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Andrew McDermott Studio we specialise in Weddings, Portraiture, Commercial and Aerial Photography. We also run a Restoration Clinic. We are very competitively priced and offer a wide ranging, comprehensive service. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for information or for a quotation.
At Andrew McDermott Studio’s we specialise in Weddings, Portraiture, Commercial and Aerial Photography.
We also run a Restoration Clinic. We are very competitively priced and offer a wide range and comprehensive photography service.
With over 30 years of experience and a relaxed, professional, approach to the art of storytelling through photography. Andrew McDermott Photography is the perfect choice to guarantee that your Wedding Day is exquisitely captured to cherish forever.
Andrew specialise’s in Wedding, Portraiture, Wedding Photos, Commercial and Aerial Photography. Offering a wide ranging, comprehensive service, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew for information or for a quotation for all your photographic needs.
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Its all about the Best Wedding Videos Kilkenny & Tipperary
Wedding Video Bookings for 2016 and 2017 are pouring in the last few days. Even January this year was as busy as last July and that’s booked out fully again this year! It’s something I have never encountered before but is great to see. Even 2017 is well booked. Throughout the year, I have had to recommend some well heeled colleagues of mine to brides for whom I was booked for their date. If I am booked, I don’t just send them a name of the first videographer that springs to mind. I have a few professional guys that I hold in the highest regard and we always recommend each other, should one of us be booked. With this way of working, no couple will get the run around with different prices. I would never recommend someone I would not use my self.
The last few weeks has been hectic filming weddings and school shows in and around Tipperary along with Kilkenny and Carlow, This is why I had to defer a brand new editing software until next month which is the most professional in Europe. I have made the big decision to change over to a top of the range MAC. After a lot of research, I have learned that, together, MAC and the new editing software will both provide even more fantastic results to my editing work. It will also make my turn around time even better. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software is the best video editing software available my two new top of the range Sony cameras are well in training by now after the few months of hard work and works nearly by themselves
So, with a fantastic looking year ahead and with 80% of my work in and around Tipperary and Kilkenny, I guess I can’t complain. However, with every wedding that I film I try and create a new and unique way of crafting wedding videos and editing. Anyone can give you a wedding video, but I try and make it that bit special. It’s this that has kept me ahead of other other “video guys “, while still offering a Professional Affordable and Unobtrusive service. So, if you are planning your wedding for this year, you’d better be quick and contact me now, or even for 2016/ 2017 as I am being booked very fast. To see my new and unique way of how your wedding video could look, give me a call. I will try to match your service area, along with the hotel that you might be using, with a full wedding DVD to view at home. This way, you get a feel of my true work
Weddings are huge business in every country, and your wedding needs planing a lot of planing I know I hear it all first hand so to help you along with your big day have a look at BRIDES IN MUNSTER again a local wedding suppler site but covering Kilkenny and Carlow for the local brides in 2016/ 17 its packed with 100% top notch wedding professionals covering wedding video , wedding photography, wedding cakes , wedding flowers, wedding rings, wedding dresses, wedding sweet carts any thing wedding its there! as I said before if you don’t see a Wedding a suppler on this great local wedding supplier site are they worth the call?
Well, after a hat trick of a weekend – that’s 3 weddings back to back! – its nice to relax on a Sunday evening and do a little blogging. Thursday’s wedding video in Kilkenny was a fantastic day, I would think its 50/ 50 with wedding videos in Kilkenny and in my own county of Tipperary, I have always been lucky enough to be filming a large amount of weddings in both county’s but of late Kilkenny is very popular with a large number of couples booked in for 2015 and 2016 so happy days! OK, I know I crossed over the border into county Kilkenny for the wedding of Allison & Brian, but it was worth it. I started filming at Allison’s home that morning, just off the Kilkenny-Mullinahone road, to capture the girls getting ready for the big day. It’s a great way to start a wedding video as its shows where it all begins. The girls were well on the way to looking great when I arrived and, with Allison getting her dress on, I left for the church to find the lads. The day was lovely with blue skies and everyone was in fantastic form and looking forward to the wedding. Brian arrived with the lads close by. I had a bit of banter about Tipperary and Kilkenny with the famous hurler and his groomsman, Tommy Walsh. But, as I was in their turf, I left it well enough alone 🙂 St. John’s Church was the venue with Fr Sean O Connor who I meet quite a lot while filming wedding videos in Kilkenny. He is very nice, easy to work with and great fun as well.
