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MEMORY MAKER

VANDYK_POHLFAMILY
 

Two of my favourite photographs from our family collection, first image (±1931) of my grandfather as a toddler all dressed up, second photograph taken in Kenya in the mid 1930’s and probably setup by my great-grandfather Carl Frederick Phöl, a hobbyist photographer (4th from the left with a cigarette in his mouth, my grandmother is in the middle with her back towards the camera, her mother and brother to her left), it shows a moment where everyone is having a good time together as family and friends.

Photographs are stories; they tell us about our history, they portray our loved ones’ liking and they remind us of moments shared with others. A moment can be forgotten in an instant, but once you have seen that moment in a photograph, you can easily recall the moment and the way it made you feel, for the rest of your life.

To say that I am a photographer feels silly, we are all photographers. I, am a storyteller. I connect with my clients to tell the story of their life, it can be an engagement session, a celebration, a pregnancy session or the whole big family altogether. The story and the bond of the people is what gets me excited. It is about being able to document a family for 13 years and hopefully continuing to do so for many more years.

2019 marks my 14th year as a wedding and portrait photographer, I still love seeing my clients through the viewfinder and capturing something in them that they can take them back in time and pass on to their children and grandchildren.

 

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Rensche Mari
Rensche Mari
 

MISSION & STYLE

My mission is to photograph my couples in a way that shows the connection they have with one another and to translate their story into a beautiful keepsake album.

I capture light filled images that are romantic and authentic. If you have a chance to wander through my wedding posts you will find posts that captures a wedding day from start to finish; there is a story behind every post, if you feel that this resonates with you, get in touch so I can document your love story.

MY HOME & TRAVEL

I call Pretoria home but love traveling to beautiful countries. My past jobs has taken me to New Zealand, Belgium, Dubai, Austria, France, Italy, USA, Mexico, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Mozambique. Please see my travel dates on the homepage to see where I will be next.


 

AWARDS

It is an amazing achievement to get awards in this industry, and it makes one feel so good, but no award is better than walking into a home and seeing a clients’ memories up on the wall and on their coffee table.

WPPI Wedding Album Competition

 

When I get a chance, I love to enter the albums I created for my clients into an international competition. I have received a couple of awards for my wedding albums in the past.

 
 
 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

A couple of magazines that has featured my work. Local & International

 
 
 

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