Hello, I'm Sheldon. Nice to meet you!

There is nothing more that I love than taking photos of people. It’s my passion and what made me originally fall in love with photography. My goal when shooting your special day is to capture you and your true beauty, but there’s a little bit of planning that needs to be done beforehand.

Below is a listing of my collection pricing and what I offer.
 


I don't shoot for less than 7 hours as I realistically can't capture enough of your memories from the day in less time than that. I'll typically give you all the photos I can from the day and don't charge by the number of photos I deliver as it can vary depending on the number of guests, how busy the day is and how your timeline is scheduled. Although, If I've got the shot, you'll get it too, I won't withhold any moments from your day.

 Below you can find my collection pricing:


Signature Collection

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R36,000

includes assistant and travelling up to 120km. (This is also the package to look at for destination weddings)

10 hours of coverage by one photographer

Engagement shoot

A4 coffee table album

2 x A3 Canvass Prints

Professional editing and retouching

One year online gallery with images


Collection Three

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R29,500
includes assistant and travelling up to 120km


9 hours of coverage by one photographer

Professional editing and retouching
Images delivered on a USB drive
One year online gallery with images

Collection Two

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R28,000
includes assistant and travelling up to 120km


8 hours of coverage by one photographer

Professional editing and retouching
Images delivered on a USB drive
One year online gallery with images

Collection One

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R26,500
includes assistant and travelling up to 120km


7 hours of coverage by one photographer

Professional editing and retouching
Images delivered on a USB drive
One year online gallery with images


Elopements

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R8,000

Includes assistant and travelling up to 120km | 2 hours of coverage | Professional editing | Shooting in 2-3 different locations | Online gallery with images | 5 teaser images for social media created within 48 hours of the elopement


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Collection Extras:

The Photobooth
(A second camera will be set up with studio lights and set up by one of my assistants, he/she will shoot for about an hour usually during or just after dinner)
Booth: R2 500     Props: R600

Engagement Shoot / Bridal Session
If I’m not shooting your wedding R5000   |    If I am shooting your wedding R3500

Trash the dress shoot
R3500

Extra hours
R2000 for each additional hour
 

Canvasses
(Beautiful wooden stretcher frame canvasses with a UV protective coating which doubles as a washable surface)
A3 Canvas: R800
A3 Canvas: R800
A2 Canvas: R1000
A1 Canvas: R1200

Accordion booklet
(A square 75mm booklet with 10 pages and a hard front and back cover. The perfect gift for friends and family)
R250 each

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The experience

This may be an overwhelming experience, as you may have never done anything like this before but not to worry, I’m here to help with that. The planning process begins with us having a pre-wedding meeting in order for us to discuss the day and plan out some of the shots you’d like me to get.

Natural light is something I pay very close attention to. Quality of light is extremely important when it comes to my photos as well as making you look amazing. The best time for the couple shoot is just before and during sunset. If it’s an overcast day, anytime throughout the day is perfect as the light is soft and flattering. Don’t worry about feeling natural in front of the camera at first, I try make it as comfortable for you as possible during the shoot.

Editing/retouching

A major part of my process is the editing and retouching that goes into making my photos. It’s both time consuming and an extremely intricate process. Something I really believe adds that special touch to my images and makes them stand out from the rest.
Retouching an image is what I do after the shoot where I sit myself down in front of my computer for hours at a time. I go about removing the tiny imperfections in the image, from tiny blemishes on your skin, to giant rubbish bins, dragons and various mythical creatures from the background. I will also colour correct the image and polish up the lighting.
I aim to keep you looking as natural as possible whereas some people would just blur your skin, we need to remember that even perfect skin still has pores! I clean up your skin while retaining as much texture as possible to prevent you from looking like a piece of latex.

A lot of my work also involves Photoshop work, this is often required for conceptual shots as one final image may be made up of 30-60 images. These images are then put together like pieces of a puzzle in order to create a giga photo which looks incredible. These are usually the “hero” images of the shoot and really stand out from the rest.

A few things to keep in mind

Please make sure that we have at least an hour after the ceremony for the couple shoot and that you set aside some time for the family shots as well, this usually takes around 20-30 minutes.

A 50% non-refundable booking fee is required to secure me for your special day and insure that someone else doesn't steal me for their wedding. The final 50% is due a minimum of 2 weeks before the wedding takes place. 

I’d appreciate it tremendously if you set aside a table for myself and my assistant during reception.

If you want more edits I’m happy to do that too. I work at a rate of R1000 per hour on editing after the initial edited photos.

I’d recommend we meet a week or two before the wedding so that we can discuss some ideas and you can get to know me, this way you’ll feel more comfortable on your special day and I won’t be a stranger any more. If it’s a destination wedding, a Skype meeting can be easily arranged.