SOUTH AFRICAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Pretoria,  Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban

“a photograph is forever”

More than just wedding photographs.

 

Most photographers take pictures. I tell stories, through capturing raw authentic moments and emotions.

I know that each and every couple is different and unique, and so should your photography be…

- Real, Authentic and Creative. -

And that is why I adapt to your personalities & surroundings, to portray your story the best way possible,
unique and tailor made just for you.

– UNIQUE … JUST LIKE YOU –

NO ONE IS THE SAME, SO WHY SHOULD YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS BE?

I know that you are unique, your love for one another is unique, your experiences are unique, and so will your wedding be.

– FEW ACCOLADES –

Top 3 Wedding Photographers in Africa Admired in Africa 2019 + 2018 + 2017, Rated as ONE OF THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS in South Africa and Africa by FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS (USA) Award 2018, International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers award (ISPWP) 2019 + 2018 Best of the World Top 100 Wedding Photographers 2019, Society Best Wedding Photographers 2019, SLR Lounge Apex + Summit + Ascent Award 2017 + 2018. SLR LOUNGE Best wedding Photos 2018, WedAwards 2019, One Eyeland South Africa’s Top 10 Wedding Photographers 2018, Mywed Award 2018,  Brand Ambassador Profoto

My work will capture the essence of what you are celebrating – your love story – and will preserve it forever, to be handed over from generation to generation.
I am valued for my professional discretion and have been privileged enough to capture
the love stories of many celebrities, from international sport stars to television personalities.

– You won’t have to worry about your photography –

 

Your day only happens once, and so you deserve to be surrounded by people who absolutely LOVE what they do,
and are obsessed and dedicated to deliver the best.

THE BEST OF THE BEST

This is what I offer my couples; couples who have great taste and style,
couples who are not afraid to let their emotions show
couples who are adored by their friends and family,
and couples who value the authentic moments that can never be re-lived.

MY BIGGEST ACCOLADE IS A HAPPY CLIENT

Daniel West, wow, where do we begin… An absolutely brilliant photographer is an understatement. He is an artist and so incredibly passionate about he’s work. From our engagment shoot, we knew that this is the person we need to shoot out wedding day. We knew he was the best from day 1. The picture quality is overwhelming, he is extremely creative and the photos are worth every cent…. He makes you feel comfortable throughout the shoot and creates an exciting atmosphere, the service was amazing. I would highly recommend Daniel West to anyone who is looking for the best. Thank you Daniel for capturing our special moments and making our dream wedding a reality.

Anastasia and Jody

“Sometimes there is no next time. No second chance. No time out. It is now or never”

I am all head and Jeanette is all hart. She the extrovert that never says no for a photo opportunity or social media, I on the other hand prefer to live my life privately with moments captured in my memory.

I am a person for the detail, fussy and a bit OCD and she the go with the flow, all smiles and pleasing. And so with this challenge at hand Jeanette set out to find that photographer/artist that would tick all of the boxes. Over a coffee in the good old days before lockdown (for which I was late) I rushed into what was Bootleggers, bit flustered and still hype from my meeting that overran. Jeanette was having coffee with Daniel already. I just fell into the conversation and within minutes I felt very comfortable. There was just that chemistry, which to Jeanette and I was the deciding factor if we were deadlocked on who to pick.

We had to postpone our Nuptials three times – thank you C19; but Daniel stuck with us, and we with him because of that chemistry. (Only later did we find out about all his awards and accolades.)

On our big day he was present, but not there. That made such a difference as one could just be. Be yourself, be in the moment and actually experience your own wedding. Never did it feel like he was intruding or interrupting the flow he just blended in seamlessly. By then he had gotten to know us which also made  us feel at ease, never did it feel like  photoshoot or pictures force posed like models. His calm and engaging demeanor made  those “mandatory” pictures a fun event without detracting from US………………and when we were alone with just him it always felt like we could breath, exhale, soak in that one day, a minute at a time whilst he was working his magic.

It has now been 11 days since our BIG day and whilst he is looking us look fab working away in his studio we cant wait to see the final product. We know it will be memories captured to be remembered and shared –  that will be timeless and part of our perfect day.

Ferdie and Jeanette

It was an absolute pleasure working with Daniel. He was able captured the the important moments of the wedding and give insight into how the vide was on our special day through his photographs. We really appreciate your creativity and direction through out the day. We also applaud you on having patience and making us feel comfortable at every moment. Thank you for capturing the wedding as if it was through our eyes.

Lu-Anne and Tsohle

– PROUD TO BE PART OF –

I am a proud member of The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), Fearless Photographers, Wedding Photography Select (WPS) and Admired in Africa.
All of these associations are international associations which sets and keeps a certain standard in the wedding industry, ensuring that I deliver the best possible photographs to represent your love story.
One cannot simply buy a membership with any of these associations, one has to earn it.

RESERVE YOUR DATE TODAY

HAVE PEACE OF MIND KNOWING YOUR MOST IMPORTANT MEMORIES WON’T BE MISSED.