Describe your style of photography
I am in love with romantic natural light, capturing authentic, unposed moments. My favourite time of day is sunrise or sunset, as these are called the golden hours of the day. I only use flash when really needed, for example in dark function venues and during wedding receptions. As for my editing, I do not do extensive editing. I only play with the lighting to to ensure I bring out the beautiful colours of the shoot.
Do you travel?
I am a travel enthusiast and always up for an adventure and would be prepared to go across the world for your special day! Contact me for a customised quote.
Can we meet before I book you?
Yes, I would love to meet you. I am based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. I am always up for a cup of coffee or even a glass of wine.
Do you offer coffee table albums?
I offer custom designed photo albums. Photographs are carefully handpicked and put together in an album that you can show to all your family and friends.The albums are available in sizes A5, A4 or A3 landscape and printed with a personalised front and back cover on glossy paper with a cardboard box to safeguard it.
Is the deposit refundable?
Unfortunately the 50% deposit is non-refundable. I am more than willing to discuss a new date should you need to move your function or shoot but you need to be sure that you want Monique Smiles to capture your story.
Do I need to provide food and drinks for you at our wedding or event?
Should any shoot be longer than 2 hours I do require a meal to be included. Creative tummies cannot run on empty.
Can I have the raw, unedited images?
Unfortunately not. I don’t give out any unprocessed images. To understand why please click here. All your photographs will be beautifully edited, full resolution images which you can use for your personal printing and admiring.