about the Dun Laoghaire Liebovitz?  She's totally reliable, always professional, easy to get along with and fast!  Authors are there to read or talk about their books and the photography side is sometimes regarded as an irritant to be endured.  Not with Ger whose unobtrusive ability to relax her subjects wins out every time.  Next day, or even while the gig is in progress, perfect images that capture the spirit of the event miraculously materialise.  If Ger has a flaw it is that she perhaps doesn't yet realise how good she really is.” - Bert Wright

 

"It's always a pleasure to see Ger Holland at my book events because I know that she'll produce lovely work, and do it unobtrusively and sensitively. She's a star." - John Connolly

“I commissioned Ger to take author shots for me after meeting her at several literary events, and finding her methods and style suited exactly what I was looking for. Ger’s relaxed approach put me at ease. It was fun yet professional as Ger was on point to capture the perfect shots with her unique eye. It was a joy to work with her and I am thrilled with the result. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!” Casey King

 

"What can I say? Ger Holland is fantastic! Ger was the official photographer for my book launch and she did a superb job. Not only did she take a wonderful collection of photos that captured the evening perfectly, she was professional, discreet, flexible and great fun. With only very basic direction from me, she took all the essential formal shots and snapped lots of lovely informal moments too. After a late finish, Ger sent the full set of edited images to me the following day, which I was very impressed by. Ger has a great eye and a great attitude. It was a pleasure to work with her and I am recommending her to all my friends!" - Hazel Gaynor

 

"Ger is a wonderful photographer – I think that should go without saying – but aside from her skill with a camera, she is punctual, considerate, unobtrusive, generous and a delight to have at any function. She is also extremely professional, a person who stays calm under pressure no matter what's happening around her, which is a real boon. I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommending Ger for any photographic occasion." - Arlene Hunt

 

"Ger Holland has a unique eye that captures the mood of an event as well as recording the people and the place. Always arriving ahead of time, she assesses every venue and event to create a story, delivering high impact images. A joy to work with, Ger exceeds expectations at every shoot, blending seamlessly with guests, unobtrusively getting the shots required. She can be relied upon one hundred per cent to deliver a fabulous record. I have used her on countless occasions to supply shots of everything from big busy events with high profile guests, to individual portraits. I cannot recommend her highly enough!" - Vanessa O' Loughlin

Ger Holland has, in an extraordinary way, an ability to get the superb shot. She herself is always good-humoured, calm and at all times totally professional. At literary festivals she is a wonderful and friendly presence. With remarkable and efficient skill, Ger captures the perfect portrait or event without being intrusive, demanding or fussy. Her eye is spot on; her work, like all great photographers, tells a story in a moment. - Niall MacMonagle

 

"In a relatively short space of time Ger Holland has become synonymous with event photography in the country’s capital. Her enthusiasm, ability and sense of fun are never in any doubt and she has that quality that all successful photographers should have, the vision for capturing those special moments whilst discretely and professionally carrying out her role. I absolutely look forward to witnessing the many exciting endeavors of this shooting star into the future." - Louise Phillips