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Welcome to my website.
Thank you for considering me to possibly capture the best day of your life. I understand the weight and importance of it. . It is a huge decision I never take granted the trust placed In my by my clients
I hope you enjoy your time spent here. I look forward to share my love for photography and life with you and I can’t wait getting to know you and hear about your upcoming perfect day. The venue. The people. The stories.
As you will see I love working with people who are passionate about marriage, memories and being 100% themselves. Whatever that may be.
You are probably juggling many balls at once. It will get better. You will finalise the “important stuff” and the “not so important stuff.
You will have an amazing wedding day. Your people will be there and it will be the best day ever…It always is.
Just to remember that the process is part of it. Have fun, laugh and enjoy the ride
Play around on site, get to know me and if you feel we might be a good fit , drop me a line!
If you are keen, pop around sometime. I have great coffee and lame jokes.
Kind words by previous clients
On the day of our wedding, there were so many incredible and special moments with our family, friends & our kids, that he managed to capture so perfectly. His passion and enthusiasm to capture so many special memories in a range of photos , Riekert constantly were on the look out to use the scenery and ground of the venue.
If you are looking for a photographer then look no further than Riekert, we would not have wished for a better photographer,
Thank You, Riekert!
So we met with Riekert and most important were that my husband was comfortable with him immediately (guys don’t love the camera) and I just loved his portfolio and the fact that he could get the photos to us so soon after the wedding (BIG PLUS!!!).
On the day it felt like Riekert wasn’t ever in our face – he was always at a distance and all I remember is that I laughed so much through our photo shoot on the day. He allowed us to have our day without interrupting it! And out of that came the BEST photos we could have wished for.
One problem you will have with Riekert – you won’t know how not to choose 300 photos to put in your home afterwards. We have our wedding photos all over our house cause they are not just special but complete artworks on their own! You can’t go wrong with choosing Riekert as your wedding photographer!!!!”
The quality of photos was amazing! What’s more is that to Riekert we were not just another couple he was photographing, it felt more like he was a lifelong friend sharing in the experience with us.”
He made us feel comfortable during the shoots and his experience helped us to come up with fun ideas. The quality of his photography is outstanding and we got our photos and the hard cover wedding album in time. Our friends and family all agree that they have never seen a wedding album of this calibre! We gave a copy as a gift to our parents and they cannot stop talking and showing!!
The service we got from planning the day, shooting the group photos and communication in-between was professional and helped us a lot! The way he handled us was professional, comfortable and accommodating. He played a big role on our wedding day and through his planning and professionalism we were able to arrive with the guests at the venue, enjoy pre-drinks and snacks with them and did the group photo’s before anyone was bored. I would recommend his service any day!”
Riekert was very punctual and reliable, and we felt comfortable during the shoot. We were amazed and impressed with our wedding pictures. The problem now is deciding on which photos are our favourite. Although we have already received our pictures, we still occasionally communicate with Riekert. We were able to build a nice relationship with Riekert, and we will definitely use him in the future. I have already referred him to people, because I am impressed with his work, and I trust him.”
Both our engagement shoot pictures and our wedding day pictures far exceeded our expectations. Riekert has the ability to capture the emotion of the day. The photos are a balance between posed and natural. He captures the moments you miss. His pictures tell your story reflecting the various emotions throughout the day.
We got married in August in Robertson and the weather was not ideal – windy and super cold, however, Riekert made the pictures work – he remained calm, which meant the Bride remained calm. 🙂 My husband, who is not a camera person, felt at ease with Riekert, and we have some amazing portraits! I was running behind time in my preparations, but Riekert made sure a moment was not missed in the rush.
The quality of the pictures are perfect, and the turn around time quick. We never once felt there was a camera stuck in our face. We used a few of our engagement pictures for décor and our guests loved it. Riekert is very easy going yet professional. He was quick in replying to our emails, and my numerous queries. It is without reservation, that I recommend Riekert for any special occasion.”
When I contacted Riekert for the first time, he was extremely professional and efficient in communicating. He really is a pleasure to work with and this is very important on your wedding day because he is the person that is with you ALL THE TIME!
He is very creative when it comes to choosing shots. He makes great use of natural light and I would assume that a lot of his photographs don’t even need editing. His style is sophisticated and classic, yet has that edge that makes the photographs unique.
The after-wedding service is fantastic and I had my photographs within 4-6 weeks! I would recommend Riekert Cloete Photography if photographs are a priority for you as a couple. It should be because you relive every memory through the photographs!”
I can honestly say that it was a great experience right from our engagement shoot until our wedding, 10 months later. I always thought I would feel quite awkward in front of the camera, but he made us feel so relaxed and every shoot was so much fun!!
We were totally amazed by the quality and uniqueness of the photos that he took and he captured every moment of our special day just perfectly. His fun personality and expertise was an added bonus!! Thank you, Riekert for giving us photos that we love to look at over and over and that we can treasure forever!!”
We were blessed to have Riekert as our photographer, as well as being involved in several other weddings where he was the photographer, I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for the best…but you better move quick – this man is going to be booked out well in advance!”
