How long have you been shooting weddings?
2018 will be my 16th year as a professional wedding photographer, with over 800 successful weddings done.
What is in your camera bag?
Here is a full list of everything I use at weddings:
1x Nikon D5 Camera
1x Nikon D4 Camera
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G AF-S
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8GE AF-S FL ED VR…my workhorse & champion :)
4x Nikon SB-910 Speedlights
Nikon SD-9 Battery pack
California Sunbounce Reflector
Westcott Ice Light
Lexar CF cards
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 payment of booking fee secures the date.
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 Rietvalleirand, 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.
What time should the ceremony start?
First you need to know how long the whole ceremony will be (including signing of the register). Your ceremony must end (confetti time) 2 hours prior to sunset. Check your sunset time according to location & date here: www.timeanddate.com
Do you take table/group shots of my guests?
No, I do not take formal table shots of guests. I do take plenty spontaneous/candid 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 14 groups/photos 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 two 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 just 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 Wednesdays in the late afternoons. Weekends are only reserved for weddings. You will receive 60 high resolution digital images. Engagement shoots include a total of 50km travel from Rietvalleirand, Pretoria, thereafter R3.50/km plus tollgates will be charged.
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 printable 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?
I prefer to meet before the wedding, I find it puts both of us 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 Rietvalleirand, Pretoria. I am available Tuesdays – Fridays 09:00 – 17:00 and after hours on Tuesdays.