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Wedding //  Kinnitty Castle Hotel // Birr // Offaly // Grace & Johnny

Wedding // Kinnitty Castle Hotel // Birr // Offaly // Grace & Johnny

Jamie GilliesOctober 23, 20205 min read

https://youtu.be/NFwRp7btquU Myself and my husband asked Jamie to be our photographer for our big day and it’s safe to say it was the best decision we made in capturing every single aspect of our day!! He did exactly what was on the tin- every photo came out amazing which is a statement and a half! He captured the beauty of the venue, the joy our guests experienced sharing the day with us and the love my now husband and I share. Jamie didn’t miss a beat on the day and I would highly recommend him for capturing the happiest day…

Coronavirus and Weddings – Guidance & How I Want To Help You

Coronavirus and Weddings – Guidance & How I Want To Help You

Jamie GilliesSeptember 17, 20206 min read

The world’s been turned upside down and arranging a wedding during a pandemic isn’t easy. Here’s the latest guidance and how I want to help you. Latest Covid-19 Guidance for Ireland Recently the Irish Government released its Plan for living with Covid. This has a 5 level roadmap which includes specific information for weddings. As of it’s release Ireland is at level 2. This means you can have upto 50 people in attendance, which includes staff. Social distacing guidlines and health protection protocols are in place and these will affect how your day will be celebrated. Another area to look…

Wedding //  Fernhill House Hotel // Clonakilty // Cork // Fini & Harley

Wedding // Fernhill House Hotel // Clonakilty // Cork // Fini & Harley

Jamie GilliesSeptember 4, 20206 min read

https://youtu.be/WLXS_kWgn-s What a great photographer. He truly cared to make our Wedding Special. We got some stunning photos and he was even willing to stay past sunset and get some awesome night shots. He really knows how to capture natural moments. He really knows how to frame a shot and gives clear direction at times and other times he let’s you forget he’s even there. Thank you for everything you did for us to make the occasion one we can remember for a lifetime – Harley & Fini Bride prep for Fini was happening in her hotel room at the…

Your Wedding Photos, Copyright and Monkeys…

Your Wedding Photos, Copyright and Monkeys…

Jamie GilliesJuly 15, 20204 min read

You may not realise it but just because you paid someone to take photos of your day doesn’t mean you own the photos. Here’s why and what it means oh and what it has to do with a monkey… Copyright The first thing to touch on is copyright. We hear the term but don’t always understand it fully. Copyright is “the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.” – Lexico.com In the EU artwork is automatically copyrighted upon creation of…

What is Documentary Reportage Wedding Photography?

What is Documentary Reportage Wedding Photography?

Jamie GilliesJuly 14, 20203 min read

Wedding photography has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. More and more you will see the term Documentary, Reportage and even photo-journalistic.  Essentially they all mean the same thing, capturing your day as it happened. Real people having real moments. A brief history of wedding photography. Wedding photography seems to be started back in the mid 1800s after the English monarchy posed for portraits and a trend started.  The original wedding photography scene would have been just one photo, which was posed with no smiling. This is because the camera technology at the time would have been bulky and…

Should I Let Uncle Dave Take My Wedding Photos?

Should I Let Uncle Dave Take My Wedding Photos?

Jamie GilliesJuly 1, 20204 min read

Wedding photography isn’t a priority when it comes to your budget, so when uncle Dave offers to take your wedding photos for you it seems like an ideal way to save some money…or is it? Before we get into the details, let me make it clear that I’m not going to say you should let him take photos or not. Not everyone can afford a wedding photographer so uncle Dave is actually better than nothing. So if it comes down to you having any pictures or not, then go get uncle Dave signed up asap! Uncle Dave If you have…

How To Avoid Losing Your Wedding Photos

How To Avoid Losing Your Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJune 24, 20204 min read

When it comes to your wedding pictures the last thing anyone wants is for them to be lost. But the process for never losing your wedding pictures starts before the wedding. Having Redundancy, or in other words backups, is perhaps what sets apart a professional from an amateur. For a professional it’s not an afterthought, it’s a way of life. The mantra is to have at least 3 copies of the data at all times, with one of them being offsite (Stored in a different location to where you are). On top of having backups, organizing and naming all this…

Why Is Wedding Photographing So Expensive?

Why Is Wedding Photographing So Expensive?

Jamie GilliesJune 24, 20204 min read

It seems the moment the word “wedding” is mentioned everything gets 10x more expensive. I mean how hard is it for someone to click a button and get some photos for you? https://youtu.be/zg0XCRNCi2Q Perhaps there’s more to it than meets the eye. Let me help you see why wedding photography isn’t cheap but is actually value for money. To help understand what you’re paying for I’ve broken it down into 4 areas- ToolsTimeCraft & ExperienceValue Tools Tools help people get a job done. Buy cheap, buy twice is the rule of thumb, one I firmly believe in. When it comes…

How Will I Get My Wedding Photos? – An In-Depth Look at Pixieset

How Will I Get My Wedding Photos? – An In-Depth Look at Pixieset

Jamie GilliesJune 23, 20209 min read

Gone are the days of film, taking a couple of hundred shots, taking them to the chemist to get developed and then posting them out.  Now we have the ability to take thousands of images, carefully curate the best ones, adjust them to our liking and then what? https://youtu.be/j0UBiAjRCzw Being we have a digital product we have 3 options –  Digital DeliveryPhysical DeliveryBoth How you receive each of the above can be done multiple ways also.  I can email you the pictures, send them on a usb or i can put them on an online gallery. I choose to put…

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Photos

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJune 22, 20203 min read

I want to capture your day so that you can look back at these pictures in years to come and remember the day as it was. My tagline is “real people, real moments” and I love to document the day as it’s really happening. I don’t like to “glam” it up. I’m a warts and all kinda guy. I will mainly focus on documenting the day rather than staged posing of couples etc – although if someone comes up to me and asks for a picture with someone – more than happy to do that. I’m more than happy to…