From our first encounter for coffee, he was just so easy to talk to. He helped us to figure out a timeline for our day, considering the time of sunset etc. Riekert really felt like an old friend! Easy to talk to, and easy to make suggestions and get advice from. On our day, he made us feel so relaxed!
Riekert definitely worked very hard on our wedding day, there was a time between the ceremony and going to the reception , where we wondered where he was…… that question was answered when we received the photos! He took photos of the décor, the food, Everything! Not missing a thing! I would highly recommend him for being part of your special day and capturing all your special moments! He has a wonderful personality which is so important when choosing your photographer!”
Before the wedding we went to meet up with him, at first, it was a handshake, but by the time we left it was hugs all round. It is always important to feel comfortable and at ease with your photographer. I was a bit nervous at first when the camera was pointing my direction, but Riekert made me feel confident and completely at ease.
The day is about making a lifetime commitment to your Love, in front of a community of you nearest and dearest family and friends, and celebrating it with them. The last thing you want is a photographer that’s in your face the whole time. Not once did We feel that he was in our space or that he tried to get our attention for a quick photo. Riekert is brilliant at capturing the whole day, but you never feel that he’s in your space. He’s very focused on when to give you a moment and when to take charge to take a great group shot.
Photo’s take time to edit, but as promised we received our pics within 3 weeks from our wedding. We got married in the Cederberg – Sanddrif, it’s not really a wedding venue, but we saw the Magic in the venue. Beautiful, raw and unspoiled. We believe Riekert captured this for us and we are now and will forever be truly grateful.”
His work is really his passion and when someone is passionate about what they do, they do it extremely well and that is something you will find with Riekert’s photography. The quality and packaging of the photos are of the highest quality. His friendly personality makes you immediately feel comfortable and at ease- which was great for me on our wedding day, as regardless of how hard you try, you still will be stressing.”
We did our shoot after the day’s event and we were very tired. Riekert however, quickly changed that and made it one of the favourite parts of our day…chilling and relaxing in each other’s arms while he captured all the special moments.”
For example, his work time was over, but he still called us for night pictures that he thought would make our album beautiful. He worked with such good energy, clearly knowing what needed to be done, and always with a smile on his face. Thank you so so much, you really helped to make us, and our day special.
Riekert could not have been more professional, nor more relaxed with us. He put us at ease straight away, and was absolutely brilliant, and it is very easy to see within 30 seconds of meeting him what a perfect gentleman he is. He clearly has a very good grasp of photography and I could not recommend him enough to anyone who is looking for a photographer. First class and worth every cent.”
Luckily for us everything planned out, he was available for the day and we are so thankful for that! We had so much fun during the shoots – it was a bit difficult to be more serious for some of the close up shots as we were just having a ball! Riekert is an amazing photographer and person to work with – from communicating via e-mail to meeting him in person before the wedding he made us feel that our day is just as important to him as it is to us. As my husband described it – The shoot was comfortable, easy going, fun, entertaining and very enjoyable!!
Our photos are AMAZING and even four months after our big day we still find ourselves looking through every photo at least once a week, appreciating that he was able to capture EVERY moment of our special day. Thank you, Riekert for making our memories last forever!”
Riekert clearly knew what he wanted to achieve in capturing all the special moments and emotions of the day but was very unobtrusive and we couldn’t have asked for more from him. We also have Iza to thank for the beautiful makeup and calming influence she had on the morning as nerves were increasing! We can’t thank you both enough.”
My husband could not stop singing Riekert’s praises. The couple shoot especially was relaxed, fun and at no stage did we feel it was forced. Tons of laughs.The natural,relaxed atmosphere truly came across in the photos!We will definitely recommend Riekert. Best investment!”
On the wedding day itself, he is very professional but also a lot of fun! Just another bonus is that his wedding packages are priced very well…especially when you see the quality and amount of photos he gives you! Riekert was definitely the best man for the job!!!! 110% to you Riekert!!!”
Our guests also had only the nicest compliments for Riekert because of his great personality. We knew the photos would be beautiful, but nothing could have prepared us for how PERFECT they were. WOW! It looked like a fairytale! We can't stop looking at our photos and the compliments just keep coming everytime anyone sees it.Thank you so much Riekert for being such an important part of our PERFECT wedding day. We are really blessed to have had you as our photographer and we hope that we will one day have another opportunity to work with you. God bless you:-) Love Candice and Bryan Daniels
From the day I started looking around for a photographer, Riekert was the one I hoped would be available for our special day. Email correspondence was so easy as he always replied fast and in a very friendly manner. We were elated when he could capture our day and we arranged for an appointment to meet him. When we got to his house we were met with a big, warm and friendly smile. He invited us in and made us some delicious coffee. He asked about how we met, how long we have known each other, our plans for the wedding day, where we would like to have our pictures taken and the flow of the actual day. He also gave us a background on his career and where he met his wife. We felt so at ease through the whole meeting and it just confirmed that we made the best decision.