Their photographer for the day was the famous John McIlwaine . I have worked with John on many famous weddings in and around Kilkenny. John is a fantastic and famous sports photographer all over Ireland and Allison & Brian wanted no one else to capture their day. John is so easy to work with and is like lightning to capture those all important shots of the day. As Brian and the lads were being lined up for their photographs, I was capturing their guests arriving. I have seen quite a lot of large weddings in my time, but this one was the biggest I have seen so far. The guests were from all over the globe; of course, Kilkenny – Tipperary, I’m not so sure – but USA, Australia and lots more far off places. The couple asked to stream live over the net so that some of their friends abroad could see, so Fr. Sean got the guests to turn around and wave at the camera that was placed at the back of the church. This went down very well.
The couple chose Langton’s hotel in the heart of Kilkenny city to have their reception. Again, I have never seen this hotel looking so well and so packed. Even the outer area of the hotel function room had places set for guests to sit at. I like to be at the hotel before the couple arrive. This way, I get to film the guests enjoying the food and drink the bride and groom have put on for their guests. As it was a lovely day, all of the guests were outside enjoying themselves with a musician entertaining them while they awaited the couple’s arrival. This is just part of the “set” as its called in Langton’s hotel. It’s a magnificent set up and well worth a visit as there are lots of popular shows on around this time of year. Bridie’s Bar is always a big hit with weddings in Kilkenny to have a photograph taken outside with the old bicycle. Sean was on hand to look after the bride and groom for the evening and he is always so helpful on the day.
A short time later, the bell rang for the guests to enter the dining room. What a fabulous job the staff made of the function room. Allison chose to carry out the speeches before the meal. This has become very popular with weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow. It’s a great way because the lads can enjoy their meal knowing the speeches are over and they can relax. I also find its handy for us video guys as well. Also, the guests are awaiting their dinner and are a lot more alert to the speeches. It’s well worth a thought for you brides and grooms to have the speeches before the meal.
Another great idea the couple had was the famous singing chef, whom I have often filmed before. He really entertains the guests with his singing and music. Again, well worth that little bit extra to hire him. You can find all of these Tipperary and Munster wedding suppliers on our sister website, Brides in Munster. Uptown Band was on hand to rock the night away as soon as the floor was clear. Such a professional band, they were set up and ready with the first dance at 9:30, which all weddings should be. As I have often said, bands can be expensive, so let’s get the money’s worth. I have often seen bands take 2 hours to set up and, again, often the first dance starts at 11p.m, which is way too late. People get tired of waiting around especially after a heavy meal. The dancing is a way to work it off! So thanks again to Allison & Brian for choosing Abbey Video Productions to capture their special day as we like to say Tipperary’s and of course Kilkenny’s most Professional Affordable Unobtrusive wedding videographer ~ Joe
Top 5 Wedding Video Ideas from Abbey Wedding Video Kilkenny
If you’ve been following my blog weddings in Kilkenny for a while now, you’ll know I love to help inspire young couples to get creative with their wedding videos. Top 5 Wedding Video Ideas First visit?
I am full of ideas for wedding videos and will share a few of them here with you. Many of them naturally deal with the wedding ceremony itself, but there is an endless variety of creative and original ways of filming your wedding such as Rock the Frock. This time however, I’ve taken things one step further…
Let’s think outside the box, and think about wedding invitations. No, not your regular paper invitation that fits neatly into an envelope. I’m thinking of a real, live, walking and talking invitation. Have you ever thought of being filmed as you personally invite your guests to your wedding? Just imagine, we could film you in your living room or during a candle-lit dinner, you then turn to the camera and announce the date. Perhaps you won’t be able to contain your giggles, but that’s all part of the fun. I think your friends will be enthralled with this fun invitation and eagerly anticipate your wedding day i have put together a wedding supplies website dedicated to your wedding day.
Save the date
Recently I filmed a couple as they announced their engagement and then I made copies for their close friends and relatives which they then posted. Of course they had to keep their engagement top secret or else the news would spread like wildfire and ruin the surprise. The young bride told me about the look of surprise on her aunt’s face as she watched the DVD and realised that is was a wedding invitation & idea’s munster. She was overjoyed and now they are all very excited about the wedding.
