Riaan West is a Cape Town based international fine art wedding photographer who travels for local and International weddings. I love intimate weddings, aimed specifically to the wants and needs of each and every bridal couple. Simply put, i take beautiful weddings photographs for my clients.
My greatest dream came true when I met my Mentor Jose Villa in November 2016, who is the top wedding photographer in the world for the past 12 years. Upon attending his workshop, I Traveled to Mexico, met and collaborated with world renowned International wedding photographers, including, Joel Seratto, Nadia Meli, Koby Brown and Brittany Mahood.
I am very fortuned and grateful to have been featured in various magazine and online publications, including VISI, House and Leisure, Wedding Inspirations and many more.
In 2016, i’ve been bestowed with the greatest honor by being a host on DSTV wedding series, Pas Getroud.
In a Nutshell, my passion is capturing weddings and being part of your wedding day is the greatest most fulfilling moment imaginable.
Flamingos, candy sticks, pink heels and props all form part of this whimsical styled wedding shoot!
Laura and Donovan's engagement shoot
Nita and Charl's engagement shoot
Naomi and Gervann's engagement shoot
The vibrant colour of love is celebrated in this traditional Hindu wedding
Autumn leaves and earthy elements complement the natural landscape of this Natal Midlands weddings
Mixed metallics feature in this secret garden styled shoot.
Tangled vines and waterfalls set the backdrop for this nature-inspired styled shoot.
Cara and Dirk's engagement shoot
Congratulations to our winners, and a huge thanks to all those involved!
A selection of our favourite moments captured in 2016.
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” — Alfred Stieglitz
We've rounded up five of our favourite Cape Town based photographers!
This year's annual Bride of the Year took place at the stunning Cooperage venue at Anura Wine Estate in Stellebosch. Read more to find out who was crowned Bride of the Year 2017
A look into some of Authentic Planning's newest and most popular products for weddings
All you need to know to pull your engagement shoot off
Catherine and Rupert's Real Wedding
The concept behind the styled shoot focused on our most loved ideas for summer weddings