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Alida & Quintin
Van die oomblik wat ons vir Daniel ontmoet het vir koffie om ons Verlowing en Trou fotos te bespreek het ons dadelik geweet hy is die fotograaf vir ons. Hy laat mens voel soos ou vriende en sy werk is asemrowend mooi, professioneel en uniek.
Ons wou ‘n fotograaf hê wat verskillende style kon kombineer om ons sessies uniek tot ons te skep. Daar is soveel fotograwe daar buite wat ‘n “cookie cutter” “look” het en dis gladnie wat ons wou hê nie. Hy het ons mooiste herinneringe op ‘n baie spesiale manier vasgevang in kunswerke.
Alhoewel ons nie regtig mense is wat baie daarvan hou om op fotos te verskyn nie, het hy ons so gemaklik en natuurlik laat voel. En ons was gemaklik daarmee om vir hom vrye teuels te gee.
Sy pakkette bied ook baie meer as meeste fotograwe daar buite en ons het defnitief ons huiswerk voor die tyd gedoen. Daniel is ongelooflik talentvol en sal ons hom – L’Afrique Photography vir enige persoon aanbeveel.
Wat ons ook baie van gehou het en waardeer het na elke sessie is die moeite wat Daniel ingesit het met die mooiste en stylvolste verpakking van ons usb’s waarop ons fotos gelaai is en elke keer met ‘n paar fotos wat uitgedruk is. Verskriklik baie dankie.
Wikus & Pam
What can I say about these guys… They are absolutely amazing! They made my husband and I feel comfortable all the time. They are always on the ball and very helpful. Always friendly and joke around with you. They made our day so very special and the photos came out amazing.
My husband and I were nervous because photos are all you have left after your big day is over and LAfrique Photography put us at ease and gave us the best memories. Thank you guys. You will forever have made our day special.
LAfrique’s service was very professional while encouraging a friendly and comfortable atmosphere during every photoshoot.
We were most impressed with LAfrique’s ability to handle unforeseen change and still deliver high quality Photos
for our wedding. LAfrique concluded their service by handing us a beautiful photo album and two cd’s containing enough photos for
us to relive the wonderful day for ever! We strongly recommend LAfrique Photography for any photoshoot need. -Ronnie & Carmen Kruger.
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH ME
I’M A VERY LAID BACK, DOWN TO EARTH AND ADVENTUROUS TYPE OF GUY. I FIND BEAUTY IN SIMPLE THINGS & MOMENTS.
fashion meets weddings
"No words will ever be enough to thank the both of you for capturing every special moment of our wedding day.
The love and passion you have for photography shines through, and that is what made us feel so comfortable for choosing you as our wedding photographers."- Dennis + Lezanri
Trent & Melissa Williams
PIETER AND CARA
I would like to thank our Awesome Photographer! LAFRIQUE photography you are an absolute gem.
Thank you for making all our coffee dates and meetings extra special. We are so blessed to have found you. Thanks for portraying your amazing talent into our Baby’s 1st birthday party, our engagement photos and our wedding photographs. Thank you for your gift and the effort you put into things. I can’t wait for the next adventure with you.
With in minutes of meeting you and seeing your portfolio. I knew you would do an amazing job of capturing our special moments.
First came our engagement/anniversary then my boudoir shoot and then our wedding day.
Not only were you helpful and patient but also very professional which made the photo shoots easy and enjoyably.
You exceeded all our expectations. Our photos are absolutely beautiful.
Looking forward to more shoots with you.
Dennis & Lezanri.
JUAN & JEANINE PRINSLOO
No words will ever be enough to thank the both of you for capturing every special moment of our wedding day.
The love and passion you have for photography shines through, and that is what made us feel so comfortable for choosing you as our wedding photographers.
From the day myself and Dennis met you and Marnitz, we knew we’re in good hands.
Thank you for being professional and very helpful form the gun.Myself as a woman appreciated it the most, that not one of you ever made me feel uncomfortable, in fact I felt very confidant and beautiful. And that is what every bride should feel like.
We would highly recommend you to anyone we know and do not know, because you ARE the best in the business.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our special day, with your help, and professionalism we now have photos and memories to keep with us forever.
Dankie dankie dankie aan die BESTE fotograaf ooit!!
Ons trou fotos is absoluut amazing!Dankie dat julle van dag een af raad gegee het en vir al julle geduld.
Dankie dat julle elke liewe belangrike gedeelte van ons special dag kon vasvang – sodat ons nie een oomblik sal kan vergeet nie. En die verpakking is WOW!!
