Having formally studied design and photography, and honing my craft shooting and developing images on black and white film, photography has always been my passion.
But why I take photos is not about me, it's about you... I want to help you remember not just what it looked liked but what it felt like.
That overwhelming sense of joy, the anticipation, the tears and the laughter.
My style is that of a documentary photographer , so my aim is to capture all those special, magical, often missed moments. I want you to be able to see from the outside how it felt on the inside.
Everyone has a story to tell... And I'd love to tell yours.
"Getting that perfect shot is all about chasing the light, reading the moment, being prepared and loving what you do. It's not so much what you see, but how you see it..."
John van Deventer
"The value of a photograph is only understood years after it is taken"
Full Day Coverage (Bride getting ready to 1st Dance) - R15 500.00 - *I also offer hourly rates for smaller weddings
"We had the privilege of having John photograph our daughters wedding on 02 August. Not only was John patient with the chaos that goes with a wedding but he was an absolute professional with every photo he took, capturing moments that would otherwise just be a fond memory"
"John photographed my 7 month old and was amazing with her! The pictures are of amazing quality and his process is professional from end to end. I had the fully edited pics ready to choose from in less than a week!"
"John was exceptional and his photographs show the results. The pictures were in such a natural pose and captured the essence of the evening in every shot. The lighting was also perfect. Well done John and look forward to seeing more from you"