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Wedding photo-journalism

You have 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.


That’s unfortunate.


We 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. The wedding day should not be an extended photo shoot with guests attending as mere spectators.


My wife Cindy and I have over 10 years of experience documenting hundreds of weddings all over South Africa and internationally, creating beautiful photographs of real moments during the wedding day that can never be posed or directed. We know what to anticipate and where to find them. 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 wedding 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 about your wedding day that can be relived time and again, for generations to come.


Ben photographed his first wedding back in 2006. Cindy officially joined in 2009 and we worked from Johannesburg for a few years. In 2013 we decided to settle down in nearby Parys where we now live & love, and where we serve our clients from.

Are you available for my wedding day?