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Lets count them down to 19 Dec’19

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Lets count them down to 24 Aug ’19

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Lets count them down to 27 April ’19

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Lets count them down to 13 April ’19

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Lets count them down to 17 Febr ’19

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Lets count them down to 23 Febr ’19

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The Girl behind the camera…

Your Wedding Photographer …

Hi, I am Marissa.  Thanks for your interest in The Girl With The Camera. I am one of many options you can choose from but my aim is to make your day memorable – even if I have to run around in the rain, help to set up tables or making a joke to help everyone to relax.

I use to work in a high-stress environment as a social worker before taking up my photography hobby as my day job.  Helping the bride to stay came, comes as second nature to me if the florist got the dates wrong for your wedding or if the cake collapsed on a very hot summer day. (Not that we are planning any of these things for your wedding day).  I walk the extra mile to get a beautiful image, literally. If I know that a different angle will give me the perfect angle I will stretch out the window as far as I can or walk through a river to get it for you. (I do have a bit of an issue with hights, but I trained my assistance well – they know what to do to keep me calm).

My hobby became my day job more than 5 years ago.  I am loving every minute of being The Girl behind the camera and that is how  –  The Girl With The Camera – got to see the light.

I believe your wedding photographer must be someone exceptional. They have a few hours to capture your once in a lifetime moment that took you years of dreaming, months of planning and weeks to ensure perfection.

I guarantee that you will have your electronic images 2-3 weeks after your wedding date.

I love to capture beauty in unexpected places.

“Booking The Girl With The Camera was such a wonderful experience, and she made us feel right at home in front of the camera.” 

Salome & Lou Van Wyk

The Girl With The Camera

x x x

What is in my bag?

Skills and experience

Apart from the umbrellas, raincoats, an extra pair of shoes (which a bride actually borrowed) and wedding-day emergency kit, I carry my camera bag, ladder, and sometimes even a chair with me on your wedding day. Not only do I need one camera, but also lenses, tripods, memory cards, batteries, a backup camera, lights, flashes and gadgets to take with me to every wedding.  One of the reasons I need to have an assistant with me on your wedding day is to help me with all the gear.  You can give all the same equipment to someone who has little professional experience and they may take one or two nice shots. However, a professional photographer with years of experience will take a whole album worth of stunning shots that tell a story.

This is what you are paying for. Someone with years of experience, someone you can trust to make the most of your wedding day.  My work is not done when the wedding day is over as I then have the responsibility of choosing the best quality photos and making adjustments where necessary.

What gets me excited about your wedding day?

Quite often I glance around to see the reactions on peoples’ faces during the day, and I love to capture the teary eyes or the big, heartfelt smiles. I also enjoy capturing the beauty in the details, whether it’s the lace on a bride’s dress or beautiful flowers – it’s so important to preserve these special details you took months to plan!

I love to wait for great moments. Waiting for you to lock eyes after the first kiss as Mr & Mrs, or the bride glancing in the mirror after getting dressed or the family congratulating you after the service.

What is my style all about?

My style is light, airy, fine art wedding photography. I have a very relaxed approach on the day, and I love shooting natural images and moments for the most part. Together with a few minutes of more formal photography for the families and bridal party, but I like to make this as brief and enjoyable as I can! When the sun has left the celebrations it is time to take out the flash – I love getting creative with a few shots of the newly married couple after dark with some additional light to add to the romantic atmosphere.

Have fun and let me worry about the photos…

I love searching for beautiful moments. As a photographer, I love to prove that life is beautiful by looking for unique moments at every wedding. This gives me the pleasure of saying I do not have one favourite wedding – but rather favourite moments of each wedding.  There are no cookie cutter weddings.

Happy wedding planning

The Girl With The Camera

x x x

Wedding day make up tips

Make-up for the bride

Even though wedding makeup is usually very simple and neutral, it’s one of the hardest makeup looks to create, since it has to be PERFECT.  Makeup should last all day, through all the crying, hugging, kissing, eating and dancing.

Tips for brides on their wedding day:

  • Do a trial make up with your make up artist.
  • Do not try anything new like lash extensions if you are not use to it on the day of your wedding.
  • Choose a make-up artist that fits in with your style.
  • Choose one or the other: eyes or mouth to focus on.
  • Keep your lipstick on your lips.
  • Two words you cannot ignore on your wedding day: Waterproof mascara.

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The Girl With The Camera

x x x

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