Julle het ‘n ongelooflike talent en ons is dankbaar ons paadjies kon kruis!
Baie baie dankie
Monica & Charl
When Charl and I first met Daniel and Marnitz, we knew that we wanted no other photographers to capture our special day for us. Unfortunately another couple booked them before we could, I could hear the disappointment in Daniels voice when he phoned to tell me that they cannot do our wedding photos anymore. Fortunately (in this case), we had to postpone our wedding. As soon as I had a new date (2 years later than what we initially planned), Daniel was the first person I phoned to find out if they have the day available.
He was so thankful for us asking them once again to capture our wedding day, needless to say we booked him as soon as he said yes! The entire process was so easy which helped me a lot as I was extremely stressed out about all the other aspects of the wedding.
Stuart & Jubi Murchie.
Zonica & Warren Shott
“There are no words except a huge “thank you” to L’Afrique photography for the stunning work they did.There are no other photographers that make you feel so special and also ensure that all beauty in every possible moment is caught in a memory for you to look back on and enjoy.”
Love from Stuart and Jubi Murchie.
Daniel has done three shoots for us to date, he has displayed a professional demeanor on each occasion. He has the ability to encourage a comfortable atmosphere and will go the extra mile at any chance that he gets to make your day special. We are more than happy that we used Daniel to capture these special occasions in our life and look forward to keeping the tokens of our memories that he has created. We keep our album on our coffee table for all to see. Our family has gained a photographer for life and we are excited for Daniel to capture the rest of the moments that lie ahead of us.
Right from our first meeting Daniel made us feel completely comfortable and we loved his style of shooting as his pictures aren’t the usual poses you see at most weddings. His unique style is evident and some photos from our wedding won prestigious photography awards and were featured in a wedding magazine and a wedding blog!
Although we had quite a lot of people at our wedding and it was quite the task to coordinate everyone for pictures Daniel managed it very well. He was always cool, calm and collected. If you are looking for a photographer (whatever the occasion) then look no further than LAfrique Photography! Daniel was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. He is professional, efficient, friendly and, most importantly, took the most fabulous photographs of our wedding. The packaging of the printed photos is stunning leather bound album and a wooden storage box! Our digital images were present to us on a memory stick in the cutest box and (both engraved) , everyone that has seen our wedding album marvels at it.
Thank you so much for having captured priceless moments from our wedding day and providing a world class service
Kudzai & Gugu
"world class service"
Upon meeting you for the first time was like the day I found my wedding dress, I just knew we HAD to have you as our photographers. Not only did your portfolio speak to me in a way no other photographers portfolio did, but there was just this absolute trust I had in you a few minutes into chatting to you guys.
The stress of planning a wedding is real and you made it easier as you assured and… reassured me that everything is under control and that I had no reason to worry myself on the day. You were absolutely right. You guys were amazing on the day we really had so much fun, we didn’t feel awkward or uncomfortable as one can sometimes feel. Your patience, guidance and use of creativity really delivered unique and breath-taking photos.
You truly captured our big day in a way that talks to who we are, telling this beautiful story and showing all the special moments. The most important element about our weeding photos was that we wanted photos that when looking at them we re-live, in a sense all the joy, love and excitement we felt on our day, our photos give us that experience.
We appreciated the quick turnaround time for our sneak-peak and we received our final product no later than expected in the most beautiful packaging, which just added to that “something special” element you guys have.
Daniel, Marnitz we are super grateful and blessed to have had you and for the beautiful photographs we will HAPPILY cherish forever.
ALBERT & ZEN-LEE
You guys were amazing on the day we really had so much fun
Dear LAfrique Photography,
There are not many words to truly show how grateful we are for capturing the most meaningful memories on the biggest day of our lives with true professionalism and creativity. Our journey together has become more than just a photographer and his client, you are a part of our story, a part of our family.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task but when we came across LAfrique we knew we didn’t need to look any further. Your work speaks for itself. From the engagement shoot to the wedding day, we felt so comfortable from the second the camera turned on.
Daniel and Marnitz, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful pictures of our wedding day.
From day one, your communication and professionalism spoke volumes. Sneak peaks came literally a few days after, and the final products / packaging were breathtaking.
We highly recommend LAfrique Photography.
Brad & Michelle Visagie
From day one, your communication and professionalism spoke volumes.
