I am Wynand and I am a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, available for weddings nationwide.
I believe we are part of a bigger story and I love that people allow me to capture a huge part of their STORY!
I have a more documentary approach to photography whereby I document your day with very creative techniques, rather than styling every photograph…similar to a fly on a wall.
I also love creating images where your friends and family’s reaction will be “OH WOW, I cant believe that is you” and for this I will do a little styling, but I try to limit these photos because they tend to be less emotional….and I LOVE EMOTION!
I always say to my clients:”Please cry on your wedding day, because they are happy tears and not sad tears!”
You will be forever greatful for experiencing your wedding day in full emotion, because that is what you remember…your emotions. 50 years from now, you will not remember what you looked like, but you will remember what you felt like. So you need photos and videos to remember you what you looked like, and what better way to have a beautiful wedding album or printed photo on the wall of the moment during your BIG DAY when you were the happiest! priceless!
I am truly privileged to walk this journey with so many clients until the day they say “I do” and some couples even become really good friends after their wedding. I even love the fact that I have done family photos for some of them for which I am truly grateful.
If my style of photography is something that you like, please get in contact (click here) and we can arrange to meet over coffee! I would love to meet up with you!
Enjoy your week and be blessed!
Wynand van der Merwe
Awards and features
I have been privileged to have won a few international and local awards throughout my career as a photographer, and I am truly blessed! All the Glory to Jesus!