Dewald Kirsten


Fitness shoot – USN Body makeover – Nicolene

Nicolene is a finalist in the 2016 USN Body Makeover competition. She contacted me to do an updated portfolio shoot for her in my studio. We had loads of fun and the images will tell the story. All the best to her and the rest of the finalists in this hard challenge.  

Model Portfolio – Miss South Africa Finalist – Marciel Hopkins

This past December while I was on holiday in Gansbaai, I saw in the local newspaper that Marciel Hopkins was also in Gansbaai during the holiday. So I took a chance and contacted her via social media to see if she was keen to shoot with me. Well as you can see by this post, she was!! How awesome is that! This lady is going to go places in South Africa, for a nicer person you could not ask! Being a finalist for the Miss South Africa title is already a huge accomplishment and I can't wait to see her on stage during the main event happening in March. Please pop on over to her social media feed to give her a follow! Marciel, we are rooting for you all the way! #teammarciel  

Jeanre & Luan – Engagement shoot

This is the engagement shoot of Jeanre & Luan. This stunning couple booked me for their wedding that is taking place later this year. I simply can't wait for it, as I think this is going to be one fun wedding! If I make a really cool connection with clients during the first meeting, the big day is bound to be awesome. Feel free to share.  

Yzerfontein Wedding – Strandkombuis – Matthew & Megan

The places where I sometimes meet my clients is weird. 90% of the time clients will e-mail me first, but on the odd occasion I will randomly meet them somewhere, and that was the case with Matthew & Megan. In February of 2015 I photographed a Yzerfontein wedding at Strandkombuis and while photographing the decor, Matt and Megan happen to be there to view the venue for their wedding in November! We started chatting and as you can say, the rest is history. It was one of those magic West Coast days, perfect weather and pretty hot. As the wedding took place on the beach, everyone was in a relaxed mood. That relaxed mood took the part to a new level as they went into the night. Strandkombuis is such an awesome venue and even better food! If you want a beach wedding, this is the venue for you. Here is a link to the video trailer that was shot by the awesome team of Consuming Fire Films.

Maternity & Newborn Photography – Suzanne

To be asked by friends to do their Maternity & Newborn photography session is always an honour for me. Because you already have a bond with those people, its easier to get great images. The client, and myself, are instantly more relaxed about the shoot. This is the second time I have had this privilege with Suzanne and Tracer with the pregnancy and birth of their second daughter, Jana. As always, I try to push for that extra bit of creativity and I am so happy that Suzanne was open for it! We did part of her shoot in the dam on their farm in Rawsonville, and I must say I am truly happy with the images we created. Thank goodness it was summer already! I went back about two months after the maternity shoot to photograph the new arrival, Jana, and what a pretty little thing she is, big sister was really awesome with her. Well, let's not keep you too long, please have a look at the images and feel free to share.

Hyundai Worcester Dealership – Commercial Photography

At the end of 2015, I was commissioned by the Hyundai Worcester dealership to capture their stunning dealership for their new website and online marketing campaign. Commercial photography like this has always been a major part of why I got into photography. There is simply no better compliment for any photographer to have a major brand ask you to photograph their products and brand. To know that you are associated with that brand is a huge honour. Well here is a couple of those images. Feel free to share.  

Family Photo Shoot – Dewald Kirsten

At the end of 2015, I ran a small special for people who needed a family photo shoot. Th end of the year is a great time to have family photos taken. It's that time of the year where everyone is in a holiday mood and people can't wait to get packing to hit the road to go on their annual family vacations. Generally, it's also the time of the year when family from all over get together. So what better gift than to give them some new family photos, especially all the grandmas and grandpas. So please avoid disappointment at the end of this year and book those shoots in time. Here is some of the images from last year.  

Model portfolio – Pippa

Every year I photograph the blooming Watsonia fields outside my home town, Worcester in the Western Cape in South Africa. And every year I say to myself I still want to shoot a model portfolio in these fields. I want to have a pretty girl in a light dress being playful and just natural and that is exactly what Pippa did. This was the first time that she has "posed" for a shoot and I think she did fantastically. I love the warm tones of the pink Watsonia flowers and in some of the images I just played with some creative editing techniques to get something different. Please feel free to let me know what you think.    

Model portfolio – Jackie

I recently did the matric farewell for Jackie and I just had to do a model portfolio for her. I specifically wanted to shoot a series of portraits for her in my studio. So we set out for some looks and we arranged everything. We created some awesome images that afternoon and here is just a selection of them that we did. Please feel free to like, comment and share and if you would like to set up your own model portfolio, please drop me a mail.  

Commercial Photography – Worcester Bodyworks

I was recently commissioned to do a commercial photography job to photograph the newly renovated premises of Worcester Bodyworks / Worcester Bakwerke. This is a family business that is one of the biggest body repair centres in South Africa. It is always amazing to be associated with companies like this . Please feel free to contact me with your commercial photography requests.    

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