Availability & Rates
SpeakLove Photography is available for weddings in Gauteng, but would consider traveling to other areas of our gorgeous country to tell the story of your wedding. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance, however, I work on a first come first serve basis and bookings cannot be held without a signed contract and payment of a 50% booking fee. I prefer to meet clients before the wedding and this can be arranged during the week, and some evenings. If your schedule is super hectic we can even arrange a meeting over Skype. Feel free to contact me through email or the contact form here on the website for more information about the Wedding Collections on offer.
On the day
I will arrive at the agreed upon time and set about capturing your story as it unfolds. I will assist and guide you and your guests through the course of the day with regards to the photography, but also attempt to be as unobtrusive as possible to ensure that I capture honest and spontaneous moments. Formal group pictures can be taken, and a short list always helps to avoid that someone important is forgotten, but attempt to keep these to a minimum, since candid photos will be taken of guests through the course of the day. Family members are welcome to take photos with their cameras and phones, but it would be fantastic if the ceremony itself would be uninterrupted by guests and their gadgets. Furthermore, it would be much appreciated if I am not crowded and pushed aside during the rest of the proceedings to give me the opportunity to capture the best possible shots. When we proceed to take photos of the bride and groom it would be ideal if it is just the three of us with no distractions from guests, this will make for an intimate photography session resulting in precious images that you will treasure forever.
After the wedding
Following the big celebration, I will get to work developing your memories, carefully selecting the best images. You will receive between 400 and 600 digitial images on a personalised usb about 8 weeks after the wedding, but kindly allow up to 10 weeks to finalise albums and any other goodies you may have selected. Sneak peaks are available on request and your images might even feature on SpeakLove’s social channels. It is SpeakLove’s policy to not give out RAW file formats under any circumstances. The onus rests on the client to collect their images and products, deliveries can be made at my discretion and a courier service can also be arranged for a fee of R120.
MATERNITY & NEWBORN
When should I schedule my maternity session?
Somewhere between 28 and 36 weeks, when you look pregnant but aren’t extremely uncomfortable yet, you want to look like a glowing mom-to-be.
Where will we do the session?
We can do the photo shoot either in the comfort of your own home or at an outdoor location. I want your images to be personal and unique, we can discuss what look you want and decide from there.
What should I wear?
Something that is comfortable and flattering and showcases your baby bump. You should be comfortable moving around while feeling beautiful. Pinterest is wonderful for inspiration.
When is the best time for newborn photos?
It is best to schedule the session between 7 and 10 days after birth, to get those beautiful sleepy photos. I would recommend scheduling your session as soon as baby has been born (or even before if you have a C-section scheduled)
What should baby wear?
I would recommend a white vest/baby grow, and then any special outfits or items you would like to incorporate (special gifts, toys, family heirlooms etc). We can see on the day what will work to get the best shots.
Where and what time do we do the photos?
The session is done in your home, where everyone is comfortable and at ease, we’ll get some calm and laid-back shots in your bedroom and even the nursery.
Early morning is perfect as the light is fantastic and babies tend to be less fussy.
On the day.
I will look for an area in your home that has the best light, and as newborns get cold extremely quickly we might need a heater to warm the area up. We will also take it easy and make sure baby can have a nappy change, feedings or a cuddling session to settle them down.
After the Photo Shoots
You will receive approximately 60 images per session 4 to 6 weeks later. Albums and products will be received 2 to 3 weeks following finalisation of the digital images. Sneak peaks are available on request and your images might even feature on SpeakLove’s social channels. It is SpeakLove’s policy to not give out RAW file formats under any circumstances. The onus rests on the client to collect their images and products, deliveries can be made at my discretion and a courier service can also be arranged for a fee of R120.
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