These are the most frequent questions I get asked. Feel free to get in touch with any more!
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been taking photos since my teenage days but started doing it professionally since I was 20. I am now 32! So over a decade
How many weddings do you do a year?
It changes from year to year but generally I try to do 1 a month.
Does your wife always shoot with you?
From time to time and for certain shoots she does, but since she also has her own job and schedule, we arent always able to shoot together.
How many photos do you include in a shoot?
For weddings it can usually range from 1000 images and more.
For portrait, couple or family shoots it can be between 50 to 100.
What is your turn around time?
I always try to be as fast and effecient as possible but this is dependant on my current workload.
For weddings I try to be done within 3-4 weeks.
For other shoots within 1 week.
Do you give RAW unedited images?
Nope. Editing is an essential part of photography and since I shoot with a particular style in mind, I prefer to edit them myself.
Do you require a deposit to book a shoot?
For weddings I am happy to secure the booking without a deposit in advance. I then ask for a 50% deposit 2 months before the wedding date and the balance the day before the wedding.
For other photoshoots I send an invoice after the shoot day for payment which can be made before the images are sent to you.
Can you photoshop us?
Every person has a unique beauty and it’s my job as a photographer to make you look your best with best possible angles and lighting. I don’t typically make drastic alterations in photoshop other than fixing temporary things that would not normally be there (eg, pimples, scars etc).
If you have something specific in mind though I’m happy to chat about it.
What do we wear for a shoot?
It all depends on the locaton and vibe you are going for. I will give you suggestions during the lead up to your shoot day but a good rule of thumb is to wear what makes you feel confident and stylish while also trying to stay away from overly colorful or patterned clothing (Pastel and neutral colors work best).
Do you charge for travel?
If it’s out of the city then yes.
Provided the location is within an hour or two’s drive in Cape Town, there is no additinal fee for travel.
What gear do you shoot with?
Currently I have a:
Canon 6D Mark ii
Canon 6D Mark i
Sony a6300 mirrorless
DJI Mavic air
I only shoot with prime lenses because they are sharp and just shoot such beautiful bokeh!
Do you use a drone on shoots?
Yes I do as much as possilbe for no extra charge, especially at weddings.
However this is dependant on the weather as rain or heavy wind does restrict it.