Why Rory? What’s your style?
As a wedding photographer, I’d describe myself as fun, relaxed and natural. Spending the day photographing is my favourite part of the job. I want your experience of the photography to be fun, and to enhance your day. The day is about you and your families and guests, a celebration of your love, and a party. I’m there to document the day, capture moments as they happen, and tell the story of your wedding day.
What about family photos?
I know people don’t like to spend long on the family shots, so I work fast. I love when people are laughing in the family photos. I’m not a fan of posed, setup shots. Stand together, nice background, chat to each other, tell jokes, have a laugh, snap snap done – time to drink champagne!
How long will you be there for?
I’ll be there from morning preparations until you sit down to dinner. So approximately 11am till 6.30pm. If the speeches are before dinner I can hang on and photograph them – no extra charge.
Do you stay late?
Yep, I have a late package too. I like to shoot about 20 minutes of dancing, so you get some of the madness after the romantic first dance! Generally this will be until about 11pm.
Sounds good, how do we book?
A booking deposit of €300 secures the date. I’ll need your date and your details – click this button to get to my contact page Contact Rory!
When is the balance due?
I send an invoice a month before your wedding. Balance is due before the day – preferably two weeks before.
How do we pay?
Preferably by bank transfer, but cheques and drafts work too!
Are you insured?
Yes, I have public indemnity, public liability and equipment insurance
Are there travel costs?
Not usually. However I am based in Cork, so if you are more than 3 hours drive away, I may need a hotel bed for a night, especially for an early start or if I am staying till the dancing. If you are getting married abroad, I’ll need airline, hotel and expenses covered. These can be discussed at the booking stage.
How many photos do we get?
I deliver 450 – 600 photographs if I finish at dinner time, and more if I am there for the dancing.
Are they fully processed, ready to print?
Yes! Every single photo that you receive will be reviewed by me. I apply my own special sauce so that they all look like the photos that you see on my blog.
How many are black + white?
I do a portion in black +white and the rest in colour. I don’t have a figure of how many will be b+w – I make these decisions as I am editing the photos. Some are better suited to b+w and some better in colour. Typically I’d say maybe 20% are b+w. There’s often more b+w at a winter wedding than a summer wedding
How do we receive our photographs?
As soon as I finish editing, I upload the photos to an online password protected gallery, which I send you a link to. Then I order a proof book, which is a magazine sized soft cover book with all the photos printed small (25 to a page). I ship this to you with a USB key with the same photos, fully processed, no watermarks.
How long does it take?
Typically 6 to 8 weeks. Usually faster early in the season, and a bit longer later in the year as some backlog builds up.
Are there optional extras?
Yes, I offer engagement shoots and photo booth packages
What about albums?
I offer albums from Loxley Colour in the UK and Koy labs in Portugal. I can send you a brochure with album prices – Contact Rory!
Can we meet you to discuss further?
Yes, absolutely. If you are near Cork I’d be happy to meet you for a coffee and show you some albums. I’m also in Dublin fairly regularly and would be happy to meet you there. If that doesn’t suit I am happy to chat on skype, or an old fashioned phone call!