Frequently Asked Questions
How do we book our date?
Please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on +33 (0)6 38 35 71 43 to check if I am available on your date. It's always a pleasure to get to know wedding couples. We can talk on the phone, meet for a coffee (in Paris) or simply have a chat via Skype to get to know each other! ☺
Can we sign a contract?
Absolutely, once you decide to book me, you will receive a personalised contract.
Should we pay a deposit?
I ask for €250 deposit regardless of the package chosen. Once the deposit and contract have been signed your date is secured!
How do I pay you?
I accept cheque, bank draft, bank transfer, cash and PayPal payments.
I'm getting married in Thailand, the south of France or the North Pole, can you make it?
Of course, I love to travel! No travel fee is added on for weddings close to Paris or Galway. For anywhere else I keep all travel & accommodation expenses to a minimum, I only ask for the cost of my train tickets and two nights accommodation. For any wedding outside France or Ireland, the travel fee is the cost of my flights and three nights accommodation.
Can I have a discount?
All my prices are fixed. However I do run promotions on facebook so make sure to like my page for free giveaways! You could be the next winner!! ☺
Can I get every image from my wedding?
I do my own editing, a process that takes time to make sure that I have selected the very best images I took on the day. Images you won’t receive are duplicates, ones where someone’s eyes are closed, or for some other reason the image is not usable. Rest assured, I will not hold back any good images from you.
How many images will I receive?
With the Silver or Gold Package, you will receive about 800+ images. There will be mix of colour and black and white photos. All images are delivered in high resolution JPEG format, are individually retouched, have no watermarks and are ready for print The unprocessed images (RAW files) stay with me.
How will I get my images?
You will be able to download all your images directly on your private password- protected gallery on my client page. You will receive a password to access the gallery and view the photos which you can share with your family and friends. I will also give you a second password which will allow you to download all your images in one go.
How long do we need to wait to see our images?
Around 4 weeks after your wedding your photographs will be uploaded to your own private client gallery. A few days beforehand you will receive a private Vimeo link to a slideshow with music of the best photos from your wedding, you will also be able to share this link with friends and family.
Who owns the copyright of the images?
I do, since I make the images. I cannot sell you the copyright but you will have the images in full resolution without watermarks and the right/ ability to print and share your images as much as you like. I only ask that if you share them online, on social media for example, you give me credit for taking the photo by mentioning my name. ☺
Equipment and Insurance
What equipment do you use and do you have back-up equipment?
I use professional full frame DSLR bodies along with a range of professional lenses by Nikon. I have three main camera bodies, many lenses, lots of spare batteries and memory cards, a tripod and many various accessories to ensure that I can keep shooting no matter what happens!
What if one of your memory card becomes corrupted?
This has never happened to me so far but since each camera body I use has double card slots, your images get backed up the instant a photo is taken. This greatly reduces the risk of losing images.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have public liability and equipment insurance.
Do you work with an assistant or have a second shooter?
I generally work on my own, but a second shooter can be added for very large weddings.
Before and after the wedding
Can I show you my own photo ideas?
If you have images or ideas of a photo you would like to do on your wedding, for sure you can show me at our first meeting. We will look together and find out what you like about it and what is important to you.
Can you help us with the timeline of the wedding day?
Yes, I always meet my couple sometime before the wedding to help with the timeline of the day, especially for couple and group photo times and locations.
Do you do engagement or post-wedding shoots?
Yes, I include an engagement shoot in the Gold Package I offer. You can also opt for a post-wedding shoot instead of the engagement shoot. A post-shoot will last for around two hours and will allow us to plan for adventurous locations, such as a swimming pool, a lake or even a mountain top! ☺
I'm already married, never had an engagement shoot, can I book one?
Yes of course!! Engagement shoots really just are couple shoots in a special locations and whether you are married already or even have no plans of getting married for now, they are great fun!
Where will the shoot take place?
For an engagement shoot I always look out for special locations. We could go to the beach at sunrise or sunset, under a waterfall, in the forest or at the botanic gardens, on a lake, underwater in a pool or sea, or even hanging down from a cliff or on the top of a mountain!! There are limitless opportunities and I’m the one who will capture images of lifetime for you!! :)
During the wedding
How long will you stay at our wedding?
That depends on the coverage you choose. I like to start photos when you’re getting ready and stay until one hour after the first dance (Silver and Gold package). I also offer short day coverage for weddings around Paris that includes the ceremony, group and couple photos (Bronze package).
Do we need to provide a meal during the recption for you?
If you book me for a full day, a sandwich around lunchtime will do the trick and yes please, I would love a meal sometime in the evening! ☺
Do you need accommodation?
If your wedding takes place abroad or far outside of Paris or Galway, I usually charge an extra fee for accommodation. Some couples prefer to organise a room for me in which case I won’t charge anything extra. I ask for two nights so I can arrive the day before to scout different locations for group and couple shoots and to make sure there are no surprises on the big day. The evening of the wedding, I usually finish up around 1-2 am and am fit for bed by then!
How will you dress at our wedding?
I move around a lot during the wedding and need to be wearing comfortable clothes; I always dress in a professional manner. Usually white shirt, tie, comfortable slacks and jacket.
If you plan to marry underwater or on top of a mountain I might dress differently! ☺ Please let me know if you plan a special dress code.
What if it rains on my wedding day?
No problem. Rain, hail or snow I will be prepared and we will find a way to get great photos using whatever nature throws at us on the big day!
Can we have a sunset or blue hour shooting at our wedding day?
I use an application I know exactly when sunset and the blue hour occurs. So rest assured, I will have you both out for a quick sunset or blue hour shot when the time is right!
Are there any extra costs?
The only extras I charge are add-ons such as a photo booth, photos books or travel expenses. You will know about any of these before we finalise the contract.
Albums and Prints
Do you do wedding albums?
Of course, I use a company called Folio albums who make beautiful handmade wedding albums for professional photographers. Check out their website here: http://www.folioalbums.com/ Just send me an email and I will send you a pdf of the album prices.
When do I have to decide to get an album?
You can decide to get an album at any time, even after the wedding. However I recommend organising an album early on.The Gold package includes an album, The Fine Art Book 30cm x 30cm.
Can I see album samples?
Folio make two different types of albums, Fine Art Books and Matted albums. I have a sample of each you may look at as well as samples of different cover materials.
Do I have an input into making the album?
Yes of course! You will pick the images based on the number of spreads your album will contain. I will design the album on Folio’s online album designer which I will then share with you for your approval. You will leave comments for changes directly in the album designer before I finalise the order of the album.
Can we order prints through you?
Yes. I work with professional photo printing labs so you or your family and friends can easily order prints directly from your own private online gallery on my website. Of course, you can also take care of your own printing if you wish but I recommend getting high quality prints to best showcase your photos.