Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wedding photography should encapsulate and preserve the essence of that one day, as experienced by the people that were there. Sounds obvious, but so much wedding photography is formulaic and recreated set pieces, even some contemporary reportage styles.
To record your wedding, our approach is simply to join your day, mingle, working with your guests - rather than barking instructions at them - and inconspicuously capture not just the key, but the fleeting, meaningful moments too. And that doesn't mean you can't have the obligatory family groups for Granny, just that it will be a less painful process and a more natural result.
You will have a documentary of your whole day, presented as a photo essay, made up of beautifully composed images in their own right.
Where your photo story begins and ends is up to you. All bookings are individual, not shoehorned into a fixed package, so we can start with the night before, and go right through to the end of the party, or just meet you at the ceremony for the main event only.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The mistake made about my body of work is that I just do one thing. Weddings, or theatre or politics. The truth is that I have the ability to shoot all those genre's of photography: including studio, press aerials, etc ...
The most difficult is weddings. To capture that special moment, the stolen glance, the squeeze of a hand or the secret smile, the tear, the kiss, and so it goes on. Difficult lighting, crowded churches, remote ceremonies are all the reasons I love this difficult medium of commercial photography with a passion.
The cost of photography, despite being digital has increased rather than become more cost effective. Decent professional digital camera cost R30 000 or more, lens are the same and more expensive. R100 000 for a 600mm F4 lens is common.
I can proudly say I am a professional wedding photography, this is a job for professionals who are tough, capable, responsible and effective.
Please look at my other work, but understand, I am a passionate wedding professional.