Alternative + Wild Love
Weddings + Engagements
The photos I love to take on your wedding day are taken with a creative eye, are unobtrusive, sensitive, photojournalistic, and relaxed. For me, wedding photography is less about the poses, and more about the moments. Capturing the interactions between friends and family members, the raw emotion, the happiness and the sense of a celebration that a wedding day brings – that is what photographing your day is about.
• How far will you travel for a wedding?
Although I live in West Cork and love to shoot West Cork weddings, I also love to explore and travel and being able to photograph all over the country is one of the perks of the job for me! I have my own car (and a passport…) so can pretty much get anywhere. Reasonable travel costs may be added if your wedding is outside of the Co.Cork area.
• Do you require a deposit and when is the balance due?
Yes, a €250 deposit is required in order to make a booking with the balance due on or before the day of the wedding.
- 10% of this deposit is put into an online savings account and given to the West Cork Animal Welfare Group.
Why? I love animals and my heart breaks every time I see one go missing, looking for a new home. There are thousands of shelters around the world, so I thought it would be a small start to try help out a local Charity.
• Payment methods?
Cheques and drafts are super, but I find the easiest method of payment is by bank transfer.
• Is there a contract?
Yes. It details all the information you might need.
• What's your photography style?
In a nutshell, it's about capturing things just the way they happen. No posing, no setting up shots (apart from the family shots), no bossing around.
It's an unobtrusive, personal and honest documentation of the day delivered in a natural, relaxed and unposed way.
• We're interested in booking you but want to chat further before we pay the deposit - is this possible?
Of course! I want to make sure I’m the best fit for you both and to give you a feel for what I’m like as a person, as well as a photographer. If you're based in West Cork I’m more than happy to meet for a cup of tea, or if you're further afield we can have a chat on Skype.
• How Does Your Coverage Work?
Typically wedding coverage is 8 hours until the meal or 11 hours until the First Dance. Naturally every wedding is unique and packages can be tailored if you require something a bit different. Some couples for instance will have their speeches before the meal and we can of course capture the cutting of the cake during this time also. Coverage begins in the morning with your preparations (can include both the bride and groom getting ready), the ceremony, your couples portraits, group photographs & candids from the drinks reception.