About Meget to know me

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This is me, I’m a twenty-something year old with a passion for people. I take photos of weddings, engagements, families and basically anything where people are involved. I grew up in the northern (extremely warm) part of South Africa on a game farm, a era spent with dialup internet until mid 2000’s and beautiful old school values.

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After school I started studying for a degree in Visual Communication, but my impatience got the better of me and I left my studies to become a full-time photographer. It was hard for a young guy entering the industry with no background, but I was determined to make it.

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First order of business was to start working on my brand. In the beginning stages it included hand stitched craft paper packaging. I know right, what was I thinking. But even with that, it was a sign that I was thinking creatively, at least that is how I comfort myself :D At this present moment, my online presence and packaging all intertwine, every piece beautiful in it’s own way and showing a part of myself in everything I do.

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“If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.”

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In 2013 I got an opportunity to intern for another photographer as a full-time assistant and in-house editor. It was a blessing to my career! I got to know the industry and worked on amazing projects under my new ‘mentor’. It was a valuable, hard working but still amazing 18 months.

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“GUYS NEVER GROW UP, THEIR TOYS ONLY BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE.”

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In March 2014 a friend invited me to church and I gave my heart to the Lord. From that day I could really see the Lord’s blessing on my life as I gave up every desire I had to replace it with the desire He has for my life.

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During my time interning I also started taking in clients of my own. A wedding here and there and a lot of couple shoots. I did my first wedding in October 2014, it was extremely stressful and it felt like I couldn’t focus. For the first time I knew what it felt like to have the title of ‘Wedding Photographer’. The image above was from my first wedding.

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Thank you Bernhard & Nolene for trusting me with your special day and these once in a lifetime memories.

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Fast forward to January 2015, I decided it’s time to give up my internship and go into photography full time. I started taking on more projects and going into the industry full steam, this was honestly the scariest time of my life, but nothing worth having ever comes easy.

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In September 2015 I asked the most beautiful woman to become my wife!! We got engaged underneath a huge jackalberry tree with hanging lanterns (my dad installed these just for our engagement). It was a mammoth task to pull of a dream engagement from 2000 km away, but with the help of both my parents everything was perfect and something both Roelandi and I will never forget!

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We tied the knot in April 2016 and we had the most beautiful wedding and shared our day with our nearest and dearest.

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From that day my whole view point on wedding photography has changed. I want to capture the essence of a wedding! For my wife and I, the most special photos were the emotions of our wedding, my father crying as we said our vows, my in-law’s laughing uncontrollably as I accidentally called Roelandi’s father ‘oom’ instead of dad during my speech. It was those small moments that made the impact in our photo collection! Almost everyone remembers the big things, I want to capture the smaller things that may be easier to forget over time, but when ever you page through your album, you can have a flashback and relive everything! That’s my goal!

 

 

 


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