CURRENT SPECIALSWhy not have a look at the Special Offers I have on at the moment or are coming up soon. Super value for money!.
HALF HOUR HEADSHOTS
This offer is designed for people who need straight forward head and shoulder or full length portrait style shots for business cards, pamphlets etc.
R350 - You get around 10 shots, edited and ready for use.
STANDARD HOURLY BASED
All shoots are based on a per hour rate except for the speciality types listed further below.
If you would like a full day session give me a call to discuss a price.
|1 Hour||2 Hours||3 Hours||4 Hours||Per/Hr 4Hrs+|
What you get for your money.
Please note that the number of photos is an estimate only, based on experience and is affected by the circumstances of the shoot, such as weather, kids having sugar overdoses, pets not co-operating etc etc.
Normally I deliver quite a bit more but would rather not make false promises to start with or simply shoot off a whole lot of similar shots just to fill a numbers quota.
|1 Hour Shoot||+ 30 Photos||Hi-Res Pics with Basic Editing. Selected shots with conversion to B&W and additional editing.||Low-Res files of all images also provided for immediate use on Social Media||On Disc|
|2 Hour Shoot||+ 70 Photos||On Disc|
|3 Hour Shoot||+ 110 Photos||On Disc|
|4 Hour Shoot||+ 150 Photos||On Disc|
How Many Hours to Book?
For most, an Hour or a Two Hour session works great. I generally recommend a minimum of two hours as this allows you to relax and get into the swing of things. It also provides enough opportunity to get a wider variety of shots.
If you are a model wanting to build a portfolio, I would recommend 1 or 2 hour sessions rather than for instance a 3 or 4 hour session. That way we can look at the previous sets and plan ahead so that you have a range of different styles and settings.
Feel free to give a call to chat before making your booking.
PRICES FOR SPECIFIC PRODUCTS NOT ON STANDARD HOURLY RATE
Events Coverage - See the page
Weddings - See the page
Real Estate - See the page
Interior Design and Fine Arts - See the page
Wildlife/Nature Photographic Trips - See the page
Schools/Creches and Colleges - See the page
Photography Workshops - See the page
Photography Tours - See the page
Live Photo Booth - See the page
OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL FEES
When calculating my fees for out of town locations, I consider ;
Travel Time - if the shoot is for instance half a days travel away I need to take into account the cost of this "time spent" on the shoot.Accommodation - If I need to overnight, you will need to provide lodging and meals or pay the cost of me arranging my own. I do not expect 5 star hotels - as long as the accommodation is comfortable and does not get in the way of doing the shoot I'm fine. Oh yes - coffee - lots of it - available 24/7
Travel Cost - Cost of flights if required, otherwise I charge around R2.50 per kilometre if own transport used. If I fly in, please remember that I will need use of a vehicle on the other side as well.
If you are wanting to book me for a location shoot or out of town work, please give me a call. I am quite flexible and would rather work out something that works for you rather than have set or standard rates.
FREE SHOOTS AND PHOTOS
Please see details here.
FAQ'S ON PRICES & PAYMENT
50% deposit to confirm your booking. The balance at least 48 hours
prior to the shoot.
It is a weird system some photographers use and is an import from
Before I explain exactly what it is, let me say upfront I DO NOT
use the system or charge a session fee. What you see in my pricing
is what you pay.
Basically how it works is - you pay twice. Once for the photography
session and again when you actually order your photos. And normally
the per photo price is quite steep. Additionally, photographers
using this pricing method also do not supply you with the high
resolution images. Only the prints you order and low res pics for
social media not for printing.
So if ever you want more photos printed you have to pay! In short,
I recommend you stay away.
Yes - as long as you do not have the intention of totally ripping
I do understand that sometimes we go through rough times and will
try and help - even if it is just allowing you to pay the balance
If you compare (apples with apples), I am sure you will agree that
my pricing is great to start off with anyway.
Yes I do - and think it is a wonderful gift to give someone -
images and memories for life.
Check out the gift voucher link off the main page.
On Cancellations, I do understand that sometimes life throws us a
curved ball and will deal with each case on its own merits based on
reasons and time cancelled before actual booked date.
Do bear in mind that if you book and cancel, I have in real terms
lost money because I turned down another client in that slot -
particularly over weekends.
Expect me to retain between half and full deposit, in compensation.
Considering refunds for poor quality shots is a bit more difficult.
Quality is a relative concept and sometimes it revolves around
others issues like style etc rather than quality itself.
I know when the quality is not as it should be. It has never
happened before but if this is ever the case because of equipment
failure or whatever reason I will refund you no problem, based on
the percentage of bad shots.
If I feel the quality is fine and you insist, then I will use the
services of another professional to assess - and base my decision on
I suppose some are - mine definitely not - and some are crazy
The real cheapies are generally amateurs and hobbyists. Use at own
risk. The crazy expensive guys have generally adopted a model of
rather doing two weddings than four and making the same money.
You will find that most pros and full timers all charge within a
similar range - and although they might seem expensive it really is
You are paying for experience - which has not come cheap, but will
give you some guarantee as to the quality of photos you will
receive. A little like using a qualified and experienced mechanic as
opposed to your cousin who knows a little about cars. Good guy will
charge - cousin is happy to get a six pack of beer - but no
Professionals make sure they have the right equipment. Not just a
great camera but also the proper lenses to work with it. My one
lens, a 24-70mm f2.8, which is super for weddings, functions etc
will set you back around R27 000! I am willing to invest in lenses
like this to ensure you get great shots even in low light and tight
Most people do not realise all the hours spent behind the scenes.
The selection, editing and processing work takes many hours. Much
more than the shoot itself. If you look at actual hours then the
rate is very reasonable.