Q&A

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01

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

Absolutely, I love travelling and will travel far and wide for your wedding day. We've captured couples all over the world from the historical architecture in Germany, to the breathtakingly beautiful beaches of South Africa. 

02

HOW DO I LOCK IN MY WEDDING DATE?

A signed wedding contract and retainer locks in your wedding date on my calendar. 

03

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I RECEIVE?

On average, you will receive around 800 - 1,000 photographs from an

8 - 10 hour wedding. 

04

CAN WE HAVE ALL OF THE IMAGES YOU TAKE?

Rest assured, I personally curate your final gallery to give you the very best photos taken that show the story of your day carefully curated in a way that won't overwhelm you while also not getting rid of any we know you'll absolutely love in order to give you a certain number. Discarded images are light tests, unflattering faces, duplicates, etc.

05

HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

Full wedding galleries are delivered an average of  2 - 4 weeks after your wedding day. I also upload sneak peeks to my social media accounts and am happy to supply images for a thank you card if you need it before you receive the full gallery. 

06

DO YOU DELIVER MOSTLY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS?

The majority of your wedding photographs are color with only around 20-25% black & white. You will also receive all black & white images in color as well.

07

How long have you been photographing weddings?

I completed my Masters in Photography from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. In my 16 year career I have had the privilege to photograph over 250 weddings. 

08

HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

When the gallery is finished, I upload it to a password-protected online gallery and send it to you via email. You can share the link with friends and family so they can see these photos. You can also download the whole gallery to your computer.  

09

Do we get the rights to print our own photos?

Absolutely, all my wedding packages come with edited, printable files with printing rights.

I treat each photograph as a artwork and I personally edit each individual image before it goes int0 your gallery. 

10

MY VENUE IS DARK. CAN YOU PROPERLY LIGHT IT??

Definately! We come to every wedding with the proper equipment & knowledge to light any situation. We can handle every lighting scenario with a one flash setup to keep our footprint small inside your reception.. 

11

DO WE HAVE TO DO A FIRST LOOK?

I do not require a first look. However, based on experience I have found time & time again that doing a first look makes the day much more enjoyable for our couples because it allows you ample time to spend with each other and with your guests without feeling rushed or sacrificing the amount of portraits you receive. Plus, who wants to miss cocktail hour taking portraits when you can be drinking champagne with your guests.. 

12

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON MY WEDDING DAY?

We are always well prepared & you will still get amazing photographs. We always have a few clear bubble umbrellas on hand for you to use. Some of our absolute all-time favorite wedding photographs have been taken in the rain. They have a certain je ne sais quoi to them.

13

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY?

I spesialize in photography only, but think videography is very important on a wedding day. 

14

HOW MUCH EDITING DO YOU DO ON OUR PHOTOS?

All of your photos will be edited for exposure, white balance & tone, with straightening & cropping as needed to achieve my signature style. I do remove blemishes & any small bruises or bug bites on portraits, so no need to worry if you have a breakout on your wedding day! If you would like extensive editing done: changing body shape, swapping heads, hair, make-up or wardrobe fixes, removing objects from the  background, etc., I can outsource to a professional photo retoucher for you for a nominal fee.

15

Do you bring an assistant or second photographer?

I photograph alone, I view myself as a photographic artist and when you are booking me, you are booking my knowledge and expertise. My husband and I make a mean team, I am the only photographer but I would not be able to create my beautiful signature lighting without my husband as my lighting assistant.  

16

Should I make a "shot list" of my desired photos?

Planning a wedding is stressful, we know you have a lot on your plate—our thorough and detail oriented approach ensures you’ll have more photos than you could ever need or want, but we do recommend bringing to our attention any special people, planned moments, or unique details you’d like to capture that we might not know to anticipate. On your wedding day, please have the dress, ring, shoes, jewelry and any other heirlooms you’d like in the photos in the bridal suite. We will spend the first hour of our coverage shooting your details and final hair and makeup.

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