People are often surprised when they learn I was born and raised in South Africa. I grew up surrounded by art in one form or another; my mother was always busy making things from cloth or paper, and my father was a keen photographer who developed his own photos during his teen years. So I began my adventure with photography at an early age, playing with one of those old instamatic cameras.
I moved to Europe when I was 19, living first in London, then moving to Paris two years later. My journals were filled with photos capturing the adventure, and it was here that I began to pursue a more serious interest in photography. My early work concentrated more on artistic portraits and self-portraits, and I experimented with landscapes and fine art details. My own unique style began to take shape, and it was when I finally settled in Vienna, that the world of wedding photography opened up to me. I finally discovered a passion very close to my heart.
As a keen traveler and destination shooter, my couples have taken me across the globe and I have photographed weddings in destinations such as the Seychelles, Armenia, New York, Italy, Greece, Mallorca, Switzerland, Prague and Chile. My work can be seen in many leading wedding magazines and popular bridal blogs such as ‘Grace Ormonde Wedding Style’, ‘Martha Stewart Weddings’, ‘Style Me Pretty’ and ‘Wedding’ magazine.
My work has also received Honorable Mentions every year since 2006 at the International Photography Awards (IPA) including Winner in 2008 in the Wedding Category.
I was also awarded Photographer of the Year by Practical Photography Magazine (UK) in 2005.