What should be kept in mind when looking for a 'documenting team'?
Thank you for considering us to capture your special moments. Choosing the right person for the job is a very important decision.
Below is a few FAQ that might help you make your decision. Should you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.
Not one couple is the same, therefore we do not treat every wedding day the same. We LOVE capturing the unique feel of each wedding, each couple and each love story.
We have a very light-hearted, spontaneous and interactive approach to make sure we capture pure emotion, real smiles and once in a lifetime seconds.
Beside the memories of the day and your new partner for life, the only thing you would have left after the day will be your photos and videos. When choosing a photographer/videographer you must choose someone who captures your taste of photos or videos and most importantly someone who connects and understand your needs.
AVAILABILITY, PACKAGES AND BOOKING PROCESS
We like your work, what is your rates and how do we book you?
If you are starting your journey, be it in the scenic Cape to the trendiest cafe in Jhb, we would love to be part of your journey.
We have a selection of photography & videography packages available as well as some added extras to cater to your hearts desire.
Our 2022 packages starts at R19 000.00
Every chapter of every story deserves to be captured and documented. Anniversary, couple sessions, family, maternity and new born. We would love to be part of your journey.
Lifestyle session is only booked on weekdays as weekends is strictly kept out for weddings.
Our lifestyle sessions starts at R3000.00
We get more than one inquiry for each date. That means we book on a first come first serve bases. After you have sent an email or contact form inquiry we will get back to you within 48 hours with a detailed price list.
Should you approve our prices and we are available on your requested date we will send you a detailed invoice. After paying the booking fee by the due date, the date is yours. No dates will be reserved without booking payment.
HOW DOES IT WORK ON THE DAY
What should we expect? How do we know when what should happen on our day?
Before the wedding day, we will assist to create the perfect time line for your day making sure we capture every perfect detail at the perfect time of day.
Depending on the wedding package you selected, we will be a team of 2 photographers/videographers or 4 people with a combo to ensure all angles of your day is covered.
Our aim, should it be a wedding or a lifestyle shoot, is to capture your unique story and showcase your special moments. We aim to capture natural moments – smiles, joy, tears, laughter and stray away from a more posed style. We will guide you through the day by creating photos and video’s that represent you for you.
ALBUMS AND EXTRAS
Do you offer albums and other extras?
Yes, we most certainly do. The wedding album is a beautiful way to showcase your photos. We design every page with added care and attention to detail – telling your story from the first chapter to the last. Send a request email for a detailed price list.
AFTER THE DAY
We are so excited. When can we get our photos / video?
A lot of care and attention is put into each and every photo and video. Delivery will be made within 10 weeks of the wedding date; and 3 weeks for lifestyle clients.
Unfortunately it is our policy to never give the RAW unedited files out.
Do you travel and what is the costs?
We are based in Pretoria and we are also frequently in Cape Town but we also love to travel to any destination. All our packages do have some km included, depended on the package you choose. Every km on top of that will be charged per km.
If your venue location is more than 150km from Pretoria or Cape Town, a one night’s accommodation for 2 will be added to the price or for 4 with a combo package (depending on final package selection). If we are looking at 300km travel from Pretoria, a two night’s accommodation will be added to the price.
Why 2 nights accommodation?
We prefer 2 nights accommodation to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. We do not want to drive on the morning of the wedding and something happens. It also gives us time before the wedding day to scout the venue. Because we appreciate that you are considering our welfare your package gets upgraded with extra 1-hour coverage for a 2 nights stay.
OUR LIFESTYLE SHOOT
What should I wear and should I get make-up an hair done professionally?
The best thing you can bring to a photoshoot is yourself. The most beautiful images are the ones that reflect you as a person, your real expressions, your emotions, your personality, your joy. So, keep in mind the tips below, but above all remember to be yourself and have FUN.
Outfit, hair and make-up
There are no rules when it comes to what to wear to your photo session. Wear whatever you feel comfortable and pretty in. Remember – these photos are about you, not your shoes. Here is a few guidelines to help you pick an outfit that will be flattering, show your personality and bring the attention
where it is meant to be: on your happy smiling face.
Coordinate - Coordinating your outfits helps represent you as a couple/group.
This does not mean everyone should match. Instead, think about the style of clothes, and coordinate that. If you are going a bit more dressy, make sure everyone is just as dressy. If you want a more casual look, let everyone wear something casual and comfortable.
Colours - Choose colours that complement each other. Pick similar tones.
Hair & Make-up - Yes, you will not regret the end result as these images will be treasured for many years to come and you want to look your best in the photos. We can recommend a Hair/Make-up artist for you.
Gather your props to bring along – whatever is special to you and would like to showcase. However, the only props we really need is you so don't feel you have to.
Best time to do the shoot
We prefer to work in the late hours of the afternoon as this creates a beautiful, soft sunset feel in the photographs.
Calm down and enjoy
Being relaxed and comfortable makes for great photos. So take a mental note to yourself and plan to relax before the session. Enjoying the moment and sinking into the excitement will make you look and feel great.
TIPS FOR BETTER PHOTOS / VIDEO’S
I have never done this before, do you have any tips?
The best tip we can give you is to enjoy your moment. We want to capture you for the person you are and tell your story with truth. The more natural you are, the better your story will be told. Be goofy / be the hopeless romantic / be modest – be YOU.
A few technical tips to take into consideration:
We prefer to shoot in natural light, therefore always consider natural light. When choosing a venue and the place where you will be getting ready – think natural light
. The bigger the window, the better the outcome. This is just as important for the reception area. Think fairy lights, candles, lanterns, wall lights, dancing lights. not only does this create an amazing atmosphere but makes for great photos and video as well.
Furthermore, just enjoy your special moment.