About Deon and Reni
Behind The Brand
How would you describe your photography style?
Coming from a documentary photography background our style is influenced by American street photographers like Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz and Alex Webb.
We photograph with open hearts and a sense of wonder, ready to seize the moment.
What is it that makes an image magical?
When an image gets more interesting over time, you could call that magical. It’s that beauty of life, and when it all comes together in one photograph, it can really stir the senses.
What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?
We want for people to be themselves honestly, so even shyness is beautiful to photograph. In order for our couples to relax in front of the lens, we establish a connection with them. But our aim is not to craft an image through direction, but rather to visually order what is already in front of the lens.
Do you travel interstate or internationally?
Yes. As a South African and Dutch couple, we’ve been blessed with different home bases so it’s easy for us to get around. We’ve photographed weddings all over the world from Canada to Brazil, Iceland to South Africa, and we are currently living in Australia, so we travel to any place where the weddings take us.
As an estimate, how long does your editing process take?
We’ve got a thorough editing process and depending on the workload, we’ll take a maximum of 8 weeks.
Describe a magical moment from a wedding you’ve photographed…
When we were in Brazil we photographed the wedding of Maria-Luiza, the daughter of the late composer Tom Jobim – he wrote the song The Girl from Ipanema. In the evening Luiza’s half brother and family friends performed his songs on stage. Everybody sang along, danced, embraced, and the atmosphere was absolutely ecstatic. As an outsider, it was amazing to be part of such a special and intimate moment and to really get a glimpse into the Brazilian culture.
Why we love it…
Their documentary-style approach tells each story candidly, effortlessly. Each frame exudes a raw sense of beauty, emotion and honesty.
For the couple…
Looking for engaging images that transcend trends and cliched setups – photographs that embrace the unchoreographed yet are artistically captured.
Location and theme are never an issue with Deon and Reni as they travel worldwide capturing love stories in a variety of settings.