Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes, no distance is too far!

What equipment do you use?

Nikon, baby. All the way! 🙂
But to go into details – I’ve got professional bodies and lenses with speedlights for lighting a reception at night.

Do you have a back-up?

I normally have two bodies on hand when I shoot, just in case one decide to play tricks on me! I also have backup for my lenses and even my lights, batteries and flashes have backups.

How long before the wedding should I book my photographer?

If you’re getting married between October and April, I would suggest you book at least 12 months in advance as that is wedding high season. Otherwise between 3 and 6 months would be sufficient.

How do I make a booking?

– Fill in the enquiry form on the contact me page.
– Wait for my reply to see my pricing.
– Wait for a confirmation e-mail & invoice.
– Pay the 50% non refundable retainer to secure your date.
– Check the photographer off your list!

Do you work with an assistant?

Depends on the package you choose. If a second shooter is included we will be two people, so please ensure that you book a dinner/lunch for the both of us.

Do you offer coffee table books?

Yes, I do – simply stunning ones! They come in a custom printed cover and the pages are Matt UV coated fine art paper mounted on thin mounting board. These pages lay perfectly flat enabling me to print over two pages. Made to last and included in most of my packages.

Do you use lighting equipment?

I try and use natural or available light as far as possible before switching to a flash. The best advice I can give is to make sure that there is enough light in the reception area.

Do you only shoot weddings?

No, I also do engagement sessions.

My friend/uncle/brother also has a digital camera and likes taking photos. Can he/she take photos with you?

They are welcome to take loads of photos during the church service, reception, of the guest and so on. But during the allocated photo session we don’t allow any other photographers. This is a big no. And under no circumstances is any person with a camera to come in the way of the photographer and the couple.
For us, the most important part of the day is the photo session with the bride, groom and retinue. That’s when the creative juices start flowing! To ensure that we can make the most of that time, we do not allow any other photographers (amateur or professional) to join us.

What is your cancellation policy?

If the couple request a change in date, the retainer is transferable and prices are still guaranteed, depending on Inarie Photography’s availability for the new date and as long as the new date is within 1 year from the original booking and the request is received within 30 days from the original booking date. If the new date is more than one year from the original booking, then any new pricing in effect will apply. If the wedding is cancelled the retainer will be forfeited.

I want to book, will you hold my date without a retainer?

Bookings are only confirmed when we get a completed Booking Form, signed copy of our Terms & Conditions and paid retainer.
We see more than one couple for a specific date. No date will be provisionally held. Bookings are only confirmed on receipt of a signed contract, booking sheet and proof of payment of the retainer – and provided that Inarie Photography is still available for that date.

I definitely want to book. What happens now?

Firstly, make sure that the photographer is still available for your date. Then choose the package that you want and complete the Inarie Photography Booking Forms. Read through the Inarie Photography Terms & Conditions and make sure to sign & initialize where needed. Send all the relevant forms and proof of payment back to Inarie Photography. Once we receive all the documents and paid retainer, then the date is yours.

How much is the retainer required to book our date?

A 50% retainer is required to book the date.

The outstanding balance is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date unless other arrangements have been made and noted in the contract.

Do you charge a fee if the wedding and reception are at more than one location?

All packages cover 50 km travel fee from Brackenfell, Cape Town. Travelling outside of this 50 km radius will be charged at R 4.50 per additional kilometre. The cost of tollgates will be added to the final bill.

What if my wedding is really far? Are there extra costs?

Yes, sleeping arrangements are required for travelling further than 120 km from Brackenfell, Cape Town. The couple is responsible for the costs. Any costs arising from the accommodation will be added to the final bill. If we need to fly then all travelling cost will be added to the final bill. For more info on destination weddings, please email us.

Stephan Marleen Engagement Blaauwklippen
Werner and Mariska at Bona Bona game lodge