Recent work

Charles and Nicole

When Charles and Nicole had their special day it was the most beautiful wind still afternoon with a glorious sunset.

Heinie and Adrien

Dit was die perfekte somersonskyndag. Die lug was skoon en die veld so groen dat dit jou oë seermaak.

Tertius and Bianca

This wedding was featured in the Northern Natal Courier because it was such a special day with so many unique and special moments.

Jody and Nandi

This wedding would turn out to be one of the most memorable weddings ever!

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About me

I’m passionate about people. Passionate about beautiful photos. And most of all passionate about making memories with people that will reflect their special bond on a photo.

My road didn’t start with photography but it was one of those things that happened with me along the way and once it became part of me it defined me in so many ways.

I started my journey in life in a small Free State town called Petrusburg. My passion after school was nature and I always want to know how things work so I studied B.Sc Biological Sciences. But life had other plans for me. I ended up in the Drakensberg teaching kids about nature and a few years later became a full-time Biology teacher. And this is where my path crossed with photography. The school had their own photography club for the kids and I got involved there. When I held my first second hand camera in my hand and took my first roll of film I knew I found my destiny!

It would be many years though before I felt I was good enough to take my photography passion to the level of a full time business. And that is exactly what I did the past 10 years. I’ve completed a course with distinction with the Photography Institute and kept on learning with online classes. We lived in Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal where I’ve established my business as the one to go to when you needed professional service and high quality photos. Living in a small town meant I got to work in lots of different areas of photography. From pregnancy to newborn to family to school photos and businesses photos. But the one I really enjoyed was my wedding photography.

Our family, my husband and two daughters did a leap of faith earlier this year when an opportunity open up for my husband in Moorreesburg in the beautiful Swartland in the Western Cape.

It is with great excitement that I’m looking forward to this new chapter in our lives. The most beautiful venues and scenery is surrounding me and I can’t wait for wedding couples to trust me with their most precious memories.

Photography is so much more than just beautiful photos. For me it’s the privilege of walking some steps with other people. To become part of their stories and leaving memories to cherish forever. I can not wait to become part of your story!

“Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.”
Cal Newport

Testimonials

  • We had our engagement shoot done by Daniella and her enthusiasm for our way out concept was wonderful. She made the shoot a special experience and really brought our engagement to light. She is able to catch the most natural moments so that the pictures are never posed. Our wedding was an eventful affair with the bride being hospitalized mere hours before the ceremony with a shattered arm. Daniella went above and beyond taking the most beautiful photos before the event showing the preparations (in our absence), was there for what became a two day wedding with the reception in day one and the wedding ceremony at 5am in day two. This was followed by another shoot after the cast came off to complete our amazing wedding album. The process left us with a friend not a photographer.

    Jody and Nandi
  • Professional, relaxed, humorous and soooo much fun. By far the best photographer we ever had the privilege of working with. Thank you that you went the extra mile on our wedding day to make it even more special. You made us feel relaxed and we enjoyed every moment, and of course we got the most amazing photos we could have ever asked for!

    Morne & Tamsin
  • Daniela is ‘n puik fotograaf. Haar pragtige persoonlikheid sit almal op hul gemak en daardeur vang sy elke persoon se unieke skoonheid vas. Sy het ‘n hart van goud en loop die ekstra myl vir haar kliënte. Almal sê begroot vir ‘n goeie fotograaf, maar Daniela is bekostigbaar met haar wye variasie pakkette en briljant agter die lens. Duisend dankies vir jou kunswerke van ons groot dag, ons kan jou met geruste harte aanbeveel.

    Joubert and Jaleen

Portfolio

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share some of my work with you. Please have a look through my Portfolio  and do not be afraid to let me know if you see something you like!

Services

Daniela photography covers a wide variety of family events,  and corporate requirements. From the more styled photos like your family photos, engagements, newborns to weddings and sporting events.

Weddings

Engagements • Ceremony • Reception

Wedding days are very stressfull and you don’t need a photographer that will add to that. I’ve got a very non intrusive style where I become part of your day capturing the day as it unfolds. The things that go right and wrong.  I believe that bride and groom photos must be fun and informal. The goal is that when you look at these photos years from now you will still remember how you felt that day.

Styled shoots

Miscellaneous

Through the years I’ve had the privilege to help different types of businesses to sell their products or services. This ranged from guest houses, game farms,big machinery, jewellery, interior design shop, CD covers, etc.  I’ve done numerous front covers for the Northern Natal Get It magazine and also published in The Country Life Magazine. I’ve also contributed to the Northern Natal Courier.

Lifestyle shoot

Individual • Family • Maternity • Newborn

Most people don’t like being in front of a camera but still would like to have special photos of themselves, their family, baby or special occasions to keep for generations to come or to hang these memories on their walls. I keep these sessions very informal with lots of fun. When people are relaxed you can take the most stunning photos of anyone.

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Say Hello

Let's talk

We look forward to capturing your special day.

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Call/Email:
Daniela: +27 (0)22 433 1080 / +27 (0)76 949 0336
danielafotografie@gmail.com