I can start by saying that photography is my passion, but blah blah we have heard it all.  I have fallen in love with taking photos due to the camera being the least important element in photography.  I however use the camera to capture the most important element of photography: my clients.  I don’t photograph subjects, but photograph the way they make me feel.  The reasoning behind the image is far more important than the aesthetic value and therefore the genres that I specialize in are deeply personal to me. 

I try to bring something different to the table with almost every shoot I do and it is of utmost importance that I analyse and understand my client in the first few minutes of meeting or taking the first photo or two.  Therewith I capture their uniqueness and vulnerability to compliment their beauty and I do believe each and every person has physically something that is beautiful the world want to see, specially when their beauty shines from within.  I am proud of delivering work from the heart instead of my head, even though I have a vast knowledge of light and my camera – yes I shoot in manual mode only.

I make my bed in the Westrand and I am a sucker for clients who challenge my own limitations and technical knowledge.  I’m a full time project manager. In my spare time I do weight training, take photos of my fur kids (with my cell phone mostly) and run a busy, but motivating Instagram account, which are some of the major activities that keep me busy.

What do I have in my bag?

  • Canon 5D Miii
  • Canon 24 – 70 mm 2.8f lens
  • Canon 50 mm 1.4 f lens
  • Tamron 70 – 200 mm 2.8 f lens
  • 2 x Yongnuo YN560 III speedlite flash
  • Canon 580 EXII speedlite flash

I have a full boudoir studio which is uniquely created to fulfill all my lighting and space needs.




Juanette_15Photo by Colette Marié Photography