Life. A wonder that we get to experience every single day. Some days are tougher than others, some are filled with joy and happiness – and they all matter, and form part of our unique stories.

That is one of the reasons I have such a love and passion for capturing those parts of life that bring us joy – the parts that are extra special, the parts we want to re-live over and over. The union of two people, celebrated with a beautiful wedding; the birth of a tiny new human being; a beautiful family – before life blows her delicate winds of change  – while children grow and faces gracefully metamorphosise…

My approach is a mixture of documentary style (capturing reality as it unfolds) and photographing with gentle direction. As much as I love capturing, I also love refining my images in post processing. My background in graphic design has given me a great foundation to create art from an unedited image and truly breathe life into it.

My style is soft, natural and just moody enough to maintain some mystery!

Personally, I am a mom to a little boy who keeps me on my toes and frequents as my little model when there’s no one else around to photograph! Motherhood has also pushed my work to a new level, as I have come to appreciate how quickly life changes and how important it is to capture those memories.

Thank you for visiting my website. I would be honoured if you chose me to capture one of the special moments in yóur life!

{Although I mostly cover weddings, families, couples and new borns, I also offer real estate, corporate, school photography, fashion and product photography}

Warm Regards,

Astrid

 

In loving memory of my younger brother and avid photographer himself, Urich Nel