1. How would you define your style?
I personally shoot mostly with a photojournalism (or reportage) style, but I mix this with a blend of contemporary fashion-inspired images.
Ultimately, I work with you to get the final "mix" just right, but I aim for a contemporary rather than a traditional look.
I want to be able to tell a story of your day in pictures, ensure everyone has a relaxed and fun time doing it.
follow this link for examples https://www.stuartmacroryphotography.com/portfolio.html
2. I have certain ideas I would like - can you do these?
Of course - I love to hear new ideas. I'll try anything and work with you along the way.
3. Can you show me a complete set of recent wedding pictures?
On my website, you'll find some of the most recent weddings I have featured on my blog. However if requested I can show you examples of a number of completed weddings, ensuring you are seeing what a final finished full wedding would look like rather than just my favourite images.
4. Are you insured?
Yes, I am fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity and all my equipment is covered for loss, damage, flood, plagues of locusts etc.
5. Are you a member of any professional organisations?
Yes I am very proud to be a current member of the PPANI and have the qualification of LPPANI I was also a member of the BIPP and gained the qualification of LBIPP.
6. What happens if you fall ill on the day?
I take an aspirin and plough on. On a more serious note, being a member of a professional association, I have access to their "SOS" system to help out in a crisis. I also have a good relationship with a number of other photographers who offer stand by support if such an event was such to occur.
7. What happens if your camera develops a fault?
I have backups and I have backups for my backups also all my cameras take 2 memory cards so after each photo I take it is backed up to a second card.
8. What happens if it rains?
We might all get a bit wet and I love a good challenge! Unfortunately in Ireland this does tend to happen quite frequently so I always plan for it and would discuss a plan B with you.
9. Can my other guests take pictures?
Of course they can, I am more than happy with this, they are your closest friends and family after all, just as long as they dont photobomb every shot lol but I do request that no-one tags along at the couple session shoot part of the day as I like to keep things relaxed as possible and if you have your Uncle Alan with a camera over my shoulder it will not help you guys stay relaxed.
10. Can you take a picture of my favourite Aunt/Uncle/cat/dog etc and how long will all the family group shots take?
Yes, yes, yes and yes if there are any must have pictures on the day just let me know but please be aware the more group shots you want the more time you may need to schedule into your day. I would allow around 2-3 minutes per group shot which doesnt sound alot but it adds up.
11. When will I see my pictures and do I get digital copies of them all?
I always supply a few sneek peeks within a few days of the wedding and the complete wedding will be fully edited and delivered to you 8-12 weeks after the wedding (depending on time of year).
12. How can I actually be sure that you are any good and if we will get along?
I hope my portfolio, facebook page and instagram speak for themselves. I have been awared Wedding Photographer Of The Year and have well over 100 5 star reviews online. I like to think I am fairly likeable and Im more than happy to meet up for a chat before you decide to book me.
13.Being Wedding Photographer Of The Year does that mean you have automatically went and bumped your prices up?
Absolutely not and there is nothing I hate more than big egos. I have tailored my pricing to try as best as I can to fit all budgets.
14. who will actually take my photographs?
I personally shoot and edit all the wedding images one at a time myself, its me and only me every step of the way.
15. Can I add on a second photographer?
I find in more than 90% of cases its not needed but should you want one I can bring a partner for a small fee.
16. Do you cope well under pressure and what about any emergencies on the day?
Yes Im a fairly relaxed individual and cope well under pressure in fact for me a little squirt of adrenaline is just what I need. With regards to emergencies Ive shot over 500 weddings and Ive pretty much seen and dealt with it all (you probably wouldnt believe the stories I could tell you).
17. How far ahead do I need to book my photographer?
Honestly? The sooner the better. Im reguarly taking bookings for three and even four years ahead!!
18. My wedding is not in Ireland is that a problem?
No problem at all. Speedos and sun cream can be packed within moments. In all seriousness Im more than happy to travel, I dont even charge extra as long as travel and accomodation is supplied.
19. Fantastic how do we book?
Its very very easy just fill out my contact form on the link below and I'll be back in touch in a matter of hours or even minutes.
20. Do you require a booking fee?
Yes to hold your date I require a £150.00 booking fee which of course is deducted from your balance.
I love shooting new venues !!!
Well this wasnt a venue as such but more a family home converted for a wedding. I can honestly say it was up there as one of the most stunning places I have photographed a wedding in ......all I can tell you is that it is on Strangford Lough. The service was outside at the waters edge, the reception was outside in a woodland and the meal and party was inside a (still in use) Boat house . Of course any boats removed for the day . What they done with the boat house was beyond words ......it took someone to tell me the buidlings real purpose as a working boat house as I never would have guessed.
The weather behaved all day for Stacey & Rodger which made all their plans fall into place.
Anyhow Ill let the images do the talking in this slideshow......
Helen and Ben travelled all the way to Helens family home from New Zealand (Ben is a born and bred Kiwi)
I love home weddings but when I arrived here on the morning of the wedding I couldnt believe my eyes! This house would give ANY venue Ive ever photographed a run for their money. Stunning......... and as a photographer I was like a child in a sweet shop ........anyway Im more about pictures than words so have a wee look how the day went.