So, before you book, I would like to discuss a few things that I believe you will find helpful!
I shoot journalistically…
I do work on all your images individually, but I
believe in what is real and true. While I will guide you during the couples session, I genuinely want you to walk away with an honest reflection of your day and who you are.
What is your photography style?
I shoot without any interference, unless a particular moment or creative image could be enhanced with a little bit of subtle influence – whether it be lighting, positioning or moving an object. I believe that the memory of a day such as your wedding should be authentic, real and genuine – not “created” for the benefit of the photographer.
Do you do destination weddings?
I absolutely do! In fact, almost half of my weddings are out-of-the ordinary and on-the-road weddings where I travel to interesting places around South Africa. This contributes to your unique wedding album.
Do you touch up all the images?
Where colouring and “cleaning” is concerned, yes, I do edit each image individually and make the creative decision to provide the image in either colour or B+W, sometimes both. The end goal is to tell your story to the best of our ability and for this reason we do not provide all images in colour and B+W, and also do not make use of batch editing.
As far as beauty retouching goes, we do not promote corrective and sliming editing as we believe in the beauty and raw authenticity of each individual. If however, you have a breakout or something that does not reflect your own true self, we will help you with that where we can!
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No, I make the final selection, but rest assured that no moment will be left out as far as I can help it. The reason why I can provide you with a great set of images is because I look at moments from different angles and capture images that will have most meaning to you! All our images are personally selected and edited with care!
How long does it take to get my images?
I take a lot of care during all the stages of providing a couple’s wedding images, so the final product will take anything from 8 to 12 weeks for completion, depending on the season.
What type of camera/equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 6D. My lens bag includes everything from wide to long lenses as well as a few beautiful prime lenses and lighting equipment. I prefer to keep the mood and atmosphere of your day intact by using additional lighting only when needed, but will be ready to light up your venue in any event!
I would like to meet you in person and see some of your work…
I blog a lot of my photos and urge our clients to get a good idea of our style by going through these images. After that, I will love to meet with you! I live in Johannesburg, but are happy to meet you in a mutual spot if I can, at no additional cost. Please give me an email to set up a date and time.
How do I reserve you for my date?
Your booking will be confirmed upon payment of a reservation/retainer fee of 30% of total quote. Before that, bookings are taken at a first come- first serve basis.
If we cancel the wedding will we receive our deposit back?
If another booking is taken for the same date, then yes, I am happy to return the reservation fee (minus any incurred costs, incl fuel towards meetings etc). If no wedding is booked in place of yours, the reservation fee will be forfeited if other clients have been turned away during this time.
Are there travel fees associated with the Engagement Session and/or Wedding Day shoot?
With engagement shoots, I include travel up to anywhere in Gauteng. For weddings I include a radius of 120km from Johannesburg, complimentary, thereafter fuel and venue fees will be for the account of the client. For weddings with travel of longer than 2hours, we will require accommodation of one night on the night of the wedding and for travel further than 3hrs, two nights’ accommodation may be required.