My father Wikus Louw sparked my inspiration to become a photographer. At the curious age of ten I began to accompany my talented father to his weddings and just by merely carrying his camera bag I could observe how talented he really was.
The work was difficult (with a medium format camera: Hasselblad) as well as long hours, however once I captured stunning photos of various decorations it showed me exactly what I was capable of. It gripped my interest and I quickly began to Love and learn more about it. The older cameras got more expensive as time passed by, so in 2004 we made the switch to digital cameras and the same year began my journey into my solo career breaking away from my fathers wing.
At this time I was still a high school student with a lot to learn but I was main photographer at various weddings which gave me valuable experience. Today I do photography full time which I am so grateful for, it is my passion and I live to capture beautiful images.
Capturing a moment into a irreplaceable image that could last forever, this inspires my love for photography and leaves me feeling empty whenever I do not have my camera with me.
Alvino’s Photography is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
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I’m passionate about capturing moments, telling stories via Photography.
I started shooting with my wife’s point and shoot camera 11 years ago and showed a very creative interest in photography.
My Dad bought me my first dslr camera in 2009 which I used to capture artists like Loyiso Bala, Euclid Jacobs as well as international band call Planet Shakers.
I have also captured moments of Zane Meas (Neville Meintjies in 7de Laan), Neville D as well as Natasha Joubert.
Based out of Port Elizabeth I have done events / concerts from East London all the way to Cape Town.
Currently I’m busy updating my website, in order to view my work please feel free to got to the following social media sites:
After finishing school I studied Graphic Designing, DTP and Video Editing. Thereafter I started working at a repro house for 10 years doing graphic designing, advertising and retouching.
I then started my own Graphic Designing company from home due to my son having being ill, which is still active and running. As a mom your child comes first and I focused everything on him and slowed down with work due to days, weeks and months in the hospital but still kept my business running. My emotional escape was horse riding to make sure I could be as strong as possible for my family. As he got older we managed to get a hold on his health and then had 2 more children.
Being a photographer was always a dream of mine but never had the time to further my passion. My husband bought me a camera for my birthday and signed me up for several courses. I have grown and still growing daily as a photographer, I still enjoy learning and to take advice from others. I have now opened up my own studio situated on a beautiful equestrian farm surrounded by nature and horses. I love my space and every day is a pleasure to go to the studio. I am also a lecturer for Shutterbugs School of Photography for post production in Photoshop, Shutterbugs offers a variety of photographic courses run from my Studio.
My excitement for photography started growing after each time I stood behind the lens and saw the reactions on peoples faces when I gave them their pictures. When I pick up my camera and start photographing everything else just disappears. To me photography is not a career but a lifestyle choice which gives me immense pleasure.
Being a woman, mom and a wife has given me a love for working with all avenues of people. From maternity of holding your precious bump and talking to the mom and watching as her face lights up by telling me all about her baby. Doing newborn shoots I know that special feeling of holding your little baby and wanting to capture every special moment between Mom/Parents and baby.
Having a family I feel its extremely special to capture milestones and look back at your children as they grow up and know you captured those special moments. Being a woman I understand how judgmental society can be on you and how important it is to be empowered by your own beauty no matter what size you are. Believe me everyone has a story to tell and to me it is a privilege to photograph boudoir and capture your beauty.
I love interacting with my clients and making them feel safe and confident in my space. I enjoy all avenues of photography from studio, lifestyle to events.
I really enjoy my giving back to community time and capturing memories for those families. I know what it is like to have a child that is ill or different, so to me when I spend time with those families it really warms my heart.
We are a professional photography and video production studio located in Midrand, South Africa.
We specialize in weddings and portraits including engagement photos, boudoir, newborn and maternity photos, as well as musical, commercial and real estate photography and videography.
We feel lucky that we get to come to work every day doing what we love most telling people’s stories in new and exciting ways. You are the words, we are the paper; the medium in a novel visualized by our experts.
When you become our client, you become a part of the squad. Our team is here to ensure you’re being looked after every step of the way.
Smook Photography was founded in 2013 and we specialize in corporates, events and weddings. Since then we have built up an extensive network of celebrity, corporate, private and professional clients under our belt.
We are the preferred actor’s headshot supplier for the major acting agencies in Jo’burg and we are listed under Oakfield Farm Wedding Venue as a preferred supplier.
Our service is always friendly and efficient – we get the job done and make sure that the smallest of details are captured.
Have a look at our social media pages and drop us a message – you won’t regret it!
Smook Photography is a proud BNI member.
Photography is light – the way light falls on a subject, capturing that light in an unique way is what we strive for. For the last decade, Martin (owner & founder of MDK africa) has shot major news stories and cover shoots for a South African magazine with the highest circulation figure. Photojournalism is raw, unscripted, intimate and honest human emotions that makes you appreciate life. Visual content creation is his passion – to tell stories through photographs and film is what his heart beats for. His passion and hardwork ensures that his clients only get the highest quality of work, always!
Marketing a business takes more than a few nice designs. Marketing takes telling and sharing your authentic brand story. We at MDK Africa can help building a comprehensive brand story through photography and in-depth creative videography. Creating youtube and social media mini-series to help your business engage with your customers. Through inter-personal consultant sessions, MDK BusinessBuilder™ will create a bespoke marketing solution for businesses of any size.
We are all about stories. Telling stories, sharing stories exploring stories. This beautiful country of ours is full of stories and we would love to hear your beautiful, unique and inspiring story. If we like it – we might even make a little trip to come hear and share your authentic story with the world through visual storytelling mediums. Please send any stories to email@example.com
MDK aspire™ is a crafted program where we give young aspiring content creators the opportunity to get hands-on training by doing real-life photo and video shoots for real clients. There is no better way to learn then to be thrown into the deep end. Don’t worry, we will be here to help and guide you all they way. Please note – limited space available, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We aim to capture the essence of a wedding with a documentary style that really stands out, and that captivates you every time you look back at your special day. We stay on top of current trends but also make sure that our style is timeless and elegant. Our aim is to have a feel good relationship with the wedding party and to make sure we know exactly what you want. To capture those moments you never get to see, the laughter and the tears, the emotions evoked we will capture in a unique, creative and documentary style so that your day will always be special in your history books. With over 13 years in the photography/film industry and shooting SA’s biggest celebrity weddings we have ample experience and know exactly what to do when something doesn’t go to plan. Sit back enjoy your day and let MDKafrica capture your wedding without any effort and to ensure that you get the very best of your most special day.