Wedding Photography Prices and Packages
Dublin and Ireland from €1199 to €1899

Wedding Photography Packages and Prices in Dublin and Ireland from €1199 to €1899 Wedding Photography Packages and Prices in Dublin and Ireland from €1199 to €1899 Wedding Photography Packages covering from part of the day to the whole day.
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The most common questions that pop up on facebook groups, wedding websites
and google about the price of wedding photography in Dublin and Ireland is:

Question: How much does it cost for a wedding photographer in Ireland?
Answer: €500 - €5000 Expensive is not always better but don't go for the cheapest option.
Full Day Digital packages with experienced photographers at the moment are averaging about €2000

Question: What's the difference between a photographer that costs €500 and €3000?
Answer: Experience and the number of weddings a photographer wants to shoot in a year. The higher the price the lower the demand so if a photographer wants to shoot a few weddings in a year as they may have another full time job they will charge a much higher price. Beginners will charge very little to get experience

Question: How do I choose the best wedding photographer for me?
Answer: If you want to enjoy the day with friends and family then pick a documentary photographer to capture real moments.

Question: Is my photographer a recommended wedding photographer?
Answer: Check independent reviews (Google etc) and their website. Should be lots of galleries you can view


Question: What is included in a Wedding Photography Package?
Answer: This varies but should be outlined on the photographer's website and in your contract.
Get it in writing so there is no confusion. All the details of mine are below. There should be no hidden extras

Question: If I want photos in a place owned by the OPW do I need permission
Answer: Yes you will need a permit but no need to worry as your photographer will organise this for you.
The OPW will only let you have wedding photos on their properties (Phoenix Park/Iveagh Gardens/Trim Castle/ Stephen's Green etc) if your photographer is insured. 
In all my packages it is included if required at no extra cost

Question: Will I spend my whole day posing for photos?
Answer: No, with a documentary photographer the only posed shots are usually the traditional
family/bridal party photos and photos of the couple after the ceremony if you want them.
If you feel you will be pressured into spending lots of time posing for photos
when you don't want to then pick a different photographer

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Unveiling the Real Cost of  Wedding Photography in Ireland

Weddings can be an expensive experience and the budget is always a concern.
Wedding Photography is usually one of the more expensive items on the list.
I get it. So why should it be that much?

The answer is on such an important day you will want an
experienced wedding photographer to capture it in a manner
so you can enjoy the day and look back at wonderful memories for years to come.
 

Why risk hiring a less experienced photographer to save a few hundred euro
which in the context of your overall budget will be a very small percentage


With a less experienced photographer your day will have more intrusion
An experienced photographer will be able to get amazing shots without you even noticing,
making the photography on the day run as smoothly as possible
and letting you enjoy your wedding day with your partner, family and guests.


Any photographer can take a great photo on occasion
and put together a highlights gallery that looks amazing.
However what you need is consistently amazing photos all day.

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Wedding Photography Packages for Dublin and Ireland

The Wedding Photography Packages below start  with "The Essential's" Package.
This covers arriving at the Ceremony through to arriving at the Reception.

The "Contemporary (Half Day)" Wedding Photography Package includes
the bride preparation in the morning before the ceremony at home or the wedding venue depending.

The "First Dance(s) (Full Day)" Wedding Photography Package covers the whole day
from the preparation in the morning until the first four or five dances
in the evening when everyone is on the dance floor.

 



These three packages tend to suit most couples but if it doesn't
then please get in touch as no package is set in stone
so a specific package can be tailored for your needs.
A Wedding Album can be added to any package.

 



I would always recommend prices should be listed on a photographer's website
and a couple can consider the packages without any pressure from the photographer.
No hidden extras or surprises, just great wedding photos in a relaxed stress free environment
with an experienced photographer with hundreds of weddings under his belt
and a guarantee that your photos are backed up for a full 12 months from the date of the ceremony
and a sneak preview within a few days of the wedding.

Don't believe me then please have a look at the testimonials above.

  I am happy to answer any questions you may have about pricing and packages available
.
2024/2025 is booking up fast so please get in touch to see if your date is available.

