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No more limited hours

No more limited images

No more limited short-film minutes

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Welcome to Pioneer Studios

You're engaged. A big fat congratulations to you both! (Let's pop some champagne!)

And so embarks one of the most exciting and beautiful chapters of your life - a celebration of how you connected with your heart's counterpart, and made the promise to honour that connection for as long as you live.

Documenting the details, the emotions and the magic of your wedding day is one of the most important aspects. In fact, your wedding photos and film will outlive you. It will become an inheritance to your children. And so, the work that we produce will become an inheritance to our children too. It will tell the story of love long after we are all gone - the story of your wedding day.


Pioneer was born in 2014 when Reinhard and Melissa Smit got married on the beach in Paternoster where they fell in love with not only each other - but with love itself, and story telling of the people who do. Today - almost 10 year, 1000 weddings and 5 kids later - we still live for telling the stories we document. Reinhard is a self taught film maker who believes that every film needs to be a beautiful cinematic masterpiece that will remain timeliness, and Melissa studied photography and comes from the old school film era - where every image has to count.

If you are interested in booking us, first, we are excited to meet with you over a cup or a glass! Connecting with you is one of the most important parts of this process - and we can answer any questions you might have.

Then, our online booking system secures all your documentation with us throughout the process and, when you select and confirm the booking that most speaks to your requirements, an invoice and agreement will be available on your booking platform. We have various payment terms - 50% on booking and 50% the following month, or three consequitive payments, or a 10% discount for full payment on booking.

On booking, you will receive a confirmation email with links - first to reserve your engagement session and second for an online timeline meeting with us. We will send you a complete wedding day breakdown suggestion and we finetune it according to your wishes during the meeting.

Speaking of the engagement session - go ahead and gather a few images that resonates with you as a couple - or leave the creativity up to us. We will provide you with an array of possible locations based on your mood vision for this first session with us or select a spot that speaks to you. During the session we guide you through easy and comfortable posing that will not only connect you with us, but re-connect you with your partner.


Why Pioneer?

In 2024, we wanted to simplify our clients experience with us.

No more limited hours.

No more limited images.

No more limited Films.

We dont limit your wedding day booking time with us. The time required for your wedding is calculated based on your individual needs.

We also dont limit the amount of wedding day images we supply. We simply dont know how to do that - we give you all the good ones but a minimum is guaranteed

As a husband and wife team, we bring synergy to your wedding day as we've perfected working together effortlessly. Well, mostly.

We do a complete wedding day timeline setup together that will plan out your entire day - not only for photo and film, but also for everything else from makeup to dinner time.

Your photos are delivered on an online gallery that is active an entire year after your wedding. You can share it with friends and family and download images in high resolution.


the Pioneer

R 25 000.00

Photographer & Videographer

Engagement / Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

- Full Day Wedding Cover (+- 11am - 9pm)

- Unrestricted Images (+- 800)

- Short Film (+- 6 minutes)

- Social Media Film Reel

- Vow / Audio recordings for Short Film

- Wedding Timeline Plan

- Online Gallery for 1 Year

Available Extras:

Ceremony & Reception Film + R3500

Second Shooter + R4500

Photo Album + R2500

For full terms and conditions please request a copy of our contract


Ready to get an official quote from us? Fill out our contact form here


+27 065 953 6068

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Preferred suppliers:

Professional MC: Jeandre Venter

Makeup & Hair Artist: Tehillah Husselmann

Hair Stylist: Armon Barnard By Armon

Flower Specialist: Jeanique Blom Bespoke