Here are some frequently asked
questions and our replies.
In the combined package, is it one or two people who are doing the photography and videography?
The combined package offers two shooters with Alan as photographer with Peter, a full time professional like Alan, as videographer. Alan and Peter work closely together both in advance of the wedding day and on the day itself in order to ensure the best angles and opportunities are covered. Alan edit’s everything personally and does not outsource anything. This ensures a consistency in your final images and movies. We do have an optional extra of a second shooter for both photography and videography.
How long will the family / bridal party formal shots take?
In advance of the wedding we will provide you with a comprehensive list of possible family and bridal party shots. Having selected the ones you want captured, we will be able to calculate how long the formals should take. Our aim is to capture the family formals perfectly but also quickly so that you can get back to having fun with your family and friends. By discussing the images you want in advance it ensures we do not miss anything.
What time should I plan to have my service?
The best time to have your service will depend on a number of factors including how far away your guests are travelling from, the time of year in terms of available daylight, is your church / venue available only at certain times along with other factors such as how many are in your bridal party and will you all be ready by a certain time. A 1pm ceremony time in our experience is a good safe bet with some choosing to go a little earlier in Winter time and some choosing to go a little later in Summer if guests have a long journey to consider.
Is it possible to add certain elements to another package of my chosen package?
Yes. The packages are designed to make your selection easier but if you wish to add something extra we will be glad to provide a quote if it is not already mentioned in the ‘optional extras’ section.
What specifically does ‘documentary style’ mean?
This is where we capture the day as it happens without intervention. You can expect well over 90% of your images to be in this style with the family formals and any other requested shots making up the rest. This applies to your full length wedding movie also where we record the day as it happens.
What is cinematic videography and how does this merge with your unobtrusive documentary style photography?
Your full length wedding movie is captured and presented in a documentary style. But you will receive your 5 minute highlights movie in a more cinematic style. This refers to the ‘look’ and edit of this short movie. It’s aim is to give viewers a good sense of you as a couple, how the day looked and to capture lots of emotion. The specific footage we include will be done without you even knowing and there will be some scenes in the highlights movie that are not in the full length movie as they will work better in the cinematic style. In terms of the merge with photography, by looking at the image capture style you will see lots of emotion on faces and feel a great sense of the occasion. Formal images lack this emotion to a great extent so we keep things as natural as possible with the edit style complimenting both movies beautifully.
Do you choose the music and is it licensed?
For your full movie you get to choose the songs. I use licensed music which I choose for the highlights movie. If you wish to choose your own highlights music that can be arranged but there will be restrictions on how it is viewed in order to comply with music industry regulations but it can be done.
Do you provide a contract setting out the terms?
Yes we do
How much of a booking deposit do you require and is it refundable?
We require between 10% and 15% depending on the date and the booking deposit is non refundable.
Is there travel cost included in your price or is it extra?
There are no extras on the price quoted so travel costs are included.
Do you cover just Waterford?
We shoot all over Ireland. We’ve shot weddings in Cork, Kerry, Galway, Limerick, Meath, Kildare, Wexford, Leitrim, Kilkenny and of course Waterford…. the list goes on with most counties covered also in 2018. We travel all over and we love shooting in new and interesting places.
Do you expect to be fed by us?
No and we don’t put it in your contract as we think it’s mean to do that but bar food is always appreciated. We pay for our own if it is not offered.
How soon will we receive our photographs and movies?
If you choose a combined package, you will receive your movies and images at the same time. We edit in chronological order. By the end of January each year we are fully up to date so for the first few weddings of the year couples will receive their photographs / movies within a week or two. Further into the season as the wedding numbers rise we aim to have everyones weddings back to them within 16 weeks.
Are you VAT registered and insured?
Yes to both. Our VAT number is 3291687AH and sight of our public liability insurance (both ground work and drone) is available on request.
Are you full time or part time?
Alan and Peter are both full time professional photographers and movie makers.
Do you have backup equipment?
We carry an extensive range of equipment so that no matter what happens we will be there capturing your wedding day. Not only that but we shoot with cameras that write to two memory cards so that if one should fail (has never happened, yet) we have the comfort of knowing the contents are on the second card. We also backup to two separate hard drives for the same reason.
What if your prices rise?
Once we have confirmed with you that your date is reserved, then your package price is fixed as set out in your contract.
How do we book?
Just let us know you would like to book us and we will send you on the contract details and a link to pay the booking deposit. Once we receive the booking deposit, we will email you to confirm that your date is reserved in our diary.