At some point before or after booking you will probably have some questions. Below are a few of the ones I get asked most frequently and my answers to them, along with some tips that will hopefully make your photography experience everything you want it to be and more.
What is your pricing?
We offer all inclusive wedding photography packages and provide more personalized approach for your wedding day photography. Please check our pricing for more detailed explanation
There are many choices you make while planning your wedding day, photography, however is the choice you’ll live with forever!
What type of photography do you do?
We cover weddings in journalistic style. However, we do not think the wedding photography should be circumscribed by a certain genre. While Moiz , our main photographer, is unobtrusive throughout the coverage of your wedding day, we believe there might also be a time for some casually posed portrait images of the wedding couple together.
Do you come with assistant photographer?
Yes, we are a team of 4 people. The assistant photographer does everything from photographing to setting up the lights and more. Since best results require additional gear, having an assistant is critical to producing beautiful images. it is also good to see your ceremony from different angles. All of our collections include an assistant photographer.
Can I get RAW files?
No. We are a full service studio and deliver the finished product to our clients. Taking the image is doing only half of the work. The raw files remain incomplete if they are unedited. You get finished images in high resolution format.
Do you offer wedding books?
Yes. The weding books are included in all of our wedding collections. The book is a very important part of our service. We design and process the albums with high standards to ensure you get your memories preserved for generations. Your album will be in a form of a modern book, where the images are printed directly on the pages like in a coffee table book you’d buy in a store. Check more information on size and prices here
Do you offer Photo Booth service?
We provide a full day coverage and stay for all important moments of your day. No need to worry about running overtime!
What type of equipment do you use?
We use top of the line Canon equipment and backups. We also use a variety of lighting systems, soft boxes for events held outdoors.
Can you hold the date for me?
I am sorry, but we cannot hold the date or pencil you in. To be fair to everyone we cannot hold the date without an advance payment which is minimum $ 200 non refundable and will be deducted from the total package costs later. We accept bookings on a first come/first serve basis.
What your payment schedule is like?
To reserve your wedding date we accept 50% non refundable which goes towards your full ammount. The full amount is due one month before your wedding day.
If we decide to commission for our wedding, when should we book?
As soon as possible. Since we cannot hold the date and operate on first come/first serve basis, dates are booked when they are booked. Most of our commissions contract us within a year of the wedding date. Some weddings are booked as close as a month prior, and some a full calendar year or even more in advance.
If we run overtime, will you stay?
We provide a full event coverage and stay for all important moments of your day. No need to worry about running overtime!
How many photos do we get?
There is no set number of images but you will get all the fabulous ones from the whole wedding. You can, on average, expect roughly 200-400 from a 3-4 hours wedding coverage. All of these come high and low resolution, ready for printing or sharing online.
How soon after the wedding do we get our images?
Your photos will be ready within a week after your wedding day (sometimes sooner). Few edited photos will be sent to you so you can start sharing the photos with your friends and family. We will then deliver your USB once all the images are edited and finalised. If you have an album or prints as part of your package we will have a chat about these once you have received all your images.
What is a pre wedding shoot or location shoot?
A pre wedding or location shoot is a great way to get used to being in front of the camera, if you’re a little camera shy. It’s a chance to get some lovely, relaxed photos of the two of you. There’s no pressure with this shoot, its a very relaxed and fun experience. We can shoot at your favourite place or choose to do something that’s special to the two of you. We can also suggest places like beach side around Mbezi or Kunduchi. You will get the final edited images on flash as high res files, so if you want to use them for a save the date card, wedding invitation or a guest book, you can.
Are you insured?
Yes, as a professional photographers we have public liability and professional indemnity insurance, as well as insurance for all our gear.
What areas do you cover? Do you travel?
We are based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, so we cover the whole of Dar es Salaam and happy to travel all over Tanzania to photograph weddings and also have experience of covering weddings in Kenya – Mombasa, Nairobi and Malindi. Destination weddings aren’t a problem, the fee will include the price of the package you want plus any travel expenses, flights and accommodation. I only take on a small number of destination weddings each year so if you are getting married abroad and want me to be your photographer get in touch as soon as you can.
We aren’t really comfortable in front of the camera and don’t want to feel like we are being posed!
This is completely fine, and more common than you probably think! I don’t like fake reactions in photos and overly posed formal shots either. How I work is to just be there, to watch and to anticipate those moments that you actually want to see in your photographs. I have learned how to observe people and to capture the reactions that are really going to make you smile when you see the photos after! There will be times when you won’t even notice that I am taking your photo. I will do a small bit of directing but it will be very relaxed, the aim being for you to react naturally, be comfortable and have fun! After all, it is your wedding day and you want to enjoy your time, not end up feeling stressed about the photos.
What do other brides say about you?
You can read what other brides and grooms say about us on our wedding testimonial page here