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The Essential's Wedding Photography Package Only €1199

Photography Coverage from the Wedding Ceremony to Arriving at the Reception
 

 If you working on a budget or having a smaller more intimate wedding
then why not choose the Essentials Wedding Photography Package.
This package covers the most important parts of your day from arriving
at the wedding ceremony until you sit down for dinner that evening.

 

The Essentials Wedding Photography Package from €1199. Wedding Photography Package for those smaller more intimate weddings or couples working on a budget. Capturing the most important parts of the wedding day covering arriving at the ceremony until being seated for dinner.The Essentials Wedding Photography Package €1199Wedding photography package for smaller more intimate weddings or couples working on a budget. Capturing the most important parts of the wedding day covering arriving at the ceremony until being seated for dinner.

The Essentials Wedding Photography Package Includes:

Pre-Wedding Day Consultation to Discuss Your Requirements
30 Minutes Coverage Before The Ceremony of Guests Arriving and Ceremony Room/Church
Bride Arriving at the Ceremony Venue
Wedding Ceremony Photographs
Bridal Party Photos, Group Photos and Bride and Groom photos.
The Drinks Reception
Arrival at the Wedding Reception
Cutting the Cake Before the Reception
Candid and Social Shots of you and your Guests

Arrival at the meal until you sit down for dinner

A sneak peak preview of approx 10 images within 7 days of the wedding

An Online Gallery of at least 300 Individually Edited Colour and Black and White Photographs
for you to Share with your Friends and Family via Social Media.

A Slideshow Presentation is also available of your Wedding Photographs for easy viewing and sharing.

All Images in High Resolution Fully Edited & Ready to Print and Supplied to you
via an Online Cloud Downloading Service.
You get a link via email and when you click it your images will download to your laptop or desktop
Backup of your images for 12 months from the date of your wedding


On the day the emphasis is on you enjoying your day
maximising the amount of time with your guests with
the photography being captured in a
friendly, discreet and relaxed manner.

Wedding Albums

A personalised 40 x 30cm 15 Spreads/30 Page Wedding Album
can be added  for €400 at the time of booking this package

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The Contemporary (Half Day) Wedding Photography Package Only €1499

Photography Coverage from the Bride Preparation to Arriving at The Reception

This is a very popular package starting in the morning with the bride getting ready
with her maid of honor, bridesmaids and family.
It captures the amount of care and thought put into all the details of the bride preparation
and then follows on to cover the ceremony and everything after
until the couple arrive into the reception when they sit down for dinner.

Wedding Photography Package that Covers from the Bride Preparation, the Wedding Ceremony to The Newly Married Couple Sitting Down for their Meal for only €1499Contemporary Digital Wedding Photography Package from only €1499Wedding Photography Package that Covers from the Bride Preparation, the Wedding Ceremony to The Newly Married Couple Sitting Down for their Meal.

The Contemporary (Half Day) Wedding Photography Package Includes:

Pre-Wedding Day Consultation to Discuss Your Requirements
Photographs of the Wedding Preparations approx 2 hours before the ceremony.
Bride Arriving at the Ceremony Venue
Wedding Ceremony Photographs
The Drinks Reception
Bridal Party Photos, Group Photos and Bride and Groom photos.
Arrival at the Wedding Reception
The Bride and Groom Cutting the Cake Before the Reception
Candid and Social Shots of you and your Guests
Arrival at the meal until you sit down for dinner

A sneak peak preview of approx 10 images within 7 days of the wedding

An Online Gallery of at least 400 Fully Edited Colour and Black and White Photographs
for you to Share with your Friends and Family via Social Media.

A Slideshow Presentation is also available of your Wedding Photographs for easy viewing and sharing.

 

All Images in High Resolution Individually Edited & Ready to Print and Supplied to you via
an Online Cloud Downloading Service.
You get a link via email and when you click it your images
will download to your laptop or desktop
Backup of your images for 12 months from the date of your wedding

Wedding Albums

A personalised 40 x 30cm 15 Spreads/30 Page Wedding Album
can be added  for €400 at the time of booking this package

 

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On the day the emphasis is on you enjoying your wedding day maximising
the amount of time with your guests with the photography
being captured in a friendly, discreet and relaxed manner.