While we were planning our wedding, we followed the usual wedding planning process of countless meetings and google searches trying to find the perfect photographer. When we came across Daniel and L’Afrique Photography, we knew that we had found exactly what we were looking for…
During our first meeting with Daniel, we decided there an then that we no longer needed to continue our search! Daniel was extremely professional and knowledgeable and gave us the feeling that we had nothing to worry about if we left our wedding photography in his very capable hands. Daniel was very open to listening to our own ideas and he was able to put forward additional ideas that worked hand in hand with what we required.
Seeing a portfolio is great…. But one always worries about what the final product of your own wedding will look like…. Well, we were able to see our own portfolio before our wedding day… the “engagement shoot”. The engagement shoot gave us the opportunity to work with Daniel before the big day and it helped ease our nerves in front of the camera. Daniel gave us some very helpful tips around how we should pose and stay relaxed and just enjoy each other’s company. When we got to see our engagement shoot pictures, we were blown away!!! They were beautiful and better than we ever expected! This definitely helped to ease the nerves around what to expect on our big day.
On the big day, LAfrique professionalism was clear to see. Daniel an Marnitz were on time and ready for action. Even with the stress on the big day, we were made to feel super comfortable and relaxed! We were not rushed and we weren’t forced into smiling and posing the whole day. The photos were taken in a relaxed, natural environment and the outcome of the photos speak for themselves!
Every important aspect was captured beautifully and we couldn’t be happier!! The final packaging of our albums was also incredible!!! LAfrique…. We can’t thank you enough for making sure our memories of our wedding day were captured in the most beautiful way possible!!! We can’t wait to work with you again in the near future… perhaps for our first family shoot!
Ricky and Natalie Dos Santos
pictures, we were blown away!!!
Someone once asked me if I believe in Love at first sight ….. Well … Off course
First I met my husband, soulmate and best friend who I knew from the beginning was the one.
Then came Daniel Lardus my photographer. One Sunday morning he was doing a shoot for a client when I met him, but talk about LUCK!!
He showed me a few pictures and I just knew I had to have him…..For my wedding off course.
I was a wedding planner for a venue in Pretoria East at that time and I worked with a few photographers day in and day out but there was just something about him.
Im very peculiar on what type of photos I want, how long I wanted to spend on photos and I want to be able to choose how, when and were ( making life difficult for him ) but he really didn’t mind at all.
He is such an amazing photographer making you feel comfortable and being so professional at the same time I would recommend him to any bride as stress and being uncomfortable is one of the last things you need on the day … seeing as there is enough already.
His work is really something special, something different as he does every shoot according to who and what you are and want.
Brides take my word I would recommend him any time to anyone. Not only having met an amazing photographer but now also having a lifelong friend. Remember that photos last you a lifetime showing and telling your children and grandchildren about your special day. You can never go back and change it so make the right choice from the beginning
Gerrit & Charlotte Ellerman
Marius and Maryka Adriaanse.
Hendrik & Anelda van Staden
As n mens trou is dit enige vrou se droom om daai sprokies dag te kan onthou en weer na te kan kyk en alles is presies in die moment gecapture…
L Afrique het dit vir my moontlik gemaak om my sprokies dag alles in n moment te capture en dit vir my in die mooiste fotos te ontleed… Ek kon nie vir beter gevra het nie. Hulle was elke stap saam met my, my kort kort gebel om te hoor of alles in plek is en of daar iets is waarmee hulle kan help!!! Die mees amazingste mense om jou groot dag mee te deel…
Ek se dankie dat julle my groot dag n sprokies dag gemaak het en al my moments gecapture het!!!
When I chose a photographer I looked for someone who could capture my one in a lifetime day in such a way that when I looked back at the pictures I could relive that special day. Daniel did more than that. The way he worked with us from the engagement shoot to the last photo of friends and family past 12 the following day was just amazing. He did not just take a photo but created a special moment in every photograph. Every scene and just speaks a thousand words that just give you that special day and feeling to relive.
Daniel is highly professional and puts your needs and want first. Do yourself the favour and go and have a look at this highly recommended photographers work.
