I am a wedding and food photographer based in Elgin in the Western Cape, South Africa and I find so much beauty in the little details of life and love. I want to photograph happy kisses, bear hugs, hand-me-down jewellery, teary father-of the-brides, feet in the sand, light through the window, Karoo sunsets, sea mist, people madly in love and food that inspires you to go cook something delicious! I adore my job!
From very early on I knew I wanted to do something visual with my life and was fortunate enough to be encouraged to follow that dream by my creative, talented and enterprising parents (see more about their boutique gourmet hotel in the Drakensberg – Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse). It was while I was studying Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch that I first discovered cameras, film and the pure joy in photographing beautiful things. While my husband finished his studies in England I had the great luck to be able to meet and assist for some of my food and lifestyle photography heros and so came to realise there wasn’t a future for me without a camera (and a lot of lenses!!) in it! Since coming back to South Africa and settling in the Cape my beloved little business has found it’s feet and this journey is now really underway!
It’s been amazing, joyful, liberating, creative, demanding, eye-opening, challenging and inspiring to be able to document and capture life and love (and food!!) :) Thank you to everyone who has let me be there… It’s been an honour.
A little bit more about things I’m involved in:
The Pretty Blog – I photograph the most beautiful and super tasty food for a weekly food column with The Food Fox, yummy!!
Thorne & Daughters – this is my talented wine-making husband’s artisanal wine label!!
“Tasha does so much more than just get the perfect photograph. She has an incredible knowledge and appreciation for food that shines through in every image. Her attention to detail, bubbly personality and creativity makes her one of my favourite people to work with. She’s a true artiste!”
– Nicola, Co-founder of The Pretty Blog
“These images are PHENOMENAL!! :) We are beyond happy with them! You really did an outstanding job, capturing everything from the smallest detail to the largest emotion! xx”
– C & C
“TASHA!!!! Wow, wow, wow! I don’t know how much you love our photo story, but we love it more!! Honestly, we are thrilled! You did such a stunning job of capturing the nature of Babylonstoren, and of the evening. It is so special to have these amazing moments so elegantly put together. It is such a joy having the romance of this beautiful day displayed in your wonderful photos! Thank you for your excellent work, and all the happiness you do it with.”
– M & B
“Thank you again soooo much for our engagement shoot photos and for such a fun day out. You have such a happy and fun energy and made us both feel so at ease in front of the camera!”
– D & D
“Oh Tasha! I don’t quite have words right now… I might have set a new world record for bawling bride – split seconds into photo no. 1! Wow! Just Wow! THANK YOU!”
– C & K
“I am looking at our wedding photos on a packed train with a huge grin on my face… The people next to me thought I had gone mad when I started laughing out loud! You are an absolute magician… For a brief moment you transported me from the London Underground back to Franschhoek and it was the best feeling ever… Thank you!”
– S & S
“How can we ever thank you capturing the most magical day sooo perfectly, your pics are amazing, and equally amazing was how you just moved amongst everyone, and took discreet pics without anyone even realising that you were there doing a brilliant job. Several people commented to me that they hadn’t even been aware of the photographer !!!! Well done you, you have real talent for what you do…”
– Mother of the bride
“I have the biggest “knop in my keel”, I don’t know what to say! Thank you Tasha! Feeling very emotional now.I firstly appreciate your incredibly kind words at the top of the post! Aside from your amazing photographs, you have quite a gift with words! I feel honored to have worked with such a nice person as you!”
– R & E
“Also – may I take this opportunity to say – Tasha, you have made this experience so amazing for me. Your energy and excitement have been such a blessing, and I have loved every minute and you have made me so excited about this most exciting time of a girl’s life. You are so incredibly talented and good at what you do, and you seem to adore the work which definitely shows :-D Thank you for making this “being a bride” so magical for me. I hold you (among the inner circle, my husband-to-be, my mom, my besties) personally responsible for me being such a happy lady.”
– A & D