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,


Image by Nelani van Zyl Photography | Dress by Ferreira Couture | Hair & Make-up by Zhanique Make-up Artist


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