Derry Wedding Photographer

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Derry Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer from Derry Northern Ireland

Photography offers families the chance to relive those precious moments that fly by too quickly. To be part of that experience is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work and it is a pleasure to create photographs that will be truly cherished forever.

Weddings, family portraits, and other special occasions offer a chance for families to get together and create endless memories. Inviting me to your special occasion allows you to relax in the confidence that you will be able to look back and remember the day with fondness through my photography.

In 2017 I won 1st place in the national awards at the Sony World Photography awards. This was one of my proudest moments and has given me the motivation to be the best photographer that I can.

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Why book with me?

  • Award winning
  • Relaxed natural photography
  • I don’t shout  or make a scene on your big day
  • I love what I do
  • Free engagement shoot
  • Local to Derry, Donegal and willing to travel
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Derry Wedding Photographer

Why us

Telling a story with pictures.

Weddings, family portraits, and other special occasions offer a chance for families to get together and create endless memories. Inviting me to your special occasion allows you to relax in the confidence that you will be able to look back and remember the day with fondness through my photography. In 2017 I won 1st place in the national awards at the Sony World Photography awards. This was one of my proudest moments and has given me the motivation to be the best photographer that I can.

My approach to wedding photography

So Much to Think About. So Little Time. That’s Where I come In!

Your wedding day is the best and most exciting day of your life and the last thing you want is a photographer who is going to stress you out. I have a unique relaxed down to earth approach to weddings and I like to photograph the day as it unfolds. I will meet you a few times before the big day and we can even do a meetup shoot for us to get to know each other. Your big day is all about fun and I plan to blend right in whilst capturing all the special moments. 
 
Derry Wedding Photography - Bride and grrom walk on the derry walls
Bernard Ward - Winner of Sony Wold Photography Awards
Bernard Ward - Winner of Sony Wold Photography Awards

Award winning

Sony World Photography Award Winner.

World’s largest photography competition announces Bernard Ward, as winner of Ireland’s National Award. Single best photograph taken by an Irish Photographer.
 
Bernard Ward - Winner of Sony Wold Photography Awards

Customer reviews

A lot of photographers in Derry have the same thing going on. Bernard however, is in a whole league of his own. With his ability to mix a contemporary, modern style with vintage type photos, he created the perfect wedding photographs for me, photographs I could only ever have dreamed of. He has such a great eye for detail and is so particular, not stopping until he has the perfect shot. He is an absolute gentleman and such a professional, with the patience of a saint might I add, needed for any bride on her big day. I would highly recommend Bernard ward photography. My first choice for any professional photos. Such a talent. Thanks again for my dream photos Bernard. They are just perfect.
Derry Wedding Photography - Married Couple
Michelle & Ali
We had asked Bernard to photograph our wedding and he did not disappoint. He was so easy to talk to and made us feel at ease while we were getting our photos taken. He knows exactly what he is doing and we are so so pleased with our wedding photos. I would definitely recommend Bernard, 10/10!
A Derry Wedding - Photography on the City Walls With the Guildhall in the Background
Shannen & JB
"My wife and I had Bernard as our wedding photographer and are delighted with the service he provided. Very professional and patient with us nothing was any trouble. We would highly recommend Bernard to anyone as the photographs he produced are amazing."
Joanne & Darren

Wedding Photography FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

My photography style reflects my personality which is relaxed and friendly but at the same time, I am not afraid to direct people at the wedding when necessary to get the right photo. I like to capture the day as it unfolds. There will be occasions on the day when I will pose certain group shots but I like to keep this as relaxed and natural as possible. 

I have over 10 years of experience in wedding photography. My love for photography started with street photography and portrait photography which mirror my wedding photography style. I love to capture candid style images on your wedding day telling a natural story rather than a posed unnatural day. I believe that photographs are an amazing way to tell the story of your big day and capturing candid images throughout the day is the perfect way to do so. 

Yes! You can absolutely add a second photographer to your wedding day. I work with a few local photographers who can join us on your wedding day to capture more of your big day. Typically the second photographer will capture more of the big day including getting ready shots, detail shots, groom and groomsmen, etc. I only use trusted photographer friends who understand my style. If you choose a second photographer for your wedding day all their photos will be processed and edited by myself in my own particular style. A second Photographer costs an extra £300 for the a full day coverage. 

You will receive your photographs within 6-8 weeks however I always try to deliver your images sooner than this. I will also do my best to send a sneak peek of approx ten pictures in the days following the wedding. 

You will receive your photographs within 6-8 weeks however I always try to deliver your images sooner than this. I will also do my best to send a sneak peek of approx ten pictures in the days following the wedding. 

I will always ask couples if it is ok if I share their pictures on my social media channels before the wedding during our pre-wedding chat. Sometimes couples would like to see the photos first before uploading them to social media. Sharing pictures on my website and social media is a vital part of marketing my business but I totally understand if couples would prefer not to share the images publicly. 

If you would like to book me to shoot your wedding day simply get in touch to check availability, we can confirm what coverage you would like for the day and then you can pay a £300 deposit to secure your date. 

Wedding Photography Pricing Packages

Half day
Ceremony and Portraits
£ 699
  • Pre Wedding meet up and consultation
  • Photos of Ceremony
  • Portrait photos
  • Digital images
  • 6 hours coverage
  • 250 beautifully edited images
Full Digital
Full Day Morning to First Dance
£ 1199
  • Full day coverage from bridal prep to the first dance
  • Online digital gallery
  • Pre wedding consultation and tea/ coffee
  • Engagement shoot / family portraits
  • travel up to 30 miles
  • Full delivery of all images - no limits on pictures delivered
  • 12 hours photography coverage
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All in
All of full digital and more
£ 2499
  • Full day coverage
  • Two photographers
  • Online digital gallery
  • 30 page beautifully presented leather wedding album
  • Engagement shoot / family portraits
  • Full delivery of all digital images
  • Pre wedding consultation and tea / coffee
  • Travel up to 50 miles

Check out some of our most recent Derry Weddings.

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