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Congratulations, you have gotten engaged and now you and your fiance are starting to plan your big day. After picking a date and a venue usually the band and the wedding photographer are next. This is a once in a lifetime event in so it is important to pick the right photographer to capture and preserve your big day for yourselves, your family and the next generation. So much happens on the day that can rush by. A professional wedding photographer has lots of experience and knows what to expect and be ready to capture it.
My job is to make you look your best on your wedding day. This means working with you to make you feel relaxed and comfortable before the day by going through all the details. Then on the day by letting you enjoy your wedding while I capture it for you in a calm and professional manner. Most of the time you won't even know I'm there.
People always ask what's your style. Well I try to capture you. I do it in a relaxed, natural fly on the wall, documentary style of photography. When I first got interested in photography I did a lot of street photography around Dublin as well as photographing gigs and concerts. They both demand the photographer to work quickly and anticipate what is about to happen as the photographer has no control over events. Sounds daunting! Well that's where experience kicks in. You anticipate how a situation might evolve and have the camera set to capture the optimal picture.
So how is that relevant to photographing your wedding? Well I take basically the same approach. This means your photographs will be authentic, spontaneous and in the moment. Your wedding day is about you and your fiance and not the Wedding photographer. Often the best images can be the natural ones. For the bridal party and family portraits I am happy to step in when a little direction is needed. All weddings are as different as the people involved in them and it is important as an experienced photographer to adapt to each wedding and be as flexible as possible.
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My aim is to make you as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. I believe that good communication between the photographer and the couple is the key to getting the best images. This is from the first inquiry to when the final images are delivered to you. All queries answered answered promptly so you are at ease on your wedding day.
Nothing is set in stone. A couple of weeks before we would discuss what is going to happen on the day. Everyone's celebration is different so I always listen to the couple so I am fully prepared.
I love traveling and seeing different parts of Ireland and the world and always have a camera at the ready. So if your Wedding is in Dublin, Kilkenny, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Westmeath, Wicklow or anywhere in Ireland or abroad. I would be delighted to be considered by you to be your wedding photographer.
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Testimonial from Gill & Danny, Tankardstown House, Meath
"We can’t thank Simon enough we love our wedding photos. He captured our day perfectly. He fitted into our wedding so well and this lead to him capturing those natural moments between us and our loved ones. He is a true professional all we can say is thank you."
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Testimonial from Dee & Pauric, Clontarf Castle, Dublin
"Simon is fantastic. You would not know he is there but he catches all your precious moments. A true professional "
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Testimonial from Fiona and Alan, Bellinter House, Co. Meath
"We were so delighted to have Simon Peare do our photography for our wedding 29th February 2020. The service he provides is second to none and he has packages to suit all tastes and budgets. We had a fantastic wedding day and he captured this in beautiful natural pictures - which we adore. He was very professional and totally unobtrusive which we both loved and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough."
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Testimonial from Marie & Simon, Dublin City Registry Office, Bowes Pub
"From the beginning, Simon responded to my emails very promptly and in a very professional manner. He suggested some options of nearby places between the registry office and our venue where we could take our wedding pictures. We were not sure in what order to proceed with the pictures and his experience was very welcomed. One the day, he arrived early, he guided me in a very soft manner for a few pics just before the wedding itself. After that, we did not notice his presence anymore. For the rest of the day, he managed to capture moments with our friends and family without us noticing resulting in incredibly natural photos. We are delighted with the result"
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Joan and Ger's Wedding, Angler's Rest, Chapelizod, Dublin
"Simon was our wedding photographer in the Anglers Rest in Dublin. We are absolutely delighted with the quality of the photographs. On the day he was terrific, during the ceremony we hardly noticed that he was there yet he got some amazing shots. He got loads of quality natural shots of us and our guests. Would highly recommend him as a wedding photographer".
The Wedding Photographer is usually booked after the date and venue have been decided. Friday and Saturday are always in high demand so please get in touch if you want to have a chat about photography for your big day and to check If I have your date available.
