FAQs - Alan Magner
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FAQs

How much do you charge?

Wedding prices start from €1500. I offer a variety of packages, with and without wedding albums. For more detailed information, just drop me a message.

How many images will we receive?

A lot! There’s no set number and it also depends on the amount of coverage you'd like on the day but you’ll get at least 300, usually a lot more.

How long will it take for our photos to be ready?

Photos are usually ready within 6 weeks of your wedding, this can be a little bit longer during the busy wedding season. If you really can't wait and would like your pictures as soon as possible then I do provide an option to skip the queue. You will receive your online gallery and password as soon as your photos are ready, the very same day. USB & Print boxes will normally take an extra couple weeks to allow for professional printing and custom box engraving.

If you are not living in Ireland, you will still receive your online gallery and password as soon as your photos are ready, however, delivery times for your USB may vary depending on where in the world you are. All items being sent outside Ireland will be sent by registered post, depending on size and location, an extra fee may apply.

Will my pictures be edited?

Yes, I edit all the images I take with the intention of enhancing the aesthetics of the natural image. Settings like brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, colour balance, saturation, image straightening, cropping, sharpness, etc., will be be adjusted as I see appropriate and this is included at no extra cost. Image manipulation(removing unwanted elements from images or changing elements within an image) is available at an extra cost, and will only be carried out when specifically requested. Image manipulation will be priced on an individual basis, depending on the level of manipulation requested.

How many photographers will there be?

I like to shoot on my own, it helps me focus on what matters the most, telling your story. When you have multiple photographers and videographers vying with each other for the best angles then someone will nearly always get in the way, shooting on my own I don't have these obstacles and I'm able to provide far more clean images with less distractions in them. Feel free to check out my Facebook, Instagram, and even my portfolio here, that's all me, doing my thing.

I'd love to get an album, how do I choose pictures for it?

You can choose the pictures for your wedding album through your wedding gallery here on my website. Just let me know you want an album and I'll set you up for it. As soon as you're set up it's as easy as liking pictures on Facebook. I'll then work with only your favourites when I design your album.

Do you travel for weddings & engagement shoots outside of Ireland?

Yes. I will go anywhere in the world with you, it's part of this crazy adventure we call life and who doesn't love a great adventure?! Just drop me an email with some details and we can take it from there.

How long will you stay?

As long as you want. Typically coverage starts whenever you’re getting ready, around 10.30am and finishes when you and your partner have shared your first dance. Some people want more, some people want less and that's cool too, I'll work with you to capture what you want.

How much do you charge for travel?

My prices are inclusive of travel in Ireland. International bookings will also include the cost of travel and accommodation. 

Can you hold my date?

I operate on a first come, first served basis with no provisional bookings. The only way to secure a date is by paying a deposit of €350 and sign a contract(these can be done online). Once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid then I will officially be your photographer.

Can I order an album at later date?

Yes, lots of my couples wait until a few months after the wedding to order their album and there is no time limit. You can order anything you'd like, albums, frames, canvas, etc., anytime after you receive your pictures from me.

How can I pay you?

Bank transfer is preferable but you can also pay by cheque or cash anytime before or on the big day. I can provide receipts also, if you wish, just ask.

What's the best way to contact you?

Email(click Contact Alan) or text message(0879257105) are the best ways to contact me. I can often be difficult to get by phone call, because I often meet with my customers and I like to give people my full attention when I'm face to face with them, it's also impossible to answer while in the middle of shooting a wedding, I won't answer private numbers. I'll always reply as soon as I can so just drop me a message and if you like we can organise a meeting or a Skype call to discuss your big day.

Do you do group shots?

If you would like some more formal photos with your family that’s totally cool, I'd even recommend it as you may regret not having any down the line. As my main thing is documenting the moments of your day, I recommend only a few(immediate and important family members) so that you can spend more time having fun with your guests and enjoying your special day. I'll work with you to come up with a plan to suit you and your day.

Do you only shoot weddings?

Nope! If you’re interested in a family shoot, engagement shoot, portraits or something commercial just send me an email with some details and I'll get back to you with a quote.

What is an engagement shoot?

This is a very relaxed, informal, photo shoot which would take place before your big day. It is an opportunity for me to get to know you more and for you to get to know me and get a feel for how I take pictures. It is also a great way to get some beautiful professional pictures of you and your partner and to create some amazing memories of a very special time in your lives, your engagement. Pictures from this shoot can also be used to compliment your big day, invitations, signing frames, signing books, and more.

Do you shoot video too?

Not for weddings, I prefer to focus on one thing at a time and make that one thing great, but there are some amazing wedding videographers out there who are awesome at what they do. If you'd like some recommendations just drop me an email and I'd be very happy to help.

I can shoot video if you have any other non-wedding projects in mind, promoting your business, sports, music videos, etc. Just get in touch to discuss your needs and I'll work with you to create something special!

What equipment do you use?

Canon 5D Mark IV x3

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic Pro

Polar Pro Vivid Cinema ND Filters

Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro

Canon 50mm f1.4

Canon 85mm f1.4 IS

Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art

Sigma 20mm f1.4 Art

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 OS Art

Hasselblad 500C/M

Carl Zeiss Planar T 80mm f2.8 C

Canon 580ex II

Sandisk Extreme Memory Cards

Kodak Portra 400

Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 x2

Pocket Wizard Mini TT1

Pocket Wizard AC3

Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 x3

Pelican Hard Case

Six Magpies Leather Camera Harness

Do you have insurance?

Yes, both public liability & professional indemnity.

Why should I hire you?

I am very passionate about telling stories through my photography. I have a very relaxed, candid, documentary style. I anticipate moments and capture them. This means that you can focus more on enjoying your day and spending it with the people who matter most, your family and friends.

I am very experienced but I am constantly working at improving my craft, I know that there is always room to learn, improve and grow and I love what I do. I will be a resource for you and I will be there to help and guide you when you need me. 

Pictures mean the world to me, your pictures mean the world to me and I also want them to mean the world to you. I know that every story is different and I will work with you and do everything in my power to make sure that we tell your story the way it deserves to be told.

Do you have a mailing list?

Yes, I send occasional offers, which include things like wedding album or print discounts. I also send service updates, I am constantly looking for ways to add to the service and products which I provide for my customers and the mailing list is a great way to be kept in the loop. I promise that I won't spam your inbox, you can expect a mail every month or so.

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