• Photographer
    “It’s like work but fun”

    I paint with light... I craft images... I capture memories... I am a photographer.

    Kobus Kruger
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I would love to make some memorable pictures of your wedding day! I want to capture the essence of your day, the feelings of love & happiness, the laughter, fun & tears, so that in years to come, when you and your family look at the pictures, they evoke the same emotions you felt on your special day.


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Hi, I'm Kobus.

I paint with light... I craft images... I capture memories... I am a photographer.

My journey into photography started with an old Pentax manual camera, almost 30 years ago, and was mainly wildlife oriented then. I took a break from it for a while in the late 90's, picked up my camera again early 2003 and its been a steady joyful journey from there on.

I improved my technical ability through many workshops, online forums and part time education... and of course, lots of practice. My curiosity has led me into virtually all fields of photography at some point in this journey.

Let's get back to wedding photography. So, just in case you haven't consciously thought about it, you will be spending a very large part of your wedding day in the company of your photographer. Hence it is probably a good idea that you like their style of photography, and more importantly, that you get along well.

It is a photographer's job to get to know you well enough to understand what you expect, but also to be able to make suggestions based on experience and artistic vision. To be able to offer support on your big day and take care of any unexpected situations, so you can relax and enjoy the moment.

If you think you could survive a day with me in it...

... I would love to make some memorable pictures of your wedding day!

Included in the deal, I will also take care of planning your schedule for the day, so we are sure you are ready in time with hair, make-up and dressed for the occasion... and have time spare for those pictures. I will also share with you lots of advice, learned through experiences of other wedding couples.

Your wedding is a very unique affair, and therefore I want to offer you the opportunity to make up a unique package for the photography of your spectacular event. Please contact me, I would love to help you capture your special day...

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My favourite subjects are people and pets, more to the point, wedding photography and portraits (I had the privilege to photograph the inimitable madam Daniele Pascal, master of cabaret), and adventure & adrenalin sport. The occasional landscape is also in order, although people featuring in a dramatic landscape setting makes my photographer heart beat with extra passion. Of late, I have enjoyed some studio work as well.

Drawing from all these interests, I guess the genre of “extreme wedding photography” could feature in my portfolio. But its not for everyone, each person has their own vision and style and that is what should be the focus of each assignment. Success is a perceived thing, and different for each individual. The only way to achieve this is to tune in to my customer's vision, to understand what you expect and try to produce just that. But to also add a bit of extra sparkle so as to exceed expectations...

I guess photographic style should be ever evolving, otherwise the in thing would still be the 1920's style, no smile and stand dead still for minutes on end. (By the way, people could not keep a smile for long enough back then to make the exposure, so everyone kept a dead straight face rather.) My style at this stage involves using fill lights often, but I also like moody portraits with deep shadows in places. (Just because I use lights doesn't mean everything must be well lit in flattering soft light all of the time.) It creates a bit of mystery...

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES



BASIC PACKAGE (7 to 8 hours)

  • This package is ideal for intimate weddings or elopement.
  • Cover only the most important images.
  • You get 1 photographer only, covering all aspects.
  • Expect around 120+ images, a typical list of images is available on request and “must have’s” will be agreed before.
  • Images are in low resolution digital format, delivered via an online platform to download.
  • Highlights will be shared on social media channels, ready for you to share.

BASIC PACKAGE EXTENDED (10 to 11 hours)

  • This package is ideal for small to medium weddings on a budget (up to about 50 guests)
  • Cover the most important images.
  • You get 1 photographer & 1 assistant, covering all aspects.
  • Expect around 200+ images, a typical list of images is available on request and “must have’s” will be agreed before.
  • Images are in low resolution digital format, delivered via an online platform to download.
  • Highlights will be shared on social media channels, ready for you to share.


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MID LEVEL, DUAL PACKAGE (12 hours)

  • This package is ideal for medium and larger weddings on a budget (up to about 110 guests)
  • Cover the proceedings extensively, from bride / groom leaving from dress venues to cutting the cake.
  • You get 2 photographers & 1 assistant, covering all aspects.
  • Expect around 500+ images, a typical list of images is available on request and “must have’s” will be agreed before.
  • Images are in low resolution digital format, delivered via an online platform to download as well as on USB drive.
  • Highlights will be shared on social media channels, ready for you to share.

ADD ON’S TO THE PACKAGE:

  • Albums of your choice - main and parents album options.
  • Prints of your choice - jumbo to A0+ on the media of your choice.
  • Slide shows & highlights reels with music. All of these options can be added later when your budget allows it, or included up front.

ARTISTIC, DUAL PACKAGE (13 hours)

Similar to the MID LEVEL PACKAGE but with a more artistic approach and more planned shots in your wedding location.

  • You get 2 photographer & 2 assistants, covering all aspects of the day.

