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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the photographers?

Susan and John! We are a creative couple who met through our love of photography and together we will capture the spirit and romance of Your Big Day!

Why hire a photography couple?

Two photographers are better than one! In the morning we capture the story of both Bride and Groom as they prepare. In the Church, because there are two of us, it means less moving around to get all the angles, resulting in inconspicuous, quiet coverage. Working as a team means we can be in two places at once! This allows us to unobtrusively cover a scene from different angles. For example: John, could up in the church gallery, capturing the first backlit steps of the Bride onto the aisle…while Sue, below, simultaneously catches the Groom’s first loving glimpse of his beautiful Bride! Working together throughout the day, your two photographers can capture all the wonderful stolen & spontaneous moments, all the natural impromptu shots of mingling, laughter, and romance alongside all the other essentials. Our low key, ‘fly-on-the-wall’ approach captures every angle of your special day, capturing the full story of you.

How would you describe your style?

Photojournalistic, Natural, Elegant.

We believe in storytelling approach. Using a blend of photojournalism and reportage, our aim is to unobtrusively capture the fun, feeling, and emotion of the day. We want to create a storybook feel for your album, showing the day as it unfolds, resulting in images that are spontaneous and natural. Using a mixture of documentary style reportage as well as some relaxed traditional groupings, we will capture the spirit of your day in black & white and glorious colour. Your photographs will have an elegant and timeless and appeal and will conjure up happy memories of your Wedding Day to be treasured always.

How long have you been wedding photographers?

Between us, John and I have over 20 years’ experience shooting weddings (and PR photography for business)

Do you have business insurance?

Yes! We are completely covered with public and professional liability insurance. Indeed, if your venue requires proof of insurance, just let us know.

Do you travel for weddings? Does it cost more?

We love to travel and offer minimal travel expenses to your event. Simply put, we only ask for a direct reimbursement of applicable travel expenses outside of the greater Leinster area.

How long do you photograph for on the Wedding Day?

Our typical wedding day coverage is around 7 hours – from morning preparations through until the Bell for Dinner. We do offer packages that extend our coverage to include your speeches and first dances.

How soon after the wedding can we see our wedding images?

We take around 4-8 weeks to deliver our photos. Most of our time is spent post-processing your photos -it is a time -consuming process which can take 2-4 days per wedding. We believe it is worth investing this extra time for our couples, as this process is key to making your photos beautiful and print ready.

Why do you need to process and colour correct photos? Can I do it myself?

What comes out of the camera is a just a ‘digital negative’. Post processing and colour correction work make your photographs beautiful and ‘print-ready’. All our post processing is done in house. Each wedding entails 2 to 4 days post-processing as well as the day shooting. Professional wedding photographers will not skip this step. Bargain basement Photographers may not feel it is worthwhile to invest this extra time (cost/benefit ratio), & could also be lacking in insurance, back-up equipment and general experience.

How many photos will I actually get?

For a full day event, officially you get approx. 400 photos, but we do not set a maximum. We are highly motivated and always go the extra mile to delight our amazing Couples. You get every image that passes our quality check. We are very generous with our clients; if we have beautiful shots there is no way we will hold back just to keep to a quota. You get all the photos we edit, regardless of how many, without being charged additional fees. Your images are supplied as a digital download in both colour and black & white.

Do you watermark the images?

No, our couples get a digital download of perfected images (high-resolution & unwatermarked) all ready to print.

Can I get Prints?

Yes, you can make prints directly from your downloaded images. All your images are high res, unwatermarked and edited to ensure high quality printing results. If you wish you may order magnificent Pro-Lab prints from us, perfect for frames and at reasonable rates. We highly recommend that you order prints from us (via your personal online gallery), as our pro-lab printer will guarantee the colour and quality we post-process each image to achieve; using archival paper & archival inks. You will see the difference in quality immediately. Framing and canvas prints are also available.

Can friends and family view my photos on line?

The first thing we send you is a slideshow using a selection of key shots, this is great for sharing online with family & friends. This is also supplied to you with your images for you to enjoy forever.
In addition, we host your own private password protected gallery on our website. Your family and friends can look up their favourite photos and can purchase their favourite prints online. This is a great way to pass-on the order requests from friends and family. They also make great presents for any occasion.

Do we get the Copyrights or a Print Release for our photos?

You receive full Printing Rights to your images enabling you to print as many copies or enlargements for yourself or friends and family as you wish, post online, share with family and friends etc.

Copyrights: As is usual in any creative industry, we retain the copyrights to all the images.

Do you make wedding albums?

Yes, we offer beautifully handcrafted and customised wedding albums and portrait presentations for professional photography. Do you want to ensure that essential album to showcase and for the safekeeping of your beloved photographs? – Just ask us about our great deals for adding a beautiful album!

Why do albums?

Fifty years from now, where will your iPad be? Your computer? And your USB?
What about one hundred and fifty years from now? Or longer?
Technology is changing. Can you imagine losing those photographs and not being able to show your grandchildren your wedding photos on their own wedding day? Do you have the digital copies of photos from ten years ago on that old laptop? Or were they lost?
You will receive hundreds of images, but not everyone can enjoy sitting down and “scrolling” through them one by one. They’ll be forgotten on Facebook, or the next big social media site.
Professional prints and albums of archival quality will be the only physical memories left (excluding your weddings rings and spouse!). They will sit nicely on that shelf, hang proudly on that wall, and nestle beautifully in that album, passed down generations upon generation

What kind of equipment do you use?

We use Canon Pro digital cameras, with Canon lenses, which is the choice of many top international photographers. 2-3 back-up cameras/flash/cards. Professional lighting system. We back up all our weddings and store on both hard drives and up in the Cloud!

Do you know of any really great wedding professionals (hair, makeup, coordinators, et.) that you can refer me to?

Yes! We now can also offer you a joint photography & videography package. And we are so thankful to have worked with a bunch of dependable, talented, and creative people and I would love to share their names with you!

How do you take your coffee?

With some milk, no sugar, thank you for asking ☺

Will you be posting about our wedding on your social media sites and submit to wedding magazines and blogs?

Yes, with your permission, we may post a selection on our business Facebook page
We do not submit all the weddings we’ve shot to magazines and wedding blogs, but if we do, we always ask for your permission and for a little blurb of your experience/highlights of your wedding day

Should we give you a Shot List?

At our initial meeting, we gather a list of the family members you would like included in the family photos and this is a big help. Having a list of your nearest and dearest will keep everyone organized and we’ll be able to work through the groups efficiently so family can join the reception as soon as possible. An average list includes 5-10 different groups. Other than those groupings, we work best without a checklist. Of course, if you are planning something unexpected please let us know, otherwise, we will be focused on capturing the celebration through unscripted moments in a more photojournalistic way. That way we are not missing the natural shots by attempting to stage a shot for fear of not completing said ‘checklist’!

What’s the next step?

We would love to hear from you!
Get in touch!