QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I have home bases in Pretoria Gauteng and George Western Cape, South Africa, but travel countrywide and abroad for weddings!

WHAT SORT OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU OFFER?
I specialise in wedding, portrait and couple/engagement photography as well as personal branding and lifestyle photography). I also do magazine and corporate work.

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I own an advertising agency and with my team we offer wedding website invitations and wedding stationery designs. We also offer editing services to photographers and magazines with the best retouching staff in the country!

WHAT CAMERA EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I use two Canon 5DmkIV cameras. I only use Canon L-Series lenses and high speed, quality memory cards from Lexar (including a backup card in my camera for peace of mind). I am a big fan of creative lighting and some of your photos will have that extra creative

HOW ARE YOUR COLLECTIONS STRUCTURED?
Collections are based on the number of hours of coverage you’d like for your wedding day. Elopement coverage starts at 5 hours. Traditional wedding coverage starts at 9 hours and this usually allows enough time to cover formalities at smaller weddings, with the larger collections including a bit of partying too. I don’t include cheap albums or prints in packages to bulk the offering, but rather focus on delivering a quality experience with amazing service. If you would like to view my brochure, please feel free to get in touch via the contact form.

DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I am a solo photographer. I do not have an assistant or second photographer with me on the day, and can manage almost all coverage by myself as long as you have selected hourly coverage to match your needs on the day. If you require a second photographer then I will gladly source one at an extra fee.

HOW DO WE KNOW HOW MUCH COVERAGE WE NEED?
An average wedding of 80-120 guests needs about 9 hours of photography to get us through to the end of formalities. My brochure contains a timing guide, and we can chat about timing on the day if you need more info. I normally work back from the sunset time on your wedding day.

WHY SUNSET?
The best time for your photography session is an hour before sunset. We’ll have the best light and won’t keep your guests waiting for too long.

WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL TIMELINE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF OUR WEDDING DAY?
I have a set timeline from when I arrive to the very last night shoot! In short I arrive earlier than agreed just to get unpacked and getting to know the venue (if we haven’t had a venue visit prior to your wedding day). I have a page explaining the run of my day and when I cover every bit of detail of your day!

CAN WE BOOK EXTRA HOURS ON THE NIGHT?
If things run behind schedule, you are more than welcome to book more time on the evening. By my timeline I provide you will be able to see if you will run out of time. I really try and keep your wedding day as stress-free as possible and do everything I can to ensure you are going to have adequate coverage.

WELL WE’RE ELOPING AND JUST NEED BASIC COVERAGE. CAN YOU ASSIST?
Absolutely! I already have a collection customised for elopements because they rock!

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN WE BOOK?
I accept bookings around 10 months in advance, and slightly longer for peak season bookings. At present, I only accept up to 4 weddings per month.

WE’D LOVE TO BOOK YOU TO PHOTOGRAPH OUR WEDDING, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
Once you have selected a collection that provides the coverage you need, a 50% booking fee and signed contract will secure your wedding booking. I am unfortunately not able to pencil in bookings, but the date will be blocked off for 10 working days whilst you finalise your booking. Payment plans are available.

DO YOU NEED TO DO A SITE VISIT BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY IF OUR VENUE IS OUT OF TOWN?
If the wedding is more than 100km out of town, I usually arrive earlier than agreed in order to check the venue out and scout out amazing spots for your photo session. I do my best to work with the staff at the venue to find incredible spots for your photos, because they generally know great secret areas (especially if you are are having a game reserve or safari wedding).

HOW LONG WILL YOU TAKE TO EDIT OUR PHOTOS?
After the wedding I try to get a few preview images to you pretty quickly. Thereafter, the bulk of photographs will be edited within 10-12 weeks. An online album of your edited photos will be posted immediately thereafter so that you can access, browse and download.

WHAT FORMAT DO MY PHOTOS COME IN?
Your high res photos will include un-watermarked edited jpeg photos, as well as a folder of watermarked resized images for social media so that it is super easy to upload quality images.

WHY DO YOU WATERMARK OUR LOW RES IMAGES?
As silly as it sounds, online image theft by other photographers is a real problem. I have had my work stolen in the past and would like to protect it as far as possible, both for my client’s sake and that of my business.

CAN WE ASK YOU NOT TO DISPLAY OUR IMAGES ONLINE?
Yes, absolutely. Your privacy is important to me.

CAN WE GET THE RAW FILES?
I take great care with your photographs and edit them one by one, ensuring they are absolutely perfect. Unfortunately the RAW files are not released, but your final JPEG images are high resolution.

CAN WE SEND YOU PHOTOS WE HAVE SEEN AND WANT ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
You are more than welcome to send through photos that you love, which I will use for inspiration. Unfortunately I will not be able to replicate photos you have found online.

CAN YOU MAKE ME SKINNY?
My collections all include very subtle skin smoothing techniques on your portrait photographs, but I do not do any extensive ‘photoshopping’ to change your appearance.

WE’D LIKE TO BOOK YOU, WHAT DO WE DO?
Yeah what an honour. You are more than welcome to email me, give me a call or send me a whatsapp to finalise your booking. I will then email you the contract and the invoice, and once I have received the signed contract and booking fee, we are all set for you wedding day – time to Celebrate Your Love Story!!!

