It’s always nice when great uncle Frank offers to bring out his Brownie and ‘do’ your wedding photographs but it’s nicer when great aunty Liz persuades him not to.
For wedding photography that you will always remember, it’s best to choose a professional who can combine a good eye with artistic flair, top quality equipment, excellent post production skills and a large chunk of charm.
Step forward Gerlof Griesel, a South African graphic designer who established Geebz Photography in 2009.
If you want traditional, ‘stand to attention’ wedding pictures then Gerlof can do those. If you would prefer stunning photography which captures the memory of your big day in attention-grabbing ways then you will love Gerlof’s work.
As he puts it, ‘We like to keep things fresh and lively and, though everything we do springs from that one intention, we do no two jobs the same way.’
But don’t be scared. It’s your day and your photos. His work is creative rather than wacky; artistic but not self consciously arty.
Previous clients always mention Gerlof’s people skills and his engaging personality gets a number of mentions. One client points out that he charms guests into assembling for photos rather than barking instructions at them.
Before your wedding day, you will have a personal consultation with your photographer. This is a relaxed, informal meeting to discuss your package in depth and mould it to fit your hopes and needs.
Based on an eight hour day, the wedding package includes:
Pre-ceremony ‘Reservoir Dogs’ shoot with the boys – capture them looking like the suave, cool cats they believe themselves to be
Pre-ceremony ‘Bubbles & Butterflies’ shoot with the girls – a memento of the calm before the storm
Post-ceremony “The Applause” group photo(s)
Friends & family formals
Bride & groom portraits
All of this will be captured on a personal online gallery on the Geebz website. The package also includes high quality post-production on your photographs; 2 x DVD discs of your entire collection in high- and low resolutions; 2 x High Gloss Posters of selected photos (size: 12” x 8”) and, finally, a XXL professional photo book (42 × 30cm) in faux leather or a premium linen cover.
We’re not suggesting that you do anything without consulting the couple (that would be madness) but this offer would make a fantastic wedding gift. Just an idea.
There’s no better way of explaining what Geebz Photography does then letting some of his previous clients have the final word:
‘On the day of our wedding we were really relaxed and Gerlof did an outstanding job. He got all the pictures we wanted. He made a great impression on the family. He’s a very likeable guy and his positive attitude is infectious. The final pictures are incredible. He captured everything from our day that we wanted and tailored the whole shoot to our taste. These pictures represent memories which we’ll have forever… If you’re looking for a wedding photographer then the search is over. He’s here!’