The One, Caledon
We found Carmen in the local area of our wedding venue and when I saw a picture of her in her Veldskoene…I just knew she was the type of unpretentious human I would feel comfortable awkwardly posing in front of on my wedding day.
Not only was her portfolio extensive and professional but her quote beat almost all the Western Cape photographers who have climbed on the “wedding” band wagon. For half the price, Carmen offers double the services and she is worth every penny and more and then some more again.
We took her premium package which included an engagement shoot and I could not recommend this more in order to get comfortable with your photographer ahead of your big day. Carmen spent the engagement shoot getting to know us as people and delivered really picturesque photos on the cliff path in Hermanus, showing her ability to capture a variety of landscapes and lighting. We got to practise the silly laughing photos and the “look natural” poses and even some more intimate moments which really captured our excitement. Carmen delivered our engagement photos promptly after the shoot and I knew I could rely on her come the wedding day.
On the day of our wedding, Carmen was there and not there in a way that meant she captured the authenticity of every moment. She navigated the changing weather (heat wave to full on rained out and miserable) which such confidence that she put me at ease in and among the uncertainty and chaos on the day. With one game plan in mind, Carmen shifted effortlessly to another and boy did she deliver the most amazing lighting and dramatic scenes for our couple shoot. I have never felt more beautiful in my life than when I look at her pictures and now I could not be more grateful for that rain.
When it came to photos of our ceremony and reception, Carmen captured the very heart beat of the day and when she delivered hundreds of photos to our inbox a little over a month later, it was a privilege to be able to relive our wedding day again, from every perspective that we were to wrapped up to notice on the day. Carmen gets people and instead of trying to capture the perfect social media profile picture, she captured the life and love of our party. Without her our wedding would have been the most expensive party we forgot about, now it’s the priceless moments we declared our commitment to one another! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Carmen. We wish you every success in the future and I know we will be taking your walking photo tours in the years to come.