WE RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS PAGE BEFORE YOU GET IN TOUCH
IT'S A LITTLE WAFFLY, BUT WORTH IT, PROMISE
This page is pretty wordy but this is a big investment. We want you to have as much info as possible so you can make the most informed decision.
RELAXED AND UNOBTRUSIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY...
Most of us aren't fans of posing for photographs or having flash guns fired in our eyes. We avoid both wherever possible in favour of a more authentic, photojournalistic approach, so no scaring yourselves or your guests.
We want to leave you with a fantastic collection of gorgeous, natural photographs that tell the story of your wedding day and will jog your memory when you're old and forgetful.
We turn up when you're ready for us and leave when you've had enough. We do our best to subtly blend in with whatever's going on. Sometimes that looks like chatting to your people, other times we'll lurk in the background (often the bushes) so we can sneakily capture it all; loved up, happy, silly, giddy, tearful, whatever you are. We want to leave you with a comprehensive record of the big stuff, the little things and everything in between, not just the 'key' moments where you're standing there with a cake knife wondering whether you should do something yet.
SUPER CHILLED WEDDING FILM
Summary: Same vibe as above; very chilled documentary style coverage, mostly from the wings.
More info: We film your wedding as we experience it, without engineering anything if we can. We avoid excessive equipment which helps us to blend in even more. If we're covering your photography too, we tag team perfectly, or if not, we'll chat with your photographer and blend in with their plans. We're very relaxed.
Summary: A short session at an opportune moment, maybe another one later as the light changes.
More info: We usually go off for a quick walk when there's a natural lull in the day. We'll suggest some ideal spots, we'll have a natter but we mostly just ask you to be yourselves and maybe give you the odd subtle nudge to help us get the most gorgeous photographs. You won't believe us right now, but you'll actually enjoy this bit.
NO AWKWARD POSING
Summary: You'll probably feel (and therefore look) awkward so we avoid it. You've got to be comfortable.
More info: We don't really like to stage stuff too much, this is your wedding day, not a photoshoot. People posing can look stiff and unnatural and it's just not a fun way to spend your time. Instead, we chat, you guys chat, we move a bit. That way, you're not concentrating on having your photo taken and you don't look (or feel) wildly uncomfortable.
We also have skills in all this. We've got 27 years of wedding photography experience between the two of us (I know, we don't look a day over 21 right?), so we can capture the killer shots without taking ages to set up and fake it.
You are very welcome to look longingly into the distance or invoke your inner catalogue model of course, even better if you have a laugh whilst doing so, just please rest assured that we won't make you do any of this stuff.
GROUP SHOTS (PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY)
Summary: Yes but not loads. They can take ages, you'll get bored and you might miss your wedding reception.
More info: It's not often that you get all the people you like and love in one place, dressed nicely and in a good mood. We recommend making the most of this. We try to keep these as relaxed, fun and brief as possible. Think less stand-there-say-cheese, more bring-your-drink-and-have-a-giggle. We figure you'd rather spend the day with your friends and family, not posing for oodles of photographs with us.
Important bit: Group photographs can really throw your day if you're not careful, they take longer than you think (there is always someone who's nipped to the loo or gotten stuck in conversation with someone they haven't seen in years). The result can be that you're left standing there waiting, time ticks by and you miss a load of your socialising time. Hence we suggest maxing out at 8 shots. We have ways and means of making this bit run smoothly and quickly too, we can chat about the logistics of your day to make it work for you so you get the shots and the champagne drinking opportunities too. We've got a blog post coming on this, stay tuned.
IN A NUTSHELL...
Ultimately, no two couples are ever the same and no two weddings are either, so we don't have a blueprint of shots that we get or stuff that we do. We chat with you guys about your plans and what you want from your photography or film, and tailor everything we do to that, so the coverage reflects all that went on and you end up with a pretty comprehensive record of the whole shebang.
There's a bit more info in our FAQ's that you might like to read through too.
WHAT'S THE DAMAGE?
We don't have a range of packages with fancy names. We prefer to keep things simple and have a set rate for a whole day.
£1,800 / €2,000
with single photographer
£1,800 / €2,000
with single videographer
PHOTO & FILM
£3,100 / €3,500
Two person team
Prices are in GBP and EUR just because we cover geographical areas using both currencies.
You would pay in your local currency.
If you're after shorter coverage, that's no problem. Our hourly rate is £300/€350 There's no minimum coverage for midweek events but a 3 hour minimum for weekends. We book shorter coverage at weekends up to six months prior to the date.
If you'd like to add a second photographer/videographer that's also £300/€350 for the duration of the booking.
You can read a bit more about second photographers here.
We also cover events that span multiple days and locations. Please get in touch if you'd like us to get back to you with a personalised estimate.
THAT MUCH? WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Before the day: From the start, we promise happy, down to earth, cheese free consultations and communication. We want to offer you as much pre wedding support as you'd like and we want to know lots about your plans so that nothing is overlooked on the day. The more we know, the more prepared we can be. The more you speak to us, the more relaxed you'll be around us on the day too. There's a good chance this will show in your photos. So we're here if you need us. You can email or phone, we're all over video calls now (The lockdowns gave us one positive outcome at least). Or we can do coffee and cake, wine, whatever suits, if we're nearby.