Ons het in 2014 verloofde geraak en met ons soekog na ‘n venue het ons Daniel ontmoet, by die venue waar ons toe ook getroud was. Ek het verskilende fotograwe gesien, maar ek het reeds van dag een af my hart op LAFRIQUE Photography gesit. Waar ander fotograwe my snaaks uit gekyk het, het Daniel geglimlag en gesê ons maak dit werk. Ek kon enige tyd op sy knoppie druk, selfs die dag van ons troue het hul rondgehardloop en seker gemaak als is perfek. Almal het my die heeltemal gevra wat is ons tema en my antwoord was ‘Brenda & Tolla’. Daniel en Marnitz het elke oomblik vasgevang en nog meer. Dankie vir al jul moeite en Vriendelikheid. Selfs met ons trash the dress shoot het Daniel elke aksie en spesiale oomblik op sy kamera vasgevang. Ons kon nie vir beter fotograwe gevra het nie. Hul gaan ook defnitief ons maternity en gesins fotos neem. Jul is die beste.
Brenda & Tolla Snyman
jadie angela hoon
So been working together for a few years now! Still every shoot we have you impress me more and more!! Your talent and professionalism is outstanding!! I highly recommend you to anyone that would ask!! Not only are you professional, talented and know how to bring out the best in me but you are also an amazing person!! Always feel so comfortable around you!! You are the best without a doubt!! Don’t know what I would do without you!!
L’Afrique Photography is baie profesioneel, en lewer puik diens!.
Hulle doen baie meer moeite en loop die eksta myl.
My spesiale dag se omblike sal altyd gekoester word danksy aan die opwinding en goeie diens wat ek ontvang het.
Ek het al saam baie fotograwe gewerk wat stres veroorsaak, en bruide op stres as tyd dalk knap raak, en program laat hardloop met klaar maak proses en hulle tyd raak min vir fotos neem. Ek het die rustigheid en kalmte ervaar, en mooi oomblike was vasgevang in kort tyd. Geen oomblik van stres sal ooit ervaar word met die puik diens nie. Ek was baie beindruk oor hoe goeie diens ek gekry het, en tyd was nie ‘n probleem nie. Behulpsaamheid na my troue was baie goed, uit pad uit gegaan om my gelukkig te hou, met al my onmoontlike versoeke. Dit word opreg waardeer.
Baie dankie L’Afique photography!!!
Jacques & Madeleine Moller
We would like to take this opportunity to thank LAfrique Photography for their professional manner and spending the day with me, Pieter and our families. Their passion and love for photography really shines through.
They were absolutely our first choice Photographer’s and we are extremely blessed to have their team capture our lifetime memories.
We would definitely recommend any engaged couple to make use of LAfrique Photography. You won’t be disappointed.
Come day or night, rain or snow, rain – which I experienced on my wedding day, LAfrique’s team managed to captured the most beautiful moments of our special day. Absolutely stunning work guys.Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in getting the perfect shot in every time. We just cannot wait to see the rest.
All the best to you and your team.
Pieter & Jelin van der Walt
We made use of LAfrique Photography when we got married on the 4 th of May 2014. We received excellent service and great pictures. Everything regarding the photography went smoothly and we had no worries.
Daniel has a non-intrusive way of taking the pictures which makes for great pictures and memories. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who wants their fairy-tale wedding immortalized.
The albums we received was of good quality and exactly what we wanted.
Gerhardus and Jacqi Kachelhoffer
Working with lAfrique photography wasn’t just about someone taking photos’
Of our Wedding day, it was about capturing every moment exactly how it happened.Everything you see was the essence of truth, family, friends and love.
From the moment LAfrique arrived at the venue. I was at ease. They never made me feel Uncomfortable our out of place which some photographers can do. They went the Extra mile as far as to get met coffee or food whenever I needed it which I felt was so nice.Every moment of our wedding day was photographed, from the groomsmen and groom getting ready to the guest stones with personalized messages were captured.
They were no longer just our wedding service providers they became our friends and we are very happy to say a part of our little family now
To this day our friends and family still talk about our wedding and our photo’s with fondness and smiles which confirms to us that we made the right choice in using lAfrique photography
Thank you so much and we look forward to having you capture more of our wonderful moments in life!
Love Clinton and Samantha Fernandes
Clinton and Samantha Fernandes
QUINTIN AND ANTOINETTE BARKHUIZEN
LAfrique Photography, Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day – you worked so hard all day and night, and made having our photos taken an absolute
pleasure!! You made us feel extremely comfortable, as if we had known you for a lifetime. The photos are absolutely amazing! You have captured the feel of our day so perfectly – we couldn’t be happier with the results!! You have been truly amazing throughout the whole process from start to finish- faultless! LAfrique Photographer’s relaxed and creative style allowed us to have a lot of fun. Daniel and Marnitz were more than just photographers on our special day, from a personal assistant to a friend and I would certainly recommend them to everyone. Thank you so much!