Considering the current situation (as of early March 2021) due to the Corona Virus Covid_19 2020 dates are changing constantly. Lots of couples are either having a more intimate wedding or postponing until the second half of 2021. 2022 is also booking up fast as most couples are thinking we will be somewhat back to normal by then.
Dublin City offers lots of variety. It can accommodate the traditional wedding in a large hotel with the ceremony in one of the many great hotels such as The Shelbourne, The Westbury or Merrion Hotel or a nearby church such as The Unitarian or Newman University Church on St. Stephen's Green, the Registry Office at Grand Canal or bespoke venues like City Hall on Dame St. Your special day surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a capital city going about it's daily business. Even though everyone is in a rush it is always amazing to see a newly wed couple being stopped in the street and congratulated by random members of the public. You can even have your drinks reception in your favorite pub.
I grew up in Dublin and know the city extremely well. It is a great place to get documentary style photographs of the Bridal Couple on the streets of the capital. Trinity College and Grafton St and the surrounding areas like Stephen's Green and Merrion Square offer a multitude of great locations for some memorable images. It also has some iconic Hotels like the Shelbourne and the Westbury to choose from for the location of your reception. Venues in Dublin are typically able to cater for large and small parties depending on your plans.
Looking for a Wedding Photographer in Dublin City Centre?Relaxed Natural Style Approach Elaine and Ivan borrowing a couch from Pygmalion in the Powerscourt Centre Getting Married in Dublin City?Dublin City Hall is a Popular Choice of Wedding Venue Róisín and Christoph's Wedding Trinity College Church Dublin CityReception, Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney, Co. Dublin. Bridal Couple Portrait Outside Dublin's Mansion House on Dawson StWedding Photographer Covering Dublin City Centre Classic Natural Black & White ImagesCapturing Memories in Clontarf Castle. A very popular choice of venue just outside Dublin City Centre
Outside the city there are also great venues to choose from such as Clontarf Castle, The Castleknock Hotel, The Anglers Rest and many more. Wherever you decide to get married in Dublin you will have a great day. All the venues I have dealt with over the years have so much experience in dealing with large events your wedding will run like clockwork.
So if you are getting married in Dublin I would love to have a chat about your plans and help capture your day for you both. To give you some idea of your options please have a look some typical packages at competitive prices on the link below. If you you some research the average price for a wedding photographer is €1764. All my packages are well below this price as I concentrate on the photography and not any added extras to push up the cost. They break the day down into different parts so you can have photography covering the preparation, the ceremony, the drinks reception, arriving in at dinner, the speeches, any after dinner entertainment and of course the first few dances or just some of the above. The choice is yours
Ireland has amazing venues that can cater for any type of wedding you can imagine. You can plan it in any type of venue from Castles to Country Houses to Famous Hotels as well as many bespoke venues. The scenery is amazing and there are lots of fantastic places to get married and take some nice photos as well. Every county has it's own charm whether it is Meath, Kildare, Westmeath, Louth, Wicklow, I could list them all but where ever you decide to get married it will be an amazing day with your fiance, family and friends and I hopefully will be able to capture some amazing memories for you.
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Why pay someone at all to do your photography and get a family member or friend to do it? They may be a very good amateur but do you trust them to take your wedding photographs. Will they spend the time required after to edit your photographs to make them look as good as possible. You can also go to the other extreme and hire several photographers. Whilst you may succeed in capturing all the details you may also feel like you are being followed by the paparazzi all day. Not very relaxing on your big day. Most couples settle for one photographer with good experience and a good portfolio they can see to give them confidence in their choice.
So if you decide to hire a professional wedding photographer in Dublin or Ireland then how much does it cost? Well there is no definitive answer to this. A lot of photographers don't list their prices on their website because of this. Personally I don't like it when I walk into a shop and I have to ask what the cost of everything is. I think wedding photography should be the same. I prefer to see the prices and consider them before the over enthusiastic sales person has cornered me! So I have chosen to list the wedding photography packages (and their prices) here that I have found that work for most couples. If they don't cover everything you are looking for then the packages can be adapted to suit your needs and if you have any questions please get in touch at [email protected]
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I always believe a photographer should have a wide variety of experience as it will make you versatile in different situations. I not only work as a wedding photographer but I also work with corporate clients as well as a local Dublin newspaper group. It constantly amazes me the different situations that I am asked to provide photographs for. Each has it's own challenges. In the morning you could be photographing the Taoiseach visiting a school in Castleknock, in the afternoon you might be at a charity fundraiser and in the evening photographing a GAA match in Lucan or working on your own fine art project. You can check out all my work here if you have a minute. What this means is when I arrive at your wedding there is a contrast from the other situations I would have photographed recently so I am fresh and ready.
