Dublin Wedding Photographers
Wedding photographers Jill and Mike O'Dwyer are based in North County Dublin, between Swords and Ashbourne, where we have our professional photography studio.
Jill has been a professional photographer since 1990, working on assignments for commercial clients in Ireland, the UK and France. She specialises in photographing interiors, food and drink, corporate portraits, and product photography.
Mike has worked as both a designer and photographer over the years. His photography style is more documentary, although he also enjoys portrait and fashion photography. Mike typically does all the processing, including any retouching, and designs the wedding albums for clients.
We have been photographing weddings together since 1995 - it still feels like a unique privilege and, honestly, it's a brilliant vibe to be part of days like these. We hope that if you view some of our wedding photography you will see the spirit we like to capture of the wedding day itself. Most importantly, it's all about how you want to have your wedding day photographed, and we will work with you to help you make your wedding day as memorable as we can.
The great thing about being a husband and wife photography team is that we get to work together and look out for each other. We're relaxed and professional, and we think this comes across in the kind of wedding photography we do. If you like what you see, and are interested in talking to us about being your wedding photographers, just drop us a line via the contact form.
Typically our wedding days begin with photography of the bride's preparations, family shots and various group shots including the bridesmaids - we schedule enough time so that everyone has plenty of breathing space. From there we go to photograph the groom, usually at the church, with his groomsmen, before the bride arrives.
At the church we photograph the arrival of the bridal party, and the church ceremony itself from two vantage points; usually with one photographer close to the proceedings and the second photographer further back getting an overview of the event.
After the wedding we take a mix of spontaneous shots around the wedding venue and some posed portraits before continuing on to the reception.
Once at that location we work our way through an agreed list of family group shots and then try to spend as much time as we can with the bride and groom taking romantic portraits; we bring studio lights so we can work indoors too, just in case the Irish weather decides not to behave.
This is usually when the bride and groom have a first few minutes to themselves, and it is a great opportunity for them to relax and have a bit of fun.
If requested we will continue taking photographs of the speeches, the cutting of the cake and the first dance - and sometimes well beyond.
If you're unsure about anything to do with your wedding day, we'd be happy to offer advice and suggestions based on the years of experience we have as professional photographers.
Wedding Photography Prices 2014
There is no typical wedding day, each and every occasion is as unique and as special as the couples involved. Because of this we prefer not to work on the basis of pre-defined packages - invariably they have to be adapted to suit individual requirements and can be problematic for clients looking to keep costings simplified - instead we prefer to calculate costs based purely on the number of hours we spend working as photographers on the day.
We have an hourly wedding photography rate of €125, subject to a minimum charge of 3 hours. We believe this is the simplest way for new clients to estimate their wedding budgets. Our costs begin from the time you set for us to arrive at a location to commence taking photographs, until the time agreed by all that we should cease working. In short: what we do, and how much we charge, is determined by you.
- pre-wedding consultation meetings
- travel, within the Leinster region
- two photographers on the day
- DVD with all camera JPG files shot of the wedding
- 50 to 200 professionally processed images
We don't like to hold copyright to the images, we consider the files yours once you've paid in full - as such you would own all rights to the files and could use them however you like. Some couples like to organise their own prints and albums, and we're happy to offer advice in that regard, as there are so many variables involved we would discuss these as separate items.
If you would like to arrange a meeting, or just make enquiries, then simply drop us a line via our wedding enquiry contact form.
Jill & Mike O'Dwyer
Swords, County Dublin, Ireland