About Me & Services

Photography

Hi, I'm Charlene Vernooy, I am a full time photographer, and the owner and main photographer of Vernooy Photography. A little bit about me: I am an internationally qualified photographer, I graduated through the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP). I have had an interest in photography since 1998, have been photographing weddings and much more for almost 10 years, I'm very passionate about my work and a total perfectionist! I love every minute of it! I've always wanted a job where I can be able to touch people's hearts and make a difference in their lives, I am most certainly able to do that with my love for photography and capturing those special moments...

ACHIEVEMENTS

I am rated a Master Photographer in accordance with PSSA (Photographic Society South Africa) and Paarl Photographic Club constitution rules. I have also been the Vice-Chairperson of Paarl Photographic Club.

I graduated through the NYIP with a 90%+ average.

I've achieved many club awards:

  • Club merit awards
  • Many 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in our monthly competitions
  • 2nd place in Club Championship 2011 Set Subject category
  • winner of the Club Championship 2012 Set Subject category
  • 2nd place in Club Championship 2014 Creative category
  • 2nd place in Club Championship 2014 Open category
  • Judged at Paarl Photographic Club, Worcester Photographic Club, Helderberg Photographic Society, Durbanville Photographic Club and Swartland Photographic Club as well as salon judge for Tafelberg Photographic Club.

I have also received 82 PSSA Salon Acceptances and 8 PSSA Salon Certificates of Merit, wish I had the time to do more of these!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

I've photographed over 180 weddings. I love to capture the speciality of the day and create unforgettable and special memories for my couples. My mission is to get the most out of your day and use every possible opportunity. We mainly cover the Boland area, but love traveling to other parts of the Western Cape.

On the day:

  • About two hours before the ceremony we arrive at the location, capture the reception, groom & bridal preparations. (if locations allow)
  • I cover all aspects of the day, preparations, ceremony, family photographs, bridal party, couple photographs and full reception untill the cutting of the cake or flowers and garter, whichever is last.
  • Depending on the package you choose, with or without videography, I cover about 6-8 hours.
  • Our packages are for Photography and Videography, but you are not compelled to use both services on your wedding day, the Photography service is available seperately.
  • Your wedding day is very important to me, I do my best to capture everything to the highest quality! And I only use high quality professional equipment.
  • Please contact me for full detail and packages.

VIDEOGRAPHY

My photography service is incorporated with the videography team of Moments on Film - www.momentsonfilm.co.za. They supply a very professional videography service, covering all or most of the aspects I cover, depending on the package you choose.  
They cover 6-8 hours of the wedding day and after editing the dvd duration is about 60-120 minutes, depending on the size and duration of the wedding.

The dvd includes:

  • Venue scenery & reception.
  • Groom and Bridal preparations. (depending on the package you choose)
  • Highlights video which will be displayed on their website.
  • The complete church ceremony.
  • The complete reception.
  • Personal video messages from guests.
  • All the other inbetweeners!
  • The events on the dvd divided by main menus and sub menus.
  • A bloopers sub menu that can be very enjoyable! 
  • DVD examples can be supplied on request or shown and explained during our meeting.

STUDIO / FAMILY / COUPLE / MATERNITY / BABY / MATRIC FAREWELL / PORTFOLIO'S / BOUDOIR ShOOT / COMMERCIAL WORK

  • I have a home based studio for Family, Couple, Maternity, Baby, Portfolio and Boudoir shoots. Most of these shoots can also be done outdoors at a location of your choice. Within the Paarl / Wellington area fuel charges are included.
  • Matric Farewell shoots can be done individually or for a group of friends. I would love to cover a complete matric farewell event with a few associates and a photo corner, contact me for availability!
  • For Companies: I do professional personnel portraits, product and website photography. Please see my Commercial and Corporate Portfolio gallery for examples of my work.
  • I'm available as a freelance photographer for any other events.

OTHER VIDEOGRAPHY PROJECTS

  • In conjunction with Moments on Film, we deliver a videography service of any other type of event, which includes:

    • School Concerts
    • Birthdays
    • Music Concerts
    • Church Sermons
    • Sporting Events
    • Promo Videos

    Where necessary photography can also be booked for these events. 
    All our videography end projects are in digital / dvd format.

TESTIMONIALS

 

Ons kan net vir jou dankie se vir die uitstekende werk wat jy gedoen het. Jou troues vertoon altyd asof dit uit 'n tydskrif gekom het as jy klaar jou magic gedoen het.
- Andrew & Leandri

We are speechless, you have done it again, we love it sooooo much, thank you! 
- Jonathan & Verene

Die fotos!!! Ek kan net nie kom oor die magic wat jy maak nie!!! Hulle is amazing!!!
- Gerhardt & Nina

My absolute favourite couple in the world. Brilliant job at making us all feel comfortable. Brilliant photographs and outstanding all round people ♡ couldn't have had any better!!! I've never experienced such incredible work! Thank you both so very much, you'll never really know just how grateful we are. And how fantastic you both really were!

- Jarryd & Kirsty

Dear Charlene, my husband and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our grateful hearts for the absolutely incredible job you did as our photographer for our wedding. You were able to capture the day exactly as it happened and every time we look at the photos we experience every emotion all over again. You were extremely professional and made the entire experience comfortable. We never once had any concerns about your work. Thank you for leaving us with so many wonderful photos that we will be able to cherish for years to come!
- Gurshwill & Althea

 Charlene, dis bitterlik mooi! Jy het maar net 'n oog en 'n touch... Dis stunning! Jy is 'n ster, dis pragtig! Het al ons fotos stukkend gekyk :D
- Charles & Estie

Charlene, almal praat net oor die pragtige fotos en sê ek het 'n uitstekende fotograaf gehad!
- Nihan & Surene