by Marli Koen from Marli Koen Photography
- Marli has a background in architecture and an intense love for anything well-designed. If she could fill rooms and canisters with the natural light she would. She loves the Karoo, tea, cats and is always planning the next adventure to far-away countries.
- If you're a bride, wild and adventurous at heart, willing to climb a few hills and have the edges of your wedding dress tell a story of this spirit; then we are a match! I would love to tell your love story, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, views, laughter and golden light....More
How Do Photographers ‘tell a Story’ With the Wedding Shoot?
My style of capturing weddings is strongly influenced by a documentary approach to the day. I prefer to not intervene and direct too much, but to be aware of candid moments unfolding - these are what makes a love story unique. That said, I am guided through the day by a timeline for when formalities happen and have a basic shoot list in my head when capturing the day. All... Read More »
When Is the Best Time to Shoot During the Day?
This would depend on your wedding photographer's style and their requirements. In South Africa we usually recommend during summer that important formalities like the ceremony takes place later in the day - 16h00 - 17h00 (because of heat and bright light) and that the couple shoot (when the bridal couple breaks away from their guests for their photos) to happen during the golden hour (19h00 - 20h00). The light is... Read More »
We Are a Bit Nervous in Front of the Camera, What Should We Do? (Photography)
Like you, I am also extremely shy in front of the camera! This has greatly helped me as a photographer to assist my clients to be more at ease. Choosing someone who you connect with on a personal level is the most important part. You're spending a great deal of your day with your photographer, and its best to actually enjoy each others company. I can highly advise booking a... Read More »
Can I Keep My Pictures Private or You Will Post Them on Your Website?
When booking your wedding photographer, they usually require the client to sign a terms and conditions contract which stipulates all the do's and don'ts - this usually includes given the photographer permission to use your images for their portfolio and marketing purposes. This is industry standard as we use your special day to book more weddings at a specific venue or more brides which suit our ideal client. Ive had... Read More »
Do You Have a Replacement Wedding Photographer in Case You Become Unavailable on the Day of the Event?
This is one of the reasons why you pay more for a seasoned wedding photographer. Through the years you build a network with other photographers, normally with a similar style as yours, on who you can depend in situations of crisis. In my contract I state that in the case of illness or an accident I am required to provide my clients with a replacement, and if this is not possible,... Read More »