He gave us guidance as to how to stand in order for the pictures to come out the best. When it was the end of the night the guests were so eager to see some pictures and Riekert was so kind to send us some images that same night. Wow!!! And how amazing they were. That made us sooo very excited to see the rest. The pictures was out of this world. "A picture says a thousand words", and our photos told the most beautiful story of the best day of our lives. Thank you Riekert!! The passion and love for your work and people is evidently. You are an artist and I would recommend you to anybody!
After the wedding Riekert finalised the photos very quickly, and arranged for us to receive the CDs as soon as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend Riekert as a wedding photographer, or for any other occasion. We certainly hope to use him again in the future.
The booking and planning process was easy. A single meeting was all that was necessary to discuss the details, and timings. From then on it was a simple matter of fine tuning the logistics, and turning up on the day.
The day itself could not have passed any better. The wedding was everything we hoped for and then some, and Riekert and his assistant captured everything. Impressively they did so in the least intrusive way. We were taken back by some of the photos - we just had no idea they were there. Seriously, they must be trained in the art of ninja-stealth!
Just as important to us is the fact that Riekert has a winning personality. Stress and fuss-free, all the while fostering a great rapport with the wedding party and guests. Ultimately however it comes down to the finished product; the photos. In short, few words can adequately describe our first review, and the reaction of family and friends. Stunned. Everyone was blown away.
That really does tell the whole story of what Riekert contributed to making memories that we will treasure for a lifetime. We wholeheartedly recommend his services.
It was not difficult to communicate with Riekert in advance of the wedding as he has an easy-going personality. He proposed a wedding time-line which worked wonderful on the day.
After attending a number of other weddings I realised what a professional photographer Riekert is, because I was not aware of him most of the time on my wedding day! His unobtrusive, friendly, mature demeanour also attracted compliments from our guests. It was mentioned that he could have been part of our family.
When we received our photographs we were blown away by the quality and the uniqueness of the photo’s. There were also more photographs received than expected which was a bonus. The only negative is that it was hard to decide which photographs to print because there were so many exquisite ones! My husband and I would recommend Riekert to anyone who wants to have extra special wedding photographs done by a true professional.
We are so happy and thank you once again!
Riekert's professional but welcoming demeanor left little to worry about and we were able to enjoy our day without any problems since he worked well with the staff and wedding organisers at the venue.
Our guests were very impressed with the way Riekert approached them on the day and he made us as the wedding couple feel completely at ease! The pre-wedding shoot was was done in a fun way and even a camera-shy groom enjoyed his moment in the spotlight.
The communication throughout the entire process was well maintained and we were never left wondering. We did not have to wait too long for our photos although it was a busy holiday season. The pictures were stunning! We received so many compliments! I would definately recommend Riekert to others. Thank you Riekert for documenting our day in such a special way!
He was an absolute pleasure to work with, made us feel at ease and gave us guidance on how to pose, stand etc. I would recommend Riekert over and over again. Thanks for capturing our special day - now it will never be forgotten!
I wouldn't go with anyone else to be honest, if you have come across his page- book him, you will thank me later. Everyone has continually commented on how incredible our photos are and how lovely Riekert was on the day!
He made my us and our guests feel at ease throughout the process, and importantly was unobtrusive. He listened to what we wanted and the stunning photo's and professional photo book that we were presented with will be treasured by us forever. Thank you Riekert!
Takes control: You can be sure that he will deliver above your expectation of why you choose him; you can trust him and have one less concern on your wedding day, he can organize your guests for his shots.
Great person: He's such a gentle, uplifting, entertaining person, who makes you feel at ease and good about everything going on- always positive and shares in your happiness.
Good timing: He responds to your requests promptly and makes time out of his busy schedule before and after your wedding day. He also truly listens and show interest in your ideas and stories.
Photos: A picture really speaks a thousand words and actually all of his reviews should only be photos, because it says it all... but to add to that, you can be sure that you'll work with a photographer with a great character and experience in his field.
Riekert, thanks for walking the extra mile to be at our wedding in Jeffreys Bay and accommodate us (while you were not even feeling too well and on antibiotics, without us even knowing) - it was a huge privilege to have you as our photographer!!
On the day he made us feel really at ease while shooting, and captured so many wonderful memmories for us and our family to treasure always! Communication during the planning stages, the big day, and after the wedding was prompt, and we received our wedding album book & cd in good time, & are extremely satisfied with the end result.
I would highly recommend Riekert, his professionalism, fun personality and of course his work, his end work is outstanding. I was dreading the day of photos but Riekert made it fun and it wasn't hours of photos, he was fast and efficient and all our guests mentioned to us that they had never been at a wedding where they didn't even notice the photographer which was the case with Riekert, he really is an expert at his job...book him, you won't regret it!
My philosophy on wedding photography
I don’t’ like to pigeonhole myself into a particular style or genre. Every wedding and couple is different. Working with the ingredients that you get will influence the final product.
I LOVE NATURAL MEANINGFUL MOMENTS. I LOVE BEAUTIFUL LIGHT AND I LOVE NATURE.
In the end its about you. Helping you achieve what you had envisioned for the day.
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AllesVerloren in Riebeeck Kasteel Amazing Forrest Wedding I met Angelica at a corporate shoot about 2 years ago. We immediately clicked and when she contacted