We love your photography can we book you for our wedding?
Availability and Rates
We are available to shoot both locally and internationally and take bookings up to 12 months in advance. We however have decided to limit the number of bookings we take. Our calendar fills up quite fast and we work on a first come first serve basis. If we have received your 50% deposit your date is booked with us. We have an info pack available with a detailed break down of what we have to offer. Please feel free to contact us by email or our contact form if you require more information. International weddings will be quoted for. We prefer to meet up with new clients before booking a date. We are available during the week and some evenings. If you live abroad we can easily set up a Skype meeting at a convenient time for you.
Will we have two photographers on the day?
How does it work on the day?
For your wedding you will have a team of two photographers to cover all the angles. We aim to document your day as it unfolds and to tell the story of the most intimate celebration of your life. It is important for us too blend into your day, so that you and your guests are relaxed around us. We want to capture your goosebumps, your happy tears, the secret smiles between each other, the laughter and fun of your crazy friends and we want to tell your story with love. We will guide you through your day and when it comes to the couple shoot we try to steer away from overly posed photo’s. We want to capture you just as you are. We want your photo’s to be a true reflection of you and everybody you shared this day with.
Do you only do wedding photo's?
Other goodies we have to offer
AndStory’s main focus is wedding photography, but as part of our packages we offer to do engagement shoots as well. We can also make stopframe animations of your engagement shoot, your wedding or your photobooth. All of these are additional add-on’s to the packages that we have to offer.
We also offer coffee table books, printed by the best album makers we could find and from 2015 we will include fine art prints with certain of our packages.
We are so excited! When can we see our photo's?
After your wedding
It is very important to us and therefor we take great care in the development of your photos. We will never deliver a product to you that we are not completely satisfied with. Normally we deliver within 8 weeks after your wedding but please allow up to a maximum of 10 weeks for the magic to settle in. On request we will send you a couple of photos for a sneak peak or sometimes if you’re very lucky we’ll do a sneak peak on our Facebook page or Blog.
We carefully select the best shots of your day. Depending on the package you choose you will receive between 550 and 750 high resolution edited jpeg files on a branded USB. Unfortunately it is our policy to never give the RAW unedited files out.
We are not models! Help!
Tips to help make your photo's better
There are a couple of things that you could consider to help make your photographs amazing. Always consider the light. When you choose your venue and where you are getting dressed make sure there is lots and lots of light. We prefer to shoot with natural light and this consideration can play a huge role in the outcome of the feel of your photo’s. At night make sure there is enough ambient lighting, not just does this help with the atmosphere of the evening but it helps us to create magical shots of your guests. Consider fairy lights, fill lights, spot lights, disco lights, lanterns, candles or even cafe lights. We promise it makes a huge difference.
And then relax, take it in. Enjoy every moment and try to forget about us. Because that is when we will capture you and your loved ones at your best.
Some kind words
Feedback from our awesome Clients
“Thank you so much for your beautiful words in telling our story and most of all capturing it so beautifully by being part of it. We loved sharing all the celebration with you! We picked you both Melanie Nel and Reinhardt Nel, not just because you are so talented but because you are such wonderful humans! Thank you for all your extra effort and time throughout the journey! Whether it was chasing sunsets, being part of the most intimate moments, laughing, dancing, making last minute schedule changes, drinking wine to the beautiful sunset, or long chats. We truly appreciate your time and open hearts to being there with us and telling our story“ Alex & Christo
“We don’t even know where to start!Thank you for being the most amazing photographers on Saturday.You guys were absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have hoped for better photographers.Thank you so much for everything you did and for making it as comfortable as possible for us non-naturals.” Janet & Paul
“I just wanted to let you know that you did an absolutely amazing job with the pictures. They came out beautifully! You really captured the evening in a very natural way just as I wanted it. Thank you so much for making the memories so real for us!” Lynne & Matt
“Sjoe where to start…myself and Renzo love our photos!! It is impossible to describe them in just a few words as that would not do them justice in the way you captured the emotions and special moments on our wedding day. Looking at the pictures (which we have done almost every evening since we got them ;)) fills us with so much joy and takes us right back to all those memorable moments.