Hi there. My name is Wynand.
I am a Destination Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
My passion for photography started in 2005 while photographing children in Swaziland. I was privileged to capture a friend’s wedding in Israel in 2011, which ignited a flame for wedding photography. Since then I have captured weddings all over South Africa, and in 2014 I embarked on this remarkable journey of being a full-time wedding photographer. My passion for people and their stories, fueled by hard work and dedication, have made me the photographer I am today.
I love capturing moments that are spontaneous and real, moments that nobody really sees, moments that reflect true love, passion and joy.
I have a documentary, yet artistic style of photography and I capture every wedding from a unique perspective. I aim to give memories to my clients that they have never seen before, especially the sparkler photos. And no, those photos weren't painted with a brush in Photoshop, but rather by me running around my clients painting the sky with a sparkler. This usually amounts to a lot of laughter! My clients have all been astounded by the end result.
It is my privilege to capture someone’s fairy tale, the day you start your ultimate life adventure with your true love.
I capture real moments with mind-blowing images.
Wynand van der Merwe
Elandi and Awé's engagement shoot
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