Where are you based?
Although Matt is primarily a wedding photographer in Cape Town, we absolutely love to travel. Nothing is more exciting than heading off to another country to shoot abroad. We absolutely love experiencing new places and cultures. We cover all travel costs for weddings up to 60kms out of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Are there any additional traveL costs That we have to pay?
We cover all travel costs for weddings up to 60kms out of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Wedding day travel is free for the first 120kms traveled, thereafter, a travel fee based on AA rates per km will apply.
Do we need to cover your accommodation?
Only for venues that are more than 100kms from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban! We will require accommodation with two single beds on the night of the wedding for venues more than 100kms and the night of and the night before the wedding for venues over 200kms. We handle these bookings and can provide a quote for which the costs will be invoiced for.
Do you have a second shooter?
We always work closely as a team of two on all weddings, with Matt leading the photographic coverage along with his assistant. Matt's assistant will shoot at certain parts of the day such as the ceremony when requested by him.
How do we secure the date with you?
To secure the date with us, we require our booking fee and a signed copy of the Photography Contract. It does take a while to fill out all the forms so we accept the booking fee as the same binding.
How many images will you give us on the USB drive?
We never limit the number of photos we deliver on your Image Drive. We typically end up with between 700-1000 images depending on the amount of time, number of guests, length of ceremony etc.
Do we have to pay for the courier costs?
All of our Wedding Collections cover courier costs throughout South Africa. Additional albums or prints may require a separate courier cost. International courier costs are not covered as they vary drastically.
How long will we have to wait for the photos?
We love turning around photos quickly. All of the images will be edited and uploaded to your Online Client Gallery within a maximum of 4 weeks of the wedding day. Should your package include an album, we will then spend a week designing this after which it will be sent to print. We always aim to have your Wedding Collection delivered to you within 8 weeks for packages with an album and 5 weeks for packages without.
How much time do you need for photos?
Reception Decor: 30 minutes. Its best to do the decor shots before we start with the brides and grooms preparations so that your guest wont have to wait to enter the reception. You just need to make sure that your decor company is finished with the reception when our coverage starts.
Grooms Preparations: 60 minutes. We ask our gents to make sure they aren’t dressed when we arrive as we will love photographing the “getting ready” process.
Brides Preparations: 90 minutes. We ask our brides to time their makeup artist finishes their makeup about 20 minutes after we arrive, as then we can maximise time spent with the bride.
Family & Group Shots: 30 minutes. This depends on the size of your family and the number of guests.
Creative Shoot: 60-90 minutes. We do shoot quite quickly, but it is nice to have more than hour so we can spend some time making some truly memorable photos.
Reception: This is completely up to our couples – we just need the times of the formalities before the wedding.
We also have a Wedding Timeline document which we’ve designed to help our couples plan their photographic coverage.
Can we schedule a meeting with you?
Absolutely! We are available to meet during the week after normal work hours in order accommodate your schedules and for Skype calls for out-of-town couples.
What time should we schedule our wedding ceremony?
If you want to get the best creative photos, its a great idea to schedule your wedding ceremony to finish about an hour and a half to two hours before sunset on your wedding day. You can refer to http://www.timeanddate.com to check sunset times on the day of your wedding. Or you can just ask us! Being a wedding photographer in Cape Town, we have to watch the sunset activity
Can you recommend a videographer?
Yes, we can! We’ve worked many times with Heartistic Productions and we just love them. They produce amazing work and are such a pleasure to work with.
PHOTO & VIDEO CREDITS?
Images of Matt appear courtesy of Britt Tuhi, Micke Mouton, Gideon Heller and Zule Vuuren. Footage of Matt appears courtesy of Josh Hundermark.