Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee to retain the date?
Yes. To secure your date, the contract needs to be signed and a retainer (500 Euros) needs to be paid.
Once I’ve booked you, what’s the next step?
Awesome, that’s one thing ticked off the list. I’m so happy to be working with you and thank you for trusting me with your wedding day. The next thing is we both sign a contract. This covers both parties.
Do we get to meet you before the day?
Lets meet for a chat and Coffee (love my Coffee & Biscuits!!!). I always love to meet couples before the big day. Ever heard about an engagement shoot? this is a great way to break the ice and help you both feel comfortable in front of the camera. I usually meet at your venue or at a convenient location so that we can get to know each other. Alternatively, a lot of my international couples are happy using Skype.
What happens on the day itself?
Before the big day, we would have spoke through the timeline for the day & evening, so everything will run like clockwork.
I don’t pose or set up anything during the morning preparation as I like this to be purely documentary and natural. I want you to relax and enjoy your morning with all your girls or guys, without having to worry about me getting in the way or posing you (unless you want specific images).
What is your style and approach?
My approach throughout the day & night is mainly documentary with the exception of family portraits and on location, which means I don’t want you to pose for me or feel pressured. Documentary is about observing and capturing, but at some pre-arranged points of the day, I will slightly direct you and your families into more composed family photos.
Do you take the family photographs?
Yes. I love taking Family photographs. A lot of photographers dislike this part of the day, because they feel its a bit mundane. I do it in a fun and non boring way. Ill have everything set up and its over and done with in a matter of minutes…then its back to the party!!!
When can I expect my photos?
Because Wedding Photography is my full-time job, I have a very fast turn around for your images. I usually have your images delivered in under three weeks. They will be delivered via Online gallery and a stylish USB.
How long do you store the photos for?
I have your images backed-up on my systems for a year, so I highly recommend couples to back up their photos as many times as possible. I also recommend you come back to me within the first year if you have have an album added to your wedding package, or this can occur extra storage fees.
What happens if you can’t shoot my wedding?
I can guarantee I will find a replacement photographer of equal or better standard than myself to photograph your wedding, all these details are written into the contract.
Where are you based?
I am based in Cork City in Ireland.
Do you travel abroad for weddings / events?
I do love to travel abroad for weddings and engagement shoots (have camera will travel).
Do I pay extra if I hire you to travel to a foreign location?
Yes, you pay for my transportation costs, visas, and accommodation. I am also fully insured to shoot your Wedding in any location worldwide.
Are you insured?
I have fully comprehensive public liability & indemnity insurance, required by most Hotels and Lands owned by the Office of Public Works (National Parks etc.).
Is this your main job?
Yes. I love weddings Photography, I don’t get protracted to do any-other form of photography, hence my turn around on the delivery of your images is under 3 weeks. I am a full-time professional photographer since 2013.
How much does it cost to hire you as my wedding photographer?
Photography coverage starts at €1750 for basic coverage. Every Couple is different so every wedding is different so prices sometimes vary. Please do drop me an email via my contact page and I’ll send on my wedding brochure, which includes costs, extras, and album details.
All clients receive an Online Gallery which is Password and PIN protected. You will also get a USB that contain fully edited images from the day. These are print quality, and logo free. You are free to print these yourself
Can I get an album from you?
Yes, I’m a proud supplier of Graphistudio albums. (www.graphistudio.com) which have a vast range in sizes, layout and covers so you can effectively design your own album. My Packages give a full breakdown of costs and extras.