Family portrait and wedding photographer based in Johannesburg

Relaxed, natural photos captured on location

Welcome! I’m Jeanette. I’m a location-based lifestyle family and wedding photographer, based in Johannesburg. I specialise in weddings, events and family portraits that are natural and full of colour.

Photography has always been a really important part of my life. Not only in the photos I’ve taken of my own family, but the photos that my mom took of us when we were growing up. I believe that capturing moments in time are so important… my kids love paging through our family albums (yes I do design and print one every year).

My favourite kind of a photoshoot is one where I’m able to capture what each person is about. My favourite photos are the ones that reflect the real relationships and love between people. I love the moment when I know that I’m “getting” that connection.

I do photoshoots on weekends in Johannesburg and around South Africa (and I also do destination weddings outside SA).

My latest work

Couple shoot on Melville Koppies

Couple shoot on Melville Koppies

I was so thrilled when Kim asked me to take photos of her and Brett to celebrate their wedding anniversary. After a few discussions over WhatsApp and in-person after one of our runs in the Cradle of Humankind, we decided to do the couple shoot on Melville Koppies. I'd...

The H family photo session with Newtown graffiti

The H family photo session with Newtown graffiti

The H family met me on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago in the quiet streets of Newtown for a photo session. We headed for the quiet blocked off street filled with graffiti that I love using. I haven't been there since before lockdown, so it was so awesome to see...

A life in lockdown session

A life in lockdown session

Hayley wanted to document her family's life in lockdown, and you know how much I love taking more documentary-styled photos so this session made my heart very happy. During Level 5, I took daily photos of my family life so I think documenting this strange time is very...


A Big Thank You for the beautiful photos. The day has been captured with such warmth and happiness.  We were wowed by our Couple photos! wow wow – they are such stunning photos! Thank you for capturing the joy of our Big Day, capturing our wedding day in the most beautiful way and in perfect mood and tone.
Cydne and Clayton

We cannot thank you enough for the incredible photo’s! You are really amazing!
These are memories that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
We really enjoyed doing the shoot with you and are blown away by your professional service.
Pienaar family

Thank you for the beautiful photos, I have never thought that I was strong or graceful and you captured that. It was very emotional to see myself in that light.