Rated Best Wedding Photographer in South Africa

Baie dankie Darrell dat jy ons troudag vir ons kon vasvang op kamera. Jy is ‘n uitstekende fotograaf met n wonderlike persoonlikheid. Jy is uiters talentvol, professioneel en jou unieke styl laat jou uitstaan teenoor ander algemene fotograwe. Ek sal jou aanbeveel vir enige persoon. Nogmaals dankie!

Juanita & Hennie

I’ve been working with Darrell for 8 years and it’s always been a pleasure. She is very creative not only in photography but graphic design, website design etc. Love her passionate disposition and high standards!

Maureen Grobler from The Beauty Brand

Best photographer in the world!!!!!!!!! If you want fantastic photos
and a wonderful woman to guide you – with the most
energy and creativity –
there’s only one option DARRELL FRASER – superb!

Erda Ferreira

Darrell is by far the BEST photographer we have ever worked with. Her attention to detail and how she plays around with light is extraordinary. There is no one in this industry that can be compared to her. She is in a league of her own. We had a sneak peak within a day of the wedding – and with in another day there was a spread on her website featuring a couple of our photos. AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS. Her personality instantly made us feel relaxed and she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. The way she interacted with our guest (especially my husband’s grandma) was amazing and special. I can’t see myself ever recommending anyone else. Thank you Darrell you are a wonderful person and an amazing photographer.

Ernst & Marushca

Beste fotograaf ooit!!! En sy stuur vir ons blitsvinnig van die mooiste foto’s van ons spesiale dag!!! Sonder jou sou ons dag nie so spesiaal gewees het nie, baie dankie!!! ??

Mariani Zietsman

Darrell is better than excellent! And what an awesome lady too! Thank you for making the most magical day of our lives even more magical with your photographs! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lee-Anne Thornton

Outstanding photographer, worth every penny. Her work speaks for itself, snaps for Darrell. ??

Plamen Nikolov

The absolute best !!!! Great at finding nice locations and excellent poses.
Darrell isn’t just an outstanding photographer –
she is an AMAZING ARTIST !!

Dr. Mariette Harmse

Best photographer out there & the personality of a champ. She’s just a beast at what she does!

Martin Vleis Visage
Darrell – I really cant thank you enough for making Keshal and I feel like gorgeous celebrities on our wedding day.
 
You were wonderful with our families who are really not used to the limelight and so patient with my mom and I while we were running around getting ready. A photographer makes all the difference between a nice wedding and a truly stunning one and we can safely say that we were so blessed to have found you and able to work with you.
 
I really hope that our friendship will grow and you will be there to document all the important moments in our lives.
 
Kindest regards
Lorin and Keshal
Lorin & Keshal

What a beautiful letter from Herman,
thank you from the bottom of my heart – wedding at The Farm Inn Pretoria

Die lewe is baie kort, ek leef maar vir die moment….dis nou dalk die moment…. is mar net hoe ek is, vreemd soos dit is…. miskien beteken dit vir jou iets…. as jy dalk twyfel … maar dis soos ander jou sien: Van ek jou in aksie gesien het met die foto’s op ons troudag, wou ek al lankal iets sê, deur al my travel en ervarings (nogal meer as die normale mens), het ek nog nooit iemand so passievol oor enige iets gesien nie. Liewe aarde!!! wat ek daai dag beleef het sal my by bly vir ewig. Jy stroom net van energie en ontplof gereeld met die krag wat ʼn atoombom soos ʼn blip laat lyk. Sjoe…. Mens kan dit duidelik in jou werk sien, jy is vir my regtig die Toppunt van Vrou wees… Jy weet, daar is soveel Posts op FaceBook van Strong Woman dit en die moderne Vrou dat… en ek skud soms net my kop oor hoe maklik mense hulleself dinge kan toeëien …en ek dink dan …. Strong en emancipated Woman wat…. dit is nie net ʼn aanstuur van ʼn post wat jou waarlik vrou maak nie, dis die voorbeeld wat jy leef… en dank die hemele daar is regtig van julle (Strong Women) daar buite , nie baie nie maar wel… So as jy twyfel eendag onthou watter inspirasie jy eendag in iemand vreemds se lewe gemaak het…. ek sou wat wou gee dat my dogters ook dit so kan uitleef…. PS: Min dinge impress my werklik…. Jammer as dit jou ongemaklik laat voel…

Nicole & Herman

RAND AIRPORT COUPLE SHOOT

Dear Darrell, Your photographs are incredible….! The beautiful bride to be absolutely radiates happiness and her complexion looks flawless. The charming gentleman looks cooler than James Dean and his stoic patience with the day’s proceedings have clearly paid major dividends. Each photo is quite beautiful, the setting superb, the clothes and outfits fit the background and era depicted perfectly and the way each shot is composed is a whole new kind of awesome.You are a rare talent indeed, Ms Fraser, and your photos are of award winning quality and oozes classiness and style. Well done, Darrell. I was there and saw you take these pictures and I still cannot believe my eyes. As a hopeless romantic I really am pleased that the day turned out so well, and that Amanda and I could play a small part in capturing your happiness for all to see. I hope you will have a stunning wedding, and the lake district at Chrissiesmeer is just perfect. I wish you health, wealth and a long and happy life together.
Kindest regards, Etienne Moolman

 

Etienne

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