FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions? Jump right in. I'm all ears ..
What do we get if we book Martin O'Neill to shoot our Wedding?
Well, you asked, so I have to blow my own trumpet here..
You get 41 years' professional experience, talent, confidence, quality .. and sense of humour.
You get a guy who'll happily take the lead at your Wedding, yet can step back and capture all those
beautiful moments that you won't know are actually happening.
You'll get a guy who's worked all over the world and has shot Weddings
for OK! Magazine and at The Houses of Parliament (A Lord and a Baroness, no less)
You'll get a guy who can cope with everything from pouring rain and blazing sunshine to lipstick on the dress and
Wedding cakes that look like they've been on a roller-coaster.
I take it all in my stride ..
Do you offer packages?
Who needs packages?
I simply shooy your Big Day in my own inimitable way .. and give you all the photographs on a card.
What's your style?
A bit of everything, really!
As a former Press Photographer I'm rather good at shooting reportage - capturing the action, the love,
the nerves, the funny expressions and the sneaky snogs as they happen -
as well as being able to arrange you and your guests for the more 'normal' family shots and poses.
Not too many, mind you, and not too twee! I won't have you standing around for ages
gazing into each others' eyes, and it's always good to crack on with the fun of the
Big Day rather than stand around waiting for someone to drag Uncle Bill back from the bar.
Can you describe the process if we were to book you?
Sure thing! Firstly, we'd meet, bash heads, get down to the nitty-gritty of what you want from your Wedding Photography, and see if we're actually a good match together.
I know you've found The One, but we have to make sure you'd be happy with me as The One to capture your memories. Don't worry, I won't take it personally if you don't think I am.
(If we can't meet then lots and lots of phone chat usually gets the job done)
If we're all happy to go ahead then the simple matter of a £250 deposit will ensure I have a big line through your Wedding date in my diary. I'm all yours! You'll get my Booking Confirmation and Receipt and that's it.
Now, you can contact me at any time up to your Wedding Day - of course - but my own procedures kick in a
couple of weeks before your Wedding when I'll get in touch to run through the details of Your Day.
Timings, locations, coverage .. and the kind of 'family' shots you might want. That sort of thing ...
On the day itself, well .. fun, fun, fun, of course .. and before you know it I'll be back in front of the computer
to edit all your fantastic shots. Initially I'll pop up a page of a few images on my Recent Wedding list so that
you can log on on honeymoon and get a little taster of what I captured on the day.
(That's not obligatory, by the way. I know some of you want to be the first to see your shots)
Click on the drop-down list on the home-page to see what that looks like.
After I've done that, I'll publish all your edited images on a password-protected web-gallery for you to make your choices though, of course, if you've opted to have all your images then you won't need to sort through all that.
Your Gallery will be online for six months,
so there's plenty of time for you to go through the shots and make your choices.
and, if you tell them the password, your family and guests can also order images from the gallery, too.
Once I have your 'list' I'll work on all the images and supply them to you in my own funky digital way.
And Albums? Can you supply albums?
Sure can! I have a favourite that I tend to stick with -
a beautiful fold-flat story-book album with a gorgeous acrylic photographic cover.
Check it out here. Very tasty.
You mentioned rain! What happens if it does rain?
Hey, the show goes on, and I've never seen the weather upset a bride and groom.
If anything, my photographs will make a point of featuring the weather
as it is rather an important part of your Day.
That heatwave or that gale-force wind will be a great memory soon enough.
Worst comes to the worst, I have plenty of studio lighting and cameras capable of shooting in low light,
so no worries.
Cool! Anything else we should know?
Not really .. if you ask me I'd say it's all about 'good vibes'.
You have to like me and I have to know you like my work, and know you're the fun, funky kind of
people I like to work with.
Lots and lots of people reckon they made the right choice when they booked me,
so don't take it from me, listen to them.
Anything else.. just ask.
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