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is a highly competent and experienced photographer who can cover every
aspect as your big day unfolds.
Brian learned and honed his trade in the Australian Army as a unit photographer
and an ARMY newspaper photojournalist for eight years, followed by five
years with the Australian Federal Police National Media Team.
was based in Canberra from 1998 until 2012 but now lives in Kiama, NSW.
been photographing weddings for nearly 20 years.
the quality of his work speaks for itself - so please take some time
to browse the samples here, which we reproduce with the kind permission
of just some of our previous clients, many of whom are genuinely new
like what you see, then please call Brian Hartigan on 0408.496.664
to arrange an obligation-free meeting/quote.
mean time, here are some key details to consider...
will get -
photographic coverage of your most important day
DVD-ROMs containing all* your wedding-day photos (1 for you plus two
spares for family)
- a CD
containing photos "for your eyes only" - if appropriate
post production and manipulation of your photos to bring out their
and unconditional copyright ownership of all your photos
- a selection
of your photos on this web site (at right) within 24 hours (if you
won't get as standard, are hard-copy prints or an album - thus saving
you heaps of money on 'traditional' wedding-photography packages - but
we can discuss printing options if you wish.
with complete and unconditional ownership of your own images, you can
print as many photos as you like, as often as you like and use them
in any forum or format you like without having to refer back to the
photographer, with no additional royalties or fees to pay.
Wedding package - $2100
as outlined under The Package, above.
Brian and bigirishgit.com, you will agree a set price in advance
of your big day and, as long as your plans do not change dramatically,
this cost will not go up.
This will give you peace of mind and surity in your planning.
Extra CDs or DVD-ROM:
negotiation - but we prefer (and you probably will too) that you
do your own printing, albums etc
We can certainly advise in this reagrd.
require a 25% deposit to confirm your booking.
the balance payable on delivery of your photos.
post production and manipulation of your photos to bring out their
is included in the basic package, but we can also...
colour to B&W or Sepia etc
with colour elements
wide range of other PhotoShop magic tricks
or quoted per job
your wedding is more than 40km from Kiama, reasonable expenses (such
as fuel, flights, accommodation, meals) may be extra.
Such costs as can be reasonably anticipated will be discussed and
agreed in advance.
Brian is happy to travel anywhere, including overseas. He has photographed
weddings in Scotland, Ireland, Norfolk Island, Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Sydney,
Wagga Wagga and, of course, Canberra, and is looking forward to one very special day in Thredbo in 2014.
and enquiries, contact Brian Hartigan on 0408.496.664
or emial firstname.lastname@example.org
meeting, usually at your place or over coffee (your shout:-) is obligation
Brian Hartigan - the Big Irish Git
Hartigan - the Big Irish Git - was trained as a "Photographer
Regimental" and newspaper photojournalist in the Australian Army.
During his time at Army News, the Big Irish Git wrote news and feature
stories and took supporting photos for the unit's fortnightly newspaper
and quarterly magazine.
During his time with the Army, Brian deployed on many exercises and
operations - including to East Tomor, Bougainville, Thailand and many
places across Australia.
joined the Australian Federal Police National Media Team as the AFP's
first full-time PR photographer. With the AFP, he deployed with the
first rotation of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands
- and excelled during many other high-pressure assignments such as
ceremonial police funerals, VIP portrait shoots, large-scale medal
ceremonises and police graduations, and APEC in Sydney.
of these experiences, Brian is highly skilled and experienced at photographing
'action as it happens' - and his style can best be described as 'reportage'
rather than 'artistic'.
is currently the Managing Editor and co-owner of CONTACT Air Land
and Sea and COMBAT Camera - two quarterly Defence-focused e-magazines available only by free subscription from www.militarycontact.com.
of course, he is also a highly experienced and respected wedding photographer.
- wedding clients of bigirishgit.com retain complete and unconditional
copyright ownership of their own wedding photographs.
They may copy the DVD-ROM, print images or transmit files electronically
as often as desired.
Since all our photography is digital, with no negatives involved, the
second statement below does not apply - we include it here for your
information and interest.
the law says...
if the photographs were taken for private or
domestic purposes (such as family portraits, or wedding
photographs), the first owner of copyright in them is the client, unless
the photographer and client agree otherwise.
owns the negatives?
Ownership of a physical negative, transparency or CD-ROM
is determined by general property law and not copyright law.
The owner of a negative is usually the person who paid for
the film on which the negative image appears. Ownership of
copyright in the photographs is separate from the ownership
of physical items, such as the prints, negatives or digital
files. Your agreement with the client should cover these issues.
If the client owns copyright in the photographs, he or she
may make copies from prints in his or her possession. A photographer
may own negatives but this does not entitle him or her to
make further prints without the copyright owners consent.
Copyright Council Information Sheet G11 Photographers
all photographs taken on the day are handed over to the client.
We retain the right to delete or otherwise destroy any image deemed
to be of poor quality, technically or artistically imperfect, or
so closely similar to another photo as to be deemed essentially
identical. Clients must accept that aproximately 20 per cent of
all photos taken will be so deleted or destroyed, for one reason
or another and will not be delivered. However, all other photos
will be delivered and the client will own full copyright in those
photos. In our experience, despite deleting some photos, clients
can still expect to receive more than 1000 photos (our record is
about 2500). That said, we aim for and pride ourselves on quality
rather than quantity - but always achieve both.
photos are taken on high-quality Canon digital cameras and delivered
on DVD-ROM (because CDs can't hold that many high-resolution photos).
may be changed at any time without notice. Pre-existing bookings
will not be affected.
will 'pencil in' your date in our calendar at our first meeting
and will not offer that date to any other couple without checking
with you first. However, your date is not officially locked in until
we receive your deposit.
you cancel your booking more than 10 weeks out from your booked
date, we will give you a refund minus a $100 admin fee.
If you cancel your booking less than 10 weeks but more than four
weeks out from your booked date, we will retain half your deposit#.
If you cancel your booking less than four weeks out from your wedding,
I'm sorry, but we must retain the full deposit#.
# In these cases, if we can secure a replacement wedding for the
date you cancelled, we will refund your deposit minus the $100 admin
for any unforseen reason Brian Hartigan cannot photograph your wedding
personally, we will make every effort to hire another competent
photographer to stand in. We will only engage photographers we are
confident in. Your agreed price with Brian Hartigan will not be
affected. This condition will only be envoked in dire circumstances,
such as a death in the family or Brian being seriously ill.