FAQ

General

Who are you ?

My name is Alexandra, and I am a wedding and portrait photographer!

Where are you based?

I live in Somerset West, but I am always happy to travel nationally as well as internationally for work!

Will you travel?

Yes! My packages include travel which covers Cape Town and surrounds, but I’m always willing to travel further.

What is your style?

I consider my style of photography to be very relaxed. I use primarily natural light, and I just love to capture genuine moments between people. I guide my clients into poses, so that it looks as natural as possible, without looking stiff or uncomfortable.

Do you only do weddings?

No. I love photographing anything that involves people. Families, maternity, children, events, etc.

So… we’re not comfortable being photographed…

Technically not a question, but I get told this a LOT. Don’t worry, about 80% of people tell me they’re uncomfortable with being photographed, and they end up getting really beautiful photos in the end. Trust me, and they’ll come out great!

Do you work with an assistant or second shooter?

I do work with an assistant at every wedding. I don’t use a second shooter, as I find I am more than capable of getting all the shots I need. J

What equipment do you use?

I shoot with Canon, and use a variety of lenses that will best capture your day! I also edit using Photoshop and Lightroom.

Do you edit your photos?

I do! I do a general edit of exposure, brightness, contrast and I’ll remove any pesky pimples that may crop up on your shoot date! I don’t do heavy skin-smoothing, teeth whitening or other photoshopping.

Editing, bookings & payments

What do your packages cost?

My collection information can be found on this page here. This is up to date with all the latest info!

How long in advance do I need to book you?

I get booked for weddings 6-12 months in advance, and popular dates go very quickly. Please contact me to see if I still have your date available.

How do I make a booking?

You can contact me, using my contact page. Give me your info and we can chat from there!

How long does it take to get our photos after the shoot/wedding?

I take 6-8 weeks to edit your photos. I usually try and edit them faster, but during peak season it isn’t always possible.

Do you offer wedding albums?

I do! Take a look at my collections to see what I offer.

Will we receive a blog post on your website?

I try and blog every wedding and shoot I do – but as I run my business alone, I don’t always get to everything.

Personal

Cats or dogs?

Dogs. The bigger, the better! I grew up around loads of animals, and I love cats – but sadly, I’m allergic. So dogs always steal my heart!

Tea or coffee?

Tea, all the way! (1 sugar, normal tea, little bit of milk!) Or if I’m feeling fancy, a chai latte.

What do you do for fun?

I teach dance classes in the week and I attend yoga as much as possible! I love to keep fit and active. I also love to sew (some of my homemade items can be seen in my camera bag!) and I have a slightly unhealthy addiction to makeup!

Favourite guilty pleasure?

Aw man. Trashy TV is my absolute guilty pleasure! Don’t tell the bride, say yes to the dress, dance moms, come dine with me… I love it all!

Favourite movie?

Under the Tuscan Sun, The Holiday, 27 Dresses. I love romantic movies!

Favourite book?

This is tough. Harry Potter was my first love (and I am still a huge fan!) but I have moved onto more adult fantasy, and adore authors like Robin Hobb. I also like my classics like Pride & Predjudice!

Dream holiday destination?

Hmm. Italy (probably thanks to Under the Tuscan Sun!) would be high on my list! I have also always wanted to see Scotland. Ooh – and Greece! (okay, I have a long list of places I’d like to go, so I’ll just end it here…)