ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS

  • Engagement shoots consist of a +-1 hour session.
  • Photo sessions can either be on location or in studio
  • You will get a minimum of 15 professionally edited large format images for printing
  • Duplicate small format images are supplied for email and internet use
  • All Images are supplied on a branded brown or black leatherette boxed DVD for safe keeping

WHY AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?

I often suggest getting an engagement shoot before the wedding. You may ask yourself if this is necessary. So here are some reasons as to why it is a good idea to get an engagement shoot before your wedding day:

  1. Get yourself some sweet photos
    There is something special about engagements. They are a big deal. You have both made a choice that will impact your lives forever. You chose each other. This little chapter of your lives is often overlooked. It’s often filled with the hype and planning of the wedding. However, this chapter is very special as you two will begin to bond in a new way as you have the confidence in knowing that you are making a commitment to each other. So slow it down…. Take it in and cherish this small and important stage of your relationship. Grab some rad pics to capture the intimacy and love as you two grow closer together.
  2. A chance to let loose & get creative
    This is the chance to get crazy, wacky or serious. It’s your story. Let loose and show the world who you really are as a couple. This is a great opportunity to experiment and explore styles and ideas. Show me what you like and don’t like, before we start capturing your big day.
  3. Your photos are actually pretty useful
    Parents always love pics of their children. Blowup an image from your engagement shoot, it will make an awesome gift to your parents. Engagement pictures could also be used as “Save the Date” cards, eliminating yet another item for you to do for your wedding preparations and planning.
  4. Practice for the big day- practice makes perfect
    This is a great opportunity for you to get used to being in front of the camera. Get comfortable and learn poses. This will help things run smoother and quicker on the wedding day and allow you to relax for more beautiful and natural images.
  5. Letting your photographer get to know you
    Each couple has their own personality and story. As a photographer, understanding this will helps me take better photographs that truly represent you as a couple.
  6. Getting to know your photographer
    Getting to know your photographer better and how things work, will help you relax. This helps create more natural looking images. You will also understand the directions and guidance, better saving you time and allowing you to focus on your day more.
  7. Trial run for hair & makeup
    If you are not traditional and don’t mind your fiancé seeing your hair and makeup, this is a great opportunity to see how your hair and makeup will look in the images before the big day.

WEDDINGS

We spend our whole life searching for that perfect match. We then spend an enormous amount of energy on making sure that day is perfect and matches our dreams and expectations. Ensuring that your photographer’s style meets your needs is incredibly important. So do your homework and don’t get caught up in the race of “keeping up with the Jones’”. A general rule of thumb is that your photographer will cost you around 10% of your total wedding budget.

A general wedding day package consists of:

  • The Groom and groomsmen preparations
  • The Bride and bridesmaids preparations
  • The Ceremony
  • Creative Shoot
  • The Reception (Speeches/ First Dance/ Cutting of the Cake/ Throwing of the Garter/ Throwing of the Bouquet/ General Dance & Party)

Wedding Package 1:

  • Time: Full day until 10:00pm
    (There after photographer’s discretion only)
  • You will get +- 350 professionally edited large format images for printing
  • Duplicate small format images are supplied for email and internet use
  • USB: 8GB USB stick with brown or black embossed leatherette case containing professionally edited wedding photos

Wedding Package 2:

  • Time: Full day until 10:00pm
    (There after photographer’s discretion only)
  • You will get +- 350 professionally edited large format images for printing
  • Duplicate small format images are supplied for email and internet use
  • USB: 8GB USB stick with brown or black embossed leatherette case containing professionally edited wedding photos
  • Bridal Album: Client can choose between 30x40mm rectangular and 30x30mm square x15 spread (30 pages) album

MATERNITY

Pregnancy is one of Gods little miracles and women really do show the beauty of motherhood in this chapter of their lives. Before you know it, the 9 months are up and your family has grown. Why not capture the beauty of this very important and beautiful phase of your life and create memories that will last forever?

  • Engagement shoots consist of a +-1 hour session
  • Photo sessions can either be on location or in studio
  • You will get a minimum of 15 professionally edited large format images for printing
  • Duplicate small format images are supplied for email and internet use
  • All Images are supplied on a branded brown or black leatherette boxed DVD for safe keeping

FAMILY

Family moments are incredibly special and we love to cherish them. A family photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to have some fun and create memories that we can hold onto forever. They also make the perfect gift or holiday card for those that are far away.

  • Family shoots consist of a +-1 hour session
  • Photo sessions can either be on location or in studio
  • You will get a minimum of 15 professionally edited large format images for printing
  • Duplicate small format images are supplied for email and internet use
  • All Images are supplied on a branded brown or black leatherette boxed DVD for safe keeping

STYLED

Creativity is that one element that keeps me going from day to day. I love experimenting and trying out new techniques, trying to create something new and unique that will set me apart from the others. I’ve been lucky enough to have built and developed my very own studio that I run from home. This creates a safe and personal environment where we can concentrate on getting quality images for you. Whether it’s a family, maternity, lifestyle or product shoot, why not book the studio and we can start getting creative?

TRAVEL

I have had a great opportunity to travel and sometimes work and live in countries other than South Africa (Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola & Togo). I love experiencing new cultures and sceneries. Always with a camera close at hand, I am eager to give a true account to the culture and scenery that is unique to each adventure. Do you have an expedition or adventure that you would like documented? Do you need a photographer? Contact me and I will customise a package for your trip.

HSP PRODUCTS

  • Branded brown or black leatherette boxed DVD for safe keeping
  • Branded brown or black leatherette boxed USB for safe keeping
  • Photo Albums
  • Thank you Cards