When One Needs a Professional Wedding Shoot in Durban
Once upon a time, virtually all marriage ceremonies were concluded and celebrated near the bride’s home or in the area in which she grew up, but nowadays, destination weddings are increasingly becoming ever more popular, especially in coastal cities like Durban. That’s all well and good, but which photographer does one engage to do the photo shoots if one doesn’t know of anyone who’s good at their job and operates in their destination of choice?
If one has friends or family in Durban, ask them if they know of anyone who specialises in wedding shoots, but if not, all is not lost. Travel has become so quick and easy, giving many professional people ample opportunities to conduct their business both in their own area and much further afield.
Eloise, owner of a Pretoria-based studio which carries her name, is one such delightful photographer who specialises in wedding, engagement, baby and family shoots. She’ll gladly travel to most South African destinations and is particularly fond of going to the Durban area and the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Durbs, as it’s fondly referred to by South Africans, has long been a “Mecca” for tourists, holidaymakers and those wanting to celebrate a special event in a special place. The climate is warm throughout all seasons, although it can become very hot and humid during summertime, making it a virtual paradise for lovers of the ocean, water sports and nature.
Modern bridal fashions tend to favour gowns featuring exposed necklines and either one or both shoulder/s exposed. Such stunning dresses are not ideally suited to cold winter weather conditions. However, the sub-tropical climate of the KZN coastal region presents no fashion limiting factors, regardless of the season.
Because of all of the natural attractions, warm weather and vast selection of outstanding function and event venues in the Durban area, it’s wise to consider having your most special day, your wedding, in this region; Eloise will ensure that every precious moment is professionally shot and preserved for posterity.
Album Quality KZN Baby Shoots
One does not have to be a proud KZN parent or devoted grandparent to appreciate the typical characteristics and attributes of babies, and yet everyone knows how notoriously difficult it can be to shoot great pictures of them.
You simply have to shoot those cute baby fat rolls and dimples too, and you’ll never manage this if the little one is dressed for winter and wrapped up warmly, but this is where the KZN climate lends a helping hand.
Unless the parents move to other less temperate areas, most little ones born and growing up next to the warm currents of the Indian Ocean don’t wear winter woollies, disguising those gorgeous dimples which disappear all too soon.
Taking great pictures of babies and small children is a speciality and an art form which also requires huge amounts of skill and patience. Little ones have a comparatively short span of attention and thus a range of emotions, expressions and moods dart and play over faces in an instant.
A great baby photographer must be able to anticipate this, in order to be ready to click at precisely the right moment, lest something so precious be gone forever, unrecorded. One such professional photographic artist is Eloise of Eloise Photography, who loves working with people and families, and tiny tots in particular.
Although based in Pretoria, she does a lot of her fine work in KZN’s Durban/Ballito Bay area too, and she travels throughout South Africa on request, as and when her services are required for family, anniversary, wedding, engagement and baby shoots.
To begin with, it’s important that the little one is put at ease, relaxed and comfortable with the person behind the lens. Remember that a shy, introverted child may even perceive a camera as a scary, unfamiliar object. A happy, relaxed child ensures that the photographer is able to concentrate on all the finer points of capturing a truly great series of pictures.
Never be dissuaded from taking your own pictures, but if you want album quality baby shoots in KZN and elsewhere, do consider getting an experienced professional photographer on board; you won’t be sorry and you’ll have a wonderful record of your little treasure’s earliest memorable moments.
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