Gary Barrett Photography – Wedding Photography & Portrait Photography – Ireland » Gary Barrett Photography - Wedding Photography & Portrait Photography - Ireland

FAQ

Frequently Asked Question’s

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what is your photography style?

Most of the photography on your wedding day will be considered wedding photojournalism. Capturing the day as it unfolds with no interference by the photographer. I aim for a simple, classic look, that captures the emotions shared throughout the day. When working with the bride and groom, the wedding party and family formals, the emphasis shifts to more of an casual portrait approach. I give gentle direction and often naturally pose images as needed.

where are you based?

I am from Mulranny, Co.Mayo and I’m based in Tallaght, Dublin. My time is split between both these places.

do you travel for weddings?

Yes, we love to travel all over Ireland and abroad.

have you ever worked at my wedding venue before? If not, do you plan to check it out in advance?

I have worked in lots of venues around the country. If I have not been to your venue I assure you that I will scout it out prior to your wedding. And when the big day arrives I will know all the perfect spots for your photos, in any weather conditions, and will also have found out if there are any restrictions, or if I need to apply for any permissions from public organisations.

what are your rates?

Packages start at €1550. All wedding packages are available upon request. Please fill out our Contact page on this site and we will send you all the information.

do you require a booking fee, and when is the final payment due? 

I require a €200 booking fee to secure the date for you. No date is secure until the booking fee has been received. Final balance is due on the morning of the wedding.

how far in advance do I need to book you?

The sooner the better! 2016 is fully booked. 2017 is filling up fast, and I already have bookings for 2018, and 2019.

do you hold dates?

Until the booking fee has been paid all dates are open to anyone. In the past couples have enquired and come back to me weeks later, only to find the date filled by another couple. No booking fee = date not secured.

do you offer engagement portraits?

Of course!! Many couple have never been in front of a professional photographer and might have their reservations. Therefore the engagement session is a great way for us to go out for an hour and have some fun. When the big day comes around you will have already spent time with me. Lots of my couples have used the photographs for their signature board on their wedding day, for their guests to sign.

payment methods?

We have lots of payment options. You can choose whichever suits best. We accept Postal orders, cheques and Bank drafts. We also accept payment by bank transfer, and can send Paypal invoices should you wish to pay by Debit/Credit Card.

what time do you arrive?

We arrive with the bride 2 hours before the ceremony.

what time do you leave?

Package 1 is our standard coverage, this is a 7 hour day, we leave when dinner starts. If we’re booked for Package 2 the extended coverage, we stay until 10pm. Extra coverage after this time can be arranged for an extra fee.

how many images do we receive from our wedding?

It depends on the length of the day, If booked until sitting down for the meal its 300+. If booked until first dance 400+. These numbers are only guidelines. We often far exceed this number.

when will we get our photos?

Your photos will be ready 8 weeks after your wedding. Peak season can be up to 12 weeks, but I always aim for 8 weeks.

do you have back up equipment?

I have back-up cameras and flashes. Same as the main camera gear I use.

do you provide retouching, colour adjustment or other corrective services?

Your images are put through multiple levels of editing before you see them for the first time, using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6 software.

do you offer wedding albums?

I do, we have several album options. From the classic handmade matted albums to the flush mount magazine style Storybook albums.

what type of album designs do you offer? Do you provide any assistance in creating an album?

I like to keep my album design’s simple and fresh. I feel they will never become dated using this approach. Lots of couples find it hard to choose photos for their album, simply because there are lots of photos to choose from. I can design a full album from scratch to make it easy for you. Or you can provide me with your photo choices, and I will design the album. I ALWAYS send a digital draft of the album to you for approval before going to print.

how long after I order my photos/album will I get them?

For photos it’s within 7 days. For albums it takes from 2 to 3 weeks.

can we upgrade to a different album/package after we book?

Yes. Upgrading is no problem. Lots of couples do this.

what if you get sick and are not able to shoot our wedding?

If this ever happened, I know lots of wedding photographers. I am there for them and they are here for me. Therefore, I would arrange one of my Professional colleagues to cover your wedding. And rest assured, I would only use someone that I would be happy with if it were my wedding.

are you insured and is there a contract?

Of course. My cover includes all the usual stuff, plus Liability & Indemnity Insurance. Once a booking fee has been paid you will I receive a written contract.

TIP: Don’t book a photographer or any wedding vendor who is not insured, or won’t provide a written contract.

can I ask you something specific?

Absolutely!! Just e-mail me at gary@garybarrettphoto.com and I’ll be happy to answer any question you have.