Marissa, The Girl Behind The Camera
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. I am easy going and patient. I am creative and walk the extra mile to get “that” photo you want.
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 never gave up my 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 of becoming a photographer.
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.
Looking for a photographer in Pretoria or the surrounding areas of Gauteng?
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.
Telling your Stories – Capturing your adventure – Celebrating your legacy. I help to set the scene, allow you to have fun, and then capture beauty as it unfolds whether it is a proposal or engagement photoshoot.
Previous clients shared their journey with The Girl With The Camera.