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.