 

Click the Photo Below for a Full Gallery Real Wedding Example
of the Contemporary Digital Wedding Photography Package

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The First Dance(s) (Full Day) Wedding Photography Package Only €1899

Photography Coverage from the Bride Preparation to the First Dance(s)

This package covers it all. It is the one to get if you want
to document and record the complete wedding day.

From the bride getting ready in the morning all the way
through to the first four or five dances that night.

This package helps capture you and your guests in a
more relaxed mood as the night goes on.
The formal parts of the day are over and
now you can relax and enjoy yourselves with your guests.

When I cover the first dance at a wedding I normally stay for the first four or five dances.
This then gets not only the Bride and Groom's first dance but also
their guests on the dance floor capturing the atmosphere of the night.

The First Dance Wedding Photography Package Covers the Whole Day for €1899. Prep in the Morning, Through Arriving at The Ceremony, The Drinks Reception, Family and Bridal Photos, Arriving into Dinner, The Speeches and The First Dance as a Married Couple as well as the Bridal Party and Family and Friends getting up to DanceThe First Dance Wedding Photography Package Covers the Whole Day for €1899Capturing the Whole Day from The Bridal Prep in the Morning, Through Arriving at The Ceremony, The Drinks Reception, Family and Bridal Photos, Arriving into Dinner, The Speeches and The First Dance as a Married Couple as well as the Bridal Party and Family and Friends getting up to Dance

The First Dance(s) Full Day Wedding Photography Package Includes:

Pre-Wedding Day Consultation to Discuss Your Requirements
Photographs of the Wedding Preparations approx 2 hours before the ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony Photographs
The Drinks Reception
Bridal Party Photos, Group Photos and Bride and Groom photos.
Arrival at the Wedding Reception
The Bride and Groom Cutting the Cake Before the Reception
Candid and Social Shots of you and your Guests

The Speeches
Any other reception entertainment that may be provided such as a Magician/Hypnotist/Comedian etc

The First Dance(s) Typically the First 4 or 5 Dances Until Everyone is on the Dance Floor

A sneak peak preview of approx 10 images within 7 days of the wedding

An Online Gallery of at least 500 Individually Edited Colour and Black and White Photographs
for you to Share with your Friends and Family via Social Media.


A Slideshow Presentation is also available of your Wedding Photographs for easy viewing and sharing

All Images in High Resolution Fully Edited & Ready to Print and Supplied to you
via an Online Cloud Downloading Service.
Backup of your images for 12 months from the date of your wedding


If staying for the first dance I would ask if a meal could be provided from the bar menu.

On the day the emphasis is on you enjoying your wedding day maximising
the amount of time with your guests with the photography
being captured in a friendly, discreet and relaxed manner.

Wedding Albums

A personalised 40 x 30cm 15 Spreads/30 Page Wedding Album
can be added  for €400 at the time of booking this package

Click the Photo Below for a Full Gallery Real Wedding Example
of the First Dance(s) Wedding Photography Package

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Wedding Photography Dublin and Ireland
Price List For 2024 & 2025 Weddings

The Essentials Wedding Photography Package price is €1199
The Contemporary (Half Day) Wedding Photography Package price is €1499
The First Dance(s) (Full Day) Wedding Photography Package price is €1899

If you would like to inquire about a wedding in 2026 or beyond please get in touch

Deposit/Booking Fee Required to secure your date is only €199

All Prices are based on venues within 120 minutes driving time of Dublin City.
Generally it will cover Meath, Louth, Kildare, Laois, Galway,
Offaly, Cavan, Wicklow, Waterford, Wexford, Westmeath, Carlow and Kilkenny
If your venue is a little further please get in touch for a competitive quote.

There is a Nominal Charge to Cover Travel Expenses
if Your Venue is Greater Than 120 Minutes From Dublin

Dates are only secured on payment of a non refundable deposit/booking fee
and the returning of the booking form.

All Quotes are valid for 7 days


Are There Any Hidden Extras?
No - Everything is outlined above.

If you decide to go ahead and book me to photograph your wedding
please get in touch at [email protected]
or phone/text + 353 86 8137668
and we can work out which package suits you best.


After that I will send you a short online booking form to fill out (takes about 2 minutes)
that details everything we have discussed.
As bookings for wedding photography can be made years in advance
it is better to have everything that was agreed in writing
so when we talk before the wedding

we can both refer back to the booking form.