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ALL IN PACKAGE (full day)

This package is ideal for medium and larger weddings on a budget (up to about 110 guests)

Cover the whole affair, start to finish. We like to be involved in setting up your itinerary for the day so we are sure there is time for all the images through the day.

You get 2 photographers & 2 assistants, covering all aspects of the day.

Expect around 700+ images, a typical list of images is available on request and “must have’s” will be agreed before.

We will have detail discussions before the day and agree on several shoot setups and locations, all the epic stuff.

Images are in low resolution digital format, delivered via an online platform to download as well as on USB drive.

Highlights will be shared on social media channels, ready for you to share.

Highlights will be shared on social media channels, ready for you to share.

A 40 page luxury album of your choice from Creative Albums

Two large format canvas prints

ADD ON’S TO THE PACKAGE:

    Albums of your choice - parents album options.

    Prints of your choice - jumbo to A0+ on the media of your choice.

    All of these options can be added later or included up front.


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Additional information for all of the above packages:

  • At least one consultation, more for the increasing value packages, will be held to identify and agree with you the exact service you will receive.
  • A mood board will be required from you, Pinterest is ideal for this.
  • It is to everyone’s benefit that we take part in setting up your itinerary for the day, that way we can make sure there is enough time to cover all the photos.

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What is on offer...

You get all the images of the day, edited and in high resolution as well as low resolution copies in a digital file which you can then print, email and upload to your social media. I will keep a copy of the RAW images for a while, in case something happens... important though, you need to decide the extent of the coverage for the day as well as 1 or 2 photographers. Things that would influence this decision are whether or not you want pictures of:

  • Groom getting ready.
  • Bride getting ready, hair, make-up, jewellery and dress shots.
  • How far and accessible the dressing venues are away from the ceremony and reception venue.
  • The amount of people you want to include in your formal / traditional family group pictures.
  • Do you want a photo-wall / corner? This is usually good for table groups and candid style pictures.
  • How much coverage of the festivities do you want, speeches, cake, bouquet and garter ? Or would you like more? The basic is usually till 10 pm.
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The absolute minimum time to cover your wedding day is 6 hours, less than that, your are probably getting hitched in front of a magistrate, followed by a few drinks at the sports bar and back to life as usual... and I won't be able to keep up with you. 7 hours would be preferable. 9 to 10 hours cover for a good variety of pictures.

I also like to add the following to the package, you are welcome to choose any options that suit you:

  • 1 Hard cover coffee table book / album, made by Creative Albums.
  • 2 Hard cover brag books for parents, A5 size range.
  • Soft cover small version of the coffee table book, put it in your handbag and show your friends at work etc.
  • One A2 print on archival paper, that should still be good to show the grand kids. You choose the image to be printed.
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ENGAGEMENT & COUPLE’S PHOTO SESSION

One hour session.

  • Location of your choice within the greater Hermanus area (inquire about our favourites)

Three hour session.

  • 2 locations of your choice within the greater Hermanus area (inquire about our favourites)

Generally photo sessions are planned around late afternoons & sunsets in order to get the best light.

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The value of an engagement photo session...

... and why its not included in a wedding package.

First off, an engagement is a fairly major event in itself, a commitment between two people to each other. And that warrants its own celebration and capturing the event or couple at the particular point in time so they can relive it.

Including it as a part of a wedding package devalues the significance of the engagement into a minor event, kind of on the side of the road on the pavement, instead of placing the focus on the engagement at the time when it is appropriate to do so. Its a part of the journey a couple has to travel to get to the wedding.

Its a very exciting time for young couples, with love blossoming, happiness and expectation of a great future together. It is the start of their exclusive commitment to each other, which culminates with the seal of marriage and a wedding celebration with family and friends as witnesses.

From a practical (photography) perspective, it also provides a few practical advantages, other than you will be getting images of the most exciting time as a couple together, regardless.

It provides an invaluable opportunity to work with your photographer and build the relationship, I want to work with you several times a year, ideally. But rather find out at this stage if you are totally incompatible to work together, than on your wedding day...

You will learn some valuable posing tips that will help you look great in all your photos in the future.

You will get used to the camera and lights, and practice posing. Soon you will learn what looks best, and this will enable you to take a lot more photographs on your wedding day because you will know how to pose for the best images. One or two shots as opposed to dozens to get one image from one scene.

Your photographer will spend a very large part of your wedding day with you and building a solid relationship will allow you to place trust in your photographer to plan a reasonable schedule for the day to allow enough time for various photo sessions.

This is usually also the person that will jump in to resolve issues when things don't go according to plan, it helps if you trust this person.

Considering this, its probably a good idea to start looking for a suitable photographer sooner than later, after your engagement. By the time you start with wedding arrangements and you already have a photographer on board, things should be a whole lot easier and structured.

Watch out for wedding timeline templates and schedules to follow soon. In the meanwhile it is available on request via email.

let’s talk

Address

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

Phone

082 623 6100 - Office

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