As a photographer you have to make sure you have the right settings on the camera. Is the aperture and shutter speed correct. Small differences in these settings can totally change to look of a photograph. Do you need a wide angle, prime or zoom lens? An experienced photographer has to understand composition and lighting as well as these are the most important aspects of an image. A good amateur will get it right some of the time. A good professional photographer will not only get it right most of the time but they will add their own creativity to it as well. These are all the decisions a professional photographer will instinctively make based on their experience. Attention to detail is also critical. You don't want the reflection of the photographer in the window or mirror by mistake. Thankfully if you hire a professional photographer you won't have to worry about any of this.
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a photographer but please don't let this overwhelm you. There a lot of great photographers in Dublin and all over Ireland. Make a short list of what you want. When viewing their previous work try to separate elements of the photograph that are not relevant to you. For example if you don't like the dress, style of hair and make up or the venue don't use this to judge the photographers work. Also ask to see full galleries and not just highlights of weddings. Ask yourself how interactive do you want to be if at all? How long do you want a photographer on the day?
Normally coverage starts in the morning with the Bride getting ready with her bridesmaids and family. Sometimes the Groom preparing in the morning as well, through to arriving at the venue, then the ceremony, on to the drinks reception, then to the reception and possibly the first few dances on the night. But the decision is yours. This can be based on your budget or how comfortable you feel in front of the camera.
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Before your wedding I would consult with you to discuss your requirements and talk through your plans for the day.
During your Wedding Day I capture events as they happen without interrupting the proceedings especially during the ceremony. If you want any group photos or images of any details these can be arranged as required. After the ceremony I will capture your guests relaxing and enjoying your day.
This little fella was trying to reach the bar in Bellinter House, Co. Meath
Candid shot of a small boy crawling at a wedding party Bellinter House Co MeathNatural Documentary Style Photography
Andrea and Michael Dancing the Night Away at Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney Co. Dublin
Andrea and Michael Dancing The Night Away Wedding Venue Killiney Castle, Dublin,
Guests Relaxing After the Ceremony in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Candid Style PhotographyGuests Taking a Selfie
One of the benefits of hiring a professional photographer is the fact that your photographs will have the highest level of security. When working I always have the camera set up that a back up copy is made immediately on the second memory card in the camera. Unfortunately memory cards can fail and if this happens it is essential to have a back up. After the wedding all files are then put on the computer and a back up hard drive and then backed up in the cloud. The original memory cards are not used again until you have received your final images. Therefore while your photographs are being edited there are 5 copies available in case of any computer, hard drive or memory card failures. This means you can have security in the knowledge that your photographs are as safe as possible.
It is time for post production to process and edit your photographs. This is the most time consuming part and can't be rushed. Even with the most modern technology each photograph has to be selected and individually edited. Quite often I will have over 2000 photographs from a wedding. These are then brought down to approximately 250 - 350 images for the couple. It is best to do this over several days as it requires fresh eyes every time you look and edit an image. After the images are selected and edited and presented to the couple it is always possible small changes can be made.
Black and White Photographs and Colour Photographs
As a photographer I would present some images in black and white for a variety of reasons but that doesn't mean a color version isn't just as good a photograph. After you have seen your photographs any can be changed from colour to black and white or visa versa if needed.
Marie & Simon Making Sure All The Details are Right. Wedding Photograph in Trinity College, Dublin City. Marie & Simon Walking Through Trinity College Dublin After Their WeddingGetting Married in Dublin Cty Marie & Simon Outside Trinity College Kissing. Natural Moments Captured in a Candid Documentary Style.
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