“To do what you love and feel that it matters…what could be more fun?”
I’m Kate; a documentary styled wedding and lifestyle photographer based in South Africa.
I was lucky enough to have grown up on a beautiful farm, outside Pietermaritzburg, surrounded by open spaces, dams and an abundance of animals and it’s on the farm that I really started to appreciate natural beauty, and from this my love for capturing magic through the lens really started.
After school I travelled and was always on the go, with living in Durban, Cape Town, London, back to Durban and now subsequently happily settled in the little town of Pietermaritzburg where I live with my lovely husband, two little babies Kinsey Rose, 2,5 years and Benjamin Felix, 5 months, and two fur children.
Being behind the lens has allowed me to witness some of the most intimate and genuine moments people share with their loved ones. I aim to capture the natural beauty that each subject possesses and to document memories so they can be kept, shared and remembered forever. Each photograph should transport you back to the moment it was taken to remind you of the joy that you felt right then. I love all things natural – natural light, natural moments and natural styling. These are the things that make each photograph unique and beautiful.
I’m an energetic photographer, easy going; love meeting new people and visiting new places. I’m determined and adventurous and will wade through murky ponds, brave freezing weather, or climb a mountain if it means getting the perfect shot for my clients. Being scared isn’t in my vocabulary! Every shoot is treated with care and thought, and my photographs are taken with pride and straight from my heart.
I would love to hear from you! If you have a wedding coming up, or any other story to capture with pictures, please contact me and let’s chat.
xx Kate Martens