My photography journey started long before I ever had an idea what I was going to do with my life. I remember in my teens being an acrobat, and loving extreme sports, being photographed a few times by some friends and the feeling when you get that perfect shot you were looking for. After school I went to go study Drama at the University of Stellenbosch and was constantly surrounded by talented artist that inspired me so much. 

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My wife has always loved photography and when we were in South Korea teaching English we had the finances to afford a nice DSLR and a few lenses. We were lucky enough to be surrounded by a bunch of super talented photographers and artists in Korea and had amazing guidance that taught us so much. I will never forget the memories of creating our first light painting photo on the beaches of Thailand and the feeling of capturing the big wall of China with its beautiful landscapes. It instantly took me back to the days of skating and capturing that perfect air. That's it, we were hooked, but just never had the guts to pursue what made us happy.

In 2012 my wife returned to South Africa to pursue her dreams of becoming a full time photographer. I returned the following year and in 2017 I decided it was time to do the same. 

We grow, live, learn and love together and every day we get to capture people's awesome memories and moments. We have learned and experienced a lot since the days of traveling the east and we aspire to one day go back and capture the beauty of the world. 

We were blessed with a beautiful daughter in 2016 and this was the push I always needed. She inspires me to be better everyday. I am fortunate to do what I do so that I can spend more time with my wife and child and not miss out on any of the moments in their lives.