Frequently Asked Questions

Are you available for our wedding?

I hope so!! To find out, fill out my contact form, call me on 086 806 4613 or contact me through Facebook. Don’t delay though as many dates are booked more than 2 years in advance. I will respond within 24 hours and provide a detailed breakdown of my packages and prices.

How would you describe your style?

My photographic style is a mixture of photojournalism and directed photography, which uses the light and the landscape to the best artistic effect.

I have a technique that I call Movement + Reaction = Emotion which helps people who aren’t used to being photographed relax in front of the camera and produces very natural looking images.

What areas do you cover?

Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick and Tipperary.

Do you charge extra for travel?


Do we meet you before our wedding to make a plan for the day?

Definitely yes. I think it is really important to meet within a month of your wedding day to work out a timeline for the day and to go over any important “must have” photographs.

I live abroad so it’s not possible for me to meet you until just before our wedding, is this a problem?

Not at all, a lot of my clients are living abroad; it’s very easy to discuss all the details over a Zoom call.

What is full day coverage?

From the grooms and brides preparations until your meal begins. If you have your speeches before your meal, I will stay and photograph those as well.

Do you stay later?

Yes, if requested in advance I can stay on to document the speeches, do a creative night shoot after dinner, and cover the dancing for about 20 minutes after the first dance. This is the extended coverage option.

Do you do engagement shoots?

Yes. We can add an engagement shoot on to our pre-wedding meeting, and I can produce a print in a large mount that your guests can sign at your reception.

 How many images will we get?

I spend a lot of time choosing and editing the best photographs from your wedding. This is typically between 500 and 900 images.  Included in all the packages is a USB drive with all the edited images and a unique highlights slideshow which can be watched on a smartphone or a computer. The images will all be high resolution and will not be watermarked. You will have full access to them and can print them as often as you like.

When will our photos be ready?

Off-peak in less than 6 weeks, during peak periods 8 - 10 weeks, but you do get a Sneak Peek of over 100 edited images within 48 hours of your wedding. 

How do we book you?

Once you have confirmed you would like to book me, I will send you a booking form and a contract. The date is secured once your deposit (€200) has been received.

When do we pay the balance?

The balance is payable prior to, of on the day of the wedding at the latest. This is standard industry practice amongst reputable wedding photographers

What happens about our album?

You will usually have chosen which type of album you would like before your wedding, so you simply pick the photographs that you would like included, mark the file numbers on the specially designed sheets that I will send you with your USB drive and I will design the layout. I will email you the layout for your approval and make any changes you require. Once you are happy, I will send the album off to be printed and you will have it around 1 month later.

Wedding & Elopement Photographer based in West Cork, Cork County & Munster

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