We first came across L’Afrique photography at the wedding of mutual friends of ours. We were very impressed with how their photos came out once we saw the sneak-peek a few days later.
After we decided on our wedding date and the task of finding a photographer, we got Daniel’s details from our friends and set up a meeting. From the get-go, he was very professional and friendly, and impressed us with the quality of previous wedding photos that he had done.
Both my husband and I aren’t very fond of posing in front of cameras but Daniel made us feel so at ease with our pre-wedding shoot that we had a lot of fun at the end of the day. On the wedding day itself, Daniel and Marnitz showed up bright and early to get photos of the venue being set up as well as of the bride and groom getting ready for the big day. They captured so many beautiful moments during the ceremony and reception and really helped to make our day extra special.
We have since recommended them to various friends and acquaintances for all kinds of functions as we know that they capture those moments that make any occasion extra special to enable you to cherish those moment forever.
FRED AND CARINA DUNCKER
A long, long distance
From the Town.
Gerhard and Sonja Coetzee
Now I sit and look back on the memories captured on beautiful photographs, tears starts forming as I realize Daniel and Marnitz captured my dream. From the first meeting we had up on till the last moments, I had no regrets in trusting L’Afrique photography with my dream day.
You took the long drive to Timamoon Hazyview, and captured our engagement shoot with no hassles and created a perfect memory. From there on it were all smiles with the Boudoir shoot where I felt so comfortable, art captured in photos.
The BIG day arrived, where again you travelled with no hassles to Tolderia Resort Lothair, even though I was stressed you managed to get the perfect smile out of me for the most beautiful photos. You captured all the details, from the little hide away tears to the big smiles. You made our guests feel so comfortable and not once where you in anyone’s way.
With every detail, email, sms and phone call you truly made our journey hassle free.
Now I sit and look back on the memories captured and decide that this won’t be the last memories L’Afrique Photography captures for us. There will be many more memories to create.
THANK YOU DANIEL AND MARNITZ FOR MAKING OUR HEARTS SMILE
Daniel was recommended to us by the Venue we chose for our wedding.
The wedding planner at the venue gave us his business card and suggested we arrange to meet him, he was also the photographer at her wedding.
After we met with him there was no doubt that we found our photographer.
Before the wedding day Daniel kept in contact with us on a regular basis and arranged a meeting with us, discussing the theme of the wedding the type of feeling we have in mind for the big day.
On the day he was such a pleasure to work with. He arrived bright and early to take photos of the bride and groom getting ready. Also paying a great deal of
Attention to detail with the photos he took of the venue, the décor etc. I remember asking Daniel that I want him to Capture moments. I don’t want too much posed photos and he managed to get the most amazing photographs without us even being aware of his presence. Many of our guest complimented us on the photographer being so friendly and professional.
Our first day on our Honeymoon two days after the wedding Daniel had already sent us a sneak peak of our photos and I absolutely fell inlove with the photos and couldn’t wait to see the final album. We received our final album and everything that came along in the package in less than 3 months. Which in my opinion is a job well done.
In the process of creating the final album – Daniel made sure that we approved the final print. And there was no need to change a thing. The Final Album was absolutely beautiful and captured the story of our beautiful day perfectly.
We would highly recommend Daniel to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer. He really listens to the couples ideas and needs, worked tirelessly on the day of the wedding and ensured us with a wedding Album to treasure.
Thank you Daniel.
MANDOLEIGH AND WILLEM SWANEPOEL
Cameron and Serina Coopen
Dear Daniel L Meyer
I would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude towards the LAfrique Photography team.
Throughout the two photo shoots leading up to our special day we experienced a team who were passionate about capturing the perfect moment, encapsulating it so that it would be forever frozen in time for us to admire in years to come.
This gave me the confidence in entrusting this special team with the insurmountable task of ensuring that every memory from that special day would be seized with creativity.
LAfrique superseded our expectation by producing an artistic compilation of priceless memories which still inspire us.
Thank you LAfrique for your professionalism and always going the extra mile.
We will always remember the things that seemed small like getting flowers for the engagement shoot, the blue bubble-gum milkshake at our “Trash the Wedding dress” shoot and especially for the champagne at the Boudoir shoot.
They say a picture says a thousand words. In the case of priceless moments, pictures mean more than just words.
I would recommend LAfrique to anyone who is not just looking for a photographer but for a team who are passionate about excellence in capturing your special moments.