Some frequently asked questions
If you don't see your query answered below please don't hesitate getting in touch with me.
Fridays & Saturdays are the most popular wedding days and will book quickly up to a year in advance. Other popular days such as bank holiday weekends, mid-terms, Christmas & Easter breaks can book up to 2 years in advance. There is no such thing as too early, so just send us an email and ask us to check your date.
To book we require a €500 deposit / booking fee to hold your date as well as a signed booking contract, all which can be completed online. That’s it! Once these are out of the way, we won’t be in contact until just before the wedding to go over the schedule for the day.
I do travel and there are no extra charges for most weddings within Ireland. For weddings outside Ireland I'll tailor a custom package for you both.
I want to make things easy for you both, so once you book me you won’t need to worry about anything. We can meet up in person or via Zoom a few months before your big day and I’ll get all the info I need from you & vice versa.
On the day of the wedding I am mostly in the background, capturing things as they happen without intrusion. I come to your home or hotel about 2hrs before the ceremony and I can either stay until dinner (6pm) or until about 30mins after the first dance (10:30pm)
Every wedding is different, but in general I usually begin my coverage around 2 hours before your ceremony with the bride’s preparations.
My typical wedding day coverage is around 7 hours – from morning preparations through until your seated for your dinner. We do offer packages that extend my coverage to include your speeches and first dances.
I hear this a lot! To be honest, I think most people feel a little awkward initially in front of a camera, myself included.
That's why choosing the photographer who not only takes beautiful images, but also the one who suits you both best as a couple is so important. Most of the time you won't even know I'm there. But when required I can help guide you both, I'm good at keeping people at ease during their day. So you will be looking your very best in your photos.
For most weddings, I work alone. Prior to your wedding we will run through the schedule for the day so I will be prepared and know exactly what needs to happen and when. I do work with a second photographer when it is needed. Please enquire for more details.
In peak wedding season (May – September) our editing time is around 8 to 10 weeks. Off-peak weddings, our editing time is 3-4 weeks, if not sooner. We work 7 days a week (and longer hours than we care to mention!) to make sure to get you your wedding photos as quickly as possible.
Once all our editing is done and your photographs are ready for you, we will upload all of them into a secure, password protected, viewing gallery on our website. We then will email you the location and the password to view all of your photographs. Your viewing gallery is great for sharing with family and friends, as well as for purchasing prints
Each wedding is different, but normally you will receive between 400 to 600 photographs.
No. We edit out all the unwanted photos (ie. eyes closed, blurred focus, subject not looking…) leaving you with the best of the best.
Yes. All the best of the best images are corrected for colour, balance & contrast. Further edits like cropping, removal of unwanted things (light switches, exit signs) and black & white / sepia / vintage filters are also applied to selected images.
YES I'm fully covered.
Your photography package balance is not due until just before or on your wedding day. Or if it is easier, payments can be made over course of several months to pay down your balance. Just ask us about these options. Payments for wedding albums are not due until after the wedding when you are ready to order.
Booking fees can be paid by credit / debit card, bank transfer, cash, cheque, drafts, or postal orders.
Balances paid on wedding days must be paid in cash or draft.
My photography style is very laid back – so I let you dictate what you want on the day. Of course there are a few posed shots you should have, mainly family photographs. Other shots, while may be constructed are done so to look “unposed” in the photograph. Many times you will hear me say “Just hold hands, walk towards me and chat away as you go”. This isn’t posed, but I am aware of the outcome I am looking for. Any requests on the type of photos to be taken can be requested before the big day.
I usually like to get the group & family photographs taken as soon after your ceremony as possible and can have these done in 20 minutes. These photos are very important to your day, but don’t need to take a large portion of your day to complete them.
Of course! I do have my own particular style, but I am alway open to new ideas. And we love when brides & grooms take an active roll in creating the look of their wedding photos.
All our images are captured digital in colour RAW format. This format allows us to easily change any photograph from colour to black & white. I make a judgement call on which photographs will look better in colour or black & white and this is what you will see. However, if you ever decide you would prefer one over the other, we can always revert the image back!
Yep! All the images are yours to do what you wish with!
We offer one of the largest ranges of albums in the country, from storybook albums, matted albums to fusion & fine art albums. We don’t want you to be limited in your choice and will go out of our way to make sure you get exactly what you want. Regardless of the type of album, I design every album from scratch – no templates here – which makes your album 100% unique.
Once you decide if we chose your photo's (initially) or you have chosen your own photographs for your album, design time is around 2 weeks, if not less. I will then send you proofs to see what the design will look like for your review. Once everything is approved and the album has been ordered, production time ranges from 4 weeks up to 8 weeks depending on the type of album & time of year.
Yes I always carry backup equipment on me and shoot with multiple memory cards. When I get home I back up your images again and also use cloud storage system for more backup. BACKUP!
YES the ones on the site and all via Google.
No but I have a list of some great videographers and other vendors who I worked well with before. I send that on with the booking confirmations.
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