Photography is the art of observation and the science of light. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place and in an extraordinary way. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

I am a Pretoria Based photographer who loves to capture the true essence of my subjects. My most favorite thing in the world is to share the beauty in the every day and the moments in between. I love having my camera in my hands, but even more than that, I love how having my camera in my hands enable me to tell a story and bring each story to a new magical light the world has yet to see.
As Wedding & Lifestyle Photographers, we really do have the best seat in the house and I think the thing I love most about doing what I do, is that I am able to capture amazing stories right as they unfold, and witnessing so much love and appreciation, doing what I love for real clients, with amazing stories, every day.  The first thing that you need to know is that I love having my camera in my hands! This is my happy place, my passion, my daily adventures.  
 
I live for the everyday laughs, the every day struggles, the in-between moments and the ‘small things’ we experience daily in our lives. I genuinely love that my job allows me to capture these moments and being a part of someone’s journey.   With me being in the line of storytelling myself, and a romantic at heart, I really live for the details and challenge myself daily to create more than just photos, that you can treasure forever.

What you can expect when Working with me?

Weddings, Couples & Engagements

COUPLES & LIFESTYLE

Whether you just got engaged or you would like to have a look at booking for a couple shoot, we can assist. We will help you find a suitable venue, provide outfit guidance and advice. Lifestyle Shoots are generally around an hour shoot, where you can add up to 6 people.

 

Packages can be customised to suit your needs. Lifestyle sessions include Families, Matric farewells and Maternity sessions

ENGAGEMENTS

So he just popped the question and you would like to look at having an Engagement shoot? We love engagement sessions and will help you select a theme and venue to give you something amazing.

 

The session will generally last about and hour to and hour and a half, and can also be styled for you on request. Just chat to us about the options and we will help you make the session as stunning as possible.

SURPRISE ENGAGEMENTS

We also cover Surprise Engagements if you are planning to pop the question and would like the Big moment captured. We know that it may be a big step, but we will be with you every step of the way to make the moment even more magical.

 

From hiding in the bushes, to crawling on your knees at the Palazzo Hotel, we have done it all and will be able to offer you some guidance.

WEDDINGS

We capture weddings all through out the year and would absolutely love being a part of your Big day. Our Wedding packages cater for full day coverage as well as an Engagement Session and a couple of extra’s. Our Packages have been designed to offer you flexibility, and can be customised to suit your needs.

 

Simply fill in our Contact Form and we will get back to you. Not too worry, we will be with you every step of the way. We will be sharing our awesome Bride’s guide which will include some handy tips for the Big Day.

WHO IS BEHIND THE LENS

I absolutely love everything about Love and Light and I can't wait to meet you. Here is a bit more about the girl behind the lens

From the first moment I picked up a camera 9 years go, I knew that was it. Life as I knew it, was about to change. And Wow! What a journey it has been! The first thing that you need to know is that I absolutely love what I do.  This is my happy place : )

As a Photographer, I get to become a painter with colours, a witness to love, a scientist of light and a believer of magic, capturing some of the most beautiful moments along the journey.  I am profoundly humbled by the amazing stories I get to witness every single day.  I live for the everyday laughs, the every day struggles, the in-between moments and the ‘small details’. moments and the best part about it is that I get to be a part of the journey, documenting every second.

When I am not behind the Lens, you can find me in the garden planting anything and most likely everything I can find, or running after my two very active Jack Russels. My veggie garden is slowly growing, and as am I : )

Keshia

Keshia van der Merwe

Photographer & Owner

Dreamer | Photographer | Free Spirit | Adventurer

“I love most that my job as a Wedding & Engagement Photographer allows me the unique opportunity to become a storyteller, and a painter, an architect and a vip ticket holder to witness some of the most beautiful and magical love stories, right here in the middle of our ordinary lives. Being a Romantic at heart and a firm believer of true love, I really could not have asked for a greater blessing than the art of photography! I love every second of my work, and it in turn is teaching me to love the world around me even more”

Today, you inspired me

Some of our latest Work

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  • Couples
  • Creative
  • Engagements
  • Maternity
  • Matric Farewell
  • Residential & Venues
  • Studio Photography
Humanlift – Steampunk Concept Shoot
Hendrik & Bernette | Engagement Photography Session | Irene Dairy Farm
Abigale & JC Maternity Session @ French Toast Cafe in Harties
Baby & Maternity
Nature

They say

Tracy's Surprise 40th Birthday

Stella Matthys

Keshia is a magician behind the camera lens. From first contact the service were not only professional, but friendly and warm hence by the time we met for the first time I felt like I've known her since forever. Not only did Keshia take the most amazingly beautiful photos, we felt like movie stars! Keshis's direction during the shoot were much needed as well as spot on to suit every person' best qualities. I will work with Keshia again no doubt. Thank you Keshia, you are the absolute BEST no doubt!

Cherise & Quenn Wedding Day

Cherise & Quenn van Niekerk

Keshia is such a spontaneous person who can make you feel at ease on one of the most stressful days of your life...your wedding day! She has captured every emotion, every glance and every tear....all the precious memories so easily forgotten. Het assistant Corene is also brilliant, a person with such a golden heart. We will forever be grateful to them both for contributing to our special day and making sure our phots are so amazing!

