“I shot my first wedding way back in 1982, on black and white film. Having done many hundreds of weddings since then it is still very much a privilege every time to be invited to share in each couples big day. Weddings are great events, so by taking lots of candid photos of the Bride, Groom and their guests, as well as the classic shots, I like to record real people, real emotions, real life, real love”.
Steve’s wedding gallery is here.
Frequently asked questions:
Why a pre wedding shoot?
It gives us a chance to meet each other and have some fun with the camera.
Do you help with the planning and timing of the day ?
Yes. I like to keep good communication going with your whole team - drivers, musicians, celebrant, hotel, parents, bridal party and guests. We spend time on the planning for the wedding day, we can work out a spreadsheet which can be really handy for your schedule.
Do allow time to pose a bit for the pictures, its really worthwhile and good craic.
How long does the prewedding shoot last?
That varies – sometimes its 10 minutes and sometimes its an hour, depends what we get up to.
If we don’t do the prewedding shoot, is it any cheaper?
The pre wedding shoot is a freebie I like to do for my clients for lots of good reasons, – its fun, we get to know each other, and its good to practice being in front of the camera.
Yes, for outside Ireland its the standard fee, plus flights and 2 nights accommodation.
Within Ireland, the first 60 miles is included, after that 75c per mile. If I am staying in a hotel / b&B the night before, the clien pays :)
How long do you work on the wedding day ?
I usually arrive with bride at about 11 am and I’m away as you start into your meal at about 6.30, will wait for speeches if you would like me to, and if they happen before the food is served.
Then I go back to the office, download and protect your images and prepare the cameras for the next days work.
Do the group photos etc take long ?
It usually just takes a few minutes. I will organise them with your Bridesmaid and Groomsman on the day.
How many pictures?
You will receive at least 400 individually processed pictures delivered to your computer by WeTransfer link, and also on a USB (or Dvd if preferred). Most are color, with black & white when appropriate.
Do you do videos?
No, but I know loads of excellent videographers.
How does the pricing work?
Very straightforward – 250 deposit and the balance on or before the day.
How long does it take to get the wedding pictures, and how do we get them?
I hope to have the computer work and Photoshop post processing done during the week following the wedding. Can send via wetransfer and also on USB or dvd by post.
How does the wedding album bit work?
When I am finished the editing the photographs, they are album ready.
I recommend Lorraine Manning as the designer for your album. I have been working with Lorraine for many years now and my clients have always found her helpful, creative and professional. I would send your pictures on to Lorraine, she doesthe layout and design, she sends the draft on to you using an excellent software that makes proofing albums really easy.
What happens if you are ill or unable to attend?
Must say that it has never happened me in 30 years of photographing weddings but I suppose it could happen. so in that very unlikely event, I am in a network of excellent wedding photographers and I would make sure that you would know what is going on, and that your day would be properly covered by an experienced competent professional. So this is what my insurance company suggest I say:
“In the very unlikely event that Steve Rogers cannot attend your wedding or supply the pictures due to injury, sickness or accident, every effort to supply a substitute competent professional photographer will be made. Steve’s liability shall be limited to the amount paid up to that time by the client.”
Are you insured?
Yes, public liability and professional indemnity.
The photographer naturally retains copyright of the photos taken, and may use photographs of the clients for promotion. But if you have any problem with that please just say it and I wont show them online etc.
Cash, cheque, draft, bank transfer are all good.
Some advice from an old dog…
Careful with that champagne in the morning ladies, you may well last the day better with just tea, and best-men – take care of the Groom if he is eyeing up a second pint before the church – it won’t help him and he will need to pee before the ceremony is over.
It is a lifesaver to have food, sandwiches and water etc, for you and your bridal party for the journey from the church to the hotel. It keeps your batteries up !
This is best done at the church/place of the ceremony. It can be a bit stressful chasing everybody at the hotel.
Each couple is different. I let people find their own balance. Pictures of couples enjoying each others company and having a laugh together are key. Relax, be yourself, have fun with each other and it comes across in the photos.
After arrival, usually we would shoot the cake first then away out to mingle and meet your friends and special members of your family.
If you would like to check availability please fill in the contact form and I will check that your date is available and email you back. A date is only confirmed when the €250 deposit is received.
We can also shoot engagement photos before your wedding. There is no extra charge for the pre-wedding shoot and processing, as it is being taken in goodwill, its good to practice and will be good fun. On the week of the wedding, Steve will ring you and we can go thru the finer details of timing and ideas etc.
Payment is made in 2 stages: 1: the €250 deposit and the balance on the wedding day.
The wedding album can also be paid for beforehand if you wish.
Looking forward to a great day out with you !
Please fill in the wedding contact form here.
+353 (87) 265 4352