Nadine’s matric farewell was a the fairytale that every little girl dreams about. This matric farewell photo shoot was definitely one of my favourites. The whole morning was relaxed and laid back with ice tea and rose petals. Nadine’s natural beauty, (and she is gorgeous!!) , made it easy for me to get the most elegant and beautiful photos. The lovely “poppy pink” as she described it to me; was the perfect contrast to her dark hair and complexion. What a fun and beautiful matric farewell photo shoot. Enjoy the photos.
Nedine Schoeman Photography joined the festivities this year at the biggest Afrikaans music festival; Innibos. I had the privilege of taking pictures of some of the legendary Afrikaans artists, like Kurt Darren, Jay, and much more. Event Photography is just so much more fun at Innibos. With all the familiar faces, vibrant colours and everyone in a good mood, what more can you ask for. Old and young was sining, talking, having a drink. Again; its good to be a Pretoria photographer.
1. Better organisation equals better wedding photography
Even though your wedding photographer are trained and used to working under pressure the whole time; it is still a form of art to take professional wedding photographs, and artistic wedding photographs take time. When a bride is finished early; there is time to give attention to little detail, and maybe, if the bride wants to a little boudoir shoot inbetween.
2. Be a more relaxed bride
I know this is the day that youve been waiting for your’e whole life, and the pressure of looking great is on. The odds that something is going to go wrong are 99%. Something will go wrong during your wedding day; so stop trying to be a perfect bride with a perfect wedding. The best photos I get is photos of brides who are relaxed. The wedding photography is also 10 times easier, because everyone is relaxed around you.
3. Choose a nice venue to get dressed.
I know a wedding is an expensive affair, but for your wedding photographs to look good, it does help a lot if you choose a nice setting. You don’t need to book yourself into a very expensive hotel or guest house, but choose a nice room, even if its a family members home. If you really cant afford or get anything nice, make sure the room where youre getting dressed is tidy. Your professional wedding photographer will search for places in and around the house to take photos, but just make sure those things are taken care of Tip for brides: Choose a room that is quite empty, or take all photographs or paintings off a wall to get better photos.
4. Tell your wedding photographer what you want extra.
The wedding photographer will know the different angles and poses that will look good, and he/she will tell you what to do; but if there is something extra that you want, for example a photo with all your dogs, in your wedding dress, or with the couple photo shoot, you want to show your leg a bit more, tell the photographer. You dont want to look back on your wedding day, and say I wish we did that or we could have done that. Be spontaneous and enjoy the day fully!!
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Cheralyn and Ernst got married this weekend! What a fantastic and fun filled event!! Cheralyn was the most beautiful bride; which always makes it easy for the wedding photographer. The wedding pictures of the couple were taken at Umbali events venue in Pretoria. As we went to take the couple wedding photos, the beautiful sunset disappeared behind the mountains. Never the less; we got amazing photos. The burnt down brown field made the perfect contrast to the white wedding dress. I must take this opportunity to compliment the bride and groom. What an amazing couple!! They entered the reception dancing, they were amazing during the photo shoot, and overall they were the most relaxed fun couple!! Congratulations Cheralyn and Ernst. My work as a wedding photographer was made easy. I enjoyed every minute. Yours in Wedding Photography Pretoria . xx
The young and very much in love and engaged couple, Elme and Dian, asked me to do their engagement photoshoot. We stopped along the Kaapsehoop road, and did the engagement photo shoot among the lovely trees. The surroundings lead to a very relaxed and laid back photo shoot. The greatest advantage of being a wedding photographer in Pretoria, and Gauteng , is the clear and clean skies, and lush green settings. As the sun went down, the light became soft and produced beautiful warm engagement photos. Congratulations to the gorgeous couple, Elme and Drian.
At any wedding, most of the emphasis is on the bride, that’s why I want to blog about The groom today. With wedding photography, you have to cover all aspects of a wedding day. Even though the bride is the most beautiful thing there, and most of the focus is on her; the couple wants to look at their wedding photographs afterwards; and look at every moment of the wedding day. In most cases the groom doesn’t really want a camera on him. With the groom, the photographer really have to give direction to the men. I always take a man with me as well, to let the guys feel comfortable. The best advise I can give with groom and groomsmen photography, is to take casual photos, where they are not posing. While they are talking. A few has to be staged, but don’t do too many of those. Good luck with your’e planning. Kind Regards. Nedine Schoeman Photography
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My main field of focus are weddings and engagement photography.This weekend I was asked to take some pictures for a corporate event in Pretoria, and I really enjoyed the change of scenery. The aim of the event was to give financial advice to Pretoria/ Gauteng citizens. Metropolitan Life was the host company of this glamorous corporate function. The event was recorded for television purposes. Nedine Schoeman Photography was proud to be associated with such a prestigious event.
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