I am delighted to welcome our newest sponsor to Fly Away Bride, Christine Meintjes. Christine is a South African based photographer who also shoots weddings worldwide. Having studied Visual Communication she has a keen eyes for detail. I just love how she captures such beautifully clean images, that really tell a story…

Can you tell us a little about Christine Meintjes and what you offer?

I’m Christine. I’m a wedding photographer and a lover of anything pretty. I love clean and simple design, I’m mad about details and I absolutely love traveling. I love weddings for the simple fact that it’s always a happy occasion and I believe the most special day of any girl’s life! I recently was a bride myself and I realized that that specific day goes by so quickly, but as a photographer, I have the ability to capture that day with all it’s details and emotions, forever.

What is your approach to photographing weddings and what is your preferred style?

I love natural and clean photos. I try and use whatever I’m surrounded with and love to bring out the couple’s personalities in the shoot.

Christine Meintjes

Christine Meintjes

Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?

I’m based in South Africa, but I’ve done shoots in Dubai, the Uk, Germany, Sweden and the USA. I love traveling and I’m available world wide!

Do you have any tips for couples on how to get the most from their wedding photography?

Make sure you choose someone you’re comfortable with. Someone you can relate to and someone that will make you feel special the whole day through. Then also make sure you have had a good look at their portfolio and a few full weddings. And when you’ve made your decision, it’s important to relax and let go. The best results come from relaxed brides and the ones that give the photographer freedom.

Christine Meintjes

Christine Meintjes

Do you shoot engagement sessions?

Yes I do, I believe it’s a great way to get to know the couple and also for the couple to get comfortable in front of the camera.

What advice can you give to couples planning an engagement session?

Think about you as a couple. What do you want the photos to say? Bring in something personal, whether it’s the way you dress, the location or a few props.

Do you have any advice for couples planning a destination wedding in South Africa?

Make sure you see photos of the venue and not just what is shown on the website. Try to book a local coordinators that could help you with all the arrangements and pick out some great vendors for you. If you can’t afford a coordinator, pick vendors that respond to email and give you good service. This way you can relax and be assured things will run smoothly.

Can you tell us a bit more about the person behind the lens, how did you get into photography and what are your influences?

I started out as a wedding photographer assistant when I was 14 years old, just because I loved being at weddings and soon realized that my heart was in photography. I studied visual communication and after graduation I founded my own business.
Since I started shooting I loved close ups and details. I love spending time capturing those details that tell the story of the day. I also love simplistic design.
I also recently got married to my best friend.
The reason why I love photography is because it gives me the ability to tell other people’s stories or parts of it.

Have you got any exciting plans that you’d like to tell us about?

I plan to be in Europe from June to September and I’m looking forward to beautiful summer weddings!

Would you like to include a Special Reader Offer?

For any destination wedding I’ll give the couple a free 45 min couple shoot!

Christine Meintjes

Visit Christine’s website for more information and to see more examples of her photography.

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