WELCOME TO OUR WORLD

What is that feeling you get when looking at a loved one in a photograph. We want to take you on a journey when looking at your moments captured in one image. A story is always in the making… make sure you tell yours.

ABOUT US

My name is Marius and I am married to my lovely wife Karen. Our Photography journey started in 2007 when we did our first wedding together. I can still remember the exact date, it was the 7th of July 2007. We started Sagely Photography as a husband and wife team and since that first wedding back in ’07 we are now over 450 weddings. Not only did our business grow but so did our family… Our first son was born in 2011 and he just gave us a new meaning to life and how we capture other people’s memories. 5 years later we are blessed to have two wonderful boys.

Our photography team also grew over the years and we surround ourself with like minded people with a love for photography and life!  I see photos as more than just a picture.. It is a story being unveiled. Choosing a wedding photographer can be quite a task. In our work we strive to capture stories rather than normal photos. Our understanding of light and how to give direction is what sets us apart.

Our philosophy in life is to always be humble and to know that there is someone out there better than you to learn from and someone out there who wants to learn from you. Our objective is to make you look the best you have ever looked in your life, whilst telling the story of your dream wedding. Of course you can and should have confidence that we will capture the precious moments on your big day. Our style of photography is fashionable yet classic, and natural at the same time.

I have spent time in London and Paris to expand my photography knowledge and to ensure I stay at the front end of this creative industry. Beautiful photography and make up is what we are about. We do not pose you on the wedding day, we prompt and direct you in a way that appears natural. The more you respond to our direction the less we get involved. We will not interrupt natural magic but we will help create it if the need arises. We are currently based in Gauteng, but do travel for destination weddings. We look forward to meeting you.

Karen is a full time make-up artist and hair stylists. She qualified through the Make Up Issue School in 2006. She is my right hand and my business partner. She works as a freelance make up artist in the industry and her services include; make-up application for weddings, television, film, fashion shows, magazines, model portfolios and special effects. Knowing what make up is really about is what makes her stand out from the rest. With a full make-up and special effects kit of only professional products, she will ensure the end result to be a long lasting finish. 

Some of her work includes: Huisgenoot Magazine Cover Shoots Personal make up artist to Laurike Rauch Huisgenoot Skouspel 2010 & 2012 Africa Fashion Week Homemark (tv commercial) Standard Bank (tv commercial) Miss World 2008 Face of News Café 2010 Music Videos: Liani May & Jay – in a moment like this. Kurt Darren & Elizma Theron – vir jou bedoel gevoel. Fredi Nest – Dronk verlief veslaaf aan jou. Snotkop – Net ‘n ses. Charlice Berg – waar’s jy nou? Films: Faith like Patatoes, Foreign Devils, Eternity Celebrities: Yvonne Chaka Chaka Amalia Uys Claudia Henkel Kurt Darren Elizma Theron Fredi Nest Christina Storm Ian Roberts Guys de Villiers David James Nataniël Brumilda van Rensburg Florence Malema Frank Rautenbach Snotkop Kevin Leo Jakkie Louw Coenie de Villiers Bok van Blerk Sonja Herholdt Esmere Weideman Andriette Gerhard Steyn Heinz Winkler Frank Opperman Bobbie van Jaarsveld Theuns Jordaan Romanz Flip a Coin Brandon October Nicolas Louw Ray Dylan Jay (Eden) Liani May Campbells.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We meet the most amazing people on this journey and we would like to thank everyone from all the brides and grooms to the moms and dads. Here is what some of them had to say…

On behalf of our entire family, and from the entire wedding guest list, with all the compliments. We would like to thank you for an excellent job on Saturday! From the time you arrived, you were enthusiastic, you show a passion and an interest in what you do. You made everyone feel relaxed, confident and beautiful in every shot you took. I the bride, being a painter in classical art, searched high and low for a photographer that’s photos evoke quality and beauty. After going to 7 bridal expos, and looking through hundreds of pamphlets, I came across ONE of your Pictures… that said a thousand words. Thank you for planning the photos you wanted for our wedding after you walked around the venue to take in your surroundings, it was one less thing the bride had to plan as you were so organized. Your professionalism and artistic ideas are so unique in this wide industry.

You double checked every photo to make sure its perfect, and by the preview we got, your eye to capture the beauty of a moment is outstanding!

We would definitely recommend you, its one of the best decisions I made on a day that will last forever! not only in memories, but with the memories, we can now keep in an album:)

Alex and Jacky

I`m quite serious about photography and I feel I must congratulate you on your work: It is a cut above the rest! Technically, your work is superb; but what impresses me most, is your creativity. I`ve studied a few of your albums and I`m blown away by all the different approaches you experiment with: Your ideas are refreshingly new and exciting! And if you don`t mind, you`ve given me a few handy tips I`ll definitely try out. One last compliment: As photography is the ‘art of writing with light’, the best aspect of your photos is exactly that: The way you use natural light to enhance your compositions. Keep up the good work!

Willem

“Vir ‘n beter fotograaf en sy make-up artist vrou kon ons nie gevra het nie!

Die foto’s lyk S T U N N I N G!!! Ons het soveel pret gehad met die troue dat ons nie rerig als kan onthou nie maar as ons so na die fotos kyk het jy verseker die oomblikke vasgevang wat belangrik was!! Marius en Karen, dankie dat julle 2 die hele dag saam ons rond gehardloop het en ons memories vas gevang het.

Julle 2 maak voorwaar ‘n BRILJANTE SPAN!! Sal julle enige tyd vir enige iemand aanbeveel!!

Carla

A photographer was the most important thing for my wedding as the photos of your wedding is the only thing you have left after the big day. Therefore this was very important for me to get the best I could. I was looking for someone who is amazing at what they are doing, but is willing to listen to what I want. I gave him my book with magazine cutouts of photos I want to take, he made sure that he took every photo on the day.

My husband is like every other man and does not like taking photos, but he was so comfortable with Marius and looked like a model in the end. Me on the other hand, as every bride I was nervous and a bit late, Marius handled me, my 10 bridesmaids, 6 kiddies, mother in law and mother with great patience and care- that takes a lot.

Other than looking out for my needs on the day- the photos are AMAZING. My photos looks professional, amazing quality, and we did not have to pay a ridiculous amount. What an excellent photographer!!

Martin & Zoli

They are a most professional team and made us all feel completely relaxed and confident at all times in our dealings with them. They were always punctual for all meetings and went out of their way to accommodate all our needs! On the day of the wedding they were helpful in areas that weren’t always related to their job, helping us to have a completely stress free day!

The photographs were remarkable and completely different to anything else we had ever seen. They captured the essence of the day magnificently!

We had beautiful ” Thank You” cards printed by them and in particular I would like to mention the Photo Books. These are so beautifully done and Marius spent endless hours making sure we got exactly what we wanted!

Karen did all the make up for our bridal party absolutely beautifully so all in all we had an amazing all inclusive package from them!

We recommend that everyone uses Marius and Karen for all their special occasions! You will receive a record of the event that surpasses all your greatest expectations!

Janet Ruh and Family

PACKAGE INFO

Our wedding package caters for the bride and groom who would like to build their own photography package.

We have a set collection where you can build from.

Feel free to contact us to receive more detail.

DESIGNER ALBUMS

Our designer albums are lay-flat albums and printed on high quality photographic paper in Gujarat India. We believe in personal touch when it comes to your wedding album. All albums are hand made to ensure the best finish.

We have various shapes and sizes to choose from.

ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS

This is a great way to spend some time in front of the camera before your big day. Our engagement shoots are done on location and you can do 2 different outfits.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you tell me about the packages that you offer?

We know just how daunting the whole process of wedding planning is so we keep things as simple as possible.

Our studio is happy to provide additional information on rates. We understand that you need to invest in that which is most important to you. Just keep in mind that since your photographs and albums are the only things that remain after your wedding day, you might want them to rock. There are no do-overs in wedding photography. If your wedding pictures end up anything less than awesome – they’re going to be mediocre for your entire life.

Do you offer designer albums?

Our exquisite handmade storybook are lay-flat albums and are offered in our collections. We also do parent books and guest books.

Do I need to use Karen for the make up and hair?

You need to choose the person who you are comfortable with and who’s make up style suits you. Always do a trial!

I highly recommend Karen as she is a full time professional artist and the most important thing is that she stays the whole day to ensure that you look your absolute best from start to finish.

Do you edit the photos?

All images taken on the day goes through our editing process. More advanced editing is applied in the designer albums.

Can we choose more pages in our designer album?

Yes, you can add extra pages to complete your album.

Do you travel?

Yes, we do travel. We do weddings in South Africa as well as international destinations.

Do we get all the images?

You will receive all the high-res images. No watermark and no resizing! We do not supply the RAW images.

How long do we wait for the photos?

You will receive your photos 6 – 8 weeks from your wedding date. The designer album takes a bit longer depending on if you are happy with the lay-out.

Do you use an assistant?

Yes, our assistants will ensure that all the “loose ends” are taken care of. (dress, hair is in right place etc.)

How do we book?

50% booking fee and remaining balance the week before the wedding,

Can you assist us with a timeline of the day?

Please have a look at this guideline for your day:

  • Venue and establishing shots:  30 min
  • Decor shots: 30 min – 45 min (Please ensure that the stylist and decor are completely done.
  • Groom: 2 hours before the wedding (only showered and shaved and ready to start)
  • Bride before the ceremony: 1 hour
  • Ceremony: 30 min – 1 hour (depending on the ceremony)
  • Family & Group shots: 20 min – 30 min (list of group photos to be provided prior to the wedding)
  • Bridesmaids & Groomsmen: 15 min – 20 min
  • Couple photos: 45 min – 1 hour
  • Reception: 2 – 3 hours (depending on your formalities)
What is the best time of day to take photos?

Best time is just after sunrise or before sunset… We prefer to shoot 1 hour before sunset.

GET IN TOUCH

MONDAY – FRIDAY

09:00 ~ 17.00

SATURDAYS

09:00 ~ 12.00

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