We've been celebrating communal moments since 2013

Established a decade ago in Ireland and now based in Lisbon, Magic Chair is the meeting of two minds who are passionate about street photography, cinema and music. We love the freedom weddings offer us to create unique imagery for our couples!

Northern Ireland wedding photographer in yellow field
from Lisbon, Portugal

Editor & Designer

From Lisbon, Portugal

Derry wedding photographer in red field
from Derry, N. Ireland


From Derry, Northern Ireland

asked questions

We are based in Lisbon, Portugal and are lucky to call Ireland our second home. If you’re looking for documentary wedding photography in Portugal, Spain, Ireland or beyond we want to hear from you!

Our approach for both photo and video is very “hands off”. We rely on natural light (no flash) and use silent, handheld equipment in order to be as unobtrusive as possible. You can simply forget about us and immerse yourself in celebration!

Travel is usually free within Portugal.  Please contact us with your locations for an exact quote.

We sure can! We can arrange a video call or voice call, whichever you prefer!

You can check your date or request our price guide here. To secure a booking, we require a £600 non-refundable booking fee and signed agreement. The remaining balance is then due 30 days before your wedding.

Rory usually shoots solo.  For larger weddings (+100 guests), we recommend adding Cat as a second shooter.  This allows us to cover all the special moments from two perspectives and be in different places at the same time!  We always edit together as a team, never outsourcing our work. We love having complete control over our creative process.

We would love to surprise you with something you’ve never heard before.   We really enjoy finding that perfect soundtrack to complement the footage.  If you prefer to pick specific songs or send us playlists for inspiration – we are all ears!

We usually soundtrack our shorter wedding videos with music only.  This gives us the maximum creative freedom to convey the mood and feel of your day. We can work with ceremony and speeches audio in our longer edits.  We also offer full speeches and raw footage as separate add-ons.

We are perfectionists and our craft takes time. Wedding photographs are usually delivered within 4 weeks.  Wedding videos are a lot more labour and edits can take up to 4 months, depending on the time of year.

We always carry multiple camera bodies, lenses and more memory cards than we need. If either of us can’t make it for some reason, we will find a suitable replacement to fill in for shooting (we would still edit everything in our style)

Our default  style is documentary but we are more than happy to take some portraits if you want some! We can usually wrap these up within 30 minutes so you can get back to the party! If you book us for photography, it helps a lot if we have the list of any group shots in advance.

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