A professional photographer simply has to love what they do, particularly when they choose to specialise in wedding, engagement, family and baby photography in KZN, and elsewhere in South Africa. Whether one has to contend with human beings and their diverse circumstances and moods, babies who never perform on cue or the whims of the weather, passion and patience are essential.
Engagement photography is a specialised field, since the photographer seeks to capture the essence of the love, commitment and expectations of two individual subjects, who are in the process of making an enormous, emotional promise to one another, in a situation which also contains a certain amount of fragility and vulnerability.
When dealing with people in a situation charged with love, passion, hopes and dreams, the couple must be comfortable and at ease in the photographer’s presence and company, since they are allowing a complete stranger into a deeply personal moment of their lives.
Trust is also essential, since they will be required to take direction from this person, who seeks to capture their image, as though they are completely alone with one another, natural and not posed. Some subjects have the knack to relax and appear totally at ease in front of the camera, while others tend to freeze, and become stiff and stilted, a challenge which a competent professional is able to overcome.
Unlike many years ago, most men no longer purchase an engagement ring to slip onto their beloved’s finger when he proposes, and she accepts. It has become common practice to propose first and then shop for the ring together, later, and thus the photographer is usually not present during the proposal itself.
At Eloise Photography, she loves what she does, and she adores love stories and capturing their very essence on camera, preserving these precious, fleeting moments for posterity. Eloise’s passion and her ability to put her subjects at ease, makes her company the perfect choice for gorgeous, personal engagement photography in KZN, and anywhere else in South Africa, as she is also willing to travel to wherever her clients are located.
KwaZulu-Natal, formerly known as Natal, is the home of the Zulu nation, a holiday mecca and the ideal province for destination weddings, none of which would be complete, without professional photography services.
Most travel brochures relating to KwaZulu-Natal feature pictures of performing Zulu tribal dancers, Holiday and beachside pictures taken, have adorned most family albums for many years, and the magnificent panoramic scenery, wonderfully warm climate and friendly hospitable people, provide the perfect setting and ambience for weddings and photographs.
Leisure travellers and tourists can usually be seen with cameras close at hand or suspended from their necks, and holiday makers are likewise observed snapping away at one another and anything else that takes their fancy.
However, when it comes to bridal pictures, one really does need the expertise of a professional photographer to record this very special day and all its participants, since memory and words alone, can never convey the true visual impact of the event.
One such specialist is Eloise from Eloise Photography. Although she is based in Pretoria, Eloise is happy to travel throughout South Africa, to wherever her expert services are required. There are many diverse elements worth recording at weddings, each of which requires an artistic eye and varied types of expertise behind the camera lens.
Pictures of the bride getting ready require a delicate, romantic and somewhat whimsical touch, whilst the emotion and sentiment between bride and groom is another, different dimension. Successful group pictures require yet another skill set and those depicting the gardens, the venue, the food, and its décor and table settings, can be tricky in the hands of an amateur; no couple wants pictures that scream “amateur”, each time they open their album.
A wedding is such a special, memorable event which can never be repeated, only fondly remembered, so it’s well worth engaging an experienced, professional photographer, who will travel to any venue in KwaZulu-Natal, to capture and preserve everything and everyone who contributed to the happy occasion.
Everyone loves babies and children, those wonderful little people in the making, who are innocent, unselfconscious, non-judgemental and eternally curious, but grow up far too soon, making it virtually essential to arrange periodic photography shoots to capture and preserve those precious images in unique, characteristic moments in time.
Much as people adore them, pets and babies are notoriously challenging to shoot during photography or video sessions. They may be restless, hungry or moody, and are seldom stay still unless they are asleep, which really does not make for the most interesting or memorable picture.
They do not perform or obey instructions on cue. Additionally, babies are spontaneous, so the exact moment or expression one wishes to capture may be very fleeting indeed and easy to miss, unless one knows how and when to anticipate it.
Random, happy snaps are great to record day to day moments or events in a little one’s life and development, but may possibly not result in the best of photographs, because the camera may be a very basic model with few automatic or manual adjustment possibilities, or the picture taker may lack expertise and a steady hand.
This is where and when the services of an experienced and professional family and baby photographer provide the answer. They know how to put a small one at ease and make friends with them – quite an art, because tiny tots may be shy, not liking the presence or attention of strangers.
Someone however, like Eloise of Eloise Photography, has all the experience, plus natural liking of and affinity for people and babies in particular, enabling her to record cherished, memorable split seconds for posterity.
If required, clients may have their pictures printed on authentic, top quality photographic paper, for inclusion in an album, printed on high quality stretched canvas – ready to hang, stretched or wrapped in a Gallery frame, or mounted, unstretched, in a traditional frame. Fade resistance is enhanced with UV resistant pigments, while artist grade canvases are pre-treated to repel moisture and fingerprints.
Words alone are insufficient to convey a baby’s unique image. Professional photography shoots are the solution for future fond memories and the delight of grandparents and loved ones alike.
I ❤ Love Stories. That's why I do what I do. I get to witness the most beautiful thing in the world, every single week: