Do you shoot with an assistant, and do you have backup equipment?
Yes, I and an assistant will both be present at your wedding. We have at least four high-end cameras at each wedding, and numerous lenses and flashes, so set your mind at ease.
Do you supply hi-res digital images, and how many?
Yes, and at least 300+ images will be supplied to you via an online link that you can share with your guests as downloadable hi-res jpeg files 10cm x 15cm 300dpi files in order to do all your small (jumbo) prints. The big enlargements have to be printed via me in order to have the quality control and my signature on each print.
Do you digitally edit your images?
Yes, I digitally edit to enhance the image, rather than manipulate the image. Images are checked for color correctness and enhanced with various techniques including mostly color, black and white, and sepia. ‘Over-editing’ an image by adding in unrelated objects etc. is not a style preference of mine. Involved editing such as removing people from photographs is not included in the standard editing.
Do you also shoot Jewish and Hindu weddings?
Most definitely! Although I have experience with observing the protocol involved, please let me know if there will be any additional requirements.
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Absolutely, just give me a call and we can discuss your requirements. I also shoot weddings throughout South Africa.
Do you do engagement, post-shoot or ‘trash the dress’ photo sessions?
Yes, these can be booked individually, and also form part of my various wedding photography packages. For destination weddings, I would recommend a post-shoot session to take advantage of the location.
Do you offer photographic portrait sessions for individuals or families?
Yes, please feel free to contact me for a quotation. Also, keep in mind where you would like the shoot to take place, perhaps there is a location that is meaningful to yourself or your family. We can discuss the location or theme that you have in mind and I will also give suggestions.
How do I enquire about a quotation and availability for a wedding date?
Using the form under the contact page of this website, please send me an email inquiry. You are also welcome to contact me telephonically at 082 652 3666.
How do I secure a booking for my wedding date?
Once you have received your quotation, your wedding date will be secured on receipt of your R5000 booking fee.
How much is the deposit?
Our payment structure works on two instalments of the total amount. The 1st instalment is your non-refundable booking fee (capped at R5000), needed to secure your wedding date. The 2nd instalment is due on or before the final consultation the week of the wedding date.
Is the deposit refundable?
Unfortunately, once you have paid a booking fee your wedding date is confirmed and I do not offer this date to any other clients.
Do you also supply coffee table albums?
Yes, a variety of two albums are available in 30×30 and 20×20 sizes. This is all designed and printed in house and are usually ready for collection within 14 working days.
Can I make changes or add additional items to the pricelist packages?
Certainly, please feel free to discuss any specific requirements that you have with me. Items like the engagement shoot, post-shoot, additional hours and additional albums can also be added to your chosen package.
The Wedding Day
I don’t like posed images. How much posing is involved in the images?
I bring 90% to the day the other 10% (the ‘spark’) is what you have to bring on the day. Nobody likes posed images and I also don’t like being in front of a camera, so I’ll make it as much fun as possible on the day. I’ll make sure we get great lighting, awesome backgrounds, and I’ll look at your posture and how your bodies and hands are placed. The photographs you see of smiles and laughter are not so much created by me but by the couple. I will prompt you to chat with each other. It’s in those moments when you whisper to your new wife how breathtaking she looks that I press the shutter. So, make sure you bring the ‘spark’.
How will we know what to expect, any tips or advice for the bride and groom?
I meet with each couple before their wedding to get to know each other and to discuss what is going to happen on your wedding day.
What do you cover on the wedding day?
Coverage usually includes getting ready shots of the bride and groom (location permitting), reception area and table details, details of accessories, individual portraits of the bride and groom, the ceremony, the bridal entourage, formal family photographs, and most importantly the couple session after the wedding. Time permitting, we also cover the reception speeches, cake cutting, garter and bouquet throwing, and the first dance.
How much time do you need to shoot the couple?
The couple session is usually 45 – 60 min. The ideal time for this session is an hour before sunset.
Do you take formal family photographs?
Yes, these photographs are usually taken directly after the ceremony. Please allow about 15min for this process.
Do you take ‘un-posed’ photographs of the guests?
Yes, I am constantly on the lookout for unexpected moments to capture. Usually, we capture relaxed images of guests visiting with each other during pre-drinks or the reception – (using a zoom lens so we can be unassuming).
What if it rains?
Then we will make a plan. Balconies or undercover outdoor areas at your venue work well for shots during rain. I also carry umbrellas and take a few shots of the couple in the rain under an umbrella if the rain is not too heavy – this makes for lovely, intimate photographs and adds to the actual event. Stylish interiors also make for great photographs when it is raining outside.
My cousin is also a good photographer, can they tag along for the couple shoot?
Although one can understand that there will be a few people with pocket cameras at the wedding, please allow me to shoot your couple session undisturbed by other photographers, as they will be distracting to you as you won’t know which camera to focus on. You have hired a professional to capture your day, leave it to me and the results will speak for themselves.
Will you stay later than the hours booked?
I always take a flexible and open approach to shoot your wedding day, so I will be happy to stay a bit later should things be running late. This is obviously also within reason, and additional hours will be charged for extra.
Briefly, how does the process work?
Step 1: Request a quote and check availability with me via the contact email form or phone.
Step 2: If you are happy with the quotation, you can secure your wedding date by paying the agreed deposit. (The payments are divided into 2)
Step 3: I will send you a form to get all the details for your wedding
Step 4: We will meet to discuss your wedding day, and your second payment is due the day before your wedding day.
Step 5: After the wedding, your images will be delivered to you on a disc.
How long after the wedding will I receive my images?
You will receive your images within 7 days after your wedding, except in December when I go on leave and the waiting period might be about 4 weeks.