What I do

Wedding Stories

Over the past few years I have grown to love every aspect of a wedding, from the smallest detail, the preparations for a feast to remember up to that very moment where you promise to love and cherish one another forever. It would be such a privilege for me to document and be a part of your love story and I’ve realized that photographing a wedding and capturing every memory is such a “personal” thing! I have compiled a range of packages to suit every clients specific needs. I also introduced a new option where you can compile your own custom package. My prices for weddings start at R 6 500.00. I understand that choosing a photographer can be a daunting task, so please feel free to contact me for my packages, meet me for a coffee and ask as many questions as you like!
I cannot wait to hear from you!

 

Couples in Love

Getting engaged and being in love is the most beautiful thing! I think engagement sessions are deep down my favourite thing to photograph. I enjoy laid back, relaxed sessions with picnic blankets and cupcakes and a happy couple of course! When you book me for your wedding day, I always recommend to book me for a couple or engagement/pre-wedding session so we get to know each other a little better. I understand that for some people it is not always easy to have your picture taken (especially the guys!). So I found that meeting beforehand and spending some time together always help that we are much more relaxed on your big day.

Family Lifestyle

I had the amazing privilege to become a mom last year October. It is now more than ever that I realise the importance of taking family portraits. These little ones grow up so fast and it is as if they change every month! If you have children, I’m sure you will know exactly what I’m talking about. I specialise in outdoor shoots and family lifestyle shoots in the comfort of you own home and when it comes to family portraits, I don’t like stiff poses. I like it when the little kids run around and play and enjoy the session with mom and dad, and the grannies are welcome as well!! I would love to meet you and your family and to capture those special moments so that it will never be forgotten. Every family has a story to tell and that is where I come in… be inspired to play, live and love and have your pictures taken while doing JUST that!

Sweet Words

Selfs nog voor ons verloof geraak het was die die fotograaf boksie op my trou lysie reeds gemerk. Ek en Marthinus het van die begin af geweet dat ons niemand anders as Maryke Venter wou hê om die oomblikke van ons spesiale dag vas te vang nie. En dit was verseker een van die beste besluite wat ons kon neem. Maryke was voor die troue altyd reg om te luister, te help en advies te gee waar nodig. Haar liefde, geduld, profesionaliteit, opregte opgewondheid en energie op ons troudag het die dag vir ons albei so spesiaal en lekker gemaak.

Sy het ons albei so gemaklik laat voel wat die mooiste en spontaanste oomblikke na vore gebring het. Maryke is werklik ‘n wonderlike fotograaf en ‘n ongelooflike mens met ‘n pragtige hart en ‘n passie vir haar werk en kliënte. Sy het elke oomblik tot in die fynste detail perfek vasgevang en ek kan nie ons trou dag sonder haar daar voorstel nie. Elke foto is ‘n kosbare herinnering wat ons vir altyd sal koester en daarvoor sal ons nooit vir haar genoeg kan dankie sê nie.

Giselle
Giselle Ras Happy bride

We loved working with Maryke! Firstly she is a fantastic person and that comes across the second you meet her, she made us feel so relaxed on the day! She is enthusiastic, friendly but professional at the same time and on top of that she is full of energy which just made everything more fun & special! The thing I loved most about Maryke is her great passion for her job, it is not something you see everyday!

Thank you so much Maryke! I cannot recommend Maryke highly enough, she is a blessing and I’m so so grateful she was able to be part of such a special moment in our lives. May your passion never fade and may you be blessed!

Marelize
Marelize Badenhorst Happy bride

More about me

My passion for photography started long before I even knew about its possibilities. Armed only with a simple “mik & druk” (aim and shoot) film camera, whilst Au-pairing in Holland, my love for photography became evident and grew increasingly stronger. Two years later, I had the opportunity to gain experience in this art form, as part of a three year graphic design diploma. As a qualified graphic designer, I believe that my proficiency in both graphic design and photography gives me a competitive advantage in the professional world of photography. My aim is to use this combination to create breathtaking memories, that speaks to your soul and evoke emotions within. Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do. I absolutely love photographs that capture the true character and personality of a person. I always try to do the less obvious shot, trying different and unpredictable angles. Vibrant colours in strange combinations and incredible detail motivates me...and when I edit my photographs, I enter a dream world where that which was captured becomes alive and immortal. My dream is not to become like the best photographers I know, but to become the BEST photographer I can be. I hope that through my blog and my photographs you will be inspired to have your picture taken!

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Interesting Stats

Weddings
93%
Couples
77%
Family Lifestyle
87%
Corporate
62%

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