Pricing

Our rates are regularly updated and can be found on our rate sheet, which you can download and view below.

Quick guidelines for our most popular services:

  • A professional photoshoot of your guesthouse starts at R1500 (including a not-happy money-back guarantee).
  • In studio head shoots, photos of you, your kids or your pet costs R500 per 5 professionaly edited, digital images.
  • An 1-hour outdoor photo shoots of you, your partner, family in natural light will cost around R1200, yielding about 20-25 beautiful digital images.
  • Yes, through our partnership with Bhangazi Horse Safaris, we can throw a few horses in the mix, costs about R900 extra
  • Our wedding proposal photoshoots are also very popular. They start at R3900 and include the horses.
  • See the rate card for details and specifics.

A little note before you get a heart attack ;-). We get the ‘Why so expensive? You only take a few photos?‘ question a lot. Which is interesting, as no one ever seems to question why having one X-Ray taken can cost as much as an entire photoshoot with us. Because we all understand: An X-Ray machine is expensive, and so is the Dr. operating the machine and interpreting the one photo you get to take home. So we all duly pay our fee, even though we only get to take home one black and white photo, which even looks shit to begin with!

From the radiology department back to us… We are by no means expensive in our view, in fact, living in an outlying area away from the big cities, we are actually pretty cheap. But it of course depends on what you have in mind. We are professional photographers, using professional equipment, delivering a professional service and professional high-resolution imagery. For that reason, we cannot charge the same as what your friend’s neighbor that owns an entry-level DSLR camera would charge.

Please consider the following when judging our pricing.

  • An X-Ray machine is very expensive. True. But the camera and lens combination that we use for the most basic of photoshoots also costs a 80.000 rand. And we have two cameras and about a dozen lenses… Let alone the accessoiries such as flashes (R10.000 a pop), filters (R23.000 for a full set), tripods, camera bags, batteries etc. Have we mentioned the powerfull computers and high resolution displays for the photo editing yet? And all this equipment ‘ages’ quite quickly due to the fast pace of technological advances (We need to replace our 50.000 rand cameras every 3-4 years in order to stay up to date in the professional field), and of course because of wear and tear (you want us to do the photoshoot on the beach, right? In the sea spray and having the wind blow fine sand in every nook and cranny of our equipment). So somehow, we need to depreciate 280.000 rand over let’s say a period of 4 years. That is close to 6000 rand a month. So we need to earn R6000+ just be able to have the equipment for the job. And then we haven’t even paid any bills yet.
  • Okay, so we do a 1-hour beach shoot with you. This would cost us a minimum of 30 minutes getting the right stuff ready and drive to the beach, then an hour on the beach, then 30 minutes to get back to the studio, then 30 minutes to clean all the sand and sea spray of everything, and then about 3 hours of editing. So when you see us busy for your 1-hour photoshoot, we’re actually busy for 5.5 hours. As a result, we calculate our rates on hours needed to complete everything, not just the time we take pictures of you.
  • We are normal people, wanting to be able to live a normal middle-class life. Nothing too fancy. But we have a family to support, bills to pay, medical aid, school fees, etc. Probably just like you. So you will probably understand that we cannot be a full time photographer doing cheap photoshoots. It simply won’t add up in order to pay for the modest middle-class lifestyle we want our families to enjoy.
  • True, ultimately, we all make choices. We can choose to live very basic without all those things like medical aid and school fees. Then become a domestic worker, and we’d probably make enough. Or if we would want more than a middle-class lifestyle and drive a Mercedes SUV and go to the Seychelles twice a year, we should ditch photography and become a doktor or something. But we like photography! And we’re good at it. Bottom line, we really are not greedy sharks thinking that we’re special because we haul a shiny big ass camera around. For real, for us to make a reasonable living, just like you, we need to charge the rates that you see on our rate sheet. We sincerely hope you understand.