Full-time photography and chasing sunsets fill my days as well as eating way too much dark chocolate with my husband. I love getting stuck into the detail. Detail about the wedding, detail planning your first baby’s photoshoot, or detail about the time of day to get the best light for your photoshoot.
Even though I love getting stuck into the detail of the day, all those things you and your soon-to-be spouse spent hours on to make sure you and your guests can enjoy the day, I also love to capture moments as they unfold of you and the people you love.
Photography the hobby became the day job
Capturing imperfect moments in a beautiful way makes me excited. I do love a beautiful setting or location but give me a challenge and I am even more excited to show you what we can do.
This is Me – Your Photographer
Photography has been part of my life since I was very small. Growing up with a father playing around with film and an SLR camera had its advantages when I decided to take up photography as a hobby early on. After studying and working for a few years as a social worker, I still never gave up the dream to become a full-time photographer. With almost 10 years of full-time photography behind me, I am still as passionate to capture your special moments as in that first few years.
This is Us On Our Wedding Day
When my husband and I got married, we decided we want a fuss-free wedding. This meant doing a lot of things different to suit our personalities, our ideas of what a perfect day would look like for us, and also having fun. So things got interesting. When the venue told us the soonest opening was on Monday to host us on their rooftop setting in the middle of Pretoria, it was an easy yes. It was easy and it was fuss-free. And that was the motto of our wedding and how we got it arranged in two weeks. My labrador retriever carried our rings down the aisle without even practising her moves beforehand. After all our guests left we visited a friend in hospital that could not attend our wedding.
Looking through our wedding photos I love to experience the day again and again. Some moments make me laugh and other gets me all teary-eyed. But for these moments, I am grateful and thankful to hold in my hands. All thanks to my wedding photographer. If you choose The Girl With The Camera as your photographer I would love to meet you to discuss your ideas and dreams for your day.
Every Story Is Beautiful – Every Moment Is Precious And I Would Love To Be Able To Tell Your Picture Story through photography.
The emphasis is on documenting special moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.
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Previous Photography Clients Said
What a lovely experience working with Marissa! She is professional and friendly and managed to get my usually shy, clingy and fussy 2 year old to enjoy herself and have fun during our family shoot. Our pictures are amazing. I'm looking forward to Marissa capturing more of our family moments 🙂
Melissa Ticconi December 8, 2020
Every time is just wow. Love her 😍
Aster Yemane November 21, 2021
You know your photographer did an amazing job when you can't decide which photos you like best. Marissa is patient and very helpful and her work speaks for itself
Amy Baard October 19, 2020
Marissa made the whole experience magical, from the engagement shoot until the end of the wedding. She was professional, friendly, accommodating and such a fun photographer. It was worth every cent and will be part of the wedding that I will be able to keep with me forever. I still cry when I look at the photos as there are so many special memories and parts that I did not see until the photos. Thank you Marissa.
Tammy Seagreen November 16, 2021
It was a pleasure working you Marissa. Very professional. We love the pictures.