Tell us a little bit about your background:
The best thing about what we do is that we love what we do. We are Reinhardt and Melanie, visual storytellers and seekers of the elegance in the everyday. We are a husband and wife team based in Johannesburg but shoot beautiful weddings all over the world. We have a fondness for celebrations of love and we aim to tell the beautiful and intimate stories of each special event through our camera lenses. It is one of the most important days in your life, so we strive to give it all the proper creative attention that it deserves.
Tell us a bit more about your creative process?
Our aim as visual storytellers is to find the wonder and emotion of the intimate moment. We incorporate our modern yet romantic style with a natural curiosity for the human truth and the sometimes unexpected beauty of the ordinary. We find that the possibilities are endless. We discover joy and passion in the vibrant street life of Johannesburg and see whimsicality in the end of a rainy summers day. The commonplace becomes awe-inspiring and moments of love become cherished images in our unobtrusive style of photography.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
We both feel that the wedding industry chose us. We never dreamt of becoming wedding photographers but after shooting a friends wedding the enquiries just kept on coming in. We are very lucky to have one of the best jobs in the world as it has taken us to the most incredible locations and we’ve met the most amazing people. We thank our lucky stars that we did shoot that first wedding.
How has your work evolved since you began?
We have been shooting weddings for about eight years and it has been quite a process to develop our own style and to find our rhythm when shooting weddings. Also our gear has improved tremendously and that makes a huge difference from when we started shooting to now. We have a collection of vintage lenses that gives beautiful characteristics that is part of our style of photography.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Our favourite part of our jobs are the fact that we get a glimpse into peoples lives and to share in one of the most intimate memories for them. Also we get to travel together.