After you return the booking form filled in with the relevant details
and paid a small deposit your date will be secured.

Congratulations you have now booked a Photographer!

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Wedding Albums

So you have picked the perfect wedding photography package for you.
Would you like to to have a physical album to remember your wedding day?
Would you like me to organise this for you?

The current album I offer is a 40cm x 30cm including 30 pages for €400
if booked with your package or €450 if booked after the wedding.
More pages can be added for a small extra cost.


Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my Wedding Photography Packages.
If you would like to see some more general information about
my wedding photography please have a look here Wedding Photographer Dublin


Some Favourite Wedding Venues Around Ireland

Dublin

Dublin City Hall, Fallon and Byrne, Wrights Anglers Rest, Clontarf Castle, The Morrison Hotel, Radisson Blu St Helen's Stillorgan, Fitzpatrick Castle Killiney, Iveagh Garden Hotel,  Talbot Hotel Stillorgan,

Meath

Tankardstown House, Trim Castle Hotel, Clonabreanny House, Ardboyne Hotel,  Bellinter House, Durhamstown Castle, Castle Arch Hotel, Station House Hotel,  Johnstown Estate,

Kildare

Clanard Court Hotel,  Springfield Hotel, The Keadeen Hotel, Killashee House Hotel, Barberstown Castle, Burtown House,  

Wicklow

Summerhill House Hotel, Tulfarris Hotel, Poulaphoucha House Hotel, The Glenview Hotel, 

Westmeath

Annebrook House Hotel, Glasson Country House, Willie's The Barn, 

The Rest of Ireland

Langton's, Kilkenny, Cabra Castle, Cavan,  Crover House Hotel, Cavan, Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow,  Killeshin Hotel, Laois,  Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway,

 


My Approach to Wedding Photography 

Every couple is different and unique. I try to capture your personalities and emotions on your day. I am always looking for that simple look or unique smile we all have that define us and capture it in a natural way. That means letting you enjoy and experience the emotions of your big day and me being as unobtrusive as possible. Your wedding will be emotional, full of fun and laughter with friends and family. It’s the best day of your life. You don't want to be spending ages posing for staged and awkward photos.

I focus on capturing authentic moments in a natural and relaxing way. There will be so many memories created on your wedding day and I am there to capture them for you. And the best bit, most of the time you won't even realise I am there. Call it Relaxed, Natural, Documentary Style Wedding Photography. I often hear from other couples at weddings how they spent ages at their own wedding posing for photos and dragged off to locations they didn't want and it took up a lot of their day. To put it bluntly I don't do that. I discuss with you before the wedding what you want and on the day that's what we do and if you need advice or guidance I am happy to help.

I got a love of photography from my Dad at a very young age. He was the family photographer. I always loved photos and when I inherited his camera it opened up a whole new world for me. As I have a love for music I used it at concerts and also developed a love of street photography. In both cases I had no control over what was happening and had to work hard and quickly in the moment to get the right shot. A little bit like weddings :)

On a trip to Cuba many years ago I was able to indulge my passion for photography traveling the country and being away from my then Monday to Friday corporate life. When I came back to Dublin I decided I needed to work full time as a photographer and so many years later here I am

Actually that's Rebecca below. I don't look that good in a wedding dress :)
If you're really curious there's a selfie at the bottom of this page if you're curious. I'm the one on the left!

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6 Steps To Pick a Great Wedding Photographer

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Step 1: Shortlist 5 photographers that you have seen and like their work

Step 2: Email them and check availability on your date (Tip: If someone takes forever to reply to an email beware as you don't want the stress that can produce close to a wedding)


Step 3: Check Independent Testimonials: All photographers will put great testimonials on their own website. Check testimonials on their Google My Business page, Facebook Page, Weddingsonline.ie etc This means they are a recommended wedding photographer by other couples. They will give you a more complete picture of who you are dealing with

Step 4: Get a detailed package and price list. Understand exactly what you are paying for. Some photographers bundle everything into a package (Eg 2 photographers, a main album for the couple, parents albums etc) Some offer the photography as a stand alone and you can add on the extras. Don't pay for anything you don't want just because it is part of the package. Ask if it can be reduced if you don't need everything offered.