We're not wedding planners but you're also very welcome to pick our brains and run stuff by us. We have a good idea of what can work and what might not in terms of logistics and timings etc. Feel free to use us as a resource, or not.
If you've booked us for photography for the full day, we also include a little pre wedding shoot. These are available midweek anywhere within a 50 mile radius of our bases (Co. Cavan or Nottingham). We don't force these but if you'd like one, please book in with us in plenty of time before the day, we leave the ball in your court. If you book any other coverage, these are available as an optional extra.
On the day: Us, all our gear and all our experience. For full day coverage we usually arrive midway through the preparations so that we can cover most aspects. If you've booked two photographers or a photo & film combo, we can be in two places so can capture a little bit of the prep time with both of you, meaning you can share this part of the day with each other afterwards. We tend to dip in and out so won't be pointing a lens in your direction for the entire morning. We also use this time to get some shots of the details (clothes, rings, accessories etc, the stuff you've possibly spent a small fortune on) and to capture the general buzz of the morning. This is a brilliant part of the day, you with your favourite people is pretty special. It also gives everyone chance to get used to us in the background which makes for more natural shots/footage as the day goes on. We're then with you for the day, covering all the obvious and not so obvious stuff. In the evening we usually stay on a little after the first dance (if you're having one) to capture a taste of that part of the day too. More often than not, this is somewhere between 8 and 10 hours but this isn't set in stone. If you book us for shorter coverage we are quite strict with timings, otherwise it's not really fair on those that book us for the full day.
Regardless of how long we're with you, we're happy to be an additional resource on your team. Having someone with a bundle of wedding experience around can be pretty valuable on the day, from passing messages and pinning flowers to general wedding etiquette. We've driven brides to the ceremony, sewn dresses, applied plasters, done up more necklaces and bracelets than we can remember (new nails for the day anyone?). We don't interfere at all but we're happy to help if needed.
After the day: A preview of your images and/or a mini teaser video, usually within a week. This sneak peek gives you something to go 'oooh' over whilst we work on the rest.
For photographic coverage: A collection of individually processed images in two formats; big files optimised for printing and duplicate small files ready to share on socials, email etc. We don't deliver a set number of images, you'll receive everything 'useful', ie open eyes, not a duplicate etc. As a guide, this can be anywhere between 500 and 900 for a full day and will depend on what you've got going on, how many people are there etc. You'll have full personal usage rights to them all, forever.
We share your images with you via an easy to use, good to look at password protected online gallery. You can organise your favourites and download them all from there. You can also share the images you choose with friends and family via the same gallery, and they can order copies of files, order prints etc from there too. This can save you a massive task afterwards. You'll also be able to watch your images in a slideshow to music. Cheesy as it might sound, this is a cracking way to look through your images, maybe with a glass of something... definitely preferable to sitting there clicking on the keyboard.
For film coverage: A 5 - 10 minute highlight video of your day. We'll deliver this to you electronically initially, then send you a rather gorgeous keepsake USB in the post.
Turnaround time: 3 - 10 weeks. We work in the home studio full time and will deliver your wedding to you as quickly as we can. Turnaround is quicker in the quieter months, slower in the busier ones. We'll keep you in the loop as to when you can expect to receive everything, but we won't rush this bit and do a substandard job just because you're eager.
Some extra waffle: Often, people are surprised at the cost of our services and we get it. Throughout our industry, prices vary pretty wildly and it's not always obvious why. Things like experience and equipment are usually big factors, we reckon you get what you pay for. We wrote a blog on this a while back (here) and it's probably worth a read if the costs are not what you thought they would be.
In short (well sort of), this isn't a part time gig for pocket money for us, it's our full time, feed-the-family and put-a-roof-over-our-heads career and has been for a long time now. The upshot of that is we have dedicated much of our grown up lives to developing our skills and expanding our experience. We (proudly) know our stuff and we share all that with you. A wedding day is actually a fast paced, high pressure gig for a photographer or videographer. Things happen only once, usually quite quickly and often when they're not expected so experience and camera skills massively count. Our kit is also brilliant; reliable, sturdy with amazing picture quality. Whilst fancy equipment doesn't make a good image, it does allow the person using it to, better than a cheap lens or older camera can. In a darker room and when the sun goes down, this makes all the difference.
Please don't just take our word for it though, shop around and check out other photographers and film makers. There are loads of us out there and we all offer something different. Talk to a few, make sure you like any on your short list as they'll be around all day on one of the most important days of your life. Make an informed decision based on their skills, experience, what they'll deliver afterwards, whether you like them enough to come to your wedding, their price and any gut feeling you get. Picking one is hard, we don't envy you. Honestly, it's a mine field. We're very happy to have an open and honest conversation with anyone about pricing, even if it talks you out of booking us. It's important that you feel like you're getting good value from whoever you book so please don't be shy if you want to know why we charge what we do and why we feel very comfortable with that.
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Personally designed, exquisite wedding albums, photo books, prints, wall art and other items available to suit your requirements/taste/home decor. These can be ordered by you or anyone you give gallery access to. Find out a bit more here.
More cameras! We work with a network of talented sorts and can call upon them to assist if you're having a very large wedding, or an event spread over lots of locations where logistics would require additional support.
Find answers to some frequently asked questions here,
read a little about us here,
or have a natter here.