Q&A WITH AN EXPERT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

WITH DANIEL L MEYER

 

Why did you start photography?

A: I always had the urge to create and to express. Photography was my most favourite. I had one frame and I can add anything to that frame and how I see the world.

How did you get the TITLE World elite photographer?

A:It was a big success story. And a day that I most likely will never forget. The moment we open up that email with an invitation. the title comes from a group situated in Spain and they hold the title WEP (world elite photographers) with a strict we contact you bases. They elect only a x amount of photographers in every country with the prestige title. We were nominated in 2016 with two awards under the title.

Do you specialize only in wedding photography?

A:We are a full house photography solution. So no we capture all things and lifestyle. We also have quite a few corporate clients as well.

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

A:7+ years, and we have captured over 200 weddings.

What's the thing that interests you most about photography?

A:To create and inspire. Capturing life, love and romance.

How do you know when an image is good?

A:The story it tells. The emotion captured in one still image.

Why is a “full time photographer” is more necessary then a part time photographer to your wedding day.

A:A full-time photographer with years of experience shooting hundreds of weddings is going to know how to handle ANYTHING, and how to keep you calm even if things run a little behind or get slightly chaotic.  They know how to get great photos even if the lighting or location changes, etc. etc. Also, their portfolio is probably entirely made up of real-world clients, not models, and galleries of ONLY 10-20 weddings they ever photographed.  That, and I don’t know any other part-time / beginner wedding photographers who can nail focus on a bride’s eyelashes like I can.  😉 A full-time photographer will always have more time to dedicate to correspondence, getting your photos delivered in a timely manner, and simply being more established and reputable overall.

How would you describe your style?

A: We have a few styles we love. but We are a boutique photography company, which also means we focus more on our couple’s style of photography.. Photographer’s choice would be dark and moody mixed with fine art.

When will we get to view our wedding photographs?

A:We launch a sneak peek of 20-50 photographs in the first week or two after the event. with the main highlights of your wedding day.

What does your previous award’s mean to us as new clients?

A:First, it’s important to know that you will be booking a professional / expert photographer. We are skilled in creating unique photographs no matter what circumstances there are on the day. Awards Are received on the style and meaner of which we have taken the picture. this means no matter what circumstance .we will take unique fine art images that are award winning.

Do you photoshop the wedding photographs?

A:Since the introduction of digital cameras, there has been an influx of wedding photographs that shoot and burn.  What I mean by this is they photograph your wedding and simply put the photographs onto a disc.  This is not the way a professional photographer will work.  All photographs are downloaded, colour corrected, edited and, if necessary, airbrushed to enhance your photos and make them look as special as you remember you day.  Some photographs are also turned to black and white, and special effects can also be added.

How will we receive our final package, and how long do you need for the final end photographs?

A:Weddings take around 3 months for the final product. Long-time isn’t it? But we deliver +- 800 fine art photographs which we edit every one of them in the highest standard. Your end product will be delivered in our favourite LAFRIQUE USB and presented in a timeless crafted handmade box with a few printouts of your wedding day. if you chose our Noir package you will receive your 30x30 ARTIGIANO designer album in this box as well.

Are you an adventure photographer or do you like to be in your comfort zone?

A:We are definitely an adventure photographers. We do prefer to think always outside the box. Whether you want to travel to a unique part of our world or country we will be happy to talk about it.

What is it you want to say with your photographs, do you think you have succeeded?

A:Always. The best thing about being an expert photographer is to know to capture these moments.

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started?

A: “being a Portrait photographer, Fashion photographer, Photojournalist, Landscape photographer, Commercial photographer all within any five minutes of a wedding day, no stylists, no art directors, see it, capture it and get it right.” – DANIEL

What first drew you to your style of photography? How did you discover it?

A:Always looking for something different. Being inspired by my own couples and their personalities.

This landed on our favorite style which is Dark and moody.

Why should I have a professional wedding photographer when my friend has a camera?

A:Although we have many not so good things to say about this. My main reason will be let your friend enjoy the wedding, he/she will definitely enjoy the party more then to work 9-11 hours straight on your wedding day.

How soon can I see my wedding photos?

A:The first 1-2 weeks we will launch a sneak preview for you to view and enjoy.

How do we book you as our wedding photographer?

A:You can pop in with a email info@lafriquephotography.co.za with your wedding date venue and

A little bit about yourself and what you’re looking for in your dream wedding photographer. Or get in touch with us though our website contact us page.

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