A DVD as wedding favour
This provides another opportunity where you can become as creative as you like. We could make what appears to be a music video of the two of you walking along a beach with your favourite song playing in the background. Or if you are not comfortable talking to the camera, we could do a black and white movie (think of a Charlie Chaplin movie) with subtitles to thank everyone and at the end the groom steals a cheeky kiss!
Thank you video.
This is another very personal and thoughtful way of using video, where you can personally thank your guests for attending your wedding in Tipperary, and to thank friends and family for all their support and help during the preparations. I filmed a hilarious video recently, where the lively couple did a rap, at times it was hard to keep the camera still, but I managed as I am professional after all. All the relatives were highly amused as they watched this together. This particular video was filmed in advance and then shown to guests towards the end of the evening of the actual wedding day. The ingratiated couple enjoyed a huge round of applause from their wedding guests and a few staff.
This idea is perhaps not for the faint of heart, and may not appeal to the more demure bride, but would be fantastic if you’re out to have as much fun as possible on your wedding day and want to entertain your guests. A pre-filmed game show where the bride and groom compete is guaranteed to get the maximum amount of laughs from your guests. Perhaps you’ve seen the Abbey Video on Facebook of the young couple who mimic Ant n’ Dec? This crazy couple have inspired many wedding videos along a similar theme and recently I’ve had a few enquiries about filming videos along a similar theme idea’s.
My calendar has nearly reached full capacity, however I still have a couple of slots available in November, and a handful in mid-week. We can’t believe how we’ve already received so many bookings to film weddings & family events for spring and summer 2015 / 16. Young couples are becoming increasingly more organised and planning every aspect of their wedding further in advance in order to secure the best services and manage costs. I think this is very sensible as I do get booked up early. I hate to disappoint, especially when a couple have received a great recommendation and their hearts are set on using Abbey Video Productions numerous Packages available.
So if you like what you see, please get in contact soon! We can meet for a casual chat over coffee, where of course you will not feel obligated or pressured into choosing Abbey Video to film your wedding day. If you have any questions at all, drop me a line or email and we can talk about bringing your ideas to life.
That’s about all for now, but I’ll be back soon with more ideas and thoughts from the world of wedding videography.
As a wedding videographer here in Kilkenny and coveringTipperary, Carlow,Waterford and all the other towns villages and cities around, it’s fantastic to have been nominated for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards. Over the years I have worked hard to understand the needs of couples who choose me as their wedding videographer for theirspecial day, every couple has different ideas for their wedding video production and I encourage each bride and groom to give me their ideas and what they might like in the final production … after all it’s their day.
Down through the years I have invested both time and money to keep up with the latest cameras, editing software and all the bells and whistles that go along with the job as i feel only the best is good enough for your wedding day.
I don’t use wedding fairs, I have attended 2 in all my time as a wedding videographer, as i feel a lot of the couples that come along on the day often have their wedding suppliersbooked before hand, and that can include me! So I work on the “word of mouth” system and it really does work. As you are reading my blog you will see I also depend on my website like any other business, and of course a quick google and you should normally find me at the top of your search both in Tipperary & Kilkenny – I’m working on the other counties as we speak. Getting back to the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2015, every wedding I cover and produce both locally and everywhere else is an Award for me as the feed back I get is truly out of this world and 100% recommendation fromBrides & Grooms. So I get Awards every year in my own way when couples contact me after they have viewed their wedding dvd and tell me that not only did they like their dvd but loved it and are so glad to have got a wedding video. So a happy customer is happy days! But of course in saying that the Award would be nice to receive, but we will let the powers that be make that choice, there are a lot of other fantastic videographers around the country and I wish them all the best.
The wedding industry is booming at the moment and next year looks like a bumper year as well. The budgets are still in place of course and rightly so, but I have often said you get what you pay for. Of course you can get your wedding video for 300 euro for the full day but is that all your memories are worth? The average price for the day can be 700+ and I think that’s fair – it often can be an 11 hr day and that’s only the wedding day, editing has to come into play after that. So I would say if your are planning on getting married and having a wedding DVD give time choosing your videographer. You don’t need to pay 900+ unless it’s a 2 man crew with 2 manned cameras, if that is what you need go for it, but I like to film with the “fly on the wall” approach. This way both you and your guests are often unaware of cameras there at all, but of course all the little details get covered, with your guests enjoying themselves and your full day captured in detail.
So I would like to thank you all for the nominations and I will keep you posted on the outcome