A date reservation deposit is R2,500 and it’s not refundable. This deposit fixes your spot on my shoot calendar for up to a year in advance. I don’t book weddings any more than a year ahead, but if there is a change to the date that doesn’t clash with my calendar you won’t have to pay another deposit.
The balance of the final quote for coverage is due a month prior to your wedding date.
Simple. I charge R2,000 per hour for my time. Make up your own package based on the number of hours you want me for, with a minimum of 2 hours per assignment.
Please note, this is a labour only price and does not include any physical production. You will receive all the edited digital files that make my cut in both printable and web sharable resolution. You won’t receive RAW files. Any requests to re-edit files creatively will be billed separately.
Album creation is a totally separate business and if you would like me to undertake this for you I will give you a quote.
As mentioned under the shooting rates tab, album production is a totally separate service that I will bill you for. You are welcome to have your own people do this for you, but if you let me manage it you can be assured of an excellent final product, printed on the best materials by the best in Durban. We will make the album together.
Rates for this service depend on the amount of time taken to create the album. Work on R300 an hour for labour to get to the final PDF and then add the costs of the album to that.
Turn-around from your wedding to the time you get your physical products is 8 – 12 weeks.
I will create an album of up to 100 watermarked photos from your wedding which will be shared on my Facebook page. You are free to tag and share these as you like.
I also offer an option of a professional online gallery under your own domain name, where the same photos that are displayed on Facebook will be presented on this website. See the Online section of this site for costs.
Last Minute Bookings
Are you getting married within the next 2 or 3 months?
Will you be able to find a competent photographer who can help you at such short notice?
My 2017 calendar might have some open dates for weekends, so rather than leaving those spaces unfilled I would be happy to offer couples a significant last minute discount off my usual shooting rates if I am available to cover your wedding.
Transport for weddings more than 30km from central Durban are billed at R4.50 per km.
If your wedding is more than 90 minutes drive from Durban then the cost of overnight accommodation (including a second room for my assistant) will be added to the final quote.
Weddings with more than 150 guests will attract a surcharge of 20% of the hourly rate (i.e. R2400 per hour). The reason for this is because more people requires much more work on my part.