Step 5: View several full wedding galleries they have done. If you are considering a package that will produce 300 images then ask to see a gallery from a similar wedding with 300 images. Don't accept a highlights gallery of 50 or 60.

Step 6: Have a chat. The couple will spend  a lot of time with the photographer on the day. Make sure you get on. This will give you confidence and help you relax on the day which in turn helps the photographer get the best shots. If you are happy with all the above then you are probably ready to hire your photographer

 

Always Make Sure When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

1. Get everything agreed in writing. A professional will insist on it anyway
2. Understand what you are paying for. This should always be in the contract or booking form
3. Understand what happens if something goes wrong. EG is the deposit refundable or can it be transferred to a new date

4. Great Independent Testimonials. (Hint: On my own website I can write whatever i want but mine are true, honestly)
5. Good communication from the photographer. Personally I think 24 hours to answer an email is plenty and can often be a lot less. Silences can cause stress to couples which can be easily avoided

 

Things to avoid in Hiring A Wedding Photographer

1. Anyone who guarantees a turnaround within a few days.
Individually editing hundreds of images can be done in a couple of days but it is not advised.
2. Anyone who does not offer post production on the images.
3. Anyone who tries to find out the size of your wedding or budget before giving you a price. If you want a photographer from prep until the 1st dance it makes little difference to the photographer if there is 25 guests or 250 guests
4. Vague testimonials. We have all seen them on websites of all kinds
5. Only being shown highlights galleries
6. When a contract/booking form with terms and conditions attached is not offered

So Why Can Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer Be So Expensive

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So bringing it back to the cost of all this. I am going to ignore all the items usually trotted out such as equipment, insurance, fuel etc and base it on the number of hours put into a wedding.

A professional wedding photographer will spend at least a couple of hours dealing with the couple before the day including emails, meetings, sending contracts and showing previous work etc. On the day there is usually an hours traveling time each way to and from the wedding. For a full day prep could start at 10:30am and the first dance can easily start at 10:00pm with the photographer leaving at 10:30pm. So this is 16 hours work in total which is what most people think the wedding photographer does for their fee. I wish :) 

After the day the photographer will upload and back up all the images. Then the fun begins. Typically a full day wedding will produce between 1600 - 2000 images. The first job is to bring that number down to what amount you said you would deliver.  This takes approximately 2-3 hours. Then each of the 450-500 selected images needs to be edited individually. No matter what presets a photographer uses an image will always look better going in and individually editing it. Even if each image takes 2 minutes to edit that is another almost 14 hours work. So in total for a full day wedding a photographer will put in approximately 30 hours work. So if you divide the price of your package (After you take out albums/USB Boxes etc) and divide it by 30 you will see why wedding photography can be expensive

So with all that in mind why do some photographers charge €400 and some €4000. Well let's start with a cheap wedding photographer at about €400. It can be an option. Most photographers were there at the start of their career. I certainly was. I was a professional photographer that worked for magazines and newspapers and corporate clients but had never done weddings and at the time I advertised a package outlining I had no wedding photography experience but showed the quality of other work I had done. I got a few bookings from couples that weren't going to have a photographer but took a chance. They got a budget package and I got the start of a wedding portfolio. So don't rule it out but understand there is a risk involved.

Next you have the majority of  the best Wedding Photographers that charge between €1100 and €1700 for a full day from prep until the first few dances. The difference can be in the level of experience they have. How much they are in demand and is there any extras included in the package such as a luxury wooden box for the USB key or a significant amount more images delivered etc

Then there is the a the group that charge over €2000. These can vary from a photographer that has a day job and wants to limit the amount of weddings they shoot during the year as it is a supplement to a full time job. Simple law of economics, price goes up and demand goes down and they are happy to hold out for the couples that really love their work and are happy to pay a premium for it.

In this group there are also photographers that are in very high demand with decades of experience and have worked their price up to this point and know the amount of weddings they want to shoot in a year and have delivered quality work to couples for that time and new couples are happy and confident in the service and quality they will get. In this group you will also usually find it will include a second shooter, albums and prints of some sort.

I hope that gives you some background but feel free to get in touch if you want to have a chat

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