How do we book?

Easy! Fill in my contact form or send me an email at info@summerheartphoto.com and we can chat and take it from there! If there is a specific date that you would like to do the shoot, give me a little more information in the message you send me on the contact form (when, what and where) Or send me an email with all the info you have and would like to discuss to info@summerheartphoto.com Then we will take the booking from there. Usually for any couple shoot, family or lifestyle session I love shooting a little later in the afternoon, an hour or two before sunset. The light is just really soft and beautiful then and the images will speak for itself. Please keep the time surrounding the booking open once confirmed. You want to be relaxed and spontaneous during the shoot and do not want to rush. To secure your date, I will require a 50% reservation fee and signed contract for weddings.

What other type of photography do you do?

I’ve done it all in some way or form! Besides weddings, couple, portrait, family and lifestyle sessions, I do special occasion, holiday family sessions, new born and maternity shoots, boudoir, fashion, headshots, event, travel, documentary, If you have any special requests, we’ll make it happen.

Do you travel internationally for work and how does payment in general, or around this works?

I definitely do! I’ll be excited and happy to. I really love to travel and meeting new people and discovering new locations is absolutely the best part of why I love what I do. I’ve shot weddings and lifestyle shoots in the beautiful Winelands here in the Western Cape, on Farms and more rustic locations, on breathtaking beaches, and shot all kinds of portraits in every location you could think of. Indoors and outdoors, stormy and sunny weather. I am based in and around Cape Town, Stellenbosch, South Africa. However traveling to your desired location is no problem at all. I travel for free if it is within a 80 km radius. If your location is more than 2 hours away, please be so kind to remember to add a little to your budget for one night’s accommodation at a B&B nearby. If traveling to your location is 3 – 4 hours away, please remember to budget a little extra for 2 night’s accommodation at a B&B. If your location is somewhere outside the Western Cape or South Africa, Please add a bit extra to your budget for 2 flights, a rental car, and 2 night’s accommodation at a B&B. I’ll take care of the rest. As soon as we have a confirmed date, I will send you an invoice and a confirmation email. I’ll provide you with all my details. An EFT payment (in full) will be required 2 days before the shoot. With weddings and any other projects however, a 50% deposit is required when booking the specific date. Depending on the time frame leading up to the event, this is a non-refundable deposit. The rest of the full payment is required to be paid no later than 7 days before the big day / event. Everything will be clearly outlined in my contract that I will send to you as soon as you have confirmed a date, so you will be able to go through all the detail and info again. Again.. I love to travel. Go and fill in a contact form for any enquiries you might have about this.

How long in advance should we book?

For weddings or big events, and usually during summer / high wedding season in and around Cape Town (October to April) I would recommend to book more than 8 months in advance. The earlier the better. It gets booked up really quickly! For the other months, I’ll recommend booking within 6 to 8 months before. (However for any inquiries about available dates or any other type of shoot, you can just send an email to info@summerheartphoto.com and we can book a time best suited for you.

Are the images in high resolution? How many images will I receive and when ?

Absolutely! All images are in high resolution. I won’t dream of giving clients anything else but the best. I offer an unlimited amount of images. So you will be able to cherish so much more from your investment. Lifestyle shoots are usually about 150+ high resolution images. Depending on the size of your wedding and location, usually anywhere between 500 – 700+ high resolution images. Depending on what type of session you booked with me, unless otherwise discussed, you will receive an email 14 working days after the shoot, to notify you that your images are ready and all the information regarding you receiving your photos. Please remember: no payment, no photos. With weddings or any bigger projects, unless otherwise included in the contract, you will receive an email 4 – 8 weeks after, to notify you that your photos are ready.

 What wedding collections / packages do you have?

When it comes to weddings, I cater full service for all your photography needs. I have three to four different collections available and you can take your time to decide on one best suited for your personal needs. If you have any specific enquiries or would like to discuss a personally designed collection please feel free to contact me or send an email: info@summerheartphoto.com I’ll ask that you send me a little bit more about you, your fiancé, your story, your confirmed date, what you envision for your day or if it’s a couple, engagement or lifestyle shoot, send me a little more info on what you would like to do or what you have in mind. I’ll get a better idea of which possible locations to suggest and organize.

I want a Photobooth. What do I get?

Photobooths are really great fun. I would highly recommend it. It adds to all the festivities and brings your guests closer together and add fun to any event / wedding. Sometimes this is a great idea to ensure that the couple, as well as all the guests get in on the fun of taking photos. This will be a personalized set up, and accordingly match your theme, with countless different props and ideas. A photographer will assist in taking all these fun images personally and will be included or added to your existing collection / package. It will all be high resolution images and a separate web folder can be created for you to do with as you please. You may choose to share it, or send a link to all of your guests. Even if you already have a main photographer booked, and would still like to have a separate photobooth, just send me an email, and we can take the booking from there.

What equipment do you use?

I just comes down to personal preference. I shoot with professional Nikon gear.

 Can we meet before we book you?

Yes we can. Absolutely. That will be lovely and I encourage it. It will give me a better idea of what you’re looking for and I’ll be able to answer all of your questions. I love coffee shops and am always up for meeting you for an amazing cup of coffee or even maybe a glass of Champagne. You can email me at info@summerheartphoto.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Then we can arrange a time and place when I’ll be available somewhere near you. You can also request a Skype meeting if you’d like to.

Why pick me?

I am fairly confident that you would prefer to work with people who will make the entire process effortless and help you with any needs you might have. It’s up to you, so let your heart decide. If you think I’ll be a good fit to capture your story, or work with, then go and send me an email now. Why don’t you go and visit my personal “Meet me” page real quick to learn more about me and what I do? I work hard, I’m always up for a challenge, have a “can do” positive attitude and would love to work with you! Traveling to your preferred destination to capture your story, is no problem, and will enhance the storytelling experience naturally. No matter what type of shoot you’re interested in, I can assure you I’ll bring encouragement, professionalism and a happy relaxed attitude to the experience.

If you still have any questions… click on the ‘contact’ button in the menu bar or feel free to send me an email to info@summerheartphoto.com I will happily assist you with any questions or enquiries you might still have.