My Style

Documentary

I want each couple to feel relaxed and be themselves with as little fuss as possible, I aim to capture all the thrills and spills of your special day, the laughter and tears, the fun, excitement, and poignant moments. My documentary approach will blend into the events and celebration of your day. I won’t expect you to perform or spend hours posing, maybe just a short walk around the location. I really love documenting and telling the story of the day as it unfolds, there are many elements that play a big part, setting the scene at different locations, the venue, the details and of course the guests, most importantly is for the couple to enjoy the photoshoot and the magic of their day will be captured in the camera!

Artistic

My style is artistic, edgy and uniquely creative. I have a background in Animation, Fine Art and Design and combine all my creative arts and experience to deliver unique, contemporary and genuine images to each couple.   I like to capture unusual angles, perspectives and reflections, as I always say to my couples, the camera is only the first stage of creating a memorable image, I have developed my own unique editing style that is very distinctive to Memento.

Fun

Having fun and being as relaxed as possible is key to creating genuine images and capturing personalities, I try to have as much fun with every couple and the guests and make the photography a memorable part of your day. I feel privileged to be involved with and document some of the most special days of peoples lives.

The feedback that I consistently get from past Wedding Couples is that the photoshoot was one of the most enjoyable and fun parts of their day, no sore jaws or strained smiles needed! I guarantee to bring my energy and fun-loving manner to your big day and I look forward to shooting it! The only thing I can’t guarantee is the weather! {In Ireland that is!}


We just wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thank you for all you did for our big day! We’d an absolute ball and taking the photos outside was definitely a highlight (I don’t think there’s many couples who get to say that!!)

Everyone was raving about you and just had so much fun!!
— Kevin

Investment

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Standard Coverage €1900

What's included

- Up to a max of 7 hours coverage usually starting with the morning preparations.

- You will receive a minimum of 500 images in full high quality resolution jpegs for printing.

- Full post - processing of all your images in a selection of colour and black and white. All images individually and professionally edited and colour corrected.

- A password protected online Gallery .

- A personalised Online Slideshow to share with family and friends.

- You receive your images watermark free on a personalised USB key beautifully packaged inside a memory box + a few prints to get you started. {See Below Images}

- Speeches before the start of the meal when possible.

 

Full Day Coverage €2250

What's included

- The full day coverage includes everything on the Standard Package and includes the documentation of the speeches and the first few dances.

 

ELOPEMENT COVERAGE | €1300

Typically this coverage is just available for very small weddings involving just the couple and sometimes a few witnesses.

What's included

- Up to a max of 4 hours coverage.

- Full post - processing of all your images in a selection of colour and black and white. All images individually and professionally edited and colour corrected.

- A password protected online Gallery .

- A personalised Online Slideshow to share with family and friends.

- You receive your images watermark free on a personalised USB key beautifully packaged inside a memory box + a few prints to get you started. {See Below Images}

 

Extras

Stop Motion Film €1250

- Your Video will be included on your Bespoke USB key.

- Coverage from preparations to the first few dances.

- We do only 4 of these each year so if interested please let us know ASAP.

- We require that you do not book a Videographer if booking a Stop Motion Film with us.

Couple Shoot €300

Also known as an Engagement shoot, Typically takes between 1 and 3 hours at a suitable location.

Video

Which Videographer?

If you choose to book a videographer It is so important for your enjoyment for the day that you choose someone who will not be unobtrusive. Someone who documents the day in a documentary and creative fashion without you feeling like you’re on a film set. I work quickly as a photographer and keep the setup and posing to a minimum so picking a videographer that does EPIC wedding videos probably isn't a great fit.

I can recommend the following videographers who have the same relaxed and unobtrusive style as me.

yourshortfilm.com

eyecaptureweddings.com

edithouse.ie


Thanks so much for helping to capture our big day, we had so much fun and so happy to have a photographer who understands the day is about having a laugh and capturing a special moment rather than a pantomime performance :)
— Lorna + John

Packaging

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Brilliant Derek!
We were delighted to get our FABULOUS presentation box today!
Thanks so much!
— Joyce

Albums

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We received the album and love it ! Thank you so much again!!! It looks amazing!!!
— Thelma + Dave {Memento B+G}

Fine Art Album €695

Every album is handcrafted with the highest quality, eco-friendly materials and care to beautifully showcase your wedding images. 

Images are printed directly on to the page and each double spread opens out flat with an almost invisible crease so your photographic art can be displayed across two pages.

