Wedding Photography by Andrew & Kathrine Miller, Wicklow, Ireland

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"I would 100% recommend Andrew and Kathrine! We did things a little differently and they were both so accommodating of that. I love love love the photos. They definitely managed to capture the fun, laid back atmosphere of the day. Thank you so much!"
Rebecca and Jack, Glendalough and Bray Bowl.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.


When should I book my wedding photographer?

Once you have established your wedding date. Check we are available by contacting Andrew on 0862404008, or complete the enquiry form on the contact page. After you have confirmed your date is available, please fill out our booking form and send by post or email. We require a booking retainer (€350) to secure the date exclusively for you. Payment by bank transfer, Revolut or Visa card. The balance is due a few days before the wedding day.

Are you insured?

Yes. We have Public Liability Insurance. Many venues and most locations, especially OPW properties, require proof the photographer has insurance.

When do you start photography and how long do you stay?

We start with the bridal preparations, usually about 90 minutes before the ceremony and stay up to the dinner call for our standard packages. We can stay late for the first dances, if required.

Do you take group photographs?

Yes, we happily accept requests to photograph groups of family and friends. A wedding is a good opportunity to get everyone together for a family photograph.

How many pictures do the couple receive?

It varies, usually 500+ photographs on a USB drive, from which to select your album pictures. You may also freely copy or make prints to share with your family and friends.

When will we see our wedding pictures?

Usually the images are posted to you within 14 days.

Do you keep copies of our wedding pictures after we have received our album?

Yes. We store the image files for at least seven years.

Do we have to have an album?

No. But a Wedding Album has a greater degree of permanency than a hard drive or an iPad for example. As technology advances, what is amazing today will quickly be discarded. A printed album is designed to last many generations and does not need new firmware! The albums we offer from GraphiStudio have a lifetime warranty.

I want an album, can I see the layout design before it is printed?

Yes, we send a preview for all our Wedding Books by email for you to approve, making any adjustments required before organizing the printing and binding. You can have as much or as little input in the design as you like. Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome.

Do I have to choose my album before the wedding?

No. You may make your final selection of album after you have had time to look at your wedding photographs. This way you are in a better position to make the best choice for you.

Do you travel to photograph weddings?

Yes, we have photographed weddings across Ireland, in the UK and destinations abroad.

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"Really delighted with our photos. Andrew and Kathrine were brilliant from start to finish"
Jessica and Darragh, Avon Ri.

USEFUL LINKS

These are all suppliers we have worked along side at weddings and can highly recommend.

WEDDING VIDEO

Fireworks - Discrete filming style with a cinematic eye.
Martin Healy - Cinematic Wedding Day Films.
David Coyle - Innovative and vibrant video production.
Ronan Quinn - bespoke wedding videos.
VideoMe - Cyril Fox - Video Professional.
Eugene Whelan - "My work is my passion".

WEDDING CARS

Heffernan Cars - Classic Bentlys.

OTHER SERVICES

Sonya Grimes - Versatile repertoire - Mezzo Soprano.
Sean Boland - Sinatra, Buble etc. Timeless.
Anne Gregory - Award winning Irish Bridal Wear Designer.
Michael Coady - Award winning Wedding Cakes of Dreams.
Beverley - Amazing Wedding Cakes - Delicious Sensations.

HOTELS

Tinakilly, Wicklow - Savour serenity & a bygone elegance in a Victorian Mansion.
Seafield Hotel, Ballymoney - Stylish, luxury set in parkland.
The Brook Lodge Hotel, Macreddin - impeccable service.
Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry - wedding specialists.
Finnstown, Lucan - refined country house with traditional hospitality.

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"Katherine & Andrew were absolutely amazing, would highly recommend so easy to have around on such a special day. Thank you guys photos are beautiful!"
Andrea and Gareth, Summerhill House Hotel.

CHOOSING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

There is a multitude of photographers in Ireland, all keen to photograph your wedding. What should you look for when selecting a photographer? A few helpful points are listed below.

