MY PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABOUT MAKING YOU FEEL SOMETHING
I shoot what it feels like, not what it looks like
THE MEMORY OF HOW IT FELT IS WHAT CARRIES ON.
THE MOMENT IS JUST A REPRESENTATION OF YOUR FEELINGS.
Sometimes I struggle to define my style of photography. My projects always have a bit of a different vibe to it, because I never approach a wedding or sessions with that "Ive-done-that-before" attitude. I would say however that editorial and documentary are always my focus, because that's how I tell your story authentically in a timeless and artsy way.
I shoot what it feels like and what I think you want to remember. I include the elegance of a far and wide landscape as well as that close-up of your hands touching.
With weddings, it's not the wedding itself that fascinates me. My clients don't settle for good enough and basic, they want timeless magic and unabashed wild memories. They want to test out with me how far we can go to make this an adventure and they enjoy creating this magic with me. Sometimes when I take someone's pictures, I can feel their bond strengthening while we shoot. I can feel their youth and their love revive. I can feel their fear of losing each other and of forgetting this moment. And that is where we connect. In vulnerability. In our love for art. In our like-mindedness.
I am hereby offering you a time machine into your happiest moments. Whether it's to your civil wedding in town or to your wildest elopement in the alps or your dream destination wedding on red African soil. Whether it's your vows or your walk down the aisle with your father you want to remember dearest. Let me conserve these precious seconds for you. The feelings behind them.
We don't have time machines - yet. So long, we will need photography to remember.
Photography reminds me that all things pass. A feeling can last a lifetime, though.
reasons to book me
You will feel comfortable with me around.
My photography is unique.
Because you are.
I honestly pride myself so much in the positive feedback of this. Every wedding, the guests tell me how comfortable they are around me. People who thought they hated how they look suddenly find themselves beautiful. I believe that's what happens when you take a good picture. You make people feel comfortable and beautiful.
I never go into a session to do the same things for every couple just because they work and are easy. I want to capture your essence. My intent is to show how it felt to be there with you.
I love other people's stories. And that's where it starts for me. With your story, not with your wedding day. It starts when you tell me what's important to you and why. It starts with memories and me getting a feeling for you.
Words like honey
Kind words from a 2021 couple who got married in cape town
Shay & Tenielle Interview:
How was it to work with Karina?
I asked Shay and Tenielle about their experience with me and about what was important to them about their wedding photos.
Shay, Tenielle, Thank you.
it was an honor photographing you. ❤