I’m a full time wedding and elopement photographer based in the ever so beautiful South Africa. I love traveling, conversations about our existence and great coffee. Fortunately, we’ve got some of the highest voted coffee shops in the world here in South Africa.
Someone once asked me why I do what I do and I replied with “I get to hear stories no one else does” and so I’ve stuck with that answer. When I’m invited to capture the love between two people I’m not trying to tell a story, but rather trying to document and capture the unique stories people have to share. There are few things more precious than having the opportunity to spend one of the most important days in someone’s life alongside them.
That being said, I want to be there to capture the real moments, those moments between moments. The way you look at one another when the other isn’t looking back. The moment she whispers to him “you’re perfect”. The moment of pure ecstasy he experiences when he sees her for the first time in her dress. These moments.
Show me your story and let’s create magic together.
I believe that my images should speak volumes without me having to say anything, although some questions do arise. I’ve put together a list of some of the most frequent questions I get asked by clients. If your question isn’t answered below, feel free to mail me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to help!
Yes, absolutely! Just as I’ve said before, I’ve been lucky enough to shoot in some incredible places both inside and outside of South Africa. I try to keep travel as simple as possible. If airfare, a hotel and a car rental are required for my commission, then you’ll simply be responsible for the direct reimbursement of the charges. No hidden costs, no trouble.
I do not work with a second photographer although I will occasionally use an assistant. He/she will be there there to help out with the carrying of gear and lighting equipment. The reason I do this is that you’re booking me for “my” style and “my” work, sure a second shooter may be able to produce beautiful images, although they won’t be in the style you’ve booked me for.
As soon as possible is the honest answer. I’ve had bookings up to a year and a half in advance.
Firstly, don’t worry about this too much, that’s my job!
Although, if you’d like to make my job easier the best I could suggest is make sure that there’s adequate light at your wedding. The most important thing I look for as a photographer is beautiful light. The softer, more natural light looks, the better you’ll look! Pleasure ensure that your reception is not only candle/very dimly lit. The more light the better your images will look. If you’d like I can help with this in the pre-wedding meeting.
This isn’t a problem at all, I make this as easy as possible. My entire booking process takes place online and if you’d like to meet, a Skype meeting can easily be arranged.
A better term would be available light, and no I don’t. I shoot with a variety of lighting gear and modifiers if the lighting conditions aren’t ideal, which my assistant is there to help carry.
Sheldon. Wow. What an experience it was having our wedding captured by you. Right from the get-go, that first day we met to discuss our wedding, I knew I could trust you! You treated us like we were your only clients, dedicating your time to us and making us feel special. You're amazing! And don't even get me started on the photies, OH MY WORD! I don't think anyone could've captured our day the way you did. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you SO SO SO much for our photos! They are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to share them with everyone and brag just a little, okay, a lot! I'll get married again just to have photos taken again 🙂
I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday. Thank you for creating such a relaxed atmosphere and running around in the background doing what you do best! The images you took are beautiful!
You're an absolute legend bro! I call you bro because you made it feel like you've been a part of our family for years, and we loved that! Jen, said to me after the wedding that she was even convinced that we've been buds for years. Your energy is contagious. Thank you for being a part of our story man, you were awesome and your images speak for themselves.
This is just a small note to say a HUGE thank you for being a part of our of wedding day! We had a perfect day from start to end and it whizzed by in a blur of happiness and sunshine and we were so glad to have you and your assistant there capturing it all!
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy we are with the photos! The amount of times I've said “My g*d!" or "“Holy Sh*t Sheldon!!” while looking through them! They came out exactly how we imagined and wanted. We feel like you captured the happiness of everyone and the beauty of the day perfectly! Anyone who doesn’t beg you to shoot their wedding after these shots is nuts! Seriously, I can’t even imagine where you’re gonna be in 10 years, it's insane how talented you are.