Family Photographer Cape Town
Thanks so much for visiting my Cape Town Family Photography page. I have been a family photographer in Cape Town for 10 years.
Family Photography in the Western Cape has indeed grown a lot in the past 2 years! I have had the privilege to have met the most amazing kids, parents and grandparents. With a young family myself I understand the importance of capturing these important slices of life. To see how I combine nature with life please click here
As a husband, and father of two boys, I understand all too well the challenge of making memories and getting all of us in!
There is always someone missing in the photos (usually me), so whenever we manage to capture all of us together it is indeed special.
As time keeps racing by and I see my boys becoming men I realise the importance of treasuring and savouring these moments.
Hope you enjoy my site – if you want to connect about a possible family shoot let me know! It’s a lot of fun, very relaxed – and you’ll have a keepsake of your family forever.
Behind the scenes
One of the First Questions I get is:
Where can we Shoot?
This is a great question!
With most of my clients being from overseas they are not always sure what is possible, where are the locations and how long will the travel times be.
With this in mind I created this “Location page”
Kind words by previous clients
I knew having family photos done in such a breathtakingly beautiful place may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really wanted the right photographer for the job; someone who would capture my family in an authentic way that let each person's personality shine through, but also someone who would capitalize on the surrounding beauty to make some stunning shots.
Riekert did not disappoint. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable, capture my sweet babies perfectly, and include the landscapes that can only be found in Cape Town. I can't recommend him enough!!
The planning of the shoot went really smooth. Riekert immediately suggested several locations and was very flexible to set a time and date for the shoot.
A few days before the shoot he contacted us to settle the last details and on the day of the shoot he was already waiting for us when we arrived. He made us feel at ease right away and was very patient and relaxed with our boys during the shoot. He has such a warm personality and is a real pro!
Because the weather wasn’t great, Riekert suggested that we could split up the shoot so we ended up having pictures taken on two beautiful locations!
We received a link to the pictures within two weeks after the shoot and couldn’t be happier with the result. Without doubt, we recommend Riekert to anyone who is looking for a photographer around Cape Town.
From our first communications with him to the day we picked up our photos, the customer service he provided was excellent.
On the day of the shoot, having suggested to us some beautiful locations to take some photos, he did an amazing job in putting our kids (and us!) at ease so that he could capture some precious family moments.
Something we really appreciated on the day was that we never felt rushed during the photo shoot.
Thank you Riekert!
The session was no hard work at all for us. Riekert was able to engage with our children beautifully, and they had a lot of fun posing for him. We have 3.5 yo twin boys who are full of energy and always running, and Riekert was able to catch a lot of amazing shots of them (which is usually impossible).
The quality of the pictures was very good and in the end we had several gorgeous family photos. We will certainly contact him again for another family photo shoot next time we'll be in South Africa.