Christelle, one of my bridesmaids who are a wedding planner in London said she’d never seen wedding photographs as lovely as the one’s you took. Here’s what she wrote me in an email: “I think they really captured the feel of the wedding and the venue and you guys as a couple! I’m sure you must be really happy with them because every one I saw looked like it should go in a frame on a mantelpiece!! It must be so hard to look through them and choose because they really were all unbelievable! Save their contacts for my wedding please!” I’m definitely going to recommend you guys to anyone I know who’s planning a wedding!
– Dyllan & Michelle
Having already been impressed with the photographs on your website, we were blown away by the pictures you captured for us on our special day! I can’t explain enough how important it was for us to find a photographer we can trust our day to. You did everything perfectly! No stress, no drama! Completely unobtrusive and a pleasure to have around. We could not have asked for better service anywhere!
– Kris & Carolyn
Award winning South Africa Wedding Photographer
In 2015, she won the Admired in Africa’s ‘Photographer of the Year’ after which she has been asked as a judge for the competition. Other stand out achievements includes attaining a Top 10 listing by the International Society of Wedding Photographers (2017), a first place in the Wedding Photography Society’s ‘Collection 23’ (2016) and won Fearless Photographer’s ‘Candid Photo of the Year’ (2014).
She is the first and only African to have been placed on the ISPWP’s Top 10 ranking. In 2016, she was also honored with Top 100 listings by SLR Lounge, Fearless Photographers, Wedding Photography Society and the top honour, ISPWP’s ‘Top 100 Photographers of 2016‘.
Christelle’s photos has been published widely in various local and International magazines and online publications. Her work, teachings and interviews can often be seen in prestigious bridal magazines and photography educational books all around the world. As the highest Award winning South Africa Wedding Photographer, she is a sought after wedding photography judge and have curated numerous prestigious international competitions, including Fearless Awards (USA), Admired in Africa, Inspiration Awards (Brazil) and Wedding Photography Select (UK).
Up and coming photographers are keen to learn from Christelle as an Award winning South Africa Wedding Photographer. She is known to be very open and forthcoming with her teaching and has offered workshops and mentorship programmes in various countries such as Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Although her public speaking engagements are limited due to personal responsibilities, she is an in-demand speaker at world wide wedding photography conferences. In 2017 she presented at The Now Collectives in Lagos, Nigeria as well as the Admired in Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her next public appearance will be for Fearless Photographers in March 2018 in Croatia.
Various brands has offered Christelle the honour to become their brand ambassador, the latest being WedTrotters. Wedtrotters is a Romanian based production company that offers behind the scenes episodes of how world class wedding photographers photograph a wedding. Christelle is one of only 10 wedding photographers world wide that were selected for the programme.
But by far the best accolade possible are those beautiful words by her happy clients. Please visit the Testimonial page to browse what previous client’s have to say about Christelle’s professionalism, photos and work ethics.