Will you be taking the photo’s on the day?
100% – if you book me you get me. I also have an awesome assistant to help me throughout the day. My assistant is there to assist in carrying my equipment around, change lenses, keep track of my memory cards & assisting me to create beautiful lighting with my California Sunbounce reflector & Ice Light.
How long have you been shooting weddings?
2017 will be my 16th year as a professional wedding photographer, with over 750 successful weddings done.
Are dates provisionally held?
Unfortunately no. A R5000 non-refundable booking fee and a signed contract are required to confirm your booking. I see a number of clients sharing the same date so first deposit secures.
Do you traveI?
I am based in Pretoria and I do weddings around the country and internationally. My packages include a 100km round trip from Mooikloof, Pretoria thereafter an additional charge of R3.50/km is applicable. Flights, accommodation and car hire required for destination weddings. I limit destination weddings to 5 local SA destination weddings per year & 1 international wedding per year.
Can you show me a complete set of recent wedding pictures?
On my blog you’ll find some of my recent weddings and my portfolio. However, when we meet at my office; I will present examples of a few full weddings – you will see what a final completed album would look like, rather than just my favourite images that I blog.
Will you tell us how to stand?
Yes, I will guide you but I aim for more spontaneous & real moments through the beloved technique.
Do you take table/group shots of my guests?
No, I do not take formal table shots of guests. I do take plenty spontaneous photos of your guests during the evening, their reaction to the speeches, dancing, having fun etc.
Do you take family group shots?
Yes. I limit these to 10 groups due to limited time, but I’m happy to negotiate a couple more as long as time is factored in. You will need to provide me with a detailed list of the different groups at least one week prior to the wedding. Please allow enough time when planning your day. Large group photos of all the guests can take up to 10 minutes to get everyone together.
What happens if it rains?
Well, we all might get a bit wet! Truth is that it rains often during summer months in Gauteng, South Africa. I always plan for it and will discuss a “plan B” with you before the big day. I also carry a couple of very pretty umbrellas, and my cameras can endure a bit of rain – ultimately it won’t stop you having stunning pictures.
Do you do engagement shoots? Yes, I love them! We will discuss the look & feel you want, then decide on the location & wardrobe. Engagement shoots are scheduled during the week on Thursdays in the late afternoons. Weekends are only reserved for weddings.You will receive 60 high resolution digital images. Engagement shoots include 50km travel from Erasmuskloof, Pretoria, thereafter R3,50/km will be charged plus tollgates.
Do you digitally manipulate your images?
Yes, I put a lot of time, love and effort into the editing of your special photographs. You will receive them in a variety of Colour and B&W UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will unedited/RAW photographs be given.
How will we receive our digital images?
You will receive your high resolution digital images through PASS which is an online/cloud galley. The images will be stored on PASS for 10 years. You can download, print, share with family & friends and share on social media. Click here to find out more about PASS, or contact me to see a full gallery.
Do we need to meet you before the wedding?
Although I can and have photographed weddings before I met the couples, I find it puts both you and I at ease if we can get to know each better. The pre-wedding meeting also allows us to connect and discuss the details of the day. If you are not in Pretoria then we can use Skype to chat.
We want to meet with you, now what?
We can set up a Skype meeting for distant clients to discuss further or you can visit me at my office in Mooikloof, Pretoria. I am available Tuesdays – Fridays 09:00 – 17:00 and after hours on Tuesdays.