Jean-Pierre – Acclaimed wedding photographer, artist, and creative explorer
How did I become an award-winning wedding photographer? Through a curiosity for love and a vision for happily ever after. In my eyes, weddings are full of life. I love it! And through my lens I am able to beautifully, masterfully capture those decisive moments, moments of love, laughter, tears and joy, moments with family and friends that you never want to forget, that you never need forget. As an acclaimed photographer, my job is to give you a record of your wedding day, to deliver iconic images that stay true to your love and that you can carry in your heart forever.
From Cape Town, South Africa to all around the globe, I have been a wedding photographer for over ten years, shooting over 600 weddings in that time. Experience has given me an intimate understanding of weddings, the people involved, the emotions, the flow, the energy and the timings. My intuition is to see what others may miss and to capture those defining moments that could otherwise be lost. This is split second timing in emotion and composition, seeing and shaping light, getting the perfect, most flattering angle, focusing on the finer details. I believe every wedding is unique and so I am always exploring and looking for that photograph that I haven’t even seen yet! I am now based in New York.
I have done comissioned wedding photography in New York, USA, London, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Amsterdam, Ireland, Zimbabwe and all over South Africa. I have worked with the best wedding planners and my life is richer because of this. Every journey has taught me something new, that I can offer to my clients.
Award-winning wedding photography
Awards & Accolades include:
Framed Awards Nomination: One of Ten Best Wedding Photographers in the World 2013
Junebug Weddings: Best of the Best wedding images around the world 2012, 2011 & 2009. (First African on the list in 2009)
Sony Profoto Africa Awards: Gold Award Wedding category 2009
Sarie Bruid & Fair Lady Bride: Wedding photographer of the year 2007
Cape Weddings: Photo of the year 2006
Three South-African National Television Interviews – Top Billing, Glitterati and National Wedding TV Show
Nikon Camera’s South-African Brand Ambassador
Hahnemuhle Ambassador (Worlds Best Fine Art Paper)
My images have been published in over 70 local and international magazines. Helped publish two hard cover Wedding Books