Anja Wiehl Wedding Photography
For me, a wedding is the perfect opportunity to document a beautiful and significant life event. I love to capture the day from start to finish, and to then create an album that tells the full story. My service includes a professionally printed and hand bound coffee table book, and all images are available to you on disc for reproducing. Packages are based on the number of pictures I produce and process, so there is no need to keep track of time when I am shooting your wedding.
I start as early as you start and finish when everything has been captured. With this package, you will have a full photo story of your wedding from start to finish.
Bride+Groom getting ready | Ceremony | Group+Family and Couple Portraits | Full Reception
This includes the ceremony, portraits and the first half of the reception. I will photograph the speeches as well as the décor and guests to capture an overall impression of the event.
Ceremony | Group+Family and Couple Portraits | Half Reception
Wedding Lite: (Available in the Garden Route only)
A documentation of your ceremony as well as portraits following the ceremony.
Ceremony | Group+Family and Couple Portraits
These packages are based on the assumption that your wedding follows a standard format. Should you have different plans, I am happy to design a personalised package to suit your needs!
I do travel nationally and internationally.
Second Shooter – It is wonderful to have the option to capture both the bride and groom getting ready at different venues at the same time. You may also wish that a photographer is present with guests while you and the wedding party are having portraits taken.
Videographer – Music, sound and moving images make a great addition to your wedding memories.
Engagement Shoot – A fun and romantic portrait session prior to the wedding. A wonderful opportunity to capture an image to use on your wedding invitations.
Trash the Dress – A post-wedding photo session which allows you to be as fun, creative and crazy as you wish! A wonderful opportunity to further mark your marriage with more freedom than on your wedding day.
How much time do you need?
Some brides and grooms choose to do a relatively quick portrait session; others decide to allocate more time to this, often moving between different locations. I am happy to accommodate either. We will discuss how you would like your photographs taken – whether your preference is for more natural shots or striking posed portraits using off-camera flash and reflectors. It is entirely up to you!
It’s a good idea to take group and family photos immediately after the ceremony. With experience, I’ve learnt that it is very difficult to gather everyone together any time after that! This should only take between 10 and 15 minutes. After group shots, I normally move on to the portrait session, starting with the bridal party and ending with the bride and groom. This sequence of events allows your guests to return to the wedding festivities as soon as their participation in the photographs is over.
I suggest that you allocate 30 minutes for a standard portrait session. However, if you wish to grab a bottle of champagne and even change location once or more, then more time should be given accordingly.
The remainder of the wedding celebration is shot in a documentary fashion and I therefore follow the flow of your festivities.
When/How will I receive the photos?
I understand that you will be excited to see the pictures, and so I send 10 to 20 key images the very next day! This will come to you via Dropbox.
You will receive the full collection of images within 2 to 3 weeks. I send via post on a DVD which includes both high resolution (for printing) and low resolution (for web).
The album takes a further 3 weeks to prepare, print and deliver.
Do you use an assistant?
I am quite comfortable to handle wedding photography alone and mostly work in this way. I am equipped to ‘wear’ my equipment and enjoy to blend into the crowd.
If you require an extended portrait session, I may make use of an assistant for time efficiency.
When travelling, I mostly work alone to minimize travel and accommodation costs, or I source a local assistant if this is necessary.
What is your experience?
I shot my first weddings on film way before the digital era – it was in 1997 – you do the maths! I have shot weddings in Germany, South Africa and Canada and, ‘touch wood’, have never had an unhappy client or any major problem on a shoot. I aim to keep it that way!