Hi. I am Andre Sonnekus from Johannesburg, Sunny South Africa. I have been shooting weddings professionally for going on 8 years.
I really love shooting weddings. It’s got its rules and in some ways it’s a very orchestrated event, you know what’s going to happen, you know when people are going to do what. And yet you don't know what will happen at all! Every wedding is completely different, every couple adds something new to the mix. I love being there to capture their day and I don't like being in the way. You won’t find me running around telling people what to do, hauling flashes and lights from room to room, setting up shots I’m good at. I try and walk in with a sense of naivety. I try and capture the events as they happen.
I know the story is there, all the beauty and drama, all the characters and the details. I don’t have to tell anyone what to do, where to look. I watch the story unveil and try to capture every bit of it. I work as a photographer capturing these things the way I see them.
I’ve realized I’m good at telling stories, and there’s nothing I love more. I don’t need to do much, the stories are already there. You won’t see me creating moments, telling the groomsmen to “fight” with the groom or hear me tell dad to hug his daughter before walking her down the aisle. He probably will anyway and if he does, I will capture that moment, because that is the moment that matters.
For every package you choose, you receive your beautiful images or video on a beautiful custom made 8GB USB flash drive.
Images also get uploaded to the cloud for sharing and to be backed up online for 10 years. So you will never lose your files!