Engagement Shoot - Kylie & Gray

Kylie & Gray

Keshia is fantastic at what she does! She is friendly, does not make you feel like a complete stranger and puts so much love and care into her photos and work. Absolutely adored our engagement shoot, the images are nothing like we imagined, cannot wait for her to capture our wedding day!

She does her photography with a lot of passion and love

Niandre & Willen du Plooy

This is the most amazing photographer... She has surprised us with the most amazing photos of our special day...! She does her photography with a lot of passion and love and anyone going through the albums you will notice it immediately. Thank you for capturing our memories 🙂

Thank you for capturing our fairytale!

Desiree & Graham Mcleod

Thank you so much for capturing our wedding and fairytale so beautifully! The photos are absolutely stunning!

Keep up the great work!

Corene van den Berg

Keshia, I have had the great privilege in working by your side a few times now for our Family photography and it is amazing how much love and care you put into your work. It really shows and the results are amazing every time! I wish everyone could see the beauty in the world as you do, keep up the great work!

You created beautiful memories that make us smile and teary eyed every time we look at our wedding pictures!

Yvette Dippenaar

Keshia has taken the most beautiful pictures of our wedding day. She captured every detail, every moment, every future memory, every happy moment, every smile and every special glance between me and my husband. She was everywhere all the time! Thank you Keshia! What a pleasure to work with you and to just act naturally instead of posing uncomfortably! You created beautiful memories that makes us smile and teary eyed every time we look at our wedding pictures! Love your work xxx

It is always in a comfortable place for your kids and she captures the essence of a person's beauty.

Melissa Landsberg

Keshia takes the most beautiful pictures! It is always in a comfortable place for your kids and she captures the essence of a person's beauty. I was really happy with both photo shoots of my son. Thank you so much! Xxx

The photos are so amazing!

Shumbi Mutangadura

Wow wow Keshia... The photos are so amazing! The photos don't even look like it was such a cold or miserable day. You are a magician!!!

Thanks for your kindness, beautiful heart and amazing work!

Lindelwa Simelane

I love you. You are the best in the world! My pastor and his wife are very happy .. Super excited! You are a wonderful photographer. Thanks for your kindness, beautiful heart and amazing work. I have no doubt you will go very far in your career!

I like that they are different - not the same ol - same ol!

Lorna van Deventer

I like what I see - go for it Keshia - your photos are absolutely stunning - I like that they are different - not the same ol - same ol! Keep it Up!

That moment in time that suddenly makes a lifetime memory of magic!

Catherine Slater

I believe beauty is witnessed in a specific moment in time. An emotion so raw that it literally can go by in a split second. The best photographers are ones who can capture that exact moment in time that suddenly makes a lifetime memory of magic. Thank you for your eyes x

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What else can we assist with?

We’d love to give you a once in a lifetime experience when you book a shoot with us, and will go the extra mile as far as we can to make sure that the end result is as beautiful as possible, here are a couple of ways that we can make it even better

Makeup Artist

We work with makeup artists and people in the business of making you stunning for the shoot so we can easily provide a suggestion or two if you are not sure where to start.

Venues

As Wedding & Engagement Photographers we get to see and work with some of the most stunning venues around the country, we will gladly assist in finding the venue that is just right for you.

Wedding Website

If you are looking for something different, why not opt to start a wedding website for your special day. Guests will be able to to stay on track with progress, news and RSVP online.

Polaroid Service

In today's day and age, we are so used to being 'digital', why not add our Polaroid service to your Wedding package and rock that old school look, with some immediate prints either to share with your guests, or create a vintage photo album for you to remember forever.

Photobooth

We can cater for a custom Photo Booth. We dedicate some time with the photographer to run the booth for you and capture some candid snapshots of all your guests. If you would like to add a printing service to the booth, please enquire with us for options.

What to wear

We always suggest to be as comfortable as possible in your choice and to avoid neon colours, logos and heavy print within your shoot. Try to pick a look or shade and add variances of this. Not too worry, we will also assist and guide as far as we can.

Delivery & Print Options

The first known photograph was printed using a chemical process on a piece of metal, and took as long as 8 hours to Develop. Print media has since come a long way! Here are a few print media options we can offer you for your photos

Retro Prints

Instead of opting for the standard photo prints, why not opt for retro prints? Exactly as cool as it sounds, your photos are printed Polaroid Style, so you can add a personal message, write a thank you card, sky is the limit!

Stretched Canvas & Block Mount Prints

As an alternative or addition to standard prints and coffee table books, we also have printed stretched canvas or block mounted prints available. Chat to us about your requirements and the wall you had in mind and we will gladly assist in choosing the best shape and design for you.

Social Media Friendly

We know that you would like to show your friends and family easily, so we include a quick Facebook slideshow and online blog post with your story and photos, which you can easily share.

Printed Wooden Blocks

For that really artistic and rustic feel, we can also have your images printed directly on wood, custom made so suit your needs and sizes. This is totally different from the rest and can also be ordered as gifts for friends and family.

Coffee Table Photo Books

Looking for a nice way to be able to see your photos and show your friends and family.<br /> We also design and print coffee table photo books in all sorts and sizes and will explore around your options.

Standard Photo Printing

We offer standard photo printing in all types, sizes and formats, as well as retro prints (polaroid style) and Jumbo. Just chat to us about your options.

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