Wedding Photography Prices
Our Wedding Photography Rates:
Up to 6pm: €200.00 per hour (4 hour minimum charge)
6pm-10pm: €125.00 per hour
After 10pm: €200.00 per hour
We charge by the quarter hour.
We like to keep things simple so we prefer to use an hourly rate for all work; client feedback shows that it has helped them accurately budget costs for their wedding day.
These costs include:
One Venue Meeting + One Viewing Meeting
2 Professional Photographers To Shoot Your Wedding
Standard Image Processing on 100-200 Selected Images
100-400 Print Ready High Resolution Processed JPG Images
100-400 Web Ready Low Resolution Processed JPG Images
ALL Other Wedding JPG Images We Shoot On The Day
Full Copyright To Your Wedding Photos (on full payment)
Travel Expenses Within Leinster
No Booking Fee
We only book one wedding per day, so when you book us we put that whole day aside. On the day itself we can work additional hours if requested, at our hourly rate.
We are happy to supply you with the original RAW files but these files are quite large and require a portable drive. We charge €80.00 for a 1TB portable drive., including transfer of files which can take up to two hours - depending on the number of files and size of the data.
If you have your own drive we can use that, as long as it is Mac compatible. Ideally, we would need this drive prior to your viewing so that we would transfer your files and have everything ready for you on the day - as it can take 1-2 hours to transfer 50-100GBs of data.
We keep copies of your RAW files for 1 year as back up.
We have no wish to have copyright to your wedding photographs, which is why we cede all copyright to the Bride & Groom on full payment of fees - although we do ask permission to use some of them to promote what we do on this site and via social media.
Mike & Jill O'Dwyer: How We Became Wedding Photographers
We have been working together as photographers since the early 1990s, not long after we graduated with degrees in Visual Communication from the College of Marketing & Design. Over the years Mike been a documentary photographer, copywriter, designer and Creative Director in both advertising and web development companies. Jill has always been a commercial photographer, working in our studio or on location for design, marketing and advertising agencies. We married in 2001, in North County Dublin, close to where we now live with our son.
Wedding photography has always been something we've done together since college, where we met while studying photography. We've always enjoyed the experience of shooting weddings because, I think, we began doing it for friends and family; it's always been fun and we've always had that relaxed approach to getting the shots we wanted to achieve. Over the years we got asked to cover weddings for work colleagues and clients that we got on particularly well with, and shooting someone's wedding photography makes for the ideal wedding gift.
The thing about being a husband and wife team is that we get to work together and look out for each other - we're also competitive and we have fun trying to out-shoot each other. We each have different ways of working, which keeps things interesting for clients, but we're always relaxed and professional which we think shows in the final images.
Jill is the far better organiser, she knows what works best for groups and is very particular about capturing all the details - she always notices the little things that I would miss. I tend to potter about quietly in the background preferring long lenses and wide apertures, or getting in close with wide angles and shooting blind from the hip. We have fun going through the images we shot afterwards, trying to see who did better by using I-wish-I-had-taken-that criteria; just because we're married doesn't mean we can't be in competition with each other ;)
Wedding Photographers for Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.
Our studio in based between Swords and Ashbourne, in North County Dublin, 5 minutes from Dublin Airport. We tend to shoot weddings mostly in Dublin and the surrounding counties: Louth, Meath, Kildare & Wicklow - we have photographed weddings in other counties, but this is where our main business happens.
We like to meet clients at least once before a ceremony, preferably at the main location for the photography, just so everyone feels comfortable with each other and we can get a sense of what might be possible. If it's a location that's new to us we'll take a few rough shots to establish lighting and possible locations, and we're always happy to discuss ideas.
Once the images are processed we usually meet clients here at the studio, in North County Dublin, to show them their wedding photographs. This is one of our favourite things, to see couples' reaction to the images we've captured of their day - we've had plenty of laughter, the odd few tears of joy, and some lovely chats over cups of tea with clients who've visited.
We've seen every sort of Bride and Groom, from every kind of background, and the common thing to all wedding ceremonies is how much everyone wants the couple to have a fabulous day. It doesn't matter whether it's a religious or civil ceremony, where it takes place or how many people are in attendance, because for us it's always just about two people.
Our job, as wedding photographers, is to capture the spirit of the day, to help our Brides & Grooms tell their story by creating memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.