Personality

Choose a photographer who you feel relaxed with, as you will be with them for a good part of the day. Someone who can put your guests at ease and make them feel confident having their picture taken. Can the photographer take control to direct a large group of all the guests? We think of the bride and groom as friends, we feel privileged to be part of their day and are focussed on giving them a good experience. If the bride and groom enjoy the day with us, we get happy pictures. Thus, if possible, meet with your potential photographer before the day. If you get on with them and like their work, book them!

Experience

A good wedding photographer has much more to offer than just a camera. An experienced wedding photographer brings a calming element to the event, providing direction on the day. They can put people at ease and cope with the unexpected. They can guide you smoothly through the day and yet creatively capture priceless moments. The good wedding photographer knows how to position people to look their best, get hungry children to smile, all while noting the background and finding the best light. They are polite and respectful; working with the venue so the dinner can start on time. They know how to fix the flowers on the groomsmen, knot ties, straighten the veil. They will work hard to make being photographed an experience you enjoy. They will even have a good pen in case the priest only has a chewed Bic! This is just a little of what a seasoned wedding photographer will do as well as capturing your wedding! Experience is invaluable.

Style

Can you imagine yourself in their pictures? Does the photographer’s style match your expectations? Each photographer has a unique vision. Are their pictures appealing to you? Look carefully at the photographers work, look at complete weddings, not just a few portfolio pictures. Does the photographer produce consistent results? What about when the weather is less than ideal? Examine a selection of their work on their website and albums. You need to be confident that you can trust them to do their job!

Each photographer has a different approach and skills to achieve their particular style. If “arty” wedding photographs appeal to you, then only talk to “arty” wedding photographers. If you like staged, “Traditional” pictures, only talk to a “Traditional” photographer. We have “a relaxed, natural style”, a flexible and contemporary approach. If, you like the idea of having most of the day progress naturally with little intrusion but can spend about 30 minutes of your time away from the guests for some beautiful bride & groom portraits, then we would be right for you. A wedding album is for a lifetime, to be enjoyed by generations to come. Will your grandchildren be most impressed with special effects by a “clever" photographer or clear images of their family? A wedding album is a longterm investment, beware of choosing a style that is out of fashion before your first anniversary! Also consider the designer’s style expressed in the layout of the albums on offer. All our wedding books are custom designed, no templates. Less may turn out to be more. We are not just photographers, but also designers. We always send you a preview of the album design before printing and binding for your approval.

Time

How much time does the photographer require from you on the wedding day? A true reportage photographer will demand little if any of your attention during the day, leaving you to mingle, enjoy a drink and celebrate with your friends. This is a compromise though. While you get a selection of some natural moments, you may not get family shots that another photographer captures while he takes you away for an brief afternoon photo session. Another may want a couple of hours for a portrait session at a location away from the guests. Ask how much of your time does the photographer require. We let the day progress naturally and spend maybe 20 minutes for family groups and about 30 minutes or so for relaxed pictures of the bride & groom. The rest of the day we capture as it unfolds.

Investment

Pricing is negotiable, personality, experience and technical skills are not. The cost is the least important aspect of choosing a photographer. What is a reasonable budget for wedding photography? It is not just their time on the day but two or more days editing and designing. Decide what you want first. Find what you like and get a good idea of what’s going to be needed and approximately how much this costs. After this set a budget. Don’t forget to include an album. JPEG’s on a USB Drive are easily mislaid and technology keeps moving forward. Images in print have a degree of permanency. There is a vast range of wedding albums available. We spent a lot of time researching albums and offer Wedding Books by Graphi-Studio, Italy. Which have a lifetime guarantee. A quality wedding book is an investment, part of your family legacy, an heirloom. Think grand children.

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"Andrew miller photography were absolutely fantastic, they were very professional and a very fun couple to have there on our big day. We would recommend them to anyone looking for great photographers and even more important fantastic pictures that you will treasure forever. Having two photographers on the day was a huge bonus and meant that not a moment was missed from all angles. Simply brilliant, our Wedding album is out of this world."
Lyndsey and Colm, Seafield Hotel.