Most frequent questions and answers
Our wedding collection ranges from R 12 000.00 to R20 000 for the full day, including travel
Lifestyle sessions start at R 3 000.00 per hour.
Please drop us a line to find out a little more about our rates.
We understand that planning a wedding often lands up being more expensive than you expect. If our price falls out of your budget please get in touch with us anyway. We’d love to make a plan for you if we can!
We also offer an express wedding collection at R 6 000.00 for a half day of coverage.
Please drop us a line to find out more about this. T’s & C’s apply.
We generally take wedding bookings 6 – 12 months in advance. This doesn’t mean we won’t take an earlier booking. Get in touch with us and to check our availability for your date. With our express wedding collection, we will only take your booking 4 months or less before your date.
You’ll need to complete our booking form and pay 50% deposit to secure us for the day.
Absolutely. You’re basically putting all your trust in us and paying good money to a stranger you’ve never met! We are happy to chat over coffee, a meal, or even a Skype call.
We don’t place a monetary value on the engagement shoot. Some couples choose to leave it out, and that’s absolutely fine. Unless you’re a professional model, you probably haven’t had a photo shoot before and you are undoubtedly nervous about having cameras pointed in your face! The whole point of the engagement shoot is to have a trial run for your wedding day. It is an opportunity for you to see how we work, and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera.
Some couples prefer to swap the engagement shoot out for a family shoot. If this is what you’d like, this is absolutely fine.
Don’t worry about this! We understand that you are most likely not a professional model! We will tell you exactly what to do and crack lame jokes to loosen you up 🙂 By the end of it you’ll be so pumped that you’ll want more!
4 – 6 weeks, depending on how busy we are. If you have asked me about my turnaround time, please don’t keep pestering me every week about your wedding photos, I am working on it! 🙂
Malcolm and I work closely together at all weddings to make sure we don’t miss a moment.
We generally get the creative shoot done within an hour, but it can sometimes take shorter than this, depending on the size of your bridal party and the location that we have chosen for your shoot. Anything longer than an hour generally results in annoyed and hungry guests! We always advise couples to entertain guests with canapés/games/live music during the creative shoot!
As long as you have a backup venue for rainy days, this really shouldn’t be too much of a concern for you! Moody skies are the new sunsets! We’ll bring some umbrellas and provided that you’re keen to get a little bit wet for that perfect shot, we’ll jump right into the rain with you!
We always scout the location prior to the shoot and plan out our shoots beforehand. It also helps if you give us an order of your wedding day so we know when to expect moments during your day.
Although we scout locations and plan our shoots, we have come to realise with experience that no two weddings are the same and copy-cat photography just doesn’t work. Our approach to photography is to feel out the moment and connect with the people in front of us in order to document the genuine emotions in the moment. Our favourite kinds of photos are the un-posed shots of couples who completely forget that we’re there behind the camera.
Our genre of photography can be classified as “Illustrative Wedding Photography”. This genre is a mixture of documentary/photojournalism with an artistic approach. This involves taking photos of all random little moments throughout the day. We love taking un-posed photos, as it usually captures the true emotion of the moment, but at the same time, our artistic approach to photography often means that some photos just look better if the bride and groom are properly posed.
Our goal is to document your moments in an artistic manner, so that our photos can be admired and appreciated as art. We combine elements of traditional, landscape and fine art photography into our style.
Would a chef serve raw chicken at a restaurant? Definitely not! Editing is the most important and most time consuming aspect of the photography process.
Generally we take about 3 000 photos per wedding and we obviously can’t give you all of them! We will choose on average about 600 to 800 photos to edit and give to you. We believe editing is important, because no matter how good your camera is, at the end of the day, it is just a machine and it doesn’t understand what it is looking at, in the same way that humans do. This means that our cameras don’t necessarily give you an accurate account of what you saw with your own eyes and the emotions you felt in the moment.
Editing is an artistic medium that we use to emphasise the emotion that is being portrayed in the moment Our cameras are also heartless machines and don’t experience emotions! Certain pictures give off certain emotions, whether it is the emotion that we felt in that moment, or the emotion we feel when we look at the photo – it will determine the way that we edit that particular photo. As creatives, we are emotionally sensitive beings and we like to emulate what we can see in the frame. For example, the groom’s “first look” photo often looks better in black and white.
We believe in maintaining the integrity of the original photo, accentuating the colours that we saw on the day, and not adding in colour that wasn’t there!
Each photo is carefully edited according to our particular style. We try to avoid ‘over-editing’ our photos. We prefer ‘lighter’ looking photos, with the odd darker, ‘contrasty’ photo from the creative shoot. Generally speaking though, we aim to give you a final product that will look the same on your smart phone screen as when you print it on glossy paper. Photos that have been edited with too much contrast or vibrant colours might look good on your smart phone, but they don’t come out well when printed!
You pay us good money to do the editing for you, so it’s kind of wasteful to go and undo the hours and hours of editing that we have done for you. On average, we spend about 5 minutes per photo, depending on whether blemishes need to be removed on Photoshop. Also, we edit our photos in RAW format and convert them into JPEG format. Editing JPEGs generally causes a loss of quality and we don’t recommend that you try it!
Wedding client’s get given a flash disk in an awesome little wooden box! All lifestyle shoots are uploaded onto a cool little site called Pixieset, you will get an invite via email to download your photos there.
No. If we didn’t include a particular photo as part of your wedding collection, it is generally because she was blinking/squinting/had a double chin/looks awkward, or the photo just didn’t work.
We shoot on Nikon cameras – a brand we’ve grown up loyal to. Malcolm is the camera nerd between us and loves talking camera gear. I shoot on the full-frame Nikon D750 and use a 24 – 70mm f / 2.8 Tamron Lens.
Malcolm shoots on the full-frame Nikon D610 and uses the 45mm f / 1.8 Tamron lens. We both use Nikon Speedlights and Blackrapid Straps.
As far as editing goes, we edit using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
No and no. Please no.