Frequently asked questions

Studio Portraiture

How does it work ?


Our Studio Portrait Experience comes in two parts : 1. The studio sitting - which is your time in the studio taking the photographs. 2. Your viewing consultation - which is when you view your edited images ( normally 3-7 days afterwards) and place your order . The Studio sitting takes 20-30 mins depending on the number of people or ages etc - if you have a very large group that may require individual family photos taken please be aware you may require 2 booking slots. We can provide a choice of backgrounds, the most popular being crisp white or a more formal black . Please ask upon booking and we can advise you on what might suit your portrait session. You can wear whatever you like but we do have some tips on creating a timeless portrait : 1 - Co-ordination. With larger groups it is vital that there is some co-ordination within the group. We often find in these situations that a uniform colour helps bring the group together. I.e if everyone decides to wear all white on top with jeans - they can wear different styles of tops to suit their individual tastes but the uniform colour helps to create a cohesive look for the group. Similarly in smaller family groups ie parents with baby, it is nice to have the parents co-cordinated i.e in denim and white but to have the baby in something different. Please ask upon booking for further information on what might suit your portrait session. 2 - Avoid busy patterns and clashing colours to create a cohesive look. 3- A more casual portrait lasts longer that a very formally dressed portrait. Keeping it simple is always a good idea. 4- There is one nemises of the photographer and that is - false tan . Please, if you feel it is necessary to wear ensure it is done properly and not too dark compared to your natural shade as with studio lighting the skin can reflect a very fase orange tint which is very noticable especially when beside someone else in the photograph with a natural skin tone.




How much does it cost?


How long is a piece of string ? A studio sitting which lasts up to 30 mins is €40 . This is to cover the taking of your photographs and any combinations you might wish to have taken. Once you come in for your viewing consultation there are many options available to you . Our prints vary between €25- €45 depending on the size and custom framed portraiture starts at €90 in your choice of frame and with our custom portrait finish ( specially treated so it does not require glass ) .




How long does it take to get my order?


Once you have placed your order at your viewing consultation it normally takes 1 week to 10 working days for your order to be ready for collection. If you require your order earlier however, this is no problem, simply let us know and we will do our upmost to have everything ready for you .




I need more info, what do I do now?


If you have not found your answer please feel free to send us an email using our online contact form here. You can also call us in studio on 091 567938 where we can answer any further questions you might have and put your mind at ease.





Graduation Photography

How does it work ?


On the day of your conferring we will have a number of fully equipped professional photography studios on campus to accomodate you and your family should you wish to have photographs taken. On the day, please ask one of our official team members on campus to direct you to the nearest studio to you. We recommend having your photographs taken as soon as you have robed and before your conferring session - depending on the time of your conferring. I.e if your conferring is at 11am, then prior to your ceremony is the quiestest time of day. Afternoon sessions can be busy with the clashing of morning and afternoon sessions so we advise you allow extra time if possible , and evening sessions, please remember that being the last of the day there may be alot of people leaving it until the very end to have their photos taken . You can have any combination of poses photographed that you would like, and then once you are finished you are ushered to the studio assistant who will take your order . You pay on the day for your desired poses i.e 1 Full length and 1 Family, as well as arrange for delivery or collection. You will be given a receipt - this is very important as it contains information and a password to view and select your favourite ordered images. You can then log in on our website, within the given self selection window, and select your favourite image of your ordered pose(s). There is usually 3 images of 1 pose so this ensures you are 100% satisfied with your order. The receipt you are given on the day is a vital piece of paper ! It contains all your logins as well as information on cut off times, and re ordering. Please retain and read carefully to avoid any un-necessary disappointment.




How much does it cost?


We have a variety of packages available which you can view in the Graduations section of this website but our basic pricing is 1 10x8 inch print in presentation folder embossed with university logo + 2 5x4 inch copies costs just €30 .




How do I self select?


Using the password provided on your receipt, go to the Client Area of this website and select View my Photos. You can then enter your password and you will be re directed to your secure viewing page where you can check your preferred image of your ordered pose(s). You will then fill out your information details and submit your selection to us. It is received in studio and is then is applied to your order.




What about the pose(s) I did not order?


At the first pass, only your ordered poses are put up online for you to self select. All the remaining un-ordered poses will be reloaded to the site once the self seletion phase has been completed. Your dates and cut off times for self selection, reload/reordering and collection are printed on your receipt.




I need more info, what do I do now?


If you have not found your answer please feel free to send us an email using our online contact form here. You can also call us in studio on 091 567938 where we can answer any further questions you might have and put your mind at ease.





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