Q: How long have you been working as a wedding photographer?
A: Wedding photography was never something I thought I would do professionally, until I captured my sister & brother in laws wedding in 2003. I will never forget the feeling I was left with after showing them their wedding photographs for the first time and since then, I haven't looked back.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as a mix of documentary and classic photography. I like to act as a fly on the wall at weddings, zooming in on moments as they happen naturally. However, I also make sure to get the extremely important “posed” family and bridal party photos.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How far in advance do I need to book Jenny?
A: There is no such thing as booking too early. Popular dates such as New Years Eve, Christmas and Bank holidays can book up about 2 years in advance. Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays, especially during the Summer months, are also very popular and book up quickly. I would recommend getting in touch once you have your date confirmed and we can check the availability for you.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How do I book Jenny?
A: To secure your wedding date, we just require a €400 (non-refundable) booking fee and a completed booking form. When you get in touch with the office, if your date is available and you would like to proceed with your booking, we will send you on all the details you need.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: When are other payments due?
A: A second payment will be due approx 1-2 weeks before your wedding, usually at your pre-wedding meeting. A final balance will be due once your images are ready for viewing and you have received the login details for your online gallery. Once the final balance has been received, your high resolution images will be available for download from your online gallery.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How far do you travel? Are there travel fees?
A: My travel range varies depending on the time of year. However, I will travel to most places around Ireland, once they are within approx 3. hours from Dublin. There is a small travel fee for locations over approx. an hour from Dublin.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: What time do you start at on my wedding day?
A: I always begin with my brides, wherever they are getting ready, approx. 2 hours before they are due to walk down the aisle.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How long do you stay for?
A: Each wedding is different, but a typical wedding day's coverage is approx 7 hours. I start with my bride approx. 2 hours before the wedding ceremony and will photograph the whole day up until you are both announced and seated for your meal. I also offer the option to extend your coverage to cover up until your first dance for an additional fee (subject to availability).Jenny McCarthy.
Q: Do you have an assistant or second photographer on the day?
A: I always have an assistant on the day of a wedding who acts as a second photographer throughout the day. Their photos will provide another angle of certain moments of your day. However, their main role is to assist and help me with equipment, rounding up family members & guests for photos and generally helping ensure you enjoy as much as your day as possible.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How long will we be taking photos for on the day?
A: My aim on a wedding day is to make sure you enjoy as much as of your drinks reception as possible. This is why I ensure your family & bridal party photos are taken as soon as possible after your ceremony, whether that happens at the church, en route to your reception or at the venue itself. I would put aside 15 minutes each for family, bridal party and your couple shots, 45 minutes in total. To ensure it doesn't take longer, make sure everyone is aware of when and where your photos are taking place.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: What is the purpose of the pre-wedding meeting?
A: This is an extremely important meeting between myself and my wedding couple which takes place at my studio in Ballymount approx 1-2 weeks before the big day. This is a chance to sit down and discuss the details and logistics of your day, such as times for the morning of the wedding, locations for photos, any particular photos you would like taken on the day etc. It is best to meet this closer to the wedding, rather than any earlier, to ensure that you have all of the finer details for your day confirmed.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: Do we need to provide a shot list?
A: Having photographed over 1000 weddings, I know exactly what details and moments should be captured on your big day. I will cover everything from your dress, jewellery & flowers to your reception décor and wedding cake. However, if there are any little details or special guests you would like a photo of, you can let me know. This will all be discussed at our pre-wedding meeting.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How long does it take for our photos to be ready?
A: Generally, the editing process takes approx 8-10 weeks. However, during busy times of the year it can sometimes take 10-12 weeks. Each wedding is edited in order of date, before the images are processed by a professional colour corrector and then uploaded to your own personal online gallery.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How do we received my wedding photos?
A: Once all of your images are ready for viewing, we will email you with the link and password for your secure online gallery. You will also be able to download high resolution, print ready copies of all of your images from this gallery.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How many photos do we receive?
A: As no two weddings are the same, the amount of photos will always vary. However, it is normally between 400 and 700 photos.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: Do we get copies of every photo you take?
A: No. I will carefully edit each wedding and remove any unwanted images (i.e. blurred focus, eyes closed etc.) to leave you with a selection of images that best represents your day.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: Can I share my photos with others?
A: Yes, you are free to share your high resolution images with your friends and family. However, if any of your wedding suppliers (florist, dress designer, hair/make-up) would like copies of your photos, they must contact PhotosbyJen directly.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: How long does it take to receive our album?
A: Once you have received the link and password for your wedding gallery, we will invite you back into the studio for an album meeting. During this meeting, you can view the sample albums again and decide which style you would like to go with. We would expect to receive your image selection for your album within approx 2-3 weeks of this meeting. We will design a sample album layout within approx 2 weeks of receiving your selection. Once you are happy with your layout and all required changes have been made, we will place the order for your album. Depending on the style of album you choose, your finished album can take between 4 & 8 weeks to be completed.Jenny McCarthy.
Q: If we choose the digital package, can an album be added at a later date?
A: Yes, of course. An album can be added at any stage after you receive your photos.Jenny McCarthy.