About us - Ben Viljoen Photography

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So you’ve spent months planning your wedding day, created the perfect milieu, and invited the most precious people in your life to celebrate your happiest day with you, only to spend half the day being interrupted constantly to pose and re-pose with a perfume bottle. Sad isn’t it?


I rather strongly believe that the role of the photographer should be one of recording and preserving real, precious memories. Looking at your images years from now should take you back to an actual time and event in your life, a sacred ceremony and an authentic celebration, one that changed the course of your life for good.


My wife Cindy and I have close to a decade of experience documenting hundreds of weddings all over South Africa, and internationally (Zambia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Swaziland etc.), creating beautiful photographs of real moments during the wedding day that can never be posed or directed. We know what to anticipate and we know where to look to find those moments. Moments that are real, and captivating. Moments that capture a gesture or a movement that speaks the truth about somebody you love dearly. We work in a photo-journalistic/documentary style that sees to it that we direct and control as little as possible during the day, and instead, it allows us to tell an authentic story.

We do record details and decor, and we do feel that a couple of quick formal family photographs befits the occasion. We also prefer to have the two of you alone for a few minutes to create a few stunning portraits in our signature style, but our desire is for you to get back celebrating with your people as swiftly as possible. After all, a wedding day isn’t all about the photography.

Are you available for my wedding day?