Take some time to read through my approach and what to expect to see if we’re the right fit for each other. If we are a good fit, it means you to get the best possible experience, because the experience you have with your photographer strongly reflects how you feel about your photos later on.
I want us both to be jumping for joy about working together as that’s what you deserve from any photographer.
My style is heavily focused on real moments. We focus on creating together rather than just 'getting photos done'. I stress the importance of connection because I make my best work for couples when they are relaxed and comfortable (no distractions). My main focus above all else is that my couples are having a good time. Most of my couples show up uneasy saying “Sorry, we’re awful at getting our photo taken”, and by the end they’re going on about how fun and enjoyable it was. I will make sure you feel comfortable have a good time, it's my job.
Connection & Trust means images that are true to you
I want photography to be more than something on your checklist of things to do for your wedding. You don’t realise it now while you’re focused on bridesmaids, who’s sitting where, and florals, but photography is really the only thing that lasts past your wedding day. Photographs are something that will only increase in value over time, as the images get passed down for generations and photos with family become percious.
You deserve to have a photographer that will fit all of your wants and needs, including your budget. I’m passionate about capturing couples who believe in the value of meaningful, authentic photographs that will last a lifetime.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you based?
I'm a Northern Irish Wedding and Elopement photographer most passionate about capturing moments here on the Emerald Isle of Ireland. I cover weddings in Donegal, NI, Monaghan, Meath, WM, Louth, Kildare & Dublin. Don't be afraid to ask me if you're planning a destination wedding or a wedding at the very bottom of Ireland because I travel there too.
I offer three main packages that include a lovely range of bespoke items such as, prints and albums. I also have a new micro wedding package for coverage up to four hours. Use the contact form to get in touch for prices.
What is your price?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time to another package before your wedding day. Just give me some notice.
Can I switch pagckages?
Yes and they are beautiful - a must have heirloom piece to cherish. You can order an album directly from your gallery after your wedding or choose a package that includes an album. You will choose a selection of images and I will design the album layout. You'll be able to check the layout and make a minor edit of your own if you want to. Parent size albums are available too.
Do you make wedding albums?
Each year this changes, but this year I’m only accepting under 20. I do this so I can give my couples the best experience and photos possible and not spread myself thin. I focus on quality, not quantity. I’m not in this for the money, I’m in this for you. For reference, I could book 60 weddings per year (crazy!!).
How many weddings do you take on per year?
I normally shoot anywhere in Northern Ireland and Ireland, but particularly the Causeway Coastal route. There are a wide range of locations all within 5 minutes driving between each of them, meaning that there is so much scope, endless photo opportunities, and a chance to explore the Irish coastline with someone who knows it so well. Plenty of my couples do make a little trip out of getting photos done. The Causeway Coast has tons of incredible places, castle ruins, beach landscapes, famous stones & trees, mountains, and secret bays that I know like the back of my hand since I grew up here! If you want ideas for places in Ireland to visit and explore let me know!
Do couples travel to you for a shoot?
I require a retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining balance of 2 x 50% is due 120 days and 30 days in advance for weddings, 60 days in advance for other shoots. You can split these payments (up to 3 payments) if you’d like. I’m happy to work with your schedule!
What about payment?
Since I take on such a limited amount of jobs per year, I have a faster turnaround time than most photographers! The turnaround depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for sessions it takes 3 weeks or less and weddings take 5 weeks or less. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs. If you don't want to wait, I offer a 'rush' edit service too, get your images within days.
When & how will we receive our photos?
Yes, for sure! I love traveling and visiting new places, a few times a year for work. I love planning and researching where would be beautiful to shoot. Get in touch for a custom quote if you're outside of NI. There are brand new places waiting to be explored, get in touch. The Isle of Skye and Dolomites are next!
Do you travel away from Northern Ireland for photography?
As long as you want. Typically coverage begins in the morning at the bride's house and you choose the rest depending on your plans. I find that a full day of coverage allows me to capture your day best, from start to finish. Couples also tend to book day after sessions, for that elopement look imagery, sunrise/sunset at an epic location, there are so many amazing options, make the most of your wedding dress and venture to a great location!
How long will you be there on our wedding day?
Absolutely! Let me know what you need help with, if you need vendor recommendations, and if there’s anything I can do to make the process easier for you!
Do you help in the planning process?
My travel fees are included in all of my packages for NI, Co. Donegal, and Dublin weddings, so you don't have to worry about any extra, unexpected costs/tolls! Usually I shoot at locations within 2 hours driving one way. If it's out of my usual range/country, I'll price flights/long (5 hour) driving journeys, and forward the details/skype with you, so we can discuss potential options.
Are travel expenses included?
I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, etc unless you’d like me to keep it the photos). If you’re self conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you. My editing style includes a light air brushing.
Can you photoshop us?
I’ve got a what to wear guide I’ll send over, don’t worry I’ve got you!
What do we wear for photos?
Heaven forbids this happens, as it would only happen if it were out of my control (act of god, illness, death, etc) but in this case I would find a replacement photographer (one of my two trusted colleagues) to take my place that I trust. For Covid/Isolation I will arrange my colleague to stand in for the day. I will still process and cull the wedding photos and deliver them/be in contact with you. I'll still be your photographer.
What happens if you can't make it to our wedding?
For weddings, I always encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way, as it’s beautiful and unique in photos. For couples/family sessions, if it is harsh enough that it would make for a crappy time at our shoot and I can reschedule, then we will set a new date! I usually message you a few days before your shoot with weather updates and to check in.
What if it rains?
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If you're interested in booking your wedding photography with me, simply fill in my contact form. Let's see if our dates match up. I usually get back to you within a few hours. Check your junk mail.
I never book a wedding without having.a consultation with you first. Chats will usually happen over the phone or video. This time is important to ensure we will be a good fit for one another and an opportunity to answer questions.
I'll provide you with a quote for your chosen package, which includes a payment schedule and contract for you both. This secures your date. I have four packages you can choose from or make up your own bespoke experience.