The Fine Art Album has a beautiful leather cover with 30 pages that can showcase up to 80 images, but also has the option to upgraded to 60 and 80 pages at an extra cost. This album is presented in a cotton bag and presentation box.

 

Modern Coffee Table Book €695

Our Modern Coffee Table Book offers beautifully printed magazine-style pages with a laminate glossy or matte finish, or varnish finish. These albums come with a layflat binding allowing you to fully display your images without gutter loss.

The book has a fully designable cover and is nicely presented in a sleek frosted plastic slide-in case that offers extra protection and easy portability.

This Album is 12"x12" and contains 60 pages which can showcase up to 120 images


We had so much fun with you on our day, honestly couldn’t have asked for more, you were part of the party and everyone was so complementary of you.
— Jenna

Frequently Asked Question

 

How many images will we get?

On average we provide anywhere from 500 to 900 fully edited images.

 

Where can I find your prices?

To receive my current price guide, please click on ‘CONTACT’ in the menu and fill in the short contact form. I’d love to hear from you!

 

When can we see the photos of our Wedding Day?

We turn around your images in 6 - 8 weeks depending on our workflow at the time. But this can be slightly longer in peak wedding season and a good deal quicker at certain times of the year.

 

Will there be an online gallery to share with family and friends?

Absolutely, we provide your own private gallery which is password protected.

It’s the easiest way to share your photos with family and friends.

 

If we choose an Album how long would we have to wait to receive it?

Albums take an additional 6-8 weeks once your images are chosen. I use suppliers from all over the world so some lead time is necessary. If you want your Album for a particular date, in order to avoid disappointment I advise couples to add 3 weeks on especially if you’re looking for your album prior to Christmas.

 

Do I have to decide on an album when I book the date?

Not at all, if you prefer you can book the standard package now and make a decision on albums later – even after the wedding, many couples prefer this option as they can pay later on if they choose to get an album.

 

What is the Stop motion video?

A Stop motion video is a great alternative to a wedding video, it’s basically a series of your images animated to tell the story of your day all set to some contemporary music. I also supply snippets of stop motion footage in your slideshow as standard.

Click here to see a real Stop-motion from a recent wedding.

 

Do you Travel?

Indeed I do. I shoot weddings all over Ireland and abroad, I love to travel and shoot destination weddings in different countries. Additional charges may apply dependant on the location.

 

I live abroad and can’t meet to discuss Wedding Plans, Is that ok?

No problem at all, I can provide all information via email and we can chat via phone, or skype to have face to face meetings at your convenience.

 

Do you require a booking deposit and when is the final balance due?

To book and hold the date a deposit of €450 is required. If booking the standard package the final balance is due on or before your Wedding Day. If you are ordering an album too the cost is broken down again.

 

Do you offer images in colour and black and white?

Yes I do, you will receive a mix of black + white and colour images.

 

Do you take formal family photographs on the day also?

Yes I do, I like to make this as quick and fun as possible, I usually try to get all family combinations photographed in under 10 minutes depending on family sizes.

 

Will we be a long time taking photographs?

Not at all, I believe it’s so important that the Wedding Couple get back to the party and enjoy quality time with their guests, the photo shoot can be as long or as short as you guys want. I won’t expect you to perform or spend hours posing. Maybe just a short walk around the location.

 

Do you take photographs of the guests?

Yes I love to capture all those poignant moments, my documentary approach will blend into the events and celebration of your day and you’ll receive a cache of candid shots of your guests.

 

Are you insured?

Yes, I am fully insured.

 

Do we get copyright of our images?

Copyright is complicated but in a nutshell Memento Photography keeps copyright but grants clients the right to do practically anything with their photos with the exception of commercial use, this is standard practice within the Wedding Industry.

CAN WE HAVE THE RAW FILES?

The RAW files are just RAW data and as such we don’t release them to clients.

 

CAN WE GET MORE PHOTOS ON TOP OF YOUR SELECTION?

Using a set of criteria, we determine if a photo is worthy of selection for the final set of images.  Any photos that do not make the final selection will not be shown or made available.

 


Every time I see a Facebook or Instagram post/image of a new wedding you have captured beautifully, I get so nostalgic and even a little sad as I’d give anything to live our special day over. We had a small and super simple wedding but going on a tour of the city and having you take fab photos of the two of us was our most favourite part of the whole experience